(ex Miss Marilyn)

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Built by David Hillyard in 1959



Trooper : Falmouth Classics, June 2017
Trooper is a centre cockpit canoe stern cutter with three cabins sleeping up to six crew. Originally named Miss Marilyn after the original owners daughter, her engine caught fire on her maiden voyage but luckily damage was limited to the cockpit. She was renamed Trooper in March 1963. In 2005 Trooper underwent a refit and the late yacht designer Ed Burnett designed a new rig for her. She is the only Hillyard with such a rig and her sailing performance is much improved compared with a standard Hillyard. She participated in the Falmouth Classics, June 2017.

Trooper Statistics
Built : 1959 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 33' 0"
LWL : -' -"
Beam : 8' 9"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 9 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 301727
MMSI : 235014504
Signal Letters : MPZQ

Trooper Custodians & Home Ports 
Piers & Lisa Guy (?-2014-2017...) Helford River, England
Ian Rothwell (?-2010-?) River Tamar, England
Steve & Liz Tiffin (?-c1999-?)
RD Hey (1979-1980-?) Gosport, England
Capt MT Hancox (1977-1978) Littlehampton, England
RJB D'Arcy (1973-1976) Littlehampton, England
Sub Lt DS Palmer (1971-1972) Littlehampton, England
Derek B Huffam (1963-1970) Chichester, England
BO Marston (?-1961-1962) Littlehampton, England

Trooper Links 
Trooper Survives Being Written Off, Crusing Yachts, Autumn 2017 

Page last updated : December 2017


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