McGruer Bermudan ketch

Sailboat from the year 1973 - 14,7m length - in Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Second hand boat

Verified boat

262.513 €
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BORDER LEGEND is a resurrected masterpiece from the sunset days of traditional yachtbuilding in Britain; when finely-built wooden yachts were still just about normal, and their designers and builders could call on a century or more of handed down skills. BORDER LEGEND's design by George McGruer is a natural evolution from the renowned work of his father, James, and her build was by the last generations of a highly skilled workforce managed by the wider McGruer family from the 1890s into the early 2000s. Among the last wooden yachts designed and built there in the early 1970s were three wholesome, elegant and fast 49-55 ft ketches. While the ocean passagemaking exploits of CUILAUN and TALISKER MHOR (ex CERESIO) became legendary, their smaller sister, BORDER LEGEND (launched as GLORY B IV for furniture manufacturer W.J. Barton of Cheshire, later Hampshire), remained under the radar: a bona fide family cruiser, latterly Solent-based. Circumstances saw her fall on hard times before recent rescue and a major refit under current, experienced ownership - so that one of the finest, last generation wooden yachts is now available for the pure enjoyment - and it can only be that - of her next owner.

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Features of McGruer Bermudan ketch:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailboat

  • Year : 1973

  • Length: 14.7 m

  • Location: Hampshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: BORDER LEGEND

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: McGruer

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.85 m

  • Draft: 1.97 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 16000 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 90 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Ford Mermaid 4-cyl

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

BORDER LEGEND is a resurrected masterpiece from the sunset days of traditional yachtbuilding in Britain; when finely-manufactured wooden yachts were still just about standard, and their designers and builders could call on a century or more of handed down skills. BORDER LEGEND's design by George McGruer is a natural evolution from the renowned work of his father, James, and her build was by the last generations of a highly skilled workforce managed by the wider McGruer family from the 1890s into the early 2000s. Among the last wooden yachts crafted and manufactured there in the early 1970s were three wholesome, elegant and fast 49-55 ft ketches. While the ocean passagemaking exploits of CUILAUN and TALISKER MHOR (ex CERESIO) became legendary, their smaller sister, BORDER LEGEND (launched as GLORY B IV for furniture manufacturer W.J. Barton of Cheshire, later Hampshire), remained under the tracking: a bona fide family cruiser, latterly Solent-based. Circumstances saw her fall on hard times before recent rescue and a major refit under current, experienced proprietorship - so that one of the finest, last generation wooden yachts is now available for the pure enjoyment - and it can only be that - of her next proprietor.

Owner's Comments

On 4th November 2020, almost 14 months after we started, BORDER LEGEND slipped from her dock under her own potential for the first time since 2011. I can’t say that I wasn’t a little nervous. But she slid down the river, gaining admiring glances, and then out into the Solent. There wasn’t a breath of gust to start with, but by lunchtime a sea breeze started to fill in, and soon we had 12 speed over the deck and BORDER LEGEND picked up her skirt and went sailing. Having first seen her in a mud dock, I’d no idea how she was going to handle, but she was as beautifully balanced and as sure footed as her lines suggest. After a picnic lunch and a glorious sail, we handed sails and fronted stern up the river to Bursledon. When we got stern to our dock I had a smile on my face from ear to ear. Lockdown 2 started the very next day, but by then I didn’t really care: we’d got her out sailing again, despite the chaos of 2020. BORDER LEGEND was stern from the brink.

Substantial refit 2019 – 2020 at the Elephant Boatyard

After a long period of lay-up in the upper reaches of the Hamble River, Hampshire - under present, experienced proprietorship BORDER LEGEND has been resurrected during an intense period of refit at The Elephant Boatyard with much of the non-specialist work undertaken by the proprietor. The refit ethos was to keep the look and feel of contemporary materials and machinery while employing the benefits of modern development materials and units:
- Localised topsides planking re-splining
- 500+ Bronze fastenings withdrawn, re-drilled, refastened & replugged
- Re-splining of double mahogany-skinned rudder
- Teak laid deck lifted at front, stern, side deck and other areas
- Allowing replacement of sub-deck and deck illumination as necessary
- Cockpit disassembled and remanufactured
- Re-caulking of entire deck
- Wheel direction unit dismantled, assistanced and re-assembled
- New stainless steel propeller shaft and coupling
- New 3-bladed bronze propeller
- All thru-hulls and associated fittings assistanced
- Both hand-operated sea toilets replaced
- Panels for deck access hatches replaced
- All hatches remanufactured with fresh Perspex and fresh seals
- Cockpit safe lids assistanced
- Masts and booms cleaned and polished
- Engine zero-hours rebuild by Lancing Marine (2020)
- Engine mounts removed; shot-blasted; powder coated
- New stainless steel engine bearers
- New fire-retardant cooling water hoses
- New “Quietlife” 5kg/m2 polymeric barrier insulation
- Exhaust unit dismantled, assistanced and re-tailored
- New plastic gasoline basin
- New cooker (hob; grill; oven), gas installation and alarm
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McGruer Bermudan ketch

Wood boat, built by McGruer, at a sale price of 262.513€. If you are interested in this sailboat, contact the advertiser Sandeman Yacht Company now.

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