About The Boat
  • Type: -- Saltram Saga 36
    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 sea worthy 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.