Ownership history

1939-1952Major Sir Ernest HarstonHarston commissioned the design and build of Amokura. He sailed her for the 1939 season before laying her up in a wartime mud berth at Moody's. She next sailed in 1946 and Harston raced and cruised her extensively in the late 1940s
1953EA CrosbyCrosby, a Manchester builder, apparently bought Amokura whilst she was moored in the middle of a river with only the hand on board. He moored up alongside and simply asked 'how much' and the deal was done within a couple of days. He then sold her to Millar a year later
1954-1960George Millar DSO MCMillar was a writer, best known for his books about his time operating behind enemy lines during WW2. He also wrote Oyster River about the summer of 1963 he spent aboard Amokura in the Gulf of Morbihan with his wife Isabel
1960-1968Horace MorganMorgan, Senior Partner at Sir William Halcrow & Partners, kept Amokura at Corpach, near Fort William for much of the 1960s, where she was kept for use by Halcrow staff on the firm's major hydro-electric projects in the Scottish Highlands
1969-1979Captain Richard Carr MBECarr was a friend of George Millar and POW at the same prison camp during WW2. He worked at the family business which was famous for making Carr's Water Biscuits. Richard Carr re-rigged Amokura with aluminum masts reduced sail area (his friend Millar disagreed with the latter!)
1979-?Alex Pulver and WT ClarkeTwo Americans who bought Amokura and promptly embarked on an extensive refit following which they sailed her to the Caribbean, US East Coast and back to the Mediterranean
1990-1995Peter GuanDuring the early 1990s Amokura was seized by the Spanish authorities having been used for drug smuggling. She was later sold to Guan, under whose ownership she remained in Vilamoura
1996-2004David JappJapp, a serial classic boat enthusiast and restorer, bought Amokura having spotted her whilst on holiday in Portugal. He embarked on a 4-year restoration at the IBTC Lowestoft, and in parallel compiled much of the archive materials included on this website
2004-2006Jane Scrinar & Anthony HarwoodSiblings Scrinar and Harwood owned Amokura for a short period. She remained in the UK
2006-2012Peter & Gillian PhillipsThe Phillips, a farming family from Oxfordshire, UK, have owned 6 classic yachts of which Amokura is the most recent. They initially based her in the Solent before moving her to Spain (Valencia) then the South of France (Cogolin)
2012-Paul MoxonAmokura's current owner sailed her back to Falmouth in 2012 for some improvement works then back to Palma in 2013