125' William Fife & Sons Gaff Cutter 1st International Rule for sale

United Kingdom

3,500,000 EUR
approx £3,200,135GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
125' William Fife & Sons Gaff Cutter 1st International Rule
Used sail boat for sale
€3,500,000 EUR
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
William Fife III
Length overall
38.10 metres
5.30 metres
3.60 metres
59,000 kg
Mahogany over steel frames and bronze fastenings
Full keel
United Kingdom

About this 125' William Fife & Sons Gaff Cutter 1st International Rule

Mariquita is one of the most iconic yachts in sailing history and has a colorful career spanning over a century. Designed and built for industrialist Arthur Stothert by William Fife III, she was launched in 1911 at Fairlie on the Clyde in Scotland. After years undergoing painstaking work Mariquita finally reappeared in 2004. With Mariquita’s restoration, her owners not only had in mind to save a unique yacht, but also the quality ethos to which she was built and raced back in 1911. The Mariquita Project was one of the most professional and well-resourced classic yacht programs ever undertaken. To provide great hull strength and to optimize weight the designer opted for a composite construction, mahogany planking fastened with bronze fastenings on a full steel structure. As a unique classic gaff cutter and a successful racer MARIQUITA is now offered in perfect condition. Please contact Baum & König for additional information. Photo: Ron Valent


After careful dismantling and restoration, it was possible to reinstate virtually all of the original owner and guest accommodation. Consistent with her racing pedigree, the interior design is restrained with weight-saving open deckheads which reveal the structure. Only few changes have been made but include the addition of modern services and some enhancements such as a shower in the owner’s bathroom replacing the original sunken bath whose space is now given over to the engine room.


As in 1911 Mariquita’s principal accommodation consists of a gracious saloon with dining table, fitted desk and sofa. A passageway aft of this leads to the main companionway, a starboard single cabin and a port single cabin. The twin cabin aft has its own direct deck access via a dog house where protected seating allows outside visibility.

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Yanmar 6 LP-STE, 315Hp @ 3,800 rpm
Fuel capacity
1,000 litres
Maximum speed
19 kph
Cruising speed
13 kph
926 kilometres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
500 litres
Additional Accommodation Details
ACCOMMODATION 4 x Guests in 3 cabins, 1 x Twin, 2 x Single

CREW 7 x Crew in Pipecots and 1 x Captain

FUEL 1,000 litres in 2 x stainless steel tanks

FRESH WATER 500 litres in 1 polypropylene tank

GREY WATER 150 litres in 1 polypropylene tank

BLACK WATER 500 litres in 1 polypropylene tank

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Broker/Dealer Information

Baum & Koenig

Mr Jakob Franze
Am Industriehafen 5
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