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St Kitts III

Boat Details

Designer: A.E Luders  

Builder: Luders Marine Construction Co.  

Model: 6 Metre

Year: 1937

Boat Location: Fowey, Cornwall, UK 

Price:  £10,000

Length: 37 ft 69 in 

Beam: 5 ft 7 in

Draft: 5 ft 41 in 

Hull Material: Wood 



Described by many as the most beautifully designed and built 6 Metre by Luders, St Kitts III (Ex Circe) was designed and built in 1937 by Luders Marine Constructions Co. 

After a full restoration on the island of St Kitts in the 90’s, she was shipped to the UK in 2000 and has remained a stable 6 Metre on both the national and club racing scene.

After being laid up 4 years ago, it is now time for a new owner to take this beautiful classic 6 Metre on, along with her extensive specification.


St Kitts III (Ex Circe) was designed in 1937 by A.E Luders and built at his yard Luders Marine Constructions Co. in the USA.  St Kitts III (Circe) has been described by many as the most successful racing yacht produced by the Luders Yard. In 1938 she was helmed by J.Herbert Thom, one of Scotland's best helmsmen and had tremendous success in America during the Seawanhaka Cup.


Spending much of her life in the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario, Circe was purchased by Philip Walwayn (he had owned the moderns St Kitts I and II), shipped to the island of St Kitts in the early 90’s where a full restoration was undertaken. In 1999 the now renamed St Kitts III was entered into Antigua Classic Week before being sold and shipped the UK in 2000.


Owned by the current owner since 2000, St Kitts III has been taking part in both National 6 Metre Events and local racing in Fowey.

Details of the boat are also recorded on the 6 Metre Archives, which can be found HERE



Hull mahogany on oak – externally sheathed by previous owner


Deck Equipment


Two Antel 48 Genoa winches 

Two Antel 40 runner winches 

One Antel 48 mainsheet winch 

Two Antel 42 spinnaker winches

Harken 40 halyard winch

Harken genoa and spinnaker tracks/blocks 

Harken mainsheet track/blocks

Two deck compasses 


Aluminium Mast and Boom 

Rod rigging (2005)

Carbon Spinnaker pole 

All halyards running rigging and sheets in dynema 



Two mainsails one Doyle

No 1 Headsail Doyle 

No 2 Headsail Doyle ( only used once )

2 further headsails

2 spinnakers 

1 North spinnaker

Additional Information


All over winter cover 

Boom cover 

Winch covers 

2008 6 Metre Measurement Certificate 



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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