Mark Cameron Yachts

NEW LISTING – Sparkman and Stephens / McGruers Cruiser Racer 8 – NAN OF GARE

Classic Yacht Sales Scotland

Mark Cameron Yachts are delighted to have been appointed to act in the sale of the Sparkman and Stephens designed, McGruers of Clynder built Cruiser Racer 8 ‘NAN OF GARE’.

Commissioned by her original owner, a Glasgow-based industrialist, NAN of GARE was from the boards of the Sparkman and Stephens design office with Olin Stephens personally personal involvement. She was built in the famous McGruer of Clynder yard, designers and builder of many of the other Cruiser Racer 8’s built at the time.

While her lines and appearance differ from the other McGruer’s built CR8’s she is built to the same high standards with the same attention to detail; still evident today. With a focus very much on maintaining comfort while delivering a rewarding performance under sail NAN of GARE features a composite construction with galvanised steel and timber framing. On deck in place of solid timber fittings and plinths found on other CR8’s she sports high-quality stainless steel fittings all bespoke fabrications for this very special CR8. Below decks comfortable accommodation in a traditional style with an attention to detail evident throughout offering 6 berths in total with a sizable dedicated heads compartment.

In the current family ownership since 1990, only her second owners since her launch NAN of GARE is a unique piece of maritime history. Annually wintered ashore under her custom cover she has been fastidiously maintained and sympathetically upgraded throughout the current ownership. Fantastically well presented and part of the family she is reluctantly offered for sale with a comprehensive inventory, highlights of which include

  • Carvel, mahogany planked hull
  • Oak and galvanised steel frames fixed with copper nails and stainless steel bolts
  • Marine deck ply, sheathed with Cascover.
  • Underwater hull stripped back to bare timber and primed winter 2020/21
  • Topsides freshly painted for 2021 season
  • Bright work above deck re-varnished for 2021 season
  • Lead keel with stainless steel keel bolts
  • Yanmar 2GM20F marine diesel engine
  • Stainless steel water and fuel tanks
  • B&G Instrumentation
  • Baby Blake marine toilet, fully overhauled 2019
  • Diesel fired, blown air cabin heating
  • Comprehensive sail wardrobe
  • Electric windlass
  • A comprehensive selection of technical drawings from the time of her build, including many of the custom-built fittings.

Currently wintering ashore the owner is in the process of re-commissioning NAN of GARE for the 2021 season. Works will be completed and the boat launched as and when restrictions permit. On file we hold a large selection of additional images all available upon request.


McGruer Cruiser 8 for sale

Cruiser Racer 8 ‘NAN OF GARE’ – Saloon

S&S Cruiser Racer 8

Cruiser Racer 8 ‘NAN OF GARE’ – Forward Cabin


Cruiser Racer 8 ‘NAN OF GARE’ – Saloon

McGruer Cruiser 8

Cruiser Racer 8 ‘NAN OF GARE’ – Nav Station

Nan of Gare

Cruiser Racer 8 ‘NAN OF GARE’ – Galley