The world's largest wooden sailing yacht, and indeed one of the most beautiful classic sailing yachts of all time, the three-masted schooner CREOLE was a masterpiece when launched in 1927, and remains so today. An example of magnificent craftsmanship combined with meticulous design, she has led a colourful life. Designed with a towering rig, she was launched with a stumpy rig due to her owner's demands and was not restored to her original design until a decade later when under new ownership. She then had her rig removed and deck works changed during her service in the Second World War, which left her unrecognisable. She was returned to the beautifully appointed and fast CREOLE that her designer had intended with a major restoration in the mid 20th Century.