Name: Granuaile
Boat Owner: Steven English

You wouldn’t know where to start with this Irish Pirate Queen Granuaile. The largest boat launched in Dublin Bay 1905 – she arrived in two parts to Dublin Bay Yacht Club and we have the press article. Designed by respected boatbuilder James Edward Doyle who was renown for his Colleen Class – this was his last boat and showpiece. She has won transatlantic races, rescued our troops from Dunkirk and has chartered the West Coast of Tasmania and her story of how she got to Tasmania is extraordinary in itself and we have the logbook. Originally shown at a boat show in the mid 1980s as the Wraith of Hamble by Trev and Meg Norton and has history with Rob Sweeney, our recently departed craftsman, as well as many other amazing Tasmanian characters. We are hoping to arrange a reunion of all those associated with her history at this years festival.

LOD feet: 48
Hull Timber: Teak
Type of Boat: Sloop Cutter
State: Tasmania
Built: 1905
Location: KPWN