Mark Cameron Yachts

New Listing – Custom Motor Sailer ‘ISLA’

We are delighted to have been instructed to act in the sale of the stunning wooden motor sailer ‘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.’

Find full details here.

Motor Sailer – ISLA

Motor Sailer – ISLA