Designer: Philip L. Rhodes
Builder: Henry B. Nevins
Boat Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Length: 38 ft 0 inch
Beam: 12 ft 7 inch
Draft: 3 ft 6 inch
Hull Material: Wood
What isn’t to love about this most magnificent 38ft Motoryacht? Designed by Philip L Rhodes and built at the famous Henry B. Nevins yard in City Island, New York in 1947.
Built using teak, Ku Chu has a beautiful amount of character and is mostly original. Her design is centred around entertaining which is provided by the large cockpit/wheel house area. She can sleep four guest in her cabin and settee berths in the wheelhouse.
Her second owner replaced the engines in 1994 with a pair of Cummins 250hp diesel engines which allows Ku Chu a maximum speed of 21knots and 12 knots for cruising.
Listed on the US Yacht Registry as a yacht of historic value and now looking for her fourth custodian
Carvel teak planks
Steam bent oak frames
Ku Chu was designed for entertaining and as such she has a large cockpit/wheel course area which allows for this, however can accommodate up 4 guest in the forward cabin and settee berths in the wheel house.
Coal fed stove designed by "Porthole" Pete Chamberlain (with original copper coal shovel) - for cooking and heating
The icebox, now converted to refrigeration
Stainless Steel Sink
Porcelain vacuflush head
Vanity with sink and mirror
Teak grate in the floor for showering
Twin Cummins 6BTA5.9-M1 250 hp diesel engines (1994) with 800 running hours
Lugger Northern Light 3 cylinder generator
Newmar AC/DC panel
x1 Generator battery
x2 Engine batteries
Furuno NAVnet C-MAP NT MAX
Furuno NAVpilot Autopilot
Uniden ES UM625C Marine Radio
Fuel tank total capacity 220 gallons
Fresh water tanks total capacity 80 gallons
Holding tank total capacity 12 gallons
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.