Marieux In The Med
Arthur Emslie has very kindly sent in a couple of photographs of Marieux along with some snippets of the boat's history (May 2017).
He writes; “I bought Marieux in 1980. She was moored in the river harbour of Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. Marieux had been in Irvine, my home town, for a number of years. I sailed Marieux to Gibraltar and the Western Mediterranean. I then spent the best part of 10 years cruising and hanging out there. I was a deck mate in the Merchant Navy and had plenty of time to spend on board. Marieux came with a Stuart Turner hand cranked inboard. Once started the engine would run well until stopped, then would not start again for the rest of the day. I replaced the Stuart Turner with a new Volvo 2000 during a haul-out in Gibraltar. Alternator and electricity was a boon. I had a new set of sails made. I bought another yacht in 1987 and sold Marieux to Sebastian, a young French man who took Marieux to France as he enrolled in a school of shipwrights in Brittany. Marieux was in need of a replacement deck and this was done as a school project, the next year. I then lost track of Marieux, Sebastian married and his wife had a baby. I sailed to the Caribbean and have been cruising there since. [3 boats and 3 dogs later]”
Marieux was renamed St Julian sometime between 1951 and 1957 before reverting to her original name in 1960.
Alex Sims, past owner of Marieux, has been in touch and kindly given me the dates of his ownership along with those of Harry Mills.
Built : 1938 by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd
LOA : 21' 8"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 4' 0"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Marieux Custodians & Home Ports
Sebastian (1987-?) Brittany, France
Arthur Emslie (1980-1987) Gibraltar & Western Mediterranean
Alex Sims (1974-1980) Irvine, Ayrshire, Clyde, Scotland
Harry Mills (1963-1974) Irvine, Ayrshire, Clyde, Scotland
JA Wood (1961-1963-?) Rhu
John F Webster TD (?-1957-1960) Gourock
J Yates (1951-?) Merseyside & North Wales
Smart (?-1951) Merseyside & North Wales
• None found (July 2019)
Page last updated : July 2019