Update March 2023. Following the external survey of Llys Helig’s hull that revealed a huge variation of thicknesses of the steel as well as various patches and bodges to plug the holes a decision has been made. Currently an internal survey is underway to assess the integrity of the ribs
Howard is doing a Twitter poll on you views regarding restoration. Give your honest opinion here:
“So the question is 6mm or 10mm? At 6mm a lot of steel (££) would be used to replace panels - but she’ll only be a houseboat. At 10mm a heck of a lot of steel (££££) needed to replace most of the hull but she might one day meet the class regs to be a moving yacht again. Views?”
A beautiful patchwork of mixed media, years of neglect, 100 years of elements and painting over the cracks. Llys Helig is in a poor state. Some serious discussions to be had over the next few days on the feasibility of restoration. Next steps: pressure washing the interior of the hull
Marmus have finished the full survey on Llys Helig. Moment of truth is Monday. We know she’s had a hard life. She has holes, and patches, and entire sections that have been replaced. But can she be economically repaired? It’s another big turning point for us. Watch this space.
Boat International article from today:
100-year-old sunken yacht Llys Helig salvaged in England
A 32.7m motor yacht called Llys Helig has been raised from her former resting place on the riverbed in Essex.
Maldon & Burnham Standard article about leaving Burnham 🥲
'Burnham Titanic' bids farewell to town as it leaves for restoration work
A historic boat known as the Burnham Titanic has said farewell to the town after 30 years.
We’re famous 🔥
History: 100-year old motor yacht Llys Helig leaves Burnham after salvage
The 100-year-old superyacht Llys Helig has left Burnham after 30 years.