The Yachts

Pekljus

Pekljus
Category Placing
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The Sutties and their followers were thrilled with Pekljus’ PHS 2nd overall of last year, following their PHS 10th overall in 2017. The highlight in 2017 came at the end of the race when David Suttie’s son and crew member, Robert, proposed to girlfriend Olivia dockside in Hobart. David Ferrall started building Pekljus in 2001 for Don McIntyre’s solo around the world race, but when that event was cancelled, he put the project on hold. Instead, she was launched in 2004, in time for the Rolex Sydney Hobart that year, but the Radford 50 was one of 57 retirees. This bullet-proof boat has been set up for easy handling and for fast passages, so will hold up well in a blow. Pekljus won PHS in the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast race, a good sign for the big race ahead.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Pekljus
Sail Number 6419
Owner David Suttie
State NSW
Club RPAYC
Type Radford 50
Designer Radford
Builder McIntyre Marine Composites
Construction GRP/Foam
LOA 15.24
Beam 3.66
Draft 3.25