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Harris Bros Classic Yawl - SOLD Boat for Sale

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1905
  • LOA: 50'6" (15.39m)
  • Beam: 10' 6'' (3.20m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft: 2.51
  • Keel: Long
  • ID no.: 1010934
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Stove
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 200 Litres
  • Engine Make: Lynch
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 50 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 3
  • Top Speed: 4

Broker Remarks

lolaire was built by Harris Bros in 1905 and is one of the only yachts that is over 100-years old that has been in continuous commission since she was built. She was cruising and racing during WWI as she was Irish owned and based in Ireland during WWII she was laid up in a mud bank on the Hamble. lolaire has made twelve transatlantic passages she also has a huge racing pedigree and won the R.O.R.C. Class 2 Seasons Points Championship in 1951. There has been numerous articles have been written about her. Yachting Monthly, December 1997; One Man and His Boat. The Sunday Times, Irish Yachting Review; One Gun Yawl. Classic Boat June 1998 has a special feature article on lolaire; lolaire's Baltic Cruise. Sail magazine March 1999; Don's Street's Baltic Cruise. Classic Boat June 2000.


Sleeps 7 in 3 cabins

A large double berth in the forepeak with hardwood lee-board

There is a large shower cabin with Corian basin, shower tray, & electric heads. There is pressurized hot & cold water.

Main Cabin

Two settee berths & pilot berths above them, to port & starboard. Giving four full length berths in the main cabin.
Secure upper bunks in all-weather as there is a 10" high bunk board that hinges down in the middle to enable you to easily get in and out of the bunks.
In the low bunks you are held in place by proper lee cloths.
Between the settees is a gimballed table which is secure and works extremely well in all conditions.

Navigation Area

To starboard of the companionway hatch there is a chart table with a large book rack ample stowage over the chart table for charts tools under chart table and the batteries under navigation area sole.

Opposite the navigation area, with twin stainless steel sinks, plate drain above, gimballed stove & hardwood cupboards, the work surface is granite.


After Cabin

There is a single bunk on the starboard side & a double bunk on the port side with ten inch high boards that hinge down to allow you to easily get in & out of the bunks, a settee along the starboard side bunk & across the after end. There is a door in the cabin that opens up to liferaft stowage under the cockpit.

Mechanical and Rigging

Diesel electric drive system, permanent magnet 25kW Lynch motor
Power stored in Spiracell batteries & supplied by a Fischer Panda generator
4 x 75Ah Optima glass mat Spiracell batteries
2 x 12V sealed domestic batteries
Fischer Panda 6KvA generator
Thoosa power controller battery management system
Ampair 12V, 300W wind generator (2005)

Deck Gear:

6 x  halyard winches
9 x sheet winches, three of which are self-tailing.

Yawl rig
Aluminium mast (Proctor)
Wooden boom (original, spruce)
Wooden mizzen (mizzen built in 1954 for Aberking Rasmussen yawl Ondine, well maintained throughout the years)
Slab reefing

Main - 440 square feet, Fully battened Doyle Stack Pack that can be single or double reefed.
Mizzen - 80 square feet, fully battened Korsan. (North Venezuelan Agent)
Headsail - MPG, 675 square feet set flying Kevlar luff, with snuffer to an oversized halyard minimizing
luff sag. (Doyle)
Yankee - 340 square feet, foam luff set on a foil. (North)
Genoa staysail roller furling, set on its own luff wire, Korsan. (North Venezuelan Agents)
Heavy weather Staysail, hanked on and reefable, 170 square feet. (North)
Light genoa staysail - 350 square feet, set on the staysail stay with hanks. (North)
Spitfire jib - hanked, 60 square feet. (North)
Storm trysail - 250 square feet with 6´reef sets on separate track stowed in bag on top of the dinghies. (Ulmer) Spinnaker, with snuffer
Mizzen staysails x 2: Small Mizzen Staysail, 320 square feet; Big Mizzen Staysail, 620 square feet
All sails are in good condition and have been completely overhauled and checked by sail makers & repaired as necessary.


Navigation Aids:
B&G log & depth
Ritchie compass
Icom IC M401E VHF radio

Ground Tackle:


6 x anchors - 50-lb Wilcox Crittenden copy of the Herreshoff. (Our standard working anchor catted under the bow sprit).
44-lb. Bruce—also catted
40-lb. FOB; A 25-lb. high tensile Danforth. A large aluminium Fortress anchor which dismantles into bits & pieces & is stowed in the Lazarette.
60-lb. Pinky, stainless steel that can be taken apart; (basically a copy of a North Hill).
Three piece 150 Ibs, Nevins copy of the Herreshoff anchor.

Anchor Rode
There are three different anchor rodes 5/8th nylon totalling probably between 600-700 feet, four fifty foot 5/8 " nylon.
Four lengths of 5/i6" chain, each length 12 to 18-feet.
Two lengths of anchor 5/15" chain, approximately 100-feet each.

Anchor Handling Gear
On the foredeck in a heavy bronze Gravity Ratchet to hold the chain.

General Inventory:
Sun Awnings
Winter cover
Cockpit cushions
6 x fenders
10 x warps
2 x boathooks
2 x Lawley designed 1890's nesting dinghies
Wooden oars
Seagull outboard engine

Safety Equipment:
Lifejackets x 8
Lifelines x 8
Liferaft (in service)
2 x Danbuoy
2 x edson bilge pumps
Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

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