RIIS I previously White Heather

White Heather now RIIS I

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
RIIS I previously White Heather
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
57ft 6ins
Boat Beam: 
10ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
4ft 9ins
Boat Displacement: 
27 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Thornycroft 85hp Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
McGruer & Co., Dumbartonshire
Boat Year: 

White Heather was designed by W.G. McBryde and built in 1920 by McGruer & Co. Ltd. of Clynder, Scotland as a 21st birthday present for Isla Johnston, daughter of the owner of a Scottish shipping company. It was thought to be such a prestigious project that the foreman at McGruers made a model of the boat. The family also had a racing yacht and White Heather, with her powerful Thornycroft petrol/paraffin engines, which she had for 34 years, was used to tow the yacht from regatta to regatta.

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