As per Lloyd’s Register of Shipping info, for AMANDA (first name was YVANCHA).
“….The YVANCHA first appears in Lloyd’s Register of Yachts for 1957 as a “screw schooner”. After DREAMING STAR she was subsequently named MOONBEAM
(by 1970) and DIMGIO (by 1974),before disappearing from the Register in 1977. According to the Register she was classed by LR until June 1973…”
Bellow a clear enough copy of her first entry.
First owners were “Sunshine Cruisers ltd.” She disappeared from the Register on
1977 because she was sold to a Greek ship-owner and moved to Athens/Greece.
I purchased AMANDA from the above ship-owner
Amanda was designed by the naval architect. R.M. Martins and built in UK at the shipyard of GRAHAM BUNN (WROXHM) NORFOLK in 1956. At some point the company name changed to Windboats Marine and is still in business today building ocean going yachts and powerboats (Gunfleet and Hardy, and until a few years ago they also built Oysters).
On that time YVANCHA was the longest (24m) built yacht ever. She was constructed from wood with teak deck , using a similar method to the historical vessels of FAIRMILE TYPE, and has a broadly similar hull shape to the Fairmile Type B.
4.Construction is of double diagonal moulded construction with timber planking laid diagonally with calico between the skins and nailed through with copper boat nails and roves.
Hull shape is round bilge displacement form with high length:beam ratio.
Amanda was designed and built as a one-off custom build as such she doesn’t
have a model name.She is powered by 2 Rolls Royce diesel engines of 200 BHP each which perform up to-day trouble free.