Royal Yacht Britannia (1893)

The first Superyacht, royal, revolutionary

See below for Details on Royal Yacht Britannia (1893)

By Gordon Frickers 76 x 101 cms (30″ x 40″), oils on canvas, Original Sold, a couple of prints left last time I checked… 

Click on the image below to see more detail.

Detail from Royal Yacht Britannia (1893)

Marine Art Commissions, Gordon Frickers is widely considered to be one of the very best marine artists, painters today, observant, meticulous, reliable. Thinking of commissioning something special that you love? Ask for a chat with Gordon Frickers ~ gordon at frickers.co.uk or call T:

+ 44 (0)1865 52 2435 or use Skype.

The first superyacht, royal, revolutionary, “Britannia” won over 200 first prizes, still an unbeaten record. a

As she appeared when new before she became a J Class; “Britannia” won over 200 first prizes which is still an unbeaten record.

Britannia was arguably the most distinguished yacht ever sailed.
She certainly had a huge impact on the public, promoting Yachting (which we now call sailing!) by annually visiting and racing at most major British ports adding glamour and Royal kudos.

Britannia was built by D & W Henderson of Clydeside especially for the Royal family whose links with yachting go back at least as far as the days of the “merry monarch”, King Charles II.
She measured 102 feet & set 10,000-sq. ft. of sail.

Launched to race against straight stemmed & clipper bowed Victorian cutters, her long convex overhangs were considered new, radical & ugly.

Britannia was crewed thought out her life mostly by fishermen from the village of Wivenhoe, Essex (see Wivenhoe’s history of the Royal Yacht Britannia), and other River Colne villages.

This picture was researched by kind permission of Keith and Ken Beken from among their father / grandfather’s original glass plates at Beken of Cowes.
They also advised on colours of the yacht and her sails.

Enjoying your visit? Found something you like? Share with friends, spread the word to all who appreciate the sea, fine art and history. You can help other people discover, enjoy, benefit from this remarkable, unique project widely know.

Copyright 2016:

Mutually Advantageous, Please Read Carefully.

For professional purposes we are happy to issue licences.

Always credit his name and where possible this web site.

Quoting your source helps your credibility, the artist and others to find and enjoy this art.

For educational and private use we allow a free copy. However please note; as with all artist’s work, by International law these pictures and texts belong to the artist and his descendants, so may only be copied after written permission and for commercial use, after a copyright fee has been agreed and paid.

Respect the long hours, years, the art and texts, don’t infringe.

Our fees are friendly our terms always reasonable.

Gordon Frickers © 02.04.2001 updated 02.03.12, 16,07,2016, 18.09.2016

You are cordially invited to enjoy the fun and fascination of following The Art of Gordon Frickers on his blog and or https://www.facebook.com/gordon.frickers

Contactez Nous
T : + 44 (0) 1865 52 2435 ou par Skype » gordonfrickers
Email : info @ artfrickers.com

 

Member of British Marine Federation
Member of The Marine Trades Association
Member of Superyacht UK
Be Sociable, Share!