Designed by Chuck Burns and completed in 2007, the modern schooner "Sir Edmund" was built for a prominent West Coast Offshore Yachtsman based on an updated set of the proven "Chuck Burns" design parameters as predecessor, "Sir Isaac" that sailed to victory in the Transpac in 1986 and went on to place in the double-handed Melbourne to Osaka Race.
Sir Edmund is an exquisite example of a cold-molded schooner built from Port Orford Cedar using West Systems Epoxy with a foam core for extra stiffness, burmese teak decks, a delightfully light maple interior and traditional teak and holly sole.
Her hull shape, and two carbon fiber masts of nearly equal height create a fast boat with a manageable sail plan that reduces weight and windage aloft, making her easy to sail light handed in all conditions.
Sir Edmund is the embodiment of style and grace, complete with electronics, instrumentation, full suite of racign and cruising sails and a 40HP Yanmar. this boat is truly a modern classic with a proven short-handed racing pedigree.
Sir Edmund is a clear-coated cold-moulded schooner designed by Chuck Burns and built by Covey Island Boatworks, and benefits from the extensive knowledge gained from combining traditional yacht design and craftsmanship with appropriate state-of-the-art technology to create a low-maintenance custom classic that can be enjoyed by generations to come.
Sir Edmund was designed as a double handed racer / cruiser for a very expereinced yachtsman who had commissioned Sir ISaac, that took first in class ans first place overall in the 1986 Transpac. The next year the yacht competed in the Melbourne to Osaka race, which is a 6000 ,mile double-handed ocean race.
Many of the experiences gained and lessons learned from racing Sir Isaac have been embodied into the design and construction of Sir Edmund. Unlike sir Isaac however, The newer boat has seen very light use and is in excellent condition, ready to transport you to the sailing adventure in traditional style without any of the headaches associated with a classic vessel.
The interior is crafted throughout from Varnished Maple, creating a light and airy feel everywhere down below, and a layout that is well oranized for being at sea, yet equally acomodating in port, and complimented by a warm teak and holly sole thoughout.
Decending the companionway steps from the cockpit there are entryways to two self- contained cabins aft, to port and to starboard. Each has two full-length bunks, that provide comfortable accomodate for four in any sea condiions.
Entering the main salon there is a chart table to starboard with a large fridge and freezer compartment ahead of it. To port there is a 3 burner propane stove with oven, with food storage and prep area.
Amidships there is a center island with galley sink, cutting board and food preparation area. The forward part of the island has a table with leaves that fold upwards horizontally to create a dining area either to port or starboard (or both sides if desired). There are setees forward to port and to starboard that provide seating for recreation or dining (with the table leaves in place) There are shelves behind the setees and a gibled shelf above the center island.
Forward of the main saloon is the head to port and a large hanging space to starboard with lots of convenient drawers for storage. Continuing forward, to starboard there is a work bench and a considerable amount of drawers for tools and spare parts storage.
To port of the bench is a sail storage area that can be converted to a bunk, and ahead of this space is an external anchor locker with a water-tight bulkhead.
Construction and Build Quality
Hull is fabricated by the reknown Covey Island Boatworks from cold molded Port Orford Cedar, (used in many of the "J" boats of old), and reinforced with Corecell to provide a higher strength to wiight ratio. The deck is Brunzeel Plywood with solid Bumese Teak Overlay.
Hatches are all Lewmar Ocean 54 and 60, except the forward hatch, which is teak and matches the deck.
Sir Edmund is designed and built to ISAF Category zero with no expense spared and been lightly used. A well conceived and executed design
Lewmar V2 Windlass
2 x Spinnaker poles
Anchor Bruce 20Kg
All from North Sails
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