The Concordia Yawls were designed in 1938 by naval architect C. Raymond Hunt with input from Llewellyn and Waldo Howland, Clinton Crane, Fenwick Williams and Frank Paine.Earlier that year Llewellyn Howland's family's Colin Archer designed Norwegian pilot cutter, Escape, was destroyed by the Great Hurricane of 1938. Llewellyn Howland commissioned the Concordia Company, which he had founded in 1926 and at the time run by his son Waldo, to design and build a replacement. He wanted a sailboat that could be used for both cruising and racing and withstand the heavy wind and choppy waters of Buzzards Bay.
What was created was Concordia design number fourteen, a 39'10" yawl that would become one of the most successful yawls in history. There were 103 Concordia Yawls produced between 1938 and 1966. The first four boats were produced in Massachusetts. After this initial run of four the Concordia Company commissioned Abeking and Rasmussen Shipyard of Lemwerder, Germany to build the remaining 99 boats of the fleet.
Over the years the Concordia Yawls have won numerous races including the prestigious Newport Bermuda Race, Annapolis to Newport Race, Cowes Week and the Marblehead-to-Halifax Race to name but a few. The Concordia Yawls of today continue in this racing heritage with strong showings in mixed fleet and one design racing on the Classic Yacht Regatta circuit here in the United States and aboard wherever the classic meet to compete.
SISYPHUS (Concordia Yawl # 41) is a fine example of the class and Concordia lineage. Her knowledgeable and meticulous owner (for 44 years) has raced her in three Bermuda Races, two Marblehead to Halifax Races and regional events too numerous to mention here and has done extensive cruising all over New England, Nova scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Over the course of this 44 year ownership SISYPHUS has continually benefitted from care at the best of boatyards in New England and Canada. Most recently (2014 to today) extensive work has been performed by Rockport Marine not only to keep abreast of normal maintenance and upgrades but also by following to the letter suggestions made by noted marine surveyor Paul Haley (Capt. GW Full & Associates). Note that you will see special mention of recent work further on in this listing description. This diligent (and not inexpensive) “care and feeding” of SISYPHUS is not reflected in her current asking price but does mean that she is ready and able for the next generation of sailors to repeat her past racing exploits and explore even further the cruising grounds of the world. There are currently numerous Concordia Yawls being offered for sale with a wide range of condition and asking prices. The higher asking price boats have generally had more recent work and are in good condition. The boats offered for a lower asking price will require additional investment by the Buyer in order to bring them to a condition that allows for many future years of use. SISYPHUS is priced very competitively when compared to other Concordia Yawls currently offered for purchase. Her recently reduced (-$15K) asking price is significantly below the other upper level offerings while at the same time her condition (thanks to recent long term investment work) is more than equal to any of the sister ships currently being offered for sale Stored inside at Rockport Marine SISYPHUS can be seen anytime. Survey and service records available by request. Call or email us to set up an appointment to see SISYPHUS
Rockport Marine rebuild of bottom includes the following:
22 New oak frames and some new laminated frame ends.
16 New planks including garboards.
New laminated oak and bronze mast step.
New deadwood and false keel.
All new Monel keel bolts.
Bilge stripped and painted new.
Iron ballast sanded, filled, faired and epoxy coated.
All floor timbers amidships replaced with Purple Heart.
New teak floor in head area
Rockport Marine cockpit repairs includes the following:
Repaired teak cockpit sole.
New locust slats under cockpit New teak cockpit seats with plywood backing Replumbing of bilge pump drain to allow overboard discharge.
Complete exterior varnish redone.
Interior totally repainted.
New house and starting batteries
New main battery selector switch
New spare emergency battery.
New companionway dodger
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt & Concordia Company
Builder: Abeking & Rasmusson (GBR)
Year Built: 1956
USCG Doc#: 541487
Concordia Yawl #: 41
Displacement: 18,000 lbs.
Ballast” 7,700 lbs.
Sail Area: 650 sq. ft.
Rig Configuration: Fractional Yawl
Propulsion: Yanmar Diesel, Model 3HM35F, 35 HP
Engine Hours: 930 Hours
Fuel Capacity: 30 Gallons
Fresh Water Capacity: 60 Gallons
Full keel with keel hung rudder underwater configuration
Carvel planked tight seam mahogany hull and bottom.
Wide planked mahogany decks, overlaid with marine plywood and Dynel cloth set in epoxy.
Mahogany trunk cabin, toe rails, taff rail and cockpit coamings
Spoon bow with oak stem, back bone and deadwood
Steam bent oak frames and floor timbers 1 ½” x 1 5/8” on 9” centers.
Oak deck beams 1 3/8” x2 3/8” on 9” centers.
Bronze screw fasteners
Cast bronze deck hardware.
Bronze thru hull fittings.
Large opening skylight hatch above main saloon and opening hatch in forward cabin provide natural light and ventilation
Additional natural light provided by fixed ports in the cabin sides
Additional ventilation by way of a single dorade vent forward, two dorade vents aft and a solar-powered fan vent mounted on inspection hatch on stern.
Topsides are painted White
Boot stripe (single) is painted Blue
Cove stripe and signature Concordia moon and star are painted Blue
Decks and cabin tops are painted a traditional Buff color
Toe rails, taff rail, cockpit coamings, house sides and eye brows, handrails and other non-painted deck features are varnished finish.
Bottom is coated with Green anti-fouling paint
Sleeping accommodations for four persons in a traditional Concordia layout described as follows fore to aft.
Anchor rode area forward followed by the forward cabin, with port and starboard pipe berths, and a pine seat.
Aft of forward cabin is passageway to Main Saloon To starboard of the passageway is a hanging locker and an additional storage large locker with shelves.
To port of the passageway is a fully enclosed head with Raritan manually operated head with new head, sink basin and storage lockers.
Next aft is the Main Saloon with port and starboard settee seating and drop down Concordia sleeping berths.
Outboard of the settees (port and starboard) are storage lockers and shelves.
A varnished drop leaf table is mounted on center line provides dining space for the ship’s crew.
A Dickenson cabin heater is mounted on port forward bulkhead.
Continuing aft the galley is located to port and starboard of the companionway leading up and aft to the cockpit.
To port is a stainless steel sink basin sink with manual pump, the (under counter) top-loading Monel ice box and storage for dry goods, cutlery and tableware in lockers, shelves and racks.
To starboard is a two burner Seaswing pressurized alcohol stove, additional counter space and storage areas.
Centered aft below the companionway is additional counter space above which when removed allows for easy engine access.
Cabin sole throughout the boat are natural (bare) teak
Locust and pine paneling and mahogany trim are satin varnish finished.
Interior cabin sides and cabin overhead are painted semi-gloss White
Yanmar Model 3HM35F, 35 HP, 3 cylinder, fresh water cooled diesel engine
Engine Hours: 930
Kanzaki reduction gear
Stainless steel propeller shaft.
Dripless stuffing box.
Bronze 3-blade fixed propeller
Spare 2-blade fixed prop. 30 Gallon fuel capacity
Single aluminum fuel tank
Racor fuel filter.
Spare fuel and oil filters.
12V DC ship’s service.
Battery selector switch
12V DC circuit breaker panel.
Interstate deep cycle lead acid house and starting batteries (new 2016)
Spare / emergency battery (new 2016)
Smart voltage regulator.
Balmar 80 amp engine alternator.
Wood construction keel hung rudder with bronze rudder post and bearings
Edson pedestal / wheel / cable and quadrant steering
Destroyer type steering wheel with Elk hide covering
Raymarine ST6001 Hydraulic autopilot with fluxgate compass.
Raymarine ST60+ speed/distance/wind.
Standard Horizon 1000C chart plotter, mounted on a bracket which swings out in companionway.
Raytheon ST60 depth sounder, speed-log and wind speed.
ICOM M504 VHF with distress button.
ICOM IC-M 600 SSB radio.
Furuno GPS WAAS & GP32 GPS.
6” Constellation compass in bronze binnacle Weems and Plath Barometer
Jensen AM/FM/CD stereo. Grounding strap for SSB
Fractionally rigged yawl rigging configuration
Varnished hollow box constructed Sitka spruce main and mizzen masts
Varnished Sitka spruce box constructed main and mizzen booms. Tides marine luff track on main mast Furlex roller-furling head stay
Stainless steel 1 x 19 stranded wire standing rigging with bronze turnbuckle adjusters at shrouds and backstay.
Spectra running rigging.
Bronze Lewmar #48, 2-speed, self-tailing primary winches (2ea)
Bronze Barient #22, secondary winches (2ea)
Bronze Lewmar #40, 2-speed, self-tailing (1ea)
Bronze South Coast halyard winches (2ea)
Spinnaker pole and reaching strut
Quantum full-battened main sail
Quantum roller Spinnaker and mizzen staysail
Companionway dodger (NEW)
Canvas awning with enclosure.
NOTE: Quantum working sail (main, mizzen and genoa were new in 2007 seeing only light usage during the time period of 2007-2014.
Since then SISYPHUS has been in storage and as a result these sails are in very good condition)
CQR anchor (60 lb.) with 70 ft. of 5/16” chain and 200 ft. of 5/8” nylon rode.
Luke anchor (40 lb.) with 70 ft. of 5/16” chain & 200’ of 5/8” nylon rode
Danforth anchor (25 lb.) with chain and rode.
Bow anchor roller Ideal 12 electric anchor windlass
Electric / automatic bilge pump
Edson 10” diaphragm manually operated bilge pumps (2ea)
Bronze limber hole chain in bilge
12V DC running and anchor lights. LED masthead tricolor / anchor light Spreader lights.
Life jackets (4ea)
Portable fire extinguishers (3ea)
Edson (60person) life raft with inflatable floor (needs inspection).
Emergency tiller Shaft mounted line-cutter