ON THIS DAY: 10TH JULY 1936 – BRITANNIA’S 43 YEAR CAREER COMES TO AN END

On the 10th of July 1936, after a 43 year career in the ownerships of both King Edward VII and King George V, G.L. Watson’s most legendary yacht design Britannia, was towed out to St.

Catherine’s Deep off the Isle of White and scuttled. Britannia’s revolutionary design, enduring beauty and speed have all contributed to the Britannia legend. Britannia can be seen here in a memento presented to G.L. Watson & Co. by King Edward VIII as a reminder of what remains the most successful racing yacht of all time.

To learn more about the history of Britannia and the collection of drawings, photographs and artefacts relating to this classic yacht which are held in the company’s design archive, please follow the link to the right.

Britannia