Sir Edmund is a clear-coated cold-moulded schooner designed by Chuck Burns and built by Covey Island Boatwork. This boat was engineered with extensive knowledge gained from combining traditional yacht design and craftsmanship with appropriate state-of-the-art technology to create a low maintenance custom classic that can be enjoyed by generations to come.
Sir Edmund was designed as a double handed racer / cruiser for a very experienced yachtsman who had commissioned Sir Isaac, that took first in class ans first place overall in the 1986 Transpac. The next year the yacht competed in the Melbourne to Osaka race, which is a 6000 ,mile double-handed ocean race. Many of the experiences gained and lessons learned from racing Sir Isaac have been embodied into the design and construction of Sir Edmund. Unlike sir Isaac however, The newer boat has seen very light use and is in excellent condition, ready to transport you to the sailing adventure in traditional style without any of the headaches associated with a classic vessel.
The interior is crafted throughout from Varnished Maple, creating a light and airy feel everywhere down below, and a layout that is well organized for being at sea, yet equally accommodating in port, and complimented by a warm teak and holly sole throughout. Descending the companionway steps from the cockpit there are entryways to two self- contained cabins aft, to port and to starboard. Each has two full-length bunks, that provide comfortable accommodate for four in any sea conditions.
Entering the main salon there is a chart table to starboard with a large fridge and freezer compartment ahead of it. To port there is a 3 burner propane stove with oven, with food storage and prep area. Amidships there is a center island with galley sink, cutting board and food preparation area. The forward part of the island has a table with leaves that fold upwards horizontally to create a dining area either to port or starboard (or both sides if desired). There are settees forward to port and to starboard that provide seating for recreation or dining (with the table leaves in place) There are shelves behind the settees and a gimbaled shelf above the center island. Forward of the main saloon is the head to port and a large hanging space to starboard with lots of convenient drawers for storage.
Continuing forward to starboard there is a work bench and a considerable amount of drawers for tools and spare parts storage. To port of the bench is a sail storage area that can be converted to a bunk, and ahead of this space is an external anchor locker with a water-tight bulkhead. Construction and Build Quality Hull is fabricated by the renown Covey Island Boatworks from cold molded Port Orford Cedar, (used in many of the old "J" boats ), and reinforced with Corecell to provide a higher strength to weight ratio. The deck is Brunzeel Plywood with solid Burmese Teak Overlay.