Spirit of Tradition Sail Yacht


for Sale

Now converted to a Yawl


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Those 3 Pictures by Jason Pickering

1906 Twelve Metre KATE
“Kate” is a First Rule (1907) International Twelve Metre.

60 foot on deck, 12 metres on the waterline and almost 24 metres from bowsprit tip to main boom end. 250 square metres of sail to windward in mainsail, three headsails and a jack yard topsail.
Spinnakers are set down wind.

LOA 23.75 metres (tip of bowsprit to boom end).
LOD 18.40 metres.
LWL 12.00 metres.
Beam 3.45 metres.
Draft 2.30 metres.
Displacement 20 tonnes.
Sail area 250 square metres

---- “Kate” was designed by Alfred Mylne in 1908 and built by Philip Walwyn and his small team of woodworkers in St. Kitts. Launch date was December 2006.
Copies of Mylne’s drawings and calculations were used. Displacement is as designed, as is ballast ratio and rig. Construction, engineered by Ian Nicolson with plan approval from the Twelve Metre Class is wood, epoxy, bronze fastened throughout and glass sheathed using two layers of 300gsm biaxial. Walwyn has used this method over the past 30 years to build a number of boats for himself. Epoxy, additives and glass cloth are from SP Systems in the Isle of Wight. Coatings are by Awlgrip.

Frames are laminated mahogany as is the centerline structure. Planking, screwed and glued to the frames is 35 mm Oregon pine, a 2mm veneer of Okoume covers the interior planking. Deck beams are laminated Oregon pine. Decks are two layers of 10mm Bruynzeel ply with a laid deck of Oregon pine of 4mm glued over. The spars are Sitka spruce, made hollow. Sails are cream Dacron by Gowen of West Mersea. The keel of 11.5 tonnes is lead with 18 bronze keel bolts. Rigging is by Spencer of Cowes using Sta-Lok terminals and rigging screws. Ten bronze, Meissner, self tailing winches handle halyards, runners and sheets. Bronze and steel hardware is by Classic Marine in Woodbridge.

With experience gained building half a dozen boats up to 23 metres on deck engineered in wood/epoxy, “Kate’s” interior and furniture is designed to be both functional and add strength and it makes for a particularly stiff structure.

There is no engine, no tanks and apart from a masthead tricolour, no electrics. Handheld GPS and VHF are on board. The boat is a symphony in simplicity.

Accommodation is traditional with two quarter berths aft, chart table on starboard, galley top on port, settee berths and pilot berths port and starboard in the saloon, marine head on starboard and vanity opposite on port by the mast with a double cabin forward. The anchor locker and stowage is forward of a watertight bulkhead. A small lazarette is between two watertight bulkheads aft of the tiller.

When we spent time, money and emotion building "Kate" we were not thinking about anything except bringing the job to a finish.Since her launch an extraordinary amount of interest has been shown in
the boat. Unwittingly we have touched a nerve or perhaps struck a cord. People seem to love classic boats and for six months in the Caribbean wherever we have sailed every camera has been pointed our way and "Kate"has had endless positive comment (apart from those whose favourite colour is not yellow). This has been very rewarding for all involved in making "Kate" sail and as the owner I am both grateful and somewhat humbled by the attention given to us.
To top it all the July issues of both Classic Boat magazine from the UK and Wooden Boat from the US show "Kate" on their covers, with extensive articles inside.

Offered for US$500,000

PLEASE NOTE: We have a lot of building photographs, launching, sea trials, regatta pictures etc. on request.

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Interior photographs: Chris Doyle and Mick Watts

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