Spirit of Avondale is a uniquely capable and comprehensively equipped cruising yacht. Her main distinguishing features are a pilothouse with inside steering station and a swing keel / lifting rudder that reduce her draft to just 2’6”. Inside steering can extend your sailing season and allows for comfortable navigation under cover in cool or damp weather. Shallow draft will allow you to find an anchoring spot even in crowded harbors. Most boats dragging their anchors will run aground before they get to you!
Spirit of Avondale is designed and equipped for cruising. She can sleep up to six persons, two in a private forward cabin, two in a private aft cabin and two in a convertible dinette area. Interior amenities include a head with shower, full galley with refrigeration and a light and airy salon with plenty of light from the wrap-around deckhouse windows. She has numerous opening hatches and ports for excellent ventilation as well as air conditioning for use dockside in sultry weather. Ease of handling underway is enhanced by an in-mast mainsail furling system, self-tending jib and electric anchor windlass.
This yacht has been sailed seasonally in southern New England waters by her long-time owner. She has been meticulously maintained and upgraded over the years and it shows. She has been stored ashore and covered each winter and spends summers docked at her owner’s residence.
Spirit of Avondale is reluctantly for sale due to the owner’s advancing age. If you’re interested in a truly unique and well-found yacht designed and equipped to increase your enjoyment of cruising, this unique yacht deserves your consideration.
Please contact Tom Kintz, CPYB at your convenience. I'd appreciate the opportunity to help you acquire the multihull of your dreams.
Please contact Tom Kintz, CPYB at (+1) 860-572-7767
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Swing Keel Pilothouse Sloop
Designer: Dick Carter
LOA: 35 ft 9 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
LWL: 27 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 13000 lbs
Ballast: 5500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 48 ft 6 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Total Power: 30 HP
Engine Brand: Yammer
Year Built: 1985
Engine Model: 3HMF fresh water cooled
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1200
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 30 HP
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1
Number of bathrooms: 1
Seating Capacity: 6
Belowdecks, Spirit of Avondale is very comfortable and functional. A raised deckhouse with wrap-around windows brings in plenty of natural light. She is trimmed in oiled teak offset by a white gelcoated overhead. The cabin sole is teak and holly. Companionway doors are varnished teak and tile. Cushions are 3” thick foam with fabric coverings. Berths are 6’6” long. There are 2 x hanging lockers and numerous other storage lockers.
Below is a description of the accommodation spaces:
Forepeak (private) with 2 x single berths in a “vee” configuration, dresser with work bench top.
Private aft cabin with double berth plus child’s berth and vanity. Access through belowdecks passage or through overhead hatch.
Dinette amidships converts to double berth. The dinette table can be raised to the overhead, which converts the area into a comfortable lounge with seating for 6 persons. Storage is provided beneath the seats and in cabinets.
Navigation area with 2’ x 4’ chart table and electronics area.
Inside helm station to starboard.
Head compartment to starboard aft.
Galley located aft to port with elevated cabin sole and excellent light through the deckhouse windows.
Manual head with holding tank and Y-valve, deck discharge and overboard discharge
Stainless steel head sink with pressurized hot and cold water
Shower with hot and cold water and automatic electric sump pump
Head storage below the sink
Propane (2 x bottles) stored in separate locker
Stainless steel single sink with hot and cold pressurized water
Refrigerator/freezer, 9 cubic feet, top opening with 12 VDC Adler-Barbour refrigeration unit, new 2014
Storage below sink
Galley storage in 2 x drawers and a cabinet under the sink
Design and Construction
Fiberglass hull construction, solid, no core
Fiberglass deck construction with core, textured non-skid surface, excellent condition
Primary bulkheads with walk-through, 2
Hull is white gelcoat
Deck is off-white gelcoat
Ablative antifouling paint, renewed each year
Wheel steering (inside and outside stations) with hydraulic steering system
Swinging keel with hydraulic retracting system
Rudder, outboard with skeg (rudder blade retracts vertically for shallow water operation
Owner reports no known major mishaps
Rig and Sails
Masthead sloop rig
Aluminum mast, anodized with Hood in-mast furling system
Aluminum boom, anodized
Stainless steel standing rigging with swaged fittings
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.