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MOYANA 1926

Year1926 May
International RuleSecond Rule
Current Statusdisintegrated in Noirmoutier (France)
DesignerW. & R.B. Fife
BuilderW. Fife & Son
Construction/Hull#742
Beam3.70 m.
Sail Area198 sq.m.
Construction
Original OwnerWilfred Leuchars
Original NameMOYANA
Other NamesAmity (1929)
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportGreenock
Original Sail NumberK 3
Other Sail NumbersK 5
Owner Details & History

Built according to International Second Rule

1926 - 1928 Wilfred Leuchars - name: MOYANA - home port: Greenock - rig: Bermudan cutter - sister boat to Modesty, Moyana was designed and built at Fairlie for Wilfred Leuchars, who lived in Natal, who was a partner in a firm of London solicitors- Hunt, Leuchars and Hepburn. William was asked to go to London to meet Leuchars and discuss requirements for his new boat. Notes of extras discussed and requested were made on the Piccadilly Hotel notepaper. The covering for the cushions had to be "something like the tapestry in the Piccadilly Hotel!" Mr. Leuchars was obviously a creature of habit. He kept the boat for two years, and then in 1928 he ordered another, Moyana II? (Fast and Bonnie). She was a winner in the first two seasons

1929 - 1930 W. Charles Tozer - new name: AMITY

1931 H.K. Neale 1932 Lt. Comdr. E.A. Pearce

1932 - 1933 Jean Roubaud - home port: Marseille (France - engine installed 1932

1935 - 1938 Emile Vidal - home port: Marseille and Cannes

1939 - 1949 Georges Levet - home port: Cannes - On the 23rd August 1944 the German Army destroyed all the yachts mooerd in the Cannes harour; the two Twelve Metres moored in the marina, Roxana and Amity, were sedriously damaged; the French designer François Camatte was requested to draft an expertise evaluating the war damages; the study has been tbe object of the Camatte report dated February 24, 1945.

1950 disappeared from Lloyd's Register "The original Moyana ended her sailing days as Amity in a mud berth on the Isle of Noirmoutier just off the coast of South Brittany. After lying in a mud berth for some years in the "Cimiti're de Bateaux" at Noirmoutier, a Fife enthusiast decided to restore her. Unfortunately it was decided to lift her out of the mud with a crane, and she promptly disintegrated. All that remains is the lead keel and a beam from the boat bearing the Lloyds specification number. (Fast and Bonnie).

Mr François Ramoger, the grandson of the French builder and designer François Camatte, reports that Camatte had designed a new sailplan for Amity ex Moyana for the owner mr. Rosignol; the year and other details are unknown.


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