Supermarine Air Yacht
The Supermarine Air Yacht was a three Jaguar engines, all metal luxury passenger carrying flying boat designed and built in 1930 for the Hon. Arthur Guinness for pleasure flights around the Mediterranean. It carried a crew of four and six passengers, and was to replace his Supermarine Solent, but was rejected by Guinness.
The Air Yacht was first flown in February 1930. The only one built, G-AASE, was then sold to Mrs J.J.James who named it ‘Windward III’.
The aircraft crashed on 25 January 1933 near Positano in the Gulf of Salerno with no casualties, The wreckage was taken to Giuseppe & Paolo Vigliar shipyard, Salerno. and was later scrapped.