Sea Honey

Launched 14/2/74 (date of contract)
Owner Bob Frean
Purchased Feb 2011
Berthed PFSYC
Sail Number PF 93
Australian Registration  
State Registration  
Call Sign  
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number 23
Fit Out  
Previous Owners Original owner: Keith Mitchell
Previous Names

Original name:
Morning Glory (RFBYC), sold in 1976 and renamed
Pamela (RPYC), owner A.D.M. (David) Green (1976 onwards)
Tael (PRYC, Albany, until 1984),

Graham Norton , renamed Sea Honey (13/4/84-02/2011)

The Yacht’s Story

From Stephen Mitchell, son of Keith, in 2008:

My father Keith Mitchell, was the original owner of, hull #23, Morning Glory.
Having spent many hours inside, outside, and stretched out in the yacht during
the fitout, and sailing aboard her, I was intrigued to see your listing
showing as well as my father, A.D.M.Green as an “original owner”.
I recently asked my father about this, and his response was that he (and
probably the bank), was the only original owner.
After some thought he reminded me that a David Green purchased the yacht, from
my father, in 1976, and renamed the yacht Pamela, and moved her to RPYC from

Webmaster’s note: Looking carefully at Swarbrick’s list it does
look as though ADM Green and “Pamela” may have been added later when she changed
hands in 1976.

From Graham Norton Jan 2009:

Pamela was sold to John Summers, a dentist in
Albany who renamed her Tael (a Chinese coin) I bought her from John on 13.5.84 and renamed
her Sea Honey which was the name of my previously owned 40 ft ferro cement


Association Race, 24th October 2009

Photo: Bruce Collins

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