Sienna Ex – for Expedition

Scruffie Marine has just launched their new 19-foot dayboat, bristling with innovative solutions to perennial problems. Rig and launch single- handed in 15 minutes? Yes! Dining for 6 people? Yes! Hire her for a weekend? Soon. OK then – safe, stable, nimble, quick, versatile, shallow draught? Tick. Alright – cadet training, disabled friendly, family dayboat? Certainly. How about self-righting, a self-draining cockpit, offshore capable with a squaresail? Yes! Really?

Check this little lugger out – we believe she’s something rather special – a very nice looking little yawl with a boomless brailing mainsail and a semi-displacement hull. A planing lugger? Oh, come on. Unlikely but possible, although not with her electric outboard auxiliary.

The new EX stands for expedition or exploration – she is just under container size, weighs around 600kg and number 1 is already in service taking Duke of Edinburgh Award students on 5-day voyages of discovery in Moreton Bay, Queensland.

Sick of the 35-footer eating up the capital in a marina? Try this for a refreshing take on the day sail experience.

Queensland yacht builders Scruffie Marine announce a new trailerable yacht that is set to rewrite the sailing rule book – the Sienna 19.

Combining an evolution of their racing gaff cutter hull (Secret 20) with a variation of their well proven lugsail yawl rig (Stornaway 18) the new boat points to a very different future.

  • Built to survey standards
  • Offshore capable
  • Self-righting, self-draining
  • Crew of 7 with 10 seating positions
  • Cockpit awning
  • Cockpit dining for 6
  • Generous grab-rails for boarding
  • Disabled friendly
  • Canvas cuddy
  • Sink in a drawer, slide-out port-a-potti
  • GRP semi displacement hull
  • Exotic timber trim
  • Three quarter length fixed ballasted keel
  • Draught 500mm
  • Freshwater ballast (optional)
  • Can be rowed
  • Electric outboard or inboard auxiliary
  • Retractable electric sail drive
  • Developed for sail training or family expeditions
  • Hired and delivered to your nearest boat ramp
  • Rig and launch in 15 minutes
  • Furling jib
  • Brailing mainsail
  • Storm jib (optional)
  • Squaresail (optional)
  • Starting in January 2013 in Australia new buyers can put the boat in the proposed hire fleet for a projected annual gross return of at least 50% of the purchase price.

We are seeking manufacturing partners in North and South America, the EU and Asia.