32ft Sovereign Class Holman, Bermudan ketch.

Price Details

Asking Price: £19,950 GBP
Location: Pin Mill, nr Ipswich, Suffolk GB
Makers: Uphams of Brixham Devon

Design  C.R.Holman  32ft Sovereign Class Cruiser/Racer  Year: 1963
Condition: Very good,  not in commission. Professionally refurbished by Harry Kings boatyard.
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


Merewif, deemed to be hull number: 2 of the Sovereign Class, a C.( Kim) .R. Holman design built by the renowned Uphams Boatyard of Brixham. Lloyds Registered built to A100A1 grading. Much of her youth was spent on the East Coast, in and around West Mersea with Gowens Ltd, the sail makers, best friends and contemporaries of the designer/ builder Kim Holman.
She spent 18 years under cover in Harry Kings Boatyard before being sold again to the present owners, who have lavished their time and money into her.
Merewif has been restored to near new condition again. All the planking was checked out by a qualified shipwright all found to be in good order


Length Overall: 9.75m  32ft
Length Of Deck: 9.75m
Length At Water Line: 8.84m

Beam: 2.67m
Draft: 1.22m
Air Draft: 10.67 m Approx
Max Draft: 1.22m  5ft 3ins


Displacement: 9.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5  knots
Engine Power: 37.5HP
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4



Builder: Uphams of Brixham
Designer: Kim Holman
Boat Name: Merewif


Hull Material: Wood, carvel planked
Hull Design: Displacement, long keel
Hull Speed: 8: knots

Engine Description: New Beta Marine diesel engine, 37hp, shaft bearings and propeller were installed 2015-6. Just 18 hours running time. Four cylinders.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Carvel planked.
She had been under cover for 18years prior to her purchase by the present owners in 2015
Since then her keel was dropped and re-bedded, new keel bolts put in place.
New engine installed. New teak decks laid.


Coach roof re glassed and painted, new fore hatch , new water tank , new Jabsco toilet installed.
Good standing headroom below.


New alloy masts Main and Mizzen, new booms , new stainless stel tabernacle. New fittings added to masts and rig.
New Furling genoa gear
Her sails are brand new and have never been used stored at Gowen of Mersea since they were made.
Sails include: Main sail, mizzen. furling genoa, storm jib, tri sail , two part self stacking sail covers on the booms. All in white.
In addition there are 2 x used blue canvas sail covers a main and a mizzen both red terylene fabric ( in good order).