The CT 54/56 is a very well known classic Robert Perry/Ted Hood design. She has traditional lines with an easily handled ketch rig and large central cockpit.
Below is a roomy, thoughtful interior, finished in the finest solid, honey colored teak, with four staterooms, two heads, a practical, luxurious galley and dinette area and a comfortable main salon with a navigation center.
Hull # 88, "Ada Marie" is one of the latest CT's built. A custom design/build, she is a blend of the CT54 and the better CT56, built in 1985/6 under the supervision of the original owner, who was present during the entire construction period of more than one year in Taiwan.
In 1987 she was sailed by the owner and his family via Japan, the Aleutians, and the North Pacific to the US West Coast. Since then she has only been used for light annual cruising in the protected waters of Puget Sound and British Columbia, and has never been put in to charter.
The interior workmanship is typical of the highest level of craftsmanship with best solid Burmese teak that looks less than five years old.
The CT54/56 is well designed as a spacious live-aboard suited for extended and fully self-contained passage making. All her fittings and equipment remain in excellent condition, with only minor exterior brightwork on her rails in need of refreshing at the time of listing.
Ada Marie is a strong, classic ocean capable sailing vessel. Her exterior was professionally re-painted with an LPU coating and looks like new.
For More Information or to schedule a showing, please contact: James King: 206-718-6361.
While the earlier CT 54's built prior to 1982 were prone to leaks and are generally considered to be of lower quality construction, starting in 1982 Ta Chiao upgraded it's construction methodology and materials and started producing the higher quality vessels of which Ada Marie is one. Amongst these improvements the deck thickness was increased to four inches comprising a 2 1/2" plywood core sandwiched between 3/4" fiberglass layers. This change fixed the deck leaks so common with the earlier models.
Other notable improvements in the later models include a switch to modern rigs and stainless steel hardware; bronze portholes and fittings; keel stepped main masts; hand-laid fiberglass hulls; encapsulated lead keels; and inner flange hull to deck joints.
"Ada Marie" has four staterooms and two heads - each with ensuite showers.
Starting forward, there is a V-berth/bunk with 2 single berths. There is shelving to port and starboard for books and many sliding storage lockers and drawers, as well as a small hanging closet. The cabin can also be used with a work bench and is nicely appointed in the finest teak joinery. Above the bunks is a large hatch that enhances the lighting and ventilation of this area.
Moving aft is a guest shower, which is centrally located, and has a hanging closet on the port side with a bronze porthole and separate access for each of the guest state rooms. A large hatch is centrally located. The head has a marine toilet, stainless steel sink with a marble counter, a mirror, and a vanity with storage. A deck dorado provides excellent ventilation to this space.
The two guest rooms lie to port and starboard. The port guest stateroom features over and under berths with the lower berth large enough for two; with excellent stowage space and two opening ports.
The starboard guest stateroom features a comfortable double bed with storage beneath, as well as multiple drawers, shelves, lockers and a hanging closet. There is also a large opening hatch and two opening ports providing excellent light and ventilation. Both staterooms have doors for added privacy.
Coming aft through a small door, you come to the luxurious main salon with two curved settees, bathed in wonderful natural light and with sweeping views to the exterior provided by the pilothouse design. This area is furnished in solid teak with many accessories such as a Sony entertainment center; a television; classic ship's lights; a ship's clock; pictures; excellent overhead handrails; book shelves; multiple drawers and lockers; a navigation station featuring an opening chart table on the port side in front of the corner bar; two L-shaped settees with immaculate upholstery; a specially designed chess board built in to an elliptical table in front of the starboard settee and a large, sweeping companionway of solid teak.
All cabin soles are covered with real Persian rugs.
The comfortable galley with a bar in front lies behind the companionway to port, and is well designed and fully equipped. The dinette area is directly across from the galley to starboard and has seating for six around a classic teak table which can be extended. This dinette converts to a full size berth for two.
From the galley/dinette area further aft, is the huge owner's stateroom. This full beam cabin features a queen size centerline berth, aligned athwartships; solid teak cabinetry and trim; four square bronze opening portholes with stainless steel mosquito screens, sea protection covers and teak frames; and a large hatch above. There are numerous lockers, drawers, closets and shelves for personal gear as well as an ensuite owner's head with a stainless steel sink and marble countertop.
The expansive galley features:
At Chart Table:
Winches At Main Mast:
Winches At Mizzen Mast:
Large SS main sheet traveler
Main mast mounted Whisker Pole
Storm TriSail track main mast
Staylock shroud fittings
"Ada Marie" has benefited from a continuous program of upgrades and maintenance by her fastidious owner including bi-annual bottom painting; annual zinc and anode replacement as well as the following: