FRANK EDMUND is a spectacular custom built gaff rigged schooner that was designed by William Davidson and built by Leland Parsons.
Parsons is a shipwright who began his lifetime of shipbuilding in the Rocky Neck Shipyard in Gloucester Mass. Parsons laid the keels for two identical hulls in 1984 and he completed the Frank Edmund in 2005. A lifetime of shipbuilding experience and his extraordinary attention to detail has created a custom schooner that is unique in every respect. The quality of the workmanship is evident throughout the yacht.
A hydraulic drive system and 25 hp hydraulic bow and stern thrusters make operating the FRANK EDMUND easy and efficient. Docking her is as simple as backing her down. Four watertight compartments are incorporated with collision doors.
The interior fit and finish aboard FRANK EDMUND is crafted to exceptionally high standards. A level of quality found only on the world's finest yachts is evident throughout her. All teak was hand selected for bulkheads, cabinetry and trim from the forward passageway through the main salon to the dinette, galley and aft cabin. All soles throughout the yacht are teak & holly. Coordinated upholstery, custom wall coverings and tasteful lighting combine to create a climate of warmth and refinement. Beautiful bronze opening ports and traditional butterfly hatches provide light and ventilation. Interior photos taken aboard the FRANK EDMUND would be a desirable addition to any coffee-table book on classic yacht interiors.
FRANK EDMUND is simply a must see yacht. Delivery to anywhere in the world can be negotiated. Seller will consider finance options for qualified buyers.
Accommodation plan provides berths for 8 below deck in three staterooms and an elegant main salon that could serve as an additional guest cabin. Owner's quarters are aft and of a grand scale with a full beam stateroom, centerline queen berth, and private head with bath en suite. Stowage is excellent with stowage areas throughout, and full-sized hanging lockers. Light and ventilation is enhanced by bronze opening ports to each side and augmented by butterfly hatches, transom windows and the companionway.
Descending the companionway into the main salon you find a large warm and inviting space that is loaded with nautical character. There are with facing settees on either side and a Newport Dickinsen LPG Heater is mounted on the forward bulkhead forward to starboard. The space is warm, bright and comfortable with 6" teak staving extending up the hull sides. There are beautiful teak enclosures for the mechanical equipment aft. Four bronze opening ports provide light and ventilation. The space is so comfortable you simply do not want to leave it.
The galley is situated amidships to starboard of the dinette. All cabinetry and trim is beautiful joinery in varnished teak and all cabinet doors are louvered. Careful utilization of space provides food storage and workspace suitable to serve a large compliment of guests. A gimbaled stove with four burners an oven and broiler is aft, fueled by LPG. A full size refrigerator and freezer is also located aft in the galley. Counter space is abundant. The sinks have a combination of hot & cold pressure water plus sea water and fresh water hand pumps. Proper galley attributes include Corian countertops with high fiddles, the deep double stainless steel sinks and securely latched louvered lockers with fitted spaces for galley ware, and most importantly, a location on the vessel's axis.
Opposite the galley to port is the large comfortable dinette. The focal point of the dinette is the spectacular gimbaled dining table. The table has a 150 Lb counterweight incorporated to keep it level in the most demanding sailing conditions. A beautiful brass oil lamp hangs above. Comfortable upholstery surrounds the dinette and nautical wallpaper along with warm 110v wall sconces create a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy a home cooked meal with friends and family.
The full beam master stateroom aft is a work of art. A comfortable queen size berth is to starboard. To port is a large settee in which to relax. A navigation station forward to port doubles as the ship's office with bookshelves, computing, communication and writing space. The en suite head is forward to starboard and it is large and comfortable with a separate tub / stall shower. There is abundant storage throughout the stateroom in drawers and hanging lockers. Four opening bronze pots provide ventilation and an overhead butterfly hatch floods the space with natural light.
A passageway from the main salon forward leads to all guest accommodations. There are two double bunk staterooms to port and starboard, each with hanging and drawer storage. All the way forward is an enclosed head and shower.
The deckhouse is one of the many appealing features of the FRANK EDMUND. It provides all-weather comfort for the helmsman and the ship's guests, while allowing good sight lines for sail trim and navigation. A full complement of navigation electronics is installed at the helm. There are settees on either side for guests.
Machinery access is available via large clean compartments with multiple access doors on either side of the aft main salon. The engine compartment is to port and the generator compartment is to starboard. The two beautifully constructed all teak compartments provide the luxury of all-side access to mechanical components. Sound attenuation is carefully engineered with soft mounts, double bulkheads and insulation.
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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.