The Baltic Sea Waterbug
Myriam Spicka has been in touch with a photograph and news about Mowa, one of the sixteen Waterbugs designed and built by JW & A Upham at their boat yard in Brixham, South Devon. Myriam, who owns Mowa, writes; “Although Mowa is a small yacht, she's really seaworthy and, when she's got enough wind, fast enough and sufficiently spacious for long cruises - I enjoy sailing this ship”.
Mowa has been well cared for over her lifespan, with a steady investment of time and effort keeping her in reasonable condition.
MoWA, in this case, does not stand for Minister of Woman Affairs ! Mowa or Moa is a long extinct Maori bird.
Built : 1954 by JW & A Upham Ltd of Brixham
LOA : 24' 3"
LWL : 21' 0"
Beam : 8' 4"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 184055
Mowa Custodians & Home Ports
Myriam Spicka (2014-2017...) Lübeck, Germany, (Baltic Sea)
Telse Makris (1990-2014) Lower Elbe,Cuxhaven, Germany
Ian & Jennifer Barrington Cavender (?-1990) Moorlynch Bridgewater, Somerset, England
Richard LH Damerham (1965-1970-?) Buckler's Hard, Hampshire, England
JW Kibby (1961-1964) Torquay, Devon, England
WL Ferrier (1962) Torquay, Devon, England
Jack KJ & Mrs SMA Holman (1954-1961) Brixham, Devon, England
Page last updated : December 2017