(ex Sakura)

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Built by David Hillyard in 1968

Sarona Moored
Sarona moored on Milbrook Lake, Cornwall, c2010


Sarona : Artists Boat 
owners, Bryan Luxford & Kathryn Boston, are artists who enjoy sailing their boat when the weather is warm and the winds fair.
In researching the history of this boat I discovered that it was AC Richardson, her first owner, who renamed Sakura as Sarona in 1972, as he placed the order to purchasing a newly built 13 ton Hillyard, which he then named Sakura. Curiously, Sarona is recorded as being “Sold to USA” in 1976.
Broken Up December 2017
News from Southdown Marina on the Cornish side of the River Tamar is that Sarona has been sold to be broken up.

Sarona under sail

Sarona Statistics
Built : 1968 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 30' 0"
LWL : 25' 0"
Beam : 8' 11"
Draught : 3' 5"
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 334971
MMSI : 235058864

Sarona Custodians & Home Ports 
Bryan Luxford & Kathryn Boston (?-2009-2017) Millbrook, Cornwall, England
SR Hargreaves (1973-1975-?) Poole, England
AC Richardson (?-1969-1972) Aberdovey, Wales

Sarona Links
• None found (December 2017)

Page last updated : December 2017


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