Type of boat – 1965 McGruer Cruiser-Racer
Refit/Work completed – Full structural, cosmetic and systems refit
When the organisers of the 2016 London Boat Show were seeking a centrepiece attraction for their ‘60’s Revival’ feature to showcase the best of that decade’s classic yacht-building, they could hardly have picked a better example than the stunning 8-M cruiser-racer ‘Altricia’.
Today, she looks as good as she did 50 years ago, sliding into the Clyde for the first time in 1965 – and it has been a professional pleasure and privilege for the Marine Team at Mylor Yacht Harbour to restore her lines and lustre during a comprehensive two year refit.
That combined turning the clock back by employing the time-served skills of our traditional shipwrights, with applying up-to-the-minute technological advances in adhesives, finishes, electronics and engineering. And the project not only ensured that this important maritime heritage endures for fresh generations – it also enabled us to invite students from Falmouth Marine School and Falmouth University to work alongside the Marine Team.
“We have the skills to match any vessel – ancient or modern – but to be entrusted with a rare classic yacht like Altricia is a real privilege,” says Mylor Yacht Harbour’s Managing Director Roger Graffy. “Our master craftsmen have decades of experience between them and a project like this allows us to nurture younger talent to make sure we take those brilliant classic skills into the future.”