William Fife & Sons 125 for sale

Lymington, Hampshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

$3,092,075USD
Listed price €2,750,000 EUR

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Make/model
William Fife & Sons 125
Category
Used sail boat for sale
Price
$3,092,075 USD | Listed price €2,750,000 EUR
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Year
1911
Designer
William Fife III
Length overall
125'0"
Beam
17'0"
Draft
12'1"
Location
Lymington, Hampshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

About this William Fife & Sons 125

English

This unique Big Class WILLIAM FIFE 125 Racing Yacht has been designed and built by William Fife III. She was launched in 1911 at Fairlie on the Clyde in Scotland. In 1991 this classic sloop was restored by Fairlie Restorations.

In 2003 she is one of the stars of the classic circuit. She has raced in Cowes, Falmouth, Monaco Classic Week, Regates Royales Cannes and Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.

Her 2014 season ended with even better results after winning overall the Big Boat Class

She is a chance to enter classic yacht racing at the highest level.

Since her restoration, the WILLIAM FIFE 125 Classic Sloop’s results have kept improving such that she cannot now stop winning.

In restoring this unique yacht her owners sought not only to save her but to recapture the ethos that prevailed when she was built in 1911.

This exceptional WILLIAM FIFE 125 Classic Sailing Yacht has a history, in pristine condition, and is now ready to sale to her next owner.

Please click on the « Full Specs » tab for complete details of this Classic Sailing Yacht.

Full Specs


MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

BUILDER: William Fife & Sons, Fairlie

DESIGNER: William Fife III

TYPE: Sloop, Cruiser / Racer

CONSTRUCTION: Composite Mahogany on steel frames

YEAR BUILT: 1911

RESTORED: 2004

LOA: 38.10 m

LWL: 19.20 m

BEAM: 5.20 m

DRAFT: 3.70 m

DISPLACEMENT: 76 Tons (keel lead 36 tons)

PROPULSION: Yanmar 6 LP-STE Diesel engine 315 Hp

FLAG / REGISTRATION: U.K.

LYING: Lymington, G. B.

CONSTRUCTION AND FINISH

Mahogany planking over steel frames secured with bronze fastenings

International paint system on hull

Epifanes traditional varnish

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Yanmar 6 LP-STE Diesel engine 315 Hp @ 3,800 rpm with halyard dry exhaust system

ZF 63 gearbox ratio 2.5:1

Variprop off centre 32 inch feathering propeller

Speed 7 knots @ 2,800 rpm

Approx 500 nm range @ 7 knots

Thomas Reid traditional, pinion steering system

Fischer Panda 15 kW generator (2014)

Single phase 230V 50Hz generator

Shore power 8 KVA.

2500W Mastervolt inverter 24V/230V

12 Gel batteries 24V, total capacity 800Ah

HEM series 25 water maker producing 200 litres per hour

 

TANKAGE

2 Stainless steel fuel tanks of 500 litres = 1,000 litres

C Warm single coil 90 litres hot water heater

Aqua Major 40 litres per minute water pump

Polypropylene 110 gallon - 500 litres fresh water tank

Polypropylene 33 gallon - 150 litres grey water tank

Polypropylene 110 gallon - 500 litres black water tank

 

ACCOMMODATION AND DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT

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 deck heads revealing the structure

Very few changes have been made but do 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.

Accommodation is for four guests in one twin and two single cabins and eight crew. Access is by the main companionway

SALOON:

Dining table to starboard

Fitted desk

Sofa

Doorway to port forward to galley and crew quarters

GALLEY:

Fridge, freezer and icemaker

Gas 4 burner hob and oven

Nespresso coffee maker

Silver cutlery engraved with “Fife”

Full set crockery

Full set of crystal glasses

Full set of crew crockery and cutlery

FORE CABINS (CREW)::

7 pipe cot crew berths

Captain’s single cabin aft to stbd with ensuite and access also to saloon

AFT CABINS (GUESTS):

Twin master cabin aft with direct deck access via the dog house

Master shower

Single guest cabin starboard with ensuite head, accessible to master suite

Single guest cabin to port with ensuite head accessible to master suite

RIG, SPARS AND SAILS

Solid Columbian pine main mast, boom and bowsprit

Hollow Sitka spruce topmast

Hollow Sitka spruce spare topmast

Hollow Sitka Spruce gaff, jack yard, club yard and spinnaker pole

Set of ash spare spreaders

Traditional, all spliced and served galvanised plough wire standing rigging

English braid 3 strand lines

6 Lazyjacks

SAILS:

The sails are by James Lawrence Sailmakers (JL) and Ratsey & Lapthorne (RL)

All traditionally cut and hand finished

Mainsail; 3,500 sq ft; JL 2004

Mainsail; 3,500 sq ft; JL 2008

Staysail 715 sq ft; JL 2004

Staysail 715 sq ft; JL 2008

Reaching staysail 846 sq ft; JL 2012

No 1 Jib 807 sq ft; RL 2004

No 1 Jib 807 sq ft; RL 2008

No 2 Jib 579 sq ft; RL2004

No 3 Jib 426 sq ft; RL 2004

No 1 Jib topsail 522 sq ft; RL 2004

No 1 Jib topsail 522 sq ft; JL 2014

No 2 Jib topsail 283 sq ft; JL 2004

No 2 Jib topsail 283 sq ft; JL 2012

N° 3 Jib topsail; RL 2004

Jack yard topsail 1,000 sq ft; RL 2004

Jack yard topsail 1,000 sq ft; JL 2010

Working topsail 632 sq ft; RL 2004

Working topsail 632 sq ft; JL 2010

Delivery mainsail trysail 1,380 sq ft; RL 2004

Delivery main topsail 260 sq ft; RL 2004

Delivery staysail 479 sq ft; RL 2004

Spinnaker / ballooner 3,700 sq ft RL 2004

Spinnaker / ballooner 3,700 sq ft RL 2008

DECK EQUIPMENT AND GROUND TACKLE

Thomas Reid hydraulic reproduction of original capstan with gypsy

65 kg / 140lbs CQR anchor

48 kg / 105lbs CQR anchor

108 kg / 238lbs cast bronze fisherman anchor

5 Meissner 77/3 electric winches; 2 for halyards, 3 for sheets

Full set of bronze stanchions with s/s wire guardrails

Carbon gangplank

Aluminium gangplank

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS

Halcyon magnetic steering compass B&G Hercules 2000 instrument system with digital repeaters

Raystar 120 GPS Raymarine RL80CRC radar with chart plotter

B&G ACP2 autopilot with Whitelock motor

Nav Computer Pro with Max Sea Time Zero navigation system

Furuno 207N weather fax

Thrane & Thrane Inmarssat C satcom

Furuno FM1570 150 W SSB Icom VHF

MISCELLANEOUS

Emergency tiller

Wood tender 3.30 m

Novurania 3.50 m with Toshiba 25 Hp outboard

Full set of crew uniforms by Gaastra

Full set of crew wet weather gear by Gaastra

Yacht Brochure


On request

Inspections


Prior appointment, please

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Propulsion
Engine
YANMAR 6 LP
Fuel
Diesel

The particulars af all listed yachts are given in good faith as supplied to us but cannot be guaranteed and cannot be used for contracts

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Broker/Dealer Information

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Mr. Jean Lacombe
Boulevard de La Croisette - Port Pierre Canto
Cannes
Alpes Maritimes
06400
France
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