Certificate no 2849
Status Registered
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Details

Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Ayr
Vessel type Fifie
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder Fife, William & Son, Fairlie
Built in 1923
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Length: Overall
36.00 feet (10.97 m)
Breadth: Beam
8.42 feet (2.57 m)
Depth
4.67 feet (1.42 m)
Tonnage: Gross
11.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

GOLDEN ORFE is a motor yacht built in 1923 by W Fife & Son of Fairlie and is a vessel of pine construction with a Perkins diesel engine. The vessel is unique as the only motor yacht built by Fifes. Over 70% of the vessel is original.

The vessel has been acquired by the Scottish Maritime Museum and their intention is to fully restore her for use as a dry sailer for public use, a project which is expected to last 3 years.

Key dates

  • 1923

    Built by W Fife of Fairlie

  • 1961

    Home port recorded as Cowes

  • 1975

    Home port recorded as Portsmouth

  • 2014

    Vessel acquired by the Scottish |Maritime Museum

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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