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Launching Year: 1929
Nombre original: Sogalinda
Nombre real del barco: Petán
Petán was designed by Willian Fife and built at the Sagredo Sons shipyard in Bilbao, Spain.
Her hull design is believed to be the latest First Rule 8m yacht and is recognized to be hydrodynamically as good as a yacht could be at the time. She does not ride waves, but she rides through them and does not produce a wake until near her maximum hull speed.
The characteristic Fife motorhome is believed to be one of its speed secrets.
Petán had the most innovative deck design of all First Rule yachts. She wears a Marconi Bermudan platform. As originally drawn, it carries 1,248 square feet of sail on a 42-foot mast and a 35-foot boom.
Built for a Spanish aristocrat named Zubiría Marquesa, who gave it the distinctive original name Sogalinda VII. Petan participated in many classic boat races in his area, some of them against the Spanish king, Alfonso XIII.
1 Perkins Engine 37 HP Diesel
Length on deck: 45 feet
Mast Material: aluminum winder
Mast Length: 42 feet
Boom Length: 18 feet
Sails: Beige dacron main Furler and genoa.
Rig: Marconi Bermudian