53' (16.15m) Stone Shipyard - Senta
1937 Stone Shipyard 53' cutter-rigged ocean cruiser - racer. Original vintage yacht custom designed by legendary naval architect, Philip Rhodes. Maintenance performed by yard specializing in classic wooden boats. World-class sailing yacht!
- Stonington Connecticut United States
- Stone Shipyard
- Wood Hull
$ 139,995 USD
€ 129,992 Euros
$ 189,005 CAD
1937 Stone Shipyard 53' Custom SY
This legendary 1937 Philip Rhodes designed 53 foot custom cutter rigged sailing yacht was commissioned at the Stone Boatyard in Oakland, California. SENTA's original owner, K.K. Bechtel, Esq., commissioned Stone to build her after seeing 1935 sistership Kirawan win the 1936 Newport to Bermuda race in her class. Warned that the build would be costly, Mr. Bechtel gave Stone full reign to build, and even improve if possible. SENTA has been around the world several times with a rich sailing and racing history. Her original build plans are in hand and her bulkheads and interior are kept to the original design.
Gannon & Benjamin of Martha's Vineyard, a highly regarded yard for wooden sailing yachts, completed a major rebuild in 1992. And in 2011, she was repowered with a 55hp Volvo Penta diesel engine along with new fuel tank and fuel lines. SENTA has been maintained/serviced as needed by Snediker Yacht Restoration, Pawcatuck CT, specializing in classic wooden boats. The most recent repair was to replace the stem and service all seacocks.
She is currently under Winter wrap and will be available for viewing this Spring after the completion of annual maintenance. More photos to follow this Spring.
Curtis Stokes & Associates is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by United Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel
LOA: 53' " (16.15 Meters)
Type: Sail - Used
Beam: 12' 6"
Bridge Clearance: ' "
Draft Max: 7' 7"
Draft Min: ' "
Maximum Speed: Knots
Cruise Speed: Knots
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Wood
Fuel Tank: Gallons ( Liters)
Fresh Water: Gallons ( Liters)
Holding Tank: Gallons ( Liters)
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Designed in 1936 by Philip Rhodes, an MIT graduate and Chief of Design at Cox and Stevens, a large naval architecture firm in New York City. Kirawan was the first ocean racer to bring Rhodes considerable international fame, along with the subsequent design of Senta. You may find reference to her sistership build and design in the book "Philip L. Rhodes and his yacht designs" by Richard Henderson.
Designed with the Bermuda race in mind, she was also meant to be suitable for weekend cruising.
Vessel Walkthrough and Details
Forepeak forward with anchor rode forward followed by port and starboard berths. General storage below the port berth. The galley is next aft, with the stove and sink to port and the refrigeration to starboard. Next aft is the main cabin. This cabin has lockers and a fireplace forward to port and lockers forward to starboard. Next there are port and starboard transom berths with outboard pilot berths. Below the pilot berths is general storage and outboard are lockers and shelves. Between the berths is a drop leaf table. Next aft to port is a full enclosed head and to starboard is the companionway up to the deck. The aft cabin is next. This cabin has a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port. Below the berths is general storage and aft between the berths is access to the engine compartment.
- Aft Cabin with 2 berths
- Salon with 4 berths and a fireplace/heater
- Forward V-Berth sleeps 2
- Cockpit with partial cover
- Deck Hardware: Cast Bronze
- Steering Gear: Reverse wheel with work gear
- Ground Tackle: CQR - Chain Lead, 3/4" nylon 3-strand; Danforth - Chain Lead, 3/4" nylon 3-strand
- Anchor Windlass:12-volt Ideal vertical windlass with chain wild cat
- Winches: Deck - (2) Lewmar #48ST, (3) Barient #22; Mast - (2) Barlow #28, (1) Barlow #22
ELECTRONICS & INSTRUMENTATION
- Radios: Ray Jefferson 7878M
- VHF Radar: Furuno
- Chartplotter: Standard Horizon CP 590
- Compass: 5" Danforth white constellation spherical compass
- Depth Finder: Part of CP590
- Clock: Weems Plath barometer
- Weems Plath brass bell
- Running Lights: 12-volt DC
- Anchor Light: 12-volt tri-color
- Life Jackets: (8) USCG Type II
- Life Raft: Winslow 6-man
- Firefighting Equipment: Portable extinguishers - (3) 2.5lb dry chem; (1) 5lb dry chem; Built-in System - Halon 1301 auto in engine compartment
- Propeller: fixed 3-blade
- Propeller Shafts: bronze
- Bilge Pumps: Edson manual diaphragm, 12-volt Rule auto
- Pumps: 12-volt Shurflo fresh water
- Toilets: Wilcox Crittden skipper
- Thru-Hull Fittings: bronze seacocks
- Water Tanks: number/capacity: (2) EST 40 gal; Shape: to hull; Location: port/stbd settee berths; Material: stainless steel
- Holding Tanks: number/capacity: (1) 15 gal
MAST & RIGGING
- Mast: OSVL box constructed bright finished Sitka spruce
- Booms: Main: bright finished box Sitka spruce; Club: bright Sitka spruce
- Standing Rigging: 1x19 stainless steel wire w/ swage ends
- Running Rigging: Dacron braid
- Make & Type of Stove: 3-burner LPG stove with oven; tank location and installation: in conforming locker
- Galley Equipment: hot and cold pressure water
- Stacks: for cabin heater stove
- Lines and Regulator: LPG rated hose & copper tube and regulator
- Hot Water: 120-volt & engine
- Hatch Refrigeration: front loading with Sea Frost conversion
- Stereo: Sony; Type: AM/FM/CD/MP3
- Other: NAD C340; Type: stereo amplifier
- Storage Batteries, Engine: (1) 12-volt G27 lead acid; Lighting: (1) 12-volt 8D lead acid
- Lighting System: 12-volt DC ships service and 120-volt shore power
- Installation: in fiberglass enclosure
- Wiring: multi stranded PVC jacketed copper
- Switchboard: 12-volt DC circuit breaker panel fed via MVP switch 120-volt AC
- Circuit Breaker Panel: fused; some individual
- Circuit Breaker: 12-volt DC & 120-volt AC
- Aerials: VHF/GPS
- Ground: Negative Battery Charger: Pro Mariner Pronautic 12-50
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.
- Engine Make: Volvo Penta
- Engine Model: D2-55F
- Engine Year: 2011
- Engine Type: Inboard
- Drive Type:
- Power HP: 55.00
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Hours: 302.00
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