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 turquoise below the waterline. The hull has been varnished which is a good indication that it was bought originally to be sailed. There are some marks especially on the bow which confirms this.
The deck is in good order although there is some varnish loss on the deck edge. The deck fittings and name plaque are original but the rubber seal around the mast is missing.
The sails are original terylene and apart from a few stains and mildew marks are in good condition with no tears or holes.
The stand is homemade and not as old as the yacht but is included in the sale if required.
Ailsas are very pretty and are now very collectable.
Late Model Ailsa in original sailed condition -Sold
Length: 42cm (16.5") plus bowsprit 46.5cms overall Beam: 13cm (5") Overall height: 61cm (24")