Previous names

  • 1964 - 1964 Failte
Certificate no 3568
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Loch Fyne
Vessel type Ketch
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Arthur Mylne & Co.
Built in 1964
Hull material Wood
Rig Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker Unknown


Breadth: Beam
9.75 feet (2.97 m)
5.75 feet (1.75 m)
Length: Overall
37.08 feet (11.30 m)


FAILTE was designed by Ian Nicholson and built in 1964. She is unusual in that she has an aluminium coach roof, for lightness, over standard timber construction. This has subsequently been relined during her refit to add insulation and to eliminate condensation. The hull used traditional carvel construction techniques of the time using 1 inch mahogany planks on oak frames with splined plank jointing. Stainless steel bracing plates have been employed on the oak frames that transmit the rigging loads to the hull. The two inch by quarter inch frames have a variable separation averaging out at 9 inches between centres. Frame doubling has been employed on most of the large frames amid ships. The hull was in excellent condition and required only minor works during her refit prior to painting.  There was no evidence of earlier plank replacement although that cannot be ruled out. FAILTE's engine was replaced with a Beta Marine 3 cylinder 25hp diesel, with a new shaft and a 3 blade propeller.

Key dates

  • 1964

    Vessel built, designed by Ian Nicholson

  • 2018

    Engine replaced with Beta Marine 3cyl 25hp diesel

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