William Fife EVA

Type: Gaff Cutter

Eva Specifications:

LOA: 57’6″ / 17.50m
LOD: 42’6″ / 13.0m
LWL: 29’6″ / 9.0m
Beam: 9’10” / 3.0m
Draft: 6’7” / 2.0m
Hull Number:
Designer: William Fife III
Original Owner: F Glenn Mac Andrew, of Knock Castle Largs
Current Owner:
Year Built: 1906
Built By: William Fife & Sons, Scotland
Hull Material: Mahogany / Teak
Gross Displacement: 9 tons
Sail Number:

 

Historical:

EVA was designed by William Fife III in accordance with the regulations of the second Linear Rating Rule, the last yacht built by William Fife & Sons under this formula.

EVA is the third yacht built from William Fife III’s initial design. The first was CARMEN (design No 489) build by Jensen in Norway in 1902. The second was NINIA (No 498) also built by Jensen in Norway with a leaden keel, in place of a cast-iron one, as with CARMEN.

Ownership History:

2001 – date – The present owner
1998 – 2001 – Sr Don Jose Sanches Abril, Malaga
1993 – 1997 – Sr Don Anastasio Perez, Cadiz
1977 – 1992 – Mr and Mrs Wallace Wade, Germany
1972 – 1975 – Mr C P Van der Walt and Mr P J Hendrikse
1969 – 1971 – Commanders A J H Goodwin and V M Lake
1959 – 1968 – Mr and Mrs B J Sandeman, Delarne Rhu
1953 – 1958 – Brothers; Robert and John Dunlop-Urie, sons of the previous owner
1949 – 1952 – Mr Robert Urie, Greenock
1947 – 1948 – Mr Ronald Jay.
1939 – 1946 – Mr Peter Simpson, Hunter’s Quay – Changed the gaff rigging to Bermuda Rig, removing the bowsprit. He substituted the male mast and topmast for a single mast of greater height.
1913 – 1938 Mr Robert Graham, Greenock

Restoration History:

Completely rebuilt in 2002 in Astilleros Mediterraneo (Malaga), Astilleros Belliure (Denia) and Astilleros Belliure (Calpe), Spain.

 

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