TRAILBOARDS for GRATIA
Gratia was built by Camper and Nichoson in 1900 as Bertha. The trailboards were carved directly into her stem. The stem of the yacht was severely damaged following a collision with a fishing vessel. A new stem was fitted to the yacht, and a stemhead prepared for carving, using fragments of the original as a template. This was then fitted to the yacht and working from a dinghy alongside, I completed the carving onto the stem.