Thistle, the Watson designed gaff cutter was the America's Cup Challenger of 1887 and later became Meteor I, the German Kaisers private yacht. She is 35 metres over deck and a staggering 43 metres overall! This yacht would be one of the largest and certainly fastest gaff cutters on the classic racing cirquit.
Sailplan and interior of „Thistle“. Designed by G.L.Watson. 1887