Certificate no 1591
Status Archived


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Truro
Vessel type Loch Fyne Skiff
Archive reason More information required
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Morris & Lorimer, Sandbanks
Built in 1895
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
8.49 feet (2.59 m)
5.51 feet (1.68 m)
Length: Overall
27.97 feet (8.53 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



MARISKHA, gaff cutter yacht with Loch Fyne skiff stern, was designed by David Fyfe and built by Morris & Lorrimer at Sandbanks, Bute in 1895. She was built for a Mr Noel Guiness who was one of the founder members of the Howth Yacht Club in the same year. The family apparently still sails from Howth Yacht Club today. The yacht cruised extensively until she was sold in 1909. In 1998, the vessel was known to be undergoing a full restoration being reframed, having new floors, releasing lead keel, a new stern-post and stem with many new planks and a new deck.

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Nixon, W H, Howth: a centenary of sailing, 1995
Panorama of Gaff Sail

Key dates

  • 1895

    Vessel built by Morris & Lorrimer at Sandbanks, Bute

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