|Launched||1972/73 (date of construction contract Nov 1972)|
|Purchased||Inherited from Max Shean in June 2009|
|Configuration||Short rig with mark 1 keel and rudder. Original deck layout.|
|Colour||White hull with a blue stripe, white and beige deck|
|Berthed||Fremantle Sailing Club, berth B43|
|Previous Owners||Max Shean until June 2009|
The Yacht’s Story
About the Owners: Max’s sailing exploits both during and after the war are legendary. Click here to read more in his obituary in The Telegraph.
Members may also like a more in depth read of Maxs WW2 experiences in his book Corrvette & Submarine, available from the Fremantle Sailing Club Shop, and his experiences during the Parmelia Race in 1979 from Plymouth to Fremantle which are contained in the Fremantle Sailing Club History Sailing to Success.
Max sadly passed away 15/6/09 at the age of 90, see the notice from Steve & Jane Laws below:
VALE – Maxwell Henry Shean, 6 July 1918 – 15 June 2009
It is with sadness that we advise the passing of another long standing member of the Club in Max Shean who passed away this morning after a period of illness. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Mary and to his family. Max was a truly dedicated Club member achieving recognition as a Life Member, Vice Commodore, Member of the Board and Captain of the Cruising Section across his 33 years of membership.
In addition Max’s sailing experiences both during WW2 sailing on Corvettes and 4 man Submarines, and later on his S&S 34 Bluebell, are legendary. Max was also instrumental in establishing the Clubs corrosion control programmes over jetty piles and steelwork infrastructure; a programme he managed since inception.
Max will be sadly missed, may he rest in peace.
Berthed at Fremantle Sailing Club. Photograph: Jane Laws