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1991 Elephant Boatyard Aero-rig Cruiser

United Kingdom


FLY was the original Aerorig fast cruising yacht designed by America’s Cup designer Ian Howlett and built by Tom Richardson at the Elephant Boatyard on the River Hamble. She is clearly very practical as an ocean going yacht, both in terms of the seamanlike systems above/below decks and their suitability for long passages and/or sailing in remote areas. The high specification this 'mini superyacht' was built to is self evident from the quality of the stainless steel fabrications, the custom Hyduron (military spec. aluminium bronze) propeller shaft and sea cocks. The walnut joinery and cabinet work was completed by the late Paul Litton, who individually selected the trees from which the interior was built. The design, engineering detail and finish in its day were second to none which was reflected in her build cost some twenty years ago, of over two million pounds.


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: €420,000
Boat Name: FLY
Make: Elephant Boatyard
Model: Aero-rig Cruiser
Year: 1991
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Elephant Boatyard
Designer: Ian Howlett
Construction: Other


Length: 71 ft / 21.64 m
Beam: 5'6 ft / 1.67 m
Max Draft: 3'6 ft / 1.07 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Mercedes
  • Model: MTU 6 Cylinder
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 240hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1200


Boat Class: Cruisers, Motorsailers

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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