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The Bermudan Sloop built in 1936 to a design by Abeking & Rasmussen


Photograph by Martin Hansen, Scarborough, October 2015

Suna : One Of Around Six Windfall Yachts Still Afloat
In October 2015, whist on holiday in Whitby, I came across Suna in neighbouring Scarborough. Highly distinctive, I recognised her as one of the 100 'Windfall Yachts' taken by British Forces at the end of the second world war as 'prizes of war'. It's thought that only around six of these beautiful boats have survived to the present day. Following the acquisition at the war's conclusion, the military transported Suna to Malta where she spent the 1950s and 1960s as a sail training boat. By the 1990s she was back in the UK and owned by a syndicate who patched her up and semi restored her, albeit 'on the cheap'. Her current owners Andy Wiles and Paula Duck have been involved with her since 2008. Earlier this month they were filmed by My Classic Boat and the resulting video is informative about the Windfall Yachts in general, as well as showing off Suna; see the links section below. Another Windfall, Sea Scamp is also to be found on the HBA website.

Name on hull
Photograph by Martin Hansen, Scarborough, October 2015

Suna Statistics
Built : 1936 by Abeking and Rasmussen in Lemwerder, Wesermarsch, Lower Saxony, Germany
LOA : 32' 0"
LWL : 21' 0"
Beam : 7' 4"
Draught : 4' 4"
Displacement : -- tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° ------
Signal Letters : ----
Sail N° III38

Book : The Windfall Yachts
The Windfall Yachts, 2007, is out of print
However, copies can be found second hand for aound £75 on, for example, Amazon

Suna Custodians & Home Ports
Andy Wiles and Paula Duck (?-2018...) Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
John Cap Syndicate (?-1990s-?) Portsmouth, England
Ministry Of Defence (?-1950s-1960s-?)) Malta
Luftkreiskommando VI (1936-?) Keil, Germany

Suna's owners
Suna's owners, Andy Wiles and Paula Duck

Suna Links
Suna filmed by My Classic Boat, July 2018, on YouTube
The Windfall Yachts on Facebook

Page last updated : July 2018


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