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Argyll

Designed by Olin Stephens in 1948 on the back of the success of Stormy Weather and Dorade, Argyll has proved herself on the race course in her own right. She

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Baccarat

Baccarat was built for Georges Coumantaros, a wealthy Greek American who later gained fame in yacht racing with a series of IOR maxis called Boomerang. Legend has it that he

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Barbara

Originally built for Herbert T Hines and the initial restoration was started by Juan Sanchez who also restored the Fife design, ‘Eva‘ Text courtesy of www.classicyachtinfo.com

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Baruna

‘Baruna’ was built to the maximum size under the CCA rule and won first overall in the 1938 Bermuda Race, setting the Race record in the process. She won this

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SY Binker

Binker

1934 Starling Burgess and Donaldson designed the cutter Binker Which was built locally at Julius Peterson Shipyard located in New Jersey BINKER was designed for Boyd Donaldson, a yacht broker

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BlueBird 1938

The dreamers of the day, proclaimed T.E. Lawrence, are the dangerous men, for they act on their dreams. Such a man was Captain Sir Malcolm Campbell, racing driver, and legendary

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Chinook

Chinook is a New York 40 launched in 1916 by N.G.Herreshoff along with her eleven sisters. This one design class raced together for around 10 years and gained the nick

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Chips

Chips was built in 1913, designed by W.Starling Burges and built in Marble head. Chips is a P Class yacht of the 1903 universal rule and was originally called Onda

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Circe

Circe is a Sparkman & Stephens marconi yawl launched in 1950. She immediately went on to win the Fastnet in 1951 and the Bermuda race in 1954. After prior restorations

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Clarionet

” An iconic race winner by any standards, her light weight – for that period nevertheless belies the strength of Clarionet’s construction by Lallows and while the accommodation below is

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Comet

Comet was built in 1946, designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built at Henry Grebes shipyard. She sailed the Great Lakes and in the seventies completed a circumnavigation. In 2002

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Corinthian

Launched on 5th May, 1911 Corinthian was built for the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club for $7,300. Renamed ‘Nutmeg III’ for a period.

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Cybelle

The BB11 is a strict One Design, designed in 1956 as a high quality, moderately priced yacht, suited both for day cruising and class racing. As a ‘thoroughbred’ racing boat,

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EA

EA is both glamorous and functional – Designed in 1952, Vittorio Baglietto crafted in EA a yacht both comfortable and performant. She won the Giraglia Race 4 times and absolutely

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Encounter

The present owner found Encounter by coincidence abandoned in a shipyard in Fort Lauderdale, California. After some initial work in Fort Lauderdale, she was shipped to Cap d’ail in the

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SY Endrick

Endrick

Designed by William Fife III and launched at the W. Fife & son yard in 1912. The boat is named after the Endrick river in Scotland, where the first owner

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Fjord 3

Fjord 3 was designed and built by German Frers senior in 1947. She has raced to success by the Frers family since 2016. “The Uruguayan 50-foot classic proved pivotal in

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Hallowe’en

The 24.7m cutter Hallowe’en designed by William Fife III for Lt Col JFN Baxendale, was inspired by the 15m rule and launched in 1926 just in time to compete in

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Inca

There is no mistaking the graceful lines of a 30 Square Meter. With its long, lean hull, generous overhangs and lofty, slim-line Bermudan rig, it is arguably one of the

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Kipawa

In 1937 Christian Jensen designed a 10 metre cruiser-racer for a member of the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club. One year later Kipawa was launched in Son, south of Oslo. The

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Madifra 2

Madifra 2 is built with cold molded mahogany in the shipyard of Gallinari in Anzio (IT) for Ing.  Zamorani, and launched in april 1974. This one tonner,  designed by architect

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Manitou

Manitou is a Sparkman & Stephens design yawl built in 1937 at M.M.Davis & Son in Maryland, USA. In the fifties and sixties J.F.Kennedy used her for holidays and she

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Marga

Marga took part in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic games. She is a 10M Class and was totally restored between 2010 and 2015. She now takes part in the Mediterranean classic

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SY Mariska

Mariska

Mariska is a 15 metre class built in 1908 and from the drawing board of the famous William Fife the third. Of the twenty yachts built to this rule between

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Matrero

The “Matrero” was the first boat designed by German Frers after his time at Sparkman & Stephens in 1970. It was designed as a 2Ton for the IOR formula.  Her construction

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MeerBlick… classic!

Designed in 1916 by the legendary Norwegian designer Johan Anker (1871-1940), this classic yacht was laid down only one year later in his Anker & Jensen shipyard in Vollen in

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Mercury

“Built at the Simms Bros. Shipyard in Dorchester, Massachussets, for J.J. Storrow, she was designed by Sam Crocker. Out of his many designs Mercury is often considered as “perhaps one of

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Myfanwy

Built in 1897 by Sam Bond at his yard at Birkenhead on the River Mersey to the designs of Alexander Richardson (1845-1915) of Liverpool. Alexander Richardson is best known for

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Ojala II

Ojala II was born in Holland in 1973 at the famous Royal Huisman Shipyard. She was built in aluminium and the primary objective was to win the One ton cup

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Olympian

In 1913 and 1914 Olympian won the fabled Macinac race. Since 2014, she has joined the Mediterranean classic circuit and has been very successful.

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Optimist

Between 1967 and1969, the German shipyard Abeking&Rasmussen built 6 yachts of the Richard E. Carter One-Ton design “Optimist” which is a successor of the popular “Tina” incorporating slight modifications.  GER

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Orianda

Orianda was built in 1937 at the Carl Andersen shipyard in Faaborg, Denmark. She was designed by Oskar W.Dahlstrom and is an 85 foot (26m) staysail schooner constructed with a

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Outlaw

Outlaw was designed as a light displacement hull in 1963 by Illingworth & Primrose, UK. She took part in the Admiral’s cup that year, gaining sixth place and in the

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SY Rainbow

Rainbow

Auckland dentist and successful yacht racer A.T. Pittar changed allegiances from the Bailey yard and ordered from Logan Bros. a fast 36 foot linear rater, intended to be raced in

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Rowdy

Rowdy , a New York 40 from 1916, along with her sister ship Chinook, is one of the few survivors of this one design class. This “Fighting Forty” was probably

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Sagittarius

Sagittarius is one of the first IOR yachts designed by S&S and is a sister ship to the second Morning Cloud. The lines were drawn by a young German Frers.

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Scud

Scud is one of 13 identical sloops designed and built by Herreshoff in 1903 and christened the Bar Harbor 31. These yachts have enormous sail carrying ability due to a

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Serenade at Les Voiles d'Antibes

Serenade

“SERENADE was designed by American West Coast sailboat designer Nicholas Potter, who working from the late 1920s through the late 40s; is often known as the “‘Herreshoff of the West.’

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SKY 1890

S/Y SKY was delivered in 1890 as a gaff-rigged yawl by British Thetis Ware. Built with a mahogany hull on oak frames and teak superstructure, Sky was build with the

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Skylark

Skylark, another Sparkman & Stephens yawl built in 1937 by Ff Pendleton yachts, Maine, USA for Judge Lawrence Dunham, is a close sister to Stormy Weather. Her early life was

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Sonata

“Sonata is project number 648 of the prestigious American naval architect John Alden. She was designed by Carl Alberg in 1937 and built in Boston, Massachusetts in the F.F. Pendleton shipyards.

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Spartan

Of the nine New York 50’s built, only one remains, “Spartan”. Herreshoff’s genius has been proven time and time again with this design and she continues to impress with her

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Stormy Weather

Designed by Olin Stephens when he was only twenty-five, Stormy Weather was launched from the Henry Nevins yard in New York in 1934. The following year she won both the

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Talitha

Sold to Charles McCann of the Woolworth family and renamed Chalena, she was later requisitioned by the US Maritime Commission in 1942, and entered service as a gunboat with new

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Tambura

One of the finest and most striking examples of the later days of British wooden motor yacht design and construction, TAMBURA was originally commissioned by a leading scientist who had

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The Blue Peter

The Blue Peter was launched in 1930, although the teak used in the construction of her hull was brought from Thailand in 1870. Her first owner Desmond Molins decided in

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Varuna

Commissioned by Floyd Noble of New York she was originally named ‘Clemencia’. Post WWII in 1946 she was sold, renamed ‘Adios’ and taken to the West Coast of the USA,

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Viola

This beautiful Fife design from 1908 was classed as a historical monument in 1993 in France and although she was designed as a cruising yacht, she now races with great

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Viveka

Viveka, was designed by Frank Paine of Paine, Belknap & Skene and built by Fred Lawley in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1929 and 1930.  She was designed for J.P. Morgan who

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Voscia

The boat was launched with the name ‘Oliana II’, then she was renamed ‘Givar’.   She then changed hands again in ’71 to be renamed ‘Voscia’.   The 4th owner

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