William Fife 125 Classic for sale

Lymington, United Kingdom

Listed price €2,750,000 EUR

Tax Paid / Included

William Fife 125 Classic - William Fife 125 Classic (1911)
General information
William Fife 125 Classic
Sail boat for sale
£2,351,179 GBP | Listed price €2,750,000 EUR
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
William Fife 125 Classic
Length overall
38.10 metres
Lymington, United Kingdom

About this William Fife 125 Classic


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.


  • 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
  • LYING: Lymington, G. B.


  • Mahogany planking over steel frames secured with bronze fastenings
  • International paint system on hull
  • Epifanes traditional varnish


  • 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


  • 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


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.


  • Dining table to starboard
  • Fitted desk
  • Sofa
  • Doorway to port forward to galley and crew quarters


  • 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


  • 7 pipe cot crew berths
  • Captain’s single cabin aft to stbd with ensuite and access also to saloon


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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