Solana III was built by local craftsmen in the International Boat building Training College in Lowestoft, UK under the supervision of Barry Van Geffen of Laurent Giles Naval Design firm and completed in 2010.
Solana III was imported from Europe to the USA in July 2014, All import duties were paid.
This yacht is a replica (with some modifications – added bowsprit; modified cabin top) of the Hiscocks’ Wanderer III. The Hiscocks were the first couple to make two circumnavigations in the 1950s and wrote many books on their cruises. Their original Wanderer III is still sailing strong after 300,000 miles
Boat painted, spars varnished and all bright work done in 2012. Bottom paints in 2012 and 2013. Last bright work done in September 2014.A recent quote from Cruising World (October 2014) on its review of the best 40 cruising boats of all times: "Wanderer III - Where to begin? Built in 1952 by Brit legends Eric and Susan Hiscock, and later sailed by another intrepid couple, Thies Matzen and Kicki Ericson, the diminutive but mighty 30-footer is the only boat ever to have won the Blue Water Medal twice, under both sets of owners. Now more than 60 years old. the boat has sailed nearly 300,000 nautical miles and is still crossing oceans. It's hard to deny the fact that simple, long-legged Wanderer III is surely the single-greatest pure cruising boat of all time." by Herb McCormick, In Cruising World October 2014, page 86
LOA 9.04m (29'8")
LWL 7.46m (24'6")
Beam 2.84m (9'4")
Draft 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 7,500kg (16,537.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Wood carvel construction with a modified long keel underwater profile, paint finish
All fastenings to hull are copper / bronze, keel bolts are bronze, floor straps either bronze of laminated iroko. Deck fitting are bronze or brass.
All sails by Gowen in cream finish. Main sail with three reefs, staysail (in a removable staysail stay), genoa in a furler. Wooden spinnaker pole and halyard. Mast has a separate track for trysail.
Electric and electronics
VHF ICOM M601
Nantes Mcmurdo ICS Nav6
All navigation professionally installed.
Water heater Sigma Marine
Classic bronze winches Murray (4 in cockpit and 3 at the mast)
P.O. Box 203
Rockport, ME 04856