A unique opportunity to acquire one of the earliest classic yachts afloat.
Sorceress a 60ft Gaff Cutter designed and built by Arthur E Payne in 1878 for Captain Lynch Staunton a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron.
Captain Lynch Staunton also owned Mermaid 1860 built by Arthur Paynes father Alfred.
Sorceress was launched in the year of Alfreds death so one could imagine her being on the cusp of the evolution of yacht design with Arthur Payne going on to produce yachts such as Cariad, Javelin, Wayward and Artemis.
At 60ft LOD 13ft Beam and 9ft 6ins Draft, Sorceress is a very hand... read more