Bluebird of Chelsea

Bluebird was built in 1931 by Thornycroft for Sir Malcolm Campbell to commemorate his Knighthood and to celebrate breaking the land speed record with his car Bluebird at 246mph. She participated in Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of 338,000 British and French troops from the beaches of DUNKIRK in 1940. She also took part in the Queens Jubilee Parade in 2012. She is a fine example of a Gentleman’s motor yacht of the 1930s, and with her naval history, unique interior fittings, present splendour and astonishing story, Bluebird of Chelsea has not only been a lucky ship but also a happy ship. Long may she continue to be both.
  • Boat Type: Motor Yacht
  • Boat Length: 52ft
  • Boat Beam: 11ft
  • Boat Draft: 4ft 3ins
  • Boat Displacement: 23.42 tons
  • Boat Engine: 2 x Perkins M130 Diesels
  • Boat Construction: Double mahogany on Canadian rock elm
  • Boat Builder: Thornycroft, Hampton-on-Thames
  • Boat Year: 1931