Tai-Mo-Shan sailing off Turkey in June 2006. CLICK for more pictures
1933 classic teak 54ft Bermudan racing ketch with great history.
Refit in 2004.
Beam: 12ft 2in 3.7m Draught: 9ft 2in 2.79m
Sail area: 1319 sq ft 123 sq m Draught: 9ft 2in 2.79m
Displacement: 24181 kg Lying: afloat Kusadasi TR
Builders: Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd 1933 Designers: H.S. Rouse & E. Cock
Construction: Teak hull with 1933 steel floors, camphor and ipol frames, one-piece camphor stem, yacal sternpost, teak keelson. Teak decks. Hull painted soft white with terracotta-cooured trim in 2004. Chain plates re-inforced in 2004.
Rig: Bermudan ketch, spruce masts, constructed by Berthon, stainless steel standing rigging.
Sails: Mainsail, mizzen sail, No. 1 yankee, No. 2 yankee, working jib, storm jib, staysail, No.2 staysail, spinnaker and cruising 'chute.
Engine: Hyundai four cylinder 85 hp [63Kw] diesel, fitted 2004, raw water cooled, giving a cruising speed of 7 knots and maximum speed of 10 knots. Exhaust and cooling systems renewed in 2004. New alternators for five new 24V and 12V batteries. Fuel tank 545 litres [120gal]. Generator.
Deck gear: Stainless steel guard rails. Four Genoa winches by Lewmar, Goiot winches on main mast and mizzen, main halyard winch designed and constructed by Camper & Nicholsons. Francis electric anchor windlass. CQR 27kg [60lb] bower anchor with 100m of studlink chain. CQR 20kg [45lb] kedge anchor with extensive array of warps and fenders. Deck lighting. Boarding ladder.
Instruments and electrical system: Lilley & Reynolds compass, Clipper Duet log and depth sounder, VHF radio, global positioning by satellite, navigation lights and anchor light.
Safety gear: Liferaft, lifelines, life buoys, life jackets, safety harnesses, fire extinguishers, three bilge pumps.
Accommodation and domestic equipment: Mahogany construction, converted as a gentleman's yacht in La Rochelle, France, for her present owner. Teak cabin sole, upholstery in Turkish tapestry fabric with paisley pattern. Galley varnished in 2004 and fitted with dark grey marble worktops, offers built-in refrigerator, Plastimo stainless steel gas cooker, 240V ring main, pressurised water supply from three tanks. Heads were fitted in 2004 with newly-veneered cupboards, marble surfaces, a Jabsco sea lavatory and a restored antique wash basin. Second head in forward cabin.
Tai-Mo-Shan, is a rare yacht with a remarkable history, chosen in 2007 as the yacht FERNANDO in the 2008 Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan film Mamma Mia.
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