Clyde Model Dockyard of Argyll Arcade Glasgow were famous for selling mechanical and wooden toys from the late 18th century until the 1970's. Many of their pond yachts were made by other companies such as Ailsa Yachts of Largs. However, they also sold some very high class and expensive yachts.
This particular yacht was made in the early 1930's and features the wonderful "wineglass" hull shape for which CMD were known.
She is called "Manxmaid" and has her original paintwork of cream and blue. There are some sailing marks and paint loss especially on the rudder.
The hull is hollowed with an original hardwood deck with cut plank lines. The fittings are original including the famous CMD brass plaque.
Amazingly the gaff rig is also original. The five sails are in really good condition for their age and made from the lovely 1930's material with a slight blue stripe. There are a few pinprick holes on the mainsail, topsail and the inner staysail. Otherwise they are remarkable with just a few stains.
The spars are original although there is some whipping on the bowsprit which suggests it may have been repaired at some point. Not surprising perhaps as it is so large.
Some of the rigging has been renewed.
She is a very rare yacht indeed and with her gaff and flying jib rig very evocative of the era.
Larger Clyde Model Dockyard yachts are now amongst the most collectable of pond yachts.
The stand is oak but is not as old as the yacht. It is included in the sale if required.
Rare 1930's Gaff Rigged Clyde Model Dockyard -Sold
Length: 55cm (21.5") plus bowsprit 83cm overall Beam: 14cm (5.5") overall height 90cms (35.5") including stand