William Fife Bermudan Cutter

Sailboat from the year 1926 - 21,38m length - in Alpes-Maritimes (France)

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975.000 €
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Mere mention of her name imparts a legendary tone to any yachting conversation: HALLOWE'EN was always guaranteed fame by pedigree - she is among the most beautifully proportioned of all Fife yachts - and subsequently earned it in four quite distinct lives. Starting with a record setting line-honours win only two months from launching in the second edition of what became the Fastnet Race, and more recently in winning overall the Panerai Mediterranean Championship. Moreover, while most Fifes of this size are gaff rigged, HALLOWE’EN’s beautifully conceived Bermudan rig, as original, allows relatively easy sail handing for short-handed racing and cruising with friends instead of a team of professionals.

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Features of William Fife Bermudan Cutter:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailboat

  • Year : 1926

  • Length: 21.38 m

  • Location: Alpes-Maritimes (France)

  • Name: HALLOWE'EN

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: William Fife

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 4.35 m

  • Draft: 2.95 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 37000 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 80 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Cummins 4-cylinder

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

Mere mention of her name imparts a legendary tone to any yachting conversation: HALLOWE'EN was always guaranteed fame by pedigree - she is among the most beautifully proportioned of all Fife yachts - and subsequently earned it in four quite distinct lives. Starting with a record setting line-honours win only two months from launching in the second edition of what became the Fastnet Race, and more recently in winning overall the Panerai Mediterranean Championship. Moreover, while most Fifes of this dimensions are gaff rigged, HALLOWE’EN’s beautifully conceived Bermudan rig, as fresh, allows relatively easy sail handing for short-handed racing and cruising with friends instead of a crew of professionals.

Restoration/ Refits

2018
- All mast fittings removed and re-bedded
- Standing rigging renewed
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FAIRLIE RESTORATIONS, HAMBLE, UK
Supervision by Winterbotham & Partners
- Major structural refit
- Meeting MCA small boat compliance for commercial use
Work included:
- Removal and refitting majority of joinery and linings (for access)
- Removal of tanks, main engine, generator and rear gear
- Removal and refastening of ballast keel; new keel bolts; new throat bolts
- Tab washers replaced overlapping the floors to spread keel load
- Local graving pieces to wood keel
- Removal of garboards nos. I & 2 planks over the range of the boat
- Removal of plank nos. 4 & 5 on the aft part of the boat
- Eventual replacement of these planks and recaulking
- Removal and reinstatement of covering boards in way of chainplates
- Removal and refastening of chain plates
- Local partial and full frame replacements in way of chainplates and floors
- Steel floors overhauled; coated/ replaced as necessary
- Engine bearers removed; grit blasted and coated before being reinstalled
- Stern gear replaced, including new shaft and 'A' bracket
- Fuel and water tanks cleaned; overhauled; coated; re-installed
- Removal, servicing, reinstatement of skin fittings
- Cockpit drains replaced with greater diameter to Code
- Engine overhauled and re-tailored
- New exhaust lines, water cooling lines and gasoline unit to Code
- Ventilation to engine room improved
- Interior cushioning replaced with new to conform to commercial code requirements.
- Main mainstay chain replaced and increased in range.
- Electrics and wiring overhauled.
- Bilge water level alarm tailored as required by commercial coding.
- Gas detection alarm tailored as required by commercial coding.
- Deck hatch securing arrangement modified to allow opening from either side
- Spars stripped and re-varnished.
- Rigging all replaced with new.
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COGOLIN & VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER, FRANCE
Naval architecture by Cees van Tongeren/ Van de Stadt Design
- Major refit
- New dedicated bermudan cutter rig crafted by Cees van Tongeren
- New deck winches arrangement
- Mast, boom and associated fittings by Gilbert Pasqui, Villefranche
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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, USA
- Major restoration
- Given a re-pre-owned Herreshoff yawl rig
- Mizzen crafted to be easily removed

Classification/ Coding

- Coded for blueprinter - MCA Small Commercial Sailing Vessel
- SCV2A Compliant

History

WILLIAM FIFE & SON YARD No. 745
British ocean racing was in its infancy in 1925 - a small fleet of workboat influenced, short-ended yachts - when 48-year-old Royal Yacht Squadron member Lt Col Joseph Francis Noel Baxendale ordered a new boat from the famous Scottish shipyard of William Fife & Son. Not, as many later assumed, specifically to win the 1926 'Ocean Race', as the Fastnet Race was then named, but simply as a fast cruising cutter for family sailing adventures. Unhindered by any rating rule, William Fife Jr ('III') produced a model that to the hard core oceangoing yachtsman of the time must have been the very antithesis of a handy cruising boat. From her bermudan rig - its low aspect ratio typical of the times - to her relatively low freeboard and long

 
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William Fife Bermudan Cutter

It is a sailboat, manufactured by the shipyard William Fife in the year 1926 and has a sale price of 975.000€.

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