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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Elise was built on the Clyde in 1912 by William Fife III as an auxiliary gaff schooner with a Gardner two-cylinder paraffin engine. She was constructed for a WA Young of Paisley of mahogany and pitch pine on oak frames, copper fastened and the hull […]
Every now and again a restoration comes along that redefines what can be expected in terms of the resurrection of classic yachts. The relaunch of the Fife III, First Rule 8-Metre, Ierne, in 2008, went a long way towards establishing what levels of authenticity, purity and craftsmanship could be effected, and this was achieved far way from the big-name restoration yards.