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  • Year: 1911
  • Current Price: EUR  3,500,000
  • Located in Solent, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 63429-2913685


Other photos: William Fife and Son, Fairlie 19 Metre Class 'Mariquita', Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6, Photo 7, Photo 8, Photo 9, Photo 10, Photo 11, Photo 12.


The William Fife and Son 1911 Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Mariquita' is the best opportunity in a century to acquire a yachting masterpiece to compete on the classic sailing circuit, at a fraction of the price of most classic works of art…

Designed by the world renowned designer William Fife III the legendary yacht 'Mariquita' (Spanish for ‘ladybird’) is both appealing and elegant. She is a historic winner of King George IV’s Kings Cup and more recently proclaimed 2014 champion of the coveted Panerai trophy for the mediterranean big boat class and of the 2015 Panerai UK Big Boat series. 'Mariquita' is exceptionally rare as the only remaining 19 Metre Class yacht still in commission as well as one of the finest and most iconic classic yachts sailing today.

'Mariquita' is the only surviving 19 Metre Class yacht and the oldest of only four remaining of the metre class "Big Boats", the others being the 23 Metre Class 'Astra' (1928), 'Cambria' (1928), 'Candida' (1929).

Built by Fairlie, Fife's yard on the Clyde, she was first launched in 1911 and performed admirably until the start of the Great War then was sold and spent the remainder of the war years in Norway.

After the Great War 'Mariquita' returned to England and achieved a distinguished racing record before being decommissioned in the 1930’s. Following extensive re-commissioning carried out by the Fife experts, Fairlie restorations, which was completed in 2004 'Mariquita' re-joined the classic racing fleet and is one of today's most successful classic racing yachts.

After two extremely successful owner campaigns over the last ten years, 'Mariquita' is now looking for a new custodian to embrace the spirit of tradition, legacy, heritage and pedigree that any William Fife designed and built classic race boat stands for.




Adrian Nicolle has been a Professional Yacht Broker for many years; Adrian Nicolle founded Nicolle Associates in 2001.

An experienced sailor (200gt commercially endorsed Master of Yachts) having extensively raced sailing yachts internationally and cruised motor yachts in many areas including the canal system through the length of France, he has served on the executive board of the Royal Southern Yacht Club as Chairman of Sailing and at Cowes Week as Chief Race Officer.

His background is from a customer focused and service led industry and has a broad range of management skills having grown companies from start up to London stock exchange listed businesses with over 200 employees.

While handling most types of yacht sales, Adrian specialises in large sail and motor yachts; he has the marketing and conveyance knowledge, experience, expertise and integrity to represent your needs before, during and long after your purchase.

Contact Adrian Nicolle by email using the link below, or at DDI +44 (0)23 8115 7013, M +44 (0)77 6883 4664 for more details.

Please contact Adrian Nicolle at +44 (0)23 8115 7013


Contact Nicolle Associates.

Saltmakers House, Hamble Point Marina
School Lane, Hamble
Southampton United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)23 8115 7013
Fax +44 (0)23 8005 1250
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