An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Built by David Hillyard in 1960

Letona with Lady Grey in the background
Photograph by Brian McGregor


Letona : Well looked After
David McGilp picked up Letona in 2008 when she was advertised as being “Free to a good home”. She was in need of 30 metres of new hull planking which David paid to have fixed, before tackling most of the other issues himself. She's since changed owners and continues to be a well maintained and looked after vessel.

Letona Statistics
Built : 1960 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 33' 6"
LWL : 29' 6"
Beam : 8' 8"
Draught : 4' 9"
Displacement : 9 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 301740
Signal Letters : 2FIW2
MMSI : 235107052

Letona Custodians & Home Ports 
Fiona Rowan & Chris Hudson (?-2014-2018...) Oban, Scotland
David Adams McGilp (?-2008-2010-?) Crinan, Scotland
J Michael Darken (?-1980-?) Glasson Dock, England
John S Whittaker (1978-?) Woodbridge, England
Dr JM Matthews (1971-1977) Glasson Dock, England
Cdr EB Martino RN ret (1966-1970) Itchenor, England
AJ Brackstone (?-1961-1965) Poole, England

Letona Links
Letona restoration photographs, HOA website

Page last updated : July 2018


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