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Wm Fife III Belfast Loch OD

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Boat REF# 45663
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.50m (37'9")
Year 1897
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 3
Engine 1 x Diesel 21hp, Nanni 3.75HE 3 Cylinder (2003)
Lying Falmouth, Cornwall


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Extra Details

Designer Wm Fife III
Builder Hilditch, Carrigfergus
Lying Falmouth, Cornwall
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 21hp
Engine make and model Nanni 3.75HE 3 Cylinder (2003)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Variprop Bruntons
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 11.50m (37'9")
LWL 7.60m (24'11")
Beam 2.60m (8'6")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 7,500kg (16,537.5lbs)
Headroom 1.70m (5'7")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Wood spars (2004) with stainless steel standing rigging (2004)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (2004)
Headsail - Furling (2004)
Other sails Flying jib (2004)
Gaff Main (2003)
Staysail (2003)
Jib (2003)

There are two rigs available. The yacht is currently fitted with the sloop rig. This is a 53' hollow spruce mast stepped 2004. All new and new rigging and sails. The bermudan mainsail is 500 sq.ft and the genoa to go with it is 250 sq.ft.

The correct gaff rig is also available.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Larch planking on laminated oak frames. The vast majority of the frames have been renewed. Copper fastend. Deck are marine ply , glass sheathed over. 3.25 ton cast iron keel and mild steel keel bolts. Coach roof and cockpit are all Brazilian mahogany.
Detailed restoration log has been kept and available on an owners web site:


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Manual water system tick

There is available and under floor fresh water bag about 45 litres. It is not fitted.

Accommodation is a single or twin berth forward and two pilot berths.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

NASA Clipper duet wind/depth)
log & GPS repeater (cockpit)
Furuno NX300 Navtex receiver, FutaunoGP32, Simrad RD32 DSC radio
JVC 1000 Radar (mountable on mast when needed)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 anchors
(25kg CQR & 15 Kg Kedge)
38.00m (124'8") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Danbuoy tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

4 man valise safety raft (serviced 2007)
Plastimo inflatable danbuoy
Lifebuoy light, Ring lifebuoy
Rescue heaving line Ring
Fire blanket lifebuoy
3 crewfit (150) life jackets with harnesses + 4 safety lines
Offshore flare pack + various white/orange hand held flares
1kg ABC dry powder extinguishers (cockpit, cabin, wet locker)

Broker's Comments

This yacht is one of the three known remaining Belfast Lough O.D (class A) designed by by Wm Fife III for the Royal Ulster Yacht club and built by Hilditch at Carrigfergus in 1897.

So, she's an old girl with lovely lines. More than that, she is a rare old girl and an important historical yacht.

The is an extensive history written by the current owner and documented on

She has undergone a fairly extensive rebuild but like all these yachts, the urge is to go sailing, so, she is a work in progress.

The current sloop rig was built and stepped in 2004 to help with handling but the gaff rig has been stored to allow her to be returned to her original sail plan.

Its been said many times before that one never owns these yachts but simply act as their custodian. It is now time for someone else to fall in love with this lovely Fife and take her under their wing.

She can continue to be sailed and raced in classic yacht regattas with ongoing annual maintenance... or ... if you have deep pockets, she could be handed over to the care of a specialist yard for a complete refit which would bring her back to concours condition.

The choice is yours.

Boatshed Falmouth are the sole brokers for this yacht.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Wm Fife III Belfast Loch OD has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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