SOLD – Blondie

We have achieved almost everything we set out to with Blondie, being West Australian Offshore Champions 3 years in a row, and winning almost every major ocean race on the West Coast over the years.  For a variety of personal reasons, we feel it is time to give someone else a chance to sail her and hopefully also compete as we have done.  She was really built for cruising more than racing, so is fully equipped with fridge, freezer, good oven, hot water, comfy berths, enclosed head and shower etc. She is one of the few affordable size yachts that can truly be a long distance cruiser as well as race offshore at the very highest levels.

I have a speadsheet (available upon request) showing a build and fitout cost of over AUD$500,000. Even being economical with the fitout, an equivalent standard new boat would be at least $450,000, so the asking price is well under 1/2 price.  All fittings are to the highest standard – the tracks, blocks etc are sized for a 50′ boat.  The sails are highest quality and mostly new or very nearly so.  She is the boat on the “new S&S 34” part of the website, so you can see how she was built – under survey and to Cat 0 spec.

The price when listed with brokers will be AUD$220,000 but for those who contact me direct via the website I will offer a 10% discount. Also I will refund an economy return airfare from anywhere in the world to a successful purchaser.

Click here for her web page and also click the link below for the flyer:


“Mandalay” for sale in Hamburg, Germany

Hanno Frecke is selling his beautifully presented UK model S&S 34, currently in a hall (shed?) in Hamburg, Germany.

Below you will find a sales brochure in German language. Hanno hopes you will understand it easily however, and contact him if you are interested or have any questions:

We think it is a rare occasion for somebody who would like to buy a beautiful classic boat for a price of 32.000 Euro.

Please click


to read the sales brochure pdf


Gitano for sale in Hawaii

$29,000 US firm / 40,000 AUS

Email:   Also email to: as this will reach me at sea during my next yacht delivery jobs S&S 34.

Location: Hawaii. Yacht Delivery to Australia included by current owner ex-youngest solo circumnavigator Bj Caldwell: www. Bjcaldwell. Com  (UK Built sistership of Sir Edward Heath’s Sydney Hobart winner)  Sistership of world record S&S 34’s of Jessica Watson, Jessie Martin, Jon Sanders, David Dicks.  Only production yacht on Earth to accomplish 5 X nonstop solo around the world!  Sailed her solo San Francisco to Hawaii last year.  Built to original S&S 34 specs.

All new standing rigging 2014, all new chainplates 2014, new Aries wind vane, VHF, new LED cabin lights & LED mast-head light, Simrad tiller pilot, Navtek backstay adjuster, two burner stove with oven, 2 X 50 watt solar panels new 2014,14-sails (two mainsails, 4 spinnakers, 8 headsails), 25lb Delta anchor and 100ft chain, Volvo MD2 diesel, Spinlock tiller extension, VHF.  Full listing and video located at:


The Association has commissioned a run of official Class Flags, based on the original design and colours.  Rather than being sewn, these flags use the latest UV resistant printing technology.  They have a middle lining to prevent “see through” of the pattern, and a velco strip to wrap around a stay plus ties.  The design is such that the Velcro wrapped end matches the pattern on the other side and becomes invisible.

They are offered for sale to members at cost, being $69. + postage

Non-members are welcome to purchase for $79 + postage.

Postage is $10 to anywhere in the world.  Just email our Treasurer Rob Eliott-Lockhart who will give you the details for payment and send the flags to you.  As our Past Presidents Roger Raymond and Dick Newnham demonstrate, they are magnificent flags.

Class flag

Another circumnavigation record attempt by Jon Sanders! (in his S&S 39)

Jon Sanders is well known to all sailors for his sailing records firstly in his S&S 34 Perie Banou and then his triple circumnavigation in Parry Endeavour.  He is now planning a record beating 10th circumnavigation in his S&S 39 Perie Banou III.

Perie Banou will need refitting and equipping for the long voyage.  For further information and to offer your support, please see:



and especially the Funding website:

A Fund Raising Dinner is being held at RPYC on 8th July 2016, please come along and support Jon, ring RPYC for reservations as below:

Jon Sanders fundraising dinner RPYC 2016


Lionheart for sale – Your Chance to Own a Piece of Maritime History!

Lionheart Is For Sale. 

Regrettably and, indeed, very reluctantly we have come to the decision to sell. Lionheart. She is a wonderful sailing vessel but an impending relocation and change of circumstances militate against holding on to her.

Lionheart is the S&S 34 that carried Jesse Martin around the world to become the youngest solo, non-stop, circumnavigator. (Jessica Watson has since overtaken that record – in another S&S 34!)

Yes, the S&S is a very sturdy and sea-kindly vessel. Jesse sailed with us recently. It was a highly nostalgic afternoon for him as he reacquainted himself with the little home he had lived in, all alone, for nine months, all those years ago. We were able to show him his pencilled phone numbers, email addresses and reminders still on the cabin ceiling.

When we bought Lionheart, in 2011, she was in a sad and shabby state. We have spent a lot of time and money restoring her to something of her former glory – a list of the works we have completed can be found below.

She is currently located in Queenscliff, Victoria. We are seeking expressions of interest and will gladly show her to genuine buyers. Please contact me, Patrick Roberts, in the first instance, on mobile: 0438 387 001. email:

Works Completed on Lionheart 

Late 2011:

  • All deck furniture, including stanchions, removed,
  • Star cracking around stanchion bases repaired.
  • Topsides and deck painted
  • Stanchions reinforced with backing plates.
  • All screws/bolt holes Sikaflexed prior to replacement (this resolved water leak issues long associated with the boat)
  • Replaced lifelines.
  • Replaced most running rigging.
  • Installed new porthole Perspex.

February 2012:

  • Marine electrician removed defunct Transat system and associated cabling.
  • Sorted out and tidied up all cabling, removing redundant cables.
  • Installed new Raymarine Ray 55E VHF Radio.
  • Installed new Raymarine ST 60 instruments.

May/June 2015:

  • New s/s standing rigging installed
  • Mast and boom removed, sanded, etch primed and two pack paint.
  • All sheaves removed, serviced and reinstalled.
  • New Evergreen NMEA 183 GPS aerial installed.
  • All navigation lights replaced with new LED.
  • New boom bag and lazy jacks by Bull Sails

September 2015:

  • New 16 kilo Mantus anchor
  • 20 metres new anchor chain
  • 100 metres of 12mm nylon rode.

Click here to go to her web page