Syzygy II

Launched 1983 (date of construction contract 2/11/82)
Owner Original owner Sinclair Hutton, West Perth
Colour Red Hull, white coach roof (original colour listed by Swarbricks’ as “tangerine/white”)
Sail Number
Australian Registration 854973
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder Swarbrick Bros
Hull Number 110 (possibly 40 if she is the original Syzygy)
Fit Out
Previous Owners Sinclair Hutton, sold on to John Tiley (listed as
owner in April 96)
Previous Names


The Yacht’s Story

Lost and Found – Spotted by John McCormack (Morning Bird) in Refuge Bay

We had just spent the weekend in the Hawkesbury and were in Refuge for a swim and shower under the waterfall and I saw a red S&S34 on the other side of the bay. We motored past on the way out and didn’t see anybody on board. I would have called out if I had realized she was a Search and Rescue.

She is red topsides with a white or light colored deck, in boom reefing, a furler and a fawn dodger. She is the same 4 porthole model as Morning Bird (1984/85??) and looks to be in very good condition. I suspect she is based somewhere in Pittwater or the Hawkesbury to be in Refuge Bay on a Sunday afternoon.

Webmaster note:

From our records, it seems that Sinclair Hutton bought Bob Sampson’s Terian (hull 40) and renamed her Syzygy, but later sold her and built a new Mk 2 boat which he named Syzygy. The boat referred to could be the original Terian, as the hull is said to be red.

3 thoughts on “Syzygy II

  1. This yacht now moored west of church point towards browns bay mc cards creek owners name is john Hughes told me boat once owned by Neville cottee

  2. Great to find this website.
    I purchased the yacht from the previous owner in Pittwater in 2019. She is now moored in middle harbour. Still red hull.. for now.

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