121 feet Replica Classis Schooner

Designed by William Fife III. in the year 1900 - Built 2004

OBS: New interior photos -see below

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LOA 121 feet - 36.85 meter. LOD 104 feet - 31.7 meter. Beam 19 feet - 5.60 meter. - Draft 11 feet - 3.6 meter
Displacement 80 tonnes. Steel hull. Teak deck. Spruce spars.

A stunning reproduction of a classic from the golden age of yachting, 'Sunshine' exemplifies the latest ideas
of racing and accommodations excellence of her time (1900). Newly built in steel in 2004, 'Sunshine' was designed
by the legendary William Fife III, and the original took part in many of the classic races of the day, such as the famous 'Kaisers Cup'
trans-Atlantic race which was won by the three-masted schooner 'Atlantic' with a record run that has held until just this year,
as well as many of the historic races held in Europe by the various royal houses and classic yacht clubs.

William Fife designs are known for high speed and exquisite elegance, and the surviving originals are mostly carefully
pampered treasures on the classic Mediterranean racing circuit. 'Sunshine' is no exception to this rule, although new-built,
and is currently located in the South of France and operating as a very stylish charter yacht.

Fully detailed specifications of this stunner will be available soon, but in the meantime have a look at the photos
and available specifications, and ask the wine steward to open another bottle of the Lafitte Roschilds, would you?

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Replica of the golden age of yachting

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Asking price EUR 2.500.000
Promtly inspectable South France by arrangement with the owners representatives Hugo Hein & Morten Nielsen

The designer of "Sunshine" William Fife III (1857-1944)
The designer of two of Sir Thomas Lipton’s early Cup challengers, as well as hundreds of other beautiful, fast yachts,
William Fife III (sometimes referred to as William Fife, Jr.) was born into his trade in his father’s and grandfather’s shipyard in Fairlie,
Scotland. By the age of 30 he was designing and building noted racing boats for clients who included many Americans and Canadians.
With G. L. Watson, Fife dominated the design of large sailing yachts in Britain in the 1890s before Watson turned his attention to the
design of steam yachts.

When Sir Thomas Lipton decided to challenge for the America’s Cup in 1899, he chose Fife to draw the lines, though,
because Shamrock was metal, another builder constructed her. Potentially fast, she was handicapped, first, by having to be heavily
built in order to survive the Atlantic crossing and, second, by Fife’s illness at the time of the match.
After Lipton came to him again for the 1903 challenger, Fife designed the largest, fastest, and most advanced racing boat then known,
Shamrock III. It turned out, however, that Nathanael G. Herreshoff went a long stride farther in producing Reliance.

In 1907 it looked, briefly, as if Fife would get another chance at a Cup design, but Lipton’s negotiations with the
New York Yacht Club faltered. When they were resumed in 1912, Charles E. Nicholson had become Britain’s most prominent
yacht designer, and, with Fife’s help, he designed Lipton’s last two Shamrocks.

Although not America’s Cup winners, Fife’s Shamrocks and his many other boats, set a standard of excellence for the
creation of able, fast boats of remarkable beauty. Long celebrated as one of the best yacht designers in history,
his induction in the America’s Cup Hall of Fame places his name on the list of the best designers of Cup yachts.


The "Sunshine" in in top condition and has just been
'MCA' approved for charter arrangements..

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Welcome below deck
Three double cabins, plus crews quarters with 5 berths, four heads with showers, large salon etc.

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Nav. station
Simrad CR44 Radar, Simrad RD 69 VHF, Navtex ICS, GPS, tridata (wind/speed/log), JVC tape/CD player w/ Microlab M-800 4-speaker & woofer,
TV w/DVD, Barometer, smoke 7 fire alarms, black/grey tank alarms, smoke detectors, bilge alarm, HP deskjet printer, searchlight, airhorn.

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Main salon

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Smeg propane stove w/oven, Elba fridge, Saeco coffee maker, National microwave, Elba deep freezer, double SS sink w/hot/cold water
Four heads with showers

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Watertight bulk head - Aft Cabin

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Promtly inspectable South France by arrangement with the owners representatives Hugo Hein & Morten Nielsen

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Electrical installations:
17.5 KW Onan generator, 12/24 Volt system with 2 house battery banks of six each, plus 3 x 12 V batteries. 24 V alternator, Dolphin 80 Amp charger, Dolphin 20 Amp charger, 3000 Watt inverter, battery monitor, 2 x 24 V blowers exhaust & fan, Hitachi 'Elba' washing machine, 120 PSI air compressor, 15 KVA isolating transformer

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Teak deck with 4 x brass bollards, 4 x brass double bollards, deck shower/washdown, 3 x lifebuoys,

Thomas Reid main anchor windlass, plus 2 x aft anchor winches (145 KG ea), firehose, brass bell, deck lights,
3 x skylights (deck prism), 2 x teak butterfly hatches, all spars in douglass fir with spreader lights,
double worm-gear steering w/custom teak wheel 2 x inflatable hard-bottom dinghies,
8 pax RFD liferaft.

Mainsail, Foresail, Staysail, Jib, Flying Jib, Foretopsail, Maintopsail, Fisherman, 2 x Stormsails.

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Cummins diesel, 300 HP