Updated Jan 2013
Integrity is a classic cruise racer based on an 1880 design and made of larch on oak with copper and bronze fittings. This £300,000 superyacht is one of the most beautiful vessels in the world. It is a spectacular 43ft gentleman’s yacht, which recalls the Victorian era of craftsmanship.
The superyacht has gorgeous woodwork, gleaming varnish, and polished brass. It is impressively designed by Bere Ferrers-based Stirling and Son. The maker of this superyacht says that it will be easily found sailing on the waters because of its uniqueness.
One of the designers, Will Stirling, has studied at Eton College with Prince William, for whom he gifted a hand-built, 12ft traditional wooden dinghy as a wedding present. The rowing boat priced £6,000 was later donated to the school.
It has an 11ft beam, a 7ft 6in draft, and a displacement of 21 tons as well as a sail area of 2,000 square feet. However, it doesn’t have a stateroom, a powerful engine, sophisticated electronics, or even a comfortable bunk.
Integrity was built by Mr Stirling with a handful of seasoned craftsmen. Mr Stirling, from Tavistock, presented commemorative plaques to shipwrights Ted Luck, Richard Shilling, Andy Cornish, and John Gallagher.