Launched 2/2/1978 (date of contract) Launched 1979
Owner Derek Desaunois
Purchased 2010
Colour White
Berthed Manly, Qld
Sail Number
Australian Registration 857170
State Registration
Call Sign VKV6751
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number 50
Fit Out
Previous Owners Bernard Johnson (original owner). Originally at SPYC. Later Mike & Christine Shannon, sold to Derek Desaunois in 2010
Previous Names CL. Listed in later records as “C.L”, but original membership application form has the spelling “Ciel”

The Yacht’s Story

From Derek Desaunois, Aug 2010:

Just for useless trivia: the name change from CL to Ciella came from the first 3 letters of one of my daughter’s first name and the last 3 letters of my other daughter’s first name. I guess it was meant to be as being so close to the original name. Just had time for my first multiple-day singlehanded ocean trip in a long time and enjoyed it thoroughly.

What a boat! And indeed  get lots of comments in the marina (although I’m not known as a great conversationalist when I’m working). Got to get somebody mad enough to go out there in a tinny and make some photo’s under sail.


Berthed at Cairns (click on photos to enlarge). Photograph: Derek Desaunois, 2010.

After restoration work 2013 (D Desaunois) – note the hard dodger and beautiful interior:

Ciela 3 (1280x960)Ciela 4 (1280x925)Ciela 5 (1280x959)Ciela 7 (1280x959)Ciela 6 (1280x1010)

2 thoughts on “Ciella

  1. Hi there
    Is this SS34 on the market for sale – as at March 6th, 2019.
    If so, what is asking price please.


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