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36′ Philip Rhodes Whistler Class

This Whistler Class sloop has a rich pedigree. In 1951 Lyra was one of the first Whistler Class boat’s built by Knutson Shipbuilding Corp of New York. The boat was built to the specifications of Philip Rhodes design #588 and remains nearly original. Very few of these boats are sailing today. Lyra provides a unique opportunity to own one of Rhodes most celebrated designs.


Lyra is lying in Boothbay Harbor and has been out of the water for just over a year. Sailed as a family cruiser, Lyra is a comfortable and approachable sailor. Interior comforts include bunks for 4, a private head with a composting toilet, practical galley and a heating stove in the salon. The cabin house height allows for an open, bright and airy interior.


The sleek cockpit and tiller helm showcase the boat’s agility.  Lyra blends the lines of form and function as a comfortable cruiser and dynamic sailing boat. The boat’s teak laid decks and traditional pulpit nod to its status as a classic and accentuate the design’s striking beauty.


LOA: 36’6″

LWL: 26′

Beam: 10′

Max Draft: 7′

Min Draft: 4′

Displacement 18000lbs

Ballast: 6000lbs

Rig: Fractional Sloop



Additional photos and a survey are available upon request.

Price $32,000
Name Lyra
Type Sail
Length 36.5 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Philip Rhodes
Classification Sloop

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