15 June 1894: Local Yachting News, Southampton. At Luke’s yard, Hamble, Sphinx, yawl, is ready for sea. Mr Richard Bennett’s new boat was launched on Tuesday; she will be known as Apteryx, and is a cutter of 16 tons burthen. The new 15-ton cruiser is also ready for launching. Baladeuse, s.y., Mr Spencer Chapman, was launched and left for Southampton. Bianca, 24 tons, schooner, Mr Hewitt, is ready for sea. Daisy, yawl, has had her decks caulked, and was repainted, and will complete her outfit next week. Dormouse, s.y., Col. Dugmore, has had a new deck-house, and sundry other alterations on deck and below, and left the yard. St Bernard, schooner, Mr Macdonald, is awaiting orders to re-fit, after having undergone some extensive repairs. Ninette, s.y., Mr Rodewald, is hauled up, had her copper stripped off, and is being caulked and re-coppered previous to fitting out for the season. Coralie, cutter, Mr Tasker, and Amiasona, cutter, Major Bogle, are also fitting out; and Susan, cutter, Major Finch, and Daisie, cutter, Mr Croxhall, have left the yard. Mariposa has also left. Lady Ruth, cutter, Mr Trollope, went to Southampton to be measured, and sailed for Erith; and Charm, Mr Howard, returned to the yard after a short cruise. Other yachts fitting out are Azalea, yawl, Mr Wise; Cypreoe, sloop, Mr McAndrew; and St Joseph, s.y. This yacht has just been let to Mr Curtis, who has taken the Vicarage, Hamble, for the season. The firm have finished the ½-rater they had in hand for some time, and she will be known as Vie; the new house-boat for Mr Brown is also nearing completion.