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J S Thornycroft LTD Motor Yacht



LOA (Metres/Feet): 14.63m / 47' 11"
Draft (Metres/Feet): 1.14m / 3' 9"
Beam (Metres/Feet): 3.20m / 10' 6"
Air Draft (Metres/Feet): 4.3m / 14' 1"
Berths: 5
Type: Motor Cruiser
Fuel: Diesel
Reference: NYH109771

J S Thornycroft Ltd Motor Yacht – 1934 – Powered by 1 x Perkins 6354 & 2 x Perkins 4107 diesel engines through shaft. Offering up to 5 berth accommodation over two cabins and saloon with two toilet compartments, one with shower. Galley with twin hob, microwave, fridge and sink. Specification including shore power, 2 battery chargers, immersion heater, Raymarine chart plotter, VHF, echo sounder. A charming vessel steeped in documented history, lovingly restored and maintained by her current owners.


J S Thornycroft LTD Motor Yacht for sale

Boat Reference Number: NYH109771
Year Built: 1934
LOA (Metres): 14.63m
Draft (Metres): 1.14m
Beam (Metres): 3.20m
Air Draft (Metres): 4.3m
Vessel Location: NYA BRUNDALL
Cabins: 2
LOA (Feet): 47' 11"
Draft (Feet): 3' 9"
Beam (Feet): 10' 6"
Air Draft (Feet): 14' 1"
Berths: 5
Toilets: 2
Hull Construction: Wood
Fuel: Diesel
Showers: 1
Hull Type: Displacement
Engine Manufacturer: Perkins
Number of Engines: 3
Fuel Capacity 500
Drive Type: Shafts
Type: Motor Cruiser
Max Speed: 12
Make: J S Thornycroft Ltd
Yacht Type: Brokerage


  • 2 ring electric hob
  • 12v fridge at eye level
  • Microwave new 2022
  • Butler sink with stainless steel mixer tap
  • Tiled work surfaces
  • Generous cupboard storage
  • Crockery and cutlery included

Deck Equipment

  • Full guardrails
  • Teak decking to fore, rear and side decks
  • Cleats
  • Fenders
  • Ropes
  • Twin masts Bermudan Ketch rig with main and mizzen sails
  • Stern Lazerette housing fresh water tanks

Mechanical / Electrical

  • 2 x Auto bilge pumps
  • bilge extractor
  • 4 x batteries + 1 spare
  • 2 x battery chargers
  • Shore power
  • Fuel gauges
  • Cable steering
  • Immersion heater
  • Anchor winch
  • Auto clear wiper


  • Extremely original accommodation in quality Edwardian style and splendor with Mahogany joinery throughout. Saloon with L shaped settee and drop leaf table.

Safety Equipment

  • Life rings
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Boat Safety Expires April 2026

Service History

  • Complete renovation from 2015 2021

  • Rebuild on Perkins 4107
  • Rewired
  • New fuel tanks
  • All rotten planks renewed
  • New rudder
  • Engines serviced 2022
  • Antifouled 2021


  • Estrallita A National Historic Ship
  • Harbour Patrol Boat, Poole Harbour 1940-1945
  • She was painted grey with an AA Gun mounted on the Focsul. The mounting plates remain in place today.
  • Involvement in Operation Dynamo (evacuation of BEF, from Dunkirk)
  • It is recorded that admiralty records and harbour commissioners logs show she left Poole harbour on the 28th May 1940 and suggests she joined the flotilla of ships leaving Poole and sailing to Dover to take part in Operation Dynamo. The owners chose not to join the ADLS which is a private club with their own list of Dunkirk Little Ships so will not find Estrallita on their list.
  • Celebrity Ownership
  • From 19-59-1965 she was owned by TV personality Hughie Green who hosted Opportunity knocks. Whilst sailing to Morcombe for a summer show he saw red flares and went to investigate. He found two yachtsmen in trouble and brought them aboard as their yacht was sinking, He took them in to Newlyn Harbour and on arrival asked the Harbour master why no one had come to assist. The Harbour Master replied saying that a nearby RAF station did exercises off the coast and use red flares all the time. Hughie being an RAF reservist used his celebrity status to change the maritime law where red flags should only be used by vessels in trouble at sea.
  • Aristocratic Ownership
  • 1936-1938 owned by Captain Guy V Baxendale.
  • 1945-1947 Captain Bonham Christie whos mother owned Brownsea Island in Poole.
  • Certificate of registry Owners have documentation of all registered owners from 1934 to present blue books.
  • Most recently 
  • Completed a full restoration from 2015-2021
  • Current owner has used Estrallita to raise money for charities.
  • 2021 Raised money for Combat Stress sailing to Ramsgate from Lowestoft.
  • 2022 Raised money for Jenny Lind Childrens Hospital in Norwich as well as the SSAFA Armed Forces charity. Completing an 8 week trip calling at Harwich, Ramsgate, Eastbourne, Brighton, Portsmouth, Lymington, Yarmouth and Poole.
  • A 1934 tripple screw Motor Yacht with Fantastic history and commendable Wartime record.


The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

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