Launched 1971
Owner Toby Darvell (Ex?)
Colour White hull, white and beige decks
Berthed RBYC
Sail Number B 316
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number 7
Fit Out
Previous Owners The original owner was a G. Fornaro of Swanbourne, WA. Keith Turner owned her during the 1970s into the early 80s and sold her in early 1983.  We think she was then bought by John Mott and renamed Larkspur.  Toby Darvell listed as owner in 1999.
Previous Names Hellfire is her original name

About the Owners

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From Thomas Mc Henry(ret) in 2014, who crewed on her:

We were part of the fleet sailing out of Royal Perth Yacht Club.  Keith was a very committed sailor and competed in many if not all offshore races from Fremantle. The period I was involved was from the early 70’s to 80’s. I believe he may have sold the yacht just prior to the America’s Cup in 1983. One thing I am certain of is he marks that down as his deepest regret.  Keith is still on the water down Mandurah way but is content to go crabbing in his retirement.


Photograph: Mike Parkinson

One thought on “Hellfire

  1. My name is Thierry Maisonnave, french nationality. I lived in Melbourne from 1999 to 2004 and owned this boat from 2000 to 2004. The boat was moored at the RBYC marina in Brighton. She was a beautiful boat, extremely seaworthy and fantastic upwind. The hull was initially red and I changed it to white. The photo is from when I sold it in 2004.
    I believe the boat stationed in Geelong when I sold her.

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