• 38.1 m
  • 1911
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 500 000 €


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Classic Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1911
  • YearBuilt: 1911
  • Year Refit: 2004
  • Refit Type: Re-built @ Fairlie Restoration Ltd 2001-2004
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/4 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/7
  • LOA: 125' 0" (38.10m)
  • LWL: 71' 11" (21.90m)
  • LOD: 95' 2" (29.00m)
  • Beam: 17' 5" (5.30m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 11' 10" (3.60m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 7 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 500 Miles
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: 60 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 500 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,000 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 4
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 7
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Mahogany
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: William Fife III
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: William Fife III
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 6 LP-STE
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: N/A


TYPE Classic Sailing Yacht
HULL NO. 595
MODEL 19m Gaff Cutter 1st International Rule
BUILDER William Fife & Sons
RESTORATION Fairlie Restoration Ltd. (2001-2004)
YEAR 1911
REFIT 2004 re-built
CONSTRUCTION Mahogany over steel frames secured with bronze
CLASSIFICATION REFIT Lloyd’s register and1st International Rule 19m
FLAG 315UK - Glasgow
ENGINES 1 x 315 Hp Yanmar
GT 59.9 tons
KEEL 38 tons / Lead Ballast
PAINT SYSTEM International paint system on hull
Varnish is traditional Epifanes
LOA 38.10m /125’
LOD 29.00m / 95’
LWL 21.90m / 63’
BEAM 5.30m / 17’3’’
DRAFT 3.60m / 11’7’’
CRUISING SPEED 7 knots @ 2,800 rpm
RANGE 500nm @ 7 knots
ACCOMMODATION 4 x Guests in 3 cabins
1 x Twin, 2 x Single
CREW 7 x Crew in Pipecots and 1 x Captain
FUEL 1,000 litres in 2 x stainless steel tanks
FRESH WATER 500 litres in 1 polypropylene tank
GREY WATER 150 litres in 1 polypropylene tank
BLACK WATER 500 litres in 1 polypropylene tank
After careful dismantling and restoration, it was possible to reinstate virtually all of the original owner and guest accommodation. Consistent with her racing pedigree, the interior design is restrained with weight-saving open deckheads which reveal the structure. Only few changes have been made but include the addition of modern services and some enhancements such as a shower in the owner’s bathroom replacing the original sunken bath whose space is now given over to the engine room
As in 1911 Mariquita’s principal accommodation consists of a gracious saloon with dining table, fitted desk and sofa. A passageway aft of this leads to the main companionway, a starboard single cabin and a port single cabin.
The twin cabin aft has its own direct deck access via a dog house where protected seating allows outside visibility.
Forward of the saloon a more pragmatic approach was adopted to provide accommodation for seven crew and the captain in his own cabin.
ENGINE 1 x Yanmar 6 LP-STE, 315Hp @ 3,800 rpm
GEARBOX ZF 63; ratio 2.5:1
EXHAUST Halyard Dry
PROPELLERS Off centre 32’’ feathering Variprop
STEERING SYSTEM Thomas Reid traditional quadrant + pinion + emergency tiller
GENERATORS Fischer Panda 15 KVA, 2014
ELECTRICITY PRIMARY 230 v 50 Hz Single Phase from generator or
shore power via 8 KVA Ivet isolating transformer
ELECTRICITY AUXILLIARY 230 V supply from 24 service batteries via 2.5
Mastervolt inverter
24 v DC supply from 12 Gel cells, total capacity
12 v DC supply converted from 24 v cells
WATER MAKER HEM series 25 producing 200 litres/hour
WATER HEATER C Warm single coil 90 litres
WATER PRESSURE Aqua Major 40litres/minute
SAILS All new sails by James Lawrence Sailmakers (J.L.)
Old by Ratsey & Lapthorne (R.L.)
SAILWARDROBE All traditionally cut and hand finished
Full details to be found in the inventory
MAINSAIL x 2 3,500 sqft 1 x 2004, 1 x 2008 (J.L.)
STAYSAIL x 2 715 sqft 1 x 2004, 1 x 2008 (J.L.)
REACHING STAYSAIL 846 sqft 2012 (J.L.)
No 1 JIB x 2 807 sqft 1 x2004 (R.L x 2.), 1 x 2008
No 2 JIB 579 sqft 2004 (R.L.)
No 3 JIB 426 sqft 2004 (R.L.)
No 1 JIB TOPSAIL x 2 522 sqft 1 x 2004 (R.L.), 1X2014 (J.L.)
No 2 JIB TOPSAIL x 2 283 sqft 1 x2004, 1x2012 (J.L.)
N° 3 Jib Topsail 1 x 2004 (R.L.)
JACK-YARD TOPSAIL x 2 1,000 sqft 1 x 2004 (R.L.), 1 x 2010 (J.L.)
WORKING TOPSAIL x 2 632 sqft 1 x 2004 (R.L.), 1 x 2010 (J.L.)
DELIVERY MAINSAIL-TRYSAIL 1,380 sqft (loose footed) 2004 (R.L.)
Sheets on to Deck
DELIVERY MAIN TOPSAIL 260 sqft 2004 (R.L.)
DELIVERY STAYSAIL 479 sqft (with reef points), 2004 (R.L.)
SPINNAKER/BALLOONER x2 3,700 sqft 1 x 2004 (R.L.), 1 x 2008 (R.L.)
MAIN MAST Solid Columbian Pine
BOOM Solid Columbian Pine
BOWSPIT Solid Columbian Pine
TOPMAST x 2 (1 spare) Hollow Sitka Spruce
GAFFF Hollow Sitka Spruce
JACK YARD Hollow Sitka Spruce
CLUB YARD Hollow Sitka Spruce
SPINNAKER POLE Hollow Sitka Spruce
BLOCKS Wooden blocks by Colin Frake
RIGGING Traditional, all spliced and served
WIRES Galvanised plough wire
LINES English Braid 3 strand
Some modifications needed in order to cruise with 6. Getting the main down is the problem – The answer is Lazyjacks.
COMPASS Traditional binnacle and Halcyon 2000
NAVIGATION SYSTEM Nav Computer Pro with Max Sea
Time Zero (2014)
AUTOMATIC PILOT Brookes & Gatehouse ACP2 w/Whitelock motor
RADAR Raymarine RL80CRC w/chart plotter
GPS Raystar 120
WEATHER FAX Furuno D fax 207N
WIND INSTRUMENTS Brookes & Gatehouse Hercules 2000 System
SATCOM Thrane & Thrane Mini Inmarssat C
VHF Icom 2012
SSB Furuno FM1570 150W
ANCHOR CAPSTAN Thomas Reid hydraulic reproduction of original
with gypsy.
ANCHOR 1 x 65 kg CQR (140lbs) + 1 x CQR 105lbs
1 x 108 kg cast bronze Fisherman
WINCHES 5 x Meissner 77/3 electrical
(3 for sheets, 2 for main halyards)
STAUNCHIONS Full set of bronze with s/s wire
GANGPLANK 1 x Aluminium, for winter, 1 x carbon
MISCELLANEOUS Full Set Crew Uniforms – all by Gaastra 2013
Full set wet weather gear – all by Gaastra 2013
The galley maintains its original styling, but has been entirely re-designed.
1 x Fridge
1 x Freezer
1 x Icemaker
Gas Hob x4 burners
Gas Oven
Nespresso Coffee maker
Silver cutlery engraved with Fife dragon
Full set monogrammed crockery with “Mariquita”
Full Set of crystal glasses
Full set of Crew crockery and cutlery
1 x 11’ / 3.3m Clinker rowing tender
1 x 11’5’’ / 3.50m Novurania, with Toisha 25Hp outboard 2 stroke, 2007
Mariquita is one of the most iconic yachts in the history of the sport and her career spanning over a century is one of the great maritime stories.
Designed and built for industrialist Arthur Stothert by William Fife III, she was launched in 1911 at Fairlie on the Clyde in Scotland. Mariquita combined Fife’s design with the high build quality of his celebrated yard.
In 1915 she was sold, ending up in neutral Norway where she spent the war years. She returned to Great Britain after the war and was brought to West Mersea by Arthur Hempstead. His firm undertook the decommissioning. Her fine mast was chopped away above the deck, her keel bolts let go and 40 tonnes of lead cut into scrap on the Mersea Hard. The hulk of the once-beautiful yacht was towed to Woodbridge on the River Deben and in 1958 moved to Pin Mill, on the River Orwell. After 30 years as a houseboat in Suffolk the timely intervention of William Collier and Albert Obrist in 1991 led to her landmark restoration at Fairlie Restorations
After years of painstaking work Mariquita finally appeared in 2004. With Mariquita’s restoration, her owners sought not only to save a unique yacht, but also the quality ethos to which she was built and raced back in 1911. The Mariquita Project was one of the most professional and well-resourced classic yacht programmes ever undertaken. She started a highly successful nine-year campaign that saw Mariquita star at regattas throughout Europe.
However in 2012, Mariquita was unexpectedly offered for sale. The syndicate who eventually purchased her was helped by inheriting some of the existing Mariquita crew. With a yacht as complex as Mariquita where everything is done by hand, working as a team is paramount. It took time for the crew to bed in but by the fourth regatta in Barcelona the skipper George Newman was seeing signs of real improvement. Despite some dramatic conditions in both Mahon and Cannes and some very close racing with her great rivals Moonbeam IV and Cambria, Mariquita arrived in Saint-Tropez for the final regatta of the season in good shape with six podium finishes under her belt.
Her 2014 season ended with even better results – after winning overall the Big Boat class in the Panerai Grand Prix, Mariquita then went on to come second in Les Voiles de St Tropez, behind the mighty gaff schooner Elena. She is now ready to be passed on to her next custodian.

Mariquita combines Fife’s design talent and refined aesthetic with the high construction qualities of his celebrated yard. The 19m Class is slightly smaller than most Big Class cutters and fulfilled the aspiration to have a matched class of big cutters. As a racer she held a distinguished place within her class and won the King’s Cup.
After over five decades as a houseboat, her future was in doubt until she was saved in 1991. Ten years later the painstaking task of restoring her to racing condition was started. Though her spars and lead keel were lost, her fabulous original interior remained.
It took 3 years at Fairlie Restorations to restore the yacht to match the original structural requirements of the class. She was rebuilt to Lloyd’s Register and to her 1912 configuration which provided some speed enhancement over the initial design of 1911.
In order to achieve great hull strength and to save weight the designers opted for a composite construction, a full steel structure planked over in mahogany and secured with bronze fastenings. Addition of modern coatings, bedding compounds and insulation methods, a new engine and modern systems have been installed and five powered winches ensure far greater longevity without altering her sailing characteristics.
All planking was renewed in 2’’/51mm African Mahogany.
Teak decks is laid over 0.8’’ /20mm plywood
All structural fastenings are Nickel Aluminium Bronze
Previous names: Mariquita; Maud IV