Queen Mab

In fairy folklore, Queen Mab was the tiny fairy who visited people when they were asleep, fulfilling their wishes via their dreams. Perhaps the owners of this little yacht were fulfilling a dream of their own when they commissioned a half scale, 6-metre yacht!

Her unusual size has made her an object of interest, with historians suggesting that she was a prototype of the 6-metre yachts which became famous as racing vessels in the 20th century.

The presence of a wheatsheaf carving on her bow also led some to believe that she might have been built by renowned yacht builders William Fife & Son, but modern sources disagree. The real identity of her builder is a mystery, but her unusual toy-like size continues to fascinate and intrigue.