Sailing yachts

Scottish Islands One Design

(REF: 18131)


  • Designer: Mylne, Alfred
  • Builder: McGruers, Clynder, Scotland
  • Year: 1929
  • Location: Argyll
  • Length on deck: 28'
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage: 5

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Wooden Ships Comments of this scottish islands one design 

The Scottish Islands Class One Design, designed by Alfred Mylne,  was built by McGruer’s for the very competitive racing fleet and as a coastal cruiser for the west coast and the islands.   From 1995 this boat was fully restored by the present owner and was relaunched in 2003.  Only 12 Islanders were ever built, 5 in 1929, another 5 pre-war ,1 in 1959 and the latest one in 2000. Her current owner has chosen not to re-install an engine but they were designed to have an inboard.


ConstructionScottish Islands One Design



Carvel pitch pine planking on Canadian rock elm bent timbers.   Copper and bronze fastened.

Lead keel with bronze keel bolts.  The hull was sheathed with epoxy coated woven cloth  during the refit to a professional standard under the direction of a professional boatbuilder.  The wood keelson, stem, sternpost and transom were all replaced.


Decks and cockpit

Deck beams and carlins replaced in the ’95 – ’03 refit.  Also new ply deck, epoxy sheathed.



Mahogany coamings with sheathed ply coachroof deck.




Rig   Bermudan sloop  (Sail No 4)




Mainsail and jib.  New when relaunched in 2003, made by Gayle Heard, Tollesbury.

Total sail area 418 sq ft/39 sq m.

Solid spruce mast, made by A. Garland during the refit.   Stainless steel standing rigging and chain plates.






2 /3 berths.

There are 2 full length ‘Pullman’ berths  which fold up when not in use.   Seating below with full sitting headroom.   A 3rd berth is possible under the foredeck.

Lockers under the cockpit seats are accessed from the rear of the cabin.

Drawer for navigation materials.  Food storage bin.



Henderson manual bilge pump

10kg Bruce anchor, chain and warp.


These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.