Change the perspective, the elegance remains. Mariquita flies like a butterfly


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10488069_810429582323490_6277990401053115529_nAn unusual photo, taken from above, depicting the auric cutter Mariquita in all its glory. It seems to fly over the water, like a butterfly. A moment stolen from Mariquita, the only 19 m S.I. sailor of the six built (Cecile, Corona, Ellinor. Mariquita, Norada, Octavia). During the 1920s these kinds of boats were outclassed by the 12 m S.I. (which are holding their world championship in Barcelona and will end on July 19). Mariquita combines velocisitic qualities with very comfortable cruising interiors, with four cabins and crew quarters. The cutter went through numerous changes of ownership until in 2004 it was taken over and restored by a group of shipowners at Fairlie Restoraration, the English shipyard in Hamble, near Southampton. Mariquita à constructed of composite, teak planking on metal framework.


Mariquita has been participating in the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge in the Big Boat category for years, so you might meet her in the Mediterranean during one of the stages of the classic boat circuit. Upcoming dates are Mahon the last week of August, Imperia Sept. 10-14, and Cannes Sept. 23-27. At the moment, Mariquita, after the Antibes and Argentario regattas, is ahead of everyone in its Big Boat category.

Photo by Juerg Kaufmann




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