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MARIGAN, launched in 1989 as MOLITA (Little Molly after his daughter), was designed by Charles Livingstone for his own personal use and built by Bond of Birkenhead. Charles Livingstone was extremely successful in the design of small rates – his 2 ½ Rater MODWEN was one of the few to beat the famous Herreshoff WENOAH on the Clyde. Livingstone incidentally was later to serve on the English committee for the America’s Cup.
MARIGAN was apparently originally equipped with a Kelvin 2.5 hp engine, she was re-engined in 1936. Moreover in the late 30’s her rig was transformed to that of a Marconi ketch. At that time she was sailed by a crew of 4, all of whom were quartered in the forward cabin.
MARIGAN was designed as a fast cruiser and her undoubted appeal inspired her current owner to rescue her. In doing so he has not just breathed new life into her. Every aspect is impressive - his aim to sail the Classic Circuit with family and friends on a boat without weakness in her structure which includes a solid teak deck.
MARIGAN is therefore no delicate 100 year old museum piece but a true vintage yacht to be sailed hard as originally intended. A gaff rig with top sail will always inspire but MARIGAN has an almost natural quality about her as she sails. She is fast, strong and beautiful.
When the present owner purchased the yacht she was in need of serious attention but worth a thorough rebuilt with the aim she last another 100 years and certainly stronger than originally built. Having now been fully restored and reconverted to her original gaff rig; she is in splendid condition. Launched in 2006 under her new name MARIGAN, in honour of her present owner’s four daughters Morgan, Marine, Ocean and Logan, she has already gone to win the Spanish championships for vintage yachts both in 2009 and 2010.
Pitch & Oregon pine planking on iroko frames
All hull planking copper fastened
Laminated iroko main frames
Steamed American oak intermediate frames
Oregon pine beam shelf
Laminated iroko deck beams
Teak deck planking
Teak covering board
Laminated iroko horizontal and vertical knees
Laminated iroko stem and stern; bronze through bolted
A key feature of this yacht is her strength and to this end the chain-plates have been redesigned in stainless steel to distribute the load of the rig to the entire hull and keel. Each chainplate is reinforced in a ring frame by an individual beam, knee and laminated iroko frame and the plates extend in one piece to the mast foot. The conventionally laid teak deck is supported by beams, knees, covering board beam shelves and king plank.
Keel: Long keel, Elm and bronze fastened lead keel
Steering: Bronze tiller
Bronze 500W-24V electric anchor capstan windlass (MZ Control)
CQR anchor, 25 lbs with 50m of 10mm chain
Butterfly hatch over main saloon
Forward hatch to foc’sle
With the owner’s abiding interest in classic racing, the accommodation is quit basically fitted out in mahogany with white painted deck head. From the raised deckhouse forward, the cockpit companionway steps lead to the aft cabin.
Double berth to port
Single berth to starboard
Access to lazarette and the entire aft part
Opening bronze ports
Moving forward: Main saloon, also accessible from booby hatch and steps from deck
Galley to portside, Taylors 2 hob and oven (petroleum)
Sink with fresh water and stowage space
Navigation are and chart table to starboard
Seating area and comfortable pilot berths to either sides.
Head with Blake manual WC to starboard
Extensive locker space opposite to port
Foc’sle with 2 pipe-cot berths
Stowage for sails and sheets, lines etc.
Specially constructed anchor chain locker prevents water entering bilge
ENGINE & SYSTEMS
Perkins 50 hp diesel main engine (1970’s completely restored and upgraded)
Engine controls in cockpit
Hydraulic pump drives hydraulic motor to offset 4-blade feathering propeller (no gearbox)
PLUMBING AND VENTILATION
1x manual gusher bilge pump in cockpit
1x electric bilge pump with automatic float-switch (24V)
1x HD bilge pump activated via electromagnetic clutch on engine
24V DC & 220V AC distribution panel; navigation lights, instruments and cabin lights
Newly re-wired with lights in the heads, companionway, forecastle and chart table
Navigation lights in the mast head, spreader lights
Battery isolator panel
4x 12V batteries (under saloon seating), feeds the 24 V system
1x 12V engine start
2x Alternator (12 and 24V)
Lowrance chart plotter GPS/Global Map 9200
B & G Hydra 3000
Simrad RS87 VHF Radio
RIG and Sail
All spars in hollow Oregon pine and with bronze fittings
Bowsprit with Dolphin striker and whiskers
Main shrouds bronze bottle screws
Running backstays to masthead
Checkstays to hounds on bronze Highfield lever
All rigging and sheet blocks ash cheeked and bronze
Sheets and halyards
All Sails by Ratsey and Lapthorn
Mainsail with 2 reefs
Jack yard top sail with luff yard and jack yard
Jib top sail
Large light genoa
Small balloon jib
Large balloon jib
1x Life raft for 8 persons in concealed cockpit locker
8x Automatic inflatable lifejackets
1x Fire extinguisher
NOT INCLUDED IN SALE
Personal effects e.g. pictures and works of art.