Ailsa yachts were made in Largs, Scotland for many years both before and after the Second World War. This model is made of aluminium which means it was produced after the war.
However, this particular yacht is a little unusual in its colour scheme, black and turquoise, and that it has terylene sails. It is generally accepted that Douglas Turner, the owner of Ailsa Yachts, retired in the late 1960's and his children decided not to carry on with the business. In the final years of production Turner used synthetic sail cloth rather than the traditional cotton. This would suggest that this yacht was made in the mid to late 1960's.
The hull paintwork is original black with a gold coachline and is in very good condition with just 2 small marks on the starboard side amidships. The wooden deck is in good condition with its original varnished finish. The deck fittings and name plaque are original. There are 2 small marks on the edge of the deck at the transom and the rubber washer normally found at the mast foot is missing. However, the overall condition suggests that this yacht has never been sailed.The sails are original terylene and apart from a "G" drawn at the head of the mainsail are in almost as new condition. All the spars, hooks and bowsies are original. The mainmast has been broken at some point in the past and has been repaired.
The stand is homemade but is included in the sale if required.
This is a really good example of a range of yachts which are now extremely collectable.
Late Model Ailsa in Near Mint condition - Sold
Length: 47cm (18.5") plus bowsprit 51cms overall Beam: 14cm (5.5") Overall height: 70cm (27.5")