The 46ft Alfred Mylne-designed sailing yacht Belle Poule built shortly after the First World War has arrived at the Stirling and Son yard for restoration and repair.
Will Stirling reports that she has all the classic features of a fine Mylne yacht; her plans have been identified among the original A Mylne & Co archive collection.
Her current owner has had her shipped back from the USA, where she was saved by the Gannon and Benjamin boatyard, and stored at their premises at Martha’s Vineyard.
She is now due for an extensive rebuild, which will include centreline, some framing and some planking. The restoration will commence in the spring of 2012.
Stirling and Son carries out traditional yacht building and wooden boat repair and is based at Tavistock, Devon. Web: www.stirlingandson.co.uk, tel 01822 614259.
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Alfred Mylne the First
David Gray of Ace Marine has written a nice letter to intheboatshed.net:
‘I have had a look at your website and it looks terrific. I thought it might be appropriate to let you know about the business of A Mylne & Co, the oldest yacht design business in the world that has never ceased production. We took it over last April, and have launched a website at www.mylne.com.
We are anxious to contact owners of any Mylne-designed yacht.
We are also digitising the entire archive of 10000 drawings and over 400 designs such that they can be readily searched and accessed by enthusiasts for restoration or new build.
‘Best regards and happy new year for 2008
So there it is. If you have a Mylne yacht, you know what to do. If you don’t, just go and look – there are some very elegant craft to be seen in the gallery. I should add that the new Mylne team includes Ian Nicolson, no less.
To whet your appetite, here’s a quote from the History section of the Mylne site: Continue reading “Revitalised Mylne company digitises drawings and seeks owners”