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So Fong Classic Gaff Sailing Yacht for sale

CLASSIC GAFF SCHOONER

SO FONG means BEAUTIFUL GIRL in Chinese. And there is a good reason why she was given that name…
She is not only beautiful, she is also in pristine condition with all works up to date.
The most common phrase associated with ‘SO FONG’ is: “She’s my favourite boat!”

CLASSIC GAFF SCHOONER ʼSO FONGʼ

NEW LISTING

1.200.000 € VAT exempt

Built to a very high standard in Hong Kong, ‘So Fong’ is the most beautiful Schooner drawn by Olin Stephens in 1937. Her current owner  kept her in mint conditions with all maintenance up to date. Her LWL is 21,43 m and her LOA is 25 m. A chimney in the saloon and a spectacular bathtub, the head of the master cabin and her Chinese carvings are some of her very special features, which tell the story of her origin.

She has led an interesting and eventful life through many adventures which she experienced in far flung corners of the world, since her exotic launch in Hong Kong in 1937 – right up to her present immaculate condition. A unique opportunity to acquire a spectacular piece of sailing history.

Her very substantial refit in Antibes in 2002 marks the beginning of a new phase in her life. Since then, based in Mallorca, constantly upgraded, she is the perfect allrounder – fast, seaworthy, comfortable, and above all, beautiful.

There are only very few yachts that can compete with ‘So Fong’ –  either on the regatta circuit, or in any other way.

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Specs

LWL: 21,43 m LOA: 25,00 m Guests: 12
Beam: 4,93 m Year: 1937 Shipyard: Ah King, Hong Kong
Draft: 3,08 m Displacement: 53,976 t Engine: Perkins 190 hp
So Fong Classic Gaff

History

So Fong was built for A. Thornton Baker, a New Jersey Banker who wanted a boat to sail around the world with his two sons. He went to Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens in New York, who has already designed ‘Brilliant‘ in 1932 and so developed some of his ideas from her into So Fong. She was built for cruising, and she was also given enough speed to be suitable for ocean racing, planked of teak, with yacal used for the keel, stem, deadwood and frames. Decks and deckhouses are of teak while her deck beams, shelf and panelling are camphor. Her two masts and spars, made of hollow Sitka spruce, were shipped over from Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany. Her building took seven months – with some 250 local craftsman variously employed over the period. Her 30,000lb (13,608kg) lead keel was said to be the largest at that time ever to be cast in Hong Kong.

Interior

Her charming interior is a tribute to the Chinese craftsmen who painstakingly carved the exquisite panelling in 1937. From the inimitable board of Olin Stephens her sweet lines reflect the original owners’ love of the Cape Cod schooners, so fast and seaworthy.  The secretly connected port cabin has two single bunks, the starboard cabin has a spacious single bunk. A couple could snuggle as well. In the spacious saloon are two more loungers  on each side, for cosy nights at the chimney or to be used as daybeds. The crew cabins come with four berths and a separate head with shower. Direct crew access to galley and the technical compartment.

So Fong Classic Gaff
so fong classic gaff layout
so fong classic gaff layout

Layout

The most beautiful Schooner drawn by Olin Stephens in New York in 1937.

Aft: Full beam commodious Owners Cabins with two doubles and a spectacular ensuite head with bathtub and Blakes toilette. Forward to this: Two guest cabins on each side. On port there is a double berth with a bunk. On starboard there is the second head with a Blakes toilette/shower and the second guest cabin (single or couple)

Companionway and navigation station

Center: Full beam Saloon with two daybeds on each side, a great table in the center, nice buttoned leather settees, a Chinese chimney and a writing desk with a mini library and lots of locker space.

Bow: Forward from the saloon is a galley, equipped for a full time chef: with 3 fridges and a freezer, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, gas stove with 4 burners and lots of working space and storage. Another heads forward of the foremast and a rack of four beds for the crew in the foʼcʼsʼle with a fore hatch.

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