Custom Hagg 36 Flybridge Twin Screw

Cruiser from the year 1972 - 11,03m length - in Devon (United Kingdom)

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146.447 €
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The Hagg 36, described by motor yachting journalist Alec McMullen as “one of the most distinctive production motor cruisers ever built”, was the culmination of a lifetime spent creating beautiful, innovative and speedy things by one of the unsung forces in 20th Century aircraft and power boat design, Arthur E. Hagg. BELLE AMIE is among the last built, and believed the only flybridge example. Hagg’s semi-displacement round bilge hull forms are famed for their soft riding and seakindliness, and the Seakeeper gyroscopic stabiliser offers an even smoother ride. BELLE AMIE has had only two careful owners since 1987 and is a class act: the perfect support boat, luxury launch or family retreat and picnic boat. She is 1960s chic and today’s designs struggle even to come close.

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Features of Custom Hagg 36 Flybridge Twin Screw:

Basic data

  • Type: Cruiser

  • Year : 1972

  • Length: 11.03 m

  • Location: Devon (United Kingdom)

  • Name: BELLE AMIE

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Fibreglass

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.2 m

  • Draft: 1.37 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 13000 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 225 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: 2 x Perkins Sabre

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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The Hagg 36, described by motor yachting journalist Alec McMullen as “one of the most distinctive production motor cruisers ever manufactured”, was the culmination of a lifetime spent creating beautiful, innovative and velocityy things by one of the unsung forces in 20th Century aircraft and potential vessel design, Arthur E. Hagg. BELLE AMIE is among the last manufactured, and believed the only flybridge example. Hagg’s semi-displacement round bilge body forms are famed for their soft riding and seakindliness, and the Seakeeper gyroscopic stabiliser deals an even smoother ride. BELLE AMIE has had only two careful proprietors since 1987 and is a class act: the perfect tender vessel, comfort launch or family retreat and picnic vessel. She is 1960s chic and today’s designs struggle even to come close.

Provenance - Arthur E. Hagg

Arthur Ernest Hagg (***.***.***) may be the finest British potential vessel designer you've never heard of, yet the products of his bright mind in two quite distinct careers during a very long life were among the best, most innovative, and distinctively typed in their fields.
Hagg trained initially in furniture design then in 1915 joined the aircraft manufacturer Airco, from 1916 becoming a draughtsman under their chief designer: one Geoffrey de Havilland. Right place, right time, and with a war pushing construction apace. When de Havilland formed the de Havilland Aircraft Company in 1920, Hagg followed and worked on the design of the legendary "DH" aircraft, including the Moth (Gipsy Moth, Tiger Moth etc) and Dragon series, eventually becoming Chief Designer. 
His 1934 high velocity, bright red DH.88 Comet design "Grosvenor House", triumphant in that year's England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race, brought public attention to this otherwise apparently happily unsung force in British aviation - setting a record for that route by a piston engine aircraft that has never been beaten. Perhaps of more interest to Arthur Hagg, however, was the DH.88's chilly-moulded 'stressed skin' timber construction involving the use of high-grade spruce and synthetic glues. 
Hi-tec composite wood construction methods would be further developed by Hagg and his colleagues in 1936 in his beautiful DH.91 Albatross trans-Atlantic mail plane/ passenger liner design with a plywood balsa sandwich monocoque fuselage – further and famously developed in the iconic Second World War DH.98 Mosquito multi-role combat plane. But it was to be the construction method rather than direct involvement in the Mosquito that would be Hagg’s legacy in the pre-war aircraft industry. He resigned from de Havilland in 1937 - "so that Captain de Havilland can have complete control", the UK press quoted.
Was it a tiff? [Not with de Havilland, we later learned from a wonderful 1985 appreciation by Kevin Desmond, but "due to a policy and personality clash with enterprise chairman Alan Butler"]. Or was it Hagg's passion for the sea and sailing taking over as he approached 50? He'd become the proprietor of a rather old sailing yacht in 1931, the sixty-year-old Payne of Southampton cutter MERMAID, quickly replaced in 1933 by the W.S. Parker of Oulton Broad-crafted 40ft motorsailer MERMAID II. One thing is for sure: by 1937, backed by property developer with a penchant for '30s art deco, Charles H. Kearley, Hagg was in control of his own vesselyard, Walton Yacht and Launch Works at Shepperton on the Thames, designing and building - as one might imagine, not using traditional wood vesselbuilding methods - innovative and strikingly typed river cruisers, and seagoing motor yachts with a reputation for excellent seakeeping - and winners in the offsand "races" then popular, including London to Cowes.
The outbreak of the Second World War put an end to Hagg’s Walton project, at least in the designing of pleasure vessels. The yard was of course kept busy building for the war effort

 
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Custom Hagg 36 Flybridge Twin Screw

The boat Custom Hagg 36 Flybridge Twin Screw, with a sale price of 146.447€ has dimensions of 11,03m and 3.2m. It is a cruiser of the year 1972 and located in Devon (United Kingdom).

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