Built by Stanilands at Thorne in 1938

Designed by A H Comben, & Charles Hyland

This was the official write up taken from" The Yachtsman's Annual And Who's Who 1938-1939"

This interesting craft, a product of Hylands' of Wakefield, was designed especially for Mr Charles Hyland, the firm's Managing Director to enable tests and research work to be undertaken, she is equipped with quite unusual gear for a vessel of her tonnage.

The engines are two 25/40 h.p Hylander paraffin units, fitted with the same maker's hydraulic control.

Her equipment also includes hydraulic windlass and capstan, and a power - operated electric hydraulic steering-gear.

All these are Messrs. Hylands' own productions, and the idea of fitting representative types of their hydraulic machinery is to enable close observation to be maintained on their performance over long periods of "actual service" conditions.

The hydraulic steering gear mentioned is a miniature replica of the type fitted to large ships.

Her long cabin top gives good head room and accommodation without detracting from the external appearance; the wheelhouse is totally enclosed, but there is also an open cockpit. Five berths are provided. A feature of the design which is worthy of note is a forced draught system of ventilation, employed in the engine space.

General dimensions: Length, 40ft. 9in; beam, 10 ft.; and draft, 3 ft. 6 in. Quite one of the most interesting Cruisers of the season.



A few pages from the Hyland Ltd Catalogue
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The reason for setting up this website was to find out more about the history of Gularis, the current owners would be most grateful to hear from anyone who can help with any information about her especially through the 1950s / 60s and the war years.

If you can help with any details please contact Andrew & Caroline here

Gularis is listed with National Historic Ships - Status National Historic Fleet


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