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Bond of Birkenhead Classic 50' Gaff Rig

Build year:  1900

Mallorca, Germany

Sailing boat for sale

390,000 EUR

  • Flensburger Yacht-Service Gmbh & Co. KG
  • Am Industriehafen 4
  • DE24937 Flensburg
  • Germany
  • +49 461 177 27 51
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Classic 50' Gaff Rigg - MARIGAN Year: 1898 LENGTH OVERALL (LOA) 15.30 m LENGTH OVER DECK (LOD) 18.90 m LENGTH WATERLINE m 11.50 m BEAM 3.30m DRAFT 2.20m DISPLACEMENT 13 tons CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL Pitch & Oregon pine planking Iroko HULL COLOUR Black ENGINE Perkins 50hp diesel TANKS FUEL 43 l, WATER xxxx l, BLACK-/GREYWATER xxxx l ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DC 24 V : AC 230 V CLASSIFICATION None DESIGNER Charles Livingston FLAG German LYING IN Palma de Mallorca ASKING PRICE € 390,000 VAT STATUS Exempt Comments: MARIGAN, launched in 1989 as MOLITA (Little Molly after his daughter), was designed by Charles Livingstone for his own personal use and built by Bond of Birkenhead. Charles Livingstone was extremely successful in the design of small rates – his 2 ½ Rater MODWEN was one of the few to beat the famous Herreshoff WENOAH on the Clyde. Livingstone incidentally was later to serve on the English committee for the America’s Cup. MARIGAN was apparently originally equipped with a Kelvin 2.5 hp engine, she was re-engined in 1936. Moreover in the late 30’s her rig was transformed to that of a Marconi ketch. At that time she was sailed by a crew of 4, all of whom were quartered in the forward cabin. MARIGAN was designed as a fast cruiser and her undoubted appeal inspired her current owner to rescue her. In doing so he has not just breathed new life into her. Every aspect is impressive - his aim to sail the Classic Circuit with family and friends on a boat without weakness in her structure which includes a solid teak deck. MARIGAN is therefore no delicate 100 year old museum piece but a true vintage yacht to be sailed hard as originally intended. A gaff rig with top sail will always inspire but MARIGAN has an almost natural quality about her as she sails. She is fast, strong and beautiful. When the present owner purchased the yacht she was in need of serious attention but worth a thorough rebuilt with the aim she last another 100


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