Year of construction 1909
Shipyard Alexander Robertson , Sandbanks UK
Designer Alexander Robertson
First owner Andrew Mackie Sellar , Glasgow UK
Rig Gaff Sloop
Sail surface mq. 47.62
Lenght on deck m. 8.47
Beam max m. 2.34
Draft m. 1.67
Displacement t. 4.13
Engine: Vetus 18 cv
Flag : UK
British register 128275
Construction : Picth pine planking , Oak frames, steel floors, copper rivets , teak deck
Mast, spars and boom original in spruce
More famous yachts built by the same boatyard :
1904 Elrhuna, cutter 28’, still sailing
1907 Heatherbell 12 MR.
1908 Corrie, 8 MR still sailing and racing, still in the same Robertson family
former owners of the boatyard and descendent of the designer
1909 Cyra, 12 MR
1909 Grace, gaff cutter 8.47m
1957 Lone fox, built for the Whitebread race
1958 Sceptre, 12MR.
1963 Sovereign, 12 MR.
1964 Ikra, 12MR.
C/O Cadamuro e Saviane boatyard in Jesolo, Italy
It was an overall refit . Some details:
Stripped to barewood ,the planking was found sound and original: fantastic !
Wooden rudderstock rebuilt
All the caulking , also the teak deck . All the original bronze fittings have been restored.
Engine completely serviced to 0 hours .
New sails by Zadro sailmaker
The inside accomodations and fornitures are original and completely restored . Great care to choose tapestry and colours .
A bed in the forward area , 2 bunks in the salon ,
Sarah Robertson,a great seawoman, grand doughter of the naval architecht designer and builder of Grace, owner of the 8MR Corrie in January 2008 declared in a letter:”Grace looks absolutely beautiful…”.
Grace is registered in the British Registry as “Gentleman pleasure yacht”, and the owner has the list former owners and her history . Grace is a lovely little boat , but incredibily seaworthy and easy to handle even in rough weather .
Unfortunately the boat was not been used during the last 5 years and some maintenances are now needed: New caulking , new painting, some overall check . Only the engine has been serviced and it is like new. The gearbox is new.
The actual request is really extremely interesting to acquire such an antic and historically important little yacht