Welcome Aboard Sylfia!


Sylfia is an expedition style motor sailor built by Bernard Kuczera. During his 40 years sailing he built 6 yachts in this similar style, evolved from a Bruce Roberts design. The first one was built in a coal mine in Poland 600km from the sea, the latest built in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. All around the world people stop to take a second look at these unique masterpieces.

In 2011 Bernard passed away, leaving his legacy behind to his children. They are recently back from a 6month adventure making the most of Sylfia, sailing around the islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Due to future commitments they would be unable to make the most of the yacht and would like to see her used to her full potential.

Sylfia is a versatile yacht built for the adventurer, as well as the cruiser; with large open spaces to carry cargo or the big family. She has considerable volume for her length. The large wheel house with great views is where it all happens; navigation, galley and bathroom. She is easily self-maintained with the well-equipped workshop and clever, simple systems. Being fitted in a basic but functional style she could be sailed as is or easily modified to suit, her solid build could take you on expeditions in all corners of the world.

Sylfia has recently returned from her four month voyage around New Zealand, click on NZ voyage  for more stories!