Arson damages restored classic
A much admired 42ft classic yacht that had been immaculately restored over three years at Mylor Yacht Harbour in Cornwall is now back in the hands of the shipwrights after she suffered fire damage while in storage earlier this summer.
The gleaming mahogany topsides and stunning fit-out of the 1965-built Mcgruer Altricia made her a star attraction at this January’s London Boat Show. The 8 Metre cruiser-racer went into storage near the Gloucester home of owner Peter Methven OBE following the show.
But when the adjacent barn was set alight in an arson attack, Altricia suffered blistering and severe heat damage to her starboard topsides. The Mylor Yacht
Harbour team has since removed and reapplied all the varnish from the damaged side and repaired the planking.
Altricia relaunched in early August.