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Alfred Mylne Glen-Coats Gaff sloop 1926



Alfred Mylne Glen-Coats Gaff sloop 1926

Designer Sir Thomas Glen-Coats of Alfred Mylne
Builder McGruer & Co Ltd Clynder
Date 1926
Length overall 34 ft 1 in / 10.4 m
Length deck 34 ft 1 in / 10.4 m
Length waterline 24 ft 7 in / 7.5 m
Beam 6 ft 6 in / 1.97 m
Draft 5 ft 4 in / 1.63 m
Displacement 4 Tonnes
Construction Carvel mahogany planking on oak frames
Engine Aquapella 24 V inboard
Location France
Price GBP 39,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



Anyone who has recently taken part in the Vintage Class at the Mediterranean classic regattas knows that to ignore DUET is to do so at your peril. She is extremely competitive in this prestigious class, already with many class wins to her credit. Easy both to sail and maintain, DUET has to be an exciting option for anyone wanting to classic race, frankly with less effort and less crew but with more than a chance when sailed well of taking silverware.



DUET was designed by Sir Thomas Glen-Coats and built by the renowned Scottish yard McGruer & Co in 1926 to compete in the International 6-Metre class.

Thomas Glen-Coats after completing his apprenticeship worked as a naval architect with Alfred Mylne, specialising in the metre classes and producing some wonderful race-winning yachts. Born into the famous Coats thread dynasty of Paisley, he owned many yachts which he had designed himself. Considered an illustrious designer in his own right, his most famous victory was winning the gold medal for Great Britain in the 1908 Olympics; that race contested in his home waters of the Clyde. Sailing HERA, Glen-Coats pushed the Alfred Mylne designed yacht MOUCHETTE into silver medal position, thus securing an immortal Olympics one-two for A. Mylne & Co.

Following the war DUET became a “Q Class” handicap cruiser-racer with the addition of her attractive cuddy / cabin and interior accommodation etc. She was subsequently restored by the International College of Boatbuilding and displayed at the London Boat Show as an exemplar of their work and skill. In more recent years she has had refits by leading Lymington boat builders Steve Etheridge and Neville Hutton.

In 2011 DUET took overall victory in the Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival, held annually on the Isle of Wight, in which 150 plus gaff rig yachts took part. Then on her way down to the Mediterranean she competed in and won the Open Championship for International Classic 6mR Class at La Trinite-sur-Mer. Since then she has raced from her Cannes base, winning several races including the Yacht Club de France “Coupe d’Automne” in 2012 and the Vintage Class overall at Les Voiles d’Antibes in 2013. In 2014, she was 3rd in Les Voiles d’Antibes and 2nd at the Régates Royales Cannes. DUET has a 2014 CIM certificate, APM 245 and is also 6mR certificated with bermudan rig. An extensive selection of original drawings is available from the Alfred Mylne design archive.



- Carvel mahogany splined planking on oak frames
- Teak deck
- Mahogany trunk cabin, cockpit and interior joinery


Deck equipment and ground tackle

- 7 x Harken bronze winches incl 2 x 'pancake', period bronze primaries with modern internals
- Harken genoa tracks and cars
- Harken mainsheet traveller cars etc
- Kedge anchor with fast drop web reel
- Over boom cockpit cover
- Deck/ hull custom cover for storage and transit


Accommodation and domestic equipment

- 2 x single berths
- Single burner spirit stove
- Stainless steel sink
- WC


Rig, spars and sails

- Hollow Douglas fir main and spruce topmast by Noble Spars
- Spruce boom
- 2 x spruce spinnaker poles by Collars
- Stainless steel standing rigging

Sails; lightly used racing wardrobe to CIM requirements, i.e. period cut material and design

- Mainsail
- No 1 Drifter
- No 1 Genoa
- No 2 Genoa
- No 3 Genoa
- AP Spinnaker
- Spinnaker


Mechanical and electrical

- Bellman BV Aquapella electric inboard 24 V engine
- Shaft driven c/w disc brake
- Fixed 2-blade propeller and alternative custom made 3 bladed feathering Max prop type
- 2 x 12 V batteries in series
- 1 x Manual bilge pump
- 2 x Electric bilge pumps of which one is auto with float


Navigation equipment

- Tacktick system including boat speed, depth, wind data incl direction and speed
- 2 x Compasses


Storage / travelling cradle

DUET comes with her own custom made steel cradle for either storage or transport


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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