(ex Barbarossa)

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
The Bermudan Sloop built in 1952 to an Alan Buchanan Design

Sara Mia
Photograph by Frank Rettig


Sara-Mia : Family Boat
Sara-Mia has been the 'family boat' for the last thirty years. Built of high quality steel, she was originally called Barbarossa, and was enthusiastically raced with a Yawl rig in the 1960s and 1970s. Renamed in the early 1980s, she is accepted by the VKSJ as a historically important vessel.

Ice Bound
Sara-Mia, ice-bound in her home port, February 2012

Sara-Mia Statistics
Built : 1952 by Beynes in Haarlem, west of Amsterdam, Netherlands
LOA : 37' 5"
LWL : 29' 9"
Beam : 8' 9"
Draught : 5' 4"
Displacement : 9.5 tons
VKSJ : N° 925
Sail : N° H459

Sara-Mia Custodians & Home Ports 
Wim Zindler (c2000-2018...) Weesp, Netherlands
Wim Zindler's Father-in-law (early 1980s)
Mr Ter Horst (?-1960s and 1970s-?)

Sara-Mia Links 
Sara-Mia on VKSJ website

Page last updated : June 2018


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