FOR SALE - 50ft MAYFLOWER CLASS GAFF YAWL DESIGNED BY ASHLEY BUTLER 2012
Introducing the beautiful hand built wooden yacht Martha Primrose. She is in commission for sailing 2021 and can be delivered anywhere. A modern classic to treasure.
£299.000 - read on below...
Constantine Quay, Gweek, Cornwall, TR12 6UG, UK
Martha Primrose can really be what ever you desire her to be because she is new and unique. She is, however, some of the following. She is fast due to her cut away under water shape making for quick passage making. Her length and robust construction gives her a stiffness and sea worthiness that makes for comfortable motion and the feeling of a 'big' sailing boat in a seaway. But her gear is light and easy to manage, even for one. She has a carbon fibre gaff and the split yawl rig which means the mainsail is not an enormous area or dauntingly long boom. Her two head sails are of good size but light to stow, hoist and unfurl with a wyker martin roller furler. Below she is really roomy and light with an amazing atmosphere, welcoming and joyful. She is homely, warm and dry. She can sleep up to 6 happily. Her decks are clear of clutter and gorgeous for lounging on! In terms of maintenance she is relatively low with painted coverboards and bare wood cap rail but her over all feel and appearance is one of a shining classic beauty which would be as elegant in a classic wooden yacht regatta in Cowes or Antiqua as swinging at anchor up the quiet reaches of the Helford River in Cornwall. Handling her with her tiller is easy and fun as she is light and responsive on the helm. She really is a unique vessel and will give someone so much pleasure and adventure just like I have had with her. It is wonderful to see how well Martha Primrose accommodates children, from two tiny tots safe and playing in the cockpit or in the v berth up forward, to the excitement of sailing my teenage daughter gets from being able to easily manage the helm, the thrill of a voyage and arriving at a new destination. Her size and new like feel means there is a reassurance that construction is strong and sound that is such peace of mind when in a rough sea. At £299.000 she really is a lot of boat and more than just a material purchase, but something quiet spiritual and an experience to share, a ticket to a sailing fraternity and freedom away from the madding crowd which it is hard to put a price on.