(ex Jura)

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The Gaff Yawl built in 1903 to a design by A Robertson


Photograph courtesy of David Cook, c1911

Yo-San : Rare photograph found, December 2017
Although launched as Jura in 1903, this charming boat has been known as Yo-San (with lower case 's' pre WWII) since at least 1910 through to 1980. She was reported in November 2017 to be undergoing major renovation near Kirkcudbright, Scotland. The owner would, no doubt, welcome being pointed in the direction of the above photograph which has recently (December 2017) been found in the log of another boat of the time, Magic.
The Designer's Great-Grandson
David Hutchinson, who is a great-grandson of Alexander Robertson has been in touch to say that he's attempting to get photographs of all the main boats built at his great-grandfather's yard at Sandbank on the River Clyde. If you can help with David's project please get in touch.

Yo-San Statistics
Built : 1903 by Alexander Robertson & Sons Ltd in Sandbank, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
LOA : 27' 0"
LWL : 23' 0"
Beam : 8' 3"
Draught : 5' 5"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 119142
Sandbank Boat Yard : Boat N° 27
Signal Letters : VTBL, MGZG

Yo-San Custodians & Home Ports
WR Hunter (1959-1980-?) Fairlie, Scotland
David GB Reekie (1955-1958) Greenock, Scotland
Ronald S Cameron (?-1954) Greenock, Scotland
R Douglas Watson (1950-1952-?) Greenock, Scotland
Robert S Watson (1949) Greenock, Scotland
Dr PM McKillop (?-1946-1948) Greenock, Scotland
Rowand Wilson (1938-1939-?) Greenock, Scotland
William Cooper (1926-1937) Greenock, Scotland
RA Clapperton-Stewart & E and A Muir (?-1923-1925) Greenock, Scotland
RA Clapperton-Stewart & James Agnew (1911-?) Greenock, Scotland
RV Finlay (?-1910) Greenock, Scotland

Yo-San Links
Alexander Robertson & Sons Ltd, (Boatbuilders) on Wikipedia

Page last updated : March 2018


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