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Tintoo VI, formerly Gabrielle III, is an iconic design from the masters Sparkman & Stephens and built by McGruer to their very high standards. She has been skipper-owned since her commissioning, and is said to sail beautifully with an ease of handling and surefootedness often attributed to S&S designs.

The McGruer boatbuilding family has been building boats since the 11th century, and they’re stil going strong as a consultancy today. Their heyday has spanned from the 1920s to 1990s in the yards at Clynder and Rosneath, with classics such as Al Malika for the Sultan of Zanzibar, the Gareloch One Design Class, launches for the Royal Yacht Britannia, and eight metre cruisers and racing yachts.

These were followed by lightweight cold-moulded wooden racing boats and highly successful pilot, patrol and survey vessels.

In the 1990s McGruer & Co. established the largest Lloyds-approved glass reinforced plastic mould shop in Scotland, laying up hulls from 5 to 20 metres in single skin.

Tintoo VI has benefitted well from here builder’s long history of fine craft, and the beautiful lines of an S&S design. Her construction consists of a wooden hull, with Khaya mahogany planking above and below the waterline. Fastening materials and frames are of Iroko and the floors and superstructure are of teak. The interiors are planked with white painted or varnished mahogany and all interior furniture is teak.

Her owners have maintained her well her entire life, and she’s received a continuing list of upgrades throughout.

She is currently in Genova, Italy and listed at $376K USD.

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