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55' Auxilary Cutter Morva

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

Interior removed for restoration, 6ft. plus headroom.

List of equipment:
Original equipment available, final specifications pending.

Early racing history:
Participant in numerous RORC off-shore events. 4th in the Cowes to Dinard race, Winner of the 1950 Falmouth to Belle Ile race, 4th in the Plymouth to LaRochelle race, and 16th in the 1953 Fastnet race. Winner of the 1954 Brixham to Belle Ile race as well as the winner of the 1947 Solent to Falmouth race.


Remarks about history and general condition:
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