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1937 Custom A.E Luders 6 Metre

Fowey, United Kingdom


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.


Approved Boats is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Carl Whitewood.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: St Kitts III
Make: Custom
Model: A.E Luders 6 Metre
Year: 1937
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Luders Marine Construction Co.  
Designer: A.E Luders  
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 37'8 ft / 11.49 m
Length Overall: 42'9 ft / 13.03 m
Beam: 5'8 ft / 1.74 m
Min Draft: 7.42 ft


Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Racers and Cruisers, Antique and Classics


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.

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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