35' Allmand Tri-Cabin 35
Phosphorus is a rugged offshore boat. She and a limited number of sisters were thoughtfully crafted for experienced sailors. Her design and construction speak of sea-going traditions of safe passage-making, comfort, stability, speed, and durability, quite unlike today's mass production fair-weather “family cruisers”.
Her rig has been rebuilt and upgraded to cutter. Her new rigging plan is designed to eliminate single points of possible failure, and also to provide sail combinations for most expected combinations of wind and weather.
Although she is heavily built, at about 9 tons fully loaded with water, fuel and stores, her hull sections echo the high waterline/beam profile of fast racers like the J-24. She can be perfectly balanced underway, and once sailed to windward under single-reefed main and double headsails with her helm locked for half an hour, in a gusty 18 knot Southwesterly on a choppy Buzzards Bay afternoon.
Her keel is long and efficient. A big rudder is mounted on a large stout skeg and designed for neutral balance. A 3 cylinder diesel pushes her along at over 6 knots for long-term cruising in calms, 7.2 knots when needed, and sips fuel from a 40 gallon tank (130 miles overnight in offshore fog, Cape Cod to Mid-Coast Maine on 14 gallons). She has never let her Owners down. Always upgraded to factory bulletins and specs, she runs flawlessly and always starts within her first cycle. Power is transmitted through a 2 to 1 reduction gear.
Phosphorus hull form and heavy displacement combine for comfort, low crew fatigue, and security in a seaway. The galley, gimballed CNG stove and oven, and cook's stability harness are designed for meal preparation at sea. Her dual connected water tanks store 100 gallons for dish-washing and showers for the crew on extended voyaging. She's a live-aboard boat yet with a large, spacious cockpit for sunsets and pure sailing.
Go below, and her three cabins surround you in rich woods, finished with Danish rubbed-effect varnish. The only fiberglass you'll see, in the head/shower and under the settees, are just hints of the solid structure underneath. On a cool rainy night in a distant cove in Maine, a crew of four or six, gathered before bedtime, protected from weather, is happy to find her ample spaces cozy and warm.