This Ailsa is one of the largest of the yachts produced by Turners of Largs in the 1930's. They are rare as the majority of Ailsa production was in the 14 to 21 inch range.
This particular yacht has been sailed extensively.
Alas her sailing days are now over. The mast has at some point been repaired and there are a couple of hairline cracks in the deck so she is now offered for display.
The hull is hollowed pine with a separate deck. The paintwork is original and in good condition with just a few marks and some paint loss on the ballast. The name "Endeavour II" has been painted on the bows but this is not likely to have been done in production.
The deck has its original varnish but there are some small holes where deck fittings have been moved. All the deck fittings are original including a small faux cabin top. The nameplaque is perfect and shows "Ailsa Yacht Guaranteed Clyde Built"
The sails have the lovely blue stripe which Ailsa sometimes used in the 1930's. They have a few stains and there are some holes in the mainsail.
Ailsa yachts of this size are very rare and very decorative.
The stand is oak but is relatively modern. It is included in the sale if required.
Rare 1930's Ailsa Pond Yacht -Sold
Length: 70cm (27.5") plus bowsprit 75cms overall Beam: 14.5cm (5.75") Overall height: 101cm (39.75")