Yacht: Black Swan

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Commissioned by Selwin Calverley and originally named ‘Brynhyld’, she was first rigged as a gaff yawl.

At one stage she was renamed ‘Changrilla’ but eventually became ‘Black Swan’ and was rigged as a gaff ketch which she has kept to this day.

The new rig was due to an extensive restoration project at the Beconcini Cantieri in La Spezia where it was designed by the Faggioni Yacht Design Studio and Harry Spencer was then commissioned to build it.  Owned by an Italian she is a regular competitor at the classic regattas in the Mediterranean.

The following information is from The Register of British Ships for the Port of Guernsey:     Gross Tonnage (volume) 104.54 GT Registered Tonnage (volume) 54.53 RT
Registered in the Port of Guernsey from 1990 until 2002.   Came onto the British Register in Guernsey in 1990 from Honduras.   Registry closed in 2002 on sale to an Italian owner.   Named ‘BLACK SWAN OF 1899’ whilst registered here.

Designer: Camper & Nicholson
Type of Boat:
Rig: Gaff Ketch
Year Built: 1899
Built By: Camper & Nicholsons, Gosport
LOA m / ft: 39.41m / 129'2"
LOD m / ft:
LWL m / ft: 25.63m / 84'
Beam m / ft: 6.1m / 20'
Draft m / ft: 4.39m / 14'4"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail Area: 480 sq.m
Displacement: 133 tons

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