Harrison Butler 3-tonner for sale on eBay


Wee Bess

Harrison Butler 3-tonner Wee Bess

Wee Bess is a 1932, 3-ton auxiliary sailing yacht built by R J Prior & Sons of Burnham-On-Crouch to Harrison-Bulter’s 1911 Memory design. She’s up for sale on eBay and really needs someone to care for her. Thank you to John Hesp for spotting her!

She’s 21ft 6in by 6ft 2in beam by 4ft 6in draft, and I think she’s cute beyond words. Construction is copper fastened 1in pitch-pine planking on oak frames, with all-teak upperworks and cockpit, and a laid pine deck. She has a lead keel and internal lead trimming ballast, and forged iron floors and knees.

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7 Responses to Harrison Butler 3-tonner for sale on eBay

  1. Philip Oliver says:

    Can you please let me know where this little boat can be viewed? I am in Suffolk.

  2. Hugh says:

    Let me put in a big big plug for this boat. I am an owner of Memory's sister boat Fleetwing built in 1913. She will make a lovely refit.

    I would be interested to hear from anyone who buys her.

    All the best


  3. Mark Jordan says:

    Mesaage for Hugh

    I see you have a Fleetwing 1913.

    Would you mind giving me a call on 01932 562 900 to discuss Wee Bess.

    I need to very quickly pick your brains on something.



  4. John Elphinstone says:

    I wonder whether Wee Bess is still for sale.

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