Motor Sailor "BURMA

R. O. Davis designed Burma in 1950 for maximum comfort at sea.  He combined a wooden hull shaped to achieve a smooth, stable ride with a moderate-sized sailing rig that would assist the engine and dampen the roll of the vessel in rough seas.

 Her deckhouse gives perfect shelter, yet with its big windows provides full visibility.  The below-decks accommodations are un-crowded, with berths for only six passengers, two toilet rooms, a generous galley and full-sized engine room.  Cruising speed under power is 7 - 9 knots.  In a breeze, the sails add another knot or so.

 Ease of handling was another important criteria.  Her first owner, Frank Bissell, sailed Burma by himself some 30,000 miles.

Location: East Coast - Connecticut to Maine

Performance & Specifications
LOA: 57'-6"                                                 Beam: 13'-0"
Draft: 6'-0"                                                   Cruising Speed: 8 kts
Water Capacity: 300 gallons                         Fuel Capacity: 570 gallons
Displacement: 72,000 lbs                              Engine: GM 671 - 180 hp
Rig: Sloop (600 sq. ft.)


Radar: Yes (Raytheon 3kw)
GPS: Yes (Northstar GPS chart plotter)
GPS Plotter: Yes (Nobeltec navigation computer)
Audio Pilot: No
VHF Radio: Yes
Depth Sounder: Yes
110 AC: Yes (3.5 kw generator)
12 volt accessory charging: Yes

Dinghy: 2 (13' peapod rowing dinghy, 10' rowing and sailing dinghy, no engine)
Crew Information
Captain: Michael McMenemy (25 years experience)

Sleeping Berths: 7 (in four seperatable spaces)
Heads: 2 (enclosed)
Hot Water: Yes (propane instant heater)
Shower: 1
Cabin Heat: No
Refrigeration: Yes (refrigerator / freezer)
Stove: Yes (propane 4 burner with oven)
Linens: Yes (sheets & towels provided)
Boarding Ladder: Yes

Burma's Forepeak

Burma's midship cabin

Burma's Layout

Burma's Saloon


Burma's Saloon looking aft

Burma in flat calm seas off the coast of Maine

Burma's saloon to companionway

Burma's head & shower