Designed for performance and cruising comfort, SONNY is custom designed by Dieter Empacher and built by Brooklin Boat Yard of Brooklin, Maine.
SONNY marries traditional finishes with modern structures. Her classic hull profile is low and sleek, ending in a stylishly raked transom that incorporates a hydraulically operated, hidden swim platform. The flush deck and low cabin trunk are reminiscent of classic racing yachts in which the foredeck is cleared for sail handling. The keel, designed with maximum lift-to-drag ratio, features winglets for greater stability without sacrificing motion comfort. The winglets run almost the full length of the keel and end in sharp corners, which help reduce leeway.
SONNY’s interior is elegantly finished off in the Herreshoff style of white and cream paintwork offset with American cherry joinery and a teak and maple cabin sole. The bright finish of the cold-molded hull interior peeks out in numerous places as a pleasant reminder that this is indeed a wooden boat.
SONNY is ready for cruising with a spacious owner’s stateroom aft plus two double guest staterooms and a captain’s cabin forward. There are two heads and three showers aboard this mini mega-yacht.
SONNY sports a carbon fiber mast and roller furling boom by GMT along with a hydraulic roller furling headsail by Harken. SONNY easily makes over nine knots on the wind, and 12 to 15 knots off the wind. She’s a true racer/cruiser built to last a lifetime by Brooklin Boat Yard
Designer: Dieter Empacher
Builder: Brooklin Boat Yard
Launched: September 2013
Construction: Cold-Molded, Wood-Epoxy
LOA: 69’ 10”
LWL: 58’ 0”
Beam: 16’ 6”
Draft: 8’ 0”
Displacement: 76,750 lbs.
Sail Area: 2,170 sg. ft.
Propulsion: Volvo Turbo Diesel, 225 HP
Fuel Capacity: 550 Gallons
Fresh Water Capacity: 430 Gallons
All of SONNY is finished off in the Herreshoff style of satin varnished Cherry wood joinery contracting with white bulkheads and joinery fronts with teak and holly sole throughout the vessel.
Furthest forward is the crew cabin with sleeping for two in two separate over-sized single berths and generous storage space for the crew’s personal gear in lockers and drawers. Aft of the crew sleeping area is the crew shower and sink vanity. The crew’s quarters can be accessed from on deck and by way of privacy doors from the port and starboard guest cabins.
Next aft are two guest cabins each with sleeping accommodations for two (or more) in oversized berths arranged in an over / under configuration. Each cabin has storage space for guest’s personal gear in lockers and drawers.
Aft of the port quest cabin is a guest / day head area with toilet, sink basin and shower.
Continuing aft one enters the main saloon with settee seating to port and a large circular dining area to starboard. Aft and to port in the main saloon is the navigation station. Aft on center line if the companionway ladder leading up to the cockpit. Aft and to starboard in the main saloon leads to the galley area and passageway way to the master suite.
Aft of the main saloon and to port (outboard of the cockpit above) is the galley area and passageway to the aft master suite. Under the inboard galley counter are several opening doors that allow access to the mechanical systems spaces directly on centerline under the cockpit.
Aft of the galley is the large master suite with two double berths (port and starboard) and generous storage space for all the owners’ personal gear. The owner’s suite is serviced by its own private head area with separate stall shower. Opening doors on the inboard side of the head and shower areas allow for access to the mechanical systems spaces directly on centerline under the cockpit.
Cold-molded, wood-epoxy with FRP external layer composite hull construction with laminated frames and solid wood structural components and dead wood.
External lead ballast keel in a winged configuration.
Carbon fiber balanced spade rudder
Solid marine plywood bulkheads with wood and/or laminate exterior surfaces
One-piece composite deck, house and cockpit structure
Hull color is Majestic Blue with double Matterhorn White boot stripe and Gold cove stripe
Deck house and cockpit interior is Matterhorn White
Bottom coating is Micron Shark White
Custom cast polished stainless steel stem head with integral double anchor rollers and docking line chocks
Polished stainless steel bow pulpit with teak seat and integral navigational lighting.
Polished stainless steel stanchions with upper and lower stranded wire lifelines.
Opening gates for lifelines port & starboard
Polished stainless steel stern rail(s) with opening gate aft
Opening transom with folding steps and boarding platform
Varnished teak toerails, taffrail, dorade boxes, cabin eye brow, handrails and cockpit table.
TDS (Teak Decking Systems) natural teak main deck, cockpit seats and cockpit sole
Polished stainless steel docking line chocks and cleats
Stainless steel dorade guards
Stainless steel security bars port and starboard of mast
Flush-mount Freeman deck hatches for anchor and lazzerette lockers
Flush-mount Freeman deck hatches for accommodations cabins
Opening portlights in cabin sides (4ea port & starboard)
FRP deck box aft
Nautical Structures deck crane
Custom polished stainless steel dinghy davits
GMT Composites triple-spreader, mast head rigged carbon fiber mast
GMT Composites hydraulically operated Power-Furl carbon fiber boom
GMT Composites carbon fiber spinnaker pole
Stainless steel rod standing rigging
Harken hydraulically operated, roller-furling headstay
Removable inner forestaysails stay and stay tensioner
Harken manually operated hydraulic boom vang
Harken manually operated hydraulic backstay adjustment cylinder(s)
Harken #60, 2-speed, manual self-tailing (2ea, port and starboard on mast)
Harken #50, 2-speed, manual self-tailing (1ea, starboard on mast)
Harken #40, 2-speed, manual self-tailing (1ea, port on mast)
Primaries: Harken #80, 3-speed, powered self-tailing (2ea, port and starboard cockpit)
Secondaries: Harken #70, 2-speed, powered self-tailing (2ea, port and starboard cockpit)
Traveler: Harken #50, 2-speed, manual self-tailing (2ea, port and starboard cockpit)
Main Sheet: Harken #70, 2-speed, powered self-tailing (2ea, port and starboard cockpit)
Runners: Harken #60, 2-speed, manual self-tailing (2ea, port and starboard cockpit)
Main Halyard: Harken #70, 2-speed, powered self-tailing (1ea, starboard at cockpit)
Multi-port / function Harken hydraulic motor provides power to furling systems (headstay & boom), powered winches and opening transom door.
All tracks, cars, blocks and deck padeyes for sheet leads are Harken
All sails by Doyle / 2013
Mainsail, full-battened, in-boom furling, Stratis cloth
135% Genoa, roller-furling, Stratis cloth
100% Genoa, roller-furling, Stratis cloth
Staysail, hanked-on, Stratis cloth
All canvas by Aurora Canvas / 2013
Dodger with isinglass windows, stainless steel dodger bows, handrails port, starboard and aft
Elk hide dodger reinforcement and handrail coverings
Cockpit bimini with stainless steel bows and isinglass overhead-view window
Volvo D4 225 HP diesel engine
Volvo Penta engine information displays at helm and navigation station
Volvo Penta engine ignition at helm
Volvo Penta single-lever throttle and gear shift control at helm
Aqua-drive anti-vibration shaft coupling
2” stainless steel shaft
PYI Shaft Seals
Custom cast shaft strut with cutlass bearing and line deflector
Spurs line cutters
Three-blade, 26” MaxProp
550 Gallon fuel capacity
7 Fuel tanks
Fuel manifold and transfer systems
Dual Racor filters
Maretron DSM150 tank gauge / monitor
Lewmar folding stainless steel steering wheel with elk hide cover.
Lewmar steering pedestal
Lewmar Mamba steering system
Volvo Penta single lever throttle and gear shift control at helm
Lewmar electric bow thruster with controls at helm.
24 Volt DC ships system
120 / 240 AC shore power and generator systems
Custom electrical circuit panel at navigation station
Prevailer Gel-Cell batteries for ships systems, engine and generator starting.
Victron Quatro Charger/Inverters
Northern Lights 20-kW Generator
430 Gallon fresh water capacity stored in 3 separate tanks
Maretron DSM150 tank gauge / monitor
Hot and cold pressure water supplied to galley sink, head sink basins (2ea) and showers (2ea).
Cold pressure water supplied to toilets
Raritan fresh water vacuum operated toilets
96 Gallon black water / holding tank capacity in 2 separate tanks
Toilets plumbed for discharge overboard or via Y-valve to black water / holding tanks
Black water / holding tanks plumbed for shore-side pump-out or off-shore overboard discharge.
Icom IC-M802 SSB radio
Icom IC-M604 VHF radio
Icom RAM remote VHF mic at helm
Iridium satellite phone
Furuno 24 mile radar antennae located on mast with Questus gimbaled mount and stainless steel guard
Furuno RD 33 navigation data organizer
Furuno NavNet touch screens for GPS chart, radar and sailing information display (14” screens at navigation station and cockpit, 9” screen at helm)
Brooks and Gatehouse H3000 sailing information instruments with displays / repeaters at navigation station, cockpit and helm
Brooks and Gatehouse Apparent Wind Indicator at cockpit
Brooks and Gatehouse Magnified Apparent Wind Indicator at cockpit
Simrad AP28 autopilot display / controls at navigation station and helm
Ritchie steering compass at helm
Additional (wing) Ritchie steering compasses (2ea) port and starboard on cockpit coaming
Wheems and Plath ship’s clock and barometer
21” flat screen TV
AM/FM/CD player with iPod input
Vitri Frigo stainless steel stand-up refrigerator / freezer
Vitri Frigo stainless steel under-counter beverage cooler drawer
Force 10 ceramic / glass 3-burner electric stove and oven
GE Advantium microwave / convection oven
Ideal model V6C electric chain and rode windlass
85-lb CQR anchor
120-lb Bruce anchor
Appropriate chain and rode for both anchors
ACR 406 MHz EPIRB (2ea, navigation station / on deck)
Furuno AIS system
Liferings (2ea, at stern rail)
MOM 9 (at stern rail)
Revere 8-man liferaft (on-deck)
FLIR thermal imaging camera
Kahlenberg horns on mast with M-485A horn signal control
Fireboy engine room fire extinguisher / engine shut-down
Requisite USCG required safety, signaling and lighting equipment
Docklines and fenders
Side boarding / swim ladder
GMT Composites self-leveling, side-boarding, dock steps
“T/T SONNY”, Caribe RIB with 20 HP Yamaha outboard motor
Ship’s tools and spares