Sovereign 32 Coastal Cruiser

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Boat REF# 224520
LOA 9.76m (32'0")
Year 1964
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 37hp, Beta 4 cylinder (unknown year)
Lying Suffolk

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Extra Details

Designer Kim Holman
Builder Uphams, Brixham
Lying Suffolk
Fuel capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 318.2 ltr (70.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 37hp
Engine make and model Beta 4 cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   15
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

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LOA 9.76m (32'0")
LWL 7.70m (25'3")
Beam 2.60m (8'6")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 6,604kg (14,561.8lbs)
Headroom 1.82m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2016)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Gowen - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail Gowen - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Storm Jib (unknown year)
Trysail (unknown year)
Main Sail (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)

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Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Tank capacities are estimated.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Sink tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

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Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Owners Comments
For the past 18 years this Sovereign 32 has been laid up under cover in the local boat yard during which time the following work and has taken place.
Keel dropped and re-bedded with new keel bolts. New teak deck. Fitted with new four cylinder Beta Engine 37.5 bhp, shaft, bearings and propeller. (Total running time 15 hours.) Brand New Dual Fuel Tanks. Coach roof re-glassed and painted, new fore­ hatch, new water-tank (preformed plastic), new Jabsco Toilet. New main and Mizzen masts, new stainless steel tabernacle, both masts have new fittings and rig. New furling genoa gear. The following brand new and unused sails recently collected from the sailmakers Gowens where they have been stored since manufacture. Main sail, Mizzen, furling genoa, storm jib, trysail, two part stacking type sail covers for main and mizzen.(all in white) Included with these sails are used blue sail covers in good order and used Main and Mizzen (Red) sails in good order.
She has been restored to near new condition, all planking and other wood work thoroughly checked and found in good order by qualified shipwright, all paint and varnish work inside and out re-done, all necessary repairs completed (all minor). All deck fittings refitted, new where necessary, new pushpit and pulpit in 316 stainless steel, fitted, new gas locker.
Two new batteries fitted, new wiring, new switch panels with circuit breakers. The original cushions are vinyl covered and are clean and serviceable but will at some time, require replacing. Other than that Merewif will be sold as a bare boat for the purchaser to fit out with fixtures, fittings and navigational equipment of choice at his/her expense either as a D.Y.I. project or by own contractors .
Brokers Comments.
This is a great example of a classic ketch just crying out for someone to finish her to there own standards and equipment requirements. she will be Antifouled and Launched in the sale price.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Sovereign 32 Coastal Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Philip Berkeley of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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