Simandy II
£42 500

J. Francis Jones designed and build by Gordon Armstrong Marine Ltd, Scarborough.

This is one of 3 Sole Bay 40's built, of which 2 survive. She is very strongly built, a good powerful vessel capable of offshore passages.

Make40' Sole Bay KetchNo Of Berths1 double 1 double1 Double, 1 single
LOA40'6Reason for saleDownsizing
Draft5'No of Owners3
PropulsionPerkinsLocationGranton Harbour

Safety Equipment:


Perkins 120 horsepower, 6 cylinder, diesel engine. Cruising speed 7.5 knots, max 9 knots. New stainless steel fuel tanks port & stbd of the engine. Balance pipe. Balancing pipe. Drain & water trap. Total capacity approx. 120 gals. PRM hydraulic gear box with single lever Morse control to 30" bronze pop.


2 engine driven alternators supplying 2 independent but cross linked sets of deep cycle batteries. 2x 12v for engine starting. 2x 12v domestic= 24v ships supply at minimal noise level. 2kw Invertor 24v/220v.


Fore peak cabin with port/stbd settee berths in mahogany, drawers bellow. Full headroom, hatch over. Central door to heads compartments with Baby Blake heads and basin. Bulkhead to lower saloon cabin with dinette unit to port. Small pilot berth behind and above dinette. Table drops down to make occasional double. Stbd narrow settee with pilot berth behind at a higher level. Galley port, aft of dinette. 2 burner plus oven Taylor's paraffin cooker on gimbals. Numerous cupboards. Brass sink. Brass Patey hand pump and mixer tap on pressurised water system. Approx 350 gals water in 2 SS water tanks port and stbd of engine. 3td tank under lower saloon sole. 12v Engel fridge. Hot water from calorifier on the engine. Parr pressure pump and system on the cold supply. Shower in the aft cabin toilet compartment. Steps up offset to stbd to the wheelhouse. Steering position port, L- shaped seating in aft stbd corner. Steps down to aft cabin. Large double berth athwartships aft, single and aft berth to port. Heads/ shower compartment. Hanging locker. Eberspacher heating system throughout the boat. Taylor paraffin heater in the cabin, Reflex heater in the wheelhouse.

Sails and rig:

Tan terylene main and mizzen sails. Genoa, working jib and storm jib, tan terylene by East Coast sails, 1989. New sails covers (2014). Named dodgers. Slab reefing. Ketch with gaff on the mainland Bermudan on the mizzen. Solid wood masts. Main mast new (2014), mizzen new (2013). Masts mounted in steel tabernacles, the main mast on the foredeck with bulkhead under, mizzen mast on aft coachroof with bulkhead support under. Stainless steel standing rigging (2013). Internal galvanised chain plates. Twin forestays. Mizzen halyard mast winch. Elsewhere block and tackles. Radar scanner on small mast beside mizzen.

2 horse shoe lifebuoys. 3 fire extinguishers and blanket. 2 lifejackets and harnesses.

£42 500
Granton Harbour, Edinburgh