Designed and built in 1938. by Dickie of Tarbert, Loch Fyne,Siona is a very pretty classic sloop that has been consistently up-graded and improved during the present 20 year ownership, with survey reports and receipts over the period to confirm the work done. The design is typical of her period, with a sweeping stemline from stemhead down to the ballast keel in a curve, a fairly steep rise to the floors, with a gentle lift to the short counter stern.In 1971 she won the John Illingworth Trophy passage race through the Pentland Firth round the north of Scotland and has visited Norway several times from her base for many years at Crinan and Fort William on Scotlands west coast. She is currently lying Chichester.
Siona has just had her hull repainted and a comprehensive set of works carried out during Winter 15/16. She has recently been re-launched and is presented is lovely condition & is ready to sail for the season.
Stock Number : ABS 1274
Year of Build : 1938
LOA : 31’0” (9.45m)
Beam : 8’5” (2.59m)
Draft : 5’6” (1.68m)
Keel Type : Long External Iron Ballast Keel
Engine : 1 x Yanmar 3GM – 27 HP ( New in 1991 )
No of Berths : 4
VHF : VHF with DSC
Plotter : Standard Horizon 7” Plotter /GPS
Electronics : Log, ST depth/speed/wind
Other : Navico ST 100
Planked in 7/8” Columbian pine or similar, all fastened with copper nails, clenched in the Scottish fashion, to steamed oak timbers, 1 ¼” x 7/8” at approx 10” centres.
The hull is painted white with a blue cove line.
Long external iron ballast keel. Mild steel galvanised keel bolts renewed in 1991/2 one removed in July 04, found with minimal wastage replaced, bolts checked again in 2007.
Galvanised strap floors. When surveyed in 2003 the only recommendation was simply wire brushing a painting.
All sea-cocks removed for checking and one replaced in 2004 refit.
The deck has been upgraded in 2010 with he original canvas-sheathed pine deck stripped of the canvas, faired and overlaid with ply, epoxy/glass sheathed and painted.
New varnished teak toe rails and rubbing strakes were fitted in 2010.
Low level varnished teak fore hatch on the deck in front of the mast and a hatch on the aft deck abaft the rudder stock .Stainless steel pulpit, push-pit and stanchions all round with twin guard wires.
Wooden cleat on the aft deck to take aft lines. Sampson post on the fore deck.
Substantial period manual windlass on the fore deck take forward lines, bronze fair leads forward and aft.
The coach-roof extends forward as far as the mast with varnished teak coamings fitted with 3 bronze port holes each side.
The coach-roof deck was refitted in 2008 by Nick Gates & Co – the original canvas removed, the pine boards faired, 6 mm ply fitted, epoxy glass sheathed and painted.
Varnished grab rails each side.
Varnished teak sliding hatch and twin doors to the cabin entrance.
Bronze port and stbd nav lights on the coamings.
Deep cock-pit sheltered by the coach-roof with varnished teak coamings.
Varnished mahogany seat lockers each side and wide bridge deck across forward.
Teak grating in the well with timber access hatch to the shaft gland below.
The well is grp sheathed and self draining.
Tiller steering with varnished tiller on bronze fittings.
Bermudian sloop rig on gold anodised, oval-section aluminium mast stepped through the deck onto the keel.
External mainsail track.
Spinnaker track on the fwd face.
Round section aluminium boom with external track and roller reefing gear, mounted on a track on the aft face of the mast.
The boom has been converted to slab reefing with a track to take the leach pennants, lead eyes and jamming cleats at the mast end. Stainless steel rams horns.
All stainless steel replaced in Feb 2004.
Twin lowers and cap shrouds.
Single standing back-stay to the counter arch-board.
Single masthead/stemhead fore stay incorporating Furlex roller furling gear.
New internal galvanised steel chain plates with new bolts.
Pair of bottom action bronze Gibb halyard winches.
Single Lewmar mast winch to port takes the kicking strap.
Pair of top-action Lewmar cock-pit sheet winches on the coamings.
Adjacent cleat on the outside face of the coamings to take the tails.
Track with single cars each side on the side decks.
Genoa on Furlex roller gear.
V-berths in the fore cabin, fore hatch over. Chain locker right forward with T&G pine bulkhead fitted with door.
Varnished deck beams above.
T&G pine bulkhead just forward of the mast with port side opening.
Saloon cabin with port and std settee berths, shelves above. Table on alloy cantilever arm swing away to clear the through passage.
Galley in the after std corner.
Smart stainless steel gas cooker, gimbaled + fiddles. 2-burners grill and ove.
Stainless steel tray inset in a shelf which fits over the cooker doubles as a draining board.
Twin stainless steel sinks against the bulkhead with hand pump, sink drains overboard.
Heads compartment in the after port corner. Sea toilet.
Pull-out shelf against the bulkhead forms the chart desk, electrical panel and nav instruments above.
Manual bilge pump and fire extinguisher below.
Engine box step up to the cock-pit.
Varnished mahogany coamings and joinery.
6’+ head-room in the cabin.
Yanmar 3 GM 27 hp 3-cyl diesel fitted 1991.
Single lever Morse controls to centre-line 3-blade prop gives a maximum speed of 6knts.
1 litre per hour consumption at 1800 rpm.
Stainless steel 50 litre fuel tank under the std cock-pit locker.
2 x 12 v batteries under port side cock-pit lockers on 12 v circuits.
Engine driven alternator + solar panel.
Bulkhead compass to std.
ST depth/speed/wind on the port side cock-pit bulkhead.
GPS Standard Horizon 7”chart plotter.
VHF DSC radio
2 life buoys
45 kg plough anchor
35 kg fisherman anchor
Approx 200’ chain
Approx 180’ warp and short chain on the fisherman
Warps and fenders.
All over boat cover suspended from the boom, from mast back over the cock-pit.
This Classic 1938 wooden Sloop is a beautiful yacht that was originally built at Loch Fyne in Scotland by Dickie of Tarbert and has in the past be likened to an Alfred Mylne style of design. She has spent a fair proportion of her life cruising the waters around Scotland and in 1971 won the John Illingworth Trophy. Having been in her current ownership for the past 20 years, she has been regularly maintained and stored ashore for approx 6 months each year by an owner who is a former Whitbread Round the World Racer. With 4 berths, galley & heads down below, as well as over 6 feet of headroom in the cabin, complimented by a good size cockpit & large deck areas, this great classic is beautiful to look at & a real pleasure to sail. Built from Columbian Pine fastened with copper nails, the minute you step aboard, you are transferred back to a time when boats were built with true character & Siona of Fyne feels like she has her very own personality.
With a very solid construction and great classic lines, Siona of Fyne is just waiting for her new owner to love her and appreciate her as it would appear all her previous owners have done. She is currently lying in Chichester & viewing can be arranged through Aspire Boat Sales.