Certificate no 2443
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Poole
Vessel type International 6mR
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder McGruer & Co Limited, Dumbartonshire
Built in 1924
Hull material Wood
Rig Sloop
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
6.70 feet (2.04 m)
5.50 feet (1.68 m)
Length: Overall
34.50 feet (10.52 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



SONOMA is an international 6 metre yacht of timber carvel construction and was built in 1924 by McGruers & Co. Limited to a design by G L Watson & Co. First owned by two brothers Claud and James Allen, she was sailed and raced on the Clyde for a number of years. In 1932 she was owned by James and Willie McGruer and was converted to a cruiser and racer. It is thought she then went to Sunderland and was owned by Mr H Lambert of Sunderland Yacht Club. SONOMA has historical significance as a unique one off design by G L Watson & Co. who designed four America Cup Yachts, Royal Yachts and Presidential Yachts. She is at present undergoing restoration in Poole.

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