Photo Album

Spreading of Tony's ashes

Belfast May 2021

May cruise 2021

Rathlin Island 2021

Glenarm 2021

New Years Day 2020 Belfast Cruise

Ilmatar on new pontoon Belfast Jan 2020

20120 w Years Day Cruise

Escorted by 4 dolphins near IOM

Maria & Wendy Belfast June 7th 2019

New pontoon at Donegall Quay Belfast

Gleanarm May 2019

Ballycastle May 2019

Easter 2019 at Belfast. (Note steam train)

Belfast at Easter 2019

Boxing Day Cruise 2018

Boxing Day at the Titanic Hotel 2018

Belfast Marina Sept 2018

Belfast Marina Sept 2018

Belfast Marina Sept 2018

Belfast Maritime Festival 2018

Boxing Day cruise 2017 to Titanic Hotel

Wendy's birthday cruise to Bangor

Committee boat for Presidents Cup and Hansa 303 Irish

Committee boat for Presidents Cup and Hansa 303 Irish

Committee boat for Presidents Cup and Hansa 303 Irish

Ocean Cruising Club, American & Canadian visting yachties aboard Ilmatar for a trip to Belfast

Ilmatar along side the Thompson Dock pumping station during a visit to HMS Carolinetaniv

Ilmatar acting as Mothership for Classic Regatta

Local Councillors going to see the new coastal path


Ilmatar at Liverpool 2015

Breakaway Trophy presented to Ilmatar II in appreciation of our support to Belfast Sailability

Keeper for the Manson Trophy presented to Ilmatar II for Distance Log Award 2014

Presented by Royal Scottish Motor Yacht Club.

The Manson Trophy is on display at Kip Marina

Ilmatar & Crew to Belfast for Boxing Day Cruise 2014

Cardiff BayYacht Club 2014

Porthcawl 2014

Leaving Albert Dock, Liverpool. (Photo by Nick Mercer))

Leaving Albert Dock, Liverpool. (Photo by Nick Mercer)

Albert Dock, Liverpool 2014

Tied up at Menia Bridge waiting for the tide

Swellies here we come

Keeping an eye on the boat at Gloucester

Gloucester 2014

Tied up at Fosters Bar, Gloucester 2014

Stocking up essential supplies

Maria at work

Brunels Bridge, Bristol

Bristol 2014

Maria at Upton on Severn

River Severn

Dolphins swimming with the boat at Helwick Sands

Crew on watch at the Severn Bridge

Ian & Wills

St Davids Head, Milford Haven

The pipes played by Bill Millin, Lord Lovat’s legendary D-Day piper, to pipe his comrades onto Sword

Beach at the D-Day landings were carried from Fort William to Portsmouth, accompanied by a

flotilla of Small Ships to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Normandy Landings. Calling

at various ports along the way, Carrickfergus was the nominated port for Northern Ireland.

The Millen Pipes arrived in Belfast from Cairnryan on Friday 9th May 2014 and transported by TSDY

ILMATAR II, along with many of the visiting Veterans, to Carrickfergus Harbour.

Voyage details

Pipes arriving

70th D Day Celebrations

Wreath laying

Boat side service

Boat side service

D Day 70th Celebrations

Lagan Flotiila. Over 60 boats up to Belfast

Howard & Maria Boxing Day Cruise

Ilmatar II at Belfast Weir. Boxing Day 2011

Some of the crew.

Portishead Lock

Bristol Dock

Cast Iron front rescued from the entrance to a tunnel that went under Cardiff Bay to Penarth.

Now on front of workshop at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club.

Worcester Bridge. Tight Squeeze

Lock on River Severn

Ilmatar heading up the River Severn for Stourport

Gloucester Dock


Chart plotter showing the boat at Stourport

Stourport and CSC exchanging Burgees

Sharpness Canal

Albert Dock, Liverpool

Belfast Maritime Festival 2010

Staff of NIEA who used Ilmatar II for a floating office at Portaferry Marina

Howard & Maria with previous owners Ian & June

Maria receiving the 2008 Cruising Log Award from the Carrickfergus Sailing Club

The crew of Ilmatar II with the RSMYC Martin Brown Cup

Ilmatar II - 2008 winner of the Points Cup first presented by Martin W.H. Brown in 1934. This Royal Scottish Motor Yacht Club cup is awarded annually for the best log .

Video of Ilmatar on the Newry Canal

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