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FOR SALE: 'Simandy' 40 Sole Bay Ketch

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40 Sole Bay ketch designed by J. Francis Jones and built by Gordon Armstrong Marine Ltd, Scarborough

  • Designer: Jack Francis Jones
  • Builder: Gordon Armstrong Marine, Scarborough
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Length on deck: 40'6
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 5'
  • Tonnage: 22


This 40 ketch design features a long, straight keel incorporating an iron ballast keel, a slightly raked stem and a vertical transom stern with the rudder hung on the back. Midships wheelhouse with coachroof fore and aft. Toe rail of about 6"/9" all round.

This is one of 3 Sole Bay 40's built, of which 2 survive. She is very strongly built, a good powerful vessel capable of offshore passages. 1989 refit included:
  • New deck and most of beam shelf.
  • All new superstructure.
  • All new electrical wiring.
  • New keel bolts and floor bolts, prior to specialised hull sheathing.
  • New water and fuel tanks, plumbing and pumps.
  • New electronics and fire fighting equipment.
  • New shaft, tube and recon prop with rope stripper.
  • Major engine overhaul and new generator.

In present ownership since 1996 during which time she has been maintained to the highest standard. She is ashore every winter in the Royal Forth Yacht Club undergoing a full programme of maintenance. Having cruised extensively locally and further afield she is a much loved and admired vessel.

For full spec, see: Sole Bay Ketch wooden motor sailer cruising yacht For Sale ( and the pdf below

Contact: admin@royalforth,org if interested and we will put you in touch with the owner.


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Last updated 14:09 on 17 May 2024

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