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Table of details and specifications of SUI-116
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builders E. Sommerfeld, Bootswerft Edmund Sommerfeld, Wentorf (GER)
  Material Vacuum laminated wood
  1st certificate issued 1976-07-01
  Original boat name Artemis VII
  Original country SUI
  Original sail number 116
  Current location Spiez, Lake of Thun (SUI)


Edmund Sommerfeld - boatyard location & info - 31.05.2020 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The enclosed Link is telling the history of the Bootswerft Edmund Sommerfeld, which was located in Wentorf, near Hamburg. The owner was an early specialist in wooden laminated hulls, which he built for other boatyards, for completion. This ranged from small size boats up to an ocean racing yacht of 16m length, for A&R. The 5.5's benefited in the 70's from the project initiated by Thomas Sprecher.
The "Sommerfeld-boats" - A Thomas Sprecher initiative - 15.08.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
These boats are sisterboats to a Britton Chance jr. design: Z-114, Z-116, Z-117, Z-118, Z-121, Z-122 and G-21 which later became Z-127.
The form is told to have been built in Switzerland, carried to company Sommerfeld in Northern Germany, back then reknown specialists for laminated hulls. The boats were delivered and finally the form returned.

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SUI-116
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SUI-116 "Artemis VII" Willi Pieper (1976-?)  
SUI-116 "La Diala II" Heinz Kaiser (1986-1993)  
SUI-116 "La Diala II" Urs Osann (1994-1999)  
SUI-116 "La Diala II" Roland Glas (2000-2008)  
SUI-116 "La Diala II" Simon Bertholet (2008-?)  

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