MOLITA - now MARIGAN was designed as a fast cruiser and her undoubted appeal inspired her current owner to rescue her. In so doing 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 120 year old museum piece but a true vintage yacht to be sailed hard as originally intended.
Having bought and rescued her the decision was taken to have her rebuilt with the aim she last another 100 years - and certainly even stronger than originally. Having now been fully restored and reconverted to her original gaff rig; she is in splendid condition. Launched under her new name MARIGAN – in honor of her present owner’s four daughters Morgan, Marine, Ocean and Logan in 2006, she has already won the Spanish championship for vintage yachts in both 2009 and 2010.
A key feature of this vessel is her strength.
To achieve this the chain plates have been redesigned in stainless steel to distribute the load of the rig to the entire hull and keel.
Each chain plate is reinforced in a ring frame by an individual beam, knee and laminated iroko frame and then 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.
Originally pitch pine; top 5 of teak planking on oak frames and teak deck.
Pitch pine and Oregon pine planking hull all 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
Elm and bronze fastened lead keel
Laminated iroko stem and stern; bronze through bolted
All spars in hollow Oregon pine and all spars with bronze fittings
Bowsprit with Dolphin striker and whiskers
Main shrouds to bronze bottle screws
Running backstays to masthead
Check Stays to hounds on bronze Highfield lever
All rigging and sheet blocks ash cheeked and bronze
All necessary sheets and halyards
All sails by Ratsey and Lapthorn
Main (2 reefs)
Jack yard top sail with luff yard and jack yard
Jib top sail
Large light Genoa
Small balloon jib
Large balloon jib
This boat was not just restored to her original beauty. Which is doubtless the case here.
But more than that during the restoration she was taken to the next level when it came to re-design all load taking elements.
Hereto please read carefully the part “Construcction”.
As the bronze fittings were either missing or defective, they had almost all to be renewed.
Not from the shelf, but forms were made and all was specially cast, so that all fittings have the same grade bronze, the same age and looks, the same quality, and finally they do all match the owners expectations when it comes to safety.
If you really do look for a proven winner that was restored with extraordinary care,
MARIGAN certainly fits the bill.
Varnished king planks, cover boards and rail cap
Deck furniture restored to comply with original plans
All deck and mast fittings are of bronze, cast in the same factory
Bronze pad eyes for all deck fittings
All deck cleats for purchase tackles in teak and bronze, special reinforcements where needed
Bronze stern warp fairleads
Self draining cockpit, seating at deck level with varnished coaming surround
Bronze main sheet horse
Raised deck house forward of cockpit with companionway to aft cabin
Low booby style hatch with companionway to main cabin
Butterfly hatch over main saloon
Teak pin racks with bronze belaying pins abaft the mast
Bronze mushroom vents
Forward hatch to focsle
YACHT WORLD PALMA SL offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor do we warrant any of the above mentioned condition of the vessel. Any 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 from the market without notice.