Circumnavigate the World On Classic Sailing Yacht MERRYMAID


This beautiful 1904-built Camper and Nicholsons yacht, designed by Charles E Nicholson, is presented in concourse condition and represents an incredible opportunity to own a classic yacht of peerless bearing and strong sailing prowess.

Built in teak on oak frames by British yard Camper & Nicholsons to a design by Charles E Nicholson, she was delivered in 1904 as a gaff cutter. In spring of 2008, she completed an extensive refit that brought her back to her previous splendour and she then set sail for a worldwide circumnavigation. Accommodation is for six guests in three cabins consisting of a large master suite aft and twins to port and starboard, all with en-suite shower facilities. There is also accommodation for six crew in three cabins aboard this yacht for sale.

A charming and very cosy saloon has two sofas, a dining table on a rise-and-fall mechanism, and there is skylight allowing the daylight to pour in, while further features include a gas-fired fireplace and an entertainment centre including a large Samsung television and a DVD system.

Forward of the helm station is a cockpit with a foldable table and seating for up to six guests, while the wheel has a quite unique instrument that shows the angle of steering. Under power, a Perkins Sabre diesel engine delivers a maximum speed of 10 knots.

Most of the boat is still original and there are spare parts for everything, which is a major plus for a boat of this age.

published around the world

MERRYMAID is not just a stunning classic sailing yacht but a piece of history, a classic sailing yacht that has circumnavigated the world. When the current owner, who is an avid sailor, bought her he embarked on not just a refit but a re-think about how to improve and ensure safety for an around the world trip, without compromising her heritage, looks and or performance. She has a crash bulkhead, redundant systems and so much more, a far cry from the first Camper and Nicholson to have an engine, a 4HP engine! Circa 80% of her planking is original, and her interior is stunning and of era! 

Following this very successful refit, she departed on a circumnavigation with her proud owner and went on to become the first gaff cutter to navigate the North West passage. She visited many fascinating and remote corners of the earth, details of which can be made available.

On returning to Europe, MERRYMAID once again went through a cosmetic overhaul and refresh, bringing her back to perfect condition and ready for another chapter in her long and eventful life.

The yacht’s outstanding condition is a reflection of the works undertaken by the current owner. Importantly, her systems and rigging were brought into the 21st century, making her a yacht capable of cruising in complete comfort and safety.

Now based in Palma, she is ready to impress her next owner.