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Rhodes 19 - Keel Model - with Trailer $3,995
Mooring Available - Please Inquire
The Rhodes 19 is a classic. With over 3500 boats built since 1959, it is still in production. It is built in centerboard and fixed-keel models; this boat is the fixed keel model. These boats are roomy and forgiving cruisers and are also actively raced in fleets around the country.
The class is supported by an active class association – www.rhodes19.org. Here is a paragraph from their website:
What’s special about the Rhodes 19? The R19 has flourished for more than 40 years for four reasons; it’s moderately priced, it’s a terrific family boat, and it’s a competitive one-design racer, supported by a strong national class organization. Put them together and you’ll understand why used boats are so hard to find.
This boat is in good shape - and you will see that the gelcoat has held up well. The rudder was replaced two years ago. The wooden ribs, often an issue with older Rhodes 19’s, were replaced by Fays Boatyard in 2011 for a cost of $2,324. It was in use up until this fall, and everything is there for a new owner to sail it away. The sails will be fine for cruising; you will likely want to replace them if you plan to race.
Included is a Triad trailer - - the tires are 6 years old; the lights work.
Here are the specs:
Length: 19' 2"
Draft: 3’ 3”
Sail Area: 175 sq. ft.
Approx. Weight Complete: 1325 lbs
Mainsail and Jib
More on the Rhodes 19 . . .
The Rhodes 19 is one of the most popular one-design classes ever built. Since the 1950’s Rhodes 19s have provided countless hours of enjoyment to thousands of experienced and novice sailors. Its classic lines and performance have survived the test of time, while many other designs have come and gone! Sail Magazine named the Rhodes 19 as one of the “Classic” one-designs of the post WW II era.
Her roomy cockpit can seat six or more very comfortably and the sides are high enough to keep small fry safely inside. The Cuddy cabin provides a wonderful arrangement for overnight excursions, protection from the weather, and storage space for sails and gear.
In the post-war years, designer Philip Rhodes was commissioned to draft the lines for a wholesome, inexpensive sailboat that was fun to sail. He responded with a nineteen foot, round bilged centerboarder, the Hurricane, which was later manufactured by the O’Day Boat Company as the Rhodes 19. Available with either a fixed keel or with a retractable centerboard, it is used primarily as a day sailer or for one-design racing. To date over 3500 have been built, and it is still in production by Stuart Marine Corp.
Today a new Rhodes 19 with trailer sells for just under $30,000. This boat will give you every bit as much enjoyment for a fraction of that price!
As a non-profit, our policy is to sell below market price so as to move donated boats quickly. You can confirm this by looking at Yachtworld, Craigslist, and other online sources. Please contact us with all your questions.