William Fife 8 metre “Truant”

Fife “Truant” Specifications:

LOA: 41′ 9″ * LWL: 27′ 0″ * Beam: 7′ 7″ * Draft: 5′ 9″ * Hull Number: * Rig: * Designer: William Fife III * Built by: William Fife & Son, Fairlie, Scotland * Year Built: 1910


“Truant” was one of the most successful boats in her class, winning over 200 races, including the 1912 European championships against an Olympic fleet.

She was commissioned by Ralph Gore, Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron, and launched in 1910 to participate in the growing Eight Metre racing schedule. He had been racing Fifteen Meter yachts and wanted to size down to a more easily managed boat. The Truant was a very new design. She was built for hard weather, with a relatively full body and some tumblehome to the topsides. Light winds were not her forte, but she could edge well up to windward in a blow with no difficulty at all.

For more information or to charter “Truant” contact:
Ross Ryan, Westering, Crinan, Argyll, PA31 8SW, Scotland, UK. Tel: (+44)(0)7766 277818 or (+44)(0)1546 830261
Email: truant@crinanclassiccharters.com


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