1993 98 (ft.) William Fife (Design) Fife 40 tonner

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 39539

Price
$925,000.00
Location
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Manufacturer
William Fife (Design)
Boat Type
Sailboat
Model Year
1993
Category
Antique and Classics
Model
Fife 40 tonner
Status
Used
Length
98 (ft.)
Beam
12
LOA
98
Hull Material
Wood
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Model
TU33244
Number of Engines
1
Engine Type
Inboard

General Details

Bloodhound was on the Cover of, and featured in, the 1996 Jan/Feb  Edition of Wooden Boat Magazine.

A beautiful Gaff Rigged Cutter designed by William Fife II.  The "Bloodhound" is an exact replica of the original yacht that was built by William Fife II in 1874 in Fairlie, Scotland

Lyle C Hess commented "she is the finest  built wooden boat in the world" when he sailed onboard Bloodhound in mid 1990's

Bloodhound is currently an active Charter boat out of Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  She has a fulltime Crew and Captain that oversee all of the maintenance.

 The current Owner has taken the Cutter concept back more than a century in a replica of the famous 40 Ton racing cutter Bloodhound which was designed and built in 1874 by William Fife for the Marquis of Aisla, seeking a worthy gaff rigged yacht to reproduce, the Owner decided on the famous vessel, whose racing days spanned the years 1874 to 1914.  After research, Naval Architect Michael Richardson prepared the design largely as she was rebuilt in 1908, after which she was successful in the handicap classes.  The replica, built in wood a the Ventura, California Yard of Fine Yachts Inc by Harvey Swindall, is one of the finest examples of a recreated Victorian Yacht.  

The new Bloodhound of Beveryly Hills has achieved speeds of up to 12 knots under mainsail, jib and reaching staysail.  She is well balanced on the helm, tacks quickly and provides her owner with the unique experience of handling a Victorian racing cutter. 

Specifications

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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.