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M.V.Yvalda a beautiful, 48 foot classic twin screw, ketch rigged motor launch.


Classic Cruises is a small, locally owned company specialising in boutique, personalised cruises. If you wish to get away from the crowds for a great relaxing time, then this is the boat for you. Personal attention and informative commentary are provided as you cruise from Queenstown, in a majestic alpine environment, on beautiful Lake Wakatipu New Zealand.

 M.V.Yvalda is a beautiful, 48 foot classic twin screw, ketch rigged motor launch, designed by GL Watson, and built in Scotland in 1936 by the renowned boat builders McGruer and Co.

She is a solid, wooden boat of teak and oak and powered by her original Gardner engines. She has spacious decks and wheelhouse, and a cosy comfortable saloon. Built for a Scottish gentleman, Yvalda was once owned by the British Royal Navy and used by Sir Winston Churchill during World War Two.


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Boat Builders McGruer and Co.