Dreamships

IRONDEQUOIT II – two days to windward

IRONDEQUOIT II – two days to windward

In the mid 60s, pre-war ocean racers and fast cruisers still more than held their own in the classic long distance races. This is the Spanjer brothers’ John G Alden-designed 61ft yawl ESBRO VI, slogging it out to her heart’s content during the 1965 Chicago-Mackinac Race: […]

PEGGY BAWN’s authentic pine deck

PEGGY BAWN’s authentic pine deck

It’s always fun to turn tables on a pro photographer. Through 2004 and 2005, marine photographer Nigel Pert regularly followed the authentic rebuild of Hal Sisk’s 1894 GL Watson-designed gaff cutter PEGGY BAWN at shipwright Michael Kennedy’s Dunmore East yard on Ireland’s south-east coast. PEGGY’s […]

Come eravamo/ The Way We Were: ZEPHYR 1973

Come eravamo/ The Way We Were: ZEPHYR 1973

La Dolce Vita aboard the JM Soper/ Philip of Dartmouth cutter ZEPHYR in 1973. This archive footage released by the now grown up children you’ll see in this enchanting home movie footage may be the best proof that at 62 feet/ 18.9m on deck, the […]

Cornubia – A New Lease of Life

Cornubia – A New Lease of Life

There’s no doubt that today’s world of classic boating can be divided into at least two sections – arguably a lot more than two – but surely no-one can deny there is everything else and then there are the working boats. For some, only the […]

LATIFA William Fife’s Finest Yacht

LATIFA William Fife’s Finest Yacht

Aboard today, LATIFA looks every inch the William Fife dream-yacht. When the current owner found her 37 years ago…


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