Category Archives: Bermudian Cutter

William Fife CAMBRIA

Fife “Cambria” Specifications: ex 1934 - 1962 Lilias LOA: 135′ 0″ * LOD: 111′ 0″ * LWL: 78′ 0″ * Beam: 20′ 5″ * Draft: 9′ 3″ * Ballast: * Displacement: 162 Tonnes Sail Area: 8,270 sq ft * Yard Number: 758 * Hull material: Steel * Rig: Bermudan Cutter * Designer: William Fife III * Type: 23 Metre Class * Built by: William Fife & Son, Fairlie * Year Built: 1928 * Restored By: Fairlie Restorations * Current Name: Cambria * Original Owner: Sir William Berry * Current Owner: 2004- Cambria Yachts Limited * Sail Number: K4 Known Racing History: ? Ownership History: 2004 - Cambria Yachts Limited 2001 - 2004 - John David 1995 - 2001 - Denis O'Neil and John David 1986 - 1995 - Charlie Whitcombe - New Zealander 1973 - 1986 - Michael Sears - American 1964 - 1973 - Georges Plouvier - Home port Pireaus 1962 - 1964 - Belgian Consulate, Andre' J.M. Verbeke 1936 - 1962 - Harold Giraud - Port of Chios, Turkey 1934...
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William Fife “Mikado”

Fife “Mikado” Specifications: LOA: 42′ 0″ * LOD: * LWL: 30′ 0″ * Beam: 8′ 7″ * Draft: 6′ 7″ * Ballast: 4000 kilograms * Displacement: 7.7 tonnes * Sail Area: * Yard Number: 509 * Hull material: Mahogany and Pitch Pine * Rig: Bermudan Cutter * Designer: William Fife * Type: 1904 Clyde Linear 30 class * Built by: W Fife Fairlie * Year Built: 1904 * Restored By: * Current Name: Mikado * Original Owner: Sir William Corry * Current Owner: Sir Michael & Beverley Briggs * Sail Number: 6 Known Racing History: 2013 - The Fife Regatta - Class 2: Winner 2011 - British Classic Week - Overall Winner One design racing - In her second season Mikado achieved a total of 6 firsts, 3 seconds and thirds out of 36 starts, placing her third place overall out eight 30 footers. Known Restoration History: Historical: William Fife built Mikado for Sir William Corry as a 'Clyde 30' at a time when the...
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William Fife “Solway Maid”

Fife “Solway Maid” Specifications: LOA: 52′ 7″ LWL: 35′ 0″ Beam 10′ 9″ Draft 7′ 6″ Hull Number: 825 Rig: Bermudian Cutter Designer: William Fife III Built by: William Fife & Son, Fairlie, Scotland Year Built: 1938 Design influenced by the Metre Classes, built on spec 1938, sold in 1940, and laid up for the duration of WWII. The last of the Fife's to leave the Fairlie yard. 1940-1974 "Solway Maid" was owned by F. Ivan Carr and sailed in Scotland waters extensively, and maintained in original construction form, except for replacing the tiller for wheel steering. She remains the least altered of all Fifes designs, and a formidable competitor on the Med racing circuit.   sm-fife  ...
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William Fife HALLOWEEN

William Fife “Halloween” Specifications: LOA: 81′ 1″ / 24.7m - LOD: 71' 2" / 21.7m - LWL: 45′ 11″ / 14.0m - Beam: 14′ 9″ / 4.5m - Draft: 11′ 5″ / 3.5m - Original Rig: Bermudian Cutter - Hull Number: - Construction: Wood - Engines: 80hp - Cruising Speed: 8 knots - Fuel consumption: 8 litres/per hour - Designer: William Fife - Original Owner: Lt Col JFN Baxendale - Built: 1926 - Year Refit: 2008 Fairlie Restoration - Built By: William Fife & Son - Original Price: - Boat Location: - Current Name: Halloween - Current Owner: - Sail Number: The 24.7m cutter Hallowe'en designed by William Fife III for Lt Col JFN Baxendale, was built to the 15m rule and launched in 1926 just in time to compete in the ORC FastNet. William Fife III, designer of a number of classic yachts still racing today was quoted once as saying "Hallowe'en is the perfect gentleman's yacht. She...
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