Type: Auxiliary Cutter: Ocean Racer/Cruiser
Designer: Alfred Mylne and Co., Mevagissy, Scotland, UK.
Builder: Percy Mitchell, Portmellon, Cornwall, UK
Year: 1938 Name: “MORVA”
LOA: 55ft 3in. LWL: 38 ft. Beam: 11ft.7in. Draft: 7’ 6”
Displacement: 18.6 LT Ballast: 9.16LT Lloyds Registered #: 4586
Sail Area: 1,200 sq.ft. appx. Power: Perkins, diesel
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Designed by one of the acknowledged leaders in the shaping of seaworthy ocean racers, Alfred Mylne and recently surveyed by British wooden boat expert Ian Nicolson. Feature in Percy Mitchell’s book “A Boatbuilders Story” and rumored to once have belong to the King of England, “Morva” is a significant part of wooden yacht racing history.
Currently in restoration at STAYS-Marine with an estimated launch date in the spring of 2010. The keel has been removed and re-fastened, all the hull splines have been removed and the port side is complete, starboard 50% complete. Suspect frames have been replaced and all iron brackets have been replaced with stainless fabrications. Suspect planking lap-seams have been reworked and the hull will be completely re-faired within two months.
Price: Serious offers only