The 1916 classic motor yacht Lilian in Essex

Written by Charl van Rooy

Lilian yacht in EssexPhoto: Michael ShanahanSeen here passing between Harwich and Felixstowe on the river Orwell on the English south-east coast is the classic motor yacht Lilian from 1916. Built and designed by Carl Gustav Pettersson in Stockholm, the steel boat was originally built for a famous Danish banker as one of the first twin-screw diesel yachts at the time. Her current owner acquired the vessel in 1980 who restored Lilian into a sea-going yacht once again by 1988. Today she is based in Twickenham on the Thames in England.

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