When the Marigold was launched, in 1892, the famous Gloriana (Herreshoff, 1891) had already introduced a new approach in yacht design, and Glen Lennox Watson was preparing the drawings of the innovative Valkyrie and Britannia (both launched in 1893). Thought a bit old fashion, she concealed some new ideas that the young Charles Nicholson had conceived: Iron straps were diagonally placed between the inner face of the planks and the frames in the region of the chain-plates, from keel to beam-shelf. She also featured a light construction lacking any lodging knees under the deck. Her strength was given by her relatively narrow beam, by the flush deck and the beautiful and strongly beamed hatches. Marigold certainly was built to race and we know that she won the Ostende week in 1896. In 1901 she average 12 knots of speed during a fast cruising passage and this feat was recorded in the log. We do know that during the 1930's the famous British actor David Niven among other famous guests, sailed on her. Nowadays Marigold has become an icon on the classic circuit thanks to a restoration in which each detail was the object of a deep historical research in order to recreate the originality that bears witness today. This work is even more commendable if we bear in mind that it was carried out following the stringent requirements of the MCA for category 2 and to Lloyds 100 A1 classification, something that she still maintains today, after regular inspections by the relevant authorities. Thanks to her perfect general condition, her importance as a vessel of historical heritage, not to be found so well recreated in any museum, you would agree that her value will raise considerably when the present crisis comes to an end!
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