Yacht: Moonbeam of Fife

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Commissioned by the lawyer, Charles Plumtre Johnson, this was to be his third in a series of four Moonbeams. She was the 491st Fife design and had a yawl rig.

In 1988 she was restored for John Poncia at Camper & Nicholson’s.

18/10/04 Moonbeam out for major refit at Monaco Marine in Marines de Cogolin, St Tropez. Teak planks being removed to check the frames.   Plan for new keel bolts, new teak deck, new plumbing and new electrics.   The owner, Laurence Bouquet, daughter of the late Didier Waechter, also owned Merrymaid.   Moonbeam III was back on the water for the regattas in 2005 where she broke her topmast at the Cannes regatta.

A regular on the Mediterranean regatta scene.

Regates Royales, Cannes, 2016

Regates Royales, Cannes, 2016

Designer: William Fife III
Type of Boat:
Rig: Gaff Cutter
Year Built: 1903
Built By: William Fife & Son, Fairlie, Scotland
LOA m / ft: 30.94m / 101'8"
LOD m / ft: 20.7m / 68'
LWL m / ft: 19m / Originally: 59' 26"
Beam m / ft: 4.75m / Originally: 15' 55"
Draft m / ft: 3.29m / Originally: 10' 8"
Yard No: 491
Sail Stats Sail Area: 344.4 sq.m Sail No. 88
Construction:
Other:
21 T of lead and a Displacement of 67 T

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