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"BARLOVENTO II" is a famous "classic" Rhodes designed ketch built in 1959 by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany. She was built for the duPont family with a view to do, among other things, some competitive racing including particularly racing in the annual Newport to Bermuda race. Indeed, there was a book written out the 1960 Bermuda race which featured Barlovento II. Completely refit in 1986 she now stands ready to be restored once again. With a double centerboard keel her shallow draft capabilities lend themselves ideally to Caribbean cruising without sacrificing blue-water stability. A "Must See" for any classic enthusiast looking to personalize amenities.
Abeking & Rasmussen
RHODES CB / KETCH
Detroit Diesel 4/71
Built in 1959 by Abeking and Rasmussen in Germany "BARLOVENTO II" stands out! Her uncommon versatility and outstanding quality set her apart.
Designed by Phillip Rhodes for Pierre S. duPont with offshore sailing in mind she stormed toward the finish line in the 1960 Newport to Bermuda race under full main and staysail in winds up to 60 knots to take a respectable fourth place in the 22 boat A class. In 1964 she completed the race in a time of 103:51.
Barlovento II also graces the cover of the well known book "A Berth to Bermuda" by Bill Robinson.
In 1986 she underwent a complete restoration including new bottom plating, tanks replaced, engine and generator overhaul, new plumbing and wiring, new galley and all new rigging. Keeping with modern standards a bow thruster was added shortly after that.
Today, a unique opportunity exists to take this rare diamond and restore her once again to her former glory. Her twin centerboard design enables both deepwater passage making and shallow water cruising with comfort and ease, her interior layout with accomodations for nine provides a spacious escape from the elements.
Currently dry stored in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin she is immediately available for inspection. With world class tradesmen and competitively priced shipyards nearby she is well located to be restored and personalized once again by her next owner.
Elegant accommodations for 9.
The OWNER'S STATEROOM aft includes:
Forward of the aft stateroom to starboard is a double GUEST STATEROOM which includes:
Up a few steps to the MAIN DECK SALON which includes:
A few steps down to the DINING SALON which includes:
Opposite the dining salon to starboard is a SINGLE PRIVATE STATEROOM/OFFICE which includes:
Forward of the dining salon to port is a large GALLEY which includes:
To starboard of the galley is a THIRD HEAD COMPARTMENT which includes:
Forward in the bow is a DOUBLE STATEROOM which includes:
VENTILATION is provided by:
INTERIOR DECOR: Classic white painted bulkheads with beautiful varnished teak trim, teak and holly cabin sole, decorator fabrics throughout, accent pillows, leveler blinds and curtains.
Built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1959. Still one of the finest Yachtbuilders in the world today!
A great performing boat built to go anywhere!
CONSTRUCTION: Welded steel plating (1/4" topsides plating to 3/8" bottom plating with 22" on center framing). Twin fore and aft centerboards. Teak decking over steel deck plating. House construction is teak.
PILOTHOUSE: Spacious horseshoe shaped cockpit with wrap around seating, a large folding cockpit table and storage attached to the forward end of the helm station.
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. This listing is a courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.