Teak planking of 2¼" over steel frames fastenend to the frames with bronze bolts
1 x 284 HP CAT - Re-built 2015
28.00m / 91’28’’
25.00m / 82'
18.50m / 60’7’’
5.30m / 16’89’’
3.45m / 11’07’’
7 x Guests in 4 cabins
Certified for 24 guests at sea
4 x Crew in 2 cabins
2,200 litres total in:
3 x Main Diesel tanks under cabin sole
2 x Aluminium 220 litres tanks
2 x 220 litres day tanks aft
2,000 litres in 6 x Aluminium Tanks
GREY / BLACK WATER
200 litres tank stainless steel
All tanks have been removed, treated and
painted in the last two years. Hoses replaced
4. SPEED & RANGE
500 nm @ cruising speed approx
The interior of Eileen II is charming and largely original, with many period features such as brass lamps and basins in the cabins
Double Berth and en-suite facilities
One Double, One twin and one single cabin, all with hand basin, sharing toilet and shower
Some modifications have been done to the original layout, but this is not apparent, as the work is in exactly the same style. A nice open fireplace has been fitted. This is a Jøtul cast iron retracted fireplace which has been gold plated. There are two lovely dining tables on port and starboard The saloon is one of the most popular features of Eileen II’s interior.
6. MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
1 x 284 HP Caterpillar 3306T, new 1995 & fitted
to twin disc gear
Removed, re-built and painted 2015
2.48:1 with flexiblecoupling between shaft and gear
1 x 5 Blade, 32"diametre bronze
70 mm stainlesssteel; shaft and sleeve drawn 2015
OIL SPILL PUMP
Under the engine to pump into 20 l can
Ventilated by electrical fan & skylight
1 x Stainless Steel System and rubber hose
Rubber flaps outside the outlets, avoids flooding
1 xOnan 12 kW - 220V
150A Alternator; 24V Mastervolt, new 2015
Approved by Storm Elektro / Br. Davidsen
A complete set of Lithium Ion batteries were installed 2015
Mastervolt Dual charger for Generator (2016) batteries and
VHF batteries: 12 v -110 amph
Optima 800 starter batteries 24 V (2015)
ENGINE ALTERNATOR 1
24V - 60 amps
ENGINE ALTERNATOR 2
150A Alternator; 24V Mastervolt New 2014
Central heating oil burner (2017)
It heats the warm water when engine is not
running or shore powered.
Jøtul Cast Iron Fireplace, gold plated
1 x 70 litre tank with self-emptying System
1 x Webasto, Diesel central heater (water)
11.6 kW located in engine room
It heats the warm water when engine is not
running or shore powered.
HOT WATER SYSTEM
1 x Tank; 220V- 80 litres 1.8 kW
3 x Toilets Jabsco 2014
1 x Dual Diesel Filter System which allows
filter change whilst engine is running
FUEL LEVEL MONITORING
Through transparent “glass” tube
7. SAILS & RIGGING
26.50m over water
TOTAL SAIL AREA
SAILS – FULL SET
Carat - Creme Terylene, 1996 in fair condition
Topsail from 2004 in good condition
Laminated spruce, re-varnished 2008
Steel and re-galvanised 1994-96
Stainless steel all new in 2008
Wood w/ galvanised fittings
Mainly polyester, constantly being renewed
15 x Self-tailing bronze Lewmar winches
8. NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION
Robertson AP 300
1 x B&G
RADAR / PLOTTER
1 xB&G, 2016
NAVIGATOR / GPS
1 xB&G 2015
1 xShipmate GPS
1 xGPS; 2005
1 xFuruno 108
1 x B&G; 2003
1 x B&G 2016
2 x Central Repeaters
Skanti TRP, 400W
9. DECK EQUIPMENT
•1 x Main anchor is a 200 lb Hall's self-stowing anchor
•1 x 180 lb CQR kedge anchor
•1 x Stud link chain of 9/16"/120m
•1 x Anchor windlass 24V serviced 2014
•1 x Anchor-rope, polyester plait 130m 24mm
•1 x Boarding ladder Teak / bronze-stainless fittings
•Guardrail stanchions Bronze
•Main & Mizzen horse Bronze
•Davit fittings Bronze
10. GALLEY & LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
•Gas cooker and oven 2014
• The gas installation is of the approved marine type, with leak tester,
ventilation fan, gas alarm.
11. SAFETY & SECURITYEQUIPMENT
•1 x Liferaft no 1 Offshore Viking 16 p
•1 x Liferaft no 2, inshore open Viking 30p
•1 x Liferaft no 3, inshore open Dufor 35 p
•30 x Life jackets
•4 x Lifebuoys, 2 with smoke, and 2 with rope
•Flares, as required by the Norwegian Ship Control, checked yearly and
replaced as necessary.
•1 x Autronica BX-7 alarm central, smoke, heat and bilge water sensors
•1 x Inergen fire extinguish system for the engine room 2006
•10 x Fire extinguishers Powder
•All checked and serviced yearly.
•Whale Gusher hand pump
•Engine driven Impeller pump
•Fwd & Aft Compartments Electric Diaphragm 24v Jabsco PAR 34600 2014
•All the through-hull fittings replaced 2014, with Guidi bronze safety valves
1 x Clinker replica dinghy, approx 1999, cedar & mahogany, 4hp Yamaha
Built for the Glasgow tobacco magnate Robert French, and launched as Albyn in 1934, Lloyds register of 1936 shows him to be a member not only of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club, but also Commodore of both the Royal Cruising Club and the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club of Cowes.
She raced successfully both on the Clyde and at Cowes, where she was when war broke out in 1939.
Albyn, later Gialese, then Galashiel, and now Eileen II, is part of the illustrious line of sturdy cruiser/racers from the pen of Alfred Mylne, and built by the Scottish shipbuilding firm of Alexander Stephen & Sons. The quality and method of construction of teak planks on steel frames is unsurpassed for strength and rigidity. Her massive steel scantlings, superb 2 ¼ “ Burma teak planks fastened to the frames with bronze bolts is an early form of composite construction, and one which has withstood the test of time.
After a major re-build in 1986, the then Galashiel received the award for the best interpreter of tradition at the Imperia Classic Yacht Rally, thanks largely to her original interior and deck details.
Since 1993, under present ownership, Eileen II has been commercially registered under the Norwegian flag, and as such has had yearly surveys to keep her in class, always being inspected by the same surveyor, Jul-Nielsen Trebãtservice. The last full survey was in June 2014, and the last equipment checks in May 2017.
Over the period of 2013-2015 a huge amount of good work was carried out on Eileen II, including but not limited to:
·New laminated stem fitted.
·All bronze fasteners and bolts through steel frames replaced where deemed necessary.
·All frames treated with anti-corrosion material.
·Three keel bolts replaced.
·All diesel and water tanks removed, cleaned, treated and painted with anti-corrosion material.
·All plumbing and water hoses replaced where necessary.
·New central heating system installed, driven by inverter, so independent of exterior power source.
·Engine removed and fully overhauled.
·New lithium Ion battery bank installed.
·New 150A alternator and 24V Mastervolt chargers installed.
·New flame retardant insulation and decking fitted in engine room.
·Rudder pintles and sleeves renewed.
·All deck and through hull fittings have been replaced in bronze.
·All sails overhauled and serviced.
·All of the B&G and other electronics renewed.
·New Washing machine.
·Most of the deck caulking replaced.
·New bilge pumps installed.
·New toilets with electric flushing to new septic tanks installed.
·New davits for life raft on aft deck.
Eileen II is now good for another several generations of happy owners, to carry on the glorious tradition which she has kept going all these years.