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William Fife and Son, Fairlie 19 Metre Class 'Mariquita'

£3,015,698 Listed price: €3,500,000

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Nicolle Associates - Hamble Office

Saltmakers House, Hamble Point Marina
Southampton, SO31 4NB
United Kingdom

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Make William Fife and Son, Fairlie
Model 19 Metre Class 'Mariquita'
Year 1911
Condition Used
Price €3,500,000
Type Sail
Class Antique and Classic
Length 38.4 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Wood
Location Solent, Hampshire
LOA 38.1 m
Length at Water Line 20.12 m
Length on Deck 29.06 m
Beam 5.18 m
Max Draft 3.66 m
Keel Type enums.keel-type.kt-full
Displacement 79000 kg
Ballast 36000 kg
Total Sail Area 6171 uom.sqft
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 6 LP-STE
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 2004
Power 315 hp
Drive Type Shaft Drive
Maximum Speed 7 kn
Cruising Speed 10 kn
Range 500 nmi
Designer William Fife III
Builder William Fife & Son, Fairlie
Fuel Tanks 1000 litres
Fresh Water Tanks 500 litres


The William Fife and Son 1911 Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Mariquita' is the best opportunity in a century to acquire a yachting masterpiece to compete on the classic sailing circuit, at a fraction of the price of most classic works of art…

Designed by the world renowned designer William Fife III the legendary yacht 'Mariquita' (Spanish for ‘ladybird’) is both appealing and elegant. She is a historic winner of King George IV’s Kings Cup and more recently proclaimed 2014 champion of the coveted Panerai trophy for the mediterranean big boat class and of the 2015 Panerai UK Big Boat series. 'Mariquita' is exceptionally rare as the only remaining 19 Metre Class yacht still in commission as well as one of the finest and most iconic classic yachts sailing today.

'Mariquita' is the only surviving 19 Metre Class yacht and the oldest of only four remaining of the metre class "Big Boats", the others being the 23 Metre Class 'Astra' (1928), 'Cambria' (1928), 'Candida' (1929).

Built by Fairlie, Fife's yard on the Clyde, she was first launched in 1911 and performed admirably until the start of the Great War then was sold and spent the remainder of the war years in Norway.

After the Great War 'Mariquita' returned to England and achieved a distinguished racing record before being decommissioned in the 1930’s. Following extensive re-commissioning carried out by the Fife experts, Fairlie restorations, which was completed in 2004 'Mariquita' re-joined the classic racing fleet and is one of today's most successful classic racing yachts.

After two extremely successful owner campaigns over the last ten years, 'Mariquita' is now looking for a new custodian to embrace the spirit of tradition, legacy, heritage and pedigree that any William Fife designed and built classic race boat stands for.

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Mariquita's interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests overnight comprising a master suite and 2 single cabins.

She is also sleeps 7 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.


Yanmar (6 LP-STE) 315hp engine



Hull material - Mahogany and steel frames


Nicolle Associates 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.

  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Solent, Southern England.
  • © 2015 Nicolle Associates

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