SONNY was designed by Dieter Empacher to provide exceptional performance, a striking shearline with classic lines and extremely simple handling, with in-boom furling and all hydraulic sail handling functions. She was built by the masters at Brooklin Boatyard, one of Maine’s finest. Her interior is styled in the Herreschoff tradition, with raised and fielded panels in white, complimented by varnished cherry and teak & holly cabin soles. She is a well-balanced combination of simple, thoroughbred performance under sail and an elegantly crafted yacht style interior with all amenities.
Below decks, SONNY’s custom joiner work is reminiscent of the classic Herreshoff style, with soft white painted panels accented by bright varnished American cherry trim. Cabin soles are bright varnished teak and maple and the salon seating is upholstered in diamond-quilt deep blue leather to compliment the style and elegance of the salon. Stainless opening ports are abundant in the salon, galley and aft stateroom and ventilation is plentiful everywhere via a good number of opening hatches.
SONNY’s full width MAIN SALON is generous in size with a large oval settee surrounding an elegantly crafted varnished teak dining table with inlaid holly compass rose. To port is a fore and aft settee with storage under and lockers outboard. Aft of the settee is a large L-shaped NAVIGATION STATION with chart table/desk, again beautifully detailed in American cherry with accents of white. The navigation station is comprehensively equipped with navigation, performance and communication electronics and access to the electronics panel for the yacht as well. Deck prisms provide lighting from above, and accentuate the varnished spruce hull sheathing.
The GALLEY is aft to starboard of the companionway. The layout is well designed for cooking underway or in port, with a double sink and abundant countertop and locker space on centerline with convenient access to centerline machinery below. Cooking and refrigeration is outboard to starboard with a Force 10 stainless/ceramic three burner electric stove, oven, broiler and extractor vent hood; and a GE Advantium microwave/convection oven. Aft to starboard is the front loading stainless refrigerator/freezer, and an under-counter beverage cooler drawer by Viti Frigo.
Aft Owners Stateroom
The AFT OWNER’S STATEROOM, is full width with double berths port and starboard, and a comfortable seat on centerline. The stateroom has plenty of storage in drawers, lockers, shelves and hanging lockers. Natural light and ventilation are abundant via opening ports and hatches. The OWNER’S HEAD is forward to port, with a generous stall shower, Raritan vacuum flush head, vanity and plenty of storage lockers.
Two Guest Staterooms
TWO GUEST STATEROOMS are forward of the salon, with large upper and lower berths. The upper berths are oversize, nearly a double. Each stateroom also has an opening hatch and portlight, and storage in drawers, lockers and hanging locker. The GUEST HEAD is to port, with Raritan vacuum flush head, shower, vanity, lockers and hatch. There is a shared, large shower compartment with sink and vanity forward of both guest cabins.
The CAPTAIN’s CABIN is fully forward with over and under large single berths for two, comfortable seating, gear stowage and a large opening hatch to the foredeck.
Hull and Deck
SONNY’s low profile, low cabinhouse profile turns heads in every port. She has a custom reverse transom that opens hydraulically to reveal a hidden swim platform that is also used for dinghy access. Her balanced, carbon fiber spade rudder and Lewmar Mamba steering system provide exceptional control and her custom foil shaped keel with modified bulb and wings, provide the best in hydrodynamics.
SONNY'S Large Center Cockpit surrounds a custom varnished teak drop-leaf table with comfortable seating for 8. The helm station is aft in the cockpit within easy reach of controls for the the engine,bow thrusters, all winches and sail handling controls, autopilot and instrumentation. The cockpit offers excellent protection from the elements with cockpit dodger forward and full bimini for sun, spray and rain protection
Hull and Deck Construction: Cold molded, wood-epoxy with Fiberglass external layer, composite hull construction with laminated frames and solid wood structural components and deadwood. Solid marine plywood bulkheads with wood and/or laminate exterior surfaces. One-piece composite deck, cabin house and cockpit structure, with TDS teak overlay.
-Majestic Blue Awlgrip w/double bootstripes in Matterhorn White
-Micron Shark White antifouling
-Varnished teak toerails & handrails
-Freeman flush mounted deck hatches
-Molded rub rail w/stainless striker
-Nautical Structures custom stainless davits (removable)
-Nautical Structures crane/hoist
-Two anchor rollers
SONNY's Large Center Cockpit surrounds a custom varnished teak drop-leaf table with comfortable seating for 8. The helm station is aft in the cockpit within easy reach of all controls for the engine, bow thruster, all winches and sail handling controls, autopilot and instrumentation. The cockpit offers excellent protection from the elements with a cockpit dodger forward and full bimini for sun, spray and rain protection.
SONNY’s low profile, low cabinhouse profile turns heads in every port. She has a custom reverse transom that opens hydraulically to reveal a hidden swim platform that is also used for dinghy access. Her balanced, carbon fiber spade rudder and Whitlock steering system provide exceptional control and her custom foil shaped keel with modified bulb and wings, provide the best hydrodynamics.
24 Volt DC System with Prevalier Gell-Cell batteries for ship's systems, engine and generator starting, charged by engine alternator and/or Victron Quattro Charger/Inverters
120/240 Volt AC shore power system
Northern Lights 20 KWH generator
Custom electrical panel at navigation station
Icom IC-M802 SS B radio
Icom IC-M604 VHF radio
Icom RAM remote VHF mic at helm
Iriduim Satellite phone
Furuno 24 mile radar w/Questus backstay mount
Furuno RD33 navigation organizer
Furuno NavNet 14" screen at Nav station & 9" at helm
Radar, GPS plotter & sailing instruments
Brookes and Gatehouse H3000 sailing instruments
Repeaters at Nav Station, cockpit & helm
Simrad AP28 Autopilot w/control at Nav station & helm
Weems & Plath ship's clock & barometer
Ritchie 6" helm compass and (2) wing compasses
21" Flat Screen TV
AM/FM/Disc Player w/iPod input
Engine, Drive Train & Mechanical
Volvo D4 225 HP diesel engine, (2,500 hrs 9/17)
Aqua-drive anti vibration shaft coupling w/2" ss shaft
PYI dripless shaft seal
Spurs line cutters
3 Blade Max-prop
Lewmar steering pedestal w/Lewmar Mamba steering system
550 gallons in (7) fuel tanks w/manifold & transfer system
Dual Racor filters
Maretron DSM 150 tank gauge/monitor
430 Gallons fresh water in (3) tanks
Raritan vacuum fresh water heads w/"Y" valves
96 Gallon black water in (2) tanks w/macerator overboard or deck discharge
Spars, Rigging and Deck Gear
SONNY was engineered for simple sail handling with a triple spreader carbon fiber mast by GMT with carbon fiber boom for in-boom mainsail furling. Her Harken hydraulic system powers all mainsail and genoa furling, power winches and transom door.
Stainless rod standing rigging
GMT carbon fiber spinnaker pole
Harken hydraulic furling headstay
Harken hydraulic backstay and boomvang
All Harken tracks, cars & blocks
Removable inner forestay & tensioner
(2) Harken #80 primaries, 3 speed, hydraulic
(2) Harken #70 secondaries, 2 speed, hydraulic
(2) Harken #70 main sheet, 2 speed hydraulic (port & starboard)
Harken #70 main halyard, 2 speed hydraulic
(2) Harken #50 traveler, 2 speed manual ST
(2) Harken #60 running backstay, 2 speed manual ST
Sails, all by Doyle 2013
Mainsail, full batten in-boom furling, Stratis
135% genoa, Stratis
100% genoa, Stratis
(2) ACR MC 406 Mhz EPIRB
Furuno AIS system
MOM 9 at stern rail
(2) MOB liferings
Revere 8-man liferaft
FLIR thermal imaging camera
Fireboy automatic engine room fire extinguisher system
USCG required signaling equipment
Kahlenberg horns w/M-485A signal control
Sails & Canvas
All Sails by Doyle, 2013
Mainsail, full batten, in boom furling, Stratis
135% Genoa, furling, Stratis
100% Genoa, furling, Stratis
All canvas by Aurora Canvas, 2013
Dodger with isinglass windows, stainless bows & handrails
Cockpit bimini w/stainless bows & overhead isinglass viewing window
Caribe RIB w/20hp Yamaha outboard
Ideal V6C windlass
Anchor chain and rode
85 lb CQR anchor
120 lb Bruce anchor
Fenders & docklines
Side boarding/swim ladder
GMT self-leveling side-boarding/dock steps
Ship’s tools and spares
SONNY is a magic combination of head-turning good looks, exceptional performance, simple sailhandling and a classic yacht interior with all amenities. She has been maintained in nearly new condition and is conveniently located at the Rybovitch Shipyard in West Palm Beach.