Sonny III is a 91ft custom sailing yacht constructed at the Brooklin Boat Yard in Maine, USA. Launched in 2018, she was built for an experienced owner and subsequently acquired by a well-known figurehead of the superyacht industry who had a new vision for her future.
The initial concept was for Sonny III to be a high-performance cruiser, but the new owner had racing plans and envisioned a complete upgrade of all systems, to further refine her for performance. The works spanned several months and were completed by the experts at Brooklin Boat Yard in late 2021, at a cost of over $2.5 million. In addition to adding significant racing elements, Sonny III received a full paint job and many other upgrades.
Sonny III’s interior provides an extremely comfortable living space. The yacht is equipped with first-rate components for everything from the galley equipment to her fixtures and soft furnishings. Her classic Herreshoff interior style is highlighted by white and cream paintwork, contrasted by beautiful American cherry joinery, leather upholstery, and a teak and maple cabin sole.
This sailing yacht has accommodations for eight guests in four cabins. There are three guest suites forward of the main salon, and access to the full-beam master stateroom is either through the portside passageway, through the galley, or via a direct entryway from the helm cockpit on the aft deck. Should an owner wish to operate the yacht with a crew, the guest cabin to starboard would serve this requirement well – it has double bunks and a multi-function display from which the safety and navigation systems can be monitored.
The open-plan saloon features a large elliptical dining table with a curved bank of seating, a built-in settee along the port side, a state-of-the-art navigation station, and a large, functional galley to starboard.
On deck, Sonny III’s twin cockpit configuration provides safe seating for guests amidships, while all sail handling is controlled from the aft helm. Low, varnished teak coamings and canvas dodgers protect each companionway opening, and both cockpits can be protected by bimini covers. The guest cockpit also features a collapsible table, providing an option for on-deck dining or this can be removed when in regatta mode.
The foredeck area is carefully laid out with flush deck hatches and stainless dorades for proper cabin ventilation. There is a sail locker in the bow, windlass winch, dual anchor rollers, and a removable pulpit for proper sail management when racing.
Sonny III has a hydraulic fold-down swim platform for access to the water, and a full-beam lazarette that’s been outfitted with custom shelving to assist with organization of her loose equipment, parts, and cleaning supplies.
Sonny III promises the best of both worlds, fit-out for racing but with the ability to serve as a wonderful weekend cruiser for family adventures. Sonny III cruises with effortless capability, and the gears easily change-up into racing mode when desired. This, along with her pedigree build and meticulous care from her current owner, make her one of the most versatile sailing vessels on the water and a true dream boat for the right person.
Sonny III is listed for $5,750,000 by Camper & Nicholsons.