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Suppliers

This page is a listing of suppliers who offer products of particular interest to the Sonata owner. The National Sonata Association has no commercial connection with these suppliers and offers no endorsement of their products.

If the contact details change or if you know of any other suppliers who should be listed here then please Contact.

Surveys

AC Yacht and Boat Surveyors are a professional survey company run by a Sonata owner with full professional indemnity insurance offering a fast, friendly, reliable service tailored to all yacht and boat requirements sales, pre-purchase surveys, insurance surveys, damage surveys, valuation surveys and osmosis surveys. AC offer a yacht and boat surveying service throughout Northern England including Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Scotland. Nationwide and International surveys can also be arranged. Call for a quotation and advice 07799 596 596, angus@acyachtsurveyors.co.uk.

Sailmakers

  • Buy the same sails as multiple National Champion Steve Goacher and get some some sailing tips at the Goacher Sails web site.
  • North Sails have in recent years built a following within the class - contact Charlie Cumbley for more information
  • Banks Sails Banks Sails offer competitive Sonata sails.
  • Hyde Sails have a history of making Sonata sails and offer competitive sails and very competitive prices.
  • Long time Sonata Sailor Murray Caldwell is at Owen Sails, Oban.
  • Greg Pitt (National champion 2006) and Graham Campbell are at Saturn Sails.

Rudders

  • "Milanes Foils are suppliers of laminated or glass sheathed Sonata Blades, finely profiled and perfectly finished." (quote supplied by Phil Milanes). info@milanesfoils.co.uk
  • Tony Mackillican was the main supplier of rudders, tillers and numerous other wooden parts for Hunter Boats Ltd since 1981. He supplies "quality laminated Rudders and Tillers with a wide range of superb finishes". Contact details and examples of his work are on his web site

Masts and rigging

Early Sonata masts were made by IYE, later masts were made by Proctor Masts, now part of Selden. The majority of boats now race around with Selden rigs, for the benefit of the Sonata Association members the Association stocks Selden masts ready to very quickly replace a broken mast.

The Selden masts in the South of the UK are held by Allspars who can also assist with Spinnaker Poles, booms and other Selden fittings

For assistance inland and in the North of the UK Phil Evans Sailing Services is your man, The Joiners Shop, Bridge End, Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0HN. Tel/Fax 01539-738900 Mobile 07774-167900. philevans.sailing@virgin.net


Windows

Hadlow Marine Services can make new windows using the old windows as templates. Their price includes cutting, bevelling edges and drilling fixing holes and the windows are supplied with Scapa bedding tape attached. The Sonata originals are reported to be 6mm thick smoke grey acrylic.

Trolleys and trailers

Insurance

Medway Sonata Sailor Mark Lee runs CraftInsure. They can provide a quote for your Sonata over the Internet in 15 to 20 seconds, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can also provide instant cover on-line.

Photographer

David Harding marine photographer & journalist (who wrote the PBO review "Buying Secondhand from Practical Boat Owner, No. 377, May 1998") photographed the fleet during the 2023 Nationals. you can see and purchase the pictures on his website Sailing Scenes

Web sites

Declan Ward (Jabiru) offers a special service to produce a web site for your boat.

Fittings

Some Sonatas may have a slightly different specification or may have been modified by previous owners if possible you should check new fittings against your boat before purchase.

The sonata foredeck hatch is a Houdini 'Super 50' 500mm x 500mm HD5050 made by Houdini Marine Windows and available via most chandlers.

Rubber seals for hatches and for a wide range of other applications are available from Seals + Direct

Stanchion bases are YS Alloys standard base. The model number is reported to be JHYS7157B with 70mm hole centre distances. Available from Seamark Nunn or other chandlers.

Last updated 10:15 on 19 June 2024

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