Projekt 8mR class

International Eight Metre Class are class of racing yachts. Eight Metre boats (often called „Eights“ or 8mR) are a construction class, meaning that the boats are not identical but are all designed to meet specific measurement formula, in this case International Rule. Before WW II Eights were the most prestigious international yacht racing class, and they are still actively raced around the world. „Eight metre“ in class name does not, somewhat confusingly, refer to length of the boat, but product of the formula. 8mR boats are on average some 15 metres long. Between 1907 and 2008 approximately 500 8mR boats were built, 177 of them have survived until today.

The International Rule was set up in 1907 to replace earlier, simpler handicap system which were often local or at best, national, and often also fairly simple, producing extreme boats which were fast but lightly constructed and impractical. The Eight Metre class was the medium size rating established under the rule and they were chosen as an Olympic class in 1908 Summer Olympics. The Eights remained in the Olympics until 1936. New, modern eights are still built utilising newest contemporary technologies, at the rate of 1-3 boats per year. During 1980s, many old sailboat classes experienced a revival of interest. The Class has undergone a renaissance which has continued to the day, with many old yachts restored or rebuilt to racing condition, and 8mrcompetition is once again thriving with 25-35 boats participating annually at the 8mR Worlds. „The International Eight Register“ includes 177 identified existing boats of a total of approximately 500 boats built from 1907 until today.
The 8 Metre is one of the potential Vintage Yachting Classes for the 2012 Vintage Yachting Games.


Enchantement IV 8mR na prodej
8 mR designed and built by Johan Anker in 1923.
The most successful 8 in France between 1924 and 1930. Many pictures and stories available from these days. Deck completely rebuilt in 2008, inboard engine Volvo 18 HP, sails and fittings new from 2002, some work to do on the hull in the next 5 years (7 metallic frames to replace). Ready to race in the Cartier – vintage class (see the picture where Enchantement beats Catina VI !)Exceptionnally easy to handle in family cruising (I usually sail just with my 15 years old daughter – other Eight’s owners don’t understand how it can be possible). I sell her with tears but I want to by a 12. What else ?!
She can be seen in France, near Auray in Brittany (3 hours from Paris by train, 4 hours by car).
Price : 150 000 €

Gemma 8mR na prodej
Ex nag – International 8 mtr.
Built in 1911 by Grenier – le Marchand of le Havre for the Marquis de Cussey.
Constructed to Lloyds A1 Standards of 10 and 12 year old mahogany, copper fastened.
Lead ballast – 3800 kilos.
Spoon bow and counter stern.
Length overall – 40 feet.
Beam – 7.7 feet.
Draught – 4.9 feet.
Originally rigged as a cutter, but presently Bermudan, the original mast being extended to facilitate this conversion. A raised cabin has been added to provide for more comfortable cruising, and a small Volvo diesel engine installed. The hull is in excellent original condition. Accommodation comprises 6 berths, flushing toilet, gas stove and sink/nav. table. Gemma can be seen ashore at Pin Mill, which is located on the river Orwell, being a short car journey from Harwich, England. Offers around L35,000 are invited, and further information can be obtained from David Bagnall, telephone number 01787 238178, email

Siris 8mR na prodej
Classic Sailing/Racing Yacht International Eight Metre
Design – Frank Morgan – Giles
Built – 1925 in Teignmouth
Name – Siris
Sail number – K3
Original owner – Sir Arthur Paget
Winner Cumberland Cup 1926
Won the Coupe de France 1936: J.D. MacGregor – Southampton 1968: A I Hardie – Home Port Rhu Early 90’s brought south from Isle of Bute by Dermot O’Brien
Mid 90’s Avia Willment 1999/2000 restored to concourse condition by Fairlie Restoration
Raced in the Med during the 20's with success, including winning the Coupe de France. Returned to the UK 30's Lived on the Isle of Bute on the Clyde up until the late 80's. In 1999/2000 she underwent a total rebuild at Fairlie Restoration on the River Hamble and has since competed successfully both at local and International events with various trophies for first and second prize. Most recent success was at the Voile de St.Tropez 1st in class.
Articles in many sailing magazines. Classic Boat ranked her in their top 200 of the most beautiful yachts in the world. She has a current rating certificate issued by the International Eight Metre Class Association and has up until 2006 had both CIM and IRC.
Depending on which class you wish to compete there is a choice of winches and sails. She comes a very expensive Lavazza racing rig ( New standing rigging 2007), spare cruising rig available, requires slight modification to fit current set up, Kevlar Race sails also available.
Neptune trophy compliant Yacht with Dacron race sails and Lavazza rig comes at 180,000 Pounds plus VAT.
Many extras to be negotiated.
Contact Avia Willment
00 44 1489 574272
Apache 8mR na prodej
Johan Anker design of 1917 and built at Anker & Jensen yard no 212 1917-1918. Measured to 2. rule in 1919 (8 N3). Current sailnumber sH 25. Flush deck. Honduras mahogany on oak frames. Hull, rigging and sail in good condition. VariProp and new (2011) Volvo Penta D1-20 with 3 year factory guaranty. Easy handling and very fast in light wind! Price EUR 135.000,-
Contact; or +47 90741118
Kind regards
Magne Brekke

Příspěvek byl publikován 30.06.2014