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MV Philkade

  1. Description
  2. Technical Specification

Yacht Description

SY Philkade Layout ‘Philkade’ was born to cruise - fast. If you want to know what exhilaration means, get to know her. SY Philkade has flashed through ocean waters from New Zealand to the Caribbean at motor yacht speeds, turning heads in the Solomon Islands, Australia, the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and the romantic ports of the Mediterranean. She's seen the world - and most recently has crossed the Pacific from Florida to Thailand for a 13,000 NM passage.

Designed by a naval architect known for his racing yachts, and built to exacting standards of strength, safety, and speed, Philkade is one of the largest cutter-rigged sloops in the world. She has the soul of a maxi-hull sailboat, graceful and fleet, her superb performance is the result of her sleek 122 foot hull, winged keel, transferable ballast and clean profile. Twenty-first century technology and innovative, user friendly design, have created an environment with features unlike any other yacht in the world.

Philkade was born to cruise - in style. But, Philkade has more to offer other than excellent performance - much more. At heart, she's a sybarite, overflowing with the space expected only on the finest power yachts, and luxuries like a surround-sound audio/video system and wine cellar so you and your friends can make trans-world passages as beautifully and pleasurably as you could live at home ashore.

Vessel Walkthrough

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Proceeding aft of the forward collision bulkhead is the forward crew cabin with port and starboard upper berths, each with storage lockers below. Further aft to starboard is the crew head with basin, WC and overhead hatch. The shower room is opposite to port. Proceeding further aft on the centerline, there are mirror image crew cabins. To starboard is the captain's cabin with lower double berth, inboard desk with bookcase and hanging locker storage. Forward of the captain’s cabin to starboard is the captain's ensuite with WC, basin and shower. Opposite to port is an identical cabin for use by an engineer and/or chef. This cabin also has an ensuite forward to port with WC, basin, shower and overhead hatch. There is separate crew access to the deck. Proceeding further aft, there is excellent crew access to the foredeck via a built-in companionway. Adjoining the companionway to port, is the crew mess with table seating for 6. The Maytag washer/dryer is furthest aft in this area and outboard to port.

The crew mess leads to a large and very well laid out galley. Against the forward bulkhead are two stand-up Sub Zero refrigerators and freezers. There are six storage cupboards above and a warming oven underneath. There is a deep, double stainless steel sink with center sink and further aft against the aft galley bulkhead is extensive counter space with Kitchen Aid trash compactor and dishwater under. Opposite to starboard are two Whirlpool self-cleaning ovens. On the centerline in the galley is a built-in hydraulic lifting wine cellar capable of storing four cases of wine at correct temperatures.

SY Philkade top view Proceeding aft from the galley is the light and airy main saloon. In the forward starboard corner is a bar area complete with excellent storage, sink, built-in icemaker etc. on the starboard side of the main saloon is a large U-shaped leather settee with movable easy end chairs. There is a burled ash coffee table surrounding this starboard settee. In the forward portion of the main saloon to port is the burled ash dining table which seats 8.

Outboard and forward to port in the main saloon is a built-in china and silver storage and slightly further aft is the entertainment center. The TV is to port and raises and lowers via electrical screw jack and is in good viewing range of the starboard U-shaped settee area.

In the port after section of the main saloon is a companionway to the pilothouse. At the main saloon’s aft bulkhead centerline is a well equipped office & communications room. The office has a comfortable desk and excellent storage.

Aft of the office is a queen size bed cabin with study area. When this cabin is in full “study” mode the queen size berth is very cleverly recessed in the joinery work and outboard of a comfortable sofa. This cabin includes a full width desk with built-in storage for a large amount of equipment. There is an ensuite bathroom.

Opposite to port is an additional guest stateroom, again with ensuite bathroom, with forward facing twin berths. There is a large cedar lined hanging locker with built-in drawer storage.

The owner’s stateroom is, without question, one of the finest ever conceived on a yacht of this size and type. Across the aft bulkhead are three cedar lined, full headroom wardrobes. The two outboard wardrobes are for clothes storage. The centerline wardrobe has a large TV with DVD and sound system. Proceeding forward on the outboard sides are large chest drawers, built-in night tables and 2 beds, a double bed to port, and a single to starboard. The interior of the owner’s stateroom is finished with gray lacquer and coordinated fabrics.

Technical Specifications

Name SY Philkade
Builder Thackrway Yachts, N.Z.
Designer Ed Dubois Naval Architects
LOA 122.6'
LWL 98'
Beam 25'
Displacement 276160 lbs
Draft 9'6" / 19'3" Center board down
Country of registration: Thailand
Type Cutter
Hull Material: Aluminium
Main Engine : 2x M.A.N. D-2848LE4 (680 hp)
Cruising Speed 12.5 knots @1,800 rpm
Maximum Speed 14 knots @2,200 rpm
Fuel type & capacity 7,800 gals. diesel
Fresh Water capacity 2,000 gals.
Holding 350 gals.
Watermaker FCI @ 600 gals / day

Electronics & Navigation

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Radar Furuno 36 NM / Garmin 36 NM
Radio ICOM SSB, ICOM VHF (3), Handheld VHF (4)
Autopilot SIMRAD (2)
AIS Transceiver
Depth Sounder Furuno
Sounder / Chart Plotter Garmin
Wind instruments Furuno
Navigation software Nobeltec
Satellite phone / e-mail Iridium

Electrical Systems

  • 2x Nothern Lights 60kw - 1800 rpm in sound proof enclosures
  • 12 V / 24 V / 110 V / 240 V / 380 V
  • Dual 24V battery banks w/ approx. 2000 amp hours reserve
  • 1x Westerbeke 25 KW night generator
  • Inverter system with 2 inverters: 24V to 110V/220V

Mechanical Equipment

  • Cruisair MTA-60CA chilled water system - twin 60,000 BTU units - reverse
  • Kobeltec hydraulic steering
  • 2 x Engine driven bilge pumps
  • Richfield 50HP bowthrusters - fully retractable
  • 5 x Jabsco 24v DC, 300 gph bilge pumps
  • Fireboy automatic extinguishing system in engine room
  • Hundestad controllable pitch propellers, fully feathering under sail
  • 2 X Twin Racor plus fuel cleaning system plus LGX filters

Sails & Rigging

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  • Omohondro Custom carbon-fibre boom
  • Rondahl hydraulic MK III roller furling for genoa
  • In mast furling main - Macksail
  • Roller furling staysail - Macksail
  • Omohondro Custom carbon-fibre mast w/ Rondal hydraulic in-mast furling
  • Rondal hydraulic roller furling for staysail
  • Macksail mainsail, genoa and staysail

Deck & Hull

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  • GalleyMaid hydraulic windlass
  • Anchor stowage via hydraulically opening "pockets" in the topsides adjacent to the stern
  • Zodiac 10 man liferaft
  • Avon 6 man liferaft
  • 15' Caribe RIB with 75 HP Yamaha
  • Dive compressor and gear
  • Hydraulic center stern hatch for access to garage
  • Small tender w/ 10HP Yamaha outboard
  • "Escalier" stern w/ four, full-beam steps from deck to transom providing exceptional access for watersports and bathing
  • Sea Kayak, Kneeboard, water ski, fishing gear