McGruer Yawl

Sailboat from the year 1958 - 12,9m length - in Rosneath (United Kingdom)

Used boat

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169.175 €
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The first of an iconic line of superb and sought after yawls and ketches designed and built from the late 1950s through the mid 1970s by McGruers of Clynder, Scotland, SULE SKERRY may well be the purest to their roots: the beamy Cruising Club of America cruiser racer yawls of the 1950s. First impressions on stepping aboard are of the elegantly purposeful air of a classic yacht that just feels right: airy, roomy and comfortable by modern standards; well found, undoubtedly seakindly by reputation - with fleetness of foot taken for granted. An impressive maintenance and upgrading regime under present ownership leaves SULE SKERRY immediately ready for more of the extensive passagemaking and family cruising adventures for which she is famous.  

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Features of McGruer Yawl:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailboat

  • Year : 1958

  • Length: 12.9 m

  • Location: Rosneath (United Kingdom)

  • Name: SULE SKERRY

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: McGruer

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.45 m

  • Draft: 1.72 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 10500 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 43 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Betamarine

  • Engine usage (hours): -

More information on the boat

  • Classic

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Brokers Comments

The first of an iconic line of superb and sought after yawls and ketches crafted and manufactured from the late 1950s through the mid 1970s by McGruers of Clynder, Scotland, SULE SKERRY may well be the purest to their roots: the beamy Cruising Club of America cruiser racer yawls of the 1950s. First impressions on stepping aboard are of the elegantly purposeful air of a classic yacht that just feels right: airy, spacious and comfortable by modern standards; well found, undoubtedly seakindly by reputation - with fleetness of foot taken for granted. An impressive service and upgrading regime under present proprietorship leaves SULE SKERRY immediately ready for more of the extensive passagemaking and family cruising adventures for which she is famous.
 

Owner's Comments

I have owned SULE SKERRY for 14 years, initially in partnership and since 2016 in sole proprietorship. During this time, we have undertaken the extensive winter restoration works detailed below while enjoying sailing her by summer. For the past quarter century she has spent each winter in a shed at Silvers Marine, Rosneath.
Sailing under my proprietorship has been cruising in her home territory of the Clyde and the West Coast of Scotland with forays up to Orkney and Ireland. She has participated in local Classic Boat regattas, where she has acquitted herself honourably. We have not raced her seriously, though informed opinion suggests that she is the fastest of the four McGruer 43 foot yawls and I am sure that, brought up to racing cut, she would perform well.
SULE SKERRY has been a debeam to own and sail. She is well-mannered and without vice, has an easy motion in a seaway and is comfortable and spacious below. As well as being able to stand up to her canvas, she is remarkably “slippy” in beam airs. I have enjoyed and learnt from participating in the winter vessel work nearly as much as the sailing of her. 
Sadly, advancing years suggests that now is the time to start the process of looking for a fresh steward who will continue to care for her. The restoration of an old lady like SULE SKERRY is a process not a destination, but I am confident that I will be handing her on to her next proprietor in good quality.
 

Restoration / Refit

Major works ***.***.***, excluding routine painting and varnishing. The large majority of the work was carried out by experienced vesselbuilder Chris Ings assisted by the proprietor:
***.***.***
- Partial replacement of seaport covering board, sheerstrake and toerail
- Repairs to seaport beam shelf
- Using teak salvaged from the clipper ship, CUTTY SARK
***.***.***
- Removal, refurbishment, re-bolting of final 5 steel floors under compartment sole
- Replacement or repair of affected planks as required
- Replaced compartment sole bearers
- Re-chroming of window bezels and replacement of glass where needed
- Running rigging replaced including fresh mainsheet track
***.***.***
- Refurbishment of main mast-step and associated floors
- Associated frame and planking replacement as needed
- Replacement of two forward ballast keel bolts
- Upgrade of quantity with fresh sea toilet and Corian tank
- Replacement of all standing rigging
- Replacement of mizzen mast chainplates
- Fitting of fresh Andersen winches (ST52 and ST40)
- Installation of B&G autocaptain, VHF, nav electronics and mast beams
- New cooker
***.***.***
- Replacement of main mast chainplates
***.***.***
- New Betamarina 43 diesel engine on fresh bearers
- (Replacing her 2nd Mercedes OM36)
- Removal, refurbishment and rebolting 10 x steel floors under engine
- Replacement or repair of affected planks as required
***.***.***
- Minor collision repair (capre-owned by an out of control Gareloch O.D. at home mooring
- Refurbishment of 8 x wrought-iron floors under compartment sole
***.***.***
- Replacement of padding and mattresses
- Deck re-caulking
***.***.***
- New main boom by Freeland Yacht Spars (vessel's

 
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McGruer Yawl

Wood boat, built by McGruer, at a sale price of 169.175€. If you are interested in this sailboat, contact the advertiser Sandeman Yacht Company now.

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