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About Altair

Commissioned in 1929 by Captain Guy H MacCaw whose brief to William Fife was simply: build a sound, safe cruiser, safe to go to the south seas islands in with no anxiety . Fife was then 73 years old and this would be one of his last large yachts. She was restored at Southampton Yacht Services from 1985-87 by skipper Paul Goss and one of the Fairlie Restorations creators, Albert Obrist. ALTAIR truly set the standard for all subsequent classic yacht restorations. She spent time in a yard again in 1999 at Cantieri Beconcini in La Spezia, Italy, under the ownership of a Spanish banker, and was a regular at the Med. regattas often seen fighting with the schooners, Mariette and Orion and the ketch, Thendara.
Not available for sale or charter on Yacht Harbour.
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Specifications

Structural

Yard : William Fife & Sons
Type : Sailing yacht
Guests : 7
Crew : 8
Cabins : 5
Length : 41 m / 134′7″
Beam : 6.25 m / 20′7″
Draft : 0.04 m / 0′2″
Year of build : 1931
Classification : Lloyds
Refit : 1997
Displacement : Displacement

Mechanical

Maximum speed : 9 knots
Cruising speed : 6 knots

Design

Hull : Teak/Oak frames
Decking : Teak
Decks : 2
Exterior designer : W& R.B Fife

Equipment

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