“Tyrone” – 60′ Crocker Gaff Schooner – 1939 -$350,000
TYRONE (ex. WILLIAM H. THORNDIKE ex. TYRONE) was built in 1939 by the respected yard of Simms Brothers in Dorchester, Massachusetts, for Mr. A. C. Tener of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was heavily built handsome, traditional lines by Sam Crocker suitable for both long offshore passages and shoal-water gunkholing. (Sam Crocker was part of the design team at the John Alden office in its heyday before branching off on his own to design many fine yachts under his own name.) TYRONE has proved her capabilities and practicality as a liveaboard cruiser by her several transatlantic crossings and cruises in southern waters. She is also a veteran of New England waters and has cruised on the West Coast and in Hawaii.
In addition to her cruising capabilities, TYRONE has been the winner of the Billican Cup in San Francisco. She has won the “Most Photogenic” prize at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta out of a field of exceptionally lovely classic yachts including TICONDEROGA. At the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, TYRONE was once beaten by only five minutes on a three-hour racecourse by the famous Bermuda Race-winning schooner NINA and was reported to have been faster than NINA on the reaches.
TYRONE underwent a refit in 2001. A recent survey stated that “Overall, the vessel is in good condition.” There are, however, still some items that need to be addressed. For prospective purchasers with serious interest, the survey is available.
TYRONE can be recommended to anyone desiring a classic schooner with a fine pedigree that can serve well for both coastal cruising and offshore work.
Carvel Honduras mahogany planks bronze-screw fastened to double-sawn white oak frames/ white oak backbone, floor timbers, and deadwood; lead structural keel; teak deck and deck trim. Self-bailing teak and mahogany cockpit. Wheel/worm-gear steering. GRP-sheathed mahogany rudder. Planked mahogany cabin with canvas-covered housetops. External lead ballast (est. 11 tons). Black hull with white boottop, green bottom, and natural deck. Work by Journey’s End, Sample’s, and Pease Brothers.
1995 Cummings 100-hp, 6-cyl. fresh-water-cooled diesel engine with Morse engine controls, 2F marine reduction gears, engine-hour mater (1,200 hrs. as of March 2010). The engine is reported to be in very good condition. 3-blade propeller on stainless shaft. Cruising speed: 6 kn., 7.5 kn. max.
- 160 gal. fuel in Monel tanks
- 300 gal. water in copper
- 1-g.p.h. watermaker.
12V lighting system with six 12V batteries, circuit-breaker panel, polarity indicator, battery-condition indicator, MVP master switch. The vessel has a negative ground.
Sleeps 9 in 1 double and 7 single berths (including 1 pilot, 1 convertible dinette, and 3 fixed uppers; see layout drawing below). Head amidships toilet, shower. Galley equipped with stainless steel sink, Shipmate 4-burner CNG stove with oven, and refrigeration. Cabin heater. The interior finish is painted bulkheads with varnished teak and mahogany trim and cabin sole. Ventilation is supplied by 4 hatches/slides, opening ports, and ventilators, with screens.
Sails & Rigging
Gaff-headed masthead schooner rig with double headsails, 7-x-7 7/16″ standing rigging to open-barrel bronze turnbuckles; Dacron halyards and sheets. Oiled hollow Sitka spruce keel-stepped spars. Two Merriman #7 and two Nevins #6 sheet winches.
Sail Area: Approx. 2,200 sq. ft. Sail Inventory: Main, fore staysail, fisherman, topsail, and yankee.
200-lb. fisherman, CQR, and Danforth anchors with 200′ chain, wiring for electric windlass.
Bilge blower, 4 electric bilge pumps, 1 manual bilge pump, fire extinguishers, bell, horn, flares, Plastimo life raft (last inspected 1994), 2 horseshoe rings, strobe light, searchlight, docking lines, boathook, 4 fenders, spreader lights, boarding ladder, sail covers, cockpit awning, cockpit cushions, dinghy, berth cushions.
Electronics & Navigation
Chelsea 5 1/2″ clock and barometer, 7″ White spherical compass in mahogany binnacle, depth sounder, speed/log.
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.