Glala previously Mahalia

Glala undergoing restoration

Glala undergoing restoration

Undergoing restoration Oct 2016


Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
77ft 6ins
Boat Beam: 
Boat Draft: 
Boat Displacement: 
51 tons
Boat Engine: 
Gardner 6LXB Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Teak on oak and elm
Boat Builder: 
Camper & Nicholson
Boat Year: 

Glala's origins are unclear. Entries in Lloyd's List show that she was
designed by A R Luke and that construction began in 1915 at Luke &
Sons' yard on the River Hamble. For some reason she and a sister
vessel were put aside unfinished and lay incomplete until 1919 when
they were sold to Camper & Nicholson in Gosport, who fitted them out
as a motor yachts.

Glala was launched in 1920. Initially called Pampa II and then Doris,
she appears to have spent most of the 1920s on the Scottish Lochs. In
1935 she was bought by Lord Brockett of Mallaig who named her Cupid

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