"Eileen II" is one of the most beautiful yachts in the world. She was designed by Alfred Mylne and built on the Clyde for the Glasgow tobacco magnate Robert French, a leading yachtsman of his day. Eileen was among the most beautiful yachts of her time when she was delivered from her builders in Glasgow in 1934.
There are only two or three classic yachts of her size in Northern Europe and she is unique in Norwegian waters, where she currently lies.
She was perfectly restored to the original condition in 1986 and the following year at the Classic Yacht Rally Imperia (Italy) she received the award for the best interpreter of tradition thanks to her largely original interior and deck details.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Alexander Stephens & Sons, Glasgow
Designer: Alfred Mylne
LOA: 92 ft 0 in
Beam: 16 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 11 ft 7 in
Engine Brand: 1 x 284 HP CAT
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Fresh Water Tanks: (439)
Fuel Tanks: (483)
Dimensions / General info.
LOA - 28m / 92ft Beam - 4.9m/16ft Max Draft - 3.45m/11.07ft Displacement - 180 tons approx
Designer - Alfred Myln Builder - Stephen & Son Year of build - 1934 Clasification - American Bureau of Shipping Hull - Teak / Steel frames
Cabins - 1 Master - 1 Double - 1 Twin - 1 Single
Accommodation 7 guests in 4 x cabins Cruising Guest Certified for 30 guests at sea Crew 4 crew in 2 x cabins
General All cabins fitted with electrical brass lamps; switches; 4 x Gold plated lamps in saloon – 1995 Master Stateroom Double Berth and en-suite facilities Guest Staterooms One Double, One twin and one single cabin, all with hand basin, sharing toilet and shower Main Saloon The main saloon improved in 1995 by a settee on the port side forward and starboard bulkhead was then remade. This work has been made in the same style and craftsmanship as the old and it will not be noted that this is a new addition. A nice open fireplace has been fitted. This is a Jøtul cast iron retracted fireplace which has been gold plated. There is a lovely dining table on starboard
Interior / Galley / Equipement
Galley /Pantry • Gas cooker and oven • Refrigerator • Freezer
Gas installation 1 x Cooker Le Chef, 4 burners 2008, is of approved maritime type w/automatic shut off if gas flame goes out Gas bottles are located in a teak box on deck Gas installation is certificated by approved company Gas hoses are being replaced this year and will be every 3 years 1 x Leak tester is mounted in the box on deck 1 x Fan for ventilation of the gas bilges is mounted under cabin sole in galley 1 x Gas alarm will be fitted in 2009 1 x Cooler for fridge and freezer 24V 1986 1 x Fridge UPO 24V 2006
Mechanical / Electrical
Engines 1 x 284 HP Caterpillar 3306T, new 1995 & fitted to Twin disc gear Gearbox 2.48:1 reconditioned in 2007 with flexible coupling between shaft and gear Oil Spill Pump Under the engine to pump into 20 l can Engine Room Ventilated by electrical fan & skylight Exhaust 1 x Stainless Steel System and rubber hose Rubber flaps outside the outlets, avoids flooding Propellers 1 x 5 Blade, 32"diametre bronze Propeller Shaft 70 mm stainless steel; drawn spring 2005 (next in 2010)
Generators & Electricity 1 x Onan 12 kW - 220 V 1995
Electricity Approved by Storm Elektro/Br. Davidsen
Batteries 1 x Generator Start – 12 V (2006) 1x Gel Service battery - 24V – 600ahrs (2003) VHF battery, Gel 12 volts - 90 ahrs 2004 Shore charger for main batteries, Mastervolt 4V - 50 amps 2009 Good
Shore Charger Ladac Dual charger for Generator batteries and VHF batteries: 12 v -10 amps Optima 800 starter batteries 24 V
Charger 12 v -10 amps Ladac Dual charger for generator batteries and VHF batteries
Generator Start: 12 volts
Engine Alternator 1 24 v - 60 amps
Engine Alternator 2 24 v - 35 amps 1995 Mastervolt
Fusebox / Fuses 12/220
Heating 2 x Hot air blowers to distribute hot air throughout yacht
Water Heater 1 x Webasto, diesel central heater (water) 11,6 Kw located in engine room It heats the warm water when engine is not running or shore powered.
Central Heater Fans 2 x Ardic central heater fans 2 x 10 Kw 2006
Fire Place Jøtul Cast Iron Fireplace, gold plated 1994
Sewage System 1 x 200 litre tank w/ automatic emptying system with dual pumps
Hot Water System 1 x Tank; 220 v 80 litres 1.8 kW
Toilet System 2 x Toilets Orvea 79 manual Ocean aft w/discharges direct overboard 2002 In case of flooding the water goes into shower basin which empties into the waste water tank and thus pumped out 1 x Electric toilet Orvea 79 Ocean fwrd w/ discharges direct overboard or in sewage tank of 200 litres
Fuel Centrifuge/Separator 1 x Dual Diesel Filter System which allows filter change whilst engine is running
Fuel Level Monitoring Through transparent “glass” tube
Other: 1 x Jøtul Cast Iron Fireplace, gold plated S 80 1994
Sails / Rigging
Mast Height 27m Sail Total Area 280 sq.m Sails- Full Set Carat - Creme Terylene, 1996 in fair condition Topsail Topsail from 2004 in good condition Spars Laminated spruce, revarnished 2008 Spar Fittings Steel and re-galvanised 1994-96 Rig Gaff ketch Standing Rigging Stainless steel all new in 2008 Blocks Wood w/ galvanized fittings Running Rigging Mainly polyester, constantly being renewed Ballooner Pole Spruce
Sheet / Halyard Winches
1 x Pcs Lewmar selftailing, bronze finish st 65 1986/2000
2 x Pcs Lewmar selftailing, bronze finish st 55 1986/2000
4 x Pcs Lewmar selftailing, bronze finish st 48 1994/2000
2 x Pcs Lewmar selftailing, bronze finish st 46 1986/2000
2 x Pcs Lewmar selftailing, bronze finish st 44 1986/2000
2 x Pcs Lewmar selftailing, bronze finish st 43 1986/2000
2 x Pcs Lewmar selftailing, bronze finish st 36 1986/2000
Guardrail stanchions Bronze 1994 Main & mizzen horse Bronze 1995 David fittings Bronze 1995
TENDERS 1 x Clinker replica dinghy, approx 1999, cedar & mahogany, 4hp Yamaha ANCHOR & MOORING SYSTEM 1 x Main anchor is a 200 lb Hall's self stowing anchor 1 x 180 lb CQR kedge anchor 1 x Stud link chain of 9/16"/130 m 1 x Anchor windlass 24 volt serviced 2006 1 x Anchor-rope, polyester plait 130 m 24 mm
BOARDING ARRANGEMENTS 1 x Boarding ladder Teak / bronze-stainless fittings Good
Compass Cook Automatic Pilot Robertson AP 300x Depth Sounder 1 x B&G, 2003 Radar 1 x Raymarine C120; 2005 Navigator 1 x Raystar 125 DGPS 1 x Shipmate 1995 GPS 1 x GPS; 2005 Weather Fax 1 x Furuno 108 1986/1996 (cannot be used in Norway Log 1 x B&G; 2003 Wind Instruments 1 x B&G and 2 x Central Repeaters Navigation Lights yes installed 2001
VHF Shipmate 2005 SSB Skanti TRP, 400 w 1986/1996
Safety / Fire Fighting Equipement
Safety 1 x Liferaft no 1 Offshore Viking 16 p 2005 Good 1 x Liferaft no 2, inshore open Viking 35 p 2000 Good 1 x Liferaft no 3, inshore open Dufor 35 p 2009 Good 40 x Life jackets 1994/2005 Good 4 x Lifebuoys 2000 Good Flares, as required by the Norwegian Ship Control
Fire Fighting Equipment 1 x Autronica BX-7 alarm central, smoke, heat and bilge water sensors, 1994 1 x Inergen fire extinguish system for the engine room 2006 10 x Pcs Fire extinguishers Powder 1996/2003
Passenger certificate flares are as required by the Norwegian Ship Control – they are in Good condition and checked annually
'Eileen II' is one of the most beautiful yachts in the world. There are only two or three classic yachts of her size in Northern Europe and she is unique in Norwegian waters. She was launched in 1934 as 'Albyn,' towards the end of the Golden Age of the classic yachts. Scotland and the Clyde had been international leaders in the design and building of these graceful craft and there is no finer pedigree than that of Alfred Mylne, pupil of the illustrious G. L. Watson, and the shipyard of Stephens of Linthouse on the Clyde. Officially described as an auxiliary engined gaff-rigged ketch, she is 92 foot long overall and 82 foot on deck and was originally fitted with an eight litre Gleniffer paraffin engine.
She was built for the Glasgow tobacco magnate Robert French, a leading yachtsman of his day. The Lloyds register of 1936 shows him not only as a member of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club but also as Commodore of both the Royal Cruising Club and the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club of Cowes. He raced both successfully on the Clyde, and at Cowes and she was on the Solent when the war broke out in 1939, sailing for Dunkirk for the evacuation in 1940.
In 1947 she was purchased by the wife of the Italian Publisher Mr. Feltrinelli and renamed 'Gialese' (her christian name) and retained Southampton as Port of Registry, although she was sailed to the Mediterranean and her home port became Porto Santo Stefano in Italy.
The Feltrinelli family kept 'Gialesa' until the death of Mrs. Feltrinelli in 1983 when she was subsequently put up for sale at Sotheby's in London.
An industrialist with interests in a well known Italian shipyard purchased her, and the yacht underwent a major refit over a period of eighteen months. She was launched once again in the summer of 1986, perfectly restored to the original condition, and now named 'Galashiel' with Montrose (Scotland) as her Port of Registry. The name was chosen as homage to the Scottish region where she had been built in 1934.
At the Classic Yacht rally Imperia (Italy) in 1987 'Galashiel' received the award for the best interpreter of tradition thanks to her largely original interior and deck details.
In the summer of 1993 Erling Storm from Norway bought her and sailed here to Oslo .At the Risör Wooden Boat festival on the 7th of August that same year, Arja Sayjonmaa gave the boat the name Eileen II.
"Eileen II" is a 92' gaff ketch with counter stern and spoon bow with a short bowsprit. She is built as a yacht with teak hull planking and teak deck on steel frames and beams.
Survey History Last survey of "Eileen II" was on the 8th October 2008 at Oslo Port at Sjursøya, finishing 27th February 2009. Previously surveys: • September 25th 2006 hauled out at Oslo Port Authority, Sjursøya. • The rig was taken down. • October 20th 2000 afloat at Holmen Yachtverft, Oslo • May 1996 hauled out at Kavringen, Oslo • March 1996 laid up in the water at Holmen Yachtverft, Oslo • September 26th 1995 on a short sail in the inner Oslofjord • The boat has had winter cover in the winter season, Nov-April.
Hull - frames and planking The hull is composite built with steel frames and Teak planking. The 2¼" teak planking is fastened to the frames with bronze bolts. The planks are butted on steel straps. Planks are fastened in the rabbet with bronze screws.
Valuation "Eileen II" has been very well kept since purchase and has undergone a fair amount of renewals and repairs and thus brought to a higher standard than when bought. "Eileen II" is in very good condition, both hull and technical, and should keep or increase her value if well maintained.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.