Designed by Phil Rhodes and built by the renowned Abeking and Rasmussen yard in Germany.
ARION is the 9th of 9 built to design #633. Her keel centerboard configuration offers excellent upwind performance and the ability to gunk hole in shallower waters.
Until recently ARION was owned by the same family for 40 years. She has been well-maintained and updated, including a 1991 Perkins 4108 with 1400 hours. In 2002 her bottom was refastened and replanked. Her Doyle sails are in excellent condition. She has roller furling for the genoa, oversize self-tailingLewmar winches, and a Robertson autopilot for short-handed sailing. Photos are from August 2014.
ARION is a beauty and will grace any harbor.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany
Designer: Philip Rhodes
LOA: 43 feet
LWL: 29 feet
Beam: 11.25 feet
Displacement: 22000 pound Ballast: 6200 pound
Fuel: 18 gallon Water: 150 gallon Holding: 5 gallon
Mahogany Double Planking on oak frames with bronze screw fasteners
Cast Bronze Centerboard in fabricated bronze trunk with stainless steel penant
Bronze Mast Step
Bronze Knees, Straps ,& Gussets
Teak Decks - screwed
White Hull, green boot, red bottom, buff cabin top
Deck Beams are 1-1/4" x 2" oak on 10" centers
Mast Head Rig stepped on keel
Varnished Sitka Spruce Spars - stainless steel rigging
Wheel Steering with Edson pedestal emergency tiller
Trunk Cabin with raised doghouse - mahogany
Canvas-covered Trunk Cabin over mahogany plywood
Floor Timbers 2" oak
Frames 2" x 2" steam bent oak
There is a chain locker forward, followed by the forward cabin with a V-berth. There are two hanging lockers to starboard, a shelf above the berths, and drawers below the berth.
A large overhead hatch and three opening ports with screens for light and ventilation.
Brass reading lights. The forward bulkhead has a rack for signal flags.
Head is to port with a stainless steel sink, pressure cold water, mahogany counter, and manual head.
The main salon has two settee berths port and starboard with pilot berths above and outboard. The
port pilot berth has been converted to storage. Sleeps 4-6.
A centerline gimballed drop-leaf table seats six comfortably. Two brass kerosene lights. Storage
lockers port and starboard aft of settees.
Teak cabin sole.
Galley is L-shaped aft to port with a sink and pressure cold water, three-burner Shipmate propane
stove with oven.
To starboard at the base of the companionway is a well-insulated large stainless steel lined ice box.
The top of this area serves as a chart table.
Nine opening ports with screens
Center hatch over salon provides lots of natural light and opens either fore or aft
Four bronze Dorade vents
Perkins 4108 Diesel; 51 HP; 1400 hours
Two-blade Prop; 17" x 12" pitch LH
1-1/8" Shaft; stainless steel
Racor Fuel Filter
Borg Warner Velvet Drive
Morse Single Lever Control
2 - 12 Volt Alternators
Electrical & Pumps
4 - 12 Volt Batteries in 2 banks for house and engine
12 Volt Lighting
12 Volt Circuit Breaker Panel
12 Volt Rule 2000 Automatic Bilge Pump
Par 12 Volt Fresh Water Pump
Two engine-driven Alternators
Guest Battery Switch
Robertson AP 200 Hydraulic Auto Pilot with
Apelco Clipper VHF
7" White Compass on Binnacle
B&G Digital Depth Finder
B&G Knot Meter; Log
Pioneer FM/AM Stereo
Sails, Rig, Winches
Doyle Mainsail (2010)
135% Doyle Roller Furling Genoa (2010)
Sitka Spruce Mast with stainless steel rigging
Harken Roller Furling Headstay
Lewmar two-speed ST Primary Winches
Bronze Southcoast Secondary and Halyard Winches
45# CQR with 2 Fathoms
200ft 7/8" Nylon Rode
20# Danforth with Rode
10ft Zodiac (2006) 340 FR with 15 HP Johnson; 2-cycle
Horn, Flares, Bell, Searchlight
Bow & Stern Pulpits
Berth & Cockpit Cushions
2 LPG Bottles for propane stove, 10# aluminum in custom varnished box
Mizzen Mast with boom and rigging (not used currently)
Work Done 2002
Strip paint to bare wood
Remove six seacocks and fathometer
Determine which planks are suspect
Remove fasteners and planks
Plug old screen holes with dowels and glue
Fit new planks with temporary screws
Install planks with bedding compound and fasteners
Install bungs with epoxy
Install seacocks and fathometer
Paint with red lead primer and bottom paint
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the
accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his
agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is
offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.