S/Y Philkade is a custom aluminum 125 ft. sloop designed by Dubois Naval Architects, built by Sensation Yacht in New Zealand and launched in 1987. Accommodation is for nine guests in four cabins, each with en-suite heads. There are additional accommodations for six crew in three cabins - two with en-suite heads, and the third served by a separate toilet and shower room. There is a separate crew lounge and access to the engine room and foredeck. The vessel is fully air conditioned (chilled water system) with controls for individual cabins and common areas. The galley (forward of the main saloon) is outfitted with an oven and stove, stainless steel sinks, hot/cold pressure water and large dual unit refrigeration with additional freezer capacity. A trash compactor is also installed. The saloon features several lockers/cabinets, a dining table, settees and lounging areas with large screen TV and coffee table.
The current owner and crew are working hard to complete the interior refit, currently projects include; interior sofas, exterior Sunbrella cushions and hatch protection, TV's and deco as well as engine room cosmetics.
For more information please contact Devin Zwick:
Sails & Rigging:
Rigging detail; The mast and boom are carbon fiber. The mast is a four spreader rig and rod rigging is used consisting of:
Numerous lights, camera, radar, antennas and horns/hailers are fitted. A stainless steel cradle is fitted to the foredeck for the tender stowage and is lifted via the hydraulic system.
The mainsail, (in mast furling), staysail and genoa and associated lines and fittings were replaced in 2009 (Macksail).
2009 Refit before Pacific crossing from Florida to South East Asia
Recent survey & refit project invoices available for review prior to visiting yacht for potential buyers.
We purchased the yacht in 2009 and put her through an extensive engineering refit at Rybovich shipyard in Florida. After this refit we undertook a Pacific crossing from Florida, through the Panama Canal, to South East Asia. We spent three months making the 13,600 nautical mile crossing, stopping along the way (Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji, Cairns, Bali, Phuket as a final destination).
The yacht was in need of a complete interior refit and new paint. Due to changes in our plans, the refit was put on standby and therefore we made very occasional use of the yacht while the regular, necessary maintenance was still being performed. In 2015 we decided to present a new youth to this iconic first Dubois designed superyacht and started a major refit. She now presents as almost new condition, and is ready to take her new owners all around the world, as she has already done for us.