V 110 Fialar  (Lost)



Fialar completed one of the finest and least known voyages from England to Australia, mostly sailed single-handed by her owner Mike Elton.  On reaching the Caribbean he took out the engine and completed the voyage without it, preferring the storage space and improved performance of the boat instead.  After arriving in Australia in 1985, Mike took up a marine apprenticeship and went on to teach marine subjects in Newcastle, NSW.  Mike passed on Fialar many years ago and he himself died last year.




  • Laurent Giles design No: 401
  • Builder: Robertsons of Woodbridge, Suffolk.
  • Launch Date: 1962
  • Hull Material: Iroko on CRE
  • Deck: Canvas over ply or pine.
  • Engine: Taken out
  • Ballast keel material: Iron
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig:
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  • Home Port: -
  • Current Owner: None
  • Contact details: -
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  • Other comments: Fialar sadly sank from neglect on her mooring off Dangar Island, NSW, Australia some years ago.