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 dieselLocation:
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.
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