Custom Andre Mauric Bermudan Sloop

Sailboat from the year 1939 - 13,77m length - in St Tropez (France)

Second hand boat

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225.000 €
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LAK II is a beautiful yacht that in a sense carries in her timbers the story of France over the past 80 years. Born in a brief period of optimism between depression and war, and somehow a survivor of that war’s deprivations; designed by a young naval architect, André Mauric, whose genius would later become universally recognised; vibrant participant in the carefree post war years, and in France’s intense America’s Cup campaigns of the 1970s... But in the end, a wonderful yacht because André Mauric had that touch of technical and artistic flair that guarantees immortality. LAK II was given a new lease of life in 2007 that ensures another lifetime of pleasure giving.

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Features of Custom Andre Mauric Bermudan Sloop:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailboat

  • Year : 1939

  • Length: 13.77 m

  • Location: St Tropez (France)

  • Name: LAK II

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.1 m

  • Draft: 2.32 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 13200 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 40 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Volvo 3cy MD2040

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

LAK II is a beautiful yacht that in a sense carries in her timbers the story of France over the past 80 years. Born in a brief period of optimism between depression and war, and somehow a survivor of that war’s deprivations; crafted by a young naval architect, André Mauric, whose genius would later become universally recognised; vibrant participant in the carefree post war years, and in France’s intense America’s Cup campaigns of the 1970s... But in the end, a wonderful yacht because André Mauric had that touch of technical and artistic flair that guarantees immortality. LAK II was given a fresh lease of life in 2007 that ensures another lifetime of pleasure giving.

Restoration

***.***.*** Major restoration at Classic Works La Ciotat- Andé Mauric’s office gave unlimited access to their archives- 50% of the acacia steam bent frames replaced- Much planking replacement- Copper rivets and bronze steams- New coachroof to original configuration- New deck to original layout- New inside2019- New mast by Pasqui, Villefranche-sur-Mer

History

LAK II’s commissioning proprietor, Portuguese nobleman Manuel de Carvalho de Ávila, the 3rd Count of Ávila, is said to have taken his first sail together with his wife and the designer on Sunday 3 September 1939, the day France declared war on Germany - as they discovered on return to the Anse du Pharo yard of her builder, Constructions Navales Chantiers Phocéens Louis Grassi. The story also goes that her ballast keel was eventually removed in 1940 and hidden under a pile of coal for the duration of the Second World War (some versions suggest it was the whole vessel that was thus hidden and that her black painted body began as camouflage). Her design and build cousin, ARIEL, later SYLPHE IV, now SYLPHE, was also hidden from the Nazis at this time, but in her case deliberately sunk.A torrid beginning then for a beautiful yacht: one born during a period of fresh confidence and return to prosperity after the Great Depression years which had affected France later than other countries - and consequently took longer to recover from - only for the hopes and dreams that must have informed her creation to be dashed by war.Remarkably, she survived and the name is most probably that given to her soon after the war by second proprietor, Pierre Fieux, design engineer at leading French engine makers, Marseille-based Moteurs Baudouin, who was replacing his earlier, self-crafted, Louis Grossi-manufactured 34 footer LAK (I). LAK II began life with sails by the English lofts Ratsey & Lapthorn (Gosseaport & Cowes) and Cranfield (Burnham-on-Crouch) and a 4 cylinder gasoline auxiliary motor, of course, by Baudouin. Her original name remains a mystery.At some point in the late 1940s/ early 50s, LAK II passed through the hands of another Marseilles yachtsman, Maurice Pommé, who cruised her extensively in the Mediterranean until arriving at Hyères in 1957. Pommé met ballpoint pen magnate Baron Bich there and after an evening of socialising, Pommé left by land and the Baron was her fresh custodian.Perhaps LAK II acted as the go-between in Bich’s future sailing career and America’s Cup obsession, and the eventual engagement of André Mauric as designer of his first two America’s Cup challengers. During 1964, proprietorship in LAK II passed to Bich’s brother in law, Roger LaForest, and she remained docked at Hyères. Bich had replaced LAK II as the family daysailor with that autumn’s defeated America’s Cup challenger, SOVEREIGN. With the subsequent purchase by LaForest of SOVEREIGN’s David Boyd-crafted sistership, KURREWA V (now IKRA), and by Bich of the 1964 successful America’s Cup defender, CONSTELLATION, the Baron’s Association Française Pour la Coupe de l'America story had well and t

 
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Custom Andre Mauric Bermudan Sloop

Custom Andre Mauric Bermudan Sloop is the make and model of this sailboat of 13,77m of length and 3.1m of beam. The sale price is 225.000€ and you can see it in St Tropez (France).

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