Frank Suggs produced high class pond yachts in Liverpool between the 2 World Wars. They were then sold through the large stores of that time such as Gamages and Hamleys and through local toy shops.
The majority of the production was in the 10 to 16 inch range. This particular yacht is much larger and it is the first we have been able to offer with a complete rig.
The yacht is in very good condition and the paintwork, although in original colours appears to have been restored. There is a little paint loss on the keel due to the stand.
The deck has the usual convex shape and colour and a lovely carved toe rail.
There are 2 small cracks forward of the mast but there is no movement in the deck.
The mainsail and the foresail appear to be original but it is likely that the inner staysail, although slightly stained, was replaced when the yacht was restored. All the sails are in good condition for their age but are quite delicate and the mainsail has a couple of small holes.
The hull has the wonderful wineglass shape that you would expect from a yacht made by Suggs and is a really pretty yacht.
Suggs are becoming really difficult to find.
The stand is not as old as the yacht but is included in the sale if required.
1930's Suggs Long Keel Pond Yacht restored-Sold
Length: 53cm (21") plus bowsprit 72cms overall Beam: 13cm (5") Height 68cms 26.5 inches