Capella Of Burnham

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Built to an Alan Buchanan design in 1960

Capella of Burnham


Capella of Burnham : Successful 1960's Racer For Sale
Capella of Burnham is an Alan Buchanan Vashti Class sloop built to the top 100A1 Lloyd's standard by Suttons in 1960 with all the best materials; teak hull, cabin and deck, stainless steel and bronze fittings, and a lead keel. She was built as a sister ship to Vashti and is Buchanan's most successful design for the RORC III class. Voted Yachting Monthly's boat of the year in 1960, and winner of the town cup in Burnham week 1960. She's popped up for sale (June 2017) on the Apollo Duck website for £37,600 having been placed there by her owner of the last 22 years, Paul Harteveld. He writes, “Sails like a dream, whether racing, cruising or fast passage making. She is in very good condition, with new decks, coach roof, cockpit, and a recent engine. Newly painted and varnished for 2017”.
Her first owner, WH Hawkins, was the boss of H&M Engineering which made most of the metal fittings for several of the Buchanan boats built by Bill Sutton.

Taylor's Stove
Capella of Burnham's Galley

Capella of Burnham Statistics
Built : 1960 by EW Sutton in Gt Wakering, Essex, England
LOA : 37' 3"
LWL : 26' 5"
Beam : 9' 6"
Draught : 6' 3"
Displacement : 11 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 300561

At Speed
Capella of Burnham in 2007

Capella of Burnham Custodians & Home Ports 
Paul Harteveld (1995-2017...) Rotterdam, Netherlands
Eric I Soyland (1978-1985-?) --
RM Pryce (1975-1977) Orford, England
RD McMeekin (1966-1974) Rochester, England
WH Hawkins (?-1961-1965) Rochester, England

Capella of Burnham Links
Capella of Burnham For Sale with Apollo Duck (June 2017)
   (Probably a short lived link, as Apollo Duck regularly culls adverts)
YouTube 1 : On the water with Capella of Burnham
YouTube 2 : Delivery from Baltic to the Netherlands

Page last updated : June 2017


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