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Built by David Hillyard in 1965



Aguila : Hillyard to The Max
Aguila is one of the biggest boats built by Hillyards. Recently sold by the Wooden Ships Brokerage, it was explained that “The original owner was looking for a yacht with the luxury of space down below, acceptable performance and a motion that ebables life at sea to be a pleasure rather than an endurance test”.
The Moss family owned her for over thirty years prior to her being sold in 2015. Aguilla is currently being restored and converted for use to give sight-impaired people an experience oy yachting, a move of which Harrison Butler, as an eye surgeon, would have approved.

Name Plate

Aguila Statistics
Built : 1965 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 51' 1"
LWL : 42' 0"
Beam : 12' 0"
Draught : 6' 6"
Displacement : 28 tons TM  
Lloyd's Register : N° 307358
Signal Letters : 2HNZ


Aguila Custodians & Home Ports 
David Inglesby (2015-2017...) Devonport, England
Arthur & Jane Moss (?-2010-2015) Plymouth, England
Quentin C Agnew-Somerville (?-1980-?) Ramsey, England
John S Roberts (1975-1978-?) Glasson, England
DF Southern (1965-1974) Littlehampton, England

Aguila Links
Aguila on Wooden Ships website (sold)
Aguila wins Charlotte Trophy in 2010
Aguila on Sailing Blog

Page last updated : February 2017


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