Concerto (ex. Felma) – “Rule 3” Fife 8 Metre – 1937
Offered for sale in Victoria, BC, Canada
“Concerto” was designed and built by William Fife in Fairlie Scotland. She was launched in 1937 as “Felma”. She is design # 821 making her the very last Fife 8 metre design. Renamed “Concerto” in 1953, she is offered for sale by knowledgeable and responsible owners. “Concerto” is one of only two “Rule 3” Fife metre’s in existence.
The vessel underwent an extensive rebuild in 1994 and features a Yanmar 2GM20 engine, original spruce mast, and a tidy open interior.
Naval Architect: William Fife
Shipyard: William Fife & Sons
Year: 1937/ rebuild 1994
Length on Deck: 48’ 0”
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Asking $125,000 Canadian Dollars
Please contact Brian Huse for further information:
(1) 250 516 4393
EMILY - 8 METRE - 1924 - € 260.000
Emily was designed by William Fife III and built at Williams Fife's shipyard in 1924 as an International 8 Metre racing yacht.
After being British Eight Metre champion in 1924 and beating Blue red, she took the silver medal for Great Britain at the Olympics in Le Havre.
In 1998/99 she was rebuilt to original plans by David Vieira's yard.
During her reappearance at the europeans in 1999, Emily was the winner of the concours the Elegance with other eights such as Aria, Bamba and Carron II sailing in the Coupe the Cartier.
Currently she sets sail at Lake Constance / Bodensee
Naval Architect: William Fife III
Shipyard: William Fife & Sons
Year: 1924/ rebuild 1999
LOA: 44ft 7in 13.6m
Beam: 8ft 8in 2.6m
Hull Material: Carvel Tola planking on oak frames Silicon bronze fastened to laminated mahogany frames
Engine: Nanni 21 Hp diesel (2009); removable for Regattas
Location: Lake Constance / Bodensee
Asking Price€ 260.000,- VAT paid
Tore Holm’s most important designs were built to the International Rule – ISOLDE as an 8 Metre cruiser has that natural quality about her when sailing and lines that would turn anyone’s head when seen ashore. Remarkable of course is the beautifully proportioned and curvaceous cabin top with its rounded forward end, virtually a signature of this designer. A string of careful owners leaves ISOLDE in fine original trim and a purity to leave one spellbound.
ISOLDE was built in 1953 at Gamleby Varv, which was Tore Holm, the designer’s own yard, for Teodor Ahrenberg in Sweden. Isolde has had 6 owners documented. Until 1987 when the present owner sailed her to Norway, she spent her sailing days in the Stockholm archipelago with home harbour at “Vikingarnas SS”. In the 1950s she participated in the Stockholm Race Circus at Sandhamn, since 1987 part of the Norwegian Classic Yacht milieu.
ISOLDE has been well kept by all her owners, giving her proper good wooden boat maintenance. During the last 5 years substantial varnishing has been done to upgrade the bright work.
During 2008 – 2009 the interior was also re-varnished, including the hulls inside and under the floors. A new mast step was also made of stainless steel. In 2010 the chain plates were replaced with stainless steel and the head compartment rebuilt.
ISOLDE was last surveyed for Insurance in 2007, qualifying for full cover.
Mahogany close planking on steam bent ash ribs and galvanized steel ribs (every 3rd) and sawn oak frames. Original Oregon pine deck and new mahogany cap rail 1995 / 2009. New rudder and rudder stock were made in stainless steel in 2009. The mahogany cockpit was rebuilt in 1999 with high comings, seating both sides and teak grating sole.
ACCOMMODATION AND DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT
From the mahogany cockpit a sliding roof hatch and companionway steps lead down to the accommodation below. The galley is to port with a Cook Mate stove and sink. To starboard there is a pilot berth aft under the cockpit and a large ice box / fridge with a chest of three drawers separating this area from the saloon.
In the saloon the high back of the benches form the two Pullman berths with bookshelves and lockers above and outboard both sides. All new wool upholstery - mattresses and sofa cushion were installed in 2009.
There are 2 hanging wardrobes, one with access from the saloon, the other forward - by the head (with a holding tank) to starboard. The Ardic water to air heater from the engine is also here, heating both the saloon and the head where wet sailing gear can be hung. Forward again is the forepeak with a stowage bench to port and a berth to starboard and additional stowage right forward.
RIG, SPARS AND SAILS
Rig and spars
- Cutter rig
- Original pine mast totally made over in 2008; varnished with galvanized fittings
- Pine boom (1992) with square aluminium tube for extra strength modified for slab reefing
- Stainless steel standing rigging, partly new in 1990 / 99
- Stainless rigging screws
- 2 x Lewmar bronze winches on the mast and 1 on the boom, new 1998
- Jib pole
- Scissor boom crutch
Sails from Doyle in 1991 – all in serviceable cruising condition
- Main 46 sqm
- Genoa 35 sqm
- Jib 20 sqm
- Smaller Jib, 12sqm also from Doyle from 1988
DECK EQUIPMENT AND GROUND TACKLE
- Electric Lewmar anchor winch, 1998
- Bruce anchor and 8 mm calibrated anchor chain
- 3 x Lewmar 2 speed ST winches 1998, bronze
- Spray hood
- Boat hook
- Mahogany ladder
- Covers for mahogany coach roof and fore hatch
MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL AND TANKAGE
- Volvo Penta 2003 originally installed 1989 – totally renovated to as new condition 2003
- New propeller and shaft 2003
- Basic 12 V electrical system with switches and battery charger, new 2010
- Epoxy fuel tank deck filled and vented, 2009
- Epoxy water tank, 2009
- All electrical wires (tin / Sn coated) re fitted in 2010
- New Lopolight lanterns in 2010
- Fuel and water hoses changed in 2010
- Shore power installation
NAVIGATION COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS
- Garmin 126 GPS
- VHF M-TECH SX35 DSC
- Raytheon Tri-data for log, speed and echo sounder
- Raytheon ST60 Wind Instrument
- Raymarine ST 4000+ Tiller Autopilot
- 1x Electric bilge pump
- 1x Manual bilge pump
1937 Nicolaus Potter design 8 meter, YUCCA, is for sale.
San Francisco Bay classic, often called "the most beautiful boat on the Bay",
YUCCA, has won or placed in most of her races here in San Francisco, since 1964.
Owned, raced and meticulously maintained for the past 53 years by Hank Easom, Easom Boatworks, YUCCA is in yacht-like condition. New teak decks and layout in 2015, extensive carbon fiber sail inventory, she is in turnkey racing condition.
YUCCA is sister ship to the Olympic Gold Medal winner, ANGELITA.
YUCCA is currently berthed in Sausalito, CA
For information, please contact:
1828 Lagoon View Dr.
Tiburon, CA 94920
Builder: Camper and Nicholsons Ltd
Year: May 1930
Type: International 8mR-Yacht
Designed by Charles E. Nicholson
Certified Lloyd’s rule 16 R
Full restoration 1992-1994 Charpentiers réunis (France) and Philippe Durr shipyard (Switzerland) for the last ten years.
L.o.a.: 14.60 m
Beam: 2.50 m
Draft: 2.OO m
Accommodation: new interior sleeps 6
Volvo 29hp diesel
Location: Versois, Switzerland
Steel berth for lorry
The thirties, starting with Shamrock V in 1930, were the years of greatest mastery of Charles E. Nicholson.
The Eight Meter Suzette II with sail number 8 K-24 and her two sisterships were built next. She was restored in accordance to original drawings, specifications and materials; finally back in action again from the summer 1994. The (II) was dropped and she became just Suzette at this time. The mahogany hull is carvel built on new steamed wood frames and the larch pine deck on plywood fastened to pine deck beams. She has a new spruce pine boom and a new larch mast. She will be vintage again, racing for the Neptune Trophy.
She comes with a full set of sails including one Europ Sails main sail, one Star Voile jib, as well as one balloon and one tacking jib from Ratsey and Lapthorn.
With her new wood pine mast and spruce boom, Suzette is in very good condition with finest bronze deck hardware, rig fittings and her original steel rudder. Suzette (Folly II) has played a unique and large role in the development of the 8mR fleet renewal with the Régates royales on Cannes (France) on 1978 with 8 meter ‘France’ and ‘Ayana’ and must be regarded as a Charles E. Nicholson masterpiece. The restoration has been performed by Charpentiers réunis, a very experienced shipyard in France, Cancale. It included interior, frames replacement, hull reinforcement, pine deck on plywood…
Philippe Durr for last 10 years maintain her in his Versois shipyard. He notably realized the “flipotage” (insertion of a sliver of wood between the planks to make it smooth and watertight) and made a new spruce boom.
Main history is known from first owner Col. E.T.Peel, Mrs B.C.Duff who has sailed her on the Riviera in France from 1937.
Suzette has two sister-ships: Vision (of Sebago) world champion on 1994, 1995 and 1998 and Cutty Tou: Sira cup champion on 2004.
She was measured 8.00 by Guy Roland Perrin official measurer for metrics.
Suzette is keen and fully equipped to make her ready for the next generation. She can easily be prepared for the World Championship in Hankø Norway, to be held in August 2017.
· 1 mainsail
· 1 light genoa
· 1 balloon genoa
· 1 tacking jib
· 1 Spi all purpose
Was saved by her current owner during the late 1990's.
Asking price € 145.000 or best offer
Information: Jean-Jacques Malandain at email@example.com
Builder Anker & Jensen # 215, Vollen
Type International 8mR-Yacht
Design Johan Anker 29-11-1917, originally with Bermuda rig
Measured to Second rule 1919-1934, certificate exists
Total restoration finished summer of 2009, by 12th owner Erik Vennemoe
L.o.a. 13.75 m
Beam 2.36 m
Draft 1.78 m
Accommodation All new interior, WC, galley, sleeps 4
Engine Lombardini 30hp diesel engine, new 2010
Location Oslo, Norway
The Eight meter Njord with sail number 8 N-13 was restored in accordance to original drawings and materials, finally back in action again from the summer of 2009. The hull is carvel mahogany planking on oak frames and Oregon pine deck, restored to original specifications with exception of stainless steel bolts instead of iron. Njord was built by Anker & Jensen of Oslo, one of the most prestigious yards in Scandinavia using materials and applying craftsmanship of the very highest quality. All history is known from first owner Consul Harald Hansen form 1918.
Click on the pictures below for more full size pictures
Njord can easily be prepared for the World Championship in Hankø Norway, to be helt in August 2017.
Asking price € 198.000 or best offer
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +47 93022643
Probably the best kept 8MR in the world. The boat has been restored totally in 2001 by David Vieira and since then she is kept in a shed in Swiss with perfect maintenance . in 2009 she underwent to a second refit by Philippe Durr in Geneve and was put back to barewood and completely varnished with 18 coats of the best clear varnish Her varnish is always impeccable and continuosly maintained. From her shed she moves only by truck to reach the racing fields with her container full of sails, spare parts and tools and with a powerfull rubber dinghy which tows her on the racing field. Infact the boat has its diesel engine, a Yamaha diesel 28 HP , which was taken off the boat and stored in its box after perfect maintenance in 2009. In this way the boat is completely original, without engine , beutifull on her original floating line and very fast !
· 2 mainsails (2001 – 2008)
· 2 light genoa (2001 – 2009)
· 2 medium genoa (2001 – 2009)
· 1 havy genoa (2009 – new)
· 1 génoa Short foot 2001
· 2 Spi VMG (2001-2007)
· 2 Spi Runner (2001- 2009)
· 1 SPI CIM Allpurpose (2009)
Electronic and safety :
· 2 maxi Jumbo Tacktik (2007 – 2010)
· Electronic compassTacktik (2007)
· log depthsounder Tacktik (2007)
· 1 navigator GPS GARMIN195 colors
· 6 lifejackets
Contact: Bernard Duc
Conewago is an Olin Stephens, 1930, built at Minneford, City Island, for the Canada’s Cup. She won this prestigious trophy, also known as the “Blue Ribbon of the Great Lakes” in 1932 and 1934. In the eighties Britton Chance redesigned her keel and cut her transom, hoping she would be quicker than before. We think the verdict on that is still out. For sure her name and fame derives from the days when she was the way that Olin designed her and that’s the new aim. The transom is back on, the keel will be recast to original, she has a new Alaska yellow cedar deck, new cabin top and coamings: an enormous project. She will be vintage again, racing for the Neptune Trophy. Final stage of the restoration has been postponed.
Restoration so far has been performed by Ventis shipyard in The Netherlands (www.ventis.nl) 80% of this is completed, including interior, hull reinforcement, deck. Important remaining items are: new rudder, lead keel adjustments and painting. A new mast (Hempel design) is under construction
Price EUR 250.000
Ventis is keen and fully equipped to make her ready for the next generation
Information: Hans-Peter Baars at email@example.com or +31 (0)228 312 542
See also: http://sparkmanstephens.blogspot.nl/2011/02/design-9-conewago.html
Builder Central Yacht Club Saint Petersburg
Year 1945/ 2001
Type International 8mR Design 1945
Design Tore Holm 1945
L.o.d. 14.10 m
L.o.a. 14.10 m
Beam 2.47 m
Draft 2.02 m
Accommodation Very classic and typical interior with settees and a galley, WC
Engine Beta Marine Diesel, 2002, 20hp Technodrive gear box TMC40, adjustable propeller, 40L fuel tank
THIS STUNNING INTERNATIONAL 8METRE YACHT HAS BEEN DELIVERED IN 2001, HER ORIGINAL 1945 DESIGN PLANS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED BY A YACHTING ENTHUSIAST SEARCHING THE TORE HOLM ARCHIVE IN STOCKHOLM IN 1999. SHE IS A VERY FAST DESIGN, AS EXPECTED FROM THE SWEDISH MASTER OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, AND HAS BEEN RACED AT MOST OF THE MAJOR EUROPEAN 8METRE EVENTS SINCE HER LAUNCH. SHE IS TRADITIONALLY PLANKED IN LARCH ON OAK RIBS WITH WEB FRAMES MADE FROM STAINLESS STEEL. HER DECK CONSTRUCTION IS TEAK DECKINGS ON A PLYWOOD SUBDECK FASTENED TO PINE DECK BEAMS. BIRGIT SPORTS AN ALUMINUM MAST DELIVERED IN 2002 AND COMES WITH A COMPREHENSIVE SET OF RACING AND DELIVERY SAILS. BESIDES OF THE RACING, BIRGIT HAS SERVED AS A BEAUTIFUL CRUISER FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND IS A HEAD-TURNER IN EVERY MARINA. SHE IS SENSITIVELY PRICED AND READY FOR DELIVERY IN SPRING 2016 TO ENTER THE 2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN COPENHAGEN OR THE 2017 WORLDS IN FREDRIKSTAD/ NORWAY.
have a look at http://www.classic-yachts.de/sales/details/224/
Builder Tore Holm/ Gamleby SE
Type International Eight Metre Yacht
Design Tore Holm
L.o.d. 14.65 m
L.o.a. 14.65 m
Beam 2.44 m
Draft 1.90 m
Accommodation Sleeps four on two bunks in the salon and two berths in the foreship. Traditional mahogany interior, beautifully crafted. A Baby Blake wc is installed as well.
Engine Yanmar Diesel 27hp
Location The Netherlands
The 1939 Tore Holm designed Eight Metre SVANEVIT is another extraordinary construction of this outstanding yacht designer and boatbuilder and is now for sale in ready to race condition. With her almost new Sitka Spruce mast and up to date sails, SVANEVIT would be ready to enter any classic yacht race or to participate in the next 8mR Championships. She measures 8.07m and is presented in immaculate state of condition with finest bronze deck hardware and rig fittings. SVANEVIT has played a unique and important role in the development of the 8mR fleet in Northern Europe and must be regarded as a Tore Holm masterpiece.
Ganymede is the modern 8-Metre owned by Peter Wilson. She was designed by Juliane Hempel and built at the Aldeburgh Boatyard in 2007. Her hull is built with a selected Sitka spruce core, diagonal outer layers in mahogany and glassed on both sides.
Her keel, wings and trimtab is identical to Hollandia, Howlett design, lead foil and bulb, bronze wings and trim tab.
Spars are Z-Spar, similar section to Proctor but slightly stiffer. Spi pole is carbon. She never had the best of sails to keep up with the top end of the fleet but she has shown plenty of potential, especially with Avia sailing her at Cowes.
Peter Wilson would like to part with her, is desperately keen to keep on sailing his “If” which is the floating love of his life but needs the funds from Ganymede to make that possible.
The asking price is around GBP 100.000,=, she now needs TLC but to my mind it’s a really fair price for a great and potentially winning modern 8-Metre.
She has no sails as these were lost in a fire at the yard (Ganymede was not affected as she was outside)
For more information please contact:
Peter Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone: (+44) 1728 453523
Modern 8 Metre R, ex Fleur de Lys, 2002 Fauroux design, built in Caparros Yard , Antibes France.
Euro 350,000.00 VAT paid
World Champion 2015 on Lake Geneva, Switzerland
European Champion 2010 Kiel, Germany
Very complete, ready to race to higher level, exceptionnal modern mast 3 layers of spreaders, Harken winches, berth/cradle with removable weels, outboard engin removable in own inside compartment, many sails and accessories including electronics
Contact:Jean Fabre Geneva, Switzerland
Builder G. de Vries Lentsch 1927/ Metur Yachts Bodrum 2014
Type International 8mR-Yacht
Design G. de Vries Lentsch/ Juliane Hempel
L.o.d. 14.50 m
L.o.a. 14.50 m
Beam 2.40 m
Draft 1.90 m
Accommodation All new interior, WC, galley, sleeps 4
Engine Yanmar 3YM30AE, 30hp diesel engine, new 2014
Location Porto St. Stephano/ Italy
The Eightmetre HOLLANDIA with the sailnumber H-1 is now for sale after a comprehensive restoration at Metur Yachts in Bodrum/ Turkey. HOLLANDIA was designed and constructed by G. de Vries Lentsch in 1927 and won the Coppa d'Italia in her very first season. At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, HOLLANDIA was able to win the Silver Medal. This magnificant piece of yachting history spent most of her lifetime in Eastern Germany and was saved by her current owner during the late 1990's. HOLLANDIA has been rebuilt by the dedicated craftsmen of Metur Yachts during the past decade and is now on the market in new condition.
Siris is a truly stunning yacht that is one of the fastest Neptune compliant 8 Metres in the world. Originally raced in the Mediterranean in the 1920’s, she had considerable success including winning the Coupe de France. She returned to the UK in the 1930’s where she lived on the Isle of Bute on the Clyde up until the late 1980’s. In 1999/2000 she underwent a total re-build at Fairlie Restoration on the River Hamble where she was finished to and exceptional standard. She has since competed successfully both at local & international events with various trophies for first & second place. Her most recent success was at the Voile de St Tropez where she came 1 st in class. She has appeared in numerous sailing magazines with Classic Boat ranking her in their Top 200 of the most beautiful yachts in the World. She has a current rating certificate issued by the International Eight Metre class Association & until 2006 had both CIM & IRC.
Original Owner : Sir Arthur Paget
1936 : J.D. MacGregor - Southampton
1968 : A I Hardie - Home Port Rhu
Early 1990’s : A Willment – Southampton
1999 / 2000 : Restored to Concourse Condition by Carlie Restoration
For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact Richard on 01489 574272 or 07811465355 or email email@example.com
Notable not only for her royal commissioning OSBORNE is practically the same design as Fife's SIRENA built at Cannes in the same year for General Sir Arthur Paget. SIRENA was claimed to have been the most successful Second International Rule 8 Metre yacht on the Mediterranean - especially in light and moderate winds.
OSBORNE appears in good condition structurally and cosmetically. Stored ashore and indeed inside for the last 2 years, it would take very little to have her ready for the season.
OSBORNE was built in 1928 for HM Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain, spouse of Kíng Alfonso XIII and was commissioned in 1929. The King’s abdication put paid to her originally intended career. Sold to French owners she was then to spend much of her life on the Atlantic coast of France; albeit in the mid 1930s a collision sent her to the bottom. She was successfully salvaged however and her new owner was careful to seek Fife’s opinion before spending considerable funds on her rebuild. His opinion was based very much on the characteristics and performance of her sister ship SIRENA. Anyway following this rebuild she has apparently been sailing successfully ever since.
In 1990 she was extensively modernised in Antibes under the supervision of Jaques Faroux. At this time the mahogany planking was sheathed in glass fibre externally and sealed with resin on the inside and a new deck, coach house and rig were also fitted. During the 1990s under the ownership of his Godfather, Eric Tabarly frequently raced aboard, the yacht oft winning her class. Later in 1997 under new ownership, Fairlie Restorations were commissioned to undertake a further refit that was to return her to her original appearance – and to sail as Fife had originally intended.
The 1997 Fairlie Restorations refit included the construction of a new period style coach house, new fore hatch, modifications to the cockpit, a new teak on plywood deck and remodelling of the interior. A completely new rig was also built with spars by Spencer Thetis Wharf and rigging by Spencer Rigging. In l998 her mast was damaged in a rig collision and subsequently replaced with a further new spar by Spencer Thetis Wharf.
Builder Bonnin (F)
Design Thalma Bertrand
L.o.d. 15.00 m | 49'
L.o.a. 15.00 m | 49'
Beam 2.50 m | 8' 2''
Draft 1.90 m | 6' 2''
Accommodation Spartanic, mostly original. V-berth fwd, 2 settees. 1 quarterberth.
Engine New Volvo - 20 hp.
A very special second rule 8-Metre, originally launched in 1936 in Arcachon for a French lady who raced her extensively. In present ownership since the late 80s, she has been transformed to a fast cruising yacht – however not substantially changing her character. The coach roof has been raised aft, allowing for comfortable accommodation, but apart from this she is still in almost original condition. Over the past decades, substantial structural work was carried out when necessary, so she is now strong and in good shape. A highly interesting cruiser, which could easily be brought back to racing trim without too much fuss.
Camper And Nicholson (8mR) 8 Metre Yacht For Sale
This beautifully cared for classic Camper & Nicholson (8mR) International 8-Metre yacht (Anthea) is for sale in Puerto Galera, Philippines. Rare chance to acquire a piece of sailing history. Designed by Charles Nicholson, launched 1929, for the Rear-Commodore of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, in Falmouth: Mr. Hugh G. Sicklemore. Anthea's hull number is 368 and she was designed to meet the exacting standards of the second version (applicable 1919-1933) of the International 8-Metre Rule – an Olympic class from 1908 to 1936
Acquiring this classic 8-Metre yacht will place you in the same company as the King of Norway, Ted Turner and the Aga Khan, all of whom have owned/still own similar 8-Metre yachts. I have sailed Anthea and can attest to her magnificence under sail.
The current owner acquired Anthea in Hawaii and has sailed her across the Pacific Ocean numerous times, usually single handed. She has been a feature at regattas in the Philippines for a number of years. Her last haulout was in Subic Bay for antifoul (December 2013) and she is maintained in tip-top condition throughout.
The following enhancements have been made over the past 85 years to keep her as a best-of-breed, classic 8-Metre sailing yacht:
major rebuild (1988) including cold molding the hull and all new deck, cabin top and deck beams
auxhilliary power added - Thoosa 9000watt electric motor (2009)
New full batten radial mainsail (Doyle, 2014, not shown in the photographs)
Autoprop 3 blade feathering prop
The yacht is ready for viewing by appointment.
For Sale Price
US$ 45,000 or best offer
Location: Puerto Galera, Philippines
Anthea 8-Metre Specification
LOA: 47' 2"
Engine: Thoosa 9000watt electric motor
Rig: full height; two spreaders
DISP : 18,500 lbs
Sail Area : 875 sq. feet
This sailboat was anti-fouled December 2013