Solveig Class sloop This is one of 5 Solveigs built by Georges Duer in 1961 at his yard at Versoix on Lac Leman, Switzerland. The yard is still active run by son Philippe, a highly successful Swiss yacht race skipper.
Maurice Amiet had several designs built by Swiss yards.
The class was designed by Frenchman Maurice Amiet and the first yacht of, we believe, 15 yachts to the class was built by Felix Silvestrio in Nice in 1956.
The design owes much to the Swedish Tumlar with some indications of a Folkboat influence.
They raced in RORC Class C.
Sarilla spent some years in Italy before being imported to Ipswich in 1982 to race on the East Coast.
In present ownership since 1990, she has been steadily improved and brought up to her current very smart condition.
In 1990 the hull was stripped to bare wood and varnished.
New instruments and WC fitted.
Major refit 2004-2007 at Universal Shipyard, Hamble:
New mast by Collars
Deck sheathed in epoxy/glass
New toe rail
New engine and fuel tank
One additional keel bolt forward
New cushions and curtains
New deck hardware
New standing rigging
New main sheet track
New blade No 3 headsail
Length on deck 27’2”
Displ 3781 kg.
RORC Rating 0.781 (2010)
Endorsed IRC ratings:
0.781 with 15.8 square metre jib
0.794 with No. 3 blade
The design shows a drawn-out spoon bow with cut-away fore foot in the Folkboat tradition with a canoe stern typical of the Skerrycruiser as seen in the well-known Tumlar design with the rudder hung on the curved stern post.
Conventionally planked in full length mahogany all fastened with copper nails and roves to steam bent oak timbers on an iroko back-bone.
The planking appears to be either tight seamed or even edge glued and is finished varnished.
External iron ballast keel.
Heavy oak floors at every second timber makes for a very strong construction.
Additional keel bolt added forward in the 04 refit.
Tiller steering. The rudder is classic Tumlar and sweeps round the curved stern post so that the tiller describes an arc from side to side.
The back-stay is fitted to the stern post so that a stainless steel ring on the rudder stock is required to carry the tiller around the back-stay.
The deck is marine ply and sheathed in the 04 refit. Exceptionally clear and clean. The coach-roof still leaves ample side decks and the fore deck is uncluttered.
An oak Sampson post in the middle of the fore deck takes mooring lines.
Twin chain roller stainless steel stemhead fitting also takes the fore stay and the middle prop of the pulpit.
Stainless steel pulpit and tapered stanchions with twin guard wires.
Nav lights on the pulpit.
A deep toe rail carried on through deck oak stanchions, all fitted new in the 04 refit has large waterways to quickly free any water on deck with a rubbing strake, painted blue.
Stainless steel bollard on the aft deck takes mooring lines with a pair of stainless steel cleats and small bollard style fair leads either side of the stern post.
The cabin top is built with varnished mahogany coamings fitted with 2 large windows each side which appear to have been retro-fitted or altered to use with new aluminium frames giving amply light to the cabin interior.
The cabin top roof is laid in sheathed ply with varnished grab rails each side.
Fore hatch on the fwd end of the coach-roof.
Varnished mahogany sliding hatch to the cabin entrance with an instrument display arch over.
Lewmar type hatch on the coach-roof deck forward of the mast step.
The cock-pit is self draining with new cross-over pipes to new sea-cocks.
Teak gratings and removeable panel on rubber seal to access the deep well below.
High varnished coamings wit the high coach-roof in front give good shelter and a sense of security.
Wash-boards over a 4” step and a sliding hatch to the cabin entrance.
Masthead Bermudian sloop rig on new 2004 mast by Collars, stepped in a stainless steel shoe on the coach-roof.
New Harken ball car track and jammers
2007 stainless steel rigging with twin lowers and cap shrouds, twin fore stays to a stainless steel deck fitting well inboard from the stemhead and tied to the stem under the deck. Single standing back-stay with tensioning wheel to the stern post.
Original roller furling boom.
New Ronstan 6:1 mainsheet system to a new stainless horse over the tiller. Jammer on lower block. Traveller control lines.
New 2010 slab reefing mainsail
New 2009 No 3 blade
Original Sail No Z59
Original slab reefing mainsail
Spinnaker 2(large racing)
Original wooden spinnaker pole
Sail cover with name
Sail cover without name
Half length boat cover
Pair of sheet winches on the cock-pit coamings.
Pair of mast halyard winches.
Nanni 14hp SE diesel engine, new 2003 with new fuel tank, exhaust, ignition loom and starter control panel.
Conventional stern gear with remote greaser.
Single lever Morse controls
2 x Rolls AGM S12-95 batteries replaced 2010
Saloon cabin with port and stbd settee berths fitted with deep cushions, new 2007 in dark blue fabric covers.
Stowage shelf above the upholstered seat backs.
Table removes and stows behind the settees.
Very attractive teak gratings to the cabin sole.
Stall-type part bulkheads aft to:
Galley shelf in the after port corner with origo 2-burner spirit stove, cupboards under, stainless steel lining above.
Chart desk in the after stbd corner. The hinged surface lifts to reveal a stainless steel sink and drainer, drains overboard.
Drawer and cupboards under.
Manual fresh water pump/faucet
4 vertical hardwood posts forward take the compression from the mast above.
Varnished mahogany ply bulkhead forward with doorway to the fore cabin.
Large full height stbd locker.
Heads compartment to port with Blake sea toilet.
V-berths forward with infill to make a large double berth, separate thick cushions in blue fabric. Fore hatch above.
Chain in a plastic pipe hawse to stowage below the berths in reinforced chain area
2 x Plastimo compasses
New NASA clipper instruments – wind, depth, speed.
New Icom 411 VHF
New Sony stereo and waterproof external speakers
New cabin light
Masthead navigation lights
Deck light/steaming light
New automatic bilge pump
Fire extinguishers x 2
New switch panel
New stainless steel cleats
New stainless steel flagstaff
Large fisherman anchor
Aluminium racing anchor
15m chain + warp
10 Fenders with covers
A very pretty and eye-catching yacht in good careful ownership.
She had a recent major refit with professional labour at Universal Shipyard with continuing maintenance and small improvements.
This is a performance yacht for the enthusiastic sailor with the advantage of very comfortable accommodation for her size. Good long berths, good head-room.
Owner buying larger hence very sensible price.