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.




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