"Tern" 1897 Classic Yacht - Restoration Case Study

Below are details of our restoration work on Tern, a Belfast Lough 25 classic wooden yacht designed by WM Fife in 1897.

Built by Carrick Fergus Ireland, as one of nine built to race by gentlemen of the era. All this class were named after sea birds. Only three remain to this day and two have passed through our yard.

Brought to our yard in 1994, originally to have her counter repaired - returned in 1996 for total restoration back to original design work and was completed to be ICYA competitive for 2000. Tern consumed 4 trees of Larch, together with hand chosen Afromosia White Oak and Teak.

We race prepared Tern for the 2000 & 2001 Isle of Wight Rally.

Restoration of Belfast 1897
  What have we let ourselves in for this time - no Stem! A bag of bones - wood burner or not? We think not!

And still more to come out

An insight after one year

Come on the tide’s coming!
A nice day to get wet, at last back in the water

Taking up!


Click the following link for another example of our work - the Yohanssen Restoration.



Telephone: +44 (0)1872 863 708

Fax: +44 (0)1872 870 504

Email: enquiry@oceanyachtcompany.com

Address: Penpol Boatyard, Penpol, Truro, Cornwall TR3 6RT, England UK.

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