'Tramontana' changed hands in December 2012. Her new owner, Martin Hansen, writes, "I looked at eight other boats before stepping aboard 'Tramontana' in Ipswich Marina and knew right away that she was the boat for me". For his first summer afloat, Martin took 'Tramontana' up the Thames to Tower Bridge, and along the English Channel as far as Elderberry Cove in Torbay, where he anchored for a week, before returning to Ipswich. The following summer, 2014, Martin again headed west along the English Channel but this time on a one way trip, ending up in Penarth Marina, Cardiff. Along the way he met up with eight other Harrison Butler boats in the Solent, took part in Plymouth's Classic Boat Regatta, and called into The Isles of Scilly. The 2015 cruise saw 'Tramontana' head north to Fort William, then back south to Conwy, now her home port (2017), and back in commission having had a new engine installed. She spent the summer of 2017 cruising about the Irish Sea; ports visited included Whitehaven, Dublin and Liverpool. Martin hopes to explore the Clyde in 2018.
Built in 1934, renamed in 1953
Alan Staley, boatbuilder with Anderson, Ridgen & Perkins, has been in touch to say that 'Morena', as she was then, was built at a total cost of £1,370 6s 1d. A dinghy was built as a tender to go with her for £27 9s 6d. The Lloyd's survey for the Register of Shipping was carried out on 16 May 1934. 'Morena' was renamed 'Tramontana' in 1953. In the same year, she was in Thomas's yard Falmouth for alterations to her accommodation.
Find out more about 'Tramontana' on the Harrison Butler Association website or on her own website.