SUTTON Specifications
Name: Iolair Mara
Type: Motorsailor
Year Built: 1967
Hull Material: Steel
Length: 22.85m / feet
Beam: 5.07 / 16.63 feet
Staterooms: 3
Engines: 1
Flag: United States
Location: United States, San Diego


USD 749,000


Built 1967. Extensive Retrofit from 1998 to 2019. Like New Condition.

Steel Motorsailer yachts used to be popular vessels for world sailors until the 70s. The arrival of production yachts in the 60s and the explosion of the charter industry in the following years changed the public perception of yachting.

Today only a few builders offer customized options at a premium price.

Iolair Mara is a unique yacht built-in CA in the late sixties. Her ¼ inch steel hull, her tri keels design, her 5’6”’ draft, and her 3000 nm range under power will sail expeditions all around the globe or entertain charter clients in the Bahamas, HI, or Alaska.

In 1998 she was hauled out for a $ 2.5 M retrofit that was 60 % completed in 2005.

A series of dramatic events follow. She was sized. Stayed 6 years on the hard shrink-wrapped.

The actual owner got her out of the yard in 2012, completed the 40% remaining refit to get her to her original glory.

She was lucky to have found John. It has been a perfect match for both of them. John loves a strong, well-powered world cruiser. He is now proud to offer this showcase vessel for a portion of the price it would cost to build her today.

The Owner will be available to train the buyer and going through the vessel equipment, systems, structure, detailing the yacht maintenance and running procedure.

She is a working vessel in luxurious yachts clothing. Stunning true teak inside and out, (not teak ply) state of the art power plant, new engine in 1998 by Harbor Diesel in Long Beach CA (172 hours at the odometer in 2012 then sailed to Ensenada and hasn’t docked the dock since).

New electrical panel & wiring between 1998 & 2004, new plumbing 2003. New massive Ideal windlass anchoring with 440 ft of 7/16 J4 chain in 2016, 175 lbs Mantus anchor 2016, 60 lbs CQR stern anchor on a GHK Fabrication hydraulic massive horizontal windlass (commercial fishing grade windlass) 2012 new rigging system. New sails from 2005 were installed on the vessel in 2012. They were never sailed until we shot this video. 2001 sandblasted to bare metal ultra-sonic testing in 2012. 12 zincs bar new in 2001 replaced every 3 years. A set of zincs is available on the vessel.

She is well balanced and comfortable in strong weather thanks to her ketch rig. Keels cooled engine and generator for dry exhausts. The 2 side keel is filled with antifreeze. Only 3 though hull on the boat; intake for the head and the intake sea chest. Another through-hull in the side for the water maker.

She is a dock queen American-built hull that could be a successful charter in the US territory thanks to her beautiful interior.



- Detroit Diesel 671 6 cylinders. 250 HP new 1998.

- Fuel Tanks 1470 g. Water Tank 1000 g.

- CQR 156 lbs. Bow Anchor. Manta 125 lbs Stern Anchor.

- 18 x 6 V Lifeline AMG Batteries (12 x 6V batteries connected in serial in the engine room, 3 x 12V batteries dedicated to the electric winches). Replaced 2016.

- Northern Lights 10 KW Generator (128 hours) dry exhaust.

- Magnum MS 2812 Inverter / Charger.

- Shore Power 120 V 50 Amp.

- Solar Panel Charger (Charge Master 2420-3).

- new upholstery Ultraleather Brisa Sand (2020)

- Interior varnish (2019)

- Sole Varnish (2021)

- Ocean Aire sky screen (2020)

- Weems and Plath clock/ barometer rebuild (2020)

- New Curtains (2013)

- Lazarette and freezer paint (2021)

- All new Sails in 2005. Got out of their bags in 2012. Were sailed once for the video shoot.

- Diesel Heating System.


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3 Berths Forward

2 Berths at Mast

1 Master Suite with King Bed

1 Queen Berth Fold Out in

2 Heads

Gourmet Galley

Enormous Salon


Dry Locker

 2 Anchor Lockers

Pullman Forward Cabin

Aft Cabin

Custom Fire Place / Heating


com 802 SSB/Ham (2012)

Icom  502n VHF(2012) 

SCS PTC2 Pro Pactor 3 Modem(2012)

Wilson Cellular Signal Booster(2012)

Coastal Marine Wifi system (2012)

Sony CD/DVD player (2012) 

Jensen stereo, 2 remotes and 10 MP3/CD player (2012)

Samsung 25” LED TV (2014)

Samsung 36” LED TV  (2017)

Ritchie B-463 Helm Compass

IS15 Wind Instruments (2012)

Simrad/Roberston Auto Pilot AP22 (2012)

(2)Furuno Nav Net Vx2 plotter/sounder   GD1700c (2012)

Furuno GPS/WAAS (2012)

Furuno Radar Nav Net Vx2 1953c (2012)

Vesper AIS 850 (2015)

Interphase Color Twin Scope Forward looking sonar (2012)

Oster Toaster over (2017)

Panasonic Microwave  NNSA 6515 (2017)

ACR satellite EPIRB



Magnum 3000w inverter charger 12v (2017)

MasterVolt Chargemaster 24v charger (2017)

Balmar Duo Charge(2012)

Balmar high Capacity Alternator(2012)

Sure Power Multi battery Isolator (2018)

230W, 40.8V, 5.68A  Sunpower Solar panels

Midnight Classic solar charge controller

(2)12v Lifeline batteries (Sidepower Bow Thruster)

(3)12v Lifeline batteries (electric Winches)

(1) 12v Lifeline battery (generator start)

(12) 6v Lifeline batteries (house) 

(4) 6v Lifeline batteries (main start)

Sails & Rigging

(2) harken MkIII furlers and foils (2017)

New Genoa 135% 6.53oz. Dacron (Cream) (2017) Kettenhoffen Marine

Stay sail Installed (cream)with New Custom Mast Tang (2017)

New Fully Battened Main (Cream)(2012) w/ Harken Batt car System(2012) T/A sails

Mizzen (cream) Installed w/ Harken Batt car system (2012)T/A sails

All New Blocks and fairleads Installed (2012)

Main Lazyjacks and bag (2012) T/A custom

Mizzen lazyjacks and bag (2017) Kettenhoffen Marine

Dutchman boom brake

Garhauer custom Boom Vang (Main) 2013

Custom lead  cars on Billet track (2013)

Mast steps (2012)

Line control Whisker Pole and mast (2) tracks/storage

Custom Mast boots

(2)Harken 53ST  electric main winches

(2)Harken 53ST Stay sail winches 

(2)Harken 40ST Misc winches on custom Mainsheet traveller arch

(2)Harken 40ST mizzen mast winches

(1)Harken Lewmar 25 Two speed winch Mizzen boom

(1)Harken 46ST main mast

(1)Lewmar 45ST main mast

(1)Harken 40ST main boom

(1)Lewmar 30 Two speed main boom


Raritan Atlantes head (2016)

Purasan waste digestion unit(2016)

Wilcox Crittenden Skipper head rebuilt (2020)

Hart Tank tender system (2015)

Torrid 6 gal hot water heater (2016)

Isotemp 30 gal hot water heater

 Splendide WD2100 washer/ dryer (2017)

Dual membrane Village tec Marine Watermaker 450 36Gal/hr (pickled) (2019) 

Isotherm White Ice maker (2020)

Jabsco sensor max fresh/saltwater pressure pumps (2017)

 Teel emergency bilge evacuation system

 Sealand T pump macerator pumps rebuilt (2019)

 Groco Bronze strainers

Fore and aft deck wash system (2017)

(4 ) Seagull IV drinking water stainless steel filter canisters and .5 micron filters (2018)

 Koehler faucets in Heads (2017). 

Pressure saltwater system in galley /Scandvik faucet (2019)

Engine, Transmission & Generator

671 grey marine Detroit diesel(complete rebuild 1998)  approx 200 hrs total

Twin Disc transmission (complete rebuild 1998)  2:1 ratio 

New prop (1998) 

External Dual Racor filters

Gulf Coast External filtering system

Balmar High capacity alternator 

Reverso electric oil change system 

Northern lights M843 12 kw 233 hrs

External Racor filter

Gulf coast External oil filter system

CFS-1000 ESI commercial fuel system fuel polisher and debugger. 120v

80 amp/120v engine driven cruising generator (rebuilt 2018)



175# Mantus (2018)

156# CQR

Ideal GHWC 120v AC windlass w 400’ 7/16 G4 chain, new Gypsy (2018)

JK Fabrication 20-RB stainless steel Horizontal Hydraulic Stern Windlass

60# Bruce anchor ( 2018)

Custom Stainless steel bowsprit and anchor cradles.

Custom Teak Table and seating over stern Windlass

Anchor/deck  Salt wash down systems  fore and aft

Custom Freshwater wash down/shower  hot/cold in cockpit Lazarette



Side-Power Bow thruster 210/250 TC (2017)

Graftex rudder and shaft packing(2012)

Hull Ultrasound .25” tested/documented steel (2012) 

2001 sandblasted to bare steel and new prop installed

Custom Stainless steel Bimini and arch (2012)

Full Varnish Epifanes 12 coats (2021)

New External Cabin Paint Alex seal (2020)

New Kiwi grip nonskid (2020)

New rubstrakes (2020)

Custom boot stripe and rub rail paint (Gold  flake 2020)

8 person Sea Safe life raft

 Smoke detectors(2019)

Fireboy Halon fire protection system Clean agent FE - 243

 Lexan rain shields over ports


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.