About the Sonata

You can race it, you can cruise it. It comes in both fixed keel and lifting keel versions. The Sonata is very seaworthy and fast for its size. Sadly, it’s no longer built, but Hunter Boats made over 400 Sonatas during a period of about 20 years and you’ll find Sonatas all around the UK. Many sailing clubs have adopted the Sonata as a one-design class.

sonata_wellkoostie_soLOA 6.9m 22′ 7″
LWL 5.6m 18′ 5″
Beam 2.6m 8′ 6″
Draught 1.4m 4′ 6″
Displacement 1115kg 2460lbs
Sail Area 19.2sq.m 207sq.ft

The Sonata Class Captain Neil McClure says:

Sonata-014I have owned half of a Sonata called “So” for 10 years now. From £3.5k to £6.5k they are a fantastic price for a keelboat you can race or cruise and have lots of fun. I have towed mine all over the country to race from Cowes to Tay week and I have even cruised it up the west coast of Scotland with my wife. The Sonata class at Dalgety Bay have lots of fun at the club and sometimes away from the club and we often have socials and special events as well as taking a full part in the club racing – in particular Friday nights. Please come and try us out. You will be welcome on any boat whether you are a complete novice or Ben Ainslie looking for some real action!

Neil can be contacted on sonata@dalgetybaysc.org

Other Useful Links

Sonata Sailing: www.sonata.org.uk

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