'Maid Marian' was built in 1908 by William Crossfield & Sons, Beach Walk, for Joe Twynould, the proprietor of the Star Restaurant in Morecambe, a keen amateur yachtsman. 'Maid Marian' is slightly larger than one of her sister ships, 'Severn'. Whilst in the ownership of Joe Twynould, she was oftern sailed in Scottish waters. In 1917, whe was registered as a fishing boat, LR177, common practice at the end of the First World War.
In 1921, she was dereigstered as a fishing boat and moved to Windermere where she was photographed by Arthur Ransome during the 1929 Windermere Freeze with his wife by the bowspirt.
She was sold on the death of Joe Twynould, 1937 and is reputed to be the first yacht to visit Dunkirk after D-Day.
'Maid Marian' was sailed in the Baltic in the 1960s, which must have been exciting given her low freeboard, and featured on a Yachting Monthly Cover in 1970.
In 1974 she was kept at Emsworth, Chichester Harbour and sold to a new owner in 1980 who undertook a total rebuild in his back garden, including fitting a bigger mast. She was sold again in 2003 and 2011.