To start we have a rare First 435 that is new to the market. To top that this is the ORIGINAL OWNER
who imported the boat from France and since getting here the vessel has been used in New England and stored for half of its life winterized in Maine. An ownership story that that happens very seldom.
While considered a Racing Sloop the First 435 has very comfortable cabin appointments. A rich Teak interior with excellent joinery work and a Teak & Holly sole The layout consisted of 2 cabins and 2 additional settee areas for additional converted berths.
The Master aft had a double berth located beneath the helm cockpit area with access to the aft head. There is a build in vanity to Starboard with a mirror and 2 drawer space. There are 2 built in L shaped settles on each side of the cabin with storage below in addition to the Teak and Holly sole. The Master offers generous natural light from the 4 port holes. There is access to the engine with an additional locker area above the engine box.
The 2nd cabin is forward with a V berth and storage space below. To starboard in a built in 2 drawer cabinet with access to the head which is to Port.
The main saloon has the galley to Port and opposite is the Navigation station. Forward to Starboard is a settee that is a single berth, and across is the dinette with a large U shaped settee which will accommodate 2 persons
The Galley is located on the Port side of the cabin at the base of the staircase from the cockpit. The L shape configuration has Formica top with excellent storage space.
Electrolux 2 burner LPG range on a gimbaled mount
(2) top loaded Ice Boxes
Double basin Stainless Steel Sink
Raritan 12 gallon hot water heater
25 LBS Plow Anchor
Jabsco Water pump
(2) Jabsco manual heads
Groco Sea Strainer
Dripless Shaft Seal
(3) RULE Bilge Pumps
Melita is fitted with original Lewmar winches.
(1) Battened Mainsail
(1) 135% Genoa
SURVEY REPORT of Sailing Vessel Melita – KING MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC
All sheets and halyards are of braided Dacron of varying size and age, sufficient for service. The running rigging is directed / controlled via original synthetic blocks, all noted in (GWO) with minor wear noted. A multitude of spare cordage and rigging gear was sighted under the cockpit seats
Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF
Garmin 24 Mile Radar
Garmin GP45 GPS
Garmin GPS Map 740 S Chart Plotter (2014)
Gamin Depth Sounder (2014)
Hornet 4 Auto Pilot
Danforth 8" Compass