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1963 Rhodes ASL-33 Sloop - sister to Chesapeake 32 - Denmark Built
Current owner is 4th and is selling due to a job relo to the West Coast. He has owned it 8 years.
Philip L. Rhodes, born in 1895, was a prolific and versatile boat designer, whose career spanned more than five decades from 1919 until his death in 1974.
His range of design was amazing, from 123' motorsailers to 7' dinghies, from hydrofoil racers to giant motor yachts.
His clients ranged from Rockefellers to Sears and Roebuck. His 12 Meter Weatherly won the America's Cup in 1962. And, in addition, he designed a wide range of commercial craft.
Robert Perry, a celebrated yacht designer in his own right, still speaks with awe at the memory of Rhodes’ pinup. Like a model with all the right curves, the Chesapeake 32 reportedly has been used in ads to sell Top-Sider shoes, Rolls-Royces and Hawaii’s Crazy Shirts, and has even graced the cover of Vermont Life.
Robert Perry was a high-school sophomore taking mechanical drawing when he spotted a sailboat on the cover of Popular Boating magazine. It was a Chesapeake 32, designed by Philip Rhodes. "I had never seen anything quite so beautiful designed by man," he would later write. "To my eye there was not an ugly line on that boat. This design is the specific design that made me determine to become a yacht designer. I wanted to design things that beautiful. Still trying."
This boat was built at Dan Boat in Denmark.
The Chesapeake 32 is a similar Sistership to the Rhodes...
Double Basin S/S Sink w/Pressurized Water
Sea Water Pump at Galley
Marine toilet manual
Garmin 188C GPS
JRC 2000 Radar
2-12 volt batts w/master switch
Elec Bilge Pump
Cabin Heat (propane)
Solar Panel w/controller (2015)
Primary Anchor: Fortress w/50' chain and 15' nylon
Anchor #2: CQR
Conv Mainsail w/Battens and 3 Reef Points
Furling Genoa with Furlex Drum
Deck-Stepped Aluminum Mast Single Spreader
2 30B Winches at Mast
2 ST Lewmar Genoa Sheet Winches at Cockpit
Wheel Steering Upper/Lower Lifelines
Teak Cockpit seats
Dodger - off white 2016
LOA: 33' 0"
LWL: 23' 3"
Beam: 8' 11"
Draft: 4' 10"
Displacement: 11,500-lbs. (approx.)
Current owner purchased in 2012. Purchase Agreement at that time indicated the engine was completely rebuilt in 1999 and had only approximately 195 hours on the engine when current owner purchased in 2012.