The distinctive and stylish hand of Jack Lawrence Giles’s design is easily recognised in ALBACORE. Every year, since 1980, she has been back to the shipyard for painting, varnishing and minor repairs. These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide.
These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as general guide. Remarks :Arabella is a 12 metre Trawler yacht built by the Litton Boat Building Yard in 1980.
Mechanical :GRP hull, deck and superstructure The interior is finished in teak and teak faced plywood. Litton 12m Trawler Yacht £ 45,000Vat IncludedContact Hamble office, United Kingdom ad ref.
CIRIS was one of Albert Luke’s earliest designs and that in a style very much of her Edwardian time with her deep radius cruising bow and generous counter stern. More than a centenarian, CIRIS has had numerous owners and has undergone several changes of rig over the years. Carvel pitch pine planking laid over and fastened with copper nails and roves to 2 ? x 2 ?inch grown oak frames at c 2 ft centres with two 1 ? x 1 inch steam bent oak timbers between. From the cockpit bridge through hinged double vented doors and coach roof sliding hatch one descends the removable companionway steps over the engine casing to the Main saloon cabin below. Yawl rigged with spruce main mast, single ash spreader and diamond, spruce mizzen mast and spars, stainless steel standing rigging wires and bottle swaged terminals.- Bronze open bodied bottle screws. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. With only 2 owners since her launch her versatility has been demonstrated as an amazingly effective race boat in her early years; winning all the important races in Portugal.


From November 1991 to July 1992 she went to a shipyard to make a complete overhaul of the hull and systems.
Reference to Lloyds register in the years shown reveal she was first built as a wood yawl to the order of one Walter S Winans.
The decks of swept iroko planking laid over a marine ply subdeck, that over iroko deck beams and carlins. The interior has a warm ambience thanks to the hardwood furniture, contrasting with white painted elements including the deckhead and well lit by the skylight set therein. A large dining and living area in the deck saloon is very comfortable while at sea giving excellent viewing. Forward she has another self contained double cabin again with it's own heads and shower room - perfect for guests. In her second career she has been equally successful as a family cruising yacht sailing longer distances, notably to the Caribbean and South America. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely. Forward she has another self contained double cabin again with it's own heads and shower room - perfect for guests. Of mixed descent he was a noteworthy sculptor, artist and marksman with 2 Olympic gold medals for shooting to his name. Soft furnishings are in a smoke blue throughout To port is the galley with stainless steel sink with manual bronze tap and gimballed Origo 3000 two burner spirit stove with stowage outboard and below. She is currently lying in Fuerteventura at a very quaint new marina which is a real bargain at a reported mooring fee of only 8 euros per day!!! A new mast, shorter boom and a furling system for the genoa and staysail were installed, according to a Laurent Giles designed set of modifications.
A semi bulkhead gives way to the Saloon settee berth port side with stowage also below and above outboard.


With a comfortable and spacious layout Arabella is the perfect live aboard cruiser vessel well capable of longer distance hops.
On completion of these and other small works, she returned to Portugal, for her owner’s enjoyment, in local races and cruising the Iberian Peninsular coasts. By 1925 still as an auxiliary yawl she acquired another owner C S Davey and by 1930, her mizzen mast removed she had become an auxiliary cutter. For’ard the mast an open doorway accesses the open batten lined fore cabin with vee single berths either side.
Her owner has cruised her between the Canary Islands and Gibraltar a few times and this passage has only used half of her fuel capacity ! In 1986 she participated in the Nantes-Lisbon race, and was placed in fifth.In 1990 she went to France – Bretagne, to participate in a championship, representing Lusitania (Portuguese insurance company).
At the forward end the furnishings and bunk boards lift out for access to the head equipped with Simpson Lawrence manual sea toilet. There are 2 deep stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water, and a large front opening fridge. Thereafter not much is known until she was discovered sunk in Thames mud in 1989 then to be restored and sailed for a few years as a Bermudan cutter again before a full restoration completed for her re launch in 2005; once again with a mizzen mast, rigged as a yawl. She has a washing machine, large fridge, and television on board to make extended cruising as comfy as possible.



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