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.
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
Owner Abigail Makiello aboard Petmar
Page last updated : December 2016