Sea Psalm

Sea Psalm is a variation on the Barbary Ketch called the Falkland 33 (see Skentelbery page ) and being constructed from a Barbary hull, she is 32′ 6″ LOA, 25′ 6″ LWL, Beam 10′ 4″. Her draft is 5′ 0″ and her displacement is 16,800 lbs (Ballast 5,500 lbs) The hull is a Walter Rayner design, moulded and supplied by Robert Ives. Walter Rayner also contributed, we believe, to the Skentelbery superstructure. Built 1975

She has been owned by Jan & Mel Cammack for 10 years (in 2010) and is berthed at Southampton on the River Hamble. Purchased from previous owner at Fox’s Marina in Ipswich.


















The following was received on 25/09/2019 and I thought it might be relevant to add the sentiments to the Sea Psalm archive.

Not sure if this forum still operates, but was delighted to see that Sea Psalm, which was built for my parents (John and Joan Ball) in 1975 is still around and looking good. She was a huge part of my family’s history, and the holidays we spent on her were some of the best years of our lives.

She had a few very comfortable modifications designed by my father, and was generally a beautiful boat to both sail and live aboard.

We kept her in the South of France between 1976 and 1983. Although our sailing was mainly just for pure fun around Porquerolles she did cope superbly well in one horrendous storm which had us stuck off shore for three days. The enclosed wheel house probably saved my father’s life. My father also once took her through Biscay in very challenging  conditions, and again she was well up for it, even given her modest size by today’s standards.

Our years on Sea Psalm are the source of wonderful memories for my family, as well as providing us with the best of our after dinner stories. Great times!

Lydia Bonaventura






















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