Marga is a metric class of over 17 meters designed in 1910 by C.O. Liljegren (1865-1939) and built in Sweden by Hästholm Boatyard shipyard. In the 10 Meters International Tonnage category – the Olympic classes at the time – Marga participated in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics under the auspices of the Swedish Queen Victoria of Baden, originally the owner of the yacht.
Tomas De Vargas Machuca and the brothers Alessandra and Igino Angelini – current owners also of Shooners Puritan and Orianda, and three other 10M S.I. Tonino, Astarte and Linth II – restored it with meticulous philological research and involved Phi!Number to improve performance in the vintage boat circuit which includes the weeks of Cannes, Argentario, Saint Tropez and Naples.
With a gaff rig, Marga has extreme lines, with a stem rake that resembles more that of an English linear rater or more likely to a Copenhagen ruler of 1901-1908. A Swedish magazine of the time describes it as a hull with aggressive shapes, even a little brutal, but with the most beautiful sail that a Swedish boat has ever had.
Marga, together with Volpina, is one of the most elegant “woods” in Phi!Number fleet.