Historic Derwent Class Yacht Peri sail no. D16. Peri has participated in numerous AWBFs. Built late 1940s by Ted Cawthorn and launched 13 Feb 1950.
Carvel planked hull – Huon Pine for the planking and frames, on a yellow-box keelson. Unusual for the D Class, Peri has a laid Celery Top Pine deck over plywood. Purchased 2017 by the Maxwell Family.
Currently on the stands in Kettering undergoing comprehensive hull restoration Oct 2018. Hull currently being stripped of all antifouling and topside paint back to bare timber. Deck and mast yet to be refurbished.
We love the design and construction of the Ds and love Peri. As her new owners/caretakers, we are slowly but lovingly restoring her and have had the good fortune of meeting so many people with past connections to Peri, including Phil Cawthorn wife of the late Ted Cawthorn who built and sailed Peri some 70 years ago. She was thrilled to see Peri stripped and in such sound condition and so grateful and proud that Peri will endure for many years to come!