1937 Custom 53′
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.
|Volvo Penta D2-55F|
We are 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.