Q & A BY GRIFF RHYS JONES – 2013
For the superyacht magazine Privatsea
Griff Rhys Jones answers questions for Privatsea Magazine about the classic wooden yacht Argyll
Q. When did you buy your yacht, and what was the process?
We bought Argyll about two years ago now. She was in a shed in Falmouth, undergoing even more maintenance, and she was already a beautifully presented vessel. I was looking for an S&S yawl of this period, having been told that they were the thing to have.
Q. What attributes were you looking for in your yacht (spaces/bedrooms/charter capability etc)
Beauty in classic yachts is a major factor. But she is also incredibly sea worthy and fast. We are doing what we can to lighten her and get her fighting fit. But it is fun to soar past modern yachts. She has taken us up a class in racing and now has to struggle with the big boys, there are very good yachts and very, very good crews now racing in her division in classic regattas. You may be surprised at how hard these exquisite international treasures are raced. I was. (more…)