Name: Sotalia
Boat Owner: Robert & Caroline Larner
Designer: Maurice Griffiths
Builder: Custom/ T & J Newman

Sotalia left Tasmania in 2009, returning in 2016 after East to West circumnavigation. Built in the early 1990s by Terry and Jo Newman in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. They sailed her around Australia with their two children. Sold to John and Dee Deegan. After cruising extensively, Indian, Pacific, S E Asia, sold to us in 2008. Left Tasmania in 2009 for W.A around the top and through the Kimberly W A. Refit in Perth and back through the Kimberly to Darwin for the Darwin to Ambon race/rally.Cruised Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand then across Indian 0cean. Sotalia is built for ocean crossing, never giving us reason to doubt her integrity, which is comforting when one is thousands of miles from anywhere in a raging gale, or a 40 tonne humpback surfaces beneath ,or the tide has gone out and left her stranded on her side. Sotalia has not been in the Australian Wooden Boat Festival since the early 2000’s when the Deegans owned her. She is unique and much admired where ever she goes.

LOD feet: 43
Hull Timber: Mahogany & Cedar
Type of Boat: Cutter/Sloop
State: Tasmania
Built: 1990
Location: KF4-37