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A Royal Mersey Restricted Class, 'Phyllis' was completed in June 1913 to a design by GH Wilmer (the designer of the first in the class, the yacht 'Avis', 1906). She's built to the RMRC envelope specification but with a slightly shorter length, a slightly heavier build and a deeper keel.
The only Royal Mersey Restricted Class yacht afloat, Phyllis, is a 27ft gaff cutter rig (34ft overall). Completely rebuilt in 2010 professionally by David Moss Boatbuilders to a specification stating to last another 100 years. On completion she was immeditely nominated for the Classic Boat restoration of the year. Phyllis is on the National Small Boat Register (R1387) as a vessel of historical maritime interest. Carvel built, pitch pine on oak frames.
Three berths and Baby Blake toilet. Well fitted out and a pleasure to sail. You can read about her rebuild, her specification, history and adventures on her dedicated website
She now requires a new custodian to enjoy her fine qualities.
'Phyllis' is the only example of the RMRC currently afloat using a hull form based on the very successful Lancashire 'nobby' design. The first owner FW Whitely, a longstanding member of the RMYC and a restricted class yachtsman, who commissioned her, is said to have sailed her directly to Hibre Island where his family still keep a summer cottage today.
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Long keel sloping forefoot
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Last updated: July 21, 2019