In October 2021 a yard period of nearly 6 months was spent to update and upgrade all of the yachts cosmetics and mechanical systems. Close to a year was spent in drafting and designing to utilize an already very successful platform and bring to modern-day technology and functionality capable of traveling all of the world\'s oceans. John Crupi of Rubicon Maritime Consulting was given the responsibility to oversee, manage and design the entire project utilizing his many years of experience traveling to develop a yacht with capabilities far exceeding nearly all other vessels in her class. Once the decisions were made the project took nearly 6 months to complete and splashed right on target for her launch to travel to the Bahamas and Costa Rica on her maiden voyage. Both main engines have been completely overhauled and have approximately 250 hours SMOH*. Two new Northern Lights 36KW Generators were installed in a newly configured arrangement to make accessibility and maintenance easy and manageable. Her fuel tank system was completely updated with an electronically controlled fuel manifold system to transfer fuel to any tank forward and aft. New tanks were designed and installed outboard of both main engines and two new tanks were designed and installed under the cockpit sole as well. This allowed the space to accommodate the addition of (2) new Seakeeper 18\'s installed centerline under the cockpit sole. An entirely new exhaust system was designed and moved outboard of the stringer system effectively lowering exhaust gas temps and improving layout functionality under the cockpit sole. Careful thought and consideration were made to improve the HVAC system onboard and (4) New Dometic 6 ton chillers were installed as well as all-new air handlers throughout. The freshwater circulation loop was replaced as well as all-new insulation and raw water pumps.
The electrical system was also updated and a complete re-wire of the engine room was performed as well as adding a new Atlas system and Frequency converters making \"Bonny Read\" capable of euro 50hz or domestic 60hz power. All of the electrical distribution panels were rewired and reconfigured in a simplistic and practical way. Complete new power management system and load sharing system were added as well.
In the cockpit, a new Tuna Tube live-well was built and installed centerline on the aft transom. In addition to that (2) 45-gallon, Live-wells were installed port and starboard under the stairways leading to the aft mezzanine. All of the teak decks on board as well as the steps on the stainless spiral staircases were replaced at this time as well. A new stainless steel freezer and drink box were custom built and installed with two new compressors.
For mechanical equipment, two new Dometic SeaXchange watermakers were installed as well as a Dometic Spot Zero system. A new live-well and manifold system were installed to power the (2) 45-gallon live-wells and the tuna tubes. All new fresh and raw water pumps were also installed.
On the interior, all of the sofas in the salon and enclosed bridge were reupholstered and new carpeting was installed throughout. The galley was completely reappointed with all new appliances and new faucet fixtures. Every shower door was replaced as well as all faucet fixtures in every head. In the companionway, two new Miele Professional washers and dryers were installed. The Flybridge and Skybridge feature the latest state-of-the-art Simrad electronics package as well as a newly reconfigured sky bridge helm. A new custom-designed Pipe Welders hardtop was installed and all new stainless steel pipework. The AV equipment was updated during this time as well including new TVs.
On the underside of the vessel all of her running gear, struts, and rudders were removed. The struts were realigned and shafts installed using laser alignment. All new rudder bearings and seals were installed as well as new Tides dripless shaft logs and seals. All-new underwater lights were also installed
Each Sea Force IX is custom built and designed to meet each client\'s demands. Bonny Read was designed with a European style meaning the galley is separate from the salon and dining areas. The doors, tables, cabinetry, and paneling throughout the vessel are crafted from quarter-sawn teak derived from a single tree with the grain book-matched.
When you enter the salon through the automated French doors, there’s an oversize U-shaped couch to port facing a cabinet with a large flat-screen TV to starboard. An internal artisan sculpted stainless-steel stairway in the aft starboard corner curves up to the bridge interior. Just behind the staircase is the yachts day head area.
The dining area revolves around a beautiful table and chair set that seats eight with cabinet storage for plates, glassware, silver, linens, and more. Wine and drink coolers are hidden behind book-matched teak cabinet doors. The entire area has recessed lighting and overhead indirect air conditioning to alleviate the need for unsightly vents that create uneven cooling. Moving forward into the companionway on the starboard side is more storage and electrical distribution panels that are located behind the book-matched teak cabinetry.
Just to the left, you enter the newly reappointed galley with all new appliances and a small dining area with two stowable bar seats. Appliances include a floor-to-ceiling new Miele oversize refrigerator/freezer, a new Miele commercial oven, A new Miele (3) burner induction cooktop stove, and a new Miele garbage compactor. All of the storage cabinetry continues the theme of book-matched teak grain and granite countertops line both sides of the galley. The owner’s prized Miele espresso machine is to port as well as a separate curved stairway that leads down to the crew quarter and engine room areas.
The curved companionway of Bonny Read features a custom-built rod storage locker that also houses the framed Letter announcing the conviction and sentencing of Bonny and Read stamped by the Board of Pilots Commissioners, Port of Key West, and dated Nov. 17, 1721. Directly across on the left side is access to the forward brow storage or \"Dog House\" area that houses the ships onboard PC Plex system for movie storage and AV entertainment. Just forward of the storage areas are the two new Miele professional washer and dryer machines and (2) additional storage cabinets. To the left, the companionway terminates to the Master Stateroom featuring a large centerline king-sized berth and en-suite head and shower.
The companionway leading to the bow accesses additional sleeping accommodations. To starboard is a large -stateroom with a queen bed and full head. Opposite that is the “kids’ room,” with triple single beds, two arranged bunk style (over/under), also with a full head. And at the bow end of the corridor is another beautifully designed master suite that includes a raised queen bed with overhead skylight, packed with intricate cabinetry and its own private head. All the heavy entry doors are beautifully executed with opposing teak grains, satin-finished hinges, locks and lever handles, and magnetic bumpers to prevent slamming when the boat is in motion.
The aft full-beam master stateroom features a king-size bed centered and among it are built-in dressers, two cedar-lined armoires, and nightstands capable of holding enough clothing and personal items for a long stay. The entire room is surrounded by the richness of the book-matched grain teak. A 65\" OLED flat-screen TV faces the bed centerline and a modern European-inspired master bath is located on the port side with separate lavatory space.
The port guest stateroom is otherwise known as the \"Kids Room\" features (3) single berths, large cedar-lined hanging closet, and an en-suite head and shower. A Tv is placed on the forward wall for entertainment.
The starboard guest stateroom features an island-style queen double berth centerline with storage below and two adjoining nightstands. To the starboard side is a large cedar-lined hanging closet and access to the en-suite head and shower.
In the bow forward is the guest VIP suite. A raised island queen berth is centerline and two large cedar-lined hanging closets are port and starboard. A separate en-suite head and shower is located on the starboard side.
The crew quarter area is accessed through the engine room or the galley area. On the port side of the crew quarter area is the over-under single berths with ample additional storage outboard and a hanging closet. On the starboard side is the captain\'s quarter with a separate door to isolate from the opposite berth areas. The power management and vessel monitoring displays are mounted overhead and centerline and a separate en-suite head and shower is located between the engine room entrance and the crew quarter area.
Thoughtfully laid out and completely refit the mechanical pump room is outlined in a freshly painted space. To the port side are the (4) new 6 ton chillers and manifold system. Pre-designed for ease of maintenance and service accessibility. To the starboard side is where the new Atlas system and Frequency converters are located as well as house bank batteries. Overhead above the engine room watertight door is the vessel\'s tank monitoring system for fuel and water levels. Just aft and below the entry steps are the livewell system pumps and manifolds as well as Seakeeper pumps. Outboard and to port is the Eskimo E1000 ice maker that dispenses into the port fishbone in the cockpit.
freshwater circulation pumps
Atlas system new 2021
New Frequency converters
Engine room 120/240 electrical distribution panel
Engine room 24VDC distribution panel
(4) house bank batteries 2021
(2) Scot pumps for tuna tubes and livewell
(2) prime time pumps for Seakeeper
Fuel tank manifold switch
Bonny Read Tank monitoring system for fuel and water
Remote command panel for generator and shore power distribution
Digital 24VDC distribution gauges
Digital shore input and generator input gauges
Fire boy HFC 227 fire extinguisher
(2) new Metcalf exhaust risers and mixing rings
(2) LED overhead lights
Eskimo E1000 ice maker
Up one level from the cockpit via an internal spiral staircase or accessed from the aft deck via stainless spiral staircase is the yachts enclosed bridge and bridge aft deck area. Walking into the helm area forward is the newly reconfigured helm electronics panel. A complete new Simrad electronics package with (5) new 24\" Simrad Halo displays lies forward, a new power management and tank monitor system is located overhead and all of the engine controls and mechanical system controls are mounted on the flat surface. Centerline is a newly re-upholstered Stidd Helm chair and to Port and Starboard are newly re-upholstered bench seating areas. Below the helm is access to additional storage as well as an electronics battery bank and Sat Communication controls.
Moving aft is an L-shaped sofa and teak dinette table on a stainless steel stanchion. To starboard is the access to salon and the TV entertainment area. The aft flybridge deck is accessed through a Beers electric door centerline.
On the flybridge, afterdeck is an aft-facing Newly upholstered mezzanine bench seat and full stainless steel railing housing (6) rod holders. To the starboard side is access to the skybridge via stainless steel curved staircase with new teak steps. Finally to port is the access to the cockpit mezzanine area via another Stainless steel curved staircase.
The Skybridge on Bonny Read received a complete and full refit. The old existing hardtop and pipework as well as the old electronics and equipment were removed. The helm area was also completely disassembled and redesigned for a more practical and functional layout. The Hardtop was replaced by a custom-built Pipewelders hardtop featuring (2) new Intellian 7HD sat domes, (2) new radars, (2) new Miya Epoch electric reels, (2) New ACR spotlights and all-new GPS antennas as well as VHF and stereo antennas. In addition to the communications, all new LED lighting was installed and integrated into the hardtop as well as the navigational lights. New seating was built to port and starboard forward of the helm to house fishing equipment and gear. All new PR Canvas sunbrella cushions were custom made for the forward sun lounge seating as well as the two bench seating areas, The helm was lowered and (2) new Simrad 24\" Halo displays were installed and networked into the lower helm electronics. A custom Palm Beach teak helm pod was also installed as well as all new stainless pipework and railings. The captain can experience complete 360-degree visibility and have a full view of the bow and cockpit from the new location. Just In front of the sky bridge helm are (2) large thermostatically controlled freezer boxes for added refrigeration.
Pilot House MFD:
Dual Station Radar:
Cockpit and Crew MFD\'s:
Satellite Weather Receive:
Stereo Equipment - Cockpit and Skybridge:
Dual Outlet Charger:
On the aft mezzanine deck, you will find a well-appointed newly re-upholstered aft bench seating with a large dinette teak table, A highly polished stainless steel railing and rod holders line the aft bench seating. An aft-facing newly re-upholstered mezzanine seat to starboard with dry storage below and flybridge access to port via polished stainless steel curved staircase with new teak steps complete the deck area. Going aft to port and starboard you will gain access to the cockpit with new custom (45) gallon live-wells. Under the aft seating is access to the new stainless steel deep freezer and refrigerated drink box. Centerline is the engine room access.
The cockpit is constructed low and efficient keeping accessibility and functionality in the forefront.
To port and starboard are (45) gallon live-wells mounted in the teak steps. On the transom is a custom-built tuna tube system featuring (7) tuna tubes on a dedicated manifold system. Centerline is a Release trillion fighting chair mounted on an offset stainless stanchion. In-deck port and starboard are two large fish boxes with Eskimo dispensing in port fish box .
Aft in deck is two rudder inspection hatches and centerline bilge access.
Along the gunwales (4) rod holders line the covering boards and just below are port and starboard shore cord receptacles. Along transom is a custom swim platform (removable) and dive ladder accessed through transom door and liftgate.
Along the aft bulkhead in the cockpit, you will find port and starboard tackle centers, engine room access centerline, and a large commercial refrigerated drink box.
A completely new and redesigned engine room was built and laid out to provide the most efficient and effective platform to create ease of maintenance and accessibility as well as functionality. Completely stripped and refit this engine room is built for any occasion whether normal days of fishing locally or traveling to the most remote locations and destinations. Everything was thought of and updated to the finest detail. The generators were relocated and mounted to access all sides while servicing. New Fuel tanks were installed giving a combined total of 2000 gallons in the two wing tanks outboard of each motor. An all-new power management system and fuel manifold were integrated. New water treatment systems were installed and all of the fire suppression system was completely updated and certified.
The Foredeck area is accessed port or starboard from the aft mezzanine deck. Her side decks are lined with freshly varnished teak cap rails and a full stainless steel bow rail encompasses the bow area. In the ground tackle area is a newly installed teak deck and access to the windlass and ground tackle. Centerline is the yachts Novurania tender and davit system. there are multiple cameras to capture the bow and side decks from the Enclosed bridge or skybridge. LED Accent lighting wraps port and starboard side decks.