A CLASSIC Fairlie yacht which was built at the famous Fife boatyard is up for sale for £89,500.

Built in the Bay Street yard in 1936, the Peregrine is being marketed by Sandeman Yacht Company in Dorset and sports the famous Fife dragon motif.

The brokers, the Sandeman Yacht Company, said: "Among the designs of Fairlie built yachts by William Fife III himself, were a handful by some competing designers such as GL Watson, Alfred Mylne and OM Watts - the latter responsible for Peregrine.

"Suffice to say she has retained her original qualities in spades some 80 years on as a sea-kindly cruising yacht for the benefit and pleasure of any future owner."

Currently based in Hamble in Hampshire, the vessel was bought by her current owner in 1998 and has cruised extensively in English Channel waters.

Prior to that she had been owned by a Swiss national and domiciled in Greece for four years.

The Peregrine has had several refits over the years.

In 2001-02, she had a new solid teak deck laid, while in 2007/08 a new Volvo D2/55 engine was fitted, along with a new cutlass bearing, shaft and propeller, and any corroded iron floors were replaced with stainless.

And in her last revamp in 2015, Peregrine was fitted with a new bowspirit, boom, and improvements were made to the rigging.

Previous vessel owners include the following: 1936 to 1938 H.F.B. Sharp, 1939 to 1946 Captain P.N. Melitus , 1947 to 1979 E.G. Hocquard, 1980 G. Jelly.

For more details, go to - www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/yacht/461/william-fife-om-watts-39-ft-cutter-1936