The Mylne Archive - the most complete single archive of yacht designs in the world.
With over 650 original designs, 7000 original drawings + technical papers and original correspondence books, the Mylne archive represents one of the most important historical yachting records in the world.
In 2015 we have embarked upon an ambitious project to put the entire archive online, with better previews of every drawing than ever before and a streamlined online purchasing arrangement
In our new Archive you will find our historical designs beautifully presented for your enjoyment & research. Many of these designs can still be seen sailing, such as the 1899 built Tigris (Design 041), or the 1903 built Kelpie (Design 085). With over 400 designs to view, and over 7000 drawings in total, you will find each design a delight of Edwardian and post Edwardian yachting elegance.
The designs are grouped by type and size, and a design guide can be downloaded by clicking on "The Design List" in the archive menu
Full scale original drawings and notes can be purchased directly online and delivered via an email link straight to your inbox. You are free to use the designs & drawings for personal non-commercial use (see terms of the licence agreement for more info).
The work of Alfred Mylne is quintessentially classic by today's standards, but in their time these yachts were as cutting edge as any modern America's cup AC72 or all carbon racing machine - a tradition of adopting the latest technologies that continues today at Mylne. The drawings provided here predate the introduction of the EU Recreational Craft Directive and other National and International standards. It is possible to build a replica from the information provided online here, but for reasons of warrany, integrity and legality any prospective owner should engage the Mylne design office as project consultants - such engagement would include the necessary build licence.
Any yacht which is to carry the Mylne name needs to meet the highest standards of construction and finish. To this end we have teamed up with a number of excellent yards who we know personally, and who have a track record of producing the most beautiful work. To see our list of approved builders, please click here.
The process of uploading the archive to this new online format is due for completion by the end of 2015. If a particular design has not been uploaded, but you would like us to prioritise this, then please contact us directly with a request.