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SONNY is the third custom designed yacht from the original owner which was constructed in
partnership with Brooklin Boat Yard in Maine. Sadly, after only three years he stepped away
from yachting for health reasons. She was quickly acquired by a well-known figurehead of the
superyacht industry, who had a broader vision for Sonny. He deiced to totally upgrade and
refine her with top of the line racing equipment, but also improving on her extended cruising
capabilities with totally renewed features and systems throughout.
Now, SONNY is totally outfitted for racing but she also has the ability to be a great weekend
cruiser for a family. Her systems are capable of a simple cruising mode but also have racing
mode if desired, which makes her one of the most versatile sailing vessels on the water and a
true dream boat for the right person.
A joint team of professional racers, highly skilled engineers and craftsmen worked on plans for a major upgrade/refit which took place at Brooklin Boat Yard spanning seven (7) months in late 2021. She sailed to Florida in November, and then sailed on to the Caribbean where she participated in the St. Bart Bucket Regatta this past March (2022). She is now back in Florida for a bit and then off to New England for the spring/summer. SONNY has elegant flush decks with broad expanses on 1/2 inch thick solid teak decks. Coupled with her new custom carbon rig, upgraded sails, flush mounted deck hatches, varnished dorade ventilator boxes and magnificent shear-line, she turns heads everywhere she goes.
Now, SONNY is totally outfitted for racing but she also has the ability to be a great weekend cruiser for a family. Her systems are capable of a simple cruising mode but also have racing mode if desired, which makes her one of the most versatile sailing vessels on the water and a true dream boat for the right person.
The interior has top quality equipment and luxurious amenities which afford a comfortable lifestyle while aboard. SONNY has 4 staterooms with a large main salon and fully equipped galley. There is a big dining table and a custom navigation station featuring the latest state of the art equipment and electronics.
All the way aft on the stern, SONNY has a hydraulic fold down swim platform with a sturdy swim ladder. Up on deck, she has two beautiful handcrafted custom benches mirroring each corner of the aft rails. These are fantastic spots for relaxing while underway and are always a popular place to sit and relax. Just forward are two flush mounted deck hatches which open into a full beam lazarette area which has just been outfitted with custom shelving to assist with organizational control of her loose equipment, parts, and cleaning supplies.
Helm and Guests Cockpit Areas
SONNY has two beautiful oval cockpits handcrafted from the finest teak wood available. The Helm Station Cockpit is aft. and The Guest Cockpit is amidship. Both are protected with multiple custom-made dodgers and Bimini covers for all kinds of weather conditions and extended open ocean deliveries. The Helm Cockpit has all of the sailing controls, electronics and equipment needed to sail the vessel. The Guest Cockpit (forward amidships) is out of the way of the crew and is a safe area to sit when sailing or racing as it is uniquely placed to be out of the way of any hazardous moving parts.
The Mid-Deck area in front of The Guest Cockpit was set up for safe and efficient sail handling when cruising or racing. There are numerous Harken winches, efficient fairleads for all halyards, and the mainsail control is located here to for efficient setting and furling operations.
Foredeck and Bow
The foredeck area is in front of the mast and elegantly laid out with clean flush deck hatches, wide open teak decks, and stainless dorades for proper cabin ventilation. There is a sail locker all the way forward, windlass winch, dual anchor rollers, and a custom removable pulpit for proper racing sail management.
Interior Layout and Accommodations
The Main Salon is midship and full beam. On the starboard side forward is a beautiful cherry wood oval table with a beautiful compass rose inlay and custom leather seating. On the port side forward is a long built-in settee with leather cushions which stretches aft abutting the back of the navigation station, which faces aft and is equipped with top of the line electronics and other important navigation and communication equipment. Just aft of the nav station is the main electrical panel.
The Galley starboard and just aft of the main salon and dining table. It is equipped with a 240 Volt 4 burner convection cooktop, oven, broiler and microwave. There are (2) twelve volt refrigerators, a 120 volt freezer/ice-maker and an abundance of counter space and cabinet storage. The sink is slightly inboard, with additional counter space and ample cabinet storage as well.
The staterooms will accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with ensuite bath. The full beam owner stateroom is all the way aft has three access points: There are separate doors from both the port and starboard side below deck, as well as a direct entry from The Helm Cockpit companionway on the aft deck. The layout is wide open with outboard double berth on the port side and a wide built-in chair on the starboard side. The stateroom has a large hanging locker to port, numerous drawers, and cabinets. The owner’s head is forward on the port side, with a walk-in shower and other facilities.
There are three other staterooms which are forward of the main salon. Each has two beds, hanging locker, drawers and a walk in ensuite heads with shower and other facilities. The forward starboard stateroom is equipped with a multi-function display which can monitor the safety and navigation systems on board. An owner preferring to have crew would likely dedicate this double bunk cabin as a captains/crew cabin. The forward port cabin (used as crew quarters) does not have an ensuite head and is serviced by the day head.
Her recent refit in Maine cost over $2.5M and nearly every system was inspected, rebuilt, replaced, or approved as being in nearly new condition. She received a full paint job, and all decorative wood was stripped and redone with sun resistant two-part epoxy varnish.
She is nicer, cleaner, and better than before. After sailing and nit-picking the boat for 4
months, everything that could be refined or improved upon, was.
New performance based rig. New Hall Spars rig with EC6 Carbon rigging, updated
electronics and performance upgrades.
-Re-engineered for “Racing Mode”
-Overhauled and redesigned the entire hydraulic system to accommodate dual modes:
Cruising & Racing
-New Paint Job
-New Varnish with 2 part epoxy
-Custom covers made for all varnished areas including the toe-rails and both cockpits.
-(2) Reckmann Furlers added which required re-engineering w/ carbon fiber supports for
additional loads for race mode
-Added Carbon torque stays - Future Fibres
-Added all new hard piping was added to the black and grey water systems
-Black and Grey Water systems were insulated, sound protected, vented and put on a self-timed monitoring system.
-All new racing deck hardware with custom chafe plates
-New running rigging for cruising and racing
-New custom teak helm station with custom design and integrated controls
-New custom handmade helm/wheel
-All cockpit sailing controls were redesigned and totally redone
-Added new custom teak wood seating in the aft corners of the stern
-Added new custom teak wood seating to the helm cockpit area
-New larger and more functional table in The Guest Cockpit
-Added (2) new Nemesis MFD Displays on the lower part of the mast and a a Hydraulic System Emergency Stop
-(2) New Custom awnings made for the guest cockpit, (1) full cover, and (1) can stay up while sailing. (3) One for Helm Cockpit and Two for Guests (Sitting & Sailing)
-All exterior seating and tables were converted to have quick release capability for easy removal for serious race mode
-A custom fully enclosed eisenglass enclosure was made for the helm cockpit for cold weather delivery and other operations
-New cabin sole cover was custom made
-All sails are new. (4) Cruising and (3) Racing North Sails- (One cruising sail is older though like-new condition as it was only flown 4-5 times - 2021 & 2022 designs.
-Fully re-designed Nav Station seat and re-configured / upgraded electronics including a fully integrated ship's computer for navigation, maintenance planning, PLC Management and tankage calibration
ENGINE AND MACHINERY
Cummins QSB 6.7, 310 hp marine diesel with start & throttle controls at helm and
engine display panels at helm and navigation station.
Four blade Gori folding propeller with "overdrive" function for greater pitch at higher speeds.
Maretron tank monitors
Newly installed Newport 700c Watermaker
Port outboard: 110 gallons
Port Mid: 70 gallons
Port Aft: 80 gallons
Stb Forward: 40 gallons
Stb Mid: 90 gallons
Stb Aft: 80 gallons
Forward: 100 gallons
Aft: 55 gallons
Mid: 65 gallons
* Added high-level switches in all black tanks to prevent over-filling
(2) Whale manual pumps; Cockpit and Galley forward
(6) Rule electric 3500 & Rule 500 pumps; Forepeak chain locker
(2) forward salon (3) steerage compartment
Main: 525 gallons
Engine Day Tank: 88 gallons
Generator Day Tank: 30 gallons
12 Volt, 24 Volt, 120 Volt and 240 Volt systems, all controlled at the main electrical panel at the navigation station.
(12) Vitron 220 Amp Hour AGM batteries for Accessories
Vitron 220 amp hour AGM for engine start
Vitron 90 amp hour AGM for generator start
Victron Color Control GX @ navigation station
BMS 700 monitor
24 Volt/140 amp alternator on main engine for charging
(2) Quattro Inverter/Chargers w/ELCI overcurrent device, input 240V @ 60Hz
(2) 50 amp recepticles, tranom and mast
25 KWH Northern Lights Generator w/PTO for bow thruster and sailing systems
Navigation:Brookes & Gatehouse H5000 CPU
3) B&G Zeus3 MFD's, navigation station, guest cockpit & helm 3x existing + 1x Zeus3 in Capt. Cabin B&G 4G and R10 Radar antennae
(6) B&G H5000 graphic displays
(2) B&G Apparent wind analog displays
(2) B&G Magnified wind analog displays
B&G H5000 HVMU screen in Nav. Station
Ships computer w/Expedition, Maretron Calibration & PLC programming software
B&G Autopilot w/remote
B&G motion sensor + 2x B&G Nemesis 12" Displays to Mast
Garmin AIS Class B
B&G Depth sensors, 235 khz & 50/200 khz
(2) B&G Depth displays
FLIR M364C Gyro Stabilized Camera
Navionics E Charts, all US & Canada H5000 Performance CPU
B&G VHF V50
Simrad handheld VHF
B&G Weather Module
Linksys Router- 3x Access Points
Alpha WiFi Antenna
Fusion AV 650 Stereo w/3 zones; Owner cabin, Salon & Cockpit
(2) Samsung smart TV
Mast, Rigging and Deck Hardware:
Carbon fiber triple spreader sloop rig mast by Offshore Spars, standard modulus pre-preg carbon with tapered laminates. Discontinuous Nitronic rod rigging to Nitronic tensioners.
Hydraulic, carbon In-boom furling mainsail by Offshore Spars.
Hydraulic Sailhandling Systems:
DC driven hydraulic system controls the following;
Inner-Outer Headsail Cunninghams
Headsail and Staysail furling
Backstay tension Mainsail/boom furling
2x Pit Winches & 2 x Primary Winches
Winches and Deck Gear:
(8) Harken ST, electric deck winches for all functions
4x Harken ST Electric Cockpit Winches
All Harken blocks, tracks and jammers
250' ½" Chain
Bruce 176 lb SS anchor
150 lb CQR anchor
*All custom race hardware by Equiplite & Ubi Maior
8 Man Offshore Liferaft
MOM 8, man overboard module by Switlick
7 Manual fire extinguishers (2x Electrical)
First Aid Kit with defibrillator
EXCLUSIONS - A complete list of exclusions is available upon request.