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Designed by Albert Strange & Harrison Butler


Firefly, an Albert Strange, Harrison Butler designed yacht

Grand Old Family Boat
Firefly's origins are in a design by Albert Strange (design 119). However, she was built to a modified set of lines drawn by Harrison Butler. In particular he altered the keel and the rig. These modified drawings were published in Yachting Monthly, December 1922 and are now available online via the link below.
In the December 2015 issue of Yachting Monthly magazine, in the long running feature “The Confessional”, is an illustrated account of a glassfibre yacht running into Firefly in fog (Page 104). Even more recently, a stunning photograph of Firefly featured on the cover of the New Year 2017 issue of The Harrison Butler Association Journal. Again, a link is given below.

Firefly Statistics
Built : 1922 by JW Brooke & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad
LOA : 34' 5"
LWL : 24' 0"
Beam : 8' 0"
Draught : 4' 0"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 145785
OGA Boat Number : 0785
Signal Letters : MMKW

Firefly Custodians & Home Ports
Jamie & Tessa Clay (1999-2017...) Maldon, Essex, England
GP, JA, Miss HE & JM Clay (1955 - 1999) Lowestoft, England
Sir Henry Clay (1934-1955) Lowestoft, England
AJ Robert Lamb (?-1934) Lowesoft, England
RWF Jameson & JK Aykroyd (?-1927-1931-?) Lowestoft, England
AJ Robert Lamb (?-1923-1924-?) Lowestoft, England

Firefly Links
Jamie Clay's Boatbuilding Enterprise, Essex
Firefly photographed at ASA Meet, August 2016
The Firefly design drawings by Albert Strange and Harrison Butler
Firefly on the cover of HBA Journal, New Year 2017 

Page last updated : October 2017


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