£500 DISCOUNT OFFERED! if Piccolino stays and races in the Clyde.
The Piper One Design is a beautiful Classic day sailer, designed 50 years ago for club racing in the Firth of Clyde. Piccolino, one of the last to be built, is in excellent condition, and has raced successfully for many years.
Designed in 1966 by David Boyd as a grp replacement for the traditional Clyde day racers (e.g. the Loch Long and Gareloch classes), the lines of the Piper have considerable similarity to those of Sceptre, the 1958 Americas Cup challenger, also designed by David Boyd.
58 Pipers were built in Scotland over a ten year period, and Piccolino was one of the last batch to be built. More recently, a small number of Pipers were built by Cornish Crabbers in a mould taken from one of the early Pipers, and this forms the basis for the current Rustler 24.
Piccolino has been raced regularly and successfully for most of her 40 year life. In recent years, while her current owner has been away ocean cruising, she has been stored ashore on her trailer, under a tailored winter cover.
Being one of the youngest in the fleet and having been ashore for 10 of the last 15 years, she is in very good condition.
- Strongly built GRP yacht with encapsulated lead keel
- Full suit of sales including spinnaker and roller genoa
- Proctor Mast (original) with SS rigging
- All woodwork is teak, scrubbed rather than varnished: no maintenance needed!
- CQR Anchor
- Outboard Bracket and Long Shaft Seagull engine
- Tailored winter cover
- Four wheel braked road trailer