(ex Rowan II)

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
The Bermudan Ketch built in 1929 to a design by Ewing McGruer

Judith photographed in 2009 at The Glandore Classics, County Cork, Ireland


Judith : Family Friendly Boat
Launched at Rowan II in 1929, this distinctive yacht features an unusually large dog-house, thought to have been at the special request of its commissioning first owner, Dr RB Carslaw. Dr Carslaw went on to own the Alfred Mylne designed and built Rowan III, and then another McGruer designed and built boat, Rowan IV.
The second owner changed the name to Judith in 1935, retained since. Lothian Barclay spent the 1970s cruising her about the West Coast of Scotland, although he then laid her up for the 1980s and 1990s in Dumbarton. A comprehensive three year refit heralded Judith's return to sailing condition, inspired by daughter Claire's interest in sailing. She became the owner in 2009. Based in Dungarvan, Judith's been a regular attendee at Ireland's south coast regattas such as the annual Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival. She won her class in the Glandore Classic Yacht Regatta, 2009. This boat, very suited to family sailing, is now (December 2019) under new ownership.

Judith Statistics
Built : 1929 by McGruer & Co Ltd, in Clynder, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
LOA : 38' 0"
LWL : 28' 6"
Beam : 9' 7"
Draught : 5' 8"
Displacement : 11 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : 161767
Sail Number : 133 C
Signal Letters : MQSA, E16746

Judith Custodians & Home Ports 
New Owner (2019...) Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland
Claire Barclay Chavasse (2009-2019) Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland
S Lothian Barclay (1972-2009) Rhu, Clyde, Scotland 
Peter Kerr & John MacDougall (1969-1970-?) Fairlie, Clyde, Scotland
DSM Donald & Moyra C Donald (1964-1968) Port Bannatyne, Clyde, Scotland
JL Dunlop (1956-1963) Greenock, Clyde, Scotland
John B Ferguson (1952-1955) Greenock, Clyde, Scotland
WA Fleming (1950-1951) Greenock, Clyde, Scotland
William Herd (1948-1949) Greenock, Clyde, Scotland
WA Scott Brown (1935-1947) Greenock, Clyde, Scotland
Dr Robert B Carslaw (1929-1934) Gareloch, Clyde, Scotland

Judith Links
Judith For Sale in Classic Boat (Now Sold)

Page last updated : December 2019


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