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1937 Fife 8 Metre

Maple Bay, Canada


Great opportunity to purchase a classic 8 Metre.  "Concerto" designed and built by William Fife in 1937 she was originally launched as "Felma".  She is design # 821 making her the last Fife 8 Metre design.  Now "Concerto" she is offered for sale by knowledgeable and responsible owners.  "Concerto" is, one of only two "Rule 3" Fife 8 metre's.  

Notable Features and Information:

  • Yanmar 2GM20 Engine
  • Original Spruce Mast
  • Significant Rebuild in 1994
  • Completely Open Clean Tidy Interior 

Basic Boat Info

Price: C$125,000
Boat Name: "Concerto"-Originally "Felma"
Make: Fife
Model: 8 Metre
Year: 1937
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: William Fife and Sons
Designer: William Fife
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 48 ft
Length Of Deck: 48 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 2GM20F
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 20hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1992


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers, Sloop, Antique and Classics


Brian Huse
Fraser Yacht Sales Ltd.


Fraser Yacht Sales Ltd.
1818 Maritime Mews Granville Island
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6H 3X2
Tel:(250) 516 4393

Design Brief

"Concerto" designed and built in 1937 by William Fife and Sons in Fairlie Scotland is one of two 3rd rule Fife 8 metre's ever built.  She has a varied past both racing and cruising with various different owners.  Originally names "Felma" she was named "Concerto" in 1953 and has sailed as "Concerto" ever since.   

She is a full displacement traditional racing sail boat built to The International Rule.  Still flourishing in many areas around the world; the 8 Metre class has tradition and history dating back to the early 1900's.  

  • Original Triple Spreader Spruce Mast
  • Major Re-Fit by Jespersen Boat Works in 1994/95
  • Harken Deck Gear
  • Yanmar Diesel Inboard Engine


Hull and Constuction
  • 7 /8" Thick seam-splined-carvel planked Honduras Mahogany planks
  • Sawn oak frames o ~ 22" centers with
  • Intermediate bent elm frames
  • Fir bilge stringers
  • Oak stem, keelson, floors,
  • Oak mast step,
  • Black iron fabricated lodging knees
  • Fiberglass sheathed ¼" marine fir plywood over spruce strips
  • Transverse sawn fir deck beams
Deck Gear, Rigging and Sails
  • Original Spruce Triple Spreader Mast
  • 1x19 SS Standing Rigging
  • Wooden Boom
  • Lewmar and Barlow Winches
  • Harken Sail Tracks and Deck Blocks
  • Suitable Running Rigging
  • Aluminum Spinnaker Pole
  • Mainsail
  • Racing Genoas
  • Spinnakers

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Foreign flagged vessels are Not Offered For Sale while in Canada.  Canadian vessels are Not Offered For Sale while outside of Canada

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