Walking to the chandlers, we spotted this delightful canoe yawl in a Hamble marina recently. At first thought we wondered if she might be by Albert Strange or Harrison Butler, but further research suggests otherwise.
There's an entry on the Canoe Yawl Association site which shows Snippet as a George Holmes design, Holmes was an accomplished and avid sailor based on the Humber, long time friend and sailing companion of Albert Strange, perhaps the most popularly associated designer of the canoe yawl type.
Her construction speaks of quality, just take a look a that cockpit coaming and the bronze tiller stock, lovely.
Tales and tips from our haulout
2 hours ago