|Built to the FAVONA design (which won the Fastnet race in 1953), SAFONA is a lovely example of an authentic cruiser / racer from the mid 20th century. Beautifully built with extensive use of copper and monel, and with planks fitted and plugged, this a a capable, fast and well looked-after classic yacht. (We should know - we used to own her sistership SYONA!) Current owner has cared for the yacht sympathetically and properly, and the design is a proven offshore racing hull. A forgiving and rewarding boat to sail, SAFONA will appeal to any lover of classic wooden yachts.
||32' - 9.75m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Lead attached ballast with bronze keel bolts into bronze floors|
||Manly (Brisbane) QLD|
||Robert Clark, UK|
||Ron Swanson, NSW|
||Yanmar 2GM 10 16hp diesel (fitted 1998)|
||40 litres in SS tank|
||120 litres in 2 copped tanks|
||Boat cover and forward cover|
||Qld maple and mahogany with ti tree knees - sleeps five
Single bunk aft opposite galley
Two settee berths in fwd part of saloon V berth forwards with two bunks
||2 burner gas stove with grill
Stainless sink and drainer
||Well insulated ice box with top and front loading sections|
||Horizon 900 electric windlass with approx 30m chain
30lb genuine CQR
||Burke life sling, Danbuoy, rigid lifering, horseshoe lifering
Fire extinguishers, flares etc
||2 x 12v batteries|
|Raymarine ST40 bidata depth / speed
Lowrance VHF radio
Storm main sail
|Mast / Rigging
||Oregon 3/4 mast and boom
SS fractional standing rig with runners
||2 x Barlow 24 winches
12v Lucas searchlight
||With a charming, authentic interior in lovely condition, SAFONA is a lovely boat to be aboard. With extensive use of Australian timbers, and a practical layout, here is a boat capable of offshore voyaging as well as pottering around the bay. But the FAVONA design is also a pedigree sailing boat, and will have you grinning from ear to ear as you pilot her around the classic race course with the lightest of touches on the tiller. We've sailed her sister-ship from Sydney - Melbourne - Whitsundays, so we know these are capable offshore boats.
Well maintained, well presented, and ready for a summer of fun. Be a celebrity wherever you tie up this pretty, practical yacht is a real head-turner.
Contact Matthew Holliday on 0408 005 309 for more information.