Built for Horace & Frank Pitcher (Cronwell lane, Maldon), two brothers that were well known local personalities.

They delivered mahogany to the yard by themselves, which was probably the reason that W Kings didn’t want to build Phynella.
Dan Webb finally built her. She had a movable bulkhead to suit different requirements down below.
Phynella won the Town Cup in 1937.


Horace Pitcher
Branklet, Priest’s Lane. Shenfield, Essex.
Frank Pitcher
Braeside, Brookstreet Hill
Brentwood, Essex.
They sold her in the fifties to “Mick the Brick” who sailed on her in Tollesbury.
1965: Reg.’65.
as ’65.


Owner: Ian Maples – Harbour ; (Mater) Tide Mill

1980: Reg.’80.
Owner : Colin M. Edmond
Heybridge Basin
Motor : 4-cyl. 36BHP Perkins ’67.
The father of Colin Edmonds worked at Phynella
1986: Owner : Jill Burrett and John Roxburgh (Australian)
Deck refasted
Phynella spent 8 months in the Mediterranean, the young family of four living on board

1988: Owner : Hr. J. Koopman
He sold her in 1993 to a shipbuilding yard (Hol­land).
1993: Owner : This new owner had the intention to restore her but unfortunately died in 1995
Owners in 1937 and 2005
1997: Owner : Marc Dercksen

1999: Owners : M.Derksen / Nico van Walree / Michiel van Lunteren (3 owners)

2000: Phynella sails again / Contact with Colin Edmonds (owner 1980-1985).

2002: Owners : Nico van Walree / Michiel van Lunteren / Liesbeth Dekker (3 owners)

2003: Owners : Liesbeth van Walree (4 owners)

The good old Perkins was suffering. Replaced by a 3-cylinder 38 BHP Volvo Penta

2003: Took part at the second Dalli-Rally in Ipswich.

2003 – 2005: The 1964-1980 range of sails was slowly tearing apart. Phynella has her sails renewed.

2005: Phynella sailed to the Dallimore diner in Burnham on Crouch.

2006: Phynella sailed to the Mediterranean and was the home for the happy family. She overwintered 3 months in Venice.

2007: Phynella’s 70st birthday!
Phynella left Venice in March and is on her way back to the Netherlands.


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