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1973 Holman & Pye Super Sovereign 35

location icon Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Year 1973
Length 35'5 ft / 10.80 m
Builder/Manufacturer KW & A Upham Ltd, Brixham

The Super Sovereign 35 is a classically styled ketch from the board of Holman and Pye.  This particular example has been regularly upgraded and is equipped to a very high standard for the purpose of long distance cruising.  Excellent opportunity to acquire a serious cruising yacht with character and proven capability around the Atlantic coasts and also the Mediterranean. 


Year Built 1973
Category Sail
Length Overall 35'0 ft / 10.67 m
Beam 10 ft / 3.04 m
Max Draft 5'9 ft / 1.75 m
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Full Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 23.70 hp
Cruising Speed 6 kn
Maximum Speed 9 kn
Range 926 km
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 150 L
Fuel Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 252 L
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 80 L
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Windlass Manual

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo Penta
Model: D2 40
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 24hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Year: 2009

The accommodation offers up to five berths in the forepeak and saloon with good headroom throughout

Steps leading down from cockpit, galley to port with gimballed Calor Gas oven with 2 burners and grill (propane or butane), stainless steel sink with H&C pressurised water supply, cool box and a range of cupboards and drawers. Navigation area opposite to starboard side with seat, front opening refrigerator discreetly positioned beneath chart table. Saloon with settee berth to port, storage above, beneath and behind.  Settee berth to starboard with storage beneath and behind, third single berth above. Folding / stowable table. Companionway with range of drawers leading through to forepeak. Heads to starboard with vanity unit and sink with H&C pressurised water supply, shower mixer and marine toilet, storage lockers beneath sink and to starboard side.  Hanging locker opposite to port.  Forepeak with double berth, storage above and below.

Teak and holly cabin flooring, joinery in varnished finished, curtains and interior lighting.

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway Volvo Penta D2 40 24hp four cylinder diesel engine (2009). Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to bronze fixed three bladed propeller. Single lever engine control. Cruising speed 6 knots. Maximum speed 9 knots. Approximate range 500 nautical miles.

Alternator charging to 2 x 120Ah 12 volt domestic batteries and 1 x 120Ah engine starting battery (2018)

12 volt switch panel

240 volt shorepower with charger

Rutland 913 wind generator

Solar panels

Sails, spars and rigging

Ketch rigged. Sparlight Gold anodised aluminium mast, mizzen and booms. 1 x 19 Stainless steel standing rigging (2008/9).Terylene running rigging (2010). Slab reefing to mainsail. Rotostay roller furling gear.

Part battened Mainsail  - 1995 - Fair

Genoa - 1995 - Fair

Part battened Mizzen - 1995 - Fair

Asymmetric Spinnaker - Excellent - 2012 - good

Furling Code Zero gennaker with Facnor FX1500 furling - 2012 - good

Spinnaker staysail - 2012 - good

Mizzen staysail - 2012 - good

Various vintage spare sails including genoa, storm sail ans spare mizzen staysail

Navigation Equipment

Clipper digital compass with NMEA feed

Simrad RD68 DSC VHF radio with aerial

Simrad IS15 Depth Sounder

Stowe Navigator 1 log

Raymarine Tacktick Wind speed indicator (2020)

Wind direction and close hauled indicators.

Pinta autopilot

Various electronic charts

Full navigation lights 

Various paper charts

Clock and barometer


Netgear ethernet switch

Onboard computer (new 2020)

Nobeltec Timezero Navigator 3 software

Lilliput 10" touchscreen VDU with bluetooth waterproof keyboard and mouse

Koden RADARpc MDS-50R radar

Raymarine AIS650 Class B transceiver

Garmin GPS48 12 channel (also integrated into DSC radio)

Deck Equipment

Lofrans manual anchor winch (2007)

CQR 35lb Anchor with 50m 8mm chain and warp

Fishermans Anchor (approx 30lb) with 50m of 8mm chain.

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions, & lifelines

Sprayhood and cockpit canopy

Sail covers


Stainless steel boarding ladder

Boat hook

Bosuns chair

Various fenders & warps

Removeable stainless steel bowsprit


2 x Lewmar 40 self tailing sheet winches

2 x Barlow and Gibb halyard winches on mast

1 x Tufnol reefing winch on boom

1 x Mainsheet winch on coach roof

Hyfield levers for mizzen backstays

Safety Equipment

Manual & electric bilge pumps

Fire extinguishers x 2 (expiry dates unknown)

Fire blanket

2 x Horseshoe Lifebuoys with Ftron life buoy lights (2014)

Six man Ocean Safety Life Raft (with RORC + Emergency Pack (unchecked))

Plastimo self-inflating danbuoy (2014)

Throwing lines

Tri-buckle MOB recovery

Emergency tiller

Firdell Blipper radar reflector




Built by KW & A Upham Limited of Brixham in 1973 to a design by Holman & Pye. White painted GRP hull with gold cove line, white painted GRP superstructure and moulded non slip finish to decks. Encapsulated long iron keel. Teak coachroof grabrails and teak capping rail. Wheel steering to transom hung rudder. Removeable bowsprit. Aft self draining cockpit. Self draining anchor and gas lockers. Coppercoat antifouling.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.