Talisker Mhor : The Finest Of Its Size
Talisker Mhor was one of the last wooden boats built by McGruer's before they embraced GRP, and refocussed the company accordingly. Nonetheless, in the early 1970s, McGruer's were at the top of the wooden boat building game. Designed by George McGruer, son of James, this boat is widely regarded as amongst the finest of its size, period. Originally called Ceresio, McGruer enthusiast Colin Tindal renamed her Talisker Mhor when he took her on in either 1981 or 1982. Colin had just sold his 10 ton Lorne class McGruer sloop, Talisker of Lorne, and so the name, with a minor adjustment, came with his. Mhor is Gallic for 'big'; Talisker Mhor has twice the tonnage of Talisker of Lorne.
Talisker Mhor is now (January 2018) based in Dartmouth, and regularly participates in the Dart Club Classic Regatta. When she did so, in 2016, she sailed in company with her sister ship, Cuilaun. The photograph, above, is from that Regatta.
Talisker Mhor Statistics
Built : 1974 by McGruer & Co Ltd in Clynder, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
LOA : 54' 8"
LWL : 35' 0"
Beam : 12' 9"
Draught : 8' 2"
Displacement : 25 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : 361672
Signal Letters : 2ENG, MVKK6
MMSI : 235007064
Sail Number : K482C
Talisker Mhor Custodians & Home Ports
Edward & Sally Benthall (?-2015-?) Dartmouth, Devon, England
Stephen Sands & Lexa Hillard (c1994-2009-?) Beaulieu, England
Dr Luige Greppi (?-?) Mediterranean
Colin HR Tindal (?-1983-1985-?) Loch Melfort, Scotland
M Hellyer (?1975-1980-?) Rhu, Scotland
Page last updated : January 2018