Designer: — Alan Papa
Builder: — KR Skentelbery & Son’s
LOA: — 10.90m
LWL: — 8.61m
Beam: — 3.28m
Draft: — 1.8m
Displacement: — 9500kg
Sail area: — Main 30.5; Jib: 19.4; foresail 9.7; Total = 59sq m.
Pat has selected the Saltram Saga 36 for his boat, similar to ‘Suhaili‘ but four feet longer.
Alan Papa designed her as a development, from the Colin Archer “Redningskoite” Sailing lifeboat hull.
For many years they have been regarded as being amongst the most seaworthy around, but are substantially faster than the original. She will come into her own in the Southern Ocean, able to hold on to working sail in strong winds, without heeling more than 20°, while in soft weather, she can sail so well because of her wet area. It is good that his boat has a quarter-berth, galley and heads aft, useful in bad weather as a wet area.