Designed by Nigel Irens and Theo Rye for a discerning and experienced racing and cruising yachtsman’s entry into motor yachting, this uniquely stylish yacht is equally at home as a cruising weekender or as a proven, economic coastal and offshore passage maker. She offers excellent sea keeping together with comfortable and convivial accommodation for up to 6 people.
Having a maximum fully loaded speed of 16 knots via a single 300hp Cummins diesel, MOLLY BÁN’s easily-driven/low displacement/length ratio (LDL) hull offers comfortable cruising at 14 knots on 30 litres of fuel per hour. For really quiet long range cruising, throttle back to 10 knots and the fuel consumption falls to just 10 litres per hour – that’s 1 litre per nautical mile.
MOLLY BÁN was designed to be a comfortable seagoing mobile holiday home, and a mothership to my classic gaff cutter of 1894, PEGGY BAWN. Since she was launched in Denmark in June 2008, she has fulfilled these roles and has cruised thousands of miles, including Scotland, Ireland, the south coast of England, a return to Denmark and Sweden in 2010, and even the upriver Thames.
Representing a significant departure from conventional motor yacht design, her status as a modern classic was recognised by her invited participation, as the only modern craft, in the Historic Squadron of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Thames Water Pageant.
As she glides by with her long unbroken sweeping sheerline, you may agree that:
MOLLY BÁN exudes a unique air of purposeful elegance.
Note: “Bán” is white, or blonde in Gaelic.