S O V E R E L 48

Center Cockpit Cruising Ketch



The Soverel 48 was built by Soverel Marine in North Palm Beach, Fl. between 1974 and 1985. 


"For the man who wants to take his ship around the world in comfort, safety and with exciting speed and performance.  This is no sluggish powerboat with masts nor a mini-hull built to the IOR with an aft cabin.  She will do better than 200 miles a day under reduced sail in the trades. She is as easy to handle as a 30 footer."    from an interview with Bill Soverel

If you own one of of these boats or know the whereabouts of one please consider contacting the author for incorporation of the information into this site.  It would be greatly appreciated.




 The following advertisement was published in 1974 to introduce the Soverel 48.  It is a very good source of information about the original design which was later slightly modified as described in the Soverel Newsletters.  

 To see Soverel Marine publications that contain additional information dealing with the subsequent evolution of the Soverel 48, click on the   Soverel Newsletters  and Soverel48 Brochure  links near the top of the page.


Individual Boats (Hulls 1 through 8)


Hull #1:    Built in 1974 with solid GRP hull and centerboard.  This boat, originally named "Edelweiss" is now named "Unsupervised"  and owned by Tim Trapani of Covington, La.  USCG documentation # 560702.  This boat is featured in the Soverel 48 Brochure.


Hull #2:  built in 1974 and previously owned by Paul Roberts who gave the boat its current name, "Pleides."  This boat is for sale at Boca del Toros Marina in Panama.  The listing can be found at www.sailboat listings.com.  The listing price is $89k.



 Hull #3, built in 1974, has solid GRP hull and a fixed keel. She was previously named "Kimosabi" , later "Corrilian" and "Dreamweaver" now named "Broad Reaching." USCG Doc. # 1062069.  She is owned by Steve Gould  and is for sale for $115k.  See the Soverel 48 for sale link above. Hobe Sound, Fl.    e-mail soverel48@att.net




 Hull #4, built in 1975, has a GRP hull and a centerboard.  Named High Life, she is owned by Evan Plauche of New Orleans, La.




 Hull #5, built in 1976, has a GRP hull and fixed keel.  The last known owner was Thomas Pappas of Osprey, Fl.  She was previously for sale in Portugal but recently seen at Spice Island Boatyard in Grenada. USCG Doc. # 624618




 Hull #6, built in 1976. Named "Liberty" she was last seen in Salinas, Puerto Rico, in transit to Maine.  She is owned by Reggie and John Botkin.




Hull #7, built in 1976 with an  Airex core hull and a centerboard.  She is owned by the original owner, Dr. Kenneth Fulton of Melbourne, Fl. and named "Maranatha."   She appears to be better than new!  and is NOT FOR SALE.





 Hull #8, built in 1977.  Hull layup is unknown. This centerboard model.was originally named "CAVU" and owned by Commander Bill Soverel who raced it very successfully in local competition. It is named "Tenacious" and owned by Mark Bolton of Houston, Tx.

To see individual boats 9 through 16 click on this link   Individual Boats 9 through 16