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S/Y MOONBEAM III

S/Y MOONBEAM III

 

Year:1903
Type of boat: Big Boat
Country: /
Length (LOD): 25 m
Architect: William Fife & Son

 

Built as a yawl, she was the third boat of this name owned by Charles Plumptre Johnson. William Fife III, at the height of his art, had been running the family shipyard since 1892, and took full advantage of the new RORC rating, designed for heavy, powerful yachts bearing a great deal of canvas and with lavish on-board amenities. Moonbeam of Fife, as she was called by the contemporary press to distinguish her from number II, designed by Sheperd, was the first Fairlie yacht to race on the east coast of England, along with White Heather. Moonbeam III has been in the Mediterranean since 1920 where, under the name of Eblis, she won the Mediterranean cruise race in 1927 and 1928. Elegant, sturdy and faithful, she takes part in all the main classic regattas. A devourer of distances, she went to BĂ©nodet for Pen Duick’s centenary in 1998 before returning to the waters of the Clyde up in Fairlie, and of course she was at Cowes in 2001 for the America’s Cup anniversary.

  • 3 September 2021