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Previous Names:SCURRY, BOW-WOW
Sail Number:R41
Designer:William Fife III
Builder:Henry B. Nevins
Year Built:1925
Class: R-Class
Current Condition:Sailing
Description of Condition:Sailing the classic mediterranean circuit in Europe
Location:Southern France


LOA:40′ 1"
Weight in lbs:13000


Fifi was recently moved from Maine to France, refurbished and now sailing the classic mediterranean circuit. The yacht FIFI R 41 is an excellent example of an R Class Sloop built to the Universal Rule. FIFI was commissioned in 1924 by the American Industrialist Henry Maxwell of Larchmont, New York, to race in the Long Island Sound Fleet. Mr. Maxwell chose the celebrated William Fife III of Fairlie, Scotland to design his yacht. FIFI is Fife Design Number 735. The renowned Henry Nevins Yard of City Island, New York built her. Launched in April, 1925, FIFI made a name for herself in the R Boat Fleet of Long Island Sound. Her racing career was well documented in the New York Times and by iconic marine photographers Morris Rosenfeld, and Edwin Levick. Kathy Mansfield and Alison Langley have graced calendars, advertisements and magazines with FIFI’s images. FIFI eventually made her way to Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she was purchased in 1994 by Jim Ross. She was sailed there for twenty-four years.

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