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"Cedilla", Super Sovereign Ketch

Sails and Deck Gear
Nav Station


After owning a 6 ton Hillyard for many years and cruising extensively in her with our young family, we decided in 1990 to look for something with a bit more room and pace but retaining the excellent sea-keeping qualities of the Hillyard.

As soon as we saw Cedilla ashore at Mylor's yard our search was over. Her beautiful lines and sturdy construction were exactly what we were looking for.

Since 1990 we have cruised the South coast of England, North and South Brittany coasts, and the North coast of Spain. I have also entered a couple of offshore races and came first in our class on a race from St Helier to San Sebastian (560 n miles) when we had 16 hours of force 7 in Biscay when several boats retired. She carried on sailing in total comfort with separate storm jib and reefed mizzen, averaging between 5 & 6 knots during this time. (Click here for interesting PBO Article - (.pdf) )

In 1997 I was able to get 1 year's unpaid leave from my teaching job, and my wife and I spent 53 weeks living aboard her and sailing round the coasts of France, Spain and Portugal, then continuing via Gibraltar into the Med. as far as Marseilles. We then returned to Jersey via the Rhone, the Soane, and the canals to Paris, Le Havre and then home.

The cabin is an excellent atmosphere for entertaining and can seat 7/8 with comfort. With the special cockpit table up 4/5 can sit outside to eat with ease.

She has been a much loved boat during our ownership, and has looked after us without fault in many difficult situations!

Comment on the Survey

I would also like to confirm that the blistering mentioned in the survey exists only in two relatively small areas of the hull - both on the starboard side.
The first is an area a couple of feet back from the bow about twelve inches below the water line.
The second a similar area under the counter stern on the same side.
They were not deemed to be a problem either by the surveyor at the time, or indeed the insurance company who received a copy of the survey.
I have kept an eye on these areas and they do not appear to have changed at all. The recommendation by the surveyor was that no remedial work was needed at the time- except to keep an eye on it which I have done.

Why we are selling

Sadly my wife has got bad back problems now and we feel that the time has come to hand her over to a crew who are able to make full use of her offshore capabilities. She will be sadly missed!


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