Classic Harrison Butler Boat Resurfaces, July 2016
Last heard of in 2005, Thalamege is back and was recently offered at an auction at Medemblik in the Netherlands. The guide price was 8,000 euros. It's unlikely she sold as she's still being advertised at a reduced price of £4,200. Paul Leinthall-Cowman has determined that, like Hallowe'en, she's one of two Yonne designs built in Emsworth. She is reported to have had a substantial refurbishment three years ago but, mysteriously, has not been sailed since. She has a new rudder with stainless steel pintells, a new bow roller, new deck and a new Samson post.
For many years, Thalamege was stationed in Barry, Wales then moved to the Colchester area. The last report, from Marco in 2005 was; “Structurally she is in good condition. I have removed the original tradmark of the deck on surveyor's advice but no sign of decay has been found. Currently I am re-painting her and replacing all toe rails, rubbing streaks, rudder and deck fittings. I am hoping to sail her to Holland, April 2006. Currently she's still in the Walton Backwaters where she has been sailing since 1991”.
Built : 1935 at Emsworth Shipyard Co Ltd, Emsworth
LOA : 26' 6"
LWL : 23' 0"
Beam : 8' 7"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 163696, Southampton
The 163696 confirms that this boat is indeed, Thalamege
Marco Lemkes (2003-2005-?) Walton Backwaters
Two unknown owners
CD Pugh (1973 - 1991) Barry
Dr JM Wilks (1962-1972-?) Salcombe
Victor H Doree (1954-1961) Salcombe
HR Barber (?-1939-1954) Southampton
KP Herron (1935-1937-?) Southampton
Page last updated : November 2016