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124' William Fife
Lymington, Hampshire United Kingdom
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For Sale

Sales Rep: Adam Papadakis
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7009 1950

MARIQUITA is one of the most iconic racing yachts and her career spanning over a century is one of the great maritime stories. Designed and built for industrialist Arthur Stothert by William Fife III, she was launched in 1911 at Fairlie on the Clyde in Scotland and joined ‘The Great 19’s’ – a new series of four 19-metre sailing yachts: Mariquita, Octoavia, Norada and Corona. Catching the attention of all avid sailing fanatics just before the First World War, ‘The Great 19’s’ travelled far and wide in the three seasons from 1911 to 1913.

Originally designed and built as a race boat, the present owners didn’t want to solely rescue a classic yacht; they wanted to reinstate her former glory, back to the race boat she once was in 1911, competing on the classic circuit. Named ‘The Mariquita Project’, a new era for this remarkable yacht began.

Over the years, she was pushed to a whole new level, and in 2004, she eventually set sail again, starring in regattas throughout Europe. Delivered as a gaff rigged cutter, she marked the return of the historic Big Class and J-Class.  

The magnificent Mariquita now presents a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to become part of her amazing heritage.


1 x Fridge

1 x Icemaker

Gas Oven

1 x Freezer

Gas Hob x4 burners

Nespresso Coffee maker


Communications Equipment:

Thrane & Thrane Mini Inmarssat C

Furuno FM1570 150W SSB

Icom 2012 VHF


Navigation Equipment:

Traditional binnacle and Halcyon 2000 compass

Brookes & Gatehouse auto pilot

Raystar 120 GPS

Brookes & Gatehouse Hercules 2000 System

Nav Computer Pro with Max Sea

Raymarine RL80CRC w/chart plotter

Furuno D fax 207N weather fax


1 x 11’ / 3.3m Clinker rowing tender

1 x 11’5’’ / 3.50m Novurania, with Toisha 25Hp outboard 2 stroke, 2007


All new sails by James Lawrence Sailmakers

Mainsail x2:

3,500 sqft 1 x 2004, 1 x 2008 (J.L.)

Staysail x2:

715 sqft 1 x 2004, 1 x 2008 (J.L.)

Reaching staysail:

846 sqft 2012 (J.L.)

No 1 JIB x2:

807 sqft 1 x2004 (R.L x 2.), 1 x 2008

No 2 JIB:

579 sqft 2004 (R.L.)

No 3 JIB:

426 sqft 2004 (R.L.)

No1 JIB Topsail x2:

522 sqft 1 x 2004 (R.L.), 1X2014 (J.L.)

No2 JIB Topsail x2:

283 sqft 1 x2004, 1x2012 (J.L.)

No3 JIB Topsail:

1 x 2004 (R.L.)

Working topsail x2:

632 sqft 1 x 2004 (R.L.), 1 x 2010 (J.L.)

Delivery mainsail-trysail:

1,380 sqft (loose footed) 2004 (R.L.) Sheets on to Deck

Delivery main topsail:

260 sqft 2004 (R.L.)

Delivery staysail:

479 sqft (with reef points), 2004 (R.L.)

Spinnaker/ballooner x 2:

3,700 sqft 1 x 2004 (R.L.), 1 x 2008 (R.L.)



Spars & Rigging:


Main mask:

Solid Colombian Pine


Solid Colombian Pine


Solid Colombian Pine

Topmast x2)

Hollow Sitka Spruce


Hollow Sitka Spruce

Jack Yard:

Hollow Sitka Spruce

Club yard:

Hollow Sitka Spruce

Spinnaker pole:

Hollow Sitka Spruce


Traditional, all spliced and served



She combines Fife’s design talent and refined aesthetic with the high construction qualities of his celebrated yard. The 19m Class is slightly smaller than most Big Class cutters and fulfilled the aspiration to have a matched class of big cutters. As a racer she held a distinguished place within her class and won the King’s Cup.

After over five decades as a houseboat, her future was in doubt until she was saved in 1991. Ten years later the painstaking task of restoring her to racing condition was started. Though her spars and lead keel were lost, her fabulous original interior remained.

It took 3 years at Fairlie Restorations to restore the yacht to match the original structural requirements of the class. She was rebuilt to Lloyd’s Register and to her 1912 configuration which provided some speed enhancement over the initial design of 1911.

In order to achieve great hull strength and to save weight the designers opted for a composite construction, a full steel structure planked over in mahogany and secured with bronze fastenings. Addition of modern coatings, bedding compounds and insulation methods, a new engine and modern systems have been installed and five powered winches ensure far greater longevity without altering her sailing characteristics.

All planking was renewed in 2’’/51mm African Mahogany.

Teak decks is laid over 0.8’’ /20mm plywood

All structural fastenings are Nickel Aluminum Bronze

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 124' 8"
- LOA: 124' 8"
- BEAM: 5' 4"
- DRAFT: 3' 7"
- Engine(s): Yanmar 6 LP
- HP: 315
- Fuel: 1000 gallons
- Water: 300 gallons
- Hull Construction: Wood
- Manufacturer: William Fife
- Designer: William Fife
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