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The Soverel 26 has a super website, and there are also a couple of useful forums one on SailNet and the other on Yahoo!. Both are great for gathering information about the other Soverel designs. Below is a compiled list of the Soverel Designs

If you are interested in a Soverel and would like an owner opinion, try Ask Another Opinion: http://old.cruisingworld.com/anothero.htm which for a nominal fee, you can get contact information of owners of different Soverels who are willing to discuss their boats.

If there is any additional information that you need, or that can be added to this page please feel free to contact me.

Thanks,

Bill Heintz,
Soverel 33 Class Association

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Soverel Designs - Notes

Model

Designer

Production
#
PHRF
I
ISP
J
SPL
P
E
Beam
LOA
LWL
Displ.
Ballast
Draft
Rig
Keel
Motor
hp

Soverel 26

Mark Soverel
1975-77
29?
168
36.0
35.96
10.8
10.40
31.0
10.1
10.1
26.32
23.9
4,750
2,000
4.75
Sloop
Keel
IB & OB
7
                   
Soverel 27
Mark Soverel
1986-87
27
132-141
35.00
35.00
10.00
10.00
33.30
11.28
8.75
26.52
21.92
3,900
1,600
5.00
Sloop
Keel
IB & OB
9-11
        
Soverel 28
McCarthy &Walters
1961-70
 
222
33.58
33.58
11.75
11.75
30.58
12.17

8.33

28.75
23.00
7,000
1,260
3.00
Sloop & Yawl
Centerboard
IB & OB
15-30
Soverel 28 MORC-I
Bill Soverel
1963-70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8.33
28.75
 
7,500
 
3.00
Sloop & Yawl
Centerboard
IB & OB
15-30

Soverel 28 MORC-II

Bill Soverel
1967-68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8.33
28.58
 
6,500
 
3.00
Sloop & Yawl
Centerboard
IB & OB
15-30
 
Soverel 30-Mk I
Bill Soverel
1966
 
               
29.67
     
3.00
Sloop
Centerboard
IB
15
Soverel 30-II
Bill Soverel
1969-73
   
36.92
 
11.06
 
41.06
14.41
8.33
29.87
 
7,937
 
5.32
Sloop
Centerboard
IB
15-30
Soverel 30-II CT

Bill Soverel

1972
    37.00 37.00 11.00 11.00 43.00 15.00
8.33
29.87
25.50
9,000
 
5.32
Cutter
Centerboard
IB
15-30
Soverel 30-III
Bill Soverel
1974-75
               
9.33
30.00
 
9,500
 
3.50
Sloop
Centerboard
IB
25-30
Soverel 30-III CT
Bill Soverel
1976
               
9.33
30.00
 
9,500
 
3.50
Cutter
Centerboard
IB
20-30
Soverel 30-IV CB
Mark Soverel
1979
               
11.00
29.92
 
7,000
 
5.33
Sloop
Centerboard
IB
11-16
Soverel 30-IV MH
Mark Soverel
1979-87
 
126
42.50
 
12.25
 
35.80
11.50
11.00
29.92
25.40
7,000
2,960
5.33
Sloop
Keel
OB & IB
11-16
Soverel 30-IV 3/4
Mark Soverel
1980-82
 
             
11.00
29.92
 
7,000
 
5.33
Sloop
Keel
OB & IB
11-16
                   
Soverel 33-1
Bill Soverel
1967-1970
    39.17 39.17 13.58 13.58 36.37 14.00
9.33
32.92
30.00
11,000
 
3.50
Sloop
Centerboard
IB
15-30
Soverel 33-1
Bill Soverel
1968-1970
               
9.33
32.83
 
11,000
 
3.50
Cutter
Centerboard
IB
15-30
Soverel 33-2
Mark Soverel
1983-1990
90
81-102
42.50
42.50
12.75
14.00
41.00
13.00
11.00
33.00
30.50
5,800
2,600
5.83
Sloop
Keel
OB & IB
9
 
Soverel 35
Bill Soverel
1971
               
9.33
35.00
     
3.5
Ketch & Sloop
Centerboard
IB
 
 

Model

Designer

Production
#
PHRF
I
ISP
J
SPL
P
E
Beam
LOA
LWL
Displ.
Ballast
Draft
Rig
Keel
Motor
hp
                   
Soverel 36-1
Bill Soverel
1965-68
  198            
11.00
36.63
 
16,000
 
4.25
Yawl & Sloop
Centerboard
IB
30
Soverel 36-2
Mark Soverel 1975-87 7
114
51.20
47.50
15.50
15.25
44.50
12.00
10.67
35.83
30.83
13,500
7,500
6.50
Sloop
Keel
IB
16-30
Soverel 36-2 CB
Mark Soverel
1976-84
7   47.00 47.00
15.20
15.20
42.50
11.00
10.67
35.83
30.83
14,000
 
3.7/8.3
Sloop
Centerboard
IB
16-30
    
Soverel 37
Mark Soverel
1971-78     41.00 41.00 15.00 15.00 36.00 12.00
9.33
36.58
30.00
12,214
 
3.5/9.5
Ketch & Sloop
Centerboard
IB
25
                   
Soverel 38
Bill Soverel & McCarthy
1968-70
 
156
46.50
46.50
116.50
16.50
42.00
12.00
11.00
38.58
30.42
16,000
 
4.5/10.0
Sloop
Centerboard
IB
15-30
Soverel 38-Y
Bill Soverel
1970
               
11.00
38.58
 
16,000
 
4.5/10.0
Yawl
Centerboard
IB
15
                   
Soverel 39
Mark Soverel
1981-88    
51.00
51.00
14.85
14.85
48.50
15.35
12.50
38.35
34.75
14,146
6,500
7.60
Sloop
Keel
IB
27
                   
Soverel 41
Bill Soverel
1971-77
               
11.00
41.25
 
18,000
 
4.0/10.0
Yawl
Centerboard
IB
16-45
Soverel 41
Bill Soverel
1971-72
               
11.00
41.25
 
18,000
 
4.0/10.0
Cutter
Centerboard
IB
16-45
Soverel 41
Bill Soverel
1973-77
    53.50 53.50 18.10 18.10 46.00 13.00
11.00
41.25
34.00
18,000
 
4.0/10.0
Sloop
Centerboard
IB
17-45
 
Soverel 42
Mark Soverel
1981
               
13.00
42.00
 
16,000
 
7.54
Sloop
Keel
IB
 
 
Soverel 43
Mark Soverel
1983    
42.66
 
58.25
 
16.92
52.46
14.00
43.00
 
18,604
 
7.67
Sloop
Keel
IB
 
                   
Soverel 45
Bill Soverel
1972
               
12.00
45.00
 
22,000
 
4.0/10.0
Ketch
Centerboard
IB
 
    
Soverel 48
Bill Soverel
1973-87     
48.10
 
53.25
 
18.80
46.30
13.00
48.00
 
27,726
 
5.43
Ketch
Centerboard
IB
80-85
    
Soverel 50
Mark Soverel
1984-88   66.00 66.00 19.67 19.67 60.00 18.00  
14.80
49.25
45.50
27,726
 
8.83
Sloop
Keel
IB
85
 

Model

Designer

Production
#
PHRF
I
ISP
J
SPL
P
E
Beam
LOA
LWL
Displ.
Ballast
Draft
Rig
Keel
Motor
hp

 

KEY:
Ballast - additional lead or other weight added to affect trim or stability J - Base of Foretriangle
Beam - maximum width of the boat ISP -Height of Spinnaker Hoist
Disp. - amount of water displaced by boat. e.g. the weight of the boat LOA - Length Over All
Draft - maximum depth the keel, centerboard or rudder extends below water surface LWL - Length of Waterline
E - Mainsail Foot Length on Boom P - Mainsail Luff Length on Mast
I - Height of Genoa Hoist PHRF - Performance Handicap Rating Fleet
  SPL - Spinnaker Pole Length
   
   

 



 

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Soverel 26

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Soverel 27

The following is some information regarding the Soverel 27 which was prepared by Rudy at Windchaser Yachts.

Soverel 27 Rating Information

The Numbers:
LOA: 26'6", LWL: 22' BEAM: 8'9", DRAFT: 5', DISP: 3,900, BALLAST: 1,600, S/A: 362 sq.ft., Actual (measured) Displacement: 4,550 lbs

History:
Mark Soverel designed the Soverel 27 during the early 80's to the then popular MORC Rule ~ Unfortunately due to the financial difficulties of Soverel Marine, the boat could not be built at that time. During the mid-eighties, Erickson Marine found some success in re-building Olson 911 & 25 designs acquired from the in receivership Olson (Pacific) Boat Works. As a result of this, rival Tartan Marine (of Ohio) acquired soon to be defunct Soverel Marine and began re-building the popular Soverel 33 sailboat. In 1986 with MORC still gaining popularity and strong sales of the Soverel 33, Tartan Marine decided to build the 27. The boat was designed and built totally to the MORC rule and featured a Yanmar I/B diesel engine and all the usual MORC quirks ~ heavy disp, rod rigging, check stays, open transom, etc,etc. Unfortunately from a production standpoint, all of the above made the Soverel 27 a very expensive boat to build, and obviously to sell. During 1987 it is alleged that roughly 27 Soverel 27's were built before Tartan decided to pull the plug on the entire Soverel product line.

Rating Info:
Despite being relatively few in number ~ The majority of the Soverel's have done a fair amount of racing and migrated to several different PHRF regions thus there is fairly generous amount of comparative data available. The following information was obtained directly through current PHRF Databases that have Soverel 27's actively racing.
138 - Chesapeake Region - 2 boats (Plum Fun & Frosty Paws)
135 - Galveston Bay - 1 Boat
132 - Lake Erie - 1 boat
135 - Lake Michigan - 2 boats (Wildgoose & Boomerang)
138 - Clear Lake - 1 boat (Attitude)
138 - Detroit - 3 boats (Black Magic, Fire on Deck, Sly Fox)
138 - Eastern CT - 1 boat
141 - Long Island Sound - 2 boats ~ One had I/B removed and is ~6 sec
144 - So.Cal 1 boat
138 - West Florida 1 boat (Past Time)
- - - - Lake Minnetonka - 1 boat ~ Not Racing no rating available

16 Total Boats, 10 Total Active PHRF Regions
Other regions were found with rating data for the Soverel 27 however these were the only regions with active Soverel 27's listed in the membership database roster.
Based on the above information the rating range varies from a low of 132 to a high of 144.
A specific breakdown as follows ~ PHRF Regions at:
132 (1) - 1 Soverel 27 racing at this rating
135 (2) - 3 Soverel 27's racing at this rating
138 (5) - 8 Soverel 27's racing at this rating
141 (1) - 2 Soverel 27's racing at this rating
144 (1) - 1 Soverel 27 racing at this rating

With the BC Sailing/PHRF NW 10 % these numbers work out to the following: 132 + 10% (13.2) = 145.2 135 + 10% (13.5) = 148.5 138 + 10% (151.8) 141 + 10% (14.1) = 155.1 144 + 10% (14.4) = 158.4

Other information:
This boat has a double spreader fractional rig, Yanmar I/B diesel engine with folding prop., elliptical keel and inboard rudder, Construction of both hull and deck is Balsa cored. Full interior ~ complete fiberglass liner with full v-berth and aft berth to sleep four, sink, tanks, 12 V electrical, etc,etc.

The above information was carefully obtained from actual current PHRF member rosters from various regions in North America ~ The above information was compiled for informational purposes to assist in determining a fair an equitable rating for this vessel. [data collected 2002]


Soverel 28

I have recently purchased what I believe may be the first Soverel 28 and am interested in starting some sort of history. In the back of a pamphlet on the boat was a scribble about it being in the 1964 boat show in New York but I have come to a dead end on the information superhighways as far as Soverel is concerned. Any pertinent information or even a nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated . . . Thank you for any help - Eric Smack, EricJamesSmack@msn.com@msn.com [posted 11/2002]


Soverel 36

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10 page Acrobat PDF of the Soverel 36

 

It is believed that there were only 14 of the Mark Soverel 36's made: this figure does not include the earlier Bill Soverel 36' boats which included a Yawl model. Hull numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are Shoal Draft / Centerboard Sloops and hulls 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are Fixed Keel, Deep Draft Racing Sloops.

Hull #1: The original fixed keel Mark Soverel designed 36 was named Moody Blue, her construction was completed in 1975.

Hull #2: Arcturus, built with a solid glass hull, she was the only Soverel built on spec boat built prior to the Soverel 26's.

Hull #3: built with a solid glass hull - originally red hull

Hull #4: Rubaiyat at City Island, New York - built with an Airex core and different glass lamination schedule.

Hull #9: Originally made for Bill Soverel and named Flying Tiger. She was later sold Mark A. Richter on December 16, 1986. Richter liked to refer to her, lovingly, as Tigger, although the name was never officially changed, she is now named Marita.

Hull #10: On September 9, 2006, OPTION won the Spirit Rider Regatta on the Atlantic Ocean.
OPTION took first and Soverel 33s took second and third.

Hull #11: Was the second Flying Tiger Mark Soverel 36

Foxtrot at Deerfield Beach, Florida is For Sale [as of 2-27-06]

Hull Number
Name
Location
Type
1
Moody Blue
Lake Champlain Yacht Club, VT
fixed keel / deep draft
2
Arcturus
Tallahassee, FL
centerboard / shoal draft
3
centerboard / shoal draft
4
Rubaiyat
City Island, NY
centerboard / shoal draft
5
Foxtrot
Deerfield Beach, FL
centerboard / shoal draft
6
Embassea
Beaufort, SC
centerboard / shoal draft
7
Lucky 7
Freeport, Grand Bahama
centerboard / shoal draft
8
centerboard / shoal draft
9
Marita
Louisiana and a Katrina survivor
fixed keel / deep draft
10
OPTION
Point Lookout Yacht Club, NY
fixed keel / deep draft
11
Flying Tiger
Saucilito, CA
fixed keel / deep draft
12
fixed keel / deep draft
13
fixed keel / deep draft
14
fixed keel / deep draft
 
1
Houzee
Charleston Yacht Club, SC
Yawl (Bill Soverel design)
y

Dave Bythewood, owner of OPTION and the man responsible to compiling all the information above about the Soverel 36's, has done an exhaustive search and is putting together a registry of the Soverel 36 and would appreciate any any and all information you can share on any Soverel 36's, either by Mark Soverel or the original by Bill Soverel. According to Dave, if you've never sailed on a Soverel 36 you will find that it is quite different than the 33. [posted 3/2006]

There is a simple method for determining the hull number, showing its sequence in production, of a Soverel 36. All Soverel 36 hull identification numbers (HIN) start with SVM 360. The two numbers following SVM360 __ __ are the numbers that designate that particular Soverel's hull sequence number. In the instance of Rubaiyat it is 04 and in the instance of OPTION it is 10, i.e., SVM 36004... and SVM 36010... Decoding HIN's