McGruer Bermudan ketch

Ketch from the year 1970 - 16,5m length - in Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Used boat

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559.617 €

564.387 €

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For a yacht to look so stunning - like new - after so much use does not just happen by accident. It takes special owners and an occasionally deep pocket. CUILAUN demands it, deserves it, and pays it back and more. She is quite simply one of the most special yachts ever conceived at this size. Since she first kissed the waters of the Gareloch in 1970, her original Irish owners have cared for her every need, and in return she has carried them and their friends speedily, comfortably, safely and elegantly over deep and blue water so often that they might be excused forgetting how many times they've crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way she has been a regatta and cruising awards winner. After 50 years of first ownership, it's time for a very lucky second custodian to guide CUILAUN into her second half century.

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Features of McGruer Bermudan ketch:

Basic data

  • Type: Ketch

  • Year : 1970

  • Length: 16.5 m

  • Location: Hampshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: CUILAUN

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: McGruer

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.6 m

  • Draft: 2.4 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 : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Yanmar 4JH4THE

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

For a yacht to look so stunning - like fresh - after so much use does not just happen by accident. It takes features owners and an occasionally deep pocket. CUILAUN demands it, deserves it, and pays it stern and more. She is quite simply one of the most features yachts ever conceived at this dimensions. Since she first kissed the waters of the Gareloch in 1970, her original Irish owners have cared for her every need, and in return she has carried them and their friends velocityily, comfortably, safely and elegantly over deep and blue water so often that they might be excused forgetting how many times they've crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way she has been a regatta and cruising awards winner. After 50 years of first ownership, it's time for a very lucky second custodian to guide CUILAUN into her second half century.

History

McGruer & Co. Yard No. 626
Through the 1950s and 1960s, British yacht designers found various solutions in appeasing their clients' post-war demands for greater comforts and space by increasing body volume while trying to keep an eye on looks. Arguably it was James McGruer of Scotland who achieved the greatest aesthetic harmony in this task by gaining volume via the American norm of increased light; something perhaps infused from his 1930s training at the Herreshoff yard in Bristol, Rhode Island, and in his family yard's building of the Sparkman & Stephens- crafted lighty 43 ft centreboard yawl FAIRWYN in 1957, followed immediately by his own interpretation of a lighty, full keel yawl, SULE SKERRY.
There followed down McGruer & Company's Clynder slipways a line of gorgeous and now legendary, lighty and long-ended James McGruer-crafted cruiser-racer yawls: WESTWARD OF CLYNDER (1960), MARGUERITA HELENA III/ FRENESI (1961), COIGACH (1963), and culminating before James retired with the 48-footer RINAMARA of 1968 for repeat Irish client Peter Odlum.
When James's son, George, stepped up to the drafting board after RINAMARA'a launch, he inherited a wonderful provenance of well-proven excellence for inspiration; and to build his creations, a highly skilled workforce admirably managed by members of his family. 
Straight out the blocks - with further influence perhaps from his father's 67 ft International 13.5-Metre Cruiser Racer yawl STORNOWAY of 1963, and the McGruer-built Sparkman & Stephens 52ft sloop GABRIELLE III (now TINTOO VI) of 1967 - George crafted this masterpiece ketch, again for Dublin Bay owners known to the yard through previous ownership of the McGruer 8-Metre Cruiser-Racer NAMHARA. And a further two near sisters followed into the early 1970s: CERESIO (now TALISKER MHOR) and GLORY B IV (now BORDER LEGEND). With these fine ketches, George McGruer added his own je ne sais quoi, unfettered by the radical influences of the IOR Rating Rule, yet thoroughly modern yachts - perhaps the true predecessors of what we now know as 'Spirit of Tradition'.
Since CUILAUN (originally CUILAUN OF KINSALE) first kissed the waters of the Gareloch in 1970, her original Irish owners have cared for her every need, and in return she has carried them and their friends velocityily, comfortably, safely and elegantly over deep and blue water so often that they might be excused forgetting how many times they've crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Her first long distance cruise was in 1971 from Dublin Bay to the Mediterranean, spending winter 1971-72 at Palma de Mallorca. CUILAUN has become as well known in her home waters of Ireland and the UK as she is in the Caribbean, and in Maine where she is affectionately known as "The Varnished Two-Sticker". This writer has been lucky enough to encounter her at Cowes, at Kinsale and Glengarriff, at Clynder, Rosneath and Rhu when she returned to her birthplace for a mid-life refit, and at Camden and Brooklin. She won the 1979 Transatlantic race from New York to Cork, was awarded the coveted John Parkinson Trophy of the Cruising Club of America in 1

 
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McGruer Bermudan ketch

It is a ketch, manufactured by the shipyard McGruer in the year 1970 and has a sale price of 559.617€.

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