Classic Sailing Yacht Moonbeam of Fife III for Sale
by Malcolm Maclean
The classic 32 metre sailing yacht Moonbeam of Fife III has been listed for sale by Mike Horsley at Edmiston & Company.
Steeped in history and a regular at classic yacht regattas for decades now, Moonbeam of Fife III was built at Scotland’s Fife yard and launched in 1903 to a design by the famed William Fife. A gaff cutter, her hull and superstructure are in oak while a mahogany interior sleeps four guests in a double cabin and a twin, both with full en suite facilities.
Since her launch all those years ago, Moonbeam has excelled both on the regatta circuit and as a fast cruising yacht. Her regatta results are too plentiful to list here in full, but she is rarely off the podium. Between 2007 and 2011 Moonbeamof Fife took part in virtually every major Mediterranean regatta on the circuit, always coming in the top three. After a slack period due to the owner’s ill health, from 2016 she again took part in many regattas, with outstanding results.
Having undergone numerous refits over the years, she allows guests to enjoy comfortable long-distance cruising with the authentic feel and elegance of a classic sailing yacht. Under power, her top speed is 11 knots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 260 nautical miles at 7 knots with power coming from a 135hp Perkins diesel engine.
Lying in France, Moonbeam of Fife III is asking €1,495,000.
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