Altair on the Clyde


Commissioned in 1929 by Captain Guy H MacCaw whose brief to William Fife was simply: build a sound, safe cruiser, safe to go to the south seas islands in with no anxiety . Fife was then 73 years old and this would be one of his last large yachts. She was restored at Southampton Yacht Services from 1985-87 by skipper Paul Goss and one of the Fairlie Restorations creators, Albert Obrist. ALTAIR truly set the standard for all subsequent classic yacht restorations. She spent time in a yard again in 1999 at Cantieri Beconcini in La Spezia, Italy, under the ownership of a Spanish banker, and was a regular at the Med. regattas often seen fighting with the schooners, Mariette and Orion and the ketch, Thendara . In 2005 Altair was sold and was seen out again on the Mediterranean circuit giving Mariette a good run for her money.

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  • Limited edition of 175 prints
  • IRIS print individually produced (see quality)
  • Aquarelle Arches 640gms Rough watercolour paper
  • Signed numbered and titled by the artist in pencil
  • Embossed with artists stamp
  • Available in 2 image sizes – Standard – 585mm x 395mm, Small- 430mm x 290mm
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • Free returns, be safe in the knowledge that if for any reason you are not satisfied with your print we will reimburse you, or perhaps you decided to change this is also free of charge.

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