The father of Horace Pitcher’s wife Mary worked as an editor for the local newspaper Dilliway and wrote the following article after the christening of Phynella in 1937:
A New Yacht
“Eleven tons Bermudian cutter yacht Phynella.”
Carrying a string of racing colours and the R.B.Y.C. vice-commodore’s flag, and with a bouquet of flowers on her bow, she slid gracefully down the slipways after she had been christened by Mrs. F.B. Pitchers, mother of the owners. There is a novel mast stepping on the cabin top, so constructed that all weight and thrust of the spar comes on the keel.
Accommodation from forward to aft is as follows: Fore peak for light gear, chain, etc.; galley, with pantry sink draining to sea through sea cock, and gas cooker, special construction to carry mast, arched and forming a decorative and useful nest of cupboards and drawers for crockery, glass and cutlery; saloon with 6 ft. ins settee and berth with V springs; then two 6 ft. 3 ins sleeping berths with chart tables overlap, which at night fold up to the ship’s side. There is a movable partition between these berths and the saloon, so that for day sailing the whole of the space below is one large cabin.