Philip L. Rhodes (1895 -1974) was one of the most distinguished yacht designers of the past century. A brilliant designer whose boats were beautiful, fast, seaworthy, and comfortable, Phil Rhodes was active for 50 years -- from 1920 to 1970. And he was prolific; a listing of his yacht designs totals 386, most of which are sailboats. Because he designed many boats for ocean racing, especially to Bermuda, his boats had to be fast, but they also had to be strong, seaworthy, and comfortable to survive and keep racing through the gales that frequent the Gulf Stream and other race courses. All of Phil's designs follow a set of underlying design principles. The boats are beautifully shaped and proportioned. The Rhodes sheerline is distinctive, rising to a fairly high bow, dropping aft of amidships, and rising modestly to the stern. Medium overhangs give the bow and the stern plenty of buoyancy and increase the waterline under sail. The construction was strong.
A truly beautiful steel classic. "Sonic" has brand new Burmese teak decks. She's a 60' Burmudan Ocean Racing Yawl. The historically defined Burger Boat Company built her in 1951. Originally designed as a Sonar Bouy testing vessel, "Sonic" was classed as a research vessel. The cockpit, exterior trim, and interior is elegant dark mahogany. She has recently undergone a 2 year extensive, comprehensive re-fit. She has circumnavigated the world 6 times. She's very strong (her frames are 15" on center) and is capable of navigating any waters. A great yacht for cruising, chartering, and or the classic regattas...
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Burger Boat Company. USA.
Designer: Philip Rhodes
Flag of Registry: Malaysia
LOA: 60 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 0 in
Displacement: 29000 kgs
Fresh Water Tanks: (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (800 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Number of bathrooms: 2
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
The owner's cabin is aft and separate from the rest of the yacht with its own shower and head. The main saloon has a large galley to port with the nav. station opposite. A table each side of the saloon allows for generous dining. Forward is the head to starboard with the large forepeak cabin. The interior is finished with a mixture of hard woods, mostly solid mahogany. Headroom is 6' 7''.
'Taylors' 3 burner gas stove and oven. Two top loading fridge/freezers ( 30 litres each approx ). Double deep stainless steel sinks with Jabsco pressurised hot and cold water. Additional foot pump draws filtered water.
Two. One in each bathroom. Sump pumps to grey/black water tank.
Two,manual. 100 litre holding tank.
Engine & Genset
A single GM Detroit diesel 2-stroke engine model 3-71 FWC. The engine is offset to port and coupled to a GM hydraulically operated reverse reduction gearbox, shaft with two Hardy Spicer universal joints to the 2 inch stainless steel propshaft, main thrust journal bearing, cutlass bearing and 24 inch 3 blade Maxprop.
The engine room was completely refit in 2010 with non combustible materials and high quality non combustible material.
The 10KVA Onan genset is sited to starboard of the centreline parallel with the main engine.
5 Structural fuel tanks on the centreline under saloon totalling 800 US gallons. Flow and return manifolds in the engine room with isolating valves for each tank, serving two Racor fuel filter water separators for main engine and generator.
Two structural steel water tanks on centreline under saloon totaling 300 US gallons. Watermaker is a 'Village Marine' 6 GPH.
Electrics and Batteries
8 x 100amp ACDelco 12v batteries connected through master battery switch into 1 bank of 3 in parallel for engine starting and 1 bank of 5 in parallel for 12v house service.
Electronics & Navigation
Raytheon sailing instruments
Raytheon Autohelm ST6000 autopilot
Newmar HDM 220-12-40 AC battery charger
Furuno radar display
Furuno DFax weatherfax
West Marine Kona VHF radio
Magellan h/h GPS
Mast and Rigging
White enamelled aluminium mast of oval section by Fosters Marine in New Zealand, rigged with two spreader masthead bermudan rig. Wooden boom with galvanised steel bands and strong points, rigged for three slab reefs. Stainless steel standing rigging : Forestay and cap shrouds - 12mm Dyform. Backstay - 12mm Dyform insulated as SSB HF radio antenna with split lower section in 10mm Dyform. Intermediates and lowers - 12mm Dyform. Inner forestay - 10mm 19 strand stainless with stainless steel manual tensioner. Running backstays - 7/16 Dyform with bronze blocks and 9mm efswr tails lead to bronze Highfield tensioners. Main halyard in stainless steel efswr lead to a Merriman No 11 wire reel winch. Genoa halyard in stainless steel efswr lead to a Merriman No 8 wire reel winch. Other halyards in stainless steel efswr with polyester braid-on-braid tails. Other running rigging in braid-on-braid polester.
White enamelled aluminium mizzen mast and boom with single spreader rig comprising aft swept cap shrouds, forward and aft lowers and upper forward angled intermediates, all in 8mm 19 strand stainless steel and 6mm running back stays. Boom c/w slab reefing. Two Lewmar 25 two speed halyard winches and one Barient 10 single speed reefing winch. Mizzen and mizzen staysail halyards in braid-on-braid polyester.
All chainplates were replaced in 2010 ( 316 stainless steel )
No 1 genoa (Dacron) 150% - Good
No 2 genoa )Dacron) 'Neil Pryde' - Good
No 3 blastreacher (Dacron) - Good
No 1 staysail c/w battens (Dacron) - Good
No 2 staysail (Dacron) - Good
No 3 staysail (Dacron) - Good
Mainsail (Dacron) - Excellent
Mizzen staysail (1 1/2 oz nylon) - Excellent
Mizzen sail (Dacron) - Excellent
Heavy asymmetrical spinnaker - Neil Pryde c/w sock - Excellent
Medium asymmetrical spinnaker - UK Sails c/w sock - Excellent
Light asymmetrical spinnaker - UK Sails c/w sock - Excellent
Large symmetrical spinnaker c/w sock - Good
Small symmetrical spinnaker c/w sock - Good
Storm jib (Dacron) - Good
Storm trysail - Good
Two 100% headsails - UK Sails - carbon Tape-Drive sails with full battens - Excellent
Maxwell 3500 electric windlass. 75 lb CQR gavanised anchor with 220' of 12mm galvanised steel chain. 50 lb CQR and 60 lb Danforth anchors stowed aft.
Mainsheet on Harken traveller on aft cabin top
2 x Barient 32 two speed primary winches
2 x Barient 22 two speed secondary winches
1 x Barient 22 two speed main sheet winch
Deck / anchor wash
Low profile bronze dorade vents
Custom teak and mahogany scuba tank holders
Stainless steel boom gallows
Full ORC/ISAF Category 1 outfit of safety equipment, including: 10 auto inflate lifejackets, 10 harnesses, 5 standard floatation devices, Life Sling and recovery system plus two separate liferings.
2 x 1.25 kg dry powder fire extinguishers
3 x 2.5 kg dry powder fire extinguishers
3 x Kidde Marina Firewatcher 385 BCF (Halon) automatic fire extinguishers in engine room.