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The McGruer Boat List 
I became interested in boats built by McGruers when asked to investigate the history of a failing restoration project that turned out to be Tuloa. A McGruers Boat List that had been on the internet in Feb 2016 had vanished. However, because of a meeting with Greg Skelton who owns Nan of Kames, I had placed a copy in the HBA archives. I decided to work on it, checking the existing entries, and adding more from a thorough search through the Lloyd's registers. This page is the result; at the last count there were 269 entries, of which 124 have been added by me. This is the most comprehensive list of “McGruer Designed or Built” to date. Of course, errors and omissions are anticipated and corrections and additions are most welcome along with any more specific information (including photographs) on any of the individual boats. Emails to Martin Hansen. Let's try and preserve and, indeed, celebrate the history of the boats connected with this great Scottish family. Information Source.

McGruer & Co Ltd, Yacht Builders. Clynder, 1931

 A : McGruer Designed or Built
Accolade 1960 Slp 8 ton : L1964 : 301926
Adastra X 1954 8 metre C/R : L1964 : 185403
Albertine 1960, 8 ton : Wooden Ships Brokerage Added
Al Malika 1933 6 ton : L1964 : 302925
Altricia 1965 8 metre C/R 12 ton : L1969 : 306962
Amber 1992 23' 6" Sloop
Amoress 1975 IOR 3/4 tonner
Ann Again (Became Tonijon)
Ann Again 1937 29' Slp 8 ton : L1964 : 400033
Annalzo 1939 15 ton : L1939 : ------ Added
Anne (Became Duet)
Anthea II 1957 : L1964 : 199087 Added
Argo 1913 3 ton : McGruer D&B Register
Argonauta 1963 9 ton : L1964 : 304847 Added
Arwen Evenstar 1979 35' Red Admiral
Ashaka 1947 4 ton : L1956 : ------ Added
Athene (ex Pandora) 1924 3 ton Gareloch OD : L1934 : ------
Auchtung (Became Mazoe)
Aureltta 1950 8 ton L1964 : ------ Added
Aurora 1939 4 ton Int Dragon OD : L1964 : ------ Added
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B : McGruer Designed or Built
Bansheen (Became Shireen)
Battleship
1938 5 ton : L1964 : 183533 Added
Beowulf 1948 4 ton : L1956 : ------ Added
Bernera
1929 Island OD 5 ton : L1964 : ------
Bintyra 1951 4 ton : L1956 : ------ Added
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C : McGruer Designed or Built
Cambria (Became Cressida)
Camellia of Rhu 1959 11 ton 8 metre C/R L1964 : 300497
Caprece (ex Caprice) 1946 5 ton 6 metre
Caprice (Became Caprece)
Cara 1929 Island OD 4 ton : L1964 : 161769
Caribou 1907 4 ton : McGuer Design & Build Register
Caribou (ex Memsahib II) 1900 Clyde 19-24 5 ton : L1923 : ------ Added
Carmela 1938 4 ton Dragon OD L1947 : ------ Added
Caru (ex Jane) 1938 5 ton L1964 : 166132 Added
Catriona (ex Fintra) 1924 Forth OD 3 ton : L1928 : ------
Celaeno 1951 Aux Slp 8 ton : L1964 : 183540
Celeste III 1968 11 ton L1974 : 332453 Added
Ceres (ex Jean) 1924 Gareloch OD 3 ton : L1928 : ------ Added
Ceresio (Talisker Mhor) 1973 35' LWL Ketch
Circe (ex Jean) 1924 Forth OD 3 ton : L1934 : ------
CLP (Became Sand Fly) Added
Clynder 1942 66 ton : L1964 : 181771 Added
Clytie (ex Danæ) 1938 4 ton Dragon OD : L1947 : ------ Added
Cockleroy (Became Zephyrus)
Coigach 1963 Aux Yawl 17 ton : L1964 : 304155
Colean (Became Lady Elspeth) Added
Corsair (Became Tiger) Added
Cressida (ex Oimara, Cambria, Minir) 1936 Anker Dragon : McGruer D&B Register
Cuilaun of Kinsale 1970 35' LWL Ketch 28 ton : L1974 : 400914
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D : McGruer Designed or Built  
Dai Mouse III (ex Deb) 1965 16 ton : L1969 : 305783 Added
Danæ
(Became Clytie) Added
Danae II
1947 4 ton Dragon OD : L1950 : ------ Added
Dancing Lady
1927 7 ton : L1964 : 183837 Added
Deb (Became Dai Mouse III) Added
Debbie (Arbella) 1966 8 metre C/R 12 ton : L1969 : 306971
Debbie (Became Fionala)
Devorgilla (Became Dolphin)
Dione 1924 Gareloch OD 3 ton : L1934 : ------
Dizette (ex Mavrone) 1936 Anker Dragon : McGruer D&B Register
Dochas 1962 8 ton Lorne Class : L1964 : 303536
Dolphin (ex Devorgilla, Heather) 1937 4 ton Dragon OD : L1950 : ------ Added
Dora (ex Psyche) 1898 8 ton Clyde 23' : L1911 : ------ Added
Dorothy 1913 2 ton : L1939 : ------ Added
Draco 1938 4 ton : L1956 : ------ Added
Duet (ex Anne) 1926 5 ton 6 metre : L1964 : ------
Dunamark (ex Marelle) 1960 8 ton : L1969 : 303142 Added
Dundrum 1967 15 ton L1969 : 334341 Added
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E : McGruer Designed or Built
Elfin of Lorne 1964 7 ton Lorne Class : L1964 : ------
Ellandonnan (Became Eriska of Rhu) Added
Elona 1962 Aux Yawl 13 ton : L1964 : 303531
Eriska of Rhu (ex Ellandonnan, Weevil) 1937 9 ton : L1964 : 181247
Eriskay 1937 Dragon : McGruer D&B Register
Ermine 1922 2 ton L1926 : ------ Added
Espoir 1936 4 ton Dragon OD : L1947 : ------ Added
Eyra 1935 6 metre 3 ton : L1947 : ------
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F : McGruer Designed or Built  
Fair Alton 1972 40' TSMY 17 ton : L1974 : ------
Fane (Became Fern) Added
Fairwyn 1957 Aux Yawl 18 ton : L1964 : ------
Fax (ex Noa) 1947 6 metre 5 ton : L1956 : 187242
Feolinn 1961 12 ton 8 metre C/R : L1964 : 302208
Fern (ex Fane, Maida II) 1939 5 ton 6 metre : L1964 : ------ Added
Fintra (Became Catriona)
Fionnuala (ex Debbie) 1961 13 ton 8 metre C/R : L1969 : 302206
Flica 1947 Dragon
Fraco 1938 Dragon
Frenesi of Clynder (ex Marguerita Helena III) 1961 17 ton : L1964 : 302439 Added
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G : McGruer Designed or Built  
Gabrielle III (Tintoo IV) 1967 52' Sloop 24 ton : L1969 : 328882
Galatea (ex Yarinia II) 1924 Gareloch OD 3 ton : L1950 : ------
Gerda 1936 4 ton Dragon OD : L1950 : ------ Added
Gertrude 1901 4 ton : Clyde 19-24 : L1964 : ------ Added
Gigi of Clynder 1960 13 ton 8 m C/R Yawl : L1964 : 301780
Glory B IV (Border Legend) 1973 49' Ketch 25 ton : L1974 : ------
Golden Beam (Became Melfort) Added
Golden Lal (Became Strathallan) Added
Golliwogg 1900 2 ton Holy Loch OD : L1911 : ------
Gosling 1971 6 metre 5 ton L1974 : ------
Grebe (ex Zoe IV) 1937 Anker Dragon : McGruer D&B Register
Greylag (ex Speedwell) 1936 Anker Dragon : McGruer D&B Register
Guillemot 1899 3 ton : McGruer D&B Register
Gunna 1946 21 ton : L1964 : 181226
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H : McGruer Designed or Built  
Halcyone 1924 Gareloch OD 3 ton : L1947 : ------
Hai Lung (ex Ymis) 1937 4 ton Dragon OD : L1956 : 186523 Added
Heather 1924 Tw Sc 14 ton : L1964 : 147901
Heather (Became Dolphin)
Heleanor (Became Mazoe)
Helen (ex Wee Helen, Valeria, Sandfly) 1936 5 ton : L1964 : ------ Added
Hermes 1924 Gareloch OD 3 ton : L1964 : ------
High Noon (Became Jos) Added
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I : McGruer Designed or Built
Inismara 1963 8 metre C/R 12 ton : L1964 : 305177
Iris 1924 Garloch OD 3 ton : L1964 : ------
Iris II (Became Siris) Added
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J : McGruer Designed or Built  
Jane (Became Caru) Added
Jane (Became Taronga) Added
Jean (Became Circe)
Jean 1898 Clyde 19-24 : McGruer D&B Register
Jean (Became Ceres)
Jedemar (Became Seamew) Added
Jenny 1970 8 ton L1974 : ------ Added
Johan of Rhu 1939 5 ton 6 metre : L1964 : 185016
Jorvik 1950 Tw Sc 18 ton : L1964 : 183532
Jos (ex High Noon, Marionette IV) 1973 L1980 : ------ Added
Josephene IV
(Became Josephine of Rhu)
Josephine of Rhu 1953 10 ton 8 metre C/R : L1964 : 302210 Added
Judith (ex Rowan II) 1929 11 ton : L1964 : 161767
Juno 1928 Gareloch OD : McGruer D&B Register
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K : McGruer Designed or Built  
Kea 1973 22 ton : L1974 : ------ Added
Kelana of Clynder
1946 14 ton : L1964 : 181225
Kestrel (ex Norna) 1937 : L1964 : ------ Added
Kharki (ex Mayo) 1897 2 ton : McGuer Design & Build Register
Kini
(Became Kini of Clynder)
Kini of Clynder (ex Kini) 1937 6 metre 5 ton : L1964 : 185766 : New name
Kingfisher 1966 19' Motor Launch
Kittiwake II 1936 4 ton : L1964 : ------ Added
Kyla II 1974 8 m WL Sloop 16 ton : L1980 : 361665
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L : McGruer Designed or Built  
Ladybird 1903 5 ton : L1911 : ------ Added
Lady Elspeth
(ex Colean) 1939 15 ton L1964 : 166987 Added  
Lamachan
(ex Sunseeker of Hamble) 1963 Sloop 9 ton : L1969 : 305050
Lorne
1931 7 ton : L1964 : 163023 Added
Lucile (Became Susette)
Lucy (ex Moonbeam, Pinta, Verve) 1937 4 ton Dragon OD : L1947 : ------
Luna (ex Spray) 1924 Forth OD 3 ton : L1934 : ------
Lynn of Lorne 1972 7 ton Lorne Class
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M : McGruer Designed or Built  
Maglona 1923 5 ton : L1956 : 185202 Added
Maida II (Became Fern) Added
Malindi 1964 7 ton Lorne Class : L1969 : ------
Manapouri 1944 66 ton : L1950 : 182214 Added
Manora 1936 4 ton Dragon OD L1939 : ------ Added
Marelle
1965 Sloop 13 ton : L1969 : 307264
Marelle (Became Dunamark) Name Change Added
Margaret (ex Zomba II, Rowan) 1927 6 ton : L1950 : ------
Marguerita Helena III
(Became Frenesi of Clynder) Added
Marguerita Helena IV (Became Reflection)
Marian Alice 1944 38 ton : L1956 : 184339 Added
Marionette IV
(Became Jos) Added
Marjanah 1920 10 ton L1964 : 146260 Added
Mavrone (Became Dizette)
Mayo
(Became Kharki)
Mazara
1957 8 ton Sloop : L1964 : 186809
Mazoe (ex Heleanor, Tayping, Auchtung) 1936 Anker Dragon : McGruer D&B Register
Melfort (ex Golden Beam) 1947 25 ton : L1964 : 181234 Added
Melmore (ex Sea Witch, Verve of Rhu) 1928 17 ton : L1964 : 143239 Added
Memsahib II (Became Caribou)
Memsahib (Became Thyrza)
Memsahib (ex Winsome) 1898 2 ton Holy Loch OD : McGuer D&B Register
Memsahib III 1900 : McGruer D&B Register
Miffy 1927 11' : McGruer D&B Register
Minir (Became Cressida)
Miss Anne II 1927 3 ton : L1934 : ------ Added
Mistress (Became Winbirra) Added
Mistress May (Became Winbirra  ) Added
Mocassin 1939 Dragon OD 4 ton : L1950 : ------
Moonbeam (Became Lucy)
Morar IV 1967 4 ton : L1969 : ------
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N : McGruer Designed or Built
Namhara 1955 8 metre C/R 10 ton : L1964 : 185771
Nan of Clynder 1956 8 metre C/R 11 ton : L1964 : 185779
Nan of Gare 1965 8 metre C/R 12 ton L1969 : 306959
Nan of Kames (ex Seonella) 1953 Aux Slp 8 ton : L1964 : 185002
Nike 1935 6 metre : McGruer D&B Register
Nippie Sweetie 1975 IOR 3/4 tonner
Noa (Became Fax)
Noble Again 1949 55' Fishing Boat
Norna (Became Kestrel) Added
Northward 1930 20 ton L1964 : 161914
Norvonna 1935 8 ton : L1964 : 164751 Added
Noya 1896 18' : Classic Boat, July 1995 Added
Nymph of Lorne (Able) 1963 Sloop 7 ton : L1969 : 305192
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O : McGruer Designed or Built  
Oimara (Became Cressida)
Olive
1898 2 ton : Holy Loch OD : L1911 : ------ Added
Orana
1959 8 metre C/R 12 ton : L1964 : 301395
Orani 1964 8 metre C/R 12 ton : L1969 : 316019
Oronsay 1932 47 ton : L1947 : ------ Added
Ottawa 1912 34 ton : L1939 : 143751 Added
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P : McGruer Designed or Built  
Pandora (Became Athene)
Pegasus (Storm) 1947 Dragon
Penlowen 1966 8 ton L1969 : 309201 Added
Phaselus of Lorne 1968 7 ton Lorne Class : L1980 : 334302
Pinta (Became Lucy)
Polar Bear 1974 L1980 : ------ Added
Poussette 1959 8 ton : L1964 : 186827 Added
Psyche (Became Dora) Added
Ptarmigan of Appin 1966 Aux Slp 9 ton : L1964 : 307659
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Q : McGruer Designed or Built  
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R : McGruer Designed or Built
Reflection (ex Marguerita Helena IV) 1969 Aux Sloop 12 ton : L1974 : 338339
Retlaw 1938 15 ton : L1939 : ------ Added
Riis I (ex White Heather) 1920 Tw Sc 26 ton : L1964 : 147872
Rinamara 1968 Yawl 20 ton : L1969 : 334301
Rockingham (ex Yvalda) 1936 Twn Sc 22 ton : L1964 : ------ New Name
Romela 1949 8 ton : L1964 : 182131
Rosemary II (Became Teal)
Roskilde 1974 32' Sixareen 10 ton : L1980 : ------
Rowan (Became Margaret)
Rowan II (Became Judith)
Rowan IV 1938 Aux Slp 9 ton : L1964 : 166129
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S : McGruer Designed or Built  
Saga (Became Susabeth) Added
Sails of Dawn 1969 34 ton : L1974 : 334314 Added
Sally of Kames 1953 Aux Slp 8 ton : L1964 : 184995
Sanda 1929 Island OD 5 ton : L1964 : ------
Sandfly (Became ) Added
Sand Fly
(ex CLP) 1944 66 ton : L1964 : 181480 Added
Santana (Became Winbirra) Added
Seagull 1922 4 ton L1928 : ------ Added
Seamew (ex Jedemar) 1934 5 ton L1956 : ------ Added
Sea Witch (Became Melmore) Added
Seonella (Became Nan of Kames)
Sheena (Became Zephyrus)
Sheila 1923 12 ton : L1947 : 146329 Added
Shireen (ex Bansheen) 1903 4 ton Clyde 19-24 : L1964 : ------
Sinverlo 1976 L1980 : 365507 Added
Siris (ex Iris II) 1936 4 ton Dragon OD Added
Skarloey 1963 9 ton L1964 : ------
Skiron 1964 8 ton : L1969 : 306838 Added
Skylon (Freya) 1951 21' 6" CB sail
Snapper (ex Toyo-Tama) 1938 4 ton Dragon OD Added
Sonda 1951 8 metre C/R 10 ton : L1964 : 183541
Sonoma 1924 6 metre 5 ton : L1964 : ------
Sorceress (ex Zitella) 1898 19-24 Clyde : Classic Boat, July 1995 Added
Speedwell (Became Greylag)
Spice Islander 1962 8 ton : L1964 : 303145 Added
Spray (Became Luna)
Sprite (Became Tiercel)
Strathallan (ex Golden Lal) 1968 61 ton : L1974 : 307616 Added
Stroma 1929 Island OD 4 ton : L1964 : 161770
Stornoway 1963 52 ton : L1964 : 305174 Added
Sule Skerry 1958 Aux Yawl 18 ton : L1964 : 300491
Sunseeker of Hamble (Became Lamachan)
Sunshine (ex Zillete) 1899 24' LR : McGruer D&B Register
Susabeth (ex Saga) 1943 66 ton : L1964 : 181447 Added
Susette (ex Lucile) 1928 6 metre 6 ton L1964 : 160321
Swallow 1961 22' Sloop
Swona 1947 4 ton Dragon OD : L1956 : ------ Added
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T : McGruer Designed or Built
Talisker of Lorne 1975 34' LOA Sloop
Tamsin 1950 4 ton Dragon OD : L1956 : ------ Added
Taronga (ex Jane) 1939 7 ton : L1964 : 166978 Added
Tatjana 1899 2 ton : Holy Loch OD : L1911 : ------ Added
Tatsu 1938 4 ton Dragon OD : L1947 : ------ Added
Tayping (Became Mazoe)
Ta-Yen 1938 4 ton Dragon OD : L1947 : ------ Added
Teal (ex Rosemary II) 1924 3 ton Forth OD : L1934 : ------
Teko 1965 7 ton Lorne Class : L1969 : 307179
Thalia 1924 Gareloch OD 3 ton : L1928 : ------
Thia 1924 Gareloch OD 3 ton : L1928 : ------
Thyrza (ex Memsihib) 1897 Clyde 19-24 : Classic Boat, July 1995 Added
Tiarella 1953 Aux Slp 34' 8 ton : L1964 : 184809
Tiercel (ex Sprite) 1936 Anker Dragon : McGruer D&B Register
Tiger (ex Corsair) 1947 4 ton : L1950 : ------ Added
Todday 1947 4 ton Dragon OD : L1960 : ------ Added
Tomis 1959 8 metre C/R 11 ton : L1964 : ------
Tonijon (ex Ann Again) 1936 Aux Slp 5 ton : L1964 : 164075
Torsa 1931 5 ton : L1956 : 161961 Added
Toyo-Tama (Became Snapper) Added
Tritsch-Tratsch 1971 30' WL Sloop 17 ton : L1974 : 401048 Added
Tritsch Tratsch II 1973 29 ton L1980 : ------
Tuloa 1951 8 ton : L1964 : 159855
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U : McGruer Designed or Built  
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V : McGruer Designed or Built  
Valeria (Became Helen) Added
Verve 1922 S Sc 4 ton : L1964 : ------
Verve (Became Lucy)
Verve II 1929 Sc 4 ton : McGruer D&B Register
Verve of Rhu (Became Melmore) Added
Victorious 1979 24' Sloop
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W : McGruer Designed or Built  
Watchful of Hamble 1964 Sloop 8 ton : L1969 : 307016
Wave 1922 5 ton : L1956 : 145601 Added
Wave III 1926 10 ton : L1964 : 148916 Added
Wee Helen (Became Helen) Added
Weevil (Became Eriska of Rhu)
Wendy 1936 10 ton : L1947 : ------ Added
Westra 1929 Island OD 5 ton : L1939 : ------ Added
Westward of Clynder 1960 Aux Yawl 17 ton : L1964 : 302196
White Heather (Became Riis I)
Winbirra (ex Mistress May, Mistress, Santana) 1957 9 ton : L1969 : 315253
Wind of Clynder 1963 8 ton Lorne Class : L1964 : ------
Wind of Lorne 1962 7 ton Lorne Class : L1964 : 303527
Winsome (Became Memsahib)
Woodwind 1972 10 ton L1974 : 342552 Added
Wyvette 1897 Clyde 17/19 : Classic Boat, July 1995
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X : McGruer Designed or Built
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Y : McGruer Designed or Built
Yarinia (Became Galatea)
Ymis (Became Hai Lung)
Yvalda
(Became Rockingham)
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Z : McGruer Designed or Built
Zaleda 1966 7 metre C/R 8 ton : L1969 : 306968
Zephyrus (ex Cockleroy, Sheena) 1924 3 ton Forth OD : L1934 : ------
Zerita (ex Zoe III) 1936 Anker Dragon : McGruer D&B Register
Zeta 1927 6 ton : L1964 : 148932 Added
Zillete (Became Sunshine)
Zitella
(Became Sorceress)
Zoe
1924 Gareloch OD 3 ton : L1928 : ------
Zoe III (Became Zerita)
Zoe IV (Became Grebe)
Zomba II (Became Margaret)
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 This page last updated, 21st November 2017
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