Merrymaid 1904: 35m Classic Super Sailing Yacht 4.95m€

السعر: 4,950,000 EUR
المنطقة/الجوار: Palma

Beautiful 1904 Gaff Cutter, Merrymaid

An incredible opportunity to own a concourse condition classic yacht, of peerless bearing and strong sailing prowess.

Her hull is constructed of carvel-planked teak on oak frames, with a teak superstructure and decks. The interior is configured with three en-suite cabins offering sleeping accommodation for six people, her immaculate and mainly original cabinetry delivering a uniquely charming finish.The yacht’s outstanding condition is a reflection of the works undertaken by the current owner.Rescued from a life of houseboat obscurity, MERRYMAID underwent a complete and thorough rebuild by the renowned yard Southampton Yacht Services, (Velsheda, Thendara) in 2006. All of the original elements of her hull and interior were saved, with some highly sympathetic reproduction work also carried out.Importantly, her systems and rigging were brought into the 21st century, making her a yacht capable of cruising in complete comfort and safety.Following this very successful refit, she departed on a circumnavigation with her proud owner and went on to become the first gaff cutter to navigate the North West passage. She visited many fascinating and remote corners of the earth, details of which can be made available.On returning to Europe, MERRYMAID once again visited SYS in 2010 for a cosmetic overhaul and refresh, bringing her back to perfect condition and ready for another chapter in her long and eventful life.

Now based in Palma, she is fully equipped with spare parts and ready to impress her next owner.


  • Full recent restoration by a world-class yard
  • VAT Paid
  • Proven world-girdling ability
  • Ready to go again, with spares for just about everything
  • Top rate pedigree for designer and builder
  • Great potential on the regatta circuit


Built in teak on oak frames by British yard Camper & Nicholsons to a design by Charles E Nicholson, she was delivered in 1904 as a gaff cutter. In spring of 2008, she completed an extensive refit that brought her back to her previous splendour and she then set sail for a worldwide circumnavigation. Accommodation is for six guests in three cabins consisting of a large master suite aft and twins to port and starboard, all with en-suite shower facilities. There is also accommodation for six crew in three cabins aboard this yacht for sale.

A charming and very cosy saloon has two sofas, a dining table on a rise-and-fall mechanism, and there is skylight allowing the daylight to pour in, while further features include a gas-fired fireplace and an entertainment centre including a large Samsung television and a DVD system.

Forward of the helm station is a cockpit with a foldable table and seating for up to six guests, while the wheel has a quite unique instrument that shows the angle of steering. Under power, a Perkins Sabre diesel engine delivers a maximum speed of 10 knots.

Most of the boat is still original and there are spare parts for everything, which is a major plus for a boat of this age.


Merrymaid also comes with the beautifully handbuilt rowing boat



TypeGaff Cutter

Year Built1904 (Refit 2006-2008/2013)

DesignerCharles E. Nicholson

BuilderCamper and Nicholson

LOA34.10m / 111’.88’’

LOD30m / 98’.00’’

LWL21m / 68’.90’’


Racing Class19-20m rule

Beam5.44m / 17’.85’’

Draft3.80m / 12’.47’’


Cabins3 en-suite

CrewSix in 3 cabins (bunks for eight)


RegisteredJersey – Official Number 116200


Engineering and Construction

Construction2¼’’ Carvel planked teak on Oak and steel ring frames

EnginePerkins Sabre, M265TI, MAX RPM 2200, Six Cylinders, 265 Hp

Consumption at RPM:L/h1200:8.0, 1400:10.0, 2000:27.0

Cruising Speed8.5 knts

Max Speed12 knts

GeneratorOnan 17.5kVA – 80 amps max (consumption 3.4L/h at 40 amps for 5h per day) Engine driven alternator 150 amp

HeatingMikuni diesel


Propulsion3-blade fixed propeller


RPM:knots 1400:8.5, 1800:10, Sails 12 knots

Gear BoxGear Box PRM 1000 connected via Carden shafts to a Aqua Drive-CVB-32-30 thrust bearing


Deep Sea seal on the inboard end of the stern tube

Power Supply230v 50Hz AC / 24v DC


12# Dryfit A600 2v Gel cells with 1500ah/20 hr

Engine/Services separated and with parallel switch

24v separate DC bank for the NAV & COM with parallel switch

Mastervolt inverter 2.5kVA

Galvanic isolator

3# Mastervolt 100 amp battery chargers

TanksDiesel 1400 litres (Bladders giving an extra 1000 litres)


Water 800 litres

Range 1120NM at 1400RPM, 1920NM with Bladders

Hamann chlorine waste system with 1 x 250 litre holding tank

Water2 x Sea Fresh water makers


AC unit 200 litres per hour

PTO Hydraulic 200 litres per hour

Hot Water2 x C-Warm CWB78-VTC at 78 litres each with twin coils and double Heater elements

Fuel ControlDuplex Racor Filter to engine


Simplex Racor filter to generator

Flexible armoured hose used for all pipe work.


Manually operated fuel cut offs to feeds and returns

Windlass /AnchorsThomas Reid hydraulic windlass with double gypsy


Bronze Fisherman Anchor 140kg

CQR Anchor 108kg

14mm stud link chain 140m and 60m

Bilge System220v bilge and main fire 1 ½” pump


24v Auxiliary fire 1 ¼” pump with deck outlets fore & aft

Manual deck mounted bilge pump

2 x automatic ‘Rule 2000’ in main bilge space with alarms

PTO clutch pump running off the engine

Crash pump 3” petrol driven

Rigging and Sails

RigMartins Rigging



Lower Mast22.40m/73’.49”Columbian Pine

Top Mast12.40m/40’.68”Columbian Pine

Boom19.00m/62’.34”Columbian Pine

Mainsail gaff11.00m/36’.10”Sitka Spruce

Bowsprit8.00m/26’.25”Columbian Pine


Meissner Winches

4 x CMB 36 power, 3 x CMBH manual, 2 x 28-STB-47 self tailing


Contender Dacron

Total 953m2Working 483m2 (7’911sf)


Spinnaker (MPS)252.8m2



Staysail Strom30.0m2

Jib Yankee87.1m2

Jib Working48.1m2

Jib Top Large61.9m2

Jib Top Small27.9m2

Top Sail Large55.8m2

Top Sail Working39.5m2

Navigation and Communication

Furuno NavNet 3D System, SAT C, Radar with ARPA,

Chart Plotter

AIS unit, Fleet 33 BGAN , Iridium remote distress alarm

B&G H3000 wind instruments with XDR fins

B&G H3000 Auto Pilot

Interphase forward looking sonar

Furuno Navtex, Furuno GPS back up unit

2 x VHF DSC fixed units with independent aerials

MacMurdo 406GHz EPIRB with GPS, 2 x S.A.R.T.

2 x Iridium Motorola 9505A

Max Sea Weather Routing Software

Full catalogue of world charts, paper and electronic

Firefighting and Safety

Fire Fighting

Two 2” fire hydrants in the covering boards forward and aft

FE-227 manually operated extinguisher in the engine space

Machinery space intake/exhaust ventilation with manual/automatic shut down

Exhaust ventilation with automatic shutdown

Heat and smoke detectors in machinery space, lazarette and galley

Gas alarms below galley, saloon, galley bilge and aft bilge

2 kg Co2 extinguisher in galley/crew area

8 handheld extinguishers located throughout vessel

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