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George K. Phillips Chesapeake Ram Schooner

$858,313 Listed price: US$650,000

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Northrop and Johnson, Inc.

5 Marina Plaza
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840
United States
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Make George K. Phillips
Model Chesapeake Ram Schooner
Year 1900
Condition Used
Price US$650,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Sail
Class Commercial
Length 40.23 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Wood
Location Rockland, Maine, United States
LOA 40.23 m
Beam 7.21 m
Max Draft 5.49 m
Max Bridge Clearance 26.04 m
Engine Make Yawlboat
Engine Model Cummins
Fuel Type Diesel
Designer J.M.C. Moore
Builder George K. Phillips
Fuel Tanks 450 gal
Fresh Water Tanks 3000 gal
Holding Tanks 1000 gal

Description

VICTORY CHIMES, built as "EDWIN AND MAUD" being named for the two children of her first Captain, Robert E. Riggen, is the only surviving example of the Chesapeake Ram type schooner in existence today. She was optimized in her design for use on the mid Atlantic and Great Lakes where it was necessary for a schooner to fit through the shallow navigational canals which linked ports in larger and deeper bodies of water. Her original cargo consisted of sawn lumber, grain, soft coal and fertilizer, which she carried in and out of Chesapeake Bay until 1945 when she was converted to carrying passengers. She worked the Bay until she was purchased by a syndicate who brought her to Maine in 1954 and re-named VICTORY CHIMES.

VICTORY CHIMES operated as a successful charter business on the coast of Maine until 1984 when she was sold to a Minnesota banker who brought her to the Great Lakes. Shortly after, she was purchased by the owner of Domino’s Pizza, Mr. Thomas Monaghan, and re-named "DOMINO EFFECT". Used by the company for employee incentive cruises, Mr. Monaghan invested large amounts of money repairing and restoring the schooner and can arguably be credited for saving her life.

In 1989 she returned to the coast of Maine and subsequently in 1990, was purchased by her current owners, Capt. Kip Files and Capt. Paul DeGaeta who named her "VICTORY CHIMES" once again and returned her to the passenger trade. Honored by the State of Maine as "The premier schooner of the Maine sailing fleet" in 1991, by the United States National Parks Service as a "National Historic Landmark" in 1997 and minted on the State of Maine Quarter in 2002, she remains a successful and well kept "working" vessel steeped with important U.S. maritime history.

VICTORY CHIMES presently holds a USCG Certificate of Inspection for 50 passengers and is diligently kept to, and above, the standards the USCG requires with annual inspections, etc… Detailed restorative data, as well as business data, is available upon request to well qualified prospects. Interested parties may wish to consult the vessels website or the National Park Service’s National Historic Landmark Study for the vessel.

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Accommodations

Fo’c’sle forward, followed by galley, large main saloon capable of seating 50, and passenger accommodation with one general use guest head for those cabins not having a head en-suite. Above deck, the forward deck house features two general use heads with sinks and two stall showers for use by the entire vessel. The Masters or Captain’s quarters are located aft.

Passenger Cabins

VICTORY CHIMES features 21 total passenger cabins providing accommodation for 44 adults. 20 cabins are below deck and 1 is located on deck.

  • (15) Over/under 2 person cabins with sink, hot/cold water and portlight 
  • (1) Over/under 4 person cabin with sink, hot/cold water and portlight 
  • (1) Side by side 2 person cabin with sink, hot/cold water and portlight 
  • (4) Queen 2 person cabins with sink, hot/cold water, en-suite head, and portlight

Captain's Quarters

Located aft and forward of the helm. It features a large private settee suitable for crew meetings with drop leaf table, fireplace/stove, desk, book cases, chart storage and abundant natural light. The sleeping quarters are separate with head, sink with hot/cold water and stall shower en-suite. There is also private access to the main corridor below deck.

  • “L”-shaped cushioned settee 
  • Large mahogany drop leaf table 
  • (2) Arm chairs 
  • Built in mahogany drop front desk 
  • 8 day brass Chelsea ships bell clock 
  • Chelsea brass ships barometer 
  • (2) Waterford crystal decanters 
  • Brass ships cannon 
  • Brass front solid fuel fireplace/stove (circa: 1887) 
  • Brass antique coal scuttle 
  • Brass matchbox holder 
  • Mahogany fireplace mantle 
  • Nav-station w/hinged chart table and abundant chart storage 
  • (8) Brass lanterns of various shapes and sizes 
  • (2) Single berths with storage under 
  • Closet with drawers 
  • Full size stall shower 
  • Small refrigerator 
  • Teak paneling throughout 
  • Large overhead skylight box 
  • Submarine compass above captains bunk from WWII

Crew Quarters

Located above and below deck in both the bow and stern of the schooner

  • (5) Single berths in fo’c’sle accessed via forward deck hatch 
  • (2) Single over/under berth cabin port side of forward deck house 
  • (1) Single berth Mates cabin starboard side of forward deck house 
  • (1) Single berth Cooks cabin aft of passenger cabin below deck 

 

Saloon

  • (3) Large dining tables 
  • Abundant seating (for 50) via settee’s and stools 
  • (5) Opening portlights 
  • Companionway to main deck 
  • Serving area 
  • Access to main corridor below deck to passenger cabins 
  • Brass hanging lamps 
  • 110v/220 lighting

Galley

  • Large capacity 110v/220v front and top loading cold plate refrigeration 
  • Diesel fired “French flat top” cast iron stove w/2 warming racks and 2 ovens 
  • Stainless countertop on “hot” side of galley 
  • Large double basin stainless sink 
  • Exhaust fan 
  • (2) Opening ports 
  • GE Microwave Oven 
  • Assorted pots, pans, dishes, plates, silverware, glasses and service ware

Deck & Hull

VICTORY CHIMES is built as a flat bottomed centerboard schooner of large volume (LOA: 132’ / BEAM: 23’8” / DEPTH: 8’6”) Hull is constructed of double planked long leaf yellow pine 3” to 4” thick on 8 ½” oak frames. A 4” thick hull ceiling, also of long leaf yellow pine, adds additional strength. Deck planking is also of long leaf yellow pine.

  • Bow rebuilt (1993) 
  • Transom replaced (2005) 
  • Foredeck below windlass rebuilt (1997) 
  • Anchor windlass, original 1900, fully rebuilt and overhauled w/new bearings (2002) 
  • (1) 12,000 lb iron stock type anchor 
  • (1) 1,500 lb iron stock type anchor 
  • (1) 350 lb iron stock type anchor 
  • (2) 3 Shots (270') of 1 ½” ABS stud link anchor chain rode 
  • (64) PFD’s located in deck boxes 
  • (3) Throwable liferings 
  • (1) Viking 20 man self inflating life raft with EPIRB 
  • (2) 35 man hard life rafts with EPIRB’s 
  • (17) Fixed fire extinguishers 
  • (7) Halon fire extinguishers in aft lazarette 
  • (1) B-1 type portable fire extinguisher 
  • (7) B-2 type portable fire extinguishers 
  • 8’ Old Town rowing skiff 
  • 12’ Lapstrake pulling boat w/sailing rig on davits 
  • 13’ Avon RIB rescue boat with 25hp Suzuki outboard engine 

Sails & Rigging

VICTORY CHIMES has the traditional “ram” schooner rig consisting of a standing jib, flying jib, staysail, foresail, mainsail, and spanker or mizzen. The heads of the fore, main, and spanker are supported by gaffs and the foots are laced to booms.

  • Oregon Douglas fir keel-stepped foremast (replaced 1989) 
  • Oregon Douglas fir keel-stepped mainmast (replaced 1988, pulled and serviced 2013) 
  • Oregon Douglas fir keel-stepped mizzenmast (replaced 1976, new chain plates 2013) 
  • 8,700 Square feet of sail 
  • Nat Wilson, Oceanis cloth flying jib (1998) 
  • Nat Wilson, Oceanis cloth jib (1998) 
  • Nat Wilson, Oceanis cloth staysail (1998) 
  • Nat Wilson, Oceanis cloth foresail (1999) 
  • Nat Wilson, Oceanis cloth mainsail (1999) 
  • Nat Wilson, Oceanis cloth mizzensail (1998) 
  • Galvanized steel wire standing rigging, treated with boiled linseed oil 
  • Steel bowsprit (1965)

Mechanical & Electrical Details

  • 6hp 1906 Olds Seagear gasoline powered “donkey” engine for anchor windlass and sail raising windlass (overhauled 2001) 
  • 2 ½hp (circa 1900) Domestic gasoline powered pump engine for 6” Edson type diaphragm bilge pump 
  • Honda 2” gasoline powered fire pump / bilge pump engine (2007) 
  • 12.5kw Phasor generator with sound box (2008) 
  • 5kw Honda emergency generator 
  • (1) Out Back 35 Amp 32 Volt inverter/battery charger (2009) 
  • (1) Hart 20 Amp 32 Volt inverter/battery charger 
  • (1) Pro Mariner 25 Amp 32 Volt battery charger 
  • (1) Vantex 20 Amp 32 Volt battery charger 
  • (2) Banks 32 Volt / 8 Volt in series house batteries (2009) 
  • (1) 12 Volt emergency lighting battery 
  • (2) 12 Volt navigation equipment batteries 
  • (1) 12 Volt generator starting battery 
  • (2) 12 Volt spare batteries 
  • Electrical system and wiring (1989) 
  • (2) Rule 1400gph 32 Volt bilge pumps 
  • (2) Scott 1’ 32 Volt bilge pumps
  • 6kw Honda portable generator (2013)

Electronics & navigation

  • Sailor type R VHF 
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse Plus VHF 
  • Garmin 3210 color chart plotter w/weather fax 
  • International Offshore depth sounder 
  • Furuno 1731 36 mile radar 
  • Furuno 1900 24 mile radar 
  • SITEX 955 hailer 
  • Cape Cod wind speed indicator 
  • Antique brass compass and binnacle

Dimensions

Length at Waterline: LOA: 132'
Displacement: 208 gross tons

Engines

Total Power: 210

Disclaimer

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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Presented For Sale By:

Northrop and Johnson, Inc.

5 Marina Plaza
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840
United States
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