This pretty pond yacht was made in Largs Scotland in the years following the Second World War. Largs was the home of the Turner family who produced the famous Ailsa range of yachts.
The story that has been passed down is that the Turners provided help to someone in the area who was unable to find work after the war.
The completed yachts were sold under the name of Kylecraft for a number of years until this person was able to return to their normal employment of builder.
Consequently Kylecraft are very similar in design and quality to Ailsa yachts. However, they were produced in far fewer numbers and are therefore much rarer.
This particular yacht has a solid hull and has been sailed extensively so there are marks especially on the keel. The paintwork and the varnish are original but the deck edge has been repainted. This is the first Kylecraft/Ailsa we have seen with a faux cabin top and companionway. They appear to be either original or additions made when the yacht was new.
The sails are original but they are delicate and there is some damage and repairs around the cringles. The mast and the rigging appear to have been replaced at some point.
She has a perfect Kylecraft logo on the deck.
She is a very decorative yacht with loads of character and a most collectable yacht.
The stand is included in the sale if required.
Kylecraft/Ailsa Scottish Pond Yacht -Sold
Length: 44cm (17.3") Beam: 10.5cm (4.25") Height: 76cms (30ins) in stand