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2004 125 (ft.) William Fife and Sons Schooner

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General Information

Listing# 39273

2 499 000,00 €
Monaco, Monaco
William Fife and Sons
Boat Type
Model Year
William Fife and Sons
125 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
6CTA.8.3 - M1
Number of Engines

General Details

Built over a period of 5 years to Lloyds SSC standards, following William Fife's 1900 plan. The hull and rig are exactly faithful to the original 1900 design.


Displacement: 80 Tons
Total Power: 300 hp
The interior which is hand crafted from teak and rosewood has been compromised from the original layout to allow for the required modern safety standards, such as the 4 watertight bulkheads. The deck is laid down in long thick lengths of solid teak planks over the steel beams, and caulked with cotton in the traditional way. The masts and spars are all of Sitka Spruce and the standing rigging is of galvanized steel.
Onan 17.5 KVA Generator 24v - 12v - 220v Electrical Systems 2 x Banks of Batteries 1200 AH Air-Conditioning throughout
Sails and Rigging
The spars are all made up from laminated Alaskan Sitka Spruce. Standing rigging and bottlescrews are of galvanised steel turned in traditionally. Sails: Most of the wardrobe are Lee Sails from Hong Kong, made from Japanese Dacron.
The deck (semi swept) is of solid (over 2" thick) long length quarter sawn teak, probably the last deck of this traditional type that will ever be laid down on a yacht, caulked with cotton and stopped with black rubber. Butt joints are minimal and the planks are fastened from below, with no plugs in the deck.
Her hull is Dutch marine grade A steel, and she has been built in Yangon under the strict supervision of a Lloyd's surveyor, to Lloyds SSC plan approval. Buy the easier upkeep of a new and well-built replica.
The Schooner "Sunshine" is the third 'sister' built to the design (no.468) drawn up by W. Fife Jun. in 1900. The first two, the original "Sunshine" and "Asthore", were built by the Fifes at their yard in Fairlie. Both vessels changed names several times, Asthore even being called Sunshine for a long while. The original Sunshine was built for a local gentleman, Glen F. McAndrew of Largs Castle, which is very close by the Fairlie yard. In 1906 she became, as "Maris Stellis" the proud possession of the Portuguese Royal family (until 1911). These schooners preceded the famous ones "Susanne" and "Cicely". The latter, though much larger, and a racing schooner, bore an extremely close resemblance to "Sunshine". Quoting from Yachting World, May 1901. "Launch of the Schooner "Sunshine". "She was designed by William Fife Jun. and while intended for a cruiser, she looks, with her long overhangs, small but powerful underwater body, strong and well turned bilge, and extremely roomy deck, every inch a modern racer. While Sunshine is not exactly like any boat ever designed by Mr. Fife, in the absence of a drawing it will give a pretty fair idea of her to say that she is an enlarged and improved edition of those pretty and speedy little schooners Helen and Geisha , which were built at Fairlie a few years ago. Sunshine is a very handsome boat and cannot fail to be a speedy one." "Schooner Sunshine" is a two masted gaff rigged schooner. She measures 31m over the deck and has a beam of 5.6m and a draft of 3.4m Her total sail area is 5,296 square feet. The hull and rig are exactly faithful to the original 1900 design. Due to the integrity of her reproduction, and high aesthetic appeal, Sunshine is accepted by the CIM authorities as a vintage yacht.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.