COIGACH was originally built for William Francis (Frank) Robertson in 1963 by McGruer & Co. Ltd in Dumbarton. Her McGruer Yard Number was 603 and she was listed as an auxiliary yawl of 17 tons. In 1969 she entered into joint ownership between Frank Robertson and George Teacher Dunlop who sailed her for another 14 years. In 1983 she was purchased by William Craig Downie, who sailed her for another 15 years. In 1998 she was purchased jointly by David Denholm and Jeremy MacLehose. When Jeremy MacLehose died in January 1999, David Denholm became the sole owner. COIGACH is constructed from mahogany and larch on laminated frames. In 2004/2005 the original wrought iron strap floors were replaced with bronze. Her original engine was a Newage BMC. This was replaced by a Perkins 4108 by WC Downie. A Beta Marine 55 was fitted in 2005.
Originally built for William Francis (Frank) Robertson by McGruer and Co. in Dumbarton
Entered into joint ownership between Frank Robertson and George Teacher Dunlop who sailed her for next 14 years
Purchased by William Craig Downie, who sailed her for another 15 years
Purchased jointly by David Denholm and Jeremy MacLehose
David Denholm became sole owner on death of Jeremy MacLehose
Original wrought iron strap floors replaced with bronze
Perkins 4108 engine fitted by WC Downie replaced with Beta Marine 55 engine
Reviewed in Yachting Monthly, pages 250-253
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