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.
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 hull has the wonderful wineglass shape that you would expect from a yacht made by Suggs.
She is in very good condition and the paintwork, although in original colours of black and salmon, appears to have been repainted at some point. 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 and are in good condition for their age although both are quite delicate and the mainsail has a couple of small holes and tears. As you can see in the photos there is some water staining. The spars appear to be original. The gaff has been repaired at the jaws.
Suggs yachts are becoming really difficult to find and are therfore very collectable.
The stand is not as old as the yacht but is included in the sale if required.
1930's Suggs Long Keel Pond Yacht -Under Offer
Length: 53cm (21") plus bowsprit 71cms overall Beam: 13cm (5") Height 67cms 26 inches