SUMURUN sailing yacht is a classic 35m yacht from the legendary William Fife & Sons’ yard on the Clyde, who once served members of European royalty.
With a history as romantic as her profile, Scottish-built SUMURUN launched in 1914 as an extravagant gift from a baroness to her husband and has since travelled the world, proving her prowess from the Med to the Caribbean. Her good looks belie the vagaries of over a century on the water.
Exterior Design & Engineering
Originally launched as a gaff rigged yawl and later adapted to become a Bermudan rigged ketch, SUMURUN yacht is much loved by classic yacht enthusiasts due to her elegant aesthetic and her swiftness on the water.
SUMURUN had a succession of high-society Owners for the first 60 years of her life before being bought by an NYYC member, and this former SUMURUN yacht owner raced her hard on both sides of the Atlantic, regularly maintaining her.
SUMURUN sailing yacht was a regular contender on the regatta scene from 1989 to 2015. In 2016, SUMURUN yacht changed hands and under her new Owner she underwent an extensive multi-million Euro rebuild at the Chantier du Guip yard in Brittany, which saw her rig redesigned by Juan Kouyoumdjian and new spars added by Pasqui of Villefranche-sur-Mer, as well as structural improvements.
After a few years away from the regatta circuit she returned to the Mediterranean regatta scene in 2019 just in time to win her class at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.
With assisted power from a 249hp Cummins 6BTA engine, SUMURUN yacht has a top speed of 9.5 knots and cruises at 7.5 knots.
SUMURUN yacht comes with bundles of timeless nautical character, from her deck box with concealed binnacle and helm seat, to her gleaming ship’s bell and traditional ship's wheel on a bronze Thomas Reid pedestal.
The cosy doghouse and welcoming salon, which includes a dining table, sofa and three chairs, a writing desk, bookcases, a bar, a dresser, and an all-essential trophy cabinet, provide ample comfort for serious sailors.
There are lots of unintrusive modern touches, too, like the stereo in the salon, Owner’s cabin and on the aft deck, as well as wifi and a Bluetooth sound system throughout the yacht.
In addition, SUMURUN yacht comes with a folding swim platform and a 5m passerelle for ease of boarding.
SUMURUN’s interiors are beautifully fitted out in English Oak panelling, both raised and fielded, most of which is original. The attention to detail is astounding, particularly in the salon, which is a masterpiece.
Few, if any, classic yachts have benefitted from the sympathetic and costly upkeep that SUMURUN has, with constant upgrades and maintenance ensuring that she has one of the most beautifully executed interiors of any yacht afloat.
SUMURUN yacht can accommodate five guests in three cabins, including an Owner’s double to starboard and a single berth to port as well as two Pullman berths, with banquette stowage and drawers under and a writing desk aft. There is also room for up to six crewmembers across three crew cabins.
Toys & Tenders
SUMURUN sailing yacht comes with a 2019 semi-rigid aluminium 3.60m Highfield tender with a 20hp Honda outboard.
Located in La Seyne sur Mer, France, ask your luxury superyacht broker to arrange a viewing of this one-of-a-kind yacht.
- Length Overall:34.8 metres
- Length at Waterline:20.8 metres
- Beam:5.1 metres
- Max Draught:3.75 metres
- Gross Tonnage:71
- Displacement Tonnage:90
- Builder:William Fife
- Year of Build:1914
- Hull Type:Monohull
Performance & Capacities
- Max Speed:9.5 kn
- Cruising Speed:7.5 kn
- Fuel Capacity:1000 litres
- Water Capacity:1300 litres
- Engine Make:Cummins
- Total power:250hp