THENDARA s story begins in 1936, when Sir Arthur Young, one of Scotland s leading yachtsmen, commissioned the legendary Alfred Mylne to design her. Built and launched the following year by the Clydeside yard of Alexander Stephen & Sons, she was an immediate success on the racing circuit, and went on to provide her owner and guests with many pleasurable years of cruising.
After Sir Young s death in the summer of 1949, THENDARA was sold and disappeared to Greece, and later Italy, where she slipped into decline. In 1993, a new owner commissioned Southampton Yacht Services to ship her from Italy to England, where a full refit was carried out. This restoration has seen her sail into the new century as a truly elegant example of living history.