For Sale by

Sandeman Yacht Company Ltd

33 High Street
BH15 1AB
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1202 330060

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1937 Comben and Hyland 40 ft Motor Yacht

EUR 100,000 (Listed price: US$105,890)


Abeam midships
[From astern
Stbd bow alongside
Deck view from bridge
Bridge / wheelhouse
Deckhouse and dinghy
Side deck v fwd
Deck house and dinghy aft
Skylight and dinghy
Helm wheel
Table for dining
Skylight and deck head
Saloon cabinet
Chart table
Twin berth cabin
Aft cabin drawers
Single berth detail
Berth detail
Cabin berth, drop leaf table and exit
  • Boat Summary
  • Full Details


A robust vessel – as might be expected from the yard of Miller and Son on the Clyde and famous for their “Fifer” motor sailers - PARELLA typical of Clyde vessels of that era carries her lines with some elegance. She was recently restored to a high standard by Chantier Stagnol and provides substantial accommodation in the style more of a gentleman’s yacht than a working boat. The restorers have retained PARELLA’s authenticity, while integrating appropriate systems and the comforts expected of a more modern boat. With new engines and electrical systems, a newly refurbished bridge in particular, PARELLLA is sailing again to recall the era of her birth. 

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Beam 10 ftMax Draft 5 ft 6 in 
Draft Board/Drive Up 5 ft 6 inFuel Capacity 48 gal 
Length on Deck 40 ft 8 inLength Overall 40 ft 8 in 
Number of Heads 2Water Capacity 60 gal 
Number of Berths 6Number of Engines 1 
For Sale by

Sandeman Yacht Company Ltd

33 High Street
BH15 1AB
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1202 330060


- American oak planking on oak frames
- Stainless steel fastenings

Accommodation and Domestic Equipment

There is accommodation enough to sleep up to 8 people in 3 cabins. Entering the wheelhouse from deck level by sliding door either side, companionway steps down lead to the guest cabin aft. A doorway opens to 2 berths, each well lit with a light and 3 portholes. There is a large mirror, chest of 3 drawers and below each berth 4 more drawers. Forward is a small cupboard to port and head with Blake WC and basin with H & C water to starboard.

The steps lead back up to the wheel house, well glazed and lit also with 3 electric lights - where 4 people could sit round the saloon table and where the helm, engine controls, batteries and immersion heater are housed.

Forward, double doors open and steps down lead to the large open plan saloon that is both snug and generous. This has a wonderful ambience with original varnished furniture, white deck head, open work and upholstery seat in blue corduroy. Settee / double berths each side enable eight to eat at the table amidships.

To starboard is a feature cabinet with bevelled glass panes. To port is a nice desk and a vegetable larder and stowage for crockery. Further stowage is in a large drawer below the settee. Lighting is by opening skylight, 4 portholes and 4 lights. There is a 220 V socket. There is a Pioneer CD player and radio.

Double doors open forward to a corridor with to port the owner’s head compartment with automatic WC, shower and a wash basin, (electric pump).

Opposite is the galley with 4 burner gas hob and oven, stainless steel sink with hot and cold water, worktop surfaces and ample stowage around, fridge, opening porthole, light and 220 V socket.

Forward again is the owner’s cabin with single berths either side and substantial chest of drawers forward athwartships.

Beyond is the focs’le with stowage for the anchor, safety, chain and outboard motor for dinghy.

Deck Equipment and Ground Tackle

- 2 spruce masts- Anchor- Hydraulic windlass
- 2 x Skylights
- 5 x Dorade vents over the wheel house
- Electric horn
- 2 seats for 3 persons each
- Dinghy (4 persons) with Honda 4 HP outboard
- New awnings
- Dinghy (4 persons)with Honda 4 HP outboard
- New awnings

Mechanical Electrical and Tankage

- 2 x Yanmar 75 mounted on new steel cradle
- Cruising speed 9 knots
- Max speed 12 knots
- New electrical switch and control box in wheel house and new electric circuitry
- 4 x domestic 12 V batteries
- 2 x engine start batteries
- Shore power
- 12 V to 220 V Inverter
- 220 V electric circuit
-  2 x Automatic pumps in engine space below wheel house
- 2 x stainless steel fuel tanks 40 gallons each aft
- 2 x stainless steel water tanks 60 gallons each under the saloon berths

Navigation Communication and Electronics

- Marine Depth
- Garmin GPS
- Compass
- Fixed VHF
- Portable VHF


- 6 person life raft certified June 2010
- 6 x life jackets
- Flash and distress flares


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.