Yacht: Sumurun

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Originally a gaff rigged yawl but later converted to a bermudan ketch.


She had a refit in 1995 at Wayfarer Marine, Camden.   Sumurun then won the Classic Division of the Atlantic Challenge Cup in 1997 at 83 yrs old! Refitted in Maine for 2005 and before the next Atlantic Challenge in May of the same year where she raced against her fellow classics, Mariella and Nordwind.

Sumurun & Eleonora at the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary regatta, 2015

Sumurun & Eleonora at the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary regatta, 2015

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Sold in late 2016.


Relaunched on Friday, July 19, 2019 after 18 months of restoration to return her to her original condition, at the Chantier du Guip in Brest (France).
Cost of the works: 1 million euros.

Rigs in (mid August)

Sumurun sails off to new adventures Ph: Michel Floch

Les Voiles De Saint Tropez, 2019

Sumurun, St Tropez, 2019 Ph: James Robinson Taylor

Designer: William Fife III
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Ketch
Year Built: 1914
Built By: William Fife & Son, Fairlie, Scotland
LOA m / ft: 28.70m / 94'
LOD m / ft: 27.4m / 90'
LWL m / ft: 20.88m / 68'5"
Beam m / ft: 5.06m / 16'6"
Draft m / ft: 3.80m / 12'4"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail area: 371 sq.m.
Construction: 6cm thick planking, teak above the waterline and elm below. The planks are laid on tough oak frames 15cm thick. She has a steel floor and teak deck on oak beams.
Displacement: 86.7 tons.

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