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“Bonny Read” is the largest of the performance sport line available by custom builder Sea Force IX. From bow to stern her long slopping sheer carries nearly to the cockpit where it drops to the precise height for optimum fishing advantage. Each Sea Force IX is designed and built to each client’s specs and “Bonny Read” is no exception. The interior is designed with a European layout with the galley separate from the dining and salon areas. All of the interior paneling throughout the vessel is crafted from quarter-sawn teak derived from a single tree and the grain pattern is meticulously matched throughout. All of the yacht’s hard surface counters are constructed of lightweight marble and granite by factory-skilled artisans. A quick walkthrough begins aft of the salon on the mezzanine with a shaded forward-facing new Sunbrella upholstered bench seating area with a teak table and storable teak chairs. To starboard is a corner seat to monitor the action in the cockpit and to starboard, a custom stainless steel spiral staircase leads to the enclosed bridge aft deck. The salon is entered through automated electric double French doors, to port an oversize newly upholstered U-shaped sofa faces a book-matched teak cabinet housing the new OLED Flatscreen TV. To starboard is an internal artisan sculpted curved staircase that leads to the enclosed bridge and the day head access. The dining area is formed around a custom-crafted teak table and chair set that seats eight comfortably and is surrounded by teak cabinetry housing the yachts stem and flatware, silverware, and linens. A new Miele wine cooler and clear ice maker are also hidden behind the cabinetry areas as well. The newly appointed galley and crew quarter areas are accessed via the starboard companionway that continues forward to the master and three guest staterooms.
The most notable feature of “Bonny Read” is the hull construction and her pedigree of being a performance-built sport yacht. No description is just to explain the seamless and effortless ability “Bonny Read” makes when her performance is put to the test. Her hull geometry generates lift on nearly 90 percent of the running surface at low angles of attack and an economical cruise speed of 26 knots gives a range of 800 miles. Her entire mechanical space has been completely redesigned and recently refit to make her arguably the most practical and functional yacht built to date.
After 8 years of traveling and fishing around the world, it was decided to bring “Bonny Read” to modern-day technology and standards. Every aspect was considered during her refit and overseen by Rubicon Maritime consulting. A 6-month yard period resulted in a complete update of the Northern Lights gen sets, Atlas system, and frequency converters, a completely new HVAC system, a complete electrical rewire and upgrade to the electrical distribution network, and two Sea Keeper 18’s. Other upgrades such as a newly designed exhaust system, newly designed fuel tanks, and fuel manifold system were also integrated. On the interior, every soft good was replaced including all of the carpeted soles throughout. The ship’s communication and satellite systems were upgraded to the most advanced and practical systems available. A full Simrad electronics package was installed and every option was integrated into that package to include two radars, AIS, Chirp technology sounder, and autopilot. A fully redesigned helm on the Skybridge was manufactured and a Palm Beach teak helm pod was built to better utilize her space and functionality to the sky bridge. A custom Pipe Welders Hardtop was built and installed and all new custom polished stainless steel pipework was replaced. The most distinguishable change to “Bonny Read” was her new dark gray hull paint job and white topside paint. All of her teak decks and steps were also replaced as well as revarnishing of her teak cap rails.