Fife yachtKentra restored by Fairlie

The ongoing story of Kentra

The ongoing story of Kentra

Kentra is a little unusual in that the same family have owned her for the last 25 years. Kentra's current owners bought her, unseen, at a Sheriff's auction in Helensburgh back in 1993. After bringing her back to Hamble the restoration took 18 months, which included removing a meter of the lead keel from the aft end to balance the weight of the new machinery, engine and generators. Happily all the deck structures were serviceable and reused. Much of the interior furniture in the cabins was original and could be reused. A complete new gaff rig was constructed from Fife's drawings and additional working drawings from Theo Rye, who at that stage was our naval Architect.