Mark Cameron Yachts


Composite Swan 42

Mark Cameron Yachts is delighted to have been appointed to act in the sale of the custom built Ron Holland 42 DOUBLE THYME.

Simply stunning. Based around the popular and well proven Ron Holland designed Swan 42. DOUBLE THYME was a custom build to demonstrate the possibilities with composite wood/epoxy construction. Built using the highest quality hardwoods to finish the interior she is completely unique.

Commissioned by J Thompson Co. Timber Merchants; the developers of the Speed Strip hull construction method DOUBLE THYME was to be the ultimate test bed and demonstration of this revolutionary new boat building method. Using wood with epoxy to create a composite timber hull and deck, structurally comparable to GRP and better suited to low volume construction. This method of construction is still used today by builders such as Fairlie and Spirit yachts with some notable yachts such as the legendary FLY built using the same system.

A copy of the Ron Holland 42 Swan which was in production until 1985 DOUBLE THYME provides safe, fast sailing with comfortable accommodation below decks for a maximum crew of 8. Much loved by her current owners they have spent the last 10 years improving and upgrading DOUBLE THYME some of her inventory highlights include:

  • Keel stepped Kemp mast.
  • Profurl C420 Roller reefing system.
  • Removable inner forestay.
  • One Sails mainsail and roller reefing genoa (2017).
  • Selection of downwind sails
  • Perkins 4.108 marine diesel engine, fully stripped and rebuilt 2018/19.
  • Aquadrive thrust bearing unit.
  • Bruntons AutoProp feathering propeller.
  • Tacktick instrumentation, Garmin plotter.
  • Icom DSC VHF
  • Eberspacher heating system
  • Engine driven fridge/freezer

Now afloat and in commission for the 2020 season DOUBLE THYME is in active use by her owners, exploring the waters of Scotland’s west coast.

Find full details of DOUBLE THYME here.

Swan 42 by Ron Holland

Ron Holland 42 ‘DOUBLE THYME’


Ron Holland 42 ‘DOUBLE THYME’

Holland 42 Swan

Ron Holland 42 ‘DOUBLE THYME’