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1927 William Fife 8 M INTERNATIONAL



Design Year: 1.927

Launch year: 1.929

Original name: Sogalinda

Actual Boat Name: Petán

LOA: 46 ft

Beam: 8 ft

LWL: 29 ft

Length on Deck: 45 ft

Maximum Draft: 8 ft

Displacement: 23.000 lbs Half Load

Engine/Fuel Type: Perkins 37cv / diesel

Located In: Galicia, Spain

Hull Material: Wood: mahogany, Oak and Teak

Keel: Full keel

Builder: Sagredo Sons (Bilbao- Spain).  SAGREDO HERMANOS

Designer: William Fife III

Rig: Marconi Bermudian

Mast material: Aluminum furling

Mast length: 42 ft

Boom Length: 18ft

Sails: Beige dacron furling main and genoa

Current Price: 95.000€

Historical and Technical Comments. Petán was designed by Willian Fife and built at the Hermanos Sagredo boatyard in Bilbao.

Her hull design is thought to be the ultimate First Rule 8m yacht and acknowledged to be hydro dynamically as good as a yacht could be at that time. She does not ride waves, but cuts through them and she produces no wake until near her maximum hull speed.

The distinctive Fife tumblehome is thought to be one of the secrets of her speed.

Petán had the most innovative rig design of all First Rule yachts. She carries a Marconi Bermudan rig. As originally drawn she carries 1,248 sq feet of sail on a 42 ft mast, 35 ft boom.

Built for an Spanish aristocrat called Zubiría marquise, who gave her the distinctive original name Sogalinda VII. Petan participated in many classic boat regattas in her area, some of them, against The Spanish king, Alfonso XIII.

I have some historical pictures and newspaper references of the boat


Approved Boats is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by CCE Yachting.

Basic Boat Info

Price: €95,000
Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: PETAN
Make: William Fife
Year: 1927
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 47'11 ft / 14.60 m
Beam: 8'2 ft / 2.50 m
Max Draft: 8'6 ft / 2.60 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Racers and Cruisers

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