Berthon Gauntlet information
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Information and resources for owners of Berthon Gauntlets

Latest news

We have a new FaceBook group so owners and interested others can interact directly with each other without relying on my unreliable updates! Berthon Gauntlet Classic Yachts Group

April 2014 - Guiding Light re-launched! Catch up on Roy's blog here.

April 2014 - a great article from Berthon about Heather's refit - Heather returns for a Birthday.

April 2014 - Tiare Taporo III arrives in Thailand.

August 2013 - Coch Y Bondhu discovered in excellent shape!

July 2013 - Ruawaka changes hands.

Jan 2013 - Sussex Maid (renamed Brambling) reported wrecked some time ago.

July 2012 - found Grey Seal for sale, in excellent condition!

March 2012 - Greengage reported in Rosehearty, Scotland.

June 2011 Nausikaa is for sale - more details here

June 2011 - Jim Donald has been in touch to tell me about his Gauntlet, Tiare Taporo III. She was built in New Zealand, keel laid down in 1947 but finally launched in 1979! This is the second Gauntlet I am aware of built in New Zealand - maybe there are more?

May 2011 - Maidenlight discovered. Although I don't yet have any information on her owner, Maidenlight is looking in great shape, based on the West Coast of Scotland.

The location of all known Gauntlets can now be viewed on a world map.

For sale - we currently are aware of several Gauntlets on the market.

Classic Boat magazine has kindly given permission to reproduce their article from 1992 on the Gauntlet class - see In the press.

April 16th, 2010 - Guiding Light (owner Roy Boughton) has won 1st place in her class in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Concours d'Elegance Competition. Roy and Guiding Light were also awarded the Arne Frisell prize for Grace and Seaworthiness.



Gemini at Whitehills, Aberdeenshire, August 2008, during her voyage around the UK and on to Barcelona. Photo: David Baird.