Nancy-Bet : In Distress
Nancy-Bet is, unfortunately, the boat that inspired my recent editorial on keeping a wooden boat under a canvas cover when not being sailed. This large 29 ton Hillyard has had a terrific life as a racing boat in the 1950s, and a Sail Training Yacht (STY) in the 1970s and 1980s.
Alas, she is now (May 2017) for sale in a distressed state, although the yard selling her think she is still sound enough to be rescued. See the brokerage link at the foot of this page for more photographs as she is now.
Nancy-Bet is up For Sale in a distressed state in Southern Ireland
Built : 1936 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 48' 0"
LWL : 40' 4"
Beam : 13' 3"
Draught : 6' 9"
Displacement : 29 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 163598
Signal Letters : MLMC
Nancy-Bet Custodians & Home Ports
STY with Irish Navy (?-1988-1989-?)
On loan as STY to Island Cruising Club (1971-1978)
S Roche (1967-1968-?) Chichester, England
IJ Robertson (1958-1966) Chichester, England
Squ Ldr NF Duke DSO OBE DFC AFC (1957) Jersey
Exors WS Le Masurier (1956) Jersey, Channel Islands
WS Le Masurier (?-1937-1955) Jersey, Channel Islands
An image from her days as a STY, c1987
Page last updated : May 2017