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56' William Fife III Gaff Cutter
Year: 1906
Offered for: EUR 440,000
Hull: Wood
Engine: Diesel

William Fife III designed EVA to the requirements of the second Linear Rating Rule, she has the same dimensions as an International 8 metre.
Sympathetically restored for her re-launch in 2003; she is well known on the Mediterranean Classic Yacht circuit and adored by lovers of classic yachts.
EVA is flawless - an exquisite example of a Vintage Yacht.

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Builder: William Fife III Designer: William Fife

Dimensions
LOA: 17.5 m
LWL: 9 m Beam: 3 m
Displacement: 9 tons Draft: 2 m
Engine: 1 Engine Model: Yanmar 3YM 30 29,01 CV
Fuel: 70 litres Water: 80 litres


HISTORY
CUTTER, FITTED WITH A SINGLE MAST (MAIN MAST AND TOPMAST) AND A BOWSPRIT. RIGGING-OUT OF CUTTER, IN OTHER WORDS, MAIN-GAFF SAIL, TOPSAIL, FORESTAY, JIB AND TOP JIB. BASICALLY, OF THE SAME DIMENSIONS AS AN 8 METRE INTERNATIONAL, EVA WAS DESIGNED BY WILLIAM FIFE III IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS OF THE SECOND “LINEAR RATING RULE”, BEING THE LAST YACHT BUILT BY WILLIAM FIFE & SONS UNDER THIS FORMULA. IN 1906, THE YEAR OF LAUNCH, THE IYRU (INTERNATIONAL YACHT RACING UNION) WAS FOUNDED AND THE INTERNATIONAL METRIC RULING WAS FORMULATED WHICH WAS ADOPTED PERMANENTLY IN 1907. IN ACTUAL FACT, THE THREE YACHTS SHARING THESE DIMENSIONS WHICH WERE CONSEQUENTLY LAUNCHED IN 1907 BY WILLIAM FIFE & SONS, ARE THE 8 METRES INTERNATIONAL – LILIAN II, SORAIS AND Y A VEREMOS; THIS LAST-MENTIONED YACHT BEING UNDER THE CHARGE OF SR. DON ENRIQUE G. CAREAGA. EVA IS THE THIRD YACHT BUILT FROM WILLIAM FIFE III’S INITIAL DESIGN. THE FIRST ONE WAS CARMEN (DESIGN NO 489) BUILD BY JENSEN IN NORWAY IN 1902. THE SECOND WAS NINIA (NO 498) ALSO BUILT BY JENSEN IN NORWAY WITH A LEADEN0KEEL, IN PLACE OF A CAST-IRON ONE, WHICH WAS THE CASE WITH CARMEN. IN 1903, WILLIAM FIFE III, SATISFIED WITH THE DESIGN, PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO IT, REDUCING 1 TON OF BALLAST AND INCREASING THE FLOTATION LENGTH FROM 27.70” TO 28.60”, VIRTUALLY ANTICIPATING THE FIRST 8 METRES INTERNATIONAL. IN THE HOPE OF A BUYER COMING FORWARD, HE DECIDED TO COMMENCE ITS CONSTRUCTION IN 1904. TODAY, THE GREAT-NIECE OF WILLIAM FIFE III, MAY FIFE MC CALLUM, KEEPS A MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN BY A SHIPYARD WORKER, IN WHICH HE RECORDED THE BOATS ON WHICH HE WORKED, HAVING REGISTERED THAT HE WORKED ON EVA IN 1904. IN 1905, F GLENN MAC ANDREW, RESIDENT OF KNOCK CASTLE, LARGS (JUST THREE MILES FROM THE SHIPYARD), WHOSE FAMILY WERE AT THAT TIME THE OWNERS OF THE THEN WELL-KNOWN SHIPPING COMPANY, MC ANDREW SHIPPING LINE, TOOK OWNERSHIP OF EVA> IN 1906 EVA WAS LAUNCHED, STARTING HER LIFE IN REGATTAS ON THE CLYDE, UNDER THE PENNANT OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN YACHT CLUB. HER SUCCESSIVE OWNERS WERE: 1913 – 1938 MR ROBERT GRAHAM, RESIDENT OF GREENOCK AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CLYDE YACHT CLUB, WHO CHANGED THE NAME OF EVA TO VALORA. 1939 – 1946 MR PETER SIMPSON, RESIDENT OF HUNTER’S QUAY AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN YACHT CLUB, CHANGED THE GAFF-RIGGING FOR BERMUDAN, REMOVING THE BOWSPRIT. HE SUBSTITUTED THE MALE MAST AND TOPMAST FOR A SINGLE MAST OF GREATER HEIGHT AND ON IT, HE INSTALLED TWO BRONZE WINCHES. HE KEPT THE NAME VALORA. 1947 – 1948 MR RONALD JAY. 1949 – 1952 MR ROBERT URIE, RESIDENT OF GREENOCK AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN YACHT CLUB, KEPT THE NAME VALORA. 1953 – 1958 BROTHERS ROBERT AND JOHN DUNLOP-URIE, SONS OF THE PREVIOUS OWNER. JOHN WAS A PILOT IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN AND WAS COMMODORE OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN YACHT CLUB. 1959 – 1968 MR AND MRS B J SANDEMAN, RESIDENTS OF DELARNE RHU, MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN YACHT CLUB, KEPT THE NAME VALORA. 1969 – 1971 COMMANDERS A J H GOODWIN AND V M LAKE, BOTH MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN YACHT CLUB, CONTINUED WITH THE NAME VALORA. 1972 – 1975 MR C P VAN DER WALT AND MR P J HENDRIKSE, KEPT THE NAME VALORA. 1976 NOT REGISTERED WITH LLOYD’S. AT THIS POINT, EVA FINISH 69 WEEKLY REGATTA SEASONS ON THE CLYDE, IN WHICH A “LINEAR RATING RULE”, TURNS OUT WELL-POSITIONED AGAINST THE 8 METRE INTERNATIONAL CRUISER RACERS, ACCORDING TO THE COMMENTS OF MR CARGILL SANDEMAN, 85 YEARS OLD, OLD COUSIN OF THE OWNER FROM 1959 – 1969 AND THE ONLY REMAINING LIVING CREW MEMBER. 1977 – 1992 MR AND MRS WALLACE WADE GERMANY, E E U U SUBJECTS, RESIDENTS OF THE PORT OF SANTA MARIA, CADIZ, KEPT THE NAME VALORA. 1993 – 1997 SR DON ANASTASIO PEREZ, RESIDENT OF CADIZ, CONTINUED WITH THE NAME VADURA. 1998 – 2001 SR DON JOSE SANCHES ABRIL, RESIDENT OF MALAGA. ACQUIRED VALORA IN A SORRY STATE, WITH THE INTENTION OF RETURNING IT TO ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION. HE TRANSFERRED IT TO THE SHIPYARD OF DON JUAN FRANCISCO SANCHES ALCARAZ, ASTILLEROS MEDITERRANEO, MALAGA. ANOTHER PROJECT, THE BARBARA, A CAMPER NICHOLSON FROM 1923 MORE SUITED TO HIS NEEDS FOR FAMILY CRUISING, FORCED HIM TO PUT VALORA ON THE MARKET AGAIN. 2001 – NOW THE PRESENT OWNER BOUGHT VALORA, BEING ASSURED OF THE SERVICES OF SR. DON JUAN BELLIURE AS DIRECTOR OF THE PROJECT, CONTRACSTS ASTILLEROS MEDITERRANEO TO CARRY OUT THE RESTORATION WORK. WITH JUAN SANCHEZ ALCARAZ HEADING THE TEAM IN THE SHIPYARD, HE CARRIED OUT THIS TASK ALONGSIDE MASTER CARPENTER RAFAEL “ELCANO”. WITH EXTERNAL COLLABORATION FROM: • DUNCAN WALKER, FARLIE RESTORATIONS, PORT HAMBLE, ENGLAND: ADVICE • MORAY MCPHAIL, CLASSIC MARINE, WOODBRIDGE, ENGLAND:CHANDLERY • DAVEY & CO, ENGLAND: CHANDLERY • BRUNO ARBARA, LA ROCHELLE: ADVICE ON RIGGING • CHRISTIAN TERRAUX, DRYADE, FRANCE: BLOCKS, TACKLES AND PRECISION METALWORK ON MAST, BOWSPRIT AND DECK • RON ROBINSON, COMPASS ADJUSTERS, HAMBLE, SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: NAVIGATIONAL INSTRUMENTS THROUGH HISTORY • DIEGO CUENCA AND JEAN PAUL JAQUEMIN, MAESTRO VELERO (MASTER SAILMAKER), HOOD ESPANA, SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR: SAILS • JUAL BELLIURE, MARINA DE DENIA, DENIA: OVERSEER OF PROJECT, INTERIOR FITTINGS AND EQUIPMENT, FINISHING OFF OF INTERIOR, FIXING RIGGING AND LABOUR, FIXING METALWORK ON DECK • VICENTE BELLIURE, PUERTO LUIS CAMPOMANES, ALTEA: SERVICING AND SEALING OF KEEL, FINISHING TOUCHES • JEREMY FREELAND, COLLARS, DORCHESTER ON THAMES, ENGLAND: NEW TOP MAST, SPRIT, GAFF SPAR, BOOM, JACK YARD AND JENNY YARD FOR THE SEASON 2004 • CHRISTOPHE TONERRE, VOILERIE TONERRE, LORIENT, FRANCE: NEW SET OF SAILS FOR THE SEASON 2004



CONSTRUCTION
DECK: TEAK DECK BEAMS: MAHOGANY PLANKING: MAHOGANY COVERED WITH MAHOGANY STRIPS KEEL: LEAD INTERIOR: MAHOGANY
EVA has two arrangements one extra strong and heavy, from season 2003 and a new one made in 2004 by Collars.
Mast: 1 oregan pine
Top mast: 1 oregan pine
1 spruce hollow by Collars
Boom: 1 oregan pine
1 spruce hollow by Collars
Bowsprit: 1 oregan
1 spruce hollow by Collars
Gaff: 1 oregan pine
1 spruce hollow by Collars
Forestay boom: 1 oregan pine
Jackyard and jenny: 1 set oregan pine
1 set spruce hollow by Collars


NAVIGATION
RADIO VHF WIND COMPASS 2 ELECTRIC PUMPS 1 ENGINE BY PASS FOR PUMPING 1 MANUAL PUMP 8 INTERIOR LIGHTS 1 BATTERY (HOUSE) 1 BATTERY (START)



SAILS
EVA HAS 3 ARRANGEMENTS FOR STRONG, MEDIUM AND LIGHT WINDS, ALL IN PERFECT CONDITIONS. HOOD SAILS MADE IN 2003 AND TONNERRE SAILS IN 2004. MAIN: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 TONERRE M.W. 1 TONERRE L.W. FORESTAY: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 HOOD SELFTAILING S.W. 1 TONERREE M. & L.W. JIB: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 TONERRE M. & L.W. TOP JIB: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 TONERRE M. & L.W. JACKYARD TOP SAIL: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 TONERRE M. & L.W. SMALL TOP SAIL: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 TONERRE M. & L.W. GENOA: 1 TONERRE M. & L.W. HEAVY SPINNAKER: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 TONERRE M. & L.W. LIGHT SPINNAKER: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 TONERRE L.W. GENNAKER: 1 HOOD S.W. 1 TONERRE M.W. 1 TONERRE L.W. TRANSPORT MAIN SAIL WHEN USING ENGINE: 1 HOOD MARCONI (HALF OF THE MAIN GAFF)


SPARS
EVA HAS TWO ARRANGEMENTS ONE EXTRA STRONG AND HEAVY, FROM SEASON 2003 AND A NEW ONE MADE IN 2004 BY COLLARS. MAST: 1 OREGAN PINE TOP MAST: 1 OREGAN PINE 1 SPRUCE HOLLOW BY COLLARS BOOM: 1 OREGAN PINE 1 SPRUCE HOLLOW BY COLLARS BOWSPRIT: 1 OREGAN 1 SPRUCE HOLLOW BY COLLARS GAFF: 1 OREGAN PINE 1 SPRUCE HOLLOW BY COLLARS FORESTAY BOOM: 1 OREGAN PINE JACKYARD AND JENNY: 1 SET OREGAN PINE 1 SET SPRUCE HOLLOW BY COLLARS


GENERAL EQUIPMENT
BLOCKS: DRYADE FITTINGS: ALL BRONZE BY DRYADE, DAVEY & CO., CLASSIC MARINE TOILET: BABY BLAKE SINK: 1 WITH ELECTRIC WATER PUMP KITCHEN: TAYLOR (NOT INSTALLED) COVERS: 1 WINTER TENT 1 BOWSPRIT COVER 1 MAINSAIL COVER 1 ALL AROUND COVERING BOARD 1 HATCH 1 SKYLIGHTS 1 COCKPIT TENT CANOPY: 1



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