1957 Concordia Yawl
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Georgetown, ME
- Hull Material:
- Last Listed Price:
- US$ 99,500
The Concordia Yawl is very well known as one of the most beautifully proportioned vessels of all time. They also have earned a place in yachting history for their racing achievements in the Newport Bermuda race and most other offshore events on the East Coast. Except for the first few, all of the Concordias were constructed in Germany by Abeking & Rasmussen to the very high standards of the Concordia Company in So. Dartmouth MA. It is a testament to the design that, of the 103 Concordias built, 102 are still in existence today.
HORIZON, a Concordia 41 Yawl, is the 54th Concordia built, completed in 1957. She was shipped directly to the West Coast where she had two owners who sailed her there until 1988. A re-fit was performed at The Concordia Company in 1989, at which time the Yanmar diesel was installed, and additional work was perormed there in 1994, readying her for her next adventures. The current owners purchased HORIZON in 1995 and enjoyed her in Lake Michigan before moving to Maine in the early 2000's.
Always concerned about giving HORIZON the best of care, the owners were fortunate to find Larson Marine in Waukekan, IL still having craftsmen able to care properly for a pedigree wooden vessel. However, after HORIZON made her way to Maine, Benjamin River Marine in Brooksville began a continuing process of keeping her in the best of condition, and performing major projects detailed in this listing.
HORIZON is unique to the Concordia class in that she is one of only a few that were built with lead ballast and bronze keel bolts in lieu of the standard iron ballast. As well, she also had a taller, two spreader, masthead rig. The owner states that he has never dipped the lee rail, no matter the conditions or sails set! HORIZON'S layout is slightly different than other Concodias in that she was built with 5 bunks rather than the traditional 4 by way of a pilot berth to port and a pull out settee underneath. The headroom may also have been modified, as the owner who is 6'3 has full headroom throughout. She has been kept "traditional Concordia" in every way. She retains the original cabin heater, the galley hand pump faucet, porcelain sink in the head, and the original oil lamp on the port bulkhead.
HORIZON is in excellent condition, and was varnished, painted, and fully commissioned for the 2015 sailing season. She is now stored inside for the off season, and easy to inspect.
Please contact Gordon Reed at (207) 371-2343 or (207) 650-4167
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Designer: C Raymond Hunt
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 41 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 3 in
LWL: 29 ft 6 in
Length on Deck: 41 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
Displacement: 24000 lbs Full Load
Ballast: 8600 lbs
Total Power: 35 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1989
Engine Model: 3HM35F
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 35 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (60 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (15 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 5
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
"Horizon"s" interior appointments have been kept "as built" as much as possible through her numerous ownerships. Of note is that her layout is slightly different from other Concordia Yawls in that she was built to accommodate 5 in stead of normally 4. This is described below. The Concordia 41 has an extra feeling of spaciousness over the Concordia 39, much of which might be from the increased headroom. The current owner of "Horizon is 6'3", and has standing room throughout the vessel.
Starting forward, the bow is fully exposed and accommodates the anchor rode and gear such as extra sails. Just aft are lockers port, starboard and in the center, outboard of which pipe berths hinge down over. Shelves are outboard of the berths. Above is a unique Concordia hatch with a canvas cover.
Aft of the forward cabin, to port, is the head. The area is painted off white, and includes a porcelean sink with a manual water pump forward, a clothes hamper outboard of the sink, and a Wilcox Crittenden Skipper marine toilet. An opening port provides ventilation, and the stack for the Concordia heater in the main cabin provides heat in the head area when in use.
Across the passageway from the head is a large hanging locker and additional storage lockers.
The main cabin has raised panel Pine bulkheads port and starboard. all other joinery is butternut and pine, and the cabin sole is solid teak, finished natural. To port is a comfortable pilot berth and a settee inboard. The settee slides inboard to form a berth. To starboard is another settee and on this side a "Concordia berth" creates a backrest and hinges down to form a most comfortable berth. Lockers and book shelves, unique to Concordia's, are outboard of the starboard berth. Water tanks are located under. A floor mounted dining table is midships, and has two folding leafs and drawers for cutlery. The original Paul Luke Soapstone wood / coal brass heater is mounted on the port bulkhead, low, for best heat distribution. Also, an original oil lamp is mounted on the port bulkhead. A wonderful traditional Concordia feature is the Butterfly hatch over the main cabin. This provides good light below, and opens for ventilation even in foul weather. Settee cushions are covered in olive green corduroy, the traditional Concordia fabric.
Aft of the main cabin and surrounding the companionway, is the galley. To port, forward, is a single stainless steel sink, set into a S.S. countertop. The manual water pump is original Concordia. Next aft is a large stainless steel lined ice box. Outboard of the ice box and sink are lockers for dishes and cookware. Aft are two opening ports under the bridge deck, to the cockpit, for extra ventilation. To starboard of the companionway is a Taylor 2 burner kerosene stove with an oven, set into a ss lined alcove. This is followed aft by a varnished top locker for food storage and utensils. As to port, there are lockers outboard of the ice box/ galley counter.
Behind the companionway ladder is the engine. The box covering the engine is well insulated for noise reduction, and is completely removable for great access when servicing the auxiliary.
Sails, Canvas and Rigging
"Horizon" is the first Concordia 41 to be rigged with a tall, double spreader masthead rig. She could easily handle the extra sail area due to having lead ballast rather than the standard iron. The owner reports never having dipped the leeward rail, no matter the conditions.
The main and mizzen spars are box construction Sitka Spruce. The mainmast was rebuilt in 2009 by Benjamin River Marine, and all spars are beautifully finished in gloss varnish.
- Mainsail, regular battens - Doyle / Center Harbor Sails - 2006
- Mizzen, regular battens - Doyle / Center Harbor Sails - 2006
- 130% Genoa - Hood Sails - 1997
- Older Full Batten Main and mizzen - Manchester - 1994
- Working Jib (for club boom) - Manchester - 1994 (not altered for furler)
- Misc older sails - 170% Genoa, Reacher, Storm Jib (not altered for furler)
- 2 Spinnakers ( Spinnaker gear not currently rigged but conveys)
- Mizzen Staysail
- Spinnaker Pole
- Club Jib Boom and hardware (not currently rigged but conveys)
- Harken Roller Furling - 1997
- Mainsail and Mizzen Sailcovers - Blue - 2006
- Lewmar # 48 Self-Tailing Bronze Primary Jib Winches
- Merriman # 6 Bronze Secondary Winches
- Merriman # 2 Halyard winch on Mainmast
- Barient # 22 Self-Tailing Halyard Winch on Mainmast
- South Coast Halyard Winch on Mizzen
- Traditional Concordia Mainsheet with Wooden Blocks
It has been the desire of the owners of "Horizon" over the years to install very few electronic devices on the vessel, and to preserve her original woodwork. Thus the only instrument mounted in her cabin bulkhead is the depthsounder / knotmeter combined instrument. The Chartplotter is mounted on a swing-out bracket at the companionway fashioned by Benjamin Marine.
- Raymarine ST60 Knots/ Log / Depth (2014)
- Standard Horizon GPS Chartplotter (approx. 2010)
- Icom IC-M100 VHF Radio
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
- Yanmar 3HM35F Diesel - installed 1989
- 3 Cylinder, Fresh Water Cooled
- Kanzaki Transmission
- 2 Blade Bronze Prop
- Racor Primary Fuel filter
- Groco Seawater Intake Strainer
- Vernalift Waterlock Muffler
- 20 Gallon Fuel Tank - Copper
- Tiller steering
- 12 Volt DC Ship's Electrical System
- 2- 12 volt Group 24 Lead Acid Batteries
- Circuit Breaker Panel
- Engine Mounted Alternator
- Numerous Cabin Lights
- Navigation Lights
- Spreader Lights
- 2 Electric Bilge Pumps
- Macerator Pump
- Manual Galley Water Pump
- Manual Vanity Water Pump
- 3 Water Tanks - total 60 Gals.
- Wilcox Crittenden Marine Toilet
- Nauta Bladder Type Holding Tank - 15 Gal
- Electric Macerator Pump for above
- 2 Electric Bilge Pumps
- Manual bilge Pump
- All Bronze Seacocks
- Remote Kerosene Tank for Galley Stove
- 2 Danforth 22S Anchors
- 35# CQR anchor
- Northill Anchor
- 2 Rodes with Chain and 200+/- 3/4" nylon line
- Bronze Anchor Roller (not currently installed)
- 8 life vests
- 4 Fenders
- 6 Dock lines
- 3 Fire Extinguishers
- Boat Hook
- Double Life Lines
- 6" Danforth Compass
- 2 Horseshoe Life Rings
- Tiller Steering
Construction and Re-fit Details
"Horizon" was built in 1957 by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany for the Concordia Company of Padanaram, MA. Her Topsides and bottom are of carvel planked African Mahogany. Frames are of steam bent Oak, and some sister frames have been added. Floor timbers are Oak as is the stem. The deck, originally Teak, is now 2 layes of plywood with Dynel & epoxy over, painted gray. The cabin house sides, cockpit coamings and hatches are Mahogany, and the toe rails are Locust. Interior bulkheads are of Pine. The cabin sole is solid Teak.
Over the years "Horizon" has received excellent care provided by numerous owners. She was originally shipped directly to the West Coast where she sailed for many years. In 1989, "Horizon" arrived at the Concordia Company, where she received re-fit work including a new Yanmar diesel. Either at that time, or by 1994, the following re-it work was performed at Concordia:
- Original Steel Floors were removed and replaced with Oak
- Garboard and 7 planks each side were replaced
- Pedestal wheel removed - vessel returned to tiller steering
The current owners purchased her soon after, and sailed her in the Chicago area for many years before having her transported to Maine.
- 2000 Larson Marine in Waukegan, IL refastened the remainder of the bottom not done in the Concordia refit. They also continued to provide a high level of yacht yard care for "Horizon" while on the Great Lakes.
From 2004 to 2013 "Horizon" was stored in the off season at Benjamin River Marine where she received the best of maintenance and numerous re-fit projects. These projects were as follows:
- 2008 - The companionway and Skylight were rebuilt, and the trunk cabin house roof was stripped and recovered with Dynel and epoxy.
- 2009 - The mainmast was rebuilt and refinished. Also the head system was refit and a second automatic bilge pump was added.
- 2010 - The original teak decks were removed, along with all deck hardware, toe rails, cockpit coamings, winches and winch pads. The deck was replaced with two layers of glued plywood, covered the gray Dynel and epoxy coated. The teak bridgedeck was removed and replaced with plywood / Dynel / epoxy, then covered with glued teak for the original appearance. ( The teak sole and cockpit seats are original and in excellent condition.)
- New Locust Toe Rails were fabricated and installed, adhering to the multiple angles of the originals.
- New Mahogany cockpit coamings were fabricated and installed.
- New Mahogany Transom installed
- Structural repairs were made to the cabin sides and corner posts, chain plates and structural framing of the deck and cabin before completion of the new deck project. New Bronze self tailing winches were installed, and all lifeline stanchions were reinstalled.
- Cockpit scuppers wee rebuilt with new drains and the number increased from 2 to 4.
- Extra attention was given to the fairing of the topsides due to the extended time "Horizon" was in the shop over the winter.
- 2012 - The forefoot was rebuilt, and eight floors under the mast step head area were replaced, and strengthened with bronze plating. Four cracked and one broken frame was replaced or sistered in this area as well.
- A double tie rod system ( one aft of the head area and one forward) was installed to run from the sheer clamp, under the mast step, and up to the opposite sheer clamp. The mast step was further lengthened and replaced with a sandwich of locust and vertical bronze plates. These improvements have eliminated leaking in this area where Concordias are prone to problems.
- 2013-2015 "Horizon" has received a continued high level of maintenance from Seal Cove Boatyard in nearby Harborside Maine.
"Horizon" is in the very best of condition and is easily viewed, as she is stored inside. Surveys have been performed on a continuing basis by G.W.Full & Associates ( Paul Haley) for the current owners between 1995 and 2012; the latest being available for review as desired. She is a documented vessel.
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.