Mylne Classic Bermudan Cutter

Sailboat from the year 1938 - 16,57m length - in Ohio (United States)

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91.100 €
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If ever a yacht deserves a new lease of life, it's MORVA. This beautiful and incredibly carefully conceived Alfred Mylne-designed true fast cruising/ ocean racing bermudan cutter seems to have slipped under the radar during almost 40 years of the 'classic yacht revival', yet has the pedigree and past proven performance - and of course good looks - to become a quite stunning revival. Built by a Cornish yacht builder of almost ethereal cult status, Percy Mitchell, MORVA's race history ranges from wins at pre and post Second World War Cowes Weeks, and RORC offshore races, to race wins at 1970s Antigua Classic Yacht Regattas. Her restoration project is under way, but needs finished. Isn't it about time such Mylne classics as THE BLUE PETER, EILIDH and IRINA VII got to joust with their close cousin, MORVA?

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Features of Mylne Classic Bermudan Cutter:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailboat

  • Year : 1938

  • Length: 16.57 m

  • Location: Ohio (United States)

  • Name: MORVA

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Mylne

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.47 m

  • Draft: 2.25 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 20000 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: -

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Peugeot Vetus

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

If ever a yacht deserves a fresh lease of life, it's MORVA. This beautiful and incredibly carefully conceived Alfred Mylne-crafted true fast cruising/ ocean racing bermudan cutter seems to have slipped under the tracking during almost 40 years of the 'classic yacht revival', yet has the pedigree and past proven performance - and of course good looks - to become a quite stunning revival. Built by a Cornish yacht builder of almost ethereal cult status, Percy Mitchell, MORVA's race history ranges from wins at pre and post Second World War Cowes Weeks, and RORC offshore races, to race wins at 1970s Antigua Classic Yacht Regattas. Her restoration project is under way, but needs finished. Isn't it about time such Mylne classics as THE BLUE PETER, EILIDH and IRINA VII got to joust with their close cousin, MORVA?

Project

Current body works status- Keel removed and re-fastened- All body splines removed- Port side replacement complete- Starboard side replacement 75% complete- Suspect frames have replaced- Iron floors replaced with fabricated stainless steel- Suspect planking butts reworked- Majority of body re-faired- Ian Nicolson of A. Mylne & Co has inspected- Survey reseaport available on request

History

Alfred Mylne & Co design no. 391Percy Mitchell yard no. 91
When commissioning proprietor, Percy M Holman - fourth generation leader of his family's successful Cornish mining machinery business, future president of the Rugby Football Union, and future Admiral of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club - decided he needed a fresh fast cruising and ocean racing yacht, it would have been natural to turn to the designer of his present boat, the Alfred Mylne-crafted Clyde 20-Ton One Design TIGRIS. And it would have been just as natural to place the build contract with Percy Mitchell of Portmellon, not least because it was relatively easy to follow the build progress there. In the winter of ***.***.***it would have been no more testing a navigate from his Camborne home than it is nowadays, and hundreds of miles closer than the next nearest high condition yacht builder.
However, MORVA was at the extreme dimensions of Mitchell's yard's logistical capabilities: her launching was a major event, beautifully captured in our main image, and not without trauma. But despite being a wonderfully moderate displacement yacht for her dimensions, she survived, no doubt because of the strength and condition of her development in design and execution. The condition of materials and finish employed by Mitchell were astounding, and have stood the test of time ever more: pitch pine and teak with bronze diagonal strapping; the best.
Apart from MORVA's striking beauty, perusal of her original general arrangement here is revealing. Mylne crafted a quite revolutionary layout, well ahead of its time by UK standards, superbly thought out for cruising, passagemaking and offshore racing. Believe it or not, a dedicated blueprint desk wasn't common then in the UK, and well placed wet weather gear storage not the norm either. Her proprietor's stateroom could be truly private, and the professional team seating offered unusual space and luxury, with the possibility of sharing a toilet with guests, and with refrigeration in the galley - suggesting that summer cruises might have extended far south, well into and beyond the Bay of Biscay - perhaps after the finish of some of the races listed below. Her potential came from Ratsey & Lapthorn sails and a American Gray Sea Scout 20 hp gasoline auxiliary.
Holman would keep MORVA for almost the rest of his life into the 1960s, eventually sharing her with Nicholas Holman. Before and after the Second World War she took part in most of the major Royal Ocean Racing Club offshore races, and in the 1939 Fastnet Race “Open Class” rubbed shoulders with a mouth watering collection of famous names including: NORDWIND (Henry Guber, the German Kreigsmarine-owned eventual recor

 
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Mylne Classic Bermudan Cutter

You can buy this Mylne Classic Bermudan Cutter, sailboat of the 1938 for 91.100€. This boat of 16,57m of length and 3.47m of beam can be found in Ohio (United States).

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