and being restored by Adrian Arquati in Emsworth>>>>>

A 1928 Twin Screw Gentleman's Motor-Yacht built by J Thornycroft & Co Ltd. of Hampton on Thames, Surrey.

Overall Length: 47' Beam: 9' 6" Draught: 3' 6",

Displacement: 13.5 Tons

Designer: John Thornycroft Builder: Thornycroft & Co Ltd.

Design: Double skinned mahogany hull (diagonal inner and horizontal outer) copper fastened to closed spaced heavy oak steamed timbers.

Oak back bone and oak floors.

Berths: 1 double, 1 single

Engines: Twin Ford 4D diesel

Location: Emsworth, Hampshire, UK.

Enola is said to be named after the wife of Captain Livesey, the gentleman who commissioned the vessel.

Enola's first registered owner was E Watson-Smyth a member of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, he kept the vessel for ten years before selling to Thomas Ayrton-Stuttard of Moseley Hall, Cheshire, a member of the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club.

During this time the vessel spent sometime in Paris.

In his ownership Enola was acquired by the Admiralty for official WWII duties, including river patrol with a gun mounted on the foredeck.

After the war Enola was sold to E G Dawes and moved up to the Severn Motor-Yacht Club at Worcester.

In 1952 she was sold to A Norman Brown FIMI of Bristol.

During the 1960s, 1970's and 1980's Enola had four successive owners all members of the Stourport Yacht Club on the River Severn.

She was acquired by the present owners in 2009 and has since undergone substantial structural repairs.

Please contact – docjohn@dircon.co.uk

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Nov 29, 2023
Any updates on Enola?
by: Jack Berryman


My grandparents owned Enola in the 2000's.

I would love you know her whereabouts and whether she is keeping well.

Does any one have updates?

I can see that a restoration was started and there were updates on here for a while though seems to have gone quiet now.

Hopefully look forward to hearing some news,

Kind regards,

Feb 13, 2013
by: Steve Jenkinson

I once shared a dry dock with the owners of Enola she had gone in for a survey we had gone in and found we needed to rome the bilge keels and replace the planks under the keels.

The owners of Enola where very angry when they found out what we where doing they said we would hold them up.

Well to cut a long story short we did the work on my boat Mylor and where ready to float before Enola.

They had a couple of days delay and we worked the clock around when we finished they came to us and apologized and said that we had done an amazing job in no time at all.

I can tell you I slept the clock around after that.

It is great to see her again it must have been in the early seventies when that happened.

Jul 17, 2011
Enola Photos
by: D Blacke

Photos of Enola can be found here: woodenboatsforever.co.uk/enola

May 27, 2011
A Regal Lady.
by: Mike

We would love to see some photos of Enola.

You can if you wish email them to me as attachments to mike@diy-wood-boat.com
and I can add them for you.

She sounds to be a marvellous Lady.

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