S O V E R E L 48

Center Cockpit Cruising Ketch

Individual Boats (Hulls 9 through 16)

Hull #9: built in 1978 with a cored hull and a centerboard.   Formerly named "Giraffe" and "Second Wind."  Currently named "New Horizons" and owned by Phil Winters the boat is based in Grenada.  See the Modifications page for info on the prop shaft strut, larger shaft and large propellor installed on this boat.  Also see the rudder  / skeg gudgeon



Hull #10: built in 1980 has a cored hull and a centerboard.  Previously named "Aire Belle" and now named "Providence" she is owned by Warwick Cahill of Tampa, Fl.



 Hull #11: built in 1980 is a fixed keel model with a cored hull.  Previously named "Resolute" and owned by longtime owner Franklyn Bill.  USCG Doc. # 615914. She is now owned by Lisa and Bruce Milne of Pensecola, Fl.  They have a website detailing the refit at Bluewater Bruce.


 Hull #12 Unkno

Hull #13 Unknown


 Hull 14:  built in 1980 has a cored hull and a centerboard. Formerly named "Karamea" she is now named "Barefoot."  She is located in Indiantown, Fl. and owned by Eric Massey of the UK.   She uniquely has no rub rail.  USCG Doc. # 688381




 Hull #15: the hull was layed up in 1980, but the boat was not commissioned until 1984 or 1985 making her the last Soverel 48 completed.  She has a cored hull and centeredboard configuration. Unique among the Soverel 48's, the mainmast shrouds are led through the deck, not to the rail. She was named "CAVU" by Commander Soverel and has retained that name.  She is owned by James and Ginny Ladesic of Daytona Beach, Fl.  This is the best Soverel 48 I have had the pleasure to be aboard.



 Hull #16: at long last this boat has been identified by the original owner Dr. Bill Whitmore of Sarasota, Fl. She is configured with a Klegecell cored hull above the waterline as well as a Klegecell cored deck and a NACA lifting foil keel.. Originally named "Mariposa" she had a sugarscoop added to the transom.  She was sold in 1993 to Dr. Joseph Frazier of Oriental NC and was renamed Orient Express or Oriental Express.  Whereabouts is unknown.