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Built at McGruer & Co Ltd. Clynder Scotland, 1946

Designer: James McGruer

Caprice was originally built at for Sir Frank Spriggs manager of  Sopwith and Hawker Siddeley emblematic British aviation companies. McGruer yard in his history built about a very long list of outstanding motor and sailing yachts from 6 and 8 m to the launches of the Royal Yacht Britannia. 

She was carefully restored by Tino Rawnsley in an eighteen months process to her original  conditions and  in 1998 Caprice return to the racing circuit.

Brian Pope was her former owner and after him Paul Smith, being bronze medal in the 2007 World Championship and winner of the 2008 European Championship. 

From 2009 till 2015 Caprice sailed in Finnish waters and in 2016 she was sold to a Spanish owner, sailing in Sanxenxo, Spain where a relevant 6 m fleet, that includes the last two times World and three times European champion, was created.  

Some of the latest racing results of Caprice are a 5th position in the 2021 European Cahmpionship, 2nd in the Spanish 6m Championship 2021 and 2nd in the Spanish 6 m Cup 2021. 


Mahogany planking and oak structure. Burma teak deck cover. Awlgrip paint applied in 2016. Perfect conditions

Sails Inventory

  • Mains:                 
    2017 North 3DL
    2021 North 3Di RAW
  • Light Genoas:     
    2017 North 3Di
    2019 North 3Di RAW
    2021 North 3Di RAW
  • Light/Med Genoas:       
    2019 North 3Di RAW
    UK Sails
  • Medium Genoas:          
    2021 North 3Di 781
  • Med/Heavy Genoas:     
    2017 North 3Di RAW
  • Heavy Genoa:              
    2020 North 3DL 581

S2                                 2017 North
S1                                 2019 North
S2                                 2019 North
S2                                 2020 North
S2                                 2021 North
+ Training Spi

Harken Performa 2019

Mast and rigging
Selden tapered mast with rod standing rigging.
Spectra/Dyneema running rigging.
Spare spreaders set.
Rig load dynamometer.
Spare battens.

Steel cradle for transport with dismountable wheels.
Lifting points.
2.5×0.7×1.5 m soft box.
Plain fenders with cover and name.
Complete cover.
Boom mounted cover.
Raymarine electronics. 
Caprice is at a workshop at Vigo.

For further details please contact Inigo Echenique, Phone: +34692127332, email:


Built in 1982 by Sune Carlssons Batvarv to a Peter Norlin design, Conch Fritters is for sale. She is based in Lymington so ideally placed for someone keen to find a boat for the 2023 Six Metre Worlds in Cowes at the end of August.

Asking price £35,000

Stored under cover at Lymington, Hampshire

Full inventory and further details available on request

For further information please contact
Robert Leigh-Wood


DUET is a Second Rule 6m, and although currently setup with a gaff rig for Mediterranean cup collecting, she still could be put back into 6m class with a Bermudian rig (not supplied, but she has a hardly used , set of North 3DL bermudian sails available). Ripe to collect the trophy for the first and second rule at the Cowes worlds in 2023!

Full details are here –

Price is £39,000

Please contact Ben Cooper on for further information


Thisbe, the winner of the 2021 European championship in Sanxenxo is for sale.

– Pelle Petterson design

– Built in 1987 .

– Total refit + new keel (design by Jan Howlett) in 2018.

– Location : Switzerland

– The boat as well as the equipment are in top condition

– New mast (in 2 pieces) and rigging in 2018

– All the sails have been made and optimized regularly by


– Cradle

• Asking price : 180,000 chf.

Feel free to contact for any further information

Contact :

Mob : +41 79 894 73 46.

For Sale – F109 – Clyde – Price Reduced Aug 22

Clyde au près petit tempsClyde was built in 1955 for a Mr McMillan, foreman and last person in charge at Fife boatyard, Fairlie, Scotland. She is actually a Fife design too from a pre -World War Fife design.

Clyde  is a sizeable 6 built for Scottish waters and conditions:
LOA 11m10
Beam 1,83
Draft 1.69.
She always proved to be faster above10/12 knots of wind.

Clyde au pontonHer current owner has had her in Brittany since 1984. Then a cruising 6, she went through a complete hull  revision and reconditioning to racing conditions; this encompassed a new deck lay-out, hull reinforcement at shrouds liaison, wooden mast and boom were replaced by aluminium spars, new  winches and  sails etc. This restoration was conducted by Chantier Pichavant in Brittany.

In 1995 she had her mahogany keel replaced, this operation was conducted by the same   boatyard.

Since 2008, she has  been used as a day boat.

Clyde au mouillage 2015During her racing years, Clyde won the classic regatta belle Plaisance and came second in Coupe de l’Entente Cordiale, a 6 metre French-British reunion in Benodet, Brittany.

Clyde is currently docked at Chantier Hubert Stagnol, at Combrit-Sainte Marine 29120 France.

She is for sale for 34.000€ but any decent offers will be considered.

Clyde sous la grue

Contact: + 336 11 46 61 51; email: