After a painstaking restoration Beatitude, our design number 567, is sailing again. Commissioned by L. D. Mitchell in 1936, Beatitude survived largely unchanged but was in need of a full structural restoration.

This is now complete and the results were beautifully captured by Beken of Cowes. Having cruised to the Channel Islands and the British West Country,Beatitude’s owner commented that she was ‘a most splendid craft for which the Watson stable has every reason to remain justifiably proud – I am not aware of a modern yacht of similar proportion which approximates to the performance, comfort and elegance.’

Next year the West Coast of Scotland, Norway and the Baltic beckon and we wish Beatitude many more years of pleasurable cruising in style and comfort.