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“Johan of Rhu” GBR 65 is a 1939 McGruer design, near sister to “Caprice” GBR 48, and was built for Sir James Howden Hulme in 1939. (The Glasgow family history of the Howdens is widely documented). After having being laid up during WW II, James Howden Hulme reentered “Johan of Rhu” in 6MR racing on the Clyde, where he and Sir Frank Spriggs owner of “Caprice” dominated the scene against a number of other sixes.

In 1947 the pre trials for the 1948 Olympics took place in Torbay. Here again the two rivals from the races on the Clyde were dominant with “Johan of Rhu” gaining the upper hand over “Caprice” and was elected to represent Great Britain in the 1948 Olympics.

Later “Johan of Rhu” participated successfully in numerous races that followed in the British-American Cup Team Races. These took place at Cowes on the Solent, on the Clyde and in Oyster Bay , New York between 1948 and 1954.

Eventually the boat ended up in Canada for a large number of years, where its history became somewhat obscure until it was discovered and purchased near Vancouver in 2011 by the present owner.

The boat was shipped in a container from Canada and arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark in January 2012.


During the later years in Canada “Johan of Rhu” had deteriorated and was in a state of badly needed refit and restoration. This work was carried out at Skovshoved Boatyard in Copenhagen under supervision of an old experienced traditional boatbuilder. The work was completed in 2018 and is widely documented in photos which are available upon request.

Briefly a large number of frames were either replaced or spliced to existing frames with at the upper part still in good shape. Lower planks were replaced to the extent necessary and a number floors were replaced and made stronger. The keel was dismounted and fitted with new keelbolts. The hull was turned up-side down while the keel was off and was sanded and faired prior to a professional West System Coat treatment comprising the entire hull. After the hull had been re erected the keel was refitted and a new deck laid. The deck consisting of 15 mm Oregon pine with mahogany trim on 9 mm marine plywood. A number of deck beams were being replaced to the extent it was found necessary.

Eventually a great number of hours were spent doing the cosmetic finishing, with the result speaking for itself. The boat has undergone a complete restoration including a new interior and is ready to sail.


Stearn aluminium mast upgraded to latest 6M specifications.
Stainless steel rod rigging.
2 main sails (one with only little use).
2 genoas (one with only little use).
1 medium genoa (with only little use).
2 spinnakers used in fair condion.
1 aluminium spinnaker pole.
2 Lewmar whinches and 2 Barient winches.
+ 2 original under deck winches for hoisting of halyards
Steel cradle which fits into a container for shipment

“Jo Ann” will be delivered with a current valid measurement certificate.

Currently located in Sanxenxo, Galicia, Spain.

Olaf Damm – phone +45 28563966 or +34 669233688, Email olafdamm@hotmail.com


Create your own Modern! The Moulds for the 2020 Javi Cela Design, from which Ginkgo Too was built, are for sale.

Use foils as previously built or commission updates to your wishes. Rig and deck configurations up to you. This is a known quick hullshape and an easy way to fulfil your dreams of a new Modern. Moulds carefully stored at Isashiyard Composites, Cadiz, Spain.

Contact Jose Gallardo on nn.gallardo@hotmail.com for further information


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: iechenique@seadrone.es


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