Mark Cameron Yachts

Custom Built Picnic Boat ‘ISLA’ – SOLD

Mark Cameron Yachts is delighted to announce the successful sale of the Custom Built Picnic Boat ‘ISLA’

A unique motor sailer in the style of the iconic ‘Down East’ picnic boats from the USA. Lovingly created by her current owners around the hull of a Clyde built motor launch from the 1940’s ISLA was fully rebuilt between 2012 and 2017. Now she boasts:

  • Epoxy coated monocoque hull.
  • Laminated, epoxy sheathed deck and superstructure.
  • Beta Marine 30hp diesel engine.
  • Alloy mast and Douglas Fir boom
  • Mainsail and Jib by Jeckells Sails.

Easily driven to hull speed by her efficient modern diesel engine she is also a pleasure to sail off the wind. Currently lying in Morayshire she will arrive in Argyll during the summer 2019. Available for viewing by prior arrangement.


‘ISLA was conceived as a strong and elegant motor launch with a large, comfortable, self-draining cockpit, standing headroom in the deckhouse and 2 berths in the cabin below the foredeck.

The design developed to include a small steadying mainsail and then, with the addition of a jib, ISLA became an efficient motor sailer. On a reach or downwind with the cruising chute set and the engine shut down she is a pleasure to sail. Her 30hp Beta Marine diesel engine easily powers her to maximum hull speed, approximately 7 knots; comfortably cruising at 5-6 knots.

ISLA is equally suited to coastal cruising, family day trips or fishing.’

Picnic Boat

Custom Built Picnic Boat ‘ISLA’

Motorsailer ISLA

Custom Built Picnic Boat ‘ISLA’

Custom Built Picnic Boat ‘ISLA’

Custom Built Picnic Boat ‘ISLA’