Certificate no 2862
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location North Berwick
Vessel type Saloon Launch
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Eastick, J W
Built in 1965
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
46.50 feet (14.17 m)
Breadth: Beam
9.25 feet (2.82 m)
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Air Draft
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Tonnage: Gross


SULA II  was a clinker built vessel of Honduras mahogany built  in Norfolk, used as a fishing vessel in the winter and an excursion launch in Summer. Bought by Fred Marr of North Berwick in 1972 and moved north. Combination of lobster fishing and passenger trips to the Bass Rock. Believed to be one of the few of her kind left in operation today. Many well known people have sailed on Sula II over the years. HRH Prince Charles, Bridget Bardot, Bill MacLaren, Sir David Attenborough, Alistair McGowan, Simon King, Alan Titchmarsh, Davd Bellamy and Ronnie Corbett all sailed on Sula II.

Key dates

  • 1965

    Built in Acle, Norfolk

  • 1972

    Bought by Fred Marr of North Berwick

  • 2011

    Bought by Forth Boat Tours

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