Mark Cameron Yachts

Syersen 34’ Sloop


Stunning Swedish designed classic.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelSyersen 34’ Sloop
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionCarvel Mahogany Planking
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2002 marine diesel engine 18hp Two cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw cooled. Volvo Penta mechanical reversing gearbox Single lever morse control
Fuel Capacity50l



It’s believed KERLO is the result of a design competition run by the Royal Swedish Yacht club in the late 1930’s. The competition designed to stimulate innovation in the design and build of cruising yachts from the countries then younger naval architects. The winning design she was built and then given away as the prize in the clubs 1939 annual raffle. The lucky winner was a Scottish sailor based in Edinburgh and the boat arrived in the UK shortly before the start of WWII.
A now-familiar sight in Scottish waters KERLO has been enjoyed by owners based around Scotland with her being based on the East coast originally before migrating to the waters of the west coast where she has been for the last 30+ years. Now reluctantly offered for sale her highlights include:

Just launched and commissioned for 2021 after wintering ashore undercover.

Carvel Mahogany planked hull on Oak and steel frames
Decks, deck beams and carlings all replaced in approximately 2000
Rudder re-built winter 2015/16
Topsides painted spring 2021
Brightwork freshly coated spring 2021
Volvo Penta MD2002 with two blade folding prop
Raymarine autopilot
Autohelm Tri-data display
Navman Plotter
Alloy mast and spars
Self-tailing primary winches

Still in active use by her owners, KERLO is available for viewing strictly by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:

Carvel planked hull of mahogany planking.
Oak stem post, wood keel and sternpost.
Combination of oak and steel frames.
Wood and steel floors
Oak beam shelf
Topsides painted in white gloss with gold cove line, freshly painted spring 2021.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Deck beams and carlings replaced with oak and spruce items in approximately 2000
Mahogany king plank extending forward from foredeck hatch, tied to wood keel with stainless steel rods to support rigging loads
Marine plywood deck, epoxy sheathed, fitted new in approximately 2000
Mahogany cabin sides
Mahogany coachroof section forward of mast with foredeck hatch mounted on, increasing headroom in fo’c’sle
Laminated marine plywood coachroof top, sheathed in epoxy.
Mahogany toerail running length of deck edge
Decking finished in fawn non-slip material
Coachroof top sheathed and painted with non-slip cream deck paint
Brightwork finished in gloss varnish, freshly applied spring 2021
Keel & Rudder:
Lead keel
Bolted through floors and wood keel
Full depth mahogany rudder with bronze rudder stock, rudder re-built winter 2015/16


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta MD2002 marine diesel engine
Two cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw cooled.
Volvo Penta mechanical reversing gearbox
Single lever morse control
Engine mounted with shaft offset to starboard
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced winter 2020/21
Cruising speed 5.5kts
Propulsion & Steering:
Aqua-Drive coupling
Stainless steel prop shaft
Two blade, bronze folding prop
Oak tiller
Raymarine ST1000 Tiller Pilot


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system
Battery Banks:
Engine Bank
Domestic Bank
Single engine driven unit 12VDC


Fresh Water:

Portable plastic can for water
Sink in galley, draining overboard
Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Gas System:
Two self-draining gas lcokers beneath aft deck
Each locker containing 1 Camping Gas 907 bottle



Single plastic tank.
Approximate capacity 50ltrs


On Deck:

Autohelm ST50 Tri-data – displaying depth and log information
Below Decks:
Navmam Tracker 5380 plotter
Garmin GPS 75
Communications Equipment:
Standard Horizon Explorer DSCVHF



Plastimo Neptune gas stove, 2 burner, grill and oven
Stainless steel sink
Simpson Lawrence manual marine toilet
Overhead lighting
ALBA CD/Radio head unit
Speakers in saloon


Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Fo’c’sle open forward to stem providing storage space for fenders etc.
Folding pipe cots fitted on port and starboard sides aft
Simpson Lawrence manual marine toilet fitted outboard to port aft.
Folding step mounted on bulkhead to allow access to and from foredeck hatch.
Hanging locker aft to starboard.
Bench Settees to port and starboard.
‘Trotter boxes’ extend length of settees for use as bunks.
Removable saloon table fitting centrally, when not in use it stows to port on the passageway forward to fo’c’sle.
Slatted seat backs to both settees, 3 folding doors within each seat back providing access to storage behind.
Stowage below settees.
Cave locker storage above trotter box to port forward.
Nav station with chart table aft of starboard bunk.
Chart storage within chart table.
Gimbal mounted galley stove aft of port settee.
Inset stainless steel sink aft of galley stove.
Engine box serving as companionway step and galley work surface.



Keel stepped, double spreader, mast head, cutter rigged sloop.
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel standing rigging with chromed bronze rigging screws
Forestay and cutter stay forward
Block and tackle kicker
EasyBlock mainsheet system
Primary Winches – 2x Andersen 12, single speed self-tailing
Secondary Winches – 2x Tuff-Fitting, single speed.
Mast winches – 2x Tiff-Fitting, single speed with captive handle
Mainsail – White dacron, slab reefing, 3 reefs.
Yankee – White dacron, hank-on
Staysail – White dacron, hank-on
Canvas Work:
Spraydodgers – With name on
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 35lb CQR on chain rode, stowed on deck chocks
Kedge Anchor – CQR
Anchor Windlass – Simpson Lawrence manual windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum
Avon Redcrest inflatable dinghy with seat outboard bracket and oars
Yamaha 2hp, 2-stroke outboard.
Galvanised stemhead fitting with fairlead centrally and twin bow rollers
Alloy deck mounted mooring cleats forward and aft
Deck mounted alloy stanchions supporting single tier guard wire
Small coachroof forward of mast with foredeck hatch mounted on top.
Staysail sheet tracks mounted immediately aft of mast at forward end of aft coachroof.
Shot section of coachroof aft of mast with large sliding companionway hatch occupying majority of coachroof top.
Oars and boathook stowing on outboard edges of coachroof
Cockpit footwell immediately aft of companionway, crew sitting up on deck.
Mainsheet track mounted across forward end of cockpit footwell
Gas lockers located below aft deck port and starboard
Lazzarette locker accessed through deck hatch immediately forward of rudder stock.
Navigation Lights:
Masthead tri-colour
Low level nav lights.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Enquire about this Boat

    Available to view by appointment.

    Please note all our listed yachts are privately owned and located in the owner's home port or marina. Due to the varying geographical marina locations of our yachts and the subsequent travel time and distances involved, please only make travel arrangements to view if actively considering purchase.

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 08.30 – 18.00
    Saturday & Sunday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact Mark Cameron Yachts

    Tel: +44 (0)7988 763254