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|Offered By||Kevin Dailey Yacht Brokerage|
'Praxilla' is hull number 10 of the 103 Concordia yawls produced between 1938 and 1966. Needless to say, the Concordia Yawl's are one of the icons of the classic yacht community. Their sea-kindly motion and effortless speed has led to an almost cult following. Always a head turner just sitting on a mooring or out for a sail.
'Praxilla' is having her 70th anniversary or her build this year! She has been owned by the current owner for 30 years. Under his ownership, there has been no expense spared in keeping 'Praxilla' in beautiful condition.
Designed by Raymond Hunt for the Concordia Company
Built by the world renowned Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in Germany
CONCORDIA 40's (39’ 10”), also known as ‘Concordia Yawls’, were produced between 1938 and 1966, making the Concordia yawl class the largest class of large one-design wooden sailboats. 103 were built. The first four Concordia’s were produced in Massachusetts. The Concordia company commissioned the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in Lemwerder, Germany, to build the remaining 99 (26 of them as a 41' Model). 102 of the 103 Concordia’s are still in existence today.
Over the years, the Concordia yawl has won numerous races including the prestigious Newport Bermuda Race (1954 and 1978), the Annapolis Race (1955), at Cowes Week (1955) and the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race (1955 and 1997).
‘Praxilla’ is celebrating being 70 years young and is in very good condition. The current owner has continually, and lovingly, maintained her for the last 30 years.
It is hard to beat the intrinsic beauty of a wooden yacht. The natural sound reducing nature of the wood creates a sanctuary of peace and quiet, unattainable in many of today’s modern yachts. The raised panel detailing on the main bulkhead adds charm and class to the warm feel of the interior.
The Concordia Yawl was conceived to be an all-weather boat. Fun to sail in lighter winds, but also very sea-kindly when the weather gets rough. Originally conceived for sailing in Buzzards Bay, which is notorious for its short and steep wave pattern, she exceeded expectations, thus a legend was born.
Construction - oak keel, steam bent laminated oak frames, African mahogany planking, bright mahogany deck trim, canvas covered main deck and Dynel (fiberglass) covered house top in 2020, bronze plank fastenings, galvanized iron keel bolts. The Dynel not only is lower maintenance than the canvas covering, it has added strength to the boat, increasing stiffness and reducing structural movement.
Plumbing and tanks - toilet and lavatory with pump in head, sink and pump in galley, built-in bilge pump; four copper water tanks of approximately 80 US gallons total capacity; one 20-US-gallon copper diesel tank. One 20 gallon holding tank in the bow.
Cabin equipment - 2 special folding berths forward, 2 Concordia berths in main cabin, cockpit cushions, berth mattresses, cabin table, ice box of 75 lbs capacity, alcohol stove, electric lights, 1 kerosene lamp, paneled pine bulkheads, locust trim
Major maintenance items:
New rudder in 2017, New deadwood in 2017, 2 new planks in 2021 (at the waterline and just below), Hull painted every year, Varnish done every year. White interior overhead and trim painted in 2021.
Raymarine C120 GPS and Radar, on extending armature
Depth, and Digital Boat speed readouts, on extending armature
Autohelm wheel pilot Autopilot
Icom VHF Radio mounted below, antenna on mizzen mast
LED masthead and nav lights
Yanmar 3YM30 engine - 2012
New exhaust system 2021
Sails and Rigging:
Rigs – Original hollow spars (varnished every year)
Stainless steel rigging
Galvanized tangs, bronze fittings, and winches
Masthead rigged headsail (most were converted from the 7/8th original design)
Main w/2 reefs, 135 Jib, Mizzen, 2 Mizzen staysails
Harken roller furling unit for headsails
2 primary winches for genoa trim
2 secondary winches
1 mainsheet winch (never really used as multi-part purchase is more effective)
3 halyard winches on main mast – 1 self-tailing, 2 std
2 halyard winches on mizzen mast
Steering pedestal with wooden steering wheel and compass
Butterfly hatch over saloon below, with twin opening windows
LED masthead and nav lights
Sunbrella covers for sails and hatches
2 Thru-deck hawse for below-deck storage of rode
Harken traveler for mainsheet blocks with fine-tune tackle
Spare cleats and blocks from Concordia
4 folding portable cockpit cushions
Green fitted Cockpit cushions
12v DC power from 4 batteries
4 solar panels to charge the batteries
Alcohol stove (no oven) for cooking
Icebox, with built in drain faucet
Head – saltwater flush (sink drains into toilet to allow leaving fresh water in head to eliminate odors.
Concordia cabin heater that burns coal or wood
4 cabin cushions, 4 berth mattresses
Spare cutting boards (2) fitted to galley sink
Screens for portholes and hatches
Boxes of spare parts and lines
1 Horseshoe life rings
Life Sling in case on pushpit
6 Life jackets
One safety harness
2 Fire extinguishers
1 CQR 35 pounds, with 40 feet Chain 300 feet rode
1 Danforth Anchor, 10 feet chain 200 rode
Two 12 volt electric bilge pumps
Bronze Bell mounted on mizzen mast
US Flag with staff
Dacron Sheets and lines
12 foot inflatable (2 years old)
Honda 2.3 HP air cooled outboard
What ‘Praxilla’ does not have:
No shore power
No pressure water
No hot water
What ‘Praxilla’ does have is simplicity and beauty!
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|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller Type||2 Blade|
|Length at Waterline||8.69m|
|Fresh Water Tank|