The "Katinka" owners desire an immediate sale! Call anytime to discuss making your best offer on her! She is a beautiful pocket cruiser and worth every cent!
Builder/DesignerBuilder: DeVisser Shipyard, Rotterdam,Holland Designer: Philip L. Rhodes
DimensionsLOA: 28'6" LWL: 20' Displacement: 6600 lbs Draft: 3'10" Ballast: 2800 lbs lead
* Built in Holland, finished at Seafarer Yachts, NY.
* Completely rebuilt 1999.
* 10 HP Buhk diesel, ultra reliable lifeboat engine.
* Anchor Danforth HT high Tensile, 6' SS chain & 120 ft. rode.
* Genoa, Quantum 2007 one reef point.
* Main, Quantum 2005 2 reef points.
* Spinnaker & Pole-All gear to race.
* Heavy wind jib.
* Huge awning cover, full cockpit and main cabin top.
* Galley Redesigned for tall sailors.
* Full insect screens, 5 fans for comfort.
* Redesigned by professional navel architect, extra tall carbon fibre mast (2008) aluminum boom.
* Alarm system that records video.
She is in beautiful, sound condition and is a true one of a kind yacht from this period. So that you, the buyer can fully appreciate her restoration and love passed on to this beautiful Rhodes classic, I have asked the Sellers to write a brief note of their love and efforts to bring her to her current state. Feel free to email us your questions as I will forward them directly to the seller for their copied reply!
Katinka: Love at First Sight:
In January 1989 I found her at a boatyard auction. A dozen factory boats from the early 1970's which had been abandoned, and then her. Despite the decrepit state of her interior, cabin, and decks, the esthetic genius of Phillip Rhodes stood out like an albatross amongst cormorants. The audacity of this man: Who would dare draw an extra tall “doghouse”style main cabin and then actually exaggerate the shear line, making the cabin look even taller? I still look at it and can't believe that Mr. Rhodes pulled this off.
The interior was sad. Rotten bulkheads, rotten decks, a bad patch job where the previous owner had tried to get a little more out of the rotting cockpit sole by gluing some heavy rubber nonskid onto it. The cabin looked like it had water in it to a level just above the cabin sole for a long time, leading to the rotten bulkheads. BUT..it came with an engine. Clearly not an engine designed for the boat, and probably never actually run in that particular boat, but a heavy duty 10HP diesel lifeboat engine which seemed entirely serviceable. The only suggestion of a rig was the boxtype spruce mast sitting on blocks next to the boat.
I knew this would be getting into something a lot bigger than I could completely fathom, so I watched as the auction price dropped lower and lower, almost hoping a “bigger fool” would snap up such a “great deal”. And then I placed an opening bid, thinking the price would surely go back up to at least the worth of the diesel. When no opposing bids appeared I became a boat owner.
Think of my panic when I pondered the magnitude of what I'd done: True, I did tell my wife, Ellen, that I would check out this midwinter boat auction, but coming away with a huge “project” wasn't something either of us was prepared for. Fortunately, my solemate loves beautiful boats as much as I do, so I knew that when she saw our new family member, she'd be hooked too. The destroyed interior was almost a gift: Mr. Rhodes was an esthetic genius, but the interior was completely unimaginative, and worse, designed for people significantly shorter than my wife and I (both around 6 feet).
With my father's help and a few long days, we built a sturdy cradle beneath the boat and had her trucked to our backyard where she sat essentially unmolested for 5 years. We pulled off all of the wood trim and wrapped her up tight, and I built a nice set of stairs to make going in and out of her safe and easy. And I spent many hours staring at the interior volume and doodling on a sketchpad, trying to come up with something that would work for our young family. But our primary big boating adventures (and boat maintenance hours) during this time were on my father's 40 foot wooden motorsailer, Skylark.
Finally, the renovation plans were completed and we finished the most recent rebuilding of Skylark, giving us time to focus on the backyard boat. We chose the name Katinka because of a
boat I knew as a youngster up in Great South Bay, Long Island, New York. That Katinka was a big wooden sloop with a catboatstyle hull, and was very sturdy, snug, and comfortable. We wanted a boat with that kind of philosophy, and hoped the name would at least keep us reminded of that goal.
The renovation took about four and a half years of part time effort, equating to about a full manyear. To make the boat comfortable for people our size, we raised the height of the galley counter by about 7 inches, which helped create enough space to get the lifeboat engine installed. Then the standard “berth facing berth” main cabin put the deck/cabin edge just at the back of the base of our skulls, making casual sitting impossible. On the port side, we lowered the berth and tilted it back far enough to completely recline to the inside of the hull, with our heads under the deck. On the starboard side, we raised the berth up 9 inches to allow a “settee”type arrangement with a real dining table and allowing us to make use of those huge cabin windows. But we still couldn't stand at the new galley sink comfortably because the hatch didn't open far enough to allow us to stick our heads out a little. Since the old hatch was no good anyway, my father built us a longer new one, allowing it to open 6 more inches. Similarly, the Vberth in the forward cabin was too short, so we had to raise the bunk by 3 inches and move the chain locker bulkhead forward 6 inches (simply moving the bulkhead forward would have left that area too narrow to use).
The water tank under the main cabin sole had failed. This was rebuilt and turned into a sewage holding tank. A new water tank was created beneath the vberth. The old icebox we converted to garbage/recycling/liquor/stove fuel compartments. We use a cooler for our refrigerated stuff (which usually lives beneath the cabin table), and if we need more space for summer cruises we remove the diesel heater and put a large cooler in its place.
My wife and I both enjoy cooking, and Katinka's galley really works well: The counter appears small, but the stove cover/cutting board is used as a counter extension, and the table is at a great height. A small box oven gets pinned to the top of the stove. Of course, in the hot weather, we use the barbeque in the cockpit. And then there's the blender: NOTHING like a crushed ice drink to automatically transport you from someplace you can barely stand to someplace close to paradise! (The blender even has a set of brackets to enable safe operation under sail.) With our local sailing club, we are generally near the back of the fleet, but we pledge to deliver frozen daiquiris to whoever crosses the line last. It is usually not Katinka who collects!
We call the port side in the main cabin “the sofa”, and enjoy reading there together. On some nights our family would sit there eating fresh popcorn and watching movies on a laptop which was sitting on the table. With the little diesel heater going on a chilly night, you really can't get much cozier.
For longer cruises (we've cruised for up to 2 weeks), living in a small space can take some getting used to. But after the first week, the patterns and rhythms seem to fall into place.
The mast is 4 feet longer than the original design. This was made possible by using lightweight carbon fiber and by increasing the ballast. To get the boat's balance just right, some of this ballast was added to the outside of the keel just forward of the rudder. With the taller mast, while cruising in the summer we generally don't use the mainsail because we prefer to rig the awning (which goes over the main boom) as a supersized wind scoop by stretching the forward end of it high enough to enable us to get a good view of the genoa tell tails.
Katinka is instantly recognized by everyone in the Round Bay area of the Severn River in Maryland because we have used her as a “mother ship” for delivering free ice cream to all of the children out on boats for the July 3 Sherwood Forest fireworks show. This has gone on for about 5 years, delivering about 3 gallons of ice cream each year. The reactions of both children and parents to dishing out ice cream from a small rowing dinghy makes this more than worth it (there's distrust, suspicion, and fear of profiteering, followed by disbelief, then gratitude). So a kind of tradition developed where we’d make a huge batch of fresh strawberry ice cream, give it all away, and then go back to Katinka to enjoy the fireworks. Finally we’d go back to our mooring under power, listening to and feeling the contented throb of the little diesel. God, we’ll miss her.
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