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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Sailing yacht, Sula of Llangwm.

Having completed a seven year (41,000 mile) circumnavigation in July 2015, Sula's crew are now planning shore based adventures. We wouldn't want to see Sula left uncared for on her mooring; she needs to be sailing with a new owner at the helm. Therefore, with regret we must announce that...

Sula is for sale

Sula on the River Fal

    Enquires should be addressed to demengel@gmail.com 
Our blogsite, giving a detailed account of our recent circumnavigation is: 
Or just Google:  Sula of Llangwm

Sula on her home mooring.

Sula is an Elizabethan 31. 
Her full name is Sula of Llangwm.
She was built by Peter Webster in 1967. 
She is a Bermudan sloop, with a long keel. 

A secret anchorage in France

N.B. Fibre Glass was quite new in 1967. Boat builders didn't fully appreciate  the strength of GRP, so they made their yachts with more laminate than they do today. As a consequence, Sula is a trifle heavy by today's standards. She is also much stronger than modern production yachts. Quite frankly I'm very happy with that, I can sleep easy when off watch in mid ocean.

    Pippa pulls down a reef 
off Cape Cleveland, Australia.

Strong winds, high seas and sunshine, 
on passage to Australia.

A note from Sula's log:-
"We reduced sail to three reefs in the main, and a few rolls of jib.
The seas built considerably, but Sula looked after us.
The sun shone throughout, but inevitably spray filled the air." 

Sula ashore for some TLC

Sula's equipment  (All included in sale)

  On Deck:-

         1x Rochna anchor (New 2013)
         1 x CQR anchor
         1 x Danforth anchor
         Life lines port and starboard
         1 x Maxwell electric windlass (New 2013)
         6 x galvanised deck cleats
         2 x Lewmar self tailing reefing winches on mast (New 2008)
         Boom Crutch (very useful)
         Avon Ocean 4 person life raft (New 2008, serviced 2012)
         Jordan Series drogue (New 2008, never used, I'm glad to say)

Who said the Med was over crowded?

Rigging and spars:-

         Main mast by Sailspar (New 2008)
         Two Lewmar self tailing reefing winches on mast (New 2008)  
         Genoa furling gear by Sailspar (refurbished 2016)
         Stainless rigging, with Sta-Loc terminals (New 2013)
         Spinnaker pole
         Deck lifelines
         100 metres of nylon anchor rode (for a second anchor)


         Mainsail by Willis, New Zealand (New 2012)
         Genoa by Willis, New Zealand (New 2013)
         Spinnaker by Willis New Zealand (New 2013)
         Spare mainsail (old but servicable)
         Spare genoa (old but serviceable)
         Storm Jib
         Tri sail


          Three cockpit lockers and four side lockers
          4 x Lewmar self tailing winches (New 2008)
          Manual bilge pump
          Electric bilge pump
          Gas locker holding two gas bottles
          Magnetic compass on gimbals
          Clipper depth sounder
          Clipper GPS repeater
          Spare tiller
          Hydrovane self steering gear (New 2010) 
          Two Solar panels (mounted above Bimini)
          Spray hood and dodgers
          Fire extinguisher (In locker)
          Search light powered by ships batteries

Approching the Bay of Islands, New Zealand 

Below deck:-

          28 HP, 3 cylinder, Beta diesel engine (New 2007)
          Beta, deluxe engine control panel
          Echo Tech water maker (New 2012)
          Electric bilge pump
          Manual bilge pump
          Two Domestic batteries (Both new 2015)
          Dedicated engine starting battery
          Battery selector and isolation switch
          Clipper battery monitor
          Electrics control panels
          Fitted chart table, with perspex chart protector
          Two chart storage lockers
          Galley sink with fresh water and salt water taps
          Gimbaled cabin table
          Small fridge
          Two burner and grill gas stove
          Fitted cabin diesel heater (needs some attention)
          Two fire extinguishers
          Fire blanket
          Distress flares in dedicated holder
          Ships clock
          Pilot berth
          Main cabin berth
          Twin for'd berth


          Furuno GP 32 fixed GPS
          Garmin hand held GPS
          Vespa Marine active AIS  transponder (New 2013)
          Simrad RD68 VHF radio
          JRC HF SSB radio (New 2014)
          Mc Murdo Smart find EPERB
          Ray Marine Tiller pilot
          Waeco Inverter

          Holding tank
          Twin V berth
          Wet locker
          Sail locker
          Chain locker with 80 metres of chain.
         (Re galvanised 2015)
          Sta-lok rigging repair kit.

Miscellaneous :-

          LED Tricolour nav lights at mast head
          LED Anchor light at masthead
         Windex at masthead
         Red and Green nav lights at cross trees
         Radar reflector above cross trees
         Minolta waterproof binoculars
         2 x Crewsaver life jackets with harness and life line

A cutting from Sula's latest survey

"Sula has been consciously upgraded and well maintained by the very experienced owners who have sailed the yacht from the UK to New Zealand. The vessel is in generally good condition for its age and has a good range of equipment that appears to be in good serviceable condition.

No structural or any other significant defects were identified during the course of my inspection and the yacht can be considered suitable for local, and blue water insurance cover."

Murry F Reid
Marine Surveyor

Just another fantastic tropical anchorage.

The asking price for this much loved,
 well-equipped, and ready to sail away, ocean going yacht. 
Including all electronics, and other equipment 
Is open to realistic offers. 

Please contact the owners for additional information, 
appointment to view and test sail.
Enquires should be addressed to :-