Used Boat

William Fife 125 Classic Sloop

Sloop from the year 1911 - 38,1m length - in Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Vessel used

Verified boat

2.750.000 €
(VAT included )

Advertiser's comments

This unique Big Class WILLIAM FIFE 125 Racing Yacht has been designed and built by William Fife III. She was launched in 1911 at Fairlie on the Clyde in Scotland. In 1991 this classic sloop was restored by Fairlie Restorations. In 2003 she is one of the stars of the classic circuit. She has raced in Cowes, Falmouth, Monaco Classic Week, Regates Royales Cannes and Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Her 2014 season ended with even better results after winning overall the Big Boat Class She is a chance to enter classic yacht racing at the highest level. Since her restoration, the WILLIAM FIFE 125 Classic Sloop’s results have kept improving such that she cannot now stop winning. In restoring this unique yacht her owners sought not only to save her but to recapture the ethos that prevailed when she was built in 1911. This exceptional WILLIAM FIFE 125 Classic Sailing Yacht has a history, in pristine condition, and is now ready to sale to her next owner. Please click on the « Full Specs » tab for complete details of this Classic Sailing Yacht.

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Features of William Fife 125 Classic Sloop :

Basic data

  • Type: Sloop

  • Year : 1911

  • Length: 38.1 m

  • Location: Hampshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: -

  • Flag: Royaume Uni

  • Shipyard: William Fife

  • Material: Wood


  • Beam: 5.2 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: -


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 315 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: YANMAR 6 LP-STE

  • Engine usage (hours): -

This Sloop's equipment

Full Specs

BUILDER: William Fife & Sons, Fairlie
DESIGNER: William Fife III
TYPE: Sloop, Cruiser / Racer
CONSTRUCTION: Composite Mahogany on steel frames
LOA: 38.10 m
LWL: 19.20 m
BEAM: 5.20 m
DRAFT: 3.70 m
DISPLACEMENT: 76 Tons (keel lead 36 tons)
PROPULSION: Yanmar 6 LP-STE Diesel engine 315 Hp
LYING: Lymington, G. B.
Mahogany planking over steel frames secured with bronze fastenings
International paint unit on body
Epifanes traditional varnish
Yanmar 6 LP-STE Diesel engine 315 Hp @ 3,800 rpm with halyard dry exhaust unit
ZF 63 gearbox ratio 2.5:1
Variprop off centre 32 inch feathering propeller
Speed 7 knots @ 2,800 rpm
Approx 500 nm diameter @ 7 knots
Thomas Reid traditional, pinion direction unit
Fischer Panda 15 kW generator (2014)
Single phase 230V 50Hz generator
Shore potential 8 KVA.
2500W Mastervolt inverter 24V/230V
12 Gel batteries 24V, total seating 800Ah
HEM series 25 water maker producing 200 litres per hour
2 Stainless steel gasoline basins of 500 litres = 1,000 litres
C Warm single coil 90 litres hot water heater
Aqua Major 40 litres per minute water pump
Polypropylene 110 gallon - 500 litres new water basin
Polypropylene 33 gallon - 150 litres grey water basin
Polypropylene 110 gallon - 500 litres black water basin
After careful dismantling and restoration, it was possible to reinstate virtually all of the original proprietor and visitor accommodation
Consistent with her racing pedigree, the inside design is restrained with weight-saving open deck quantity revealing the structure
Very few changes have been made but do include the addition of modern services and some enhancements such as a shower in the proprietor’s powder compartment replacing the original sunken bath whose space is now given over to the engine compartment.
Accommodation is for four visitors in one pair and two single cabins and eight team. Access is by the main companionway
Dining desk to starboard
Fitted desk
Doorway to seaport forward to galley and team quarters
Fridge, freezer and icemaker
Gas 4 burner hob and oven
Nespresso coffee maker
Silver trimlery engraved with “Fife”
Full set crockery
Full set of crystal glasses
Full set of team crockery and trimlery
7 pipe crib team berths
Captain’s single cabin aft to stbd with ensuite and access also to bar
Twin master cabin aft with direct deck access via the dog house
Master shower
Single visitor cabin starboard with ensuite front, accessible to master suite
Single visitor cabin to seaport with ensuite front accessible to master suite
Solid Columbian pine main mast, boom and bowsprit
Hollow Sitka spruce topmast
Hollow Sitka spruce spare topmast
Hollow Sitka Spruce gaff, jack yard, club yard and spinnaker pole
Set of ash spare spreaders
Traditional, all spliced and served galvanised plough wire standing rigging
English braid 3 strand lines
6 Lazyjacks
The sails are by James Lawrence Sailmakers (JL) and Ratsey & Lapthorne (RL)
All traditionally trim and hand finished
Mainsail; 3,500 sq ft; JL 2004
Mainsail; 3,500 sq ft; JL 2008
Staysail 715 sq ft; JL 2004
Staysail 715 sq ft; JL 2008
Reaching staysail 846 sq ft; JL 2012
No 1 Jib 807 sq ft; RL 2004
No 1 Jib 807 sq ft; RL 2008
No 2 Jib 579 sq ft; RL2004
No 3 Jib 426 sq ft; RL 2004
No 1 Jib topsail 522 sq ft; RL 2004
No 1 Jib topsail 522 sq ft; JL 2014
No 2 Jib topsail 283 sq ft; JL 2004
No 2 Jib topsail 283 sq ft; JL 2012
N° 3 Jib topsail; RL 2004
Jack yard topsail 1,000 sq ft; RL 2004
Jack yard topsail 1,000 sq ft; JL 2010
Working topsail 632 sq ft; RL 2004

Information from the shipyard catalogue. This data could vary from the data about the boat on sale published by the advertiser,

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William Fife 125 Classic Sloop

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