Tag: classic yacht

The Talented Mr Rhodes

The Talented Mr Rhodes

Have you ever watched Anthony Minghella’s sumptuously filmed treatment of Patricia Highsmith’s psychological thriller The Talented Mr Ripley and asked yourself: what’s that beautiful yacht? My take on this story is different from most, because I knew the gorgeous Philip Rhodes-designed 42ft (13m) sloop SANTANDER […]

DIRIGO II – The voyage home

DIRIGO II – The voyage home

The magnificent John G Alden schooner DIRIGO II has been no stranger to major voyages over the years. The most recent epic began in March 2019 in the San Juans, Washington State, and continues now in the land of her birth, Maine, having transited Panama […]

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 […]

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