Discover Brittany on Hyskeir, a true "Classic Gentleman's Motor Yacht"
The HYSKEIR heritage yacht is based on a drawing by John Bain. She was built at the James A. Silver Ltd boatyard in Rosneath, in Scotland. Both the boatyard and the designer had a reputation for designing and building remarkable yachts that marked their era. HYSKEIR is one of them.
HYSKEIR left the boatyard in 1937 and took part honourably in Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk 1940) in the Second World War. She was decorated for her wartime exploits by the British Royal Family and by the City of Dunkirk in 1965.
After the war, the then named CAIRNGORM was requisitioned by the Royal Navy for the surveillance of the River Clyde near Glasgow.
Gérard d’Aboville, who made a name for himself by rowing across the North Atlantic Ocean solo in 1980, and then the North Pacific in 1990, renamed her with her original name HYSKEIR; the name of a lighthouse, which marks the southern end of the Minch, the sea channel between the Outer Hebrides and mainland Scotland: HYSKEIR.
How legends are built.
Beautifully built and perfectly maintained, HYSKEIR is a heritage “Classic Gentleman Motor Yacht”. Brought up to modern standards, she complies with the French 244-A.1 order related to the safety of vessels.
HYSKEIR is a sea and river craft that sleeps up to 6 passengers in very traditional British-style comfort. 15 metres long (49 ft), with a false forecastle line, the motor yacht has a full-length flush teak deck. It is powered by twin 125 hp BMC-Thornycroft (British Leyland) engines.
As HYSKEIR is a listed Boat of Historical Interest, this means that she is entitled to prime locations in marinas.