Kentra for sale
Kentra is a 32.20m sailing yacht built by Fife.
Like many traditional sailing vessels from the twenties and thirties, Kentra has had her fortunes peak and plummet at different times in her life. Built for Scottish industrialist Kenneth Mackenzie Clark, whose great-grandfather invented the cotton spinning spool, she was completed in just six months and launched in 1923. Clark owned her for only one year when another Scotsman, Charles Livingstone whose family founded the Cunard shipping line bought her and used, raced and cruised on her.
After several other owners, she was purchased by the current owner in 1992 and in1993 a major rebuild started which was to give her a new lease of life. Using as much of the original material as possible, Fairlie restorations painstakingly replaced 90% of the frames below the water line and 60% of those above. The steel floors were replaced by new cast bronze ones and the decks were replaced, as were the spars and rigging. Some original deck furniture was kept but the interior layout, although resembling the original is in fact all new. Kentra has to be the ultimate traditional cursing vessel. A tribute to her owners and crew, she must be visited to be fully appreciated.
Kentra is listed for sale on boatinternational.com by Edmiston & Company asking €2,450,000.