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Built by David Hillyard in 1954



Petmar : French Restoration
The photograph above shows Petmar when she was purchased by Abigail Makiello in 2009. It took Abigail two years to rescue what was bordering on being a wreck with so much rot in the stern that had she poked hard she'd have made a hole below the waterline through a crumbling plank. There's a useful account of resolving Petmar's 'Rudder Tube Rot' (an issue that bedevils many Hillyard boats) in the Hillyarder from November 2010.
Hillyard expert Doug Coulson reports that the Bernard & Olwen Penfolds, now both deceased, owned Petmar for over forty years.

Petmar Statistics
Built : 1954 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 27' 5"
LWL : 26' 0"
Beam : 7' 8"
Draught : 4' 4"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 186937
MMSI : 235088096

Petmar Custodians & Home Ports 
Abigail Makiello (?-2009-2016...) Boulogne Sur Mer, France
Bernard & Olwen Penfold RN (1961-1980-?) Portsmouth, England
AE Wheeler (?-1955-1960) Littlehampton, England

Abigail Makiello
Owner Abigail Makiello aboard Petmar

Petmar Links
When I first saw Petmar, Hillyarder, April 2010
Petmar's rudder tube repairs, Hillyarder, November 2010

Page last updated : December 2016


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