Mary (ex Candy, ex Kerrera) was built to the Monie drawings at almost the same time as her sister ship Almena.  They were built in Yorkshire by ‘Topham and Rooke, also known as the Bridlington Yacht Company.



Mary was very similar to this photo of Kawan when she was built.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 52a
  • Builder: Topham & Rooke, Bridlington, Yorkshire
  • Launch Date: 1939
  • Hull Material: Pitch pine on oak
  • Deck: Canvas on pine
  • Engine: Yanmar deisel
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: None
  • Cockpit: 'sd'
  • Berths: 3?
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Spruce
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement: Single to bumkin with runners.
  • Home Port: ?
  • Current Owner: ?
  • Contact details:
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  • Other comments: Famous survival of Biscay severe storm in September 1992.