Fife “Moonbeam III” Specifications:

LOA: 98′ 05″ / 30.00m * LOD: 81′ 04″ / 24.81m * LWL: 65′ 0″ / 19.83m * Beam: 15′ 05″ / 4.72m * Draft: 10′ 07″ / 3.25m * Ballast: * Displacement: 41 tonnes * Sail Area: 430 sq m * Yard Number: 491 * Hull material: Teak/Elm/Oak Frames * Rig: Original Yawl/ Current Gaff Cutter * Designer: William Fife III * Type: * Built by: William Fife & Son, Fairlie * Year Built: 1903 * Restored By: Fairlie Restorations * Current Name: Moonbeam of Fife * Original Owner: Charles Plumtree Johnson * Current Owner: * Sail Number:

Known Racing History:

1928 – Course Croisiere de la Mediteranee Winner

Known Restoration History:

2004 – 2005 – Monaco Marine, Cogolin, France
2005 – 2006 – Fairlie, Southampton, UK


MOONBEAM III was launched in 1903, a magnificent yacht which has now become one of the most successful classic yachts in the world. Designed to race, she sailed under the new RORC tonnage rule, which included sailing ships with fitted-out interiors.


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  1. steven behncke

    I was wondering. I am looking for data on the Eblis, I sailed on her in 1977 in Greece, shw was built in 1903 and my research has her built by Fife, but I find no record of an Eblis and she was a Yawl. Was the moonbeam refitted and re-named by chance? Have you heard of the Eblis ? here is a pic. https://hu.pinterest.com/pin/251286854178336317/

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