Mylne Bermudan Sloop

Sloop from the year 1925 - 12,9m length - in Genoa (Italy)

Second hand boat

Verified boat

300.000 €
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By the time a yacht is close to a century old it will have tales to tell, but few can match GOMETRA's life story, in particular as one of two British yachts that saved Norway's gold reserves during the Second World War as deck cargo to Canada. Add impeccable Alfred Mylne design and build pedigree - one of his finest fast cruiser-racers at this size - to a recent comprehensive and passionate restoration, and you have arguably the perfect classic 40 footer with an easy to handle sloop rig yet powerful enough to offer an nice turn of speed, a large, safe and sociable cockpit, and a fully green, self-charging Lithium Ion electric auxiliary propulsion system.

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Features of Mylne Bermudan Sloop:

Basic data

  • Type: Sloop

  • Year : 1925

  • Length: 12.9 m

  • Location: Genoa (Italy)

  • Name: GOMETRA

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Mylne

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 2.77 m

  • Draft: 1.82 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 10000 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: -

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Electric

  • Fuel type : Electric

  • Make of the motor: LMC 14kW Electric motor

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

By the time a yacht is close to a century old it will have tales to tell, but few can match GOMETRA's life story, in particular as one of two British yachts that saved Norway's gold reserves during the Second World War as deck cargo to Canada. Add impeccable Alfred Mylne design and build pedigree - one of his finest fast cruiser-racers at this dimensions - to a recent comprehensive and passionate restoration, and you have arguably the perfect classic 40 footer with an easy to handle sloop rig yet potentialful enough to offer an nice turn of velocity, a large, locker and sociable cockpit, and a fully green, self-charging Lithium Ion electric auxiliary propulsion unit.

Provisional Listing

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Restoration

GOMETRA's full restoration under current Italian proprietorship was concluded in 2017 by one of the most experienced master woodworkers, Giovanni Ambrosetti. Restored according to the original plans with the maximum respect for originality and using the same development techniques, 80% of original body and deck, the original ballast keel and most of the seating were saved. Structural items replaced were frames and the stem and sternposts. The cockpit was remanufactured, but the deckhouse, skyillumination and most of the deck hardware are original. The restored rig is the one she came with, an adaption by renowned Seattle yacht designer Ben Seaborn of the second version originally drawn in 1937 by Alfred Mylne. GOMETRA was runner up in the Restoration of the Year (over 40ft) type at the Classic Boat magazine 2017 Awards.

History

"We sternwatered slowly around her. She was indeed a honey. Every time I had ever cruised in an Eight-Metre vessel I had dreamed about this vessel. 'If somebody would only make one just a little tougher, a trifle huskier and heavier and higher, wouldn't we have a fine little coastwise cruiser?' I thought. Here she was. She wasn't an Eight-Metre vessel but she was an Eight-Metre's tough sister. Bill measured her later..."
CHARLES RAWLINGS AND WILLIAM J. ROUÉ FIRST ENCOUNTER GOMETRA AT HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA, 1940 ('YACHTING', FEBRUARY 1941)
Commissioned from Alfred Mylne in 1925 by Battle of Jutland veteran Rear-Admiral James Farie for British coastal waters cruising and racing, GOMETRA bears the name of a small island and popular yacht anchorage off the Isle of Mull on Scotland's wild and beautiful west coast. She's had more adventures than Farie, her designer, or any of her skilled builders at Mylne's own Bute Slip Dock Co. yard at Ardmaleish on the Isle of Bute could ever have imagined.
Nearby Port Bannatyne appears to have been her home mooring during the early years. However, during a 1928 race to Inverary, Rear-Admiral Farie, a widower, met his second wife, Eila Isabel Laurie, and in 1930 GOMETRA's base moved south to Falmouth, Cornwall, and then to Lymington in Hampshire where, unfortunately, she proved too big at that time for her mooring on the river.
In 1934 Farie became one of the first proprietors in the Jack Laurent Giles-crafted 'Lymington L' Class (of L2 SHUNA, after another west coast of Scotland island), and GOMETRA was purchased by Lieutenant William Blaine Luard, a talented sailor, navigator and writer who praised her virtues in his book 'Where The Tides Meet'. But by 1936, via a short period (unrecorded by Lloyd's Register of Yachts) on the Menai Straits in the hands of Leonard Reynolds, GOMETRA had returned to the Firth of Clyde under the proprietorship of Greenock steel merchant and shipproprietor James F. Lang whose wider family, especially the Fultons, were commissioning proprietors of a famous series of three William Fife crafted and manufactured yachts named EILEEN (the first is now BELLE AVENTURE) and EILEAN (recently restored by Panerai).
James Lang's 1939 summer cruise to Norway inevitably was trim short. She was laid up at Trondheim (which wo

 
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Mylne Bermudan Sloop

You can buy this Mylne Bermudan Sloop of 1925 located in Genoa (Italy) for 300.000€. It is a sloop with 12,9m of length and 2.77m of beam.

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