Ar­son dam­ages re­stored clas­sic

Yachting World - - On The Wind -

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.

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