Here we have a very interesting ‘Spirit of Tradition’ construction, built some 10 years ago under the watchful eye of Ian Nicholson – the Custodian of the Mylne Dynasty.
The Owner approached Mylne for a set of Int 12M Plans – the ultimate result is a stunning reincarnation using modern technology and building techniques of a 1909 Mylne 12M.
Extensively raced in and around the Caribbean with remarkable success, Kate has now been altered to a more easily handled Cruising Yacht, capable in the owner’s own words of making Ocean Passages. The Rig can easily be altered to the original design if racing becomes the ultimate criteria.
She has been constructed using Douglas Fir – SP System strip plank and laminated mahogany frames and beams – a very strong hull has resulted using this build method. Originally, she sported a 4mm Laid Cedar deck. This has now been over sheathed and is painted (this can easily be removed and a teak deck replacement installed should this be required).
It would be fair to say that Kate does require some alterations to bring her right up to scratch. Right now there is no engine and for that matter, not too many creature comforts. She is however more than capable of competing within her own class and other Classic Regattas, many of which she has won comfortably.
Although not as yet measured & rated as a 12M, there is no reason to see why she would not rate. Plans followed to the line and weight are comparable to the original.
The Owner, who by his own admission is bordering on Sailing Madness, has an enviable record with his previous pursuits; he now wants KATE to be used by a discerning new wwner that will fully appreciate her capabilities.
Currently lying in the NE coast of America where he is planning a passage for delivery to Falmouth in 2015. Other projects are awaiting him.
To our knowledge, there are no known hull defects – a survey would be required to substantiate this. Rig is sound. Mast to original plan so new boom and main sail would allow her to revert to plan.
Fast, elegant, low maintenance – what more could you want?
The asking price is $100K US – delivery by negotiation a fraction of her build cost!
We would be pleased to offer advice and costs on the works that may be requested.