Yacht: Marigan

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Originally named ‘Molita’.

“My father, having come across Molita on the Holy Loch at Morris & Lorimer’s in the course of his work at the Admiralty, bought her in 1945 at the war’s end. For two years Molita was stationed at Kirkcudbright, along with the Fyfe designed Solway Maid. Winter lay-up was at Annan. Apart from local cruising on the Galloway coast and engaging in some training with sea scouts, the only voyage we took was to Larne in Northern Ireland. Winter lay-up was at Annan. Due to the younger crew becoming interested in Dragon racing, Molita was sold in 1947”.

“These photos are not up to standard but are the few I have on hand. The gaff rig was pre-war. The other pictures are from the Solway. If I ever find better copies I will send them. The top right picture shows my father about to board Molita at Morris & Lorimer’s.

Above information courtesy of Alastair Hannay

“I was a friend of the Potter family who acquired Molita in 1948/9 and regularly crewed for seven years until 1955.   Tom Potter sold his partnership shares in 1947 and this enabled him to sell Elvira and buy Molita.

Morris and Lorimar at Sandbank looked after maintenance, moorings and winter storage (October to April).   Later, with a decline in profits in the Govan foundry, Molita was wintered at a yard at the mouth of the river Leven overlooked by Dumbarton Rock.

The first few weeks each year were spent in the firth of Clyde sailing to places like Loch Goil and Rothesay.   Then early in June Molita was sailed to Tarbet on Loch Fyne and then through the Crinan Canal to the basin at Crinan.   Weekend trips followed up Loch Craignish or over to Jura.   Then Tom and his daughter Annette would arrive for the start of the annual cruise.   They stayed in the hotel and Tom’s son Hector and I bunked on board.   First stop Oban then on to Tobermory followed by Portree and Floddigary at the top end of Skye.   When Tom stayed in the Royal Clyde Yacht Club at Hunters Quay.   Ronnie Teacher, previous owner of Mariella, presided at the top of the dinner table and I sat below the salt.

In the 1960’s I found Hector Potter using Molita as a houseboat in the canal basin at Bowling.   The next time was in the 70’s in the basin at Crinan and it was good to see her back cruising.   A very comfortable and easy to sail boat as it only required two to manage”

Above information Courtesy of Adam Brown

Since 2007 Marigan has been based in Palma De Mallorca, owned by Doctor Tim Liesenhoff, and raced during the Summer months when time allows.

Mahon, 2016 by Nico Martinez

Mahon, 2016 by Nico Martinez

Designer: Charles Livingstone
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Rig: Gaff Cutter
Year Built: 1898
Built By: Bond of Birkenhead, UK
LOA m / ft: 18.90m / 62'
LOD m / ft: 15.3m / 50'2"
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Beam m / ft: 3.3m / 10'8"
Draft m / ft: 2.22m / 7'3"
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