(ex Samphire)

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
The Gaff Yawl built by Summers and Payne in 1898


Photograph c2008 by Frank Behrends

A “No Expense Spared” Restoration
All too often in the boating world, old equates to neglected. Wayward is most certainly an exception. Built in the victorian era, in 1898, she has been professionally restored over the last three years to an exceptionally high standard. Under the current ownership, she has become, once again, a play-thing for a rich person. A new old thing. The master cabin in particular has been returned to its former glory.

Wayward : Below Decks

Although launched as Wayward, the name she also carries now, she has been known as Samphire for most of her life; between 1912 and 2004. Frequently competitively raced, she's always been a head turner.


Wayward is now for sale with The Classic Yacht Brokerage for £395,000

Wayward Statistics
Built : 1898 by Summers & Payne Ltd in Southampton, England
LOA : 49' 0"
LWL : 40' 0"
Beam : 10' 7"
Draught : 8' 6"
Displacement : 20 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 109275
Signal Letters : MRXF, ZNKG5
MMSI : 235021661

Wayward in 1902

Wayward Custodians & Home Ports
Peter Davies (2013-2019...) Bristol, England
Banks (2010-2013) Southampton, England
I Kirkwood (2004-2009) Bristol, England
Dennis Cook and Matt Sowrbey (1991-2003) Bristol, England
Keith Butti (1989-1990) Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
Colonel J P Ballenden (1980-1988) Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
C Allen (1977-1979) Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
JP Warner (1971-1977) Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
Gordon B Birch (1967-1971) Bristol, England
Captain T A Haycock RM (1960-1967) Bristol, England
Major D W Rayner (1959-1960) Bristol, England
F W Harris Oram (1947-1958) Bristol, England
Lord Lloyd of Dolbran (1935-1946) Bristol, England
E W Spiers (1923-1934) Bristol, England
O Rolfsen (1919-1921) Bristol, England
Alfred Du Cross (1914-1918) Bristol, England
F W Mason (1912-1913) Bristol, England
Lord Petland (1911-1912) Bristol, England
G A & S A Whitechurch (1909-1910) Bristol, England
Hugh and Stuart Paul (1907-1909) Bristol, England
Averay N Jones (1902-1907) Bristol, England
HT Shaw (1898-1902) Southampton, England

Wayward Links
Wayward gets her name back” Classic Sailor, January 2019
Wayward For Sale (December 2019) by CYB

Page last updated : December 2019


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