Corona II : eBay Project, April 2017
Corona II has been spotted on eBay, April 2017, with an asking price of £350 and located in Exmouth, Devon. She's in a poor state, with parts spread across several locations, which is a great shame given that she's one of the early boats built by David Hillyard. She's recorded as being designed by GE Cohen and, as such, was probably quite influential upon David's evolving ideas regarding low cost small boat design at that time.
I've managed to trace the names of eleven previous owners.
Corona II Statistics
Built : 1923 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 26' 9"
LWL : 25' 4"
Beam : 8' 3"
Draught : 2' 6"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 186468
Corona II Custodians & Home Ports
Alan Tavener (?-1980-?) Salcombe
ISB Williamson (1978-?) Fareham
Barry Bone (1976-1977) Fareham
Roy Jones (1974-1975) Fareham
JF Mitchell (1971-1973) Portsmouth
HCW Meyer & SK Piggott (1963-1970) Southampton
Eric C Hatfield (1961-1962) Dover
John W Hall (1960) Folkstone
KW Beresford (?-1956-1959) Southampton
FG Cohen (1939-1949-?) Burnham-on-Crouch
Hugh E Cohen (?-1928-1938) Burnham-on-Crouch
Page last updated : April 2017