The Rhodes 27, Design # 447, was an early, successful class boat of the racing-crusing type. The R27 was Rhodes' winner in a design competition sponsored by the Fishers Island Yacht Club in 1938. A dozen were built by the Henry Nevins yard at City Island New York, in 1939. Some were built on the Great Lakes, West Coast and abroad. The boat measured 39'2" loa, 27' lwl, 9'8" beam, 5'10" draft. She had a raised cabin trunk, 3/4 sloop rig, and a hideway galley under seats.
The design was modified in 1944, with a "Super R/27." This model had a raised cabin trunk better integrated, with two large windows, a somewhat larger jib, and a pedestal for the jib boom.
Models in the early 1960's were updated with a masthead foretriangle and decreased mainsail area (by shortening the boom). As far as I know, these classic boats were produced only in wood.
Gannet -- for sale Yachtworld.com Nov 2006
I have wooden sailboat Rhodes 27, built in 1947 in New Jersey. LOA 40', Beam 9'8", Draft 6'. She is in Toronto, Canada. I would like to find someone who has the same boat. Please e-mail me. Adam. email@example.com
Dovekie, a Rhodes 27 built in 1940, heads offshore near Newport, RI, and graces the cover of Ocean Navigator, December 1998 and the web site of Jasper and Bailey sailmakers
R 27 For Sale:
R27 Rascal for sale, built
by Nevins, 1939: lying in Nova Scotia, asking US$29K Contact
Cannell, Payne & Page Yacht Brokers, (207) 236-2383, firstname.lastname@example.org,
(Feb. 5, 2002)
photo by: Onne Van Der Wal
Soon after designing the R27, Rhodes designed the Bounty (#451, 1939) for mass production in wood by the Coleman Boat Company, Sausalito CA. It was a slight variation on the R27 theme, 38'9" loa, 27'6" lwl, 9'8" beam, 5'8" draft. Seventeen years later in 1956, the Coleman company came back to Rhodes for a design to be built in fiberglass; not surprisingly, she was named "Bounty II."
Photos of GAME
Bounty I for sale:
(June 16, 2002)