1903
Year
WILLIAM FIFE AND SON
Builder
98' 6" (30.00m)
Length
2
Cabins

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Moonbeam Of Fife III - 1903 98' 6" WILLIAM FIFE AND SON
Saint Tropez
€1,495,000 EUR


The 1903 98' 6" WILLIAM FIFE AND SON Moonbeam Of Fife III is a yacht for sale located in Saint Tropez, France.N/A

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LENGTH 98' 6" (30.00m)
BUILDER WILLIAM FIFE AND SON
ASKING PRICE €1,495,000 EUR
BUILT (REFIT) 1903
BEAM 15' 6" (4.72m)
DRAFT N/A
MX SPEED 8 Knots 9 MPH
CRUISING SPEED 7 Knots 8 MPH
CABINS 2
GROSS TONNAGE 41.64
DISPLACEMENT 132277.36 Lbs
LOCATION Saint Tropez France
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FULL SPECIFICATIONS

Detailed Description

  1. MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

    TYPE
    • Classic Sailing Yacht
    MODEL
    • Gaff cutter
    HULL NO.
    • 491
    BUILDER
    • Fairlie, Scotland (William Fife)
    NAVAL ARCHITECT
    • William Fife Jr
    EXTERIOR DESIGN
    • William Fife Jr
    YEAR
    • 1903
    REFIT
    • 2004-2006-2017
    CONTRUCTION
    • Hull -Steel floors oak frames & Pitch pine planking
    • Superstructures - Teak
    • Carvel planked hull and teak decks
    CLASSIFICATION
    • Lloyd's Register; French Commercial Vessel under RIF Class
    COLOUR
    • White hull, varnished teak superstructure, teak deck
    FLAG
    • France
    KEEL
    • 19 tons
    GT
    • 41.64 tons
    DISPLACEMENT
    • 60 tons
  2. DIMENSIONS

    LOA
    • 30.00m / 98'5"
    LOD
    • 24.84m / 81'6''
    LWL
    • 19.83m / 65'1"
    BEAM
    • 4.72m / 15'6''
    DRAFT
    • 3.25m / 10'7''
  3. SPEED & RANGE UNDER POWER

    MAXIMUM SPEED
    • 8 knots
    CRUISING SPEED
    • 7 knots
    FUEL CONSUMPTION
    • 12/14 litres/ hours
    RANGE
    • 260 nm @ 7 knots
  4. CAPACITIES

    ACCOMMODATION
    • 4 x Guests in 1 twin & 1 double cabin
    CREW
    • 4 x Crew in 1 single cabin & 1 foc'sle for 3
    FUEL
    • 500 litres / 132 US gallons
    FRESH WATER
    • 600 litres / 159 US gallons
    GREY WATER
    • 150 litres / 40 US gallons
    BLACK WATER
    • 200 litres / 53 US gallons
  5. ACCOMMODATION

    INTERIOR
    • All accommodation from matching mahogany
    SALOON
    • U shape settee on starboard with a large dining table – settee on port and numerous lockers
    OWNER'S CABIN
    • Owner's cabin in the centre on starboard
    • with a double bed
    GUEST CABINS
    • ‘Ladies Cabin' is aft with two single beds
    SHOWER ROOM/HEAD
    • Guest and Owner's cabin have their own bathroom
    • Captain's cabin and Crew quarter share one bathroom
    CAPTAIN'S CABIN
    • Starboard of the saloon with a single bed
    CREW QUARTERS
    • In the forepeak with 3 bunks
    GALLEY
    • Opposite of the captain's cabin forward of the
    • saloon on port
    CHART TABLE
    • Opposite of the main stairs on port with its own door
    DECK AND COCKPIT
    • 2 x Skylights
    COMPANION WAY
    • Aft w/ a stair giving access to the main accommodation
    • Forward w/ a ladder giving access to the crew quarters
    ENGINE ROOM
    • Main engine under the main companion way stair
    • Generator & Boiler by Galley
  6. HISTORY

    The story of the Moonbeams began in 1858 with Moonbeam I & II. In 1902 Charles Plumtree Johnson, an eminent London lawyer, decided to go back to William Fife for the creation of his 3rd yacht. Taking into account his revised sailing plans, he wanted to race under the new RORC rule which included sailing vessels with fitted-out interiors. Moonbeam III (now Moonbeam of Fife) was launched as a yawl in 1903, hull n° 491 to leave the Fife yard.

    The result was a magnificent yacht which has now become one of the most successful and recognised classic in the world. Her streamlined shape, handy size and large sail area make for an extremely beautiful, comfortable and fast vessel.

    • MOONBEAM, MORE THAN A CENTURY OF HISTORY

      • 1903 - The birth of Moonbeam III N°491 with Charles Plumtree Johnson.
      • 1920 - The yacht is sold on to Mr Fernard Maroni a Parisian businessman who owns two other boats Thaïs (ex Bamba) and Nixie. She is then re-named Eblis. After just a season of regattas in Brest, she leaves Brittany for the Mediterranean and Cannes becomes her home port. The yacht continues to take part in numerous regattas and wins the Mediterranean Cruising Race in 1928.
      • 1924 - Mr Fernand Maroni decides to modernise Eblis and has a four-cylinder Ballot petrol engine installed at the level of the fore mast, helping him to get through the calm waters of the Mediterranean and to manoeuvre her in port.
      • 1928 - Eblis participates in cruiser racer events in the Mediterranean and wins on several occasions.
      • 1930 - At the beginning of the 1930's, Mr Fernand Maroni sells Eblis to Mr Raymond Philippe. The yacht stays in Cannes.
      • 1947 - The yacht is then sold to Mr Félix Amiot, the famous aeroplane constructor. She then goes to the Cotentin region (North West of France, near Cherbourg) where she lies on hard for 24 years in CMN the owner's ship yard.
      • 1971 - Repurchased and briefly restored by Mrs Anthony, the yacht is based in the Aegean Sea, where she is put out for charter in 1974.
      • 1979 - Doctor Poncia becomes the yacht's new owner. Moonbeam is taken by cargo ship to England where she will spend almost 10 years being restored at the Camper and Nicholson shipyard. It is now recognised that this authentic restoration is the first of the new approach to preserving the history of yachting.
      • 1988 - From now on Moonbeam becomes a gaff cutter. The helm is now fitted with a wheel and she is equipped with winches and electronic navigational equipment. Down below there is little change to the beautiful mahogany interior.
      • 1989 - Moonbeam is sold at auction by Sotheby's. She passes through the hands of several owners of different nationalities, celebrating her 100th birthday in grand style in 2003 on the island of Porquerolles.
      • 2005/6 - Moonbeam returns to the Southampton yard famous for its work on Fife yachts, Fairlie Restorations, and has a lot of good work done. This included, but not limited to: New Deck; stem; some frames, planks and floors; electrical and plumbing work; s/s Tanks; Perkins engine; Covering board; Bulwarks; All cabin soles; galley; all varnish work; Boom, Gaff etc., all replaced new by their superior craftsmen
      • 2016 - Moonbeam of Fife is again purchased at auction by the present custodian, and a new and happy chapter in her long and eventful history begins.
    • RACING RESULTS

      • Since her launch all those years ago, Moonbeam has excelled both on the regatta circuit and as a fast cruising yacht. Her regatta results are too plentiful to list here in full, but she is rarely off the podium. Between 2007 and 2011 Moonbeam of Fife took part in virtually every major Mediterranean regatta on the circuit, always coming in the top 3. After a slack period due to the owners ill health, from 2016 she again took part in many regattas, with results as follows:
    • Antibes

      • 2016 - 3rd
      • 2017 - 2nd
      • 2018 - 3rd
      • 2019 - 2nd
    • Barcelona

      • 2016 - 1st
      • 2017 - 1st
      • 2018 - 3rd
      • 2019 - 1st
    • Argentario

      • 2017 - 1st
      • 2018 - 1st
    • St Tropez

      • 2016 - 2nd
      • 2017 - 1st
      • 2018 - 11th
      • 2019 - 3rd
  7. MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

    ENGINES
    • 1 x 135 Hp Perkins – new 2004/Overhaul 2017
    ENGINE HOURS
    • Approx. 5000 hours - January 2020
    GENERATORS
    • 1 x 10 kW Fischer Panda - New 2008
    GENERATOR HOURS
    • 1230 hours - January 2020
    ELECTRICITY
    • 24V DC/220V AC
    SHORE POWER
    • Victron Charger/ Mastervolt Inverter
    ENGINE BATTERIES
    • 2 x 55 amps/12 V Optima – from 2015
    RADIO BATTERY
    • 2 x 55 amps/12 V Optima - from 2015
    SERVICE BATTERY
    • 6 x 230 amps/12 V Rolls - from 2015
    WATERBOILER
    • 60 litres – 220 V. 2017
    WATERMAKER
    • 200 litres/ hour
    PLUMBING AND TANKS
    • Electrical fire pump
  8. SAILS & RIGGING

    SAILS
    • One complete set of sails – From 2017 and 2018 by Incidences Voilerie. See list below:
    SAIL AREA
    • up to 348 m² upwind

    SAIL LIST
    • :

    MAIN SAIL
    • 173 sqm
    STAYSAIL 1 (GENOISE)
    • 54.6 sqm
    STAYSAIL 2 (RACING)
    • 41.6 sqm
    STAYSAIL 3 (WORKING)
    • 33.1 sqm
    JIB 1
    • 47.5 sqm
    JIB 2
    • 42.5 sqm
    JIB 3
    • 31.2 sqm
    JIBTOP 1
    • 36.9 sqm
    JIBTOP 2
    • 30.5 sqm
    JACKYARD TOPSAIL 1
    • 60 sqm
    JACKYARD TOPSAIL 2
    • 38 sqm
    A1
    • 341 sqm
    A2 REACHER
    • 334 sqm
    A2
    • 365 sqm
    A3
    • 295 sqm

    SPARS
    • Spruce & Oregon pine mast and topmast (2005) 25m from deck
    • Spruce & Oregon pine boom (19 m) and gaff ( both 2006)
    • Spreaders in Ash (2017)
    STANDING RIGGING
    • Unpolished stainless steel – Overhauled 2017, replaced where necessary 2020
    • Dynema for upper and lower runners
    RUNNING RIGGING
    • Polyester
    FURLERS
    • None
    DECK HARDWARE
    • 8 x 3 Gears manual Lewmar winches
    • 4 x electrical Meissner winches
    • Spencer, Bob Snow and Dryade blocks
    WINDLASS
    • Francis Marine 5000 – in bronze
  9. GALLEY & LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT

    • 2 x Refrigerators. Pumps by Frigoboat 2019
    • 1 x Force 10 gas stove with oven (2017)
    • Hood extractor fan
    • Single sink
  10. DECK EQUIPMENT

    MOORING
    • Francis Marine 500 – bronze windlass with warping drum.
    ANCHOR CHAIN
    • 100m of 14mm chain w/50Kg CQR anchor For racing, 10m chain w/ rope.
  11. SECURITY & SAFETY EQUIPMENT

    • Thrane & Thrane Standard Mini C Solas
    • 2 x 10 pax life raft Solas Zodiac Pack A - Offshore
    • 1 x 6 pax life raft Arimar Coastal
    • All safety equipment according to 242 rules for commercial vessel under
    • Rif registration (similar to MCA)
  12. TENDER

    1 x 4.15m RIB Aluminium 3D tender for 8 pax - 25Hp Mercury (2003)

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