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50% price reduction on 35m classic Fife sailing yacht Sumurun

17 June 2024 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The 34.8-metre classic sailing yacht Sumurun has had a near 50 per cent price drop of €1,750,000 with Hans van Doornmalen at Edmiston.

Built in teak planking on double oak frames by Scottish yard William Fife & Sons to Lloyd's class standards, she was delivered in 1914 as a Bermudan ketch and underwent a "multi-million Euro rebuild" from 2017 to 2019. Juan Kouyoumdjian redesigned her rig during this refit at the Chantier du Guip yard in Brittany, France. New spars were added by Pasqui of Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.

Sumurun is now asking €1,900,000

Accommodation is for five guests in three cabins including a master with a double bed to starboard plus a single berth to port and en-suite bathtub. The two guest cabins share a bathroom. There are quarters for up to six crew members across three cabins.

The interior of Sumurun is beautifully fitted out in English oak panelling, raised and fielded, with much attention to detail. Most of this is original and what is more recent has been carefully replicated. The saloon is a masterpiece, with a dining table, sofa and three chairs, seating six comfortably. With its writing desk, bar, bookcases, china cabinet with cutlery drawers, the overall impression is of early 20th-century excellence. There is even a well-stocked trophy cabinet.

As so often with yachts of this vintage, there is a romantic history and she has been hailed as one of the swiftest and most beautiful yachts afloat. Commissioned by a beautiful and flamboyant baroness as a gift to her husband, she was designed and built by a legendary Scottish yard.

Sumurun’s story is filled with vivid personalities, a multitude of racing victories, and a serene elegance that has transcended "the vagaries of over a century on the water".

Lying in La Seyne sur Mer, France, Sumurun is now asking €1,900,000.

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William Fife & Son   28.65 m •  1914

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