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Slick, Sleek, and Slikkers-Built

  • By Gregg Nestor
  • Updated: January 5, 2011

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Leon R. Slikkers, a Michigan native who spent much more of his life building powerboats than sailboats, founded S2 Yachts in 1974. The sailboats are recognized for their performance, distinctive styling, and quality craftsmanship, and during its short history, S2 Yachts produced several sailboats that are still admired.

The 8.6 was introduced in 1983 and built until 1987. Naval architect Arthur Edmonds, whose best-known production sailboat is the Allied Princess 36, is credited with the design of the 8.6. He drew it with a somewhat flat sheer, moderate forward and aft overhangs, and a reverse transom. Together, these elements produce a balanced and graceful contemporary appearance.

The hull and deck are hand-laid fiberglass. While the hull is solid, all horizontal deck areas are cored with end-grain balsa. The deck joins the hull on an inward-facing flange to which it’s bonded and through-bolted. Below the water, the 8.6 has a spade rudder and was offered with a deep fin or a shoal-draft keel. Cast-lead ballast is encapsulated within a keel cavity that’s integral with the hull molding.

The accommodations of the 8.6 are fairly conventional. Forward is a V-berth with, just aft of it, a hanging locker and bureau. In the head compartment, a single fiberglass unit forms the sink, vanity, medicine cabinet, toilet base, and sole.

The main saloon features opposing settees and a bulkhead-mounted drop-leaf table. The L-shaped galley has a sink, an icebox, a two-burner alcohol stove, a convenient trash compartment, and a flip-up counter extension. Across from the galley is a generous single quarter berth with sitting headroom.

The S2 8.6 has a high-aspect-ratio masthead sloop rig with a small mainsail and an overlapping headsail. Jibs sheet to short tracks on the side decks, headsails through snatchblocks clipped to the toerail. The mainsheet is attached to the end of the boom and leads to a traveler that spans the transom. All sail controls, including the halyards, reefing lines, outhaul, and cunningham, are led aft through clutches—novel treatment in 1983.

The S2 8.6 is a very comfortable and easily managed coastal cruiser and club racer. It’s relatively stiff, its helm feels balanced, and it tracks well. On most points of sail, it compares favorably with other boats of similar size and type.

The standard 20-horse Yanmar diesel moves the boat well, and access to it for routine maintenance is excellent. The 18-gallon aluminum fuel tank is located just aft of the stuffing box.

A prospective buyer should pay particular attention to a few items. Any balsa-cored deck is a candidate for delamination. On the 8.6, one area of chronic leakage is around the chainplates. In the event of a grounding hard enough to damage the keel’s leading edge, water could enter the space between the fiberglass outer skin and the encapsulated lead ballast.

Despite having been designed more than two decades ago, the S2 8.6’s styling appears quite contemporary. The boats were well built and finished with care, and they tend to hold their value, so expect to pay from $14,000 to $23,000.

Gregg Nestor, a lifelong water rat, is the author of three books about sailboats.

S2 8.6 LOA 28′ 0″ (8.53 m.) LWL 22′ 6″ (6.86 m.) Beam 9′ 6″ (2.90 m.) Draft (deep/shoal) 4′ 6″/3′ 11″ (1.37/1.19 m.) Sail Area (100%) 390 sq. ft. (36.23 sq. m.) Ballast 3,000 lb. (1,361 kg.) Displacement 7,600 lb. (3,447 kg.) Ballast/D .39 D/L 298 SA/D 16.1 Water 37 gal. (140 l.) Fuel 18 gal. (68 l.) Engine 20-hp. Yanmar Designer Arthur Edmonds

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S2 6.8 is a 22 ′ 4 ″ / 6.8 m monohull sailboat designed by Arthur Edmunds and built by S2 Yachts between 1976 and 1979.

Drawing of S2 6.8

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Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

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Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

The S2 6.8 EXCITER model (shown in the photo) was part of a package that included red and orange accent stripes. A cast iron centerboard was also an option. (draft with board up is the same as the standard model. Draft (BD) is 4.5’. Thanks to Ed Ramsey for supplying corrected information on this as well as a number of other S2 models.

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A fast boat targeted at a variety of sailors, the 7.9 makes a good racer, but not a cruiser.

After Leon Slikkers sold Slickcraft, his powerboat company, in the early 1970’s, he built a sailboat factory the way a sailboat factory should be built. The result was S2 yachts and a factory quite in contrast to the normal dingy warehouse with blobbed polyester resin hardened on rough concrete floors.

S2 7.9

Originally known for cruising designs, S2 Yachts opened their second decade in business by entering the high performance field, building first a trailerable racer/cruiser, the S2 7.9. The 7.9 stands for meters, which translates into American as 25′ 11″. The boat stayed in production up until S2 shut down its sailboat operations in 1986.

Designed by the Chicago-based naval architects Scott Graham and Eric Schlageter, the 7.9 was the first in a series of competitive production boats. The series was originally called “Grand Slam,” but the company later dropped the designation. With over 400 built between the boat’s introduction in 1982 and 1986, the 7.9 was relatively successful during a time when few boats in its size range were selling.

The 7.9 was a pricey boat for her size. Equipped with sail handling gear, four sails (main, jib, genoa, and spinnaker), outboard motor, speedo, and compass, her 1985 price was about $27,000. For comparison, a comparably equipped J/24 of the time would run you around $21,000, an Olson 25 about $22,000. Add an inboard engine, a trailer, and miscellaneous gear and you could easily have dropped $36,000 on the 7.9—a hefty tab for a 26′ boat.


The hull and deck of the 7.9 are hand-laid fiberglass, cored with end-grain balsa. S2 bragged about its glasswork, and the company had a high reputation in the industry for both its gelcoat and its hand layup.

Beginning somewhere around hull number 400, S2 switched from conventional polyester resin to a modified epoxy resin—AME 4000. The company claimed the epoxy resin is stronger, lighter, and less subject to blistering.

The hull is fair with no bumps or hard spots evident—probably the result of the company’s practice of installing most of the interior before removing the hull from its mold. The gelcoat appears to be thicker than is usual in production boats—a good

feature since minor scratches and dings can be “rubbed out” without penetrating to the laminate.

For their standard hull-to-deck joint, S2 used an inward turning flange onto which the deck molding is set—a desirable design, especially when bedded in flexible adhesive (such as 3M 5200) and through bolted at close intervals. However on the 7.9, rather than being through bolted, the deck is mechanically fastened to the hull only with screws through the slotted aluminum toerail, a detail that indicates the boat is not intended for heavy-duty offshore work.

The boat came with a one-design package of good quality deck hardware. All hardware is through bolted, with stainless backing plates on the lifeline stanchions but with only washers and nuts on all other hardware. This would seem to be problematic with the balsa core, but we have heard no reports of problems so far.

Although the company offered the boat in a fixed keel version, the vast majority of boats have a lead ballasted daggerboard.

The advantages of a daggerboard are, first, that it retracts to be flush with the bottom of the hull to make the boat trailer launchable, second, that you can float the boat in a mere 13″ of water (though she will have no directional control with the board totally up—you’ll need at least a foot of board showing for control under sail or power), and, third, with the board totally down, the boat has a 5′ deep hydrodynamically efficient keel, a depth that would be extreme on a fixed-keel boat this size.

The disadvantage of the daggerboard will come in a hard grounding. Whereas a centerboard would kick out of the way, the board is likely to bash around a bit in its trunk. A nice detail by S2 is that the bottom opening of the trunk is surrounded by a strong weldment which will mitigate the potential damage to the hull from a grounding. Another potential disadvantage is that, on many boats, the daggerboard trunk messes up the interior, but the designers have done a good job on the 7.9, incorporating the daggerboard into a centerline bulkhead.

Nearly a third of the 1,750 pounds ballast is in the board, with the remaining two-thirds glassed to the interior of the hull. When the board is fully lowered, it fits snugly in a V-Shaped crotch—a good design detail—but when it’s raised out of the V using the three-part tackle and winch, it will bang about loosely in the daggerboard trunk. There is no way to pin the board down—an obvious potential problem in severe conditions.

The boat, however, has passed the MORC self-righting test with the daggerboard in the fully raised position. In the test, the mast-head is hove down to the water, the bagged mainsail and genoa are tied to the masthead, and the whole shebang released. This is not a test of ultimate stability, since other boats which passed the test have turtled and sunk, but it is reassuring. However, the design is clearly dependent mostly on its beamy hull form for righting and not on its ballast—another indication the boat is intended for close-to-shore sailing.

The transom-hung rudder—pivoted for trailering—is of foam-cored fiberglass (the foam gives it neutral bouyancy in water). We like the idea of a transomhung rudder: it’s accessible for inspection and service, it lessens the potential damage to the hull that can occur when a rudder smashes into something, and it gets the rudder farther away from the keel to give the tiller a more responsive feel.

The fractional rig—with mast and boom made by Offshore Spars—is dinghy-like, having swept-back spreaders which make the upper shrouds function as backstays. The actual backstay does virtually nothing to support the rig; instead, its primary function is to bend the mast to control mainsail performance. Although the mast is easily bendable, it’s a surprisingly heavy section for a modern racing rig—it’s also untapered. Everything is internal in the mast and boom, with all lines eventually coming back to the cockpit in typical modern racing style.

Upper and lower shrouds attach to inboard chainplates. The starboard chainplate is attached to a well bonded plywood bulkhead, but the port chainplate is longer, attached to the fiberglass structure which forms the front edge of the galley. Since there is a 2′ “free span” of unsupported chainplate between the galley and deck, the chainplate in the highly-loaded rig works a lot, and one of the most common owner complaints about the boat is the leaking port chainplate that results.

A fiberglass floorpan makes up the berths, floor, and galley area. Instead of a ceiling, S2 uses carpeting for interior covering of the hull. One good detail about the carpeting is that Velcro will stick to it—you can hang anything anywhere—but we have to wonder how the carpet will stand up to salt accumulation. There is virtually no bilge, so water inside will turn everything soggy.

Generally, the boat is well constructed, with good detail work and hardware. While we believe that every “racer-cruiser” should be designed and built to handle extreme conditions offshore, the hull shape, the daggerboard design, and the hull-to-deck joint show us that S2 did not intend for this boat to be involved in those extremes.

Handling Under Power

The standard 7.9 is be outboard powered. The option was a BMW 7.5 hp one-lung diesel with the shockingly high price tag of $5400 new. When BMW got out of the marine business, S2 offered the boat with the 7.5 hp Yanmar.

The little diesel handles the boat well, though owners report that it will not punch through a heavy headsea. This is probably more the result of the folding Martec prop which comes as part of the inboard package rather than any lack of power in the engine.

The inboard installation is well done. The ply-wood stringers glassed to the hull support vibration-damping mounts for the engine. Standard installation includes a stainless steel eight gallon fuel tank, properly grounded, a heavy duty Purolator filter/water-separator, a waterlift muffler, and single-lever shift/throttle controls.

Both the fuel shut off and the fuel filter are difficult to get to—through an inspection port in the port quarterberth—but access to the engine is otherwise good, with hinged companionway steps opening out of the way so dipstick, decompression switch, engine controls, water pump are easy to get at. For more serious work on the engine, the quarterberth panels are removable for virtually total access. One good feature of the BMW is that it is the one engine we’ve ever seen that is actually easy to start by hand cranking. It made S2’s one-battery installation workable. With the Yanmar, owners may want to look for a place to stow a second battery; offhand, there’s no obviously good location.

As you might expect on a 4400 pound boat, the outboard is minimally adequate except for backing up and except in any wind or sea conditions. We would normally recommend the inboard for the 7.9, but there is a problem—the underwater drag of the shaft, strut, and propeller—an important consideration for the racer.

Our conclusion is that the serious racer should probably look for the outboard model and just suffer the poor performance under power. If you will be primarily daysailing, weekending, and cruising, we recommend the inboard.

If you’re planning a combination of racing and cruising, you’ll just have to make a judgment which aspect you want to emphasize.

Handling Under Sail

The 7.9 is a proven performer under sail, being not only a fast boat for her size but also competitive in handicap racing under MORC and PHRF. Her PHRF rating of 168 says that she’s about the same speed as the J/24, Merit 25, and similar current racing boats, and about the same speed as such older racer-cruisers as the Pearson 30, Cal 34, Catalina 30 tall rig, or Irwin 30.

With her narrow entry forward, a big fat rear end, and a fractional rig with most of the power in the mainsail, she will be better behaved than her high-performance cousins designed to the IOR rule. Owners report that her one bad habit is to wipe out in heavy puffs when beating.

Her dinghy-shaped hull means she’ll have to be sailed flat for best performance, which in turn means lots of lard on the rail when the wind pipes up. Five people, the heavier the better, is de rigueur for heavy air racing.

For daysailing and cruising, she’s got plenty of reefable sail area, and she should perform well with the four standard class sails: main, 155% genoa, 105% jib, and spinnaker.

Peak performance will take lots of tweaking and fiddling with the rig. This will be no problem for the high-performance dinghy sailor graduating to a cruising boat, but it will take a lot of learning about mastbend and sail shape for the newcomer. Nonetheless, even when not tuned to perfection, she should perform well enough to be a pleasant daysailer for the weekend hacker.

Deck Layout

The 7.9’s inboard shrouds, wide decks, and big cockpit will make for pleasant moving about on deck. The nonskid is good—among the best we’ve seen in a production boat. It will remove skin from bare knuckles.

The boat will be sailed from the cockpit, and she’s well laid out for sail handling. The primary winches are, if anything, oversize—a true rarity these days—and the secondary winches on the cabin top are adequate for halyard and spinnaker work. (Note, though, that the lead daggerboard is raised and lowered using the starboard secondary winch. One of our readers reports blowing up the winch; another says, “The #16 winch is inadequate for a woman or small man to handle the board.”)

Like the J/24 and other performance boats, the helmsman and crew will sit on the deck rather than in the cockpit when racing. However, unlike the J/24, the 7.9 does have a true cockpit, and it’s comfortable. The seat bottoms are slightly concave, the seat backs are nearly a foot high and contoured to support the small of the back, and seat-to-sole distance gives comfortable leg room. The mainsheet traveler is smack in the middle of the cockpit and will prove a shin ravager until you get used to it. But, the cockpit will comfortably daysail six and drink eight at dockside and is definitely a strong point for the boat.

There are two substantial cockpit lockers for stowage. Several owners report that the lockers leak—a nuisance in what appears to be an otherwise dry boat.

As one owner puts it, “The interior does the best it can.” With about 5′ 4″ headroom, the cabin will require stooping for most people. Still, we admire S2’s restraint—they could have easily added 6″ to the doghouse to get “standing” headroom. And to get a boat that would be as ugly as some of their early cruising models.

S2 was not suckered by the how-many-does-shesleep syndrome for this model. Both quarterberths are long and wide, and the forward V-berth is truly sleepable with the boat dockside or at anchor. The only drawback to the arrangements is that the space between berth and side decks is so short that sitting upright will be uncomfortable for anyone over 6′.

The galley (or, more accurately, the galley area) is absolutely minimal, with a shallow sink and small icebox. There’s a tiny counter area—either for counterspace or for a one-burner alcohol stove—but anyone wanting to weekend or cruise with more than PB&J’s will have to revamp the galley.

The daggerboard trunk is well disguised, forming one wall of the head. The head itself is cramped, to say the least—you can sit on the Porta Potti, but your knees will stick out through the privacy curtain. Still, the head location is preferable to the all-too common position under the V-berth.

Ventilation below is nonexistent. Opening ports were available as options. A small quarterberth opening port or a forepeak vent would be desirable. Compared to a larger boat’s “yacht” finish or even to a 25′ cruising boat, the 7.9’s interior will seem plain and functional.

On the other hand, it’s luxurious compared to a J/24, J/27, Merit 25, or Evelyn 26. The boat can be weekended in comfort. If you can stand camping out, the boat can even be cruised.


With a 9′ beam, the 7.9 is not legally trailerable in any state without special wide-load permits. Yet most of the boats have been sold with trailers, and the company boasts of its trailerability and easy launchability. How is this possible?

The consensus is that, with the daggerboard retracted, the boat sits so low on the trailer that it doesn’t look that wide. A keelboat on a trailer—a Merit 25, for example—looks much bigger and a bored cop is more likely to stop and measure a keelboat than a 7.9. At any rate, 7.9s are trailered, and we know of none ever being ticketed or, for that matter, even questioned.


S2 did a good job of aiming the boat at a variety of sailors: racers, daysailors, and weekenders.

For racers interested in a one-design boat, the class is not strong outside the Great Lakes. But for the sailor into handicap racing, the boat seems a good possibility. It’s definitely competitive in MORC and PHRF fleets. And unlike other high-performance boats its size—the Olson 25, J/24, Merit 25, Evelyn 26, or Capri 25—the 7.9 is a boat you could stand sleeping aboard or taking on a rainy overnight race.

For the sailor primarily interested in daysailing and weekending, the 7.9 will also be worth serious consideration. She is definitely on the pricey side for 26′ boats, but her quality construction and equipment are what you get for the extra money. She may be a little on the high-performance side for the real novice, but her four-sail class package should be fairly easy to handle even for the newcomer.

We really could not recommend her as a cruiser. Well, maybe as a pocket cruiser. S2 clearly didn’t intend her for cruising or offshore sailing; still, she’s well made, a fast boat, and maybe if our seamanship were good enough…but no, if it’s a fast cruiser we’d like at 25′ to 26′, we’ll keep looking.


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The hull was painted in 2020 and is serviceable, the deck is firm and the surface is shiny. The wooden brightwork needs a seasonal surfacing. There is no evidence of water infiltration around portholes or through bolts. The Engine was replaced with a rebuilt Kubota M12 in August 2018. The sails are reported to be in working order and the general condition of the vessel is better than average. The interior is in very good condition. Stock #290853 Sail Tomorrow! Made for comfort and Style, this 1984 28' O'day sailboat is Ready Today to set sail O'Day sailboats are well made, great for sailing and light on brightwork maintenance requirements, and this 1984 28 is no exception. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt this 28-foot sailboat is made for roominess and style. Its layout is classically symmetrical. The cabin can hold six people comfortably. The cockpit can easily hold that many or more. The O'day 28's forgiving nature and easy stability make this boat for sailors new to boat ownership or the more experienced, an easy choice. The cockpit has cushions, in serviceable condition, on the back and both sides with cup holders by the wheel. and GPS and compass at the helm. Powered by a Kubota M12 diesel engine with 10 HP will get you anywhere a breeze cannot take you. The galley has a sink, a microwave, a two-burner alcohol stove. butcher block countertops, and a large ice bucket area under counter. There is plenty of storage above the counter. The dining area has U-shaped benches that convert to a bed and a large settee across from the dining table. The O'Day has an aft sleeping area that also has an access door to the engine compartment. A more open second engine access area is easily accessible underneath stairs. The fore V-berth has ample sleeping space for two with padded walls and storage underneath and a wardrobe closet and drawers across from head and has a door for privacy. The head is starboard side midships and has toilet, sink, and shower with a door for privacy. Plenty of storage throughout with cubby holes and storage cabinets. The sale includes a 10' 2" dinghy with gas powered outboard, a deck box, a cradle and manuals for boat and engine. A 100% jib, mainsail, rigging, and a 25 lb CQR plow anchor are included. Let the wind take you where you want to go. Reason for selling is unable to manage.

1982 S2 8.5A 28 foot Sailboat with Inboard Yanmar Diesel - In Racine Wisconsin

1982 S2 8.5A 28 foot Sailboat with Inboard Yanmar Diesel - In Racine Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin

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Length 28.0

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**** PLEASE NOTE: Because of the relatively low BUY IT NOW price, payment will be due within 24 hours via paypal. I will send you a paypal invoice after a successful "BUY IT NOW" or an accepted offer. Please only buy or offer if you have positive feedback. Your buy it now or offer constitutes a binding agreement to purchase so please ask questions BEFORE clicking "BUY IT NOW" or making an offer. After receiving your payment I will overnight you the title or meet you in person depending on timing and my availability.**** Very Nice S2 8.5A (28ft) for sale in Racine Wisconsin. I'm expecting a second child soon and really don't want to sell this excellent great lakes cruiser. Clean and clear Wisconsin title.Tiller steering. (always my preference)Inboard Yanmar diesel is extremely clean and fuel efficient. Recent full Yanmar service checkout since boat was last launched.Furling headsail in good shape. Newer mainsail in excellent shape.New Raymarine autopilot professionally installed. Shore power and long power cable. Halyards in good shape.New marine head and holding tank (never used). Chainplates recently professionally rebedded by boatyard. Interior in excellent shape.Solid fiberglass hull. All tabbed in joinery in excellent shape. Cored deck with NO soft spots. Very large cockpit.Includes steel cradle as well. I looked at everything in this size and price range in the lower half of lake Michigan for two years and this is the nicest boat I could find by leaps and bounds. Solid turnkey value. Launch is all ready paid for with the boat yard. You can be in the water tomorrow. No better deal can be found on solid and ready to sail Great Lakes cruiser with a clean inboard diesel - it is just time for me to move it along. Currently out of the water at Racine Riverside Marina in Racine, WI. Summer storage is paid through the end of this month and a launch is included in the purchase. If you chose not to launch until next season the storage rates at the Marina for winter are extremely reasonable and the pre-paid launch will still be yours come next summer. Here is a Review from "Practical Sailor" S2 8.5 MeterThe 8.5 is good for cruising the coasts in comfort and style--as long as you like the modern look.When Leon Slikkers founded S2 Yachts in 1973, much of the attention to detail that had previously characterized Slickcraft powerboats—Slikkers’ earlier boatbuilding venture— traveled with him to the new boatbuilding company. In the 13 years S2 sailboats were in production (S2 still makes powerboats), the company produced a variety of modern cruising designs from the board of Arthur Edmunds, all characterized by longish fin keels, freestanding spade rudders, straight sheerlines, and a staggering variety of draft options and cockpit locations. In the early ’80s, S2 reached more for the performance market with the Grand Slam series of small boats, and the 10.3 “offshore racer-cruiser.” These higher performance boats were designed by Scott Graham and Eric Schlageter, well known for their MORC and smaller IOR designs.The S2 8.5 is a 28-footer cast in the company’s traditional mold. Her hull dimensions, sail area, displacement, and general design characteristics put her square in the middle of the modern 28-footers such as the Tanzer 8.5, Newport 28, O’Day 28, and the Pearson 28.The boat’s styling is conventionally modern. She has a fairly straight sheer, fairly high freeboard, and low, raked cabin trunk with dark tinted flush ports. Production of the 8.5 ran from 1981 to 1983. The boat was replaced by the similar S2 8.6, which continued until S2 stopped making sailboats in 1986.ConstructionThe hull of the S2 8.5 is a solid hand layup. Glasswork is excellent, and is noted by owners as one of the main considerations in buying the boat. Gelcoat quality is excellent.Slight roving printthrough is evident, but it is not objectionable. Minor hard spots are visible in the topsides, probably caused by the attachment of interior furniture and bulkheads.The deck molding is cored with end grain balsa, giving a solid feel underfoot as well as providing reasonable insulating properties.S2’s hull-to-deck joint is the basic type that we would like to see adopted throughout the industry. The hull molding has an inward-turning flange, onto which the deck molding is dropped. The joint is bedded in flexible sealant, and through bolted on six inch intervals by bolts passing through the full length slotted aluminum toerail. The joint is also through bolted across the stem.All deck hardware is properly through bolted, although pulpits, cleats, and winches merely use nuts and washers on the underside of the deck, rather than the aluminum or stainless steel backing plates we prefer.Another feature of the hull-to-deck joint is a heavy, semi-rigid vinyl rubrail at the sheerline, quite aptly termed a “crash rubrail” by S2. This will go a long way toward absorbing the shock of the inevitable encounters with docks and the other hard objects that seem to be attracted to the topsides of the typical sailboat. Although this rail is black when the boat is new, it had dulled to a chalky gray on older S2’s we examined.The builder advertises “bronze seacocks on all through hull fittings.” These are not traditional tapered plug seacocks, but are ball valves mounted directly to through hull fittings. A proper seacock—whether it uses a ball valve or a tapered plug—has a heavy flange to allow through bolting to the hull. This is an important safety feature. Should a valve seize, it may become necessary to apply a great deal of leverage to the handle in order to open or close the valve. The deeply threaded through hull stem can easily break under these conditions, and more than one boat has been lost in this manner.We also suggest that seacocks be installed on the cockpit drain scuppers and the bilge pump outlet, both of which may be under water while the boat is sailing. Light air performance would benefit by the fairing in of the through hull fittings, particularly the head intake and discharge, both of which are far enough forward to have a significant effect on water flow past the hull.Ballast is a 3,000 pound lead casting, epoxied inside a hollow keel shell. We prefer an external lead casting bolted to the hull for its shock-absorbing qualities and ease of repair. This preference was reinforced recently when we examined an old Bristol 27 just sold by a friend. The surveyor noticed dampness near the bottom of the leading edge of the keel, which showed slight external damage. Probing the loose putty revealed some abrasion of the glass keel molding. In order to sell the boat, it was necessary to grind away a large portion of the glass at the front of the keel, dry out the ballast, and reglass the lead—a job that took several days of work and cost our friend a fair chunk of money.Much of the boat’s interior structure is plywood, glassed to the hull. Fillet bonding is neat and workmanlike with no rough edges to be found.Chainplates are conventional stainless steel flat bar, bolted to bulkheads and plywood gussets in the main cabin. These are properly backed with stainless steel pads. Due to the fact that the hull is lined throughout with a carpet-like synthetic material, it is not possible to examine the bonding of the chainplate knees to the hull. The stemhead fitting is a stainless steel weldment, through bolted to the deck and hull and reinforced inside the hull with a stainless steel gusset to prevent deflection of the deck from the pull aft of the headstay. We’d like to see a metal backup pad behind this fitting rather than the washers which are used.General construction is thoughtful and well executed, with excellent glasswork, a strong and simple hull-to-deck joint, and reasonably installed hardware and fittings.Handling Under PowerAlthough some early models of the 8.5 used a seven horsepower BMW diesel, the 1982 version employs an eight horsepower Yanmar. These small Yanmars are quite impressive, light in weight and far smoother than the company’s older rockcrushers.Because of the high freeboard and considerable windage of the 8.5, the standard engine is the absolute minimum power plant for the boat. Recognizing this fact, the company offered a 15 horsepower, two-cylinder Yanmar as an option. For another 75 pounds and $1,150, we would want this option on the boat if the ability to get places under power is a real consideration.The extra fuel consumption of the larger engine will scarcely be noticed. The 18 gallon aluminum fuel tank will probably give a range under power of over 250 miles—more than adequate for a 28 foot cruising boat.The fuel tank is located under the cockpit and is securely mounted and properly grounded. There is an easily reached fuel shut off between the engine and tank. Unfortunately, the fuel fill is located in the cockpit sole. Spilled diesel oil turns even the best fiberglass nonskid into an ice skating rink. Fuel fills should be located on deck, where spills can be efficiently washed away.Engine access is via a large removable panel on the inboard face of the quarterberth. This panel lacks any kind of handhold to make it easily removable, which will discourage regular checking of the engine oil. The top companionway step also removes for access, but it’s a long reach to the dipstick.There is no oil pan under the engine. It will be necessary to be very careful when changing oil to keep the bilge clean. We have yet to see anyone change oil and filters on a boat engine without spilling something.With the quarterberth panel removed, access for routine service is excellent. The quarterberth has remarkable headroom over, so that the mechanic will not feel like a trapped spelunker after a half hour of work. Engine removal will require some joinerwork disassembly.Handling Under SailThe S2 8.5 is no slug under sail. Her PHRF rating of 174 to 180 compares very favorably to other boats of her size and type. The Sabre 28, for example, has a rating of 198. The Pearson 28 about 195, and the O’Day 28 about 198.Part of this is no doubt due to the fact that the standard sails on the boat come from the North loft. While North’s OEM sails may not be the vertical cut Mylar-Kevlar wonders that adorn custom boats, they’re a lot better than most.S2 now uses Hall spars. The simple masthead rig is extremely clean, with airfoil spreaders and internal tangs. The boom features an internal outhaul and provision for two internally-led reefing lines, with cam cleats at the forward end of the boom.The deck-stepped mast is mounted in a stainless steel deck plate incorporating plenty of holes for the attachment of blocks. Halyards and Cunningham lead aft along the cabin house top to a pair of Lewmar #8 winches. Lewmar #16s are optional, but hardly necessary.The main is controlled by a six-part Harken rig mounted on the end of the boom, and a Kenyon traveler mounted on the aft cockpit coaming. This will work fine with the tiller-steered version of the boat. With wheel steering, the mainsheet is likely to be a nuisance to the helmsman.Because of the end-of-boom sheeting, a boom vang will be essential for full mainsail control. Ironically, the boat’s drawings show almost mid-boom sheeting, with the traveler mounted on the bridgedeck at the forward end of the cockpit. This is probably a better arrangement, although it heavily loads the center of the boom and requires more sheeting force.Owners of 8.5s have little but praise for the interior of the boat. The cabin has a wide feeling, created by pushing everything outboard. The “chart area” on the plan is a myth, as far as we can tell.Despite the fact that the shrouds are set well in from the rail, the boat lacks inboard headsail tracks. Rather, you are limited to snatch blocks shackled to the toerail track. A six-foot piece of track set inboard of the rail would be a useful addition.Standard headsail sheet winches are two-speed Lewmar #30s. Options include both larger winches and self-tailers, both of which are worth considering for either racing or cruising. The cockpit coamings are wide enough for mounting larger primaries and secondaries.The high-quality rig and sails add to the price of the S2, but they are additions well worth the cost.Deck LayoutThe deck layout of the 8.5 is clean and functional, with no toe stubbers to catch you unawares. There are two foredeck mooring cleats, but no bow chocks. The necessity to lead an anchor line well off the boat’s centerline, coupled with high freeboard forward, is likely to result in a boat which sails around on her anchor or mooring. The 8.5 has a pair of wide stainless steel chafing strips at the bow which will greatly protect the deck from the chafe of the anchor line.The 8.5’s foredeck anchor well is one of the best we’ve seen. It is shallow—just deep enough to hold an anchor and adequate rode. There are double scuppers, which offer less likelihood of clogging. The lid is held on by a full-length piano hinge, and there is a positive latch.The shallow locker well above the waterline means that water is less likely to enter through the scuppers, which can be a real problem with a deep anchor well. When the bow pitches into waves, a deep anchor well can fill with water, and if the scuppers clog with debris, you can find yourself sailing around with several hundred pounds of extra weight in the worst possible position. There is no provision for securing the bitter end of the anchor rode, but a big galvanized eyebolt installed in the well by the owner will solve that one.The running lights leave something to be desired. Their location at deck level just aft of the stem makes them vulnerable to damage when handling ground tackle. We much prefer an international style bicolor mounted on the pulpit, another two feet off the water: easier to see, and out of the way. Wiring for the running lights is exposed in the anchor well, and should be secured out of the way.A recessed teak handrail runs the full length of the cabin trunk, serving the dual function of heavy weather handhold and cabin trim piece. Its shape makes it far easier to oil or varnish than the conventional round handrail, although the wide, flat section seems somewhat awkward after years of grabbing round rails.The 8.5’s cockpit is the maximum size we’d want to see on a boat of this size. The T-shape is designed to accommodate the optional wheel steerer, yielding a somewhat odd layout for the tiller-steered version. A bench seat spans the aft end of the cockpit. Although this makes good seating in port, we doubt that you’d want anyone sitting there under sail: too much weight in the end of the boat. It does make a natural helmsman’s seat for wheel steering.The engine controls and instrument panel are also located at the aft end of the cockpit, and are basically inaccessible to the helmsman of a tiller-steered version.There are two lifting lids in the aft cockpit bench, giving access to a cavernous space under the cockpit. To be useful, dacron bags should be fitted to the inside of these lockers. Then, they’ll be handy stowage for spare sheets and blocks.There are comfortable contoured seats along each side of the cockpit, with a huge locker under the port seat. Although plywood pen boards somewhat separate this locker from the engine space under the cockpit, it would be far too easy for deeply piled junk to get knocked over the board and into the engine. This locker should be partitioned into smaller spaces unless it is to be used exclusively as a sail locker.The battery boxes, fitted at the forward end of the locker, could benefit from plywood or fiberglass lids to keep battery acid off gear which might find its way onto the batteries. The box is designed to take two batteries—one battery is standard—stored in plastic containers. A single lid covering the whole box would be more efficient.The huge cockpit will accommodate up to six for sailing, and eight for in-port partying. The cockpit seat bottoms are contoured, and the cockpit coamings slope outboard for more comfortable seating. However, the seats are both too narrow and too short for sleeping.The forward end of the cockpit is protected by a narrow bridgedeck. However, the cockpit coatings extend a full foot above the level of the bridgedeck, To block the companionway to the level of the top of the coamings will require leaving two of the three drop boards in place when sailing.Although there is moderate taper to the sides of the companionway, making it easier to remove the drop boards, it is still necessary to lift each board about five inches before it can be removed. This is far safer than many tapered companionways, where boards practically fall out if you look at them wrong. The companionway slide is one of the best we’ve seen. It’s a contoured piece of acrylic fitted with a convenient grabrail. It slides easily in extruded aluminum channels, and is fitted with a fiberglass storm hood. As on many boats, the aft cabin bulkhead slopes forward, rendering it impossible to leave the drop boards out for ventilation when it rains.BelowdecksOwners consistently praise the interior design and finishing of S2 sailboats. From looking at the 8.5, it’s pretty easy to see why.There are no exposed interior fiberglass surfaces except the head floor pan molding. The hull and cabin overhead are lined with a carpet-like synthetic fabric. While this will undoubtedly cut down on condensation, we at first wondered how this fabric would hold up over time. Inevitably, the hull liner and even the overhead will get wet. In freshwater areas, this is no problem. The water will eventually evaporate. In salt water, however, wet fabric never seems to dry. Salt draws moisture like a magnet draws steel. Since first seeing this boat, however, we’ve had good experiences with the fabric. Be sure, however, to get a good wet-or-dry vacuum to keep it clean.Interior layout is fairly conventional, with Vberths forward, and immediately aft, a full width head. The head can be closed off from both the forward cabin and the main cabin with solid doors—a real luxury in a boat this size. There is a large hanging locker in the head, and reasonable storage space for toilet articles.The word for the main cabin is “wide,” with the settees pushed as far outboard as they can go. Décor is a little heavy on the teak for our taste, but it is one of the better coordinated interiors we have seen. S2 had a good interior decorator.A fold-down dining table seats four. When folded against the bulkhead, it is held in place by a single latch, which makes us nervous.Neither settee is full length. The foot of the port settee runs under the galley counter, making it long enough for sleeping, although your feet may feel a little claustrophobic in the tiny footwell.The starboard settee is an unusual configuration. The aftermost 12" of the settee folds up to form an arm rest, leaving a gap between the end of the settee and the head of the quarterberth.Inexplicably, this gap is referred to on the accommodation plan as a “charting area,” although there is neither a standard nor an optional chart table. It’s sort of like the designer ran out of energy before completing the interior design.Over the non-existent “charting area” is the best electrical panel we’ve seen on a 28 foot boat. The panel has a locking battery switch, battery test meter, and a panel with room for 14 circuit breakers, although only half are installed on the standard boat.The space is welcome, since with the proliferation of marine electronics most electrical panels are woefully inadequate.Most quarterberths tend to induce claustrophobia. That of the 8.5 is more likely to exacerbate any tendencies you might have to agoraphobia. At last, a quarterberth which will not give you a concussion when you sit bolt upright in the middle of the night after your neighbor drags down on you in a wind shift.The standard main cabin sole is carpet-covered fiberglass. For an additional $325, teak and holly was available for the traditionalist. We’d want it. Unfortunately there is no access to the bilge in the main cabin. None. This is inexcusable, and could be dangerous. A few hours with a saber saw should solve this rather basic problem.The galley is workable and accessible, with no awkward posturing required to do the dishes. The sink gets an A+. It is a full nine inches deep, is large enough to take a frying pan, and mounted close to the centerline.In contrast, the icebox gets a C-. It is larger than normal on a boat of this size, but it drains to the bilge, has a poorly insulated top, and a tiny, uninsulated hatch without a trace of a gasket. Boo.Because of limited counter space, the two burner Kenyon alcohol stove is mounted athwartships, rather than fore and aft. This means that the stove cannot be gimballed, and that it is necessary to reach across the inboard burner to reach the outboard one. Given the fact that countertop gimballed stoves are usually dangerous, the lack of gimballing doesn’t bother us much. What does bother us is that if you want to upgrade the stove to something more functional, the limited space allocated will stretch your ingenuity.A fold down table at the end of the galley counter gives additional counter space, but it must be left up in order to use the port settee for sleeping.Roominess, excellent execution, and good color coordination are trademarks of the interiors of all S2s, and the 8.5 fits well into this enviable tradition.ConclusionsThe S2 8.5 is a good boat for cruising the Great Lakes or any coast in comfort and a certain amount of style. Her appearance may be a little modern for traditionalists, with her straight sheer and European-style cabin windows.Pricey? Yes, but when you look at the things that go into the boat—the rig, good sails, and a comfortable, well finished interior—the price may seem a bit less painful. You still pay for what you get.

1987 Hunter 28.5 sailboat, SE Michigan

1987 Hunter 28.5 sailboat, SE Michigan

Harrison, Michigan

For sale. 1987 Hunter 28.5 sailboat. It is in very good condition and very well equipped. Yanmar 2GM20 diesel that runs great. I took the boat from Lake St Clair to Cedar Point and back this summer. Asking $11,000 or best offer. Willing to consider trades for a 24-27 foot racer. Boat has the following:Self tailing winches, primaryNon self tailing winches cabin topRoller furling genoa with Harken roller furlingAssymetrical spinnakertelescoping whisker poleAutopilotLowrance Elite 5 GPS/Chartplotter/depth(fish finder) including all charts for the US and Canada.VHF radio with remote mic and speaker in the cockpitMostly new lines within the last 2 yearsAll interior cushions in good conditionDodgerhead and holding tankpressure water and hot water heateralcohol stovestorage cradle2 anchorsplenty of fenders and docklineslife jacketsthe well for the remainder of the year and winter storage are paid for, for the boat.

1982 Dufour 31 Sailboat

1982 Dufour 31 Sailboat

Oyster Bay, New York

1982 Dufour 31 Sailboat Original owner. Great sailing boat w comfortable living accommodations, powerful, easy to steer (wheel steering) and fast. Single handed sailing. 1.65 tons of ballast and 52 square meters of sail area equates to a formula that is both powerful and easy to manuever. Vessel is in the water, commissioned and ready to sail. Includes mooring in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York for balance of the season. Includes an 8' Avon dinghy w Yahmaha 8 hp engine. Vessel is equipped w hot and cold water system, hand held shower, Adler-Barbour cold machine, 3 burner cooker w oven fitted on gimbals, ss sink w foot pump, locker under cooker and dish rack. There is a head w hand flush and holding tank. L-shaped set converts into a double berth. Navigation station. Full safety package. She sleeps five comfortably. Sails: Main, Genoa, Jib and Storm sail. Sail cover, dodger and bimini. Made to order canvas that covers entire cockpit. Ray Marine wind indicator, speedometer, w depth finders at nav station, and autohelm and auto pilot. Ray Marine Radar installed on mast and Ray Marine GPS, VHF radio, AM/FM w speakers in cbain and cockpit. Batteries #3 - solar power charger. LOA: 31. Beam: 10 Draft: 5.10 Engine: Volt 28 hp diesel, repowered 1989 Fuel: 13 gallons Bridge Clearance: 45' Displacement: 9,600 Ballast: 3,696 Designer: Michael Dufour Rig Type: Mastehead Sloop Headroom: Main Cabin 6.2, Head and Galley 6.0 Vessel is in very good condition as evidenced by the photos. Photos: www.sellyourboatnow.shutterfly.com Contact: Steve/Patty (631)896-6212



Long Beach, California



Category Daysailer Sailboats

Length 27.0

1983 Newport 27’ – Capital Yachts2 cylinder Universal diesel engine (engine was rebuilt in 2012)Auto bilge pumpHull cleaning & inspected once a monthDanforth anchor Holds 28 gallon of diesel (half gallon per hour)Holds 25 gallon of waterNew alternator in April 2013New battery 2014Changed oil & transmission fluid May 2015Furuno GPS systemSailed from Mission Bay in San Diego, to Catalina, then final destination Long Beach Marina Spring of 2013Sailed to and from Catalina again in March 2014 *** Boat has been in really good hands & very well taking care of*** Inside: Six foot of head roomTeak interior Two couchesSleeps five Mini refrigerator Dining TableGimbaled stove (propane)Pressurized working sink with regular faucet & an optional foot pumpWorking head (powered flush, macerator)New HD TVDVD playerAM/FM Radio with CD player, & Auxillary cable to connect with other devicesShip to shore radioFire extinguisher, flare Gun with flaresPlenty of storage room Outside: Dodger Roller furling Steering wheel with a tiller optionbbq grill Swim ladder Outboard motor mount 4 fishing rod holders 2 padded seat cushions 8 life jackets PREFER PAYMENTS TO BE MADE IN PERSONEMAIL [email protected]


1985 Tartan MKII 34, sailboat / Located In Stamford CT

Stamford, Connecticut

Make Tartan

Boat Name Rose Clair Cell #1 917-582-3435 Cell #2 917-363-0541 Rose Clair is a well maintained example of this classic Sparkman and Stevens designed Tartan 34 MKII This Tartan 34 has been primarily used for cruising around the Long Island Sound. In addition the Tartan 34 MKII model has won many distance races including the rugged Mackinac race and has also won high point in her class. The 34MKII is truly a high performance cruiser. If you are looking a great Racer Cruiser then be sure to take a look at this beautiful sloop. This Boat is Located in Stamford and is currently in the water / winter storage. She is covered and is available for viewing now. Storage is paid in full till 04/01/2017 Recent Upgrades Canvas and frame all new 2015 Sunbrella Canvas Mainsail Cover Dodger with side rails Bimini Dimensions LOA: 34 ft 4 in LWL: 28 ft 8 in Minimum Draft: 4 ft 5 in Displacement: 11000 lbs Engines Total Power: 24 HP Total Hours 800 Engine 1: Engine Brand: Universal Engine Model: 25M Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Drive Type: Direct Drive Transmission: Hurth (new 2015) Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (57 Gallons) Fuel Tanks: 1 (23 Gallons) Holding Tanks: 1 (24 Gallons) Accommodations: The Tartan 34 MKII has accommodations for 6 people: Private forward cabin with "V" berth Enclosed head to starboard, with vanity, sink and Shower Hanging locker and drawers opposite Main salon amidships has settee to starboard which converts to double berth Single settee to port with plenty of storage Hinged bulkhead-mounted teak table w/bookcase behind Galley to starboard Nav station to port, with lift-top chart table Double quarter berth aft with storage Galley Single Stainless Steel Sink storage under Foot pump fro sea water and hot/cold water faucet Force 10 Burner Nat Gas. stove w/oven Hot Water heater (new 2015) and hot/cold pressure water system Top loading ice box Plenty of storage above & outboard in locker & drawers Sails and Rigging Full Batten main 130 Genoa on Harken furler Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock Spars and Rigging Coated Aluminum mast with two spreaders Coated Aluminum Boom Forespar Boom Vang Head Enclosed head (bifold doors) Single stainless sink with Hot/cold water faucet/shower. Holding Tank with Deck Pump-Out Mechanical and Systems Cockpit Wheel steering with Simrad autopilot and remote. Electric & manual bilge pumps Electronics and Navigation Gear Speed/Depth transducers VHF Radio with DSC and GPS Recent Upgrades Canvas and frame all new 2015 Sunbrella Canvas Mainsail Cover Dodger with side rails Bimini

Rhodes Bantam #1381 Sailboat, 14.5 ft. Mahogany. Restored 2008

Rhodes Bantam #1381 Sailboat, 14.5 ft. Mahogany. Restored 2008

Island, Kentucky

Length 14.5

Rhodes Bantam 14-foot of Honduran mahogany and African sapele plywood. A classic racing dinghy with lovely bronze hardware and wooden mast. Hull #1381, designed by Phillip Rhodes and built 2/1966 by Bill Kallusch Boats of Sodus Point N.Y.. This boat saw several years at Sodus bay (Lake Ontario) in New York. Later she was moved to Lake Champlain in Vermont for many years. She has sailed Kentucky Lake since 2006, infrequently of late due to owner being 28 years older than the boat... Restoration was completed in early 2008 included replacement of nearly all of the structural mahogany. Full treatment with CPES epoxy and 3M-5200 sealant allows the prospect of another 49 years of service. Three sails: main, jib and spinnaker all in excellent condition. Also included is a galvanized trailer. Boat is complete and ready to sail beautifully. Built for crew of two, with solo sailing accommodated. Hull is varnished inside and painted outside. The boat can be easily trailed as one person can lift and step the wooden mast. A great performing boat with beautiful traditional touches.

1974 Sabre 28-1

1974 Sabre 28-1

Chapin, South Carolina

Private Seller (301) 717-6471 Photos Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Close Request Information * Name First Name * Email Telephone (optional) Best Time to Contact Anytime Morning Mid-day Evening Question/Comments (optional) Shop Safely: Protect Your Money. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Contact Seller 1974 Sabre 28-1,Sabre 28 1974 Great shape very clean Great Family boat with lots of cockpit room as well as interior head room. Wheel steering Roller furling New interior cushions New working lines New helm and sail cover New traveler and boom vang New compass Auto helm Dodger (needs some re-stitching) Cockpit cushions Atomic 4 $10,900 Specs: http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=975 Award winning (American Sailboat Hall of Fame 2003) Rodger Hewson design. The Sabre story began in 1970, when the company's founder, Roger Hewson, set out to build the finest possible 28-foot sailing yacht using production line methods and fiberglass technology. In a small, 4,000 square foot building, with a handful of employees and a vast amount of market research which he had done on the marine industry, he designed and built the first Sabre 28, and introduced it to the market at the 1971 Newport Boat Show in Newport, RI. The boat was a success, and over the next fifteen years, 588 Sabre 28's were built. $10,900, 3017176471 Be sure: Get a boat history report|Finance this boat|Get an insurance quote|

1983 Northwest 28

1983 Northwest 28

Olympia, Washington

NorthWest 28 Sailboat and Trailer Will consider trade for MacGregor 26X. I love the boat but it does not fit into our current life style. I am looking for a trailer able 25' to 27' swing keel sailboat such as MacGregor or Catalina. HULL Fin Keel 1983 Hand laid Fiberglass double hull with core- Built by Gary Lundy - Northwest Yacht Constructors LLC - Gorst Washington Built This sailboat was built as a hull kit only 5 were built. The original purchaser worked on it for years got sick and died. I purchased it from an estate auction and spent 2 years finishing it. It was surveyed in Aug. 2009 and the first launch was May 2010. LOA . 27 feet 75 in Beam . 9 feet in Draft . 4 feet 10 in Displacement . 8000 lbs Ballast . 3200 lbs. Skag and Rudder Wheel Helm RIGGING Masthead Sloop LWL . 23' - LOA 27' 8" Sail Area 400 sq. ft. Aluminum mast Deck-stepped Main sail CDI FF6 Roller Furler 135 Genoa All Lines run to cockpit for easy single handed sailing MOTOR Tohatsu 18 hp Runs great. Gas Setup for inboard motor if you desire. Has 1 1/4 in. shaft with drip less seal. The first year I ran a 23HP diesel engine. Wife did not like the hull vibration so I removed the diesel and installed an 18HP Tohatsu electric start with remote controls. Engine raises and lowers on a track. GALLEY / CABIN Sink with electric pump 2 burner alcohol cook top 12V refrigerator V- berth Single berth aft Port Enclosed head with porta potty GROUND TACKLE Danforth anchor on double aluminum rollers ELECTRICAL Autohelm 2000 . autopilot (wheel steering) 1 starter battery (1 1/2 years old) 1 house battery (1 1/2 years old) 600 foot Depth Sounder Amplifier that I plug in my I Touch into and outdoor speakers Wind Speed and Direction tied to Autohelm. 12V Winch mast raising / lowering system with tri-pod gin pole and accessories that allows raising and lowering the mast in as little as 30 minutes. TRAILER Comes with double axle with mounting for third axle if desired. It has 9 stands which allow raising and lowering of combinations of stands to allow access to all parts of the hull for painting. I stored the boat in my driveway in the off seasons allowing me access to my shop while working on the boat. Sails beautifully. Easily single handed. Must be seen and sailed to be appreciated.

1985 Tartan MKII 34, sailboat / Located In Stamford CT / Original Owner

1985 Tartan MKII 34, sailboat / Located In Stamford CT / Original Owner

Morgan WEST INDIES 36 SAILBOAT...Beautiful... in St Pete Fl.. EXTENSIVE refit

Morgan WEST INDIES 36 SAILBOAT...Beautiful... in St Pete Fl.. EXTENSIVE refit

St. Petersburg, Florida


Model Morgan WEST INDIES 36

Length 36.5

Gorgeous, ...over 65k spent on refit....***1996 Perkins M30 fresh water cooled diesel***, low hrs. starts runs, excellent, no smoke, new oil and filter perkins m30 owners manuel Brand new bottom paint, 3 coats...12/2016, @ $2000 Built and designed by Charlie Morgan in Clearwater Fl. hull #4 of 40 built 36.5 feet on deck....38 feet overall length Heavy, thick hand laid FG hull and deck, combined with original robust construction... FAR EXCEEDS standard sailboats such as: islander, catalina, irwin,pearson, columbia, hunter, ericson etc... 11, newer solid Stainless Steel ports. 2 newer SS Lewmar deck Hatches. all new running rigging. newer ss Norseman cones all around custom SS mount mid boom mainsheet track with all new blocks '14 newer turnbuckles oversized lower shrouds internal halyards ***2014,... new (5) thick oversized massive SS electropolished chainplates. ... external lead keel dropped: new SS studs and bolts, and new SS backing plates, then rebed...new SS awthwartship stringers thrubolted under cabin sole...along with new SS mast step..rudder dropped, new rudder gland with new packing, new steering quadrant, new SS rudder boss, new steering cables....2014......all these above;...exceptional, laborious, expensive, extensive comprehensive metal refits. .****. seperates this vessel from just about any other vessel from this era....truly an incredible update refit..., on a deserving, thick , strong hull and deck..**** ..she's ready for another 50 years of service....*** an outstanding, capable sailing vessel...virtually one of a kind...! Pride of ownership evident Throughout!... mast rewired '14 new masthead tricolor light new mast mount foredeck light deck completely stripped of all hardware and Imron jet aircraft painted 2007, topsides and deck; with blue cove and boot stripes, shiny and beautiful...bulletproof...$600/ gallon,...yet another major, massive Expensive upgrade...update... new 2014 Garmin 740s color , touchscreen GPS navigation station vhf radio, stereo CD, dual speakers all new hoses and ss clamps on 1996 Perkins diesel engine and exhaust new engine water pump, 2014 merely 1100 hours,( low hrs.) on 1996 Perkins M30 diesel, ....runs, starts excellent, no smoke. new oil and filter on engine 12/16. new 1" thick engine room insulation /sound deadening new Raycor fuel filter plastic 28 gallon fuel tank, engine burns 1/2 gal /hour @ 6 knots cruise. 2 plastic water tanks, 80 gallons water total new cutlass bearing and shaft packing, '14,... 3 blade prop new 6 volt golf cart batteries,235 amps,... new deep cycle 12 volt engine start battery 135 amps.... 10/16 Pro mariner 20 amp 3 bank automatic battery charger new hi output 95 amp alternator and belt 6/16 new LPG princess 3 burner SS stove and oven new xtra custom cockpit scuppers with bronze valves, '14,... total 4 scuppers in cockpit new cockpit cushions '14 Teak cockpit floor grate, with blue canvas cover new canvas '14; to include... mains'l cover, hatch covers, new bimini top, new custom main compainionway hatch cover,... teak grate cockpit floor canvas cover. all new interior cushions '14 Excellent Lavac vacuum head, manuel, with 15 gal. plastic holding tank. 7 cu ft ice box with '90's engine driven grunert refrig freezer with holding cold plates, 1/2 hp compressor, needs work or replacement. newer stem head backing plate. CPT wheel autopilot, excellent 2009, over $2100 when new... new masthead windex '14. Simply, a magnificent well found sailing vessel, visually appears to be about 5 yrs old....Stunning,... everyone who sees her compliments her classic beauty. 55ft mast, 695 sail area yields excellent sailing performance, sails and rigging in very good condition.. 36' 5" on deck, 38 ft. overall, 4'2" draft, centerboard delete, trunk filled with 300lbs.lead and epoxy then sealed, Large rudder with large full skeg,.. 7300 lb.external lead keel,..17,000 lbs. dry unloaded...20,000 lbs. cruise loaded.... 12 ft beam,...* 32 foot long waterline.... sturdy , stable, stout, solid and strong... ..capable of sailing anywhere in the world.. USCG documented vessel,... no liens , privately owned outright. twin anchor rollers on extended spit, thus 38 ft overall, with dual hawse pipes and 2 anchor rodes with chain, 35 lb, cqr anchor. custom cockpit table/box stows 2 10lb LPG bottles and more newer inner forestay and running backs, cutter rig can be an option. or storm foresail hanked on. Airmar 200wx wx nav station, with masthead sensor, 2014 Airmar DT 800 bronze tranducer with 20 degree forward look 2014 16000 BTU marine Airconditioned,... cools excellent in summer Fl. heat 2014 ;NMEA 2000 wiring... for plug and play electronics and accessories SS Dodger frame included,no canvas though new marine 6 gal water heater,w new hoses new shower sump box with dedicated pump new cabin floor,..3 epoxy barrier coats applied , then 3 coats of bottom paint, no blisters. This vessel would have an Impeccable survey should you wish to have one...truly,... a one of a kind find...This boat has no rot, no rust,no blistering of any kind,... anywhere.. All bulkhead taping to hull is as the day she left the factory!... the interior frp liner/headliner is thick, solid strong and shiny!! 6' 4" headroom all interior cabinets and storages, cleaned and painted with quality superhard mildew mold resistant white exterior paint. CLEAN....! the bilge in this boat is...clean This boat has a cameo appearance in the 2011 Hollywood movie "Dolphin Tale" filmed in Clearwater FL. Kris Kristofferson lives on her in this acclaimed flick. The sailing photo is of this actual vessel taken after Imron paint. knowledgable, experienced, x captain, liveaboard cruiser, x boat builder, rigger; older private seller/sailor,.... needs no brokers or help in selling this fine boat,... whatsoever! over 800 labor hours of love and attention in the past 19 months, and it shows. She is exactly as pictured! Exceptional!... replacement cost? conservatively... $95,000 +, estimated professional survey value $64,000+...realistically priced at $36,500. numerous tools, spare parts, chart kits, hardware, screens , literature, magazines included in sale. she appears ....exactly.....as she is in the pictures....! looks better in person actually...a fine little ship... buyer responsible for vessel pick up in St Pete. Florida she could be kept at the same non liveaboard private house dock. she needs dodger canvas cover for supplied ss frame, fridge install, windlass (if your not younger) 1 more anchor bad back/disc forces reluctant sale..this is my dream boat; wanted to sail the Bahamas/Caribbean again...physically can't... more pictures available upon serious buyer phone request. also for sale at: sailboatlistings.com and Tampa Craigslist [email protected] seller, [email protected] not responsible for any shipping , buyer pays for any shipping costs. buyer must make full payment within 3 days. On Jan-19-17 at 07:26:36 PST, seller added the following information: The boat can be kept at its current dock/slip in south st pete fl. On Jan-19-17 at 12:26:10 PST, seller added the following information: Listed on SailboatListings.com

2001 J46 sailboat sail boat J-46 sailing cruiser racing fresh water. UPGRADES!

2001 J46 sailboat sail boat J-46 sailing cruiser racing fresh water. UPGRADES!

Charlevoix, Michigan

Make J Boats

Length 46.0

Beautiful, generously equipped and meticulously cared for freshwater J46 owned by senior couple. Used only for day sailing and minimal light cruising in northern Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Charlevoix for only 12 four month seasons (was not launched in 2012 and 2013). Always kept in inside heated storage when not in the water for the four month summer season. It is in pristine condition. J/46 may be the only investment grade sailing yacht of its size not requiring professional crew to sail at designed performance levels…..or to maintain. Two people can easily manage her upwind and down to achieve the same 8 knot passage-making speeds under sail that is possible when motoring with 76hp diesel auxiliary. The joy of sailing the perfect boat is, after all, a goal we believe every owner ultimately seeks. To insure that good sailing days are spent sailing rather than scrubbing and varnishing, J/46 is designed to be virtually maintenance-free. Her exquisite joinerwork is protected from the sun……below decks where it’s beauty can be preserved More photos available in this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QEllizB6x4FKTe3kGwlbjYaLgJMrQEg8x6PdVtIa14Y/pub Factory Options: Refrigeration Package: -Seafrost Mechanical Refrigeration.-Additional Plates & controls for Freezer.-Supplementary 110VAC Shore power Assist. Supplementary Power Package: -Additional 210 amp Lifeline AGM Battery for total of 630 amps for house banks (location is in lieu of nav station bottom drawer).-Heart Freedom 25 Inverter/Charger (in lieu of std ProMariner 30-3 charger).-Heart Echo Charger (to service engine start battery through AC system).-Heart Link 2000 Battery Monitor (for (2) house battery banks).-Heart Link 10 Battery Monitor (for engine battery). Supplementary Plumbing Package: -Vacuflush Forward Head.-Dockside Water Inlet.-Seagull Water Purifier in Galley. Cruising Accessory Package: -Cockpit table.-Companionway Screens Additional Single Options: -ESPAR Diesel cabin heater.-Lewmar 64 CEST Power Primary Winches.-Bolstered Ultra Suede Cushions.-Radar Mast thru deck.-Microwave in galley.-Harken adjustable Genoa car leads.-Rubrail over cove stripe-28” High Pulpits & Stanchions in lieu of std height.-Sea water wash down pump w/faucet in anchor locker.-Hall Spars Windex.-Hall Spars “NO STRIKE’ lightning dissipater.-Hall Spars GAM antenna & cable.-Hall Spars painted carbon fiber whisker pole.-Hall Spar Whisker Pole Track and Car.-Hall Spars 3rd folding mast step.-Hall spars Dutchman mast sheave.-Hall spars Dutchman Halyard.-Flag Halyard & Hardware.- S. S. Turnbuckle Covers (6).-Cockpit Full Glass and Screen Enclosure.-Dodger to Bimini Insert.-Helm Pedestal Cover.-S. S. Grab Rail along aft edge of Dodger.-S. S. Grab Rails port & starboard on Dodger sides.-S. S. Dodger & Bimini supports in lieu of straps.-S. S. Bimini handrails port & starboard.-Power engine oil pump-out system.-Max Prop 3 Blade Feathering Propeller.-Dripless shaft seal.-Memory foam mattress in forward cabin in lieu of std.-Second custom V birth insert for additional standing room.-19” HD flat panel TV and small DVR.-2nd bottom refrigerator door.-Alpine stereo AM/FM w/6 disc CD player & Bose Marine cockpit speakers.-Weems & Plath Brass Ships Clock.-Weems & Plath Brass Barometer.-Variable Speed Cabin fans fore and aft cabins and main salon.-Prime bottom plus VC-TAR plus 2 coats VC-17 anti-fouling paint.-Awlgrip Hull Flag Blue w/Red Boot Stripes.-Patriot American Flag Graphics. Sail Package (Quantum): -Kevlar/Mylar/Dacron Tri Radial Cut full Batten Main & 135% Genoa.-MC6000 105% Cruising Jib.-Antal Mast Cars.-Dutchman Flaking System.-Asymetrical Spinnaker w/deployment bag.-Antal spinnaker Snuffer.-Harken Mark II Roller Furling System. B & G Hydra 2000 Navigator Pack: -Navigator Pack, Hydra 2000, Type 2.-Standard Full Function Display Pack, Hydra 2000.-20/20 Display Pack, Hydra, Green Backlight.-20/20 Display Pack, Hydra, Red Backlight.-Depth Sensor with Bronze Flush Mount Hull Housing.-Speed Sensor with Bronze flush Mount Hull Housing.-Analog display Pack, Apparent Wind Angle, 360 degrees w/cable.-Linear Rudder Position Sensor Pack, w/installation kit for Type 2 Ram.-Pilot Ram Drive Pack, Type 2 w/cables (12Vdc, adjustable rose joint).-Cable, 213 Mast w/bkt, 80ft.-Pin, Quick Release, Pilot.-Edson J46 Tiller Arm. Raytheon Radar/Chart Plotter and Accessories: -Upper Station – 7”Color LCD Pathfinder Radar w/Raychart and 24” 4kw Raydome.-WAAS GPS Antenna.-Cmap NT Northern Michigan.-Cmap NT Lake Huron and North Channel.-Radar Cable Connector (Radar Mast Base).-Edson 3-1/2” Deluxe Mast 144”.-Edson Adapter.-Edson Radar Platform, Deluxe.-Edson Long Antenna Bracket-Starboard and Port.-Edson 28” Antenna Hoop.-Edson 13” Antenna Extension (GPS antenna mount).-Shakespear TV Antenna 2030-G. Communications Options: -ICOM M502 VHF w/ Optional Cockpit HM-127 Remote-12 Volt Pedestal Outlet-Telephone and TV cable cockpit to nav station Safety Equipment: 2 Sospenders inflatable PFD w/harness, lanyard & rearm kit1 Crewfit inflatable PFD w/harness lanyard & rearm kit2 Regular PFD w/harness & lanyard4 Regular PFD6 Throwable floatation cushions2 Jack Lines 45 ft port & starboardI Radar reflector1 Bosun chair1 Throwable Life Sling1 deployable auto inflatable Life Saver Buoy4 Fire extinguishers – various types1 Submersible Hand Held HX460S VHF Marine Transceiver w/ barometer sensor1 Throwable Rescue Line Bag1 Avon 48lb Inflatable dinghy w/ Poly pro towing line, bridle & elect pump – fits in aft cockpit locker1 Honda 2hp 4 cycle dinghy motor & aft pulpit motor mount1 Winslow 6 person Super-Light Offshore Life Raft w/ SEP packed Survival Supplies Inflatable insulated double floor Heavy duty TriPod Arch tubes w/canopySpare parts: water pump impeller, 2 Racor fuel filtersVarious sizes of tapered wood emergency thru hull plugs 1 Handheld compass1 backup Yeoman digitized chart plotter with hand-held Magellan GPSVarious rescue flares as required by Coast GuardLakes Michigan, Huron and North Channel Charts Ground Tackle: 1 44lb Spade anchor w/swivel shackle, 25ft high test 3/8” chain and 250ft 5/8” rode1 Fortress Fx-37 Alum. Anchor w/ 15ft 5/16” chain & 200ft 5/8” rode in deployable anchor bag 250ft 5/8” Line for on-shore anchoring Dock Lines & Bumpers: 3 Taylormade bumpers w/blue covers6 Yale Red Colorline braided 5/8”x40ft dock lines w/Perma Buoy chafe guards Shore Power: 1 50ft 50 amp power cable1 60ft 30 amp power cable1 Adapter 50 amp to 30 amp Maintenance equipment: 1 Universal Pole w/boat hook, 2 brush heads & curve end1 50ft water hose Note: All 4 house batteries and the engine starting battery replaced May 2015 with Lifeline AGM (house) and Optimus (engine) batteries. J/46 Specifications Hull & Deck SCRIMpTM infusion molded sandwich construction using triaxial, biaxial and unidirectional glass reinforcements with Lloyd's and ABS approved end-grained balsa core. (SCRIMpTM is the patented resin infusion molding process of TPI Technologies, Inc.)TPI transferable ten yearwarranty against hull blisters. Interplastic vinylester resin on the outer hull layer.Lead & antimony fixed 9,350 lb., 6.2' draft, and fin/bulb keel bolted to a deep molded stub.White (other light colors are optional) Gel Coat hull with double tapered bootstripe and molded indented cove stripe. White gelcoat deck with choice of five non-skid colors in tones of white, gray and beige.HUIl-to-deck joint bond,ed with 3M 5200 and Plexus MASSO on the transom, side decks are covered with a thru-bolted clear anodized aluminum toe-rail.Two lazarette lockers on fantail, port cockpit seat locker and port utility locker for helmsperson outboard of wheel. Propane locker outboard of wheel to starboard drained and vented overboard with two 10lb aluminum bottles. Molded instrument pods on port and starboard coamings and on wheel pedestal.Molded companionway seahood with integral instrument pod.(3) Oorade boxes molded integrally into deck for ventilating owner cabin, main cabin and forward head area.Molded swim platform with off-center gate and fold-up ladder.Gasketed bow anchor locker and spinnaker storage area with overboard drain.316 stainless handrails on cabin trunk (4) total.GRP molded main structural bulkhead, glassed fore & aft on hull and deck as support for shroud chainplates with single door opening to v-berth cabin.Heavy duty molded structural keel support grid including engine bed, mast step, and longitudinal stiffeners. Fabricated aluminum mast step and engine bed tapping plates molded into structural keel grid.Positive traction nonskid on horizontal deck surfaces. Propulsion & Steering Yanmar 4JH-TE turbq-charged 76 hp, 4 cylinder, diesel engine with fresh water-cooling, dual R~cor fuel filters and 150 amp alternator.Yanmar C-type recessed engine instrument panel in cockpit with Acrylic cover including gauges for tachometer, fuel level, operating hour meter, fresh water temperature, amperage, oil pressure and oil temperature. Morse-type control gear shift and throttle mounted on pedestal.Parallel fuel system with 60 gallons in primary tank below the aft starboard berth, and 30 gallons in secondary tank behind aft bulkhead to starboard. Secondary tank gravity feeds into primary for 90 gallon total capacity.Two blade 20" Max Prop with 1..25" Aquamet shaft.AquaOrive self-aligning thrust bearing to minimize shaft vibration.Ultra Sound Acoustics VO-1 00 insulation in engine compartment.Balanced spade rudder constructed with unidirectional glass and large diameter shaft mounted in Harken composite rudder bearing to exceed ABS requirements.Aluminum emergency tiller.Edson 60" diamond series aluminum wheel with leather grip.Custom molded pedestal with guard and integral binnacle, 5" Ritchie compass, 9" x 12" instrurnent mounting area & Edson thru-shaft wheel brake.(2) Teak helm-station foot braces. Interior Satin varnished cherry bulkheads and furniture panels with cold molded cherry trim, drawer and cabinet faces. Main bulkhead with single opening and recessed cherry paneled door with Mobella lock-sets. Forward and aft heads trimmed in teak.Cherry trimmed vinyl headliner throughout forward, main and aft cabins. Polyurethane teak & holly veneer floor panels with underside and end-grain sealed with epoxy.Choice of interior cushion fabric colors. (ultra-suede or ultra-leather options available)5" layered & bolstered main settee split wrap-around cushions with two-tier split backrests. 4" foam cushions in fwd and aft cabins. Large twin berth forward cabin featuring 4 drawers, 4 lockers, hinge-up bunk tops to maximize storage; hinged V-berth filler; changing seat, hanging locker w/louvered door, and bureau/vanity with 2 drawers. locker. and cabinet above with cherry louvered doors & shelf.Forward head includes vanity with mirrored acrylic slider storage, teak towel rack, mirror storage cabinet below molded sink, enclosed by cherry paneled door (on outer face) and white laminate finish on head side.Stall shower with teak slat bench seat, cabinet locker with mid-height shelf outboard, shower fixture mounted on bulkhead with adjustable shower faucet. Local self-priming pump services shower sump and drains overboard.Pilot berth in main cabin to port with small mid-height convenience shelf at aft end.Two storage cabinets with 'Iouvered doors to ~ccommodate main cabin entertainment center above starboard settee. (2) Book storage shelves between cabinets with removable cherry retainer battens.One large drawer and one locker outboard of starboard settee backrest cushions.Settee backrests of cherry veneer and cherry trim.Varnished cherry wood hull slats in main, aft and V-berth cabins.Cherry main cabin drop-leaf table with removable fiddles, two drawers and internal bottle storage.Large 30 x36 sit-down. forward-facing navigation station with hinged tabletop. Features include; outboard shelf, access to chart storage and sliding organizer tray below table top, cushioned seat of layered bolstered foam. instrument cabinet with (2) large wood panel faces hinged at the bottom for quick access, file storage drawer below nav seat to fit hanging files, binocular & misc. storage cabinet outboard of seat, and series of three utility drawers on inboard tabie support face.Starboard aft cabin with recessed cherry paneled door, hanging locker with louvered door and bureau/vanity with 2 large drawers. hinged footlocker, and cabinet with cherry louvered door & shelf. Additional drawer above engine.Aft head/shower combination accessed via cherry paneled door. wet hanging area outboard. cabinet below molded sink, mirror, (2) teak grab rails and direct access door to lazarette locker area equipped with fore and aft divider. Teak companionway steps cold molded with angled ends & Treadmaster non-skid for safe entrance and exit. Cherry overhead grab rails in main cabin.All drawers and cabinets with polished positive-latch push buttons. Galley "Wheat Matrix" Fountainhead color for counter tops with cold-molded varnished & tapered cherry fiddles.Scandvik polished 8" deep SS double sink recessed below Fountainhead on forward island with deluxe hot/cold pressure-water gooseneck faucet and manual fresh water faucet with whale foot pump. Storage areas in louvered doors below sink for cleaning supplies and garbage pail with flip lid access.6.5 cu.!!. Deluxe icebox located on center island. Features include molded GRP box insulated with Glacier Bay Ultra R vacuum insulation panels and foam top. Organizing shelves & interior light included.3.5 cu.!!. ice box, convertible to optional freezer, located outboard of sink. Featuring molded GRP box with 3-1/2" foam insulation and mounting space for refrigeration cold plates.Three-burner Force 10 propane stove/broiler/oven with thermostat control, patented slide-away oven door recess and S.S. stove bar. Additional storage foot locker below oven.Plate, bowl, cup, and glass storage compartment on bulkhead att of stove.Top access dry good storage compartment below counter top directly outboard of sink.(3) Large cabinets mounted outboard and covered by three louvered cherry doors. Aft two cabinets installed with mid-height shelves. (Optional Microwave replaces middle cabinet door and area).Dual slider cabinet, bin storag8. and AC outlet mounted below cabinets. Flatware drawer, utensil drawer and utility cabinet with mid-height shelf and louvered door under outboard counter. Sink-top cutting-board.Stainless grab post on forward inboard galley corner. Plumbing Hot & cold pressure water system with 12-gallon hot water tank and accumulator tank. Service to (2) heads, forwa~d shower, galley, & swim platform shower.Self-priming direct sump pumps for showers draining into seacocks.Automatic bilge pump with float switch and dedicated panel in nav station wired direct to DC system. 120 gallons total water capacity in (2) custom molded tanks complete with baffles, inspection ports, and secured in place below main cabin settee berths.Raritan PH-2 heads with holding tanks. Overboard "Y"- valve offshore discharge and holding tank pump out systems. Two manually operated bilge pumps, one mounted in the cockpit and another in aft head with hose to reach bilge. (ORC category 2). Electrical Standard system batteries include: (1) group 40 (210 amp) and (2) group 31 (105amp) deep cycle batteries to serve the house, and (1) Optima 1000 (1,100 CCA) battery for dedicated service to the engine. All batteries are Concorde's Lifeline AGM sealed, absorbed glass mat type series.ProMariner ProMatic 30-3 Battery Charger. Balmar 91-150 Alternator and Max Charge external regulator with temperature sensor for altemator.BattJMaxx Automatic Battery System with remote momentary parallel switch near cockpit engine panel. .Master battery switch at n~l.Vstation with 1,2,Both,Off for House batteries and single On/Off switch for engine start battery.Deluxe Bass AC/DC backlit electrical panel w/digital condition meters, circuit breakers, accommodation for optional generator installation and air conditioning systems. Panel accommodates 33 DC breakers (24 occupied w/two spare standard) and 11 AC breakers (9 standard).Navigation, steaming/foredeck, anchor and tri-color masthead lights.50 amp 11OVAC shorepower system with 6 outlets, 50ft shore power cord and Guest galvanic isolator.Bonding system to meet ABYC project E-1.Propane solenoid switch panel in galley.Ten swiveling Imtra stainless halogen reading lamps, halogen overhead lights in main cabin, flexible armed lamp at navigation station, two florescent lights, one in each head.Four Hella variable speed cabin fans over berths. Deck Hardware (2) Lewmar 64CCST self-tailing 2-speed all chrome primary winches with gear ratio of 3.1: 1 in 1 gear and power ratio of 64:1 in 2nd gear located in recessed bases on cockpit coamings. "'(2) Lewmar 54CCST self-tailing 2-speed all-chrome halyard/reef/spinnaker secondary winches on cabin trunk.(2) Lewmar 48CCST self-tailing 2-speed all-chrome mainsheet winches outboard of traveler in recessed bases. (3) Lock-in Harken Speed-Grip 10" winch handles, (2) 8" Speed-Grip handles for mainsheet. Four cockpit mounted PVC winch handle holdersThurston cockpit dodger with roll-up forward window, removable side curtains, stanchion supports and stainless grab bar on aft edge.Thurston deluxe helmsman bimini with stanchion supports & viewing window (same color as dodger).Five white acrylic cockpit cushions for helmsman and cockpit seats.(2) Harken Black Magic 3010 (1OOmm) footblocks for genoa sheets when using dodger, mounted on cockpit coamings aft of primary winctTes. (2) Harken Black Magic 3006 (75mm) double footblocks with lock-off outboard of the primaries for spinnaker sheets and checkstays.(2) Harken Black Magic 3005 (75mm) mainsheet foot blocks wllockoffs mounted on angled pads at winches.2:1 Mainsheet system consisting of (2) Harken 1969 AirBlocks (75mm) mounted on traveler and (1) 3007 AirBlock (100mm) attached to boom bale. Harken 560-S Big Boat mainsheet traveler track with Harken 1939/1935 car w/control blocks for 6:1 purchase led to both sides of cockpit to 1893 track control ends through cockpit side mounted 222 blocks to 150 cam cleats. (2) 168 swivel blocks to adjust traveler from forward or aft side of track.Single rope clutchmounted in cockpit for heads ail furling. Lewmar Concept 2 anchor windlass system with #203 ropelchain gypsy, manual override, 1S0 amp breaker in nav station, hand held control unit mounted in forward deck anchor locker. Gypsy requires 3/8" ACCO G40 or G80 chain and S/8" braided rope.Custom 316 stainless mast collar with 10 bales for halyard and reef lines and forward halyard bar. (9) Schaefer 08-0S stainless halyard and reef blocks wlinvestment cast shackles.(4) Lewmar Superlock double rope clutches, mounted in pairs forward of each secondary winch.(2) Harken 1969 (7Smm) AirBlocks shackled to U-bolts at transom corners for mainsail checkstays.(2) Harken 1969 (75mm) AirBlocks shackled to U-bolts aft on toerail for spinnaker sheets.(2) Clear anodized aluminum "T" tracks (13' x 1.25") for jib/genoa leads. Additional 3' x 1.2S" track mounted outboard of1 00% jib position for outboard lead.(2) Schaefer 32-33UC screw-pin type jib/genoa lead blocks.(2) Schaefer OS-99 snatch blocks for spinnaker twingslor outboard jib/genoa leads.(2) Stainless t-track slider cars.Asymmetric.spinnaker deck gear including: (2) Harken 1969 (75mffi1 Airblocks mounted on "U" bolts near sternpulpit and (1) 1969 75mm AirBlock mounted on anchor roller.White molded flagstaff mounted in 316 SS deck socket on aft deck edge close to centerline with 4 x 6 American flag. aRC Bow pulpit of 316 SS with double rail offshore navigation lights and forward gate.aRC Stern rails of 316 SS w/2 rail split design including a stern boarding gate to starboard and stern light. Tapered 316 SS lifeline stanchions with SS bases mounted to toe rail.Double lifelines heights to meet ORC standards with boarding gates to P&S using Gibb hooks.Padded Sunbrella lifeline covers for each lifeline outboard of helmsman's station w/color to match dodger & bimini. Two 10" bow cleats, two 8" stern cleats, two 8" amidships cleats.Custom designed 316 SS bow roller/stem~ead to accommodate Simpson-Lawrence Delta 35,45 & COR 35,45 and Bruce 45 anchors. (Optional removable anchor roller to port)Seven Lewmar Ocean series articulated, bronze tinted ac,ylic hatches: size 70 on foredeck, size 60 in main cabin, (4) size 12 over forward cabin, aft cabin, shower, and head and (1) size 10 in aft head.White framed Bomar opening ports w/screen~ in cabin trunk and in cockpit walls for aft quarter cabin and head. Acrylic companionway hatch and two-part acrylic offshore drop-boards with inside/outside opening, lockable hasp. Four 12x20 and two 12x24 poly mesh line bags, one foredeck double line-bag. .(4) Vetus 4" dorade cowl ventilators to service forward cabin and head and main cabin. Removable stainless guards for forward dorades.316 SS swim ladder with gray PVC treads mounted on swim platform. SS step with PVC tread mounted on transom. Spars & Rigging Hall Spars carbon fiber mast of pre-preg carbon fiber autoclaved at 80 PSI at 250 deg F. Mast includes double airfoil carbon spreaders, carbon gooseneck, Awlgrip off-white finish, painted black bands, wire runs in conduit, Hall/Antal mainsailJrack with loader and end fittings to accommodate sail maker provided Antal mainsail sliders and/or boltrope. Also included with the mast are; Spartite mast wedge material, offshore tricolor/anchor light, bow and deck light with SS guard andJlag halyard cheek block at masthead and cleat at deck. Hall Spars boom of 6061-T6 aluminum with off-white Awlgrip finish, welded gooseneck fitting, lug for OuikVang internal 12:1 mainsail outhaul with external cleat, bale for mainsheet block and painted black bands. Outboard end to accommodate single line reef to starboard and 2nd clew reef to port. .Hall "J" length carbon fiber whisker pole with 2 bridles and trip line, short track on front of masJ, and two deck mounted retaining clips shipped loose for owner to locate.Navtec continuous rod rigging and N690 style open body turnbuckles with headstay -17 pre-assembled for furling system, backstay -17, uppers -17, intermediates -12, lowers -22.Harken MKIII Unit 2 size furling system with airfoil performance extrusion, corrosion proof spool and drum, tapered torque tube, AirSwivel for reduced weight aloft, cast aluminum Hardcote anodized chafe guard, and all black low stretch New England adjuster line.Hall Rigging package includes; two Technora jib halyards .and one Spectra spinnaker halyard each with Tylaska T-12 SS shackles and flemish eye terminations['2:'1 ',riain halyard of Technora with Wichard #1495 shackl~, XLS Mainsheet and two traveler control adjuster'lines, two XLS-900 Spectra genoa sheets, two Maxibraid taperedSpectra spinnaker sheets, one XLS Dacron spinnaker tack line, single 3/8" Crystalyne checkstays that can beclipped forward when not in use, burgee halyard of white 5/32" Dacron cord. Three reef lines are also included; Tack reef & clew reef #1, together, are one continuous reef line to starboard. Tack reef #2 doubles as cunningham to port. Clew reef #2 is included with it's own dedicated hardware. 2:1 Whisker pole foreguy with Schaefer 504-09 block with snap shackle.Sailtech -17 Long integral hydraulic backstay adjuster. Hall D-30 aluminum Ouik-Vang w/ Harken 30:1 cascading adjuster tackle & powerful stainless return spring to lift boom in light air and support boom with sail furled, eliminating the need for a topping lift.Custom designed 316 SS chainplates, stemhead and backstay tang. Installed Package Options Refrigeration PackageSeafrost Mechanical Refrigeration.Additional Plates & Controls for Freezer Supplementary 11OVAC Shorepower Assist. Supplementary Power PackageAdditional 210 amp Lifeline AGM Battery for total of 630 amps for house banks (location is in lieu of bottom nav station drawer).Heart Freedom 25 Inverter/Charger (in lieu of standard ProMariner 30-3 charger).Heart Echo Charger (to service engine start battery through AC system).Heart Link 2000 Battery Monitor (for (2) house battery banks).Heart Link 10 Battery Monitor (for engine battery). Supplementary Plumbing Package Vacuflush Forward Head. Dockside Water Inlet.Seagull Water Purifier in Galley. Cruising Accessory Package Cockpit Table.Companionway Screens.Espar D5LC heating system with ducting into the two sleeping cabins and main cabin.Lewmar 64CEST Two Speed Electric Primary Winches.UltraSuede or UltraLeather Covered Cushions in Main Cabin (in lieu of standard).Edson Radar Mast Thru-Deck and under-deck mounting platform (for 3.5" diameter mast). Microwave Oven in GalleySea Water Washdown in Anchor Locker.Harken Adjustable Genoa Leads.Many additional photos herehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1QEllizB6x4FKTe3kGwlbjYaLgJMrQEg8x6PdVtIa14Y/pub Manufacturer Provided Description Great boats don’t happen overnight. Helped by new materials and techniques, they evolve from the joint experiences of designer, builder and owners to become state-of-the-art. J/46 is such a vessel, inheriting the proven hull shape of the J/44, an offshore blue water classic, having won the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, NYYC Queen’s Cup and Trans-Atlantic races. J/44 is the only Class of yacht ever to be given its own class start by the Cruising Club of America in the Newport-Bermuda Race. To create the J/46, a foot of sailing length is added for speed; a transom swim/boarding platform for convenience; a carbon fiber mast and low VCG 6.2’ shoal draft keel for more stability; and a resin-infused, composite hull and deck for greater strength. Below decks, the choice was clear, use the same beautifully varnished cherry or teak joiner work, entertainment center and styling so highly acclaimed in our deluxe J/160. J/46 is a maxi-Ditch yacht, the tallest yacht that can fit under the bridges of the Intra-Coastal WWaterway. Yet she is non-intimidating. A high length-to-beam ratio on the waterline of this sea-kindly yacht significantly improves tracking offshore in large waves and makes sail plan balance less critical. J/46 sails with either main or jib only, always responding predictably to a light touch on the helm. Sail power with good stability allows cruising with working jib rather than large genoa. That’s less work for the crew and improved visibility for the person on the helm. J Boats’ unique spinnaker system makes downwind sailing possible for two. A modern asymmetric spinnaker attaches to the top of the anchor roller, is contained within a cockpit-controlled snuffer, and is stored, ready-to-use, in the bow locker. The spinnaker is hoisted to the masthead, 2’ above the headstay intersect, leaving space for the snuffer to shift on a jibe. Jibing is then easy. One simply lets off one spinnaker sheet and pulls in the other.



East Norwich, New York


Model ULTRA Layout

Category Sailboats

Length 30.4

Welcome to the world of NONSUCH sailing: If you are familiar with the uniqueness of the NONSUCH, please procede below, if not, please Google Cruising World .com for a full review and history of NONSUCH and why it is such an incredible boat. I tried to post the full link below but EBAY forced me to remove it. If you add a www in front of the link below and cut and paste it into google search, the article should come right up. cruisingworld.com/sailboats/boat-reviews/nonsuch-30-an-utterly-uncomplicated-cruiser Caution: The reason we have not placed this boat in the water is because we want any prospective buyer to be re-assured that the boat is just as perfect below the waterline as it is topside. You can run a moisture meter anywhere you want on "Sophisti-Kat" and you will find a boat as dry as it was the day it came from the factory. Beware of any boat being sold that is already in the water and make sure to have the owner place it on “The Hard” before making your purchase so you can make sure you are getting a sound boat. Many older boats are placed in the water when being sold to hide blisters and saturated fiberglass. Now let’s get started...........please review my feedback so you can be assured that you are buying from a provider with the utmost integrity. I pride myself on only selling excellent product that buyers will be proud of for years to come. This boat is my Father's boat, he is the original owner and the boat has always been in our family. Welcome to my auction for "Sophisti-Kat" a 1985 NONSUCH 30 ULTRA. This is a very highend limited production sailboat built by Hinterholler Yachts, Ontario, Canada and designed by Mark Ellis. While there may be other NONSUCH 30's for sale on the market, this boat is extremely unique for two specific reasons: 1) Most of these boats were heavily cruised or raced; "SOPHISTI-KAT" was never cruised and was never raced. She spent most of her life on her mooring and was used for light family sailing and barbeques. The pictures clearly demonstrate this. 2) The other reason that this boat is unique is because it was purchased and built to my father's specifications meaning it is the "ULTRA" layout, not the standard layout and was equipped for global travel even though it rarely left the mooring. This boat has the upgraded bullet proof Westerbeke engine, Here is a breakdown of the boat: Overall Dimensions LOA: 30.4 Feet Beam: 11.10 Draft: 5 Feet LWL: 28.9 Displacement: 11,500 Ballast: 4500 Bridge clearance: 53 feet Headroom: 6.3 feet. "Sophisti-Kat" is Documented and Insured for $ 90,000 Auxiliary Power Westerbeke, 27 horsepower Diesel inboard engine Fuel capacity 30 gallons Fuel consumption, about 2/3 of a gallon at 2200 per hour New fuel and water Separator, required by Coast Guard Three 12 Volt Batteries Major Options Seafrost Refrigeration System - Used on the most expensive yachts Espar Central Heating System (Made in Germany) the Best Diesel heating system available Gimbaled Hiller Range Stove - Top of the Line Paloma Propane water heating system for all sinks and shower Special Nova Sentry Panel provides AC Shore Power for (Refrigeration, Battery Charger, and All GFI Outlets) Professional Marine 35 AMP Battery Charger Special "Hideaway" Bimini Propane "SENSOR" Alarm System - provides maximum protection Master Electronic Winch - For raising the Mainsail Auto Pilot - Navico 4000 Dripless Coupling on Drive Shaft replacing old style Stuffing Box - New Custom Teak Boards cover the Cockpit Sole Upgraded Fluorescent Lighting Standard Horizon VHF Data Marine. LX-360 Wind Machine Datamarine Depth Sounder Emergency Radio Antenna Electric Bilge Pump Six new Imtra Brass Reading Lamps (Italian & Very Expensive) Custom made Cockpit Cushions Full teak rub rail and double life lines with Port and Starboard Gates Several years back, the bottom received a Barrier Coat to protect against Osmosis, this is extremely expensive and time consuming but lasts the lifetime of the boat. All through hull fittings have been replaced and upgraded to Bronze for safety purposes Life Sling "Man Overboard Rescue System" 50 Foot Shore Power Cord Freshwater water Capacity is 86 gallons Holding tank 24 gallons (Never Used) Accommodations Two cabins separated by a Teak folding Door. Forward Cabin. . Double Berth to Port, with upper shelf for storage. Beneath the Berth is a large fresh Water Tank, with storage space that includes two small vertical Drawers A hanging closet is forward, between the Berth and Dresser area on the Starboard side. This has a Counter top, Mirror and storage area behind sliding Lucite doors. Under the counter is storage space plus three vertical Drawers. It has access to the shower and Head towards the starboard side prior to the folding Doors. The Main Cabin has access to this area on the other side of the Doors. The Shower Salon and Head Areas are separated by a Shower Curtain. There is a teak seat and storage area within the Shower Salon. The Head area contains a Counter that includes a Stainless Steel Sink. Under the sink is storage space and access to the Bronze thru hull fittings. Located above the Head and Counter is a Shelf with sliding Lucite Doors for Bath Room Items Main Cabin The Galley is L shaped, and located on the Port side with a large Counter top. A deep Stainless Steel Sink is supported with both Manual and Automatic systems to provide Water Access. Located below the Sink is a stowage locker to store, Cleaners and various other articles. Also provides access to Bronze thru Hole fittings, and pump for different water flow settings. Adjacent to Port are four vertical drawers to accommodate further Storage. Above this area, is where the Paloma Propane water heating system is located. It provides Hot water, thru out the vessel. This area also includes a Shelf with sliding Lucite Doors to store Wine Glasses and other Galley Items. Port to the sink is the cold storage area provided by the Seafrost Refrigeration System that eliminates the need to store ice. Above this area to Port is a large shelf behind Lucite sliding Doors. It provides enough room for Dishes, Cups, Glasses, Canned products and other various supplies for meals. Aft of the cold storage area is a Gimbaled Hiller Range Stove and Oven. Aft is a 6’6 Foot Settee and behind the support cushions are two storage areas. Under the Settee is the other water tank plus additional storage. Aft of the Settee is a Hanging Closet. Opposite on the Starboard side is a 6, 7 ft. L shaped settee and dinette set up. When the dining table is lowered the area converts to a double berth in the standing position the table is also used for Navigational purposes. The Espar heating System Thermostat is located upper left of Dining Area Bulkhead. Sail & Canvas Sail area is an incredible 540 Sq. feet, with two reefing points. Raising the Sail is simplified via the use of the Master Electronic Winch. In addition to Raising sail, all aspects of necessary sail adjustments, including, reefing are controlled within the Cockpit. When the Sail is lowered, it settles into Lazy Jack Lines. The Sail Cover is in good condition and the Mainsail was always covered and never exposed to the Sun or other elements. The Dodger is in excellent condition. It's custom made with openings to provide good airflow. In foul weather, it has Eisenglass inserts for full enclosure which have never been used. The matching Bimini is of special design. When not in use, it uses track and slides to disappear behind the aft Combing. Special designed Teak Boards cover the Cockpit Sole .The section behind the Helm is raised and curved to comfortably stand depending on point of Sail. The Helm has a compass and Teak Table. There are three lockers in the Cockpit, Port and Starboard, with easy access to the Engine, the third aft for two Propane tanks. Extra lines etc. The folding swim Ladder is located on the Stern. Entrance to Below Deck is via Lucite Companionway Doors. Inside, on the Upper Starboard side is the outlet for the Master Electronic Winch. Nearby, is a DC outlet to accommodate, charging cell phones or other appliances. Custom made Cockpit Cushions cover the entire seating area, when not in use; there are 6 floatable cushions available. Forward, the Vessel has a bowsprit with rollers to accommodate two anchors, A 35 lb. CQR and 30 lb. Danforth.... Additional Equipment .includes, Fairclough Winter Cover, Fire extinguishers, fenders, life jackets, Dock lines and extra lines. "Sophisti-Kat" is an incredible find and listed for thousands below here true value. I think you will be hard pressed to find another NONSUCH 30 ULTRA even remotely close to her condition and with her equipment. Please feel free to write with any questions as I will be happy to answer them "Sophisti-Kat" is also listed locally and I reserve the right to end this auction at any time. This boat is ready to go into the water and is 100% prepped for sailing and powering. No warranties are expressed or implied but I do guarantee the boat is everything that I have stated here and my feedback speaks for itself. Best of luck with your bidding.....................

1986 25 fT. McGregor Sail Boat with Trailer

1986 25 fT. McGregor Sail Boat with Trailer

Pottstown, Pennsylvania


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