The first of 22 of the Bangor ‘S’ Class to be built.

Stealaway has been on the East Coast since John Corbett Stark bought her in 1961 from Andrew Ripley who had kept her on the Hamble. John kept her at Maylandsea on the Blackwater as did her next owner Terence Bone between 1969 and 1974. Richard Oxley then owned her between 1974 and 1976 and kept her at West Mersea. He sold her to Peter and Joy Allen who kept her at Benfleet from 1976 until 1996 during which period they carried out a very thorough refit and upgrade below decks. In 1996 they sold Stealaway to Trevor Arnold who subsequently kept her at  Waldringfield on the Deben.

In April 2000 Ann and Martin Pearsons bought Stealaway through Peter Temple Marine Brokers at the Tide Mill in Woodbridge.  Martin Pearsons writes ‘In September 2000 we brought her back to West Mersea where we are members of WMYC.’


Yachts for Sale

Recently updated...

Midshipman Hornblower
Mr Midshipman Hornblower
1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Midshipman Horatio Hornblower receives...
Hornblower and the Atropos
In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain...
A Manual of Yacht & Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp
Dixon Kemp’s famous “Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing” was first published in 1878....
Moby Dick The Book
Moby Dick
Click to view Moby Dick on Amazon Moby Dick is a great white whale, the most terrible...

Write an Article

Covering news on classic yachting worldwide is a tall ask and with your input Classic Yacht Info can expose stories from your own back yard.

We are keen to hear about everything from local regattas and classic events to a local restoration or yachting adventure. Pictures are welcome and ideal for making the article more engaging.

With a site that has been created with the assistance of an international group of classic yacht enthusiasts we value your input and with your help we strive to make CYI more up-to-date and more informative than ever.

Please register and get in touch if you would like to contribute.