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Located in a boat shed at a marina in Mystic, Connecticut, the Bermuda cutter Rose of York fulfills her description as a "powerful cruising yacht of character." Built in 1952 in Arklow, Ireland by John Tyrrell and Sons and designed by Laurent Giles and Partners of Lymington, England. She has been well maintained and meticulously cared for throughout her life, and is in excellent condition and form this season. The current owner has rebuilt her step by step and has made a point of performing preventive maintenance throughout his tenure of the last 48 years. Powered by 40HP Yanmar (new 2004, and less than 40 hours), garboards recently replaced (2018) and other structural issues taken care of from replaced laminated oak frames, refastening to new iron floors. Well appointed above and below decks including Raymarine autopilot and other navigational instruments.
Rose of York is a true bluewater yacht with established pedigree, having made numerous long passages including three transatlantic crossings. She presents herself as an impressive example of a classic wooden yacht. Rose of York is thoroughly ready and equipped to cruise anywhere.
Priced to sell this off season, and with timely deadwood replacement, soda blasting and repainting bottom and topsides she will be made ready to go in style upon 2022 spring launch.
Rose of York is an eleven ton Bermuda cutter built for Colonel Norman Birch by John Tyrrell and Sons of Arklow, Ireland in 1952 (hull 259 built at that yard). She was designed by Laurent Giles and Partners, Lymington, England. Giles was one of the most influential yacht designers of the 20th century and the naval architect firm he founded continue his legacy into the 21st.
With a 27ft LWL Rose of York is an evolution of the Channel class and series of yachts. Straightforward, sound construction. Frames, stem, stern timbers are laminated white oak. The floors are iron (1990). Larch planking. Deck beams are oak and larch, deck is fiberglass epoxy over pine. Bulwarks are iroko.
The keel is iron. Stainless steel keel bolts replaced in 2009.
Rose of York has taken several experienced owners and crew on passages across the Atlantic, up and down the Eastern seaboard of the US, to Bahamas and to the Caribbean with safety and thoroughly seaworthy abilities.
Accommodation is well conceived throughout with sleeping for five in comfort. The fore peak contains two ample berths port and starboard, with stowage beneath. Ambient light and ventilation provided by overhead hatch opening port and two fixed ports. Abaft the forward cabin and to starboard is the head with on the port side opposite hanging locker and dresser. Leading aft from the vestibule is the main saloon with blue upholstered settees/berths port and starboard. Shelving, bookcases, and cupboards outboard. There is a just starboard of centerline oak folding table. Rose of York has a coal fired stove with Charley noble adjacent to mast with Dutch tiles providing a heat shield. The main saloon has a headroom of 6 feet. Sole is teak and holly with a teak grating in the galley. There are 12 volt dome and reading lights, and also oil lamps.
The doghouse was an innovative feature for family cruising yachts in the 1950's and in Rose of York this is success in terms of design, accommodation and headroom (particularly in the galley with 6'6" of headroom).
The galley is to port with 3 burner propane stove and oven. There are shelves and cubbies outboard for pantry items and dinner ware. The stainless steel sink has hot and cold pressured water and foot pump. On the starboard side opposite is 120 volt refrigerator. Counter tops are formica. There is a pilot berth starboard. The engine can be accessed at the companionway steps.
The companionway leads up to the bridge deck and a deep cockpit with raw teak grating and varnished teak seats. For stowage there are lockers port and starboard and at the helm, with a lazerette on the after deck.
The ample foredeck space allows Rose of York to be sailed as a cutter. For light weather conditions she can be set with a single masthead genoa. Sail area 627 sq feet. Rose of York is a comfortable and fast family cruiser, dry in a seaway, has an easy motion and is a "joy to handle under any conditions."
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.