1953 Philip Rhodes Bermudan sloop

US$ 276,672
United Kingdom
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 (0)1202 330077
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Year:
1953
Length:
45'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
United Kingdom
Hull Material:
Wood
YW#:
74556-3019352
Current Price:
£ 220,000 (US$ 276,672) 

Built in 1953 by Abeking & Rasmussen to a design by Philip L Rhodes - one of America's leading yacht designers of the period; UNDINA is of special interest as a shoal draft yacht – a superb example of his centre board hull with a 5 ft 6 in draft increasing to 8 ft 6 in when lowered. Seven sister ships were built but this combination of Rhodes design and A&R was considered the best at the time. All owners including UNDINA’s first; Roddy Williams are reported to have declared the yachts to be very fast, comfortable and seaworthy.

The large cockpit is another notable feature, typical of many American fifties yachts, and a comfortable asset for a large crew. Her sheer is elegant with a well-balanced coach roof and deckhouse. The rig and sail plan is well proportioned and simple for both single handed cruising and efficient racing with a fair aspect ratio of 2.3. Compared with English yachts of this era, UNDINA has a broader beam at 11 ft 9 in - making for a hull of considerable initial stability and offsetting the effect of the comparatively shallow draft.

Fitted out to race to CIM specifications for the classic regatta circuit in the Med, she is authentic in every way and with both a furling forestay and one for hanking on sails she has a very competitive handicap. While UNDINA can be sailed hard with her racing crew she can be easily cruised under full sail by two people.

Since 2014 UNDINA has undergone an extensive structural and cosmetic refit, which will allow her next owner to cruise or classic race with little to do save passage plan and pick their crew.




We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and empathy with you our existing and prospective clients. Whether you want to buy or to sell we list a wide range of yachts; sail and motor - aiming always to ensure your search should be neither confusing nor time wasted. Our own website is www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk Our email address is info@sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk

Please contact Barney Sandeman at +44 (0)1202 330077

Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 (0)1202 330077

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