White Heather is one of a range of yachts made in the 1930's and sold through the famous London store Hamleys. Named after the 23 metre/J Class William Fife yacht she has the wonderful hull shape of that era.
She has a hollow hull with a separate hardwood deck. The blue and gold paintwork is original but this yacht has been sailed so there are some marks on the hull. However, because she has been stored in her original box throughout her life the overall condition is exceptional for her age. The bow transfers are still perfect.
The deck is in good order with all original fittings and plank lines cut into the surface. The Hamleys ivorine plaque at the stern is perfect.
The rig is in very good condition indeed. The spars, hooks and bowsies are all original. The sails are original and in really good order with no holes or tears but they do have some stains and mildew marks. Some of the rigging has been renewed.
The stand is made of pine and is original.
She is a very rare original yacht indeed and very evocative of the era.
1930's Hamleys "White Heather" All original including box-Sold
Length: 46cm (18") plus bowsprit 62cm overall Beam: 11cm (4.25") overall height 65cms (25.5") including stand