Wooden Ships Comments on this Classic Rowing Tender
Built in 1910 by Robertsons and Sons Ltd of Sandbank, Scotland as a rowing gig for the steam yacht Ariana. She was a twin engine steam yacht of some 170’, built for a Mr George A. Clark Hutchison, an MP who lived in Edinburgh.
This tender was known as the Ladies gig aboard the ship. It was seldom used and put into storage in the late 1930’s meaning it did not stay with Ariana when she changed hands in 1938. It is understood the gig has been in storage for most of the time since 1939.
She is completely original, as she was built in 1910 and due to the very small amount of use she has had is in remarkable condition. This is a very rare and special boat, a piece of very well preserved maritime history and as such deserves a caring home.
Clinker planked in spruce all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
Oak stem, keel stern post and knees.
Varnished mahogany thwarts with grown oak hanging knees.
Scrubbed teak sole gratings with mahogany slats either side. Built in foot stretchers.
2 rowing positions with beautifully made spoon blade oars in spruce.
Mahogany rudder on bronze hangings.
Pair of oars and rowlocks
Rudder with bronze tiller stock and tiller lines.
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