**Price reduction 12th Feb 2019
yacht built 1936 by Abeking and Rasmussen, Bremen by commission from the German
state. Used 1936-1939 on the Baltic for matched class racing under the ‘Squere
Metre Rule” from the Keil Canal yacht harbour. Originally there were around 30
of this size, 20 at 50sqm and 12 100sqm.
These larger vessels took part in international races such as the
fastnet race before the onset of WWII
They were laid up for WWII and then seized by the British
Navy in 1946 under reparation rights agreed in the armistice. They were used as a sail training
vessels by UK Forces all across Europe with Suna and 30 other matched vessels
ending up in Malta and Gibraltar until the late 1960s. As so many members of the forces got to
use these vessels for R and R they became known as the “Windfall Yachts”.
By the 1970s most of these vessels were retired and offered
for public sale. Suna ended up ashore on the UK south coast in the 1980s where
it was bought by a syndicate who also owned a 50sqm and a 100sqm vessel which
they chartered out of Portsmouth. At that time she needed a comprehensive
rebuild of the topsides and a full internal fit out. She was returned to active
use as part of the charter fleet in the 1990s.
Bought by current owner in Fleetwood Sept 2008. Relocated to Hartlepool until 2010 when
brought ashore for restoration in Goole. Launched Goole May 2013 and sailed to
Scarborough. Dried out on the hard and antifouled 3 times, last one August
Useful web links:
15 minute HD video article “My Classic Boat” https://youtu.be/DO2Lek8Ncws
1985 TV programme on Windfalls https://youtu.be/E8y0B71r970
Work undertaken early 1990s (photos available)
Commissioned by the Marabu-Kestrel Syndicate (John Kapp)
Topsides removed and hull stripped back to frames. Frames
partnered were required.
Keel removed and re-bolted
New deck of pitch pine on ply. Oak edging.
New mahogany coach house. Epoxy covered. Cockpit epoxy
Second hand 1970s kemp mast and roller boom
Inboard engine fitted, offset shaft and 10” prop. Lombardini engine later changed for
New sails and rigging at this point
Interior fitted out with marine ply facings, 4 berths, Heads
(vintage) and Cooker.
Coded for charter, guard rails fitted on deck mounted
Left the syndicate around 2003. Sailed from Portsmouth to
Liverpool for several seasons and then to David Moss traditional Boatbuilders
in Fleetwood for repairs 2007.
Work undertaken 2007
Interior bunks etc removed to allow repairs to the partner
frames. Returned to water 2008 but with interior fit out missing. The vessel wiring and bespoke
electrical panel was installed at that time.
The current owner bought her in that state, relocated her to
Hartlepool by road and had two seasons there before bringing ashore for a
Work undertaken in 2010-2013
Engine removed and the interior remodelled adding a galley
unit in the main saloon, replacing the heads for a brand new Jabsco item and
adding timber privacy screens.
Hull and interior paint stripped and re-coated with
international Toplac. Coachroof
hatch re-covered in marine ply.
Guard rails removed and sections of deck pieced in
The prow was re-modelled to get the smooth curve back.
Paint removed from mahogany of coach house and treated with
All other fittings varnished.
Sliding engine mount added, the interior structure at the
stern augmented as part of this work.
Backstay, inner forestay and outer shrouds replaced
Custom made stronger mounts for mast cross tree added.
Surveyed before launch 2013. 2no keel bolts removed and
inspected (Satisfactory). 4 or 5 Additional frame partnering repairs requested
and were completed. Oak laminated frames, Copper fastenings.
Length OA 9.75m
Length WL 6.45m
Displacement (est) 3200kg
IRC TRC rating
1no main wide berth with new mattress 2015**, additional
section fits in the companion way to make it a very comfortable double.
1no pilot berth on starboard side
1no pilot berth option on port side.
Original vinyl bunk cushions available for this berth
Main sail (1990s) . Dacron two reef points, two patch
RRG Dacron (est 2004).
Detachable UV cover for jib and main new in 2015.
New Alado Roller furling jib installed 2015.
(She will stand up to full sail in 20kn wind)
Spinnaker (small, 1990s)
Cruising chute (small 1990s)
Hank on storm Dacron Jib, Trysial (old).
Large Dacron forestay sail (experimental light wind sail)
Most running rigging renewed in 2014 fit out. Topping lift
2no Barlow winches in cockpit
1no (Modern) Winch on mast
Selva Phirana 9.9hp lightweight 4-stroke (22kgs) with
Saildrive prop new in 2016. Serviced and gear selector overhauled and greased
Oct 2018 (was missed in pre-sale checks)
12ltr fuel tank stowed when underway in lazarette
Diesel tank under cockpit sole.
10m Chain and warp
Main anchor 15kg CQR
Kedge anchor (delta)
Standard Horizon DSC radio new in 2016
Linked to Garmin GPS72 fixed mount (2013)
Linked to NASA
GPS repeater (2013) for speed and direction
Raymarine depth (deployable when needed)
Origo double burner spirit stove (New 2005)
Sink in position but just drains to bilge
2no electric bilge pumps on auto switches
1no manual bilge pump
new LED cabin lighting 2014
new LED nav lighting 2014
Start battery (unknown age) Service battery (new 2018)
Permanently wired battery charger
Other extra items available subject to negotiation:
Eg. Diesel engine
Formal listing and brokerage paperwork to be handled by
Current Price: £18500.00
This 1936 Abeking And Rasmussen 32ft Classic 30sqm ‘windfall’ Sailing Yacht boat is located in Scarborough, YO11 1PD and is being sold on eBay by torcello663.