ALF PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER
AMERICA
DB5
CARIAD
DUSTY
GIESHA
PUB SIGN
QUAY INN WINDOW
SCHOONER AT DAWN
SHETLAND LOCH
ST MARTIN'S CHURCH
STOBOROUGH
WATERLILLIES
TRIUMPH OF DEATH
CURRENT PROJECT

Yacht Cariad

Oil on board.

Cariad, Welsh for “sweetheart”, was the largest Arthur Payne yacht ever built (1896) and quite possibly the largest gaff ketch ever built. Commissioned for the 4th Earl of Dunraven, in May 1898 she competed in Lisbon for the ‘Vasco da Gama Cup’. It was a regatta to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Vasco Da Gama’s voyage around the Cape of Good Hope to India. Cariad achieved 1st place and returned home to the Royal Yacht Squadron with the Cup.

At Boat Asia 2010 Cariad was in magnificent condition, having undergone a full restoration in Korat, Thailand. The Cariad’s hull is constructed of teak wood laid over a steel framework. She has a length overall of 118 feet, a beam of 81 feet and a draught of 12 feet 6 inches. Powered by a 240 HP diesel engine.

Unsure where she is now, but in 2010 she was up for sale at 3.5 million USD.

 

   
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