MARIQUITA is one of the most iconic yachts in the history of the sport and her career spanning over a century is one of the great maritime stories.
Designed and built for industrialist Arthur Stothert by William Fife III, she was launched in 1911 at Fairlie on the Clyde in Scotland. MARIQUITA combined Fife’s design with the high build quality of his celebrated yard.
The 19m Class is slightly smaller than most Big Class cutters and fulfilled the aspiration to have a matched class of big cutters. As a racer she held a distinguished place within her class and won the King’s Cup.
It took 3 years at Fairlie Restorations to restore the yacht to match the original structural requirements of the class. MARIQUITA was rebuilt to Lloyd’s Register and to her 1912 configuration which provided some speed enhancement over the initial design of 1911.