V 198  Sumara of Weymouth






Sumara of Weymouth is clearly an exceptionally well-built, modern Vertue with some intrepid cruises to her name.





Sumara’s varnished topsides are reminiscient of those on Stelda, who manages to keep hers bright after almost six decades!


Sumara is unusually rigged as a bermudan cutter, hence the high-cut foot of the yankee jib in this photograph, set alone whilst the stays’l is lashed to the deck.   This rig has largely only been used on the ‘ocean’ Vertues, but since Sumara behaves like an ocean-going yacht, this is entirely appropriate.


  • Laurent Giles design No: Not known
  • Builder: Terry Newman, Weymouth, Dorset.
  • Launch Date: 1990
  • Hull Material: Full length iroko on oak framing.
  • Deck: Laid teak over ply
  • Engine: Beta 16hp diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Bermudan cutter
  • Mast: Douglas fir with double spreaders
  • Heads'ls: Stays's and jibs
  • Backstay arrangement: Twin standing no runners
  • Home Port: Dunstaffnage, Oban, Scotland
  • Current Owner: Alasdair Flint
  • Contact details:
  • Email address: alasdair@sumaraofweymouth.co.uk
  • Other comments: