Royal Yacht Bloodhound Has New Role As Floating Exhibit
The classic 1930s ocean racing yacht Bloodhound finally has a new home. I first wrote about this yacht back in 2005 when it was listed for $2.99 million. The classic sailing yacht was built by Camper & Nicholson and launched in 1936. In the 1960s she was the personal yacht for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. During the eight years of royal ownership the yacht was often lent to sailing clubs for children to get a taste of sailing. The yacht has a long racing history including winning the Fastnet race twice. It later fell into disrepair but then went through a major refit that included the renewing of frames and floors, and replacing topside plank sections with 500 feet of Honduras mahogany as well as relaying the teak decks.
Yachting Monthly reports that Bloodhound has been purchased by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust and will be put on display alongside Britannia in Edinburgh, Scotland. The yacht will go on display in April 2010 and is expected to be a popular tourist draw.