The boat was built in 1959 by Cantiere Ottonello of Varazze for Ing Paolo Ragazzi of Fiat, who had expressed his intention to go round the World in her.
In the event he never made his World tour but made very good use of the yacht mainly in the Mediterranean. In the late 60s Sr Ragazzi sold to Guglielmo Coppola, owner of FIAM a leading Italian elevator factory, who was to keep SANTA CLAUS at Santa Margherita Ligure enjoying her also with his sons for about ten years.
By 1976 Coppola the father had given up sailing and the sons by then were more interested in faster craft so that they decided to sell her to Maurizio Adreani. Delighted that he had the chance of buying “this wonderful and reliable boat in spring of 1976” he enjoyed sailing SANTA CLAUS with his family and friends in the Mediterranean for about 20 years from.
Interior cockpit / wheelhouse – Helm position to port – Engine instruments – Navigation instruments – Large cockpit folding table – 2 x large hatches in cockpit sole for engine access – Lockers port and starboard containing gas bottles with cushions over – Varnished double doors and 3 x companionway steps down to main cabin with 7 x opening ports. Saloon forward: Comfortable settee berths each side – Folding drop leaf table – Butterfly hatch skylight over – Teak cabin sole – Access to chain locker forward – Large hanging locker to stbd with opening port. Aft cabin: Vanished double doors and 3 x companionway steps down – Work top area to stbd with 2 x opening ports – Large head compartment opposite to port with automatic WC, basin, H&C mixer and shower – Cupboards – Teak cabin sole throughout – 2 x Large single berths with stowage under – Small desk on forward bulkhead – Large cupboard against aft bulkhead – Circular hatch on deck head coach roof. Galley to port: 3 Burner hob and oven – Stainless steel sink and H&C fresh water mixer – Electrolux fridge – Mahogany joinery, worktops, drawers and cupboards
Chart table starboard
Flag locker over – Raymarine ST6001 autopilot – Garmin 235 GPS and plotter – Garmin 5215 GPS – Visil radar – Tacktick wind instruments – Zenith steering compass
Deck layout forward to aft
– Chromed mooring cleats port and stbd – 1 x 18 Kg Bruce anchor stowed at bow – Lofrans – anchor windlass – Foredeck hatch – High forward trunk cabin with tin layer of teak planning over roof – Varnished hand rails port and stbd on coach roofs fore and aft – Butterfly hatch in coach roof – 2 x Brass Dorade ventilators on boxes – Jib tracks running fore and aft on side decks – Large centre cockpit with hard dodger half roof and easy access both sides – Aft trunk cabin with teak planking over – 2 x Anderson jib sheet winches on teak blocks port and stbd fore end of trunk – Main sail track mounted forward of mizzen – Mizzen track in deck forward of taff rail – 2 x Anderson 46 main mast running back stay winches on teak blocks aft top of trunk cabin – Commanding helm position with 8 spoked mahogany wheel with bronze boss and pedestal – Bronze Compass binnacle – Varnished mahogany console with engine controls and instruments – Navigation instrument screens – Chromed stern mooring cleats and bronze Panama fairleads aft each side – Lazarette hatches each side aft deck; large stowage space and good access to steering gear
Rig Spars and Sails
– Short spruce bowsprit – Sitka spruce main mast with single spreader and diamond c 2000 – Sitka spruce single spreader mizzen mast
– Water jet cleaning of hull bottom – Two coats of protective to hull bottom – Cleaning of propeller and rudder – Primer and protective where necessary – Replacement of all zinc sacrificial parts