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SOLWAY MAID

  • 16.02 m
  • 1940
  • WILLIAM FIFE AND SON
  • Malta
  • 450 000 €

ABOUT SOLWAY MAID

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: WILLIAM FIFE AND SON
  • Category: Cutter
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1940
  • YearBuilt: 1940
  • Year Refit: 2013
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Malta
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 0/5 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 52' 7" (16.02m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 10' 10" (3.28m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 7' 7" (2.29m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 0 Tonne
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 150 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 100 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 5
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 5
  • State Rooms: N/A
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: William Fife III
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: n/a
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: N/A

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS

TYPE Vintage Bermudan Cutter
HULL # 825
BUILDER William Fife & Son
NAVAL ARCHITECT William Fife III
YEAR 1940
REFIT 2011 / 2013
CLASSIFICATION Certificate of British Registry
CONSTRUCTION Mahogany planking on wood and SS frames
ENGINE 1 x 44Hp Yanmar
DISPLACEMENT 15 tons
LOA 16.02m / 53’7”
LWL 10.67m / 35’
BEAM 3.28m / 11’9”
DRAFT 2.29m / 8’6”
ACCOMMODATION 5 x Bunks in open plan
FUEL 100 litres / 26.42 US gallons in 1 x SS tank
FRESH WATER 150 litres / 39.63 US gallons
SOLWAY MAID is fitted with 5 x sleeping arrangements:
· 2 x Aft
· 2 x In the dinette amidships
· 1 x At foc’sle
Charcoal stove fitted on board for heating purpose was entirely restored 2011/2013
ENGINE 1 x 44Hp Yanmar
ENGINE HOURS 610 hours April 2016 (The boat has been laid up)
ELECTRICITY 12 V & 220 V
BATTERIES 2 x Units for the WC
1 x For the main engine (95 A)
All New October 2012
CHARGERS Dolphin New October 2012
CONVERTERS Alternator New October 2012
TOILET SYSTEM Electric WC forward
SAILS 15 x Dacron
SAIL AREA 111m2 / (1,200 sqft)
MAIN SAIL 2 x Main Sails
STAYSAIL 1 x Small, 1 x Medium, 1 x Large
GENOA 1 x Genoa
YANKEE 3 x Yankees: 1x Small, 1 x Medium, 1 x Large
SPINNAKERS 3 x Spinnaker Sails: 1 x Small, 1 x Medium, 1 x Large
MPS SAIL 1 x MPS
STORM GIB 1 x Storm Gib Sail
TRY SAIL 1 x Try Sail
MAGNETIC COMPASS Original compass in the steering wheel column
ECHO SOUNDER Tridata: Garmin – removable type
RADAR Garmin
AIS Yes
GPS 1 x GPS Map 5012 (removable type)
CHART PLOTTER 1 x GPS Map 5008 (removable type)
VHF Garmin 300i series GH310i
8. GALLEY/PANTRY
· Refrigerator replaced
· Yacht’s original Metalite cooker (two cooker rings) is fitted in the galley
· Fresh water supply is provided by an electric pump
· Galley sink is also fitted with a hand-operated pump supplying seawater
· 2 x Ornamental oil lamps set in the saloon
SAFETY
· 8 x Automatic self-inflatable life buoys
· 1 x Life raft
· 1 x Rescue signal kit
FIRE FIGHTING
· 2 x Fire extinguishers:
· 1 x 1 kg powder ABC fire extinguisher
· 1 x 2 kg powder ABC fire
· 1 x Hand-operated bilge pump (original fitting arranged in new position,
more easily accessible)
· 1 x Automatic electrically operated bilge pump (new)

10. COMMENTS
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 real Fifes to leave the Fairlie yard. 1940-1974 SOLWAY MAID was owned by F. Ivan Carr and sailed in Scottish waters extensively, maintained in original form, except for replacing the tiller for a wheel steering. She remains the least altered of all Fife’s designs, and a formidable competitor on the Med racing circuit.
Solway Maid is of significant historical importance, being as she is the very last yacht to be designed by the great master William Fife III and also built at his yard at Fairlie. After his death the yard continued to exist, but never again was the combination of his design genius and master craftsmen found in the same vessel.
11. REFIT NOTES
THOROUGHLY REFURBISHED DURING 2011 & 2013:
YACHT STRUCTURE
The hull of the Bermudan cutter “SOLWAY MAID” consists of mahogany planks on L-shaped 316 L stainless steel frames and wooden frames. 90% of the steel frames were replaced during the restoration works. The shell was then thoroughly caulked and coated externally with single component MIGNON paint after the laying of primer and the bottom was treated with white antifouling. The yacht is now painted in white. The yacht was sealed internally with epoxy primer and then coated with polyurethane paint. The entire deck structure was carefully reconditioned and the deckhouse was thoroughly rebuilt. Mast, boom and rigging were removed, fully overhauled, serviced and varnished . The chain plate ends located amidships on port/starboard sides were reinforced by welding new stainless steel bearings into the eyelets. The shroud plates on the mast top were reinforced and welded where necessary. The supporting base at the mast bottom was also thoroughly renewed by building a steel keel matching the existing one. Also the keel bolts and nuts for the lead keel were renewed during the restoration works. Even afloat, the bilges are now found completely dry. In particular, the bilge well situated below the engine was not only dry, but also clean and free from oil and/or Diesel oil leakages. The yacht is equipped with 2 x bilge pumps: No. 1 hand-operated pump (original fitting arranged in a new position, more easily accessible); No. 2 automatic electrically operated pump (newly supplied).
ENGINE
The YANMAR 44 BHP engine had been used for 610 hours. During the yacht restoration, the engine was dismantled; service tested, freshly painted and setback in place on completion of the above works. The shafts-line was also replaced. All diesel supply pipes were renewed. The stainless steel diesel oil tank (capacity 100 litres) was removed from place, emptied, cleaned and replaced in its original position. The diesel pump was also renewed during the refurbishing works.
BATTERIES & ELECTRIC POWER APPARATUS
The 12V and 220V electric power apparatus fitted on board the s/y SOLWAY MAID was renewed during the restoration works. A certificate of compliance was issued confirming that the apparatus duly fulfils all regulations/requirements and is fitted with magneto-thermal switches. Also the batteries –, 2 x units for the WC and 1 x for the main engine (95 A) -- were new and fitted in place in October 2012 together with the alternator and battery charger (DOLPHIN).


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