An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Built by David Hillyard in 1959



Shimmer : Active Boat
In 2016, Shimmer was cruising England's South Coast, East to West, and headed up the Bristol Channel to Penarth; 371 miles in one week in iffy weather.
A little is known of her history for she undertook a major voyage in 1980/1981, that took in Calais, Cherbourg, Sark, Belle Isle, Palma de Mallorca, Gibraltar, the Azores on the way back to Littlehampton.
It's also recorded that Shimmer was at Douarnenez Festval in 1988.

Shimmer at Sidi Ferruch, near Algiers, 2008
Shimmer at Sidi Ferruch, near Algiers, 2008
Photograph : Peter Hobbs

Shimmer Statistics
Built : 1959 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 36' 6"
LWL : 32' 0"
Beam : 9' 7"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 12 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 168567
Signal Letters : MWAJ
MMSI : 235017046

Shimmer Custodians & Home Ports 
Michael Wilcox & Caroline Pye (?-2012-2016...) Portsmouth, England
Peter Hobbs (?-1980-1981-?) Littlehampton, England
Michael JW, Deborah J & Andrew R Harrison (?-1974-1978-?) Felixstowe
Douglas Brabazan (1970-1972-?) Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
Thomas G Harrison MBE (1961-1969) Lymington, England
CA Leavens (?-1960) Lymington, England

Shimmer at the Douarnenez Festival in 1988
Photograph : Doug Coulson

Shimmer Links
Shimmer photography from 2008 (at foot of page)
Michael Wilcox on FaceBook (Scroll to August 2016)

Page last updated : December 2016


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