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Grey Mist, a 135’ yacht built by the prestigious yacht builders of Camper & Nicholson, is a vessel filled with rich history and lavish luxury. Launched in Southampton, England, Grey Mist has travelled around continents, participated in the largest navel evacuation in history at Dunkirk in World War II, and been host to a variety of celebrities, business moguls, and lords and ladies. Able to sleep 12 adults in elaborate staterooms and entertain more with her massive salon, bar, and modern galley, Grey Mist goes beyond just your standard pleasure yacht. From 2003 to 2011 Grey Mist underwent an extensive refit upgrading all her major mechanical and electrical components and restoring all her luxurious accommodations.
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In 1919 Grey Mist was a dream for H.N. Anderson. By 1920 the exclusive ship makers of Camper & Nicholson had made this dream a reality and created Grey Mist. Throughout the years Grey Mist lived history, from being requisitioned by the British Navy for the Dunkirk Evacuation and as a signal ship throughout World War II, to entertaining various royalty, tycoons, and even Hollywood celebrities. Many years later Grey Mist’s current owner discovered her in South Africa, in 1993, where he set to work preparing her for the trip to America. Traveling in 1998 around the Cape and crossing the Atlantic, Grey Mist arrived in Texas where she has undergone an extensive refit, from 2003 to 2011, restoring her to the brilliance of her past years while modernizing her with today’s advanced equipment. Now Grey Mist waits in Texas prepared to see where she will take her next owner.
Grey Mist boasts 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 four, 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, with two Ionic columns on either end. 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 Corian like solid surface forming the counter, two icemakers, plenty of wine storage and cooling, and rich stained wood cabinetry for plenty of storage space.
In 1919 the first blueprints for Grey Mist were written up for H.N. Anderson. A year later Grey Mist, yard #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 re-named 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 current 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. Now she resides in Galveston Texas where she has been restored to her previous glory.
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.
After Grey Mist crossed the Atlantic to Texas the current 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. Engines were replaced, new electronics installed, modern appliances added, even the hull was encased in a protective layer of fiberglass to preserve the original steel. Below is a short list of some, but not all of the work that has been done.
Replaced diesel engines with (2) Caterpillar 3306 240hp Diesel Engines
Installed new exhaust system for all engines and generators
Installed Norpro 4045TMG X 65 – 65Kw Diesel Generator
Installed Norpro 400N1 – 45Kw Diesel Generator
Installed bow thruster
Installed Caterpillar 3406 240hp Diesel engine and hydraulic pump to power bow thruster, stabilizers, and windlass
Installed stabilizer system
Sandblasted and painted entire boat
Covered hull below the waterline with fiberglass
Installed complete air conditioning system
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 and the two person elevator (installed 2006). 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 and an entrance to the two person elevator.
Aft of the entrance foyer is Grey Mist’s galley. The galley is equipped with all modern appliances, plenty of counter space and ample storage.
GE four burner electric stove/oven
Dual stainless steel sinks
GE dish washer
LG washer and dryer
Magic Chef 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 wood table between two elaborate columns down the centerline of the boat, surrounded by eight renaissance sculptured fashion chairs. 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 52" flat screen TV. The salon is also home to the ships bar which boasts a wine cooler, two ice makers, a stainless steel sink, and ample storage space.
Located on the lower deck, accessible by the stairs in the foyer or the elevator, 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.
Wesmar CPS 1000 gyro stabilizer controller
Wesmar thruster control
Raymarine ST60+ rudder angle meter
Raymarine C120 Autohelm series chartploter/radar display
Raymarine ST60+ depth sounder
Raymarine Radome Scanner Radar
Raymarine ST60+ Speed indicator
Icom VHF Marine IC-M802, DSC enabled
Icom VHF Marine IC-M422, DSC enabled
Small TV to monitor (2) cameras mounted in engine room
Hydraulic Crane (Estimated 1 TON)
20 person life raft (Coast Guard Certified till 5/2012)
Caterpillar 3406 240hp Diesel Engine for Bow Thruster, Stabilizers, and Windlass (Installed 2006)
Norpro 4045TMG X 65 – 65KW Diesel Generator used as primary generator (New 2006)
Norpro 400N1 – 45KW Diesel Generator used as backup generator (New 2006)
(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 three single bunks, separate head and shower.
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.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 877-277-3352Tel: 832-864-2030