In 1919 the first blueprints for GREY MIST were written up for H.N. Anderson. A year later GREY MIST, #288, was finally completed by the ship builders of Camper & Nicholson at their yard in Gosport. In 1926 Sir John Archer K.B.E purchased GREY MIST and enjoyed her till 1934 when Harry Vincent took ownership. Then in 1939 Lady Maud Burton and her husband Ronald Rothbury Burton purchased her. Unfortunately war soon broke out and in 1939 GREY MIST was requisitioned by the British Royal Navy and participated in the Dunkirk Evacuation and was then used as a signal ship throughout World War II. After the war she was returned to Lady Burton and then sold in Southampton to Albert Batchelor in 1951, who took her out of the British Registry, and later renamed her Marina II in 1966. From there she became hard to follow until the present owners found her in 1993 in Dearborn, South Africa under the name Dorita. Her previous owner saw GREY MIST for the true prize she is and started getting her sea ready and soon she was crossing the Atlantic to America in 1998.Traveling in 1998 around the Cape and crossing the Atlantic, GREY MIST arrived in Texas where she underwent an extensive refit, from 2003 to 2011 and the current owner's restoration from 2016 to the present, restoring her to the brilliance of her past years while modernizing her with today's advanced equipment. Now GREY MIST is traveling to Ft Lauderdale Florida where she will be offered for sale in the yachting capital of the world. Come and see this magnificent restoration of this classic motor yacht.
Camper & Nicholson
Since 1782 Camper & Nicholson have been in business leading the way in luxury yachting. Having pioneered the private luxury yacht market their name has been strongly associated with unsurpassed quality throughout the years. Camper & Nicholson have built everything from elaborate personal mega motor yachts to several Americas Cup sailing vessels.
GREY MIST provides accommodations that rival those of a classic hotel. With four large staterooms each with large walk around queen sized beds, plenty of hanging closet space, and private heads with stand alone showers, eight adults can have the privacy and space that one would expect from such an elaborate vessel. There is even another state room with bunk beds that sleep six, along with a private head and shower, which would be perfect for any children or young adults that join a stay. Each of GREY MIST's staterooms is covered with rich stained wood paneling with elaborate molding, and each private head has elaborate ornate sinks, top of the line electric heads, and Corian like solid surface covered showers. The galley has counter space and modern appliances that rival most houses enabling a full crew and guests to be easily catered to. Probably the most spectacular room on GREY MIST is the main salon/bar. In the center of the salon is a solid wood table surrounded by eight antique chairs. Surrounding the whole main salon are plush settee's with two large flat screen TV's at the end of each. At one end of the salon is the ships bar, with a large Mahogany surface forming the counter, two icemakers, refrigeration and rich stained wood cabinetry for plenty of storage space.
After GREY MIST crossed the Atlantic to Texas the previous owner began, in 2003, a complete refit to restore GREY MIST to the luxury and elegance she was designed with when she first launched. All areas of the boat were carefully inspected and refitted as needed. Below is a short list of some, but not all of the work that has been done.
- Installed new John Deere 13.5L Commercial Tier 3 engines
- Installed new exhaust system for all engines and generators
- Installed John Deere 80kW generators
- Installed a Sea Recovery Aquamatic watermaker
- Installed bow thruster and stern thruster
- Installed PTO's on the John Deere engines to power bow thruster, and windlass
- Installed Seakeeper 35 stabilizer gyro systems
- Installed Glendinniing cord reels
- Installed teak and ebony flooring
- Installed all new bedding, soft goods, furniture
- Installed complete chilled air conditioning system with 2 towers
GREY MIST's wheelhouse located on the top deck boasts a fantastic view. The helm overlooks a 36" wheel and array of modern electronics. Walking aft of the helm is a private head. Located further aft is the master suite. There is a full centerline queen berth, plenty of storage and closet space, and the master head has stand alone shower, sink and Dometic Sealand electric head.
Main Deck Accommodations
Down one deck level from the wheelhouse is the main level. Starting forward is a private stateroom with centerline queen berth, plenty of closet space, and a private head. Heading aft is the entrance foyer to Grey Mist with steps down to the guest accommodations.
Aft of the entrance foyer is GREY MIST's galley. The galley is equipped with all modern appliances, plenty of granite counter space and ample storage.
- Kitchen Aid 4 burner stove
- Dual stainless steel sink
- KitchenAid dish washer
- GE refrigerator/freezer (2)
- KitchenAid microwave
- Additional GE deep-freezer located in crew quarters
The main salon of GREY MIST is one of its most stunning features. It hosts a large built in solid Mahogany bar and custom ornate table that can seat 8. At the end of the table is the ship's original brass compass and binnacle. The whole main salon is encompassed with built in settees running the length of either side, and at the aft end of each settee is a Samsung 40" flat screen TV. The salon is also home to the ships bar which boasts an Edgestar reefer, 2 Ice O Matic ice makers, a stainless steel sink, and ample storage space.
Located on the lower deck, accessible by the stairs in the foyer, there are three large elaborately furnished staterooms for guests. The forward stateroom has a centerline queen berth, plenty of storage, and large head located forward with stand alone shower and sink. The next stateroom aft has two sets of bunk beds, a large closet, and private head with stand up shower. GREY MIST's final stateroom has a large centerline queen berth as well as plenty of storage and private head.
- Carlisle and Finch joystick 25M candlepower searchlight
- Seakeeper 35 Gyro Stabilizer control
- Wesmar thruster control
- Garmin GPSMAP 8617 Chartplotter (2)
- Garmin Blue Charts 9 zones
- 2 Garmin GMR Fantom Open Radar Array (1-6' 1-4')
- Garmin GSD 24 Sonar Module
- Airmar SS164 Transducer with Depth and Temp
- Garmin Autopilot GHP
- Garmin GRF 10 Rudder Feedback
- Garmin Hailer, Garmin AIS Class B
- Sirius XM Marine receiver
- FLIR night vision that is produced on the Garmin displays
- Furuno NX300 Navtex
- Satellite TV and Internet systems installed
- Hydraulic Crane (Estimated 1 TON)
- 4-20 person SOLAS life rafts (current)
- Hydraulic windlass
- Original Smoke Stack (Converted to storage)
- Morse code signal light
- Ships Bell
- Large U-shaped settee on aft deck
- Convenience head on aft deck
- John Deere Engines
- Diesel Engine PTO for Bow Thruster, and Windlass (Installed 2006)
- John Deere 80kW diesel generators (2)
- 2 Fireboy Clean Agent fire suppression units
- (4) 20 gallon hot water heaters parallel to produce 80gal capacity
- (10) 12V batteries, (2) linked for a 24V system to run electric toilets
GREY MIST is designed to sleep five crew members in two separate crew quarters. Two crew members can sleep in the forward quarters, located just aft of the windlass, that has two single bunks, a separate head and sink, and a stand up shower. The other quarters are located aft of the engine room with a captains bed, separate head and shower.
Hull and Deck
The hull is a semi-displacement type underbody style with a full length keel, narrow beam, shallow drat with two auxiliary flanking rudders outboard. She has a modified clipper boy, flat plumb sides, moderate sheer and an elliptical stern. Side ports are fitted on the hull and are of the dogging bronze variety.
Lineage Time Line
Key Features: One of a Kind Historical Yacht
- 1919: Plans drawn up for H.N Anderson
- 1920: Ship Completed in Gosport and delivered to H.N Anderson
- 1926: Purchased by Sir John Archer K.B.E
- 1934: Purchased by Harry Vincent
- 1939: Purchased by Lady Maud Burton and her husband Ronald Rothbury Burton
- 1939: Requisitioned by the British Royal Navy and participated in the Dunkirk Evacuation and was then used as a signal ship throughout World War II. After the war she was returned to Lady Burton.
- 1951: Purchased by Albert Batchelor in Southampton.
- 1966: Removed from British Registry Re-named her Marina II in 1966
- 1993: Purchased by Allen Short in Dearborn, South Africa under the name Dorita.
- 1998: Moved to Galveston Texas Renamed Grey Mist (original Name)
- 2016: Purchased by current owner that began a total restoration
- 2017: Current owner has completed the restoration and has decided to bring "Grey Mist" to Florida to be sold
- 2 Year total restoration over $7M spent
- New John Deer diesel engines
- New generators
- New air conditioning and all systems
- New Garmin electronics
- New SeaKeeper Zero speed stabilizers
- New paint and new teak decks
- All new interior hard and soft goods and new windows
Grey Mist is a 98 year old piece of history that has had extensive updating and work done to the vessel prior to the listing of the vessel with a broker. Since the owner has now died, not all records of the work done is available, any prospective buyers should rely on their own investigations and surveys for equipment warranties, sea worthiness, installation of previous work ,modifications, and potential use as a coastal cruiser rather than a trans-oceanic vessel.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Allied Marine is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bradford Marine Yacht Sales.