The famous cutter Peggy Bawn that last raced on Dublin Bay at the 200th-anniversary harbour regatta in 2017 is up for sale with an asking price of €300k.
Northern Ireland builder John Hilditch built the 36ft G L Watson-designed cutter in 1894, and she still sails. In fact, she sails in better shape than ever, as she had a meticulous restoration completed for Hal Sisk of Dun Laoghaire in 2005. Afloat's W M Nixon wrote about the famous boatyard that built her here.
Now for sale through a UK yacht broker, she is advertised as 'quite simply the best-behaved yacht anyone had the pleasure to sail'.
With many of Victorian designer G L Watson's work now gone, it is left to Peggy Bawn to carry the flame for Watson’s groundbreaking mid-1890s work in setting the standard for moderation in sailing yacht design, work that has never been challenged – only endorsed by those who followed his lead through the 20th century, especially Olin J. Stephens, who was a self-confessed Watson fan.
More on the boat here.