Custom Francis S Kinney/Walsted Sloop

Yawl from the year 1967 - 13,05m length - in Maine (United States)

Yawl used

Verified boat

179.466 €
(VAT not included )
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GESTURE's designer and first owner, Francis S Kinney, after a period with Philip Rhodes was a naval architect for more than 30 years with Sparkman & Stephens through the most dynamic period in the life of an office always in the forefront of yacht design development, becoming an Associate and latterly its chronicler. No surprise then that his retirement project - launched as SANTA MARIA OF LLOYD HARBOR by one of their favourite builders Walsteds of Denmark in 1967, when Kinney was still only 50-years-old - is very special indeed. Twenty years in storage before and after Kinney's passing followed by rescue and careful restoration by her present, very knowledgeable owner ensures that this gorgeous example of “The Best of The Best” will live on to give effortless sailing pleasure for many years to come.

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Features of Custom Francis S Kinney/Walsted Sloop:

Basic data

  • Type: Yawl

  • Year : 1967

  • Length: 13.05 m

  • Location: Maine (United States)

  • Name: GESTURE

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.3 m

  • Draft: 1.85 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 13000 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 44 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Westerbeke Mitsubishi

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

GESTURE's designer and first proprietor, Francis S Kinney, after a period with Philip Rhodes was a naval architect for more than 30 years with Sparkman & Stephens through the most dynamic period in the life of an office always in the forefront of yacht design construction, becoming an Associate and latterly its chronicler. No surprise then that his retirement project - launched as SANTA MARIA OF LLOYD HARBOR by one of their favourite builders Walsteds of Denmark in 1967, when Kinney was still only 50-years-old - is very features indeed. Twenty years in stowage before and after Kinney's passing followed by rescue and careful restoration by her present, very knowledgeable proprietor ensures that this gorgeous example of “The Best of The Best” will live on to give effortless sailing pleasure for many years to come.

Designer's Comments

"Frankly, our own vessel, SANTA MARIA, was crafted to please my wife, so she would enjoy cruising with me.
"Besides looking pretty, a classic sheer line with long drawn out lines and graceful ends makes sense for a yawl rig. This rig suits us, because it is easy to handle with just the two of us sailing. The dimensions we like best and chose is a 29 ft waterline range. With long ends this brings the overall range to 43 ft 5½ in. This permits a long base on the foretriangle forward, and a suidesk spot aft for sheeting the larger-than-usual mizzen to the rear, thus not requiring a boomkin.
"Her light is 11 ft, which is 5 in more than our former vessel, a Herreshoff Fisher's Island 31. This is ample for stiffness and generous for compartment below. Draft is 6 ft 2½ in, which is the limit under C.C.A. Rule. Her sections are sea kindly, and she has a dry front. The turn of her garboard sections is an easy curve, to allow the cabin platforming to be deep in the body, and for greater strength. Tight curves make for broken frames.
"Below we have the conventional layout of a 25 ft 0 in waterline vessel stretched to a 29 ft waterline, so that there is more elfront compartment all around. Thus the arrangement is simple and compartmenty. We had thirteen people in the cabin at the fall rendezvous of the Cruising Club [of America], and Rod Stephens was able to descend and ascend the easy sloped companion ladder with his accordion strapped on."
Francis S Kinney
(From Chapter VII of the 8th Edition of 'Skene's Elements of Yacht Design')
 

Owner's Comments

GESTURE had been languishing for many years in stowage in Maine. It was a surprise to find such a gem untouched and unchanged since her launch, but with very extensive glue delamination of her frames.
I was very fortunate to have engaged Stephen Florimbi for the the total rebuild. He taught at the Apprentice Shop for wooden vessel building in Rockland, Maine, and now quantity up Rockseaport Marine, with over 70 wooden yachts in their care.
I have kept the inside as close to the fresh as possible. Everything that needed doing or replacing has been done. I replaced the yawl rig with a single mast, but all the fittings for the mizzen are available, if needed. 
She sails like a dream, very well balanced, and it has been a joy to restore her - now ready for another 40 years.

Restoration / Refit

FROM 2009 BY STEPHEN FLORIMBI/ FLORIMBI STUDIO, MAINE
- All frames re-glued and, where needed, scarfed using black locust
- Frames strengthened with bronze strapping and bolted
- Keel bolts pulled, found to be in excellent quality, but replaced anyway
- All skin fittings overhauled or replaced
- Edson chain/wire direction overhauled and in excellent quality
- Cockpit safe hatches completely remanufactured & strengthened with bronze frames
- Toerail removed, new plywood deck installed, sheathed in epoxy/fibreglass
- New deck hatches with heavy bronze fittings, new Plexiglas
- New Dorade boxes; Cowls powder coated white
- Most butt blocks removed

 
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Custom Francis S Kinney/Walsted Sloop

It is a yawl, manufactured by the shipyard Custom in the year 1967 and has a sale price of 179.466€.

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