Altair, the benchmark yacht built in 1931 by William Fife III at Fairlie, Scotland on the Clyde estuary. It is not a regatta yacht, but was commissioned and built for cruising.
William Fife was 75 years old when he designed the Altair for Capt. MacCaw, who wanted to visit the southern seas, although the boat didnt go past the Bay of Biscay while it belonged to him. It also stayed close to the British coast with her next owner, Walter Runciman. However, under her subsequent owner William Green-Smith, she eventually got the chance to sail the southern seas.
Restored by Southampton Yacht Service in 1987, it was Albert Obrist, a Swiss, who commissioned the restoration on the condition that the original model was kept to as closely as possible. This kit features a plank-on-frame construction, and is presented in a luxury box for easy access and sorting during construction. This premium kit includes numerous fittings in brass and/or plastic for a museum quality finish. This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, though the Altair.
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