Decade: The 60’s
Name: Sea Saga
Sea Saga was bought from new on 2nd June 1965 by Kenneth John & Beatrice May Arthorpe from J.G. Meakes of Marlow.Meakes made the Burma teak superstructure and did the fit-out, while the hull was supplied by Hitters of Holland.
Seven years later she was sold to Commander Derek George Harbroe Wright of Shillingford (known as Commander Jake Wright) who kept her for 15 years.Derek and his wife, Mary, took her to Cap D’Adge in the South of France where she remained for 11 years.Derek’s very detailed log-books, which cover her time in France, make a very entertaining read – yet written by a courageous and successful commander who served in the Battle of the Narrow Seas and was awarded 1 DSC’s with 2 bars.To find out more about him click here
Sea Saga then returned to the Thames and had three further owners, who unfortunately, while taking care of her externally (by varnishing etc), overlooked long term problems, so by the time she reached her current owners, Polly and Neil Greenfield in 2009, she was in quite a sorry state.Six months of hard work resolved the issue as the pair restored her to her former glory – modernising her, but keeping her 60s charm!
She now lives and works on the Thames, offering a unique and entertaining day out on the water.
Sea Saga is 36ft in length, her beam is 11’ 10”, draught 3’ 3” and hull is steel by CH Hitters of Holland.