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