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2007 Custom FD12

A$  267,554*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 954-398-5607
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Custom FD12

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Annapolis, MD
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 189,000 (A$  267,554) 

The word “Custom” in boat building could mean many a different things, for not all custom designed and built boats are the same. We have one off custom designs built in Finland or the Netherlands that cost more than one could ever imagine looking at this Listing. Then we have the other side of equation, which is some backyard project with some welder with some left- over metal and a torch. And then we have something in between the two. 

Eos, as she’s called is a Eva Hollman designed spin off of the incredibly powerful and extremely sea kindly Flying Dutchman, better known in sailing circles as the FD-12. If any of you sailors staring at this listing doesn’t know what a FD-12 is, is that she was one beautiful design, with her high sharp powerful bow, a beautiful sheer-line, and rounded rear end. Her deck was flush all the way to a trunk cabin and with deep offshore cockpit. She was a true cutter rig. There was a FD-12 that made the headlines in many a sailing magazines years ago, before we were graced with absolute bull with “boat of the year” stuff. It just goes to show one what money in advertising can buy.

This “famous” ( she had a dark blue hull) FD-12 sailed out of New England many a times to points North and South where one can clip off ice cubes from glaciers and icebergs. The design is proven, the build speaks for itself and if one has the skill, nerve and desire; this modified improved design is going to do the job that’s asked of her.

Eos, has seen very little action in a life so far. She yearns for the open ocean as a race horse yearns for a long finish straight away. The build is rock solid. The design is proven. The care and love that she has received throughout her years makes her young at heart. Seasoned sailors that own her need to move on to greener pastures. They need the boat sold now.

Eos has been modified to make her even better, all under the watchful eye of her Designer. If done right, which it was, it only got better.

Eos has all the equipment that one could ever need and want. She is over built in every which way, has all of the creature comforts, cruising equipment and safety equipment one could want and or desire, and she sits waiting for her next lover.

A walk-thru from bow to stern is as follows. Watertight sail storage area forward closed off by an actual submarine watertight door. Then aft of that is a full beam to beam workshop that anyone would give anything for to have it. Aft still farther is the full beam to beam saloon offering comfortable seating port and starboard. Storage is everywhere.  Then to port is a very comfortable. and functional dining/office/ships navigation area. This area serves many proposes and makes much sense. Hand holds are hidden and incorporated in places that make sense. Opposite is the real U-shaped galley where one could cook and function and stay in place during any and everything. Engine access in centerline under the galley centerline counters. Aft of the galley, still on starboard is the huge bathroom with a walk-in shower stall. Aft is the full beam master stateroom. The port aft of the dining and ships office, is the upper and lower berths where one can feel space and see light. It’s not a cave in any which way.

Eos isn’t for every and or anyone. She’s for the skilled mechanical sensible sailors that have the balls to just do it, instead of just dreaming and talking about it.

This Listing Broker has been fortunate to have owned and sailed many high end sailing vessel afar. Eos is up to each and every one of these at a lot less money. If interested, call me to discuss, for many a videos and much data is available to serious Buyers.

Equipment REALLY Worth Mentioning:

  • Both Headsails on Furlex Furlers
  • Mainsail Schaefer Gama Roller Furling Boom
  • Maxwell Electric Windlass
  • Major serious ground tackle
  • Electric primary and Mainsail electric self tailing winches
  • AB aluminum dinghy with Yamaha outboard
  • Full sun shade cover
  • Top of the line Furuno and Maritron electronics
  • Iridium Satphone
  • Air conditioning and Heat throughout interior
  • Glacier Bay Refrigerator and Freezer, 12v
  • HRO watermaker
  • And the list is very long

Eos Basic Hull Design and Construction:

Eva Hollman laid up a one-off reverse transom version of her Flying Dutchman (FD-12) cutter in her yard in Costa-Mesa CA.  She began by re-lofting her canoe sterned FD-12 hull plans into a reverse transom FD-12 hull. She then built a male plug from these lines and applied C- Flex over the plug. She then laid up multiple biaxial glass and mat layers over the C-Flex using vinylester resin. Wide Kevlar X oriented bands were then glassed in just ahead and just behind the keel. The hull was turned right side up and glass was applied to the inside of the C-Flex. Then a complete set of ribs and stringers were glassed in. The deck was glassed to the hull using a triangular belt line joint of Eva’s own design and the inside of the hull was coated with fire retardant vinylester resin. The special deck to hull joint, the 14,500 lb. External lead ballast shoe, the robust solid glass hull, and the fore and aft watertight compartments were all done to satisfy the first owner who was very safety conscious. When Eva designed our rig she used the same philosophy. She said that she didn’t approve of a rig design that might be damaged if the boat was rolled over. That about explains her philosophy for the entire boat.

Eos History:

The hull was completed in 7/83 by Eva Hollmann, naval architect at her boat yard in California. In 6/87 the uncompleted yacht was sold by Harvey Berger to William Smith.

No additional work was done on the yacht and we, subsequently, purchased the still uncompleted yacht in 10/90 from William Smith.  

Since that time we extended the stern to accommodate external propane storage and base for a stern arch thus extending her overall length on deck from the original 50 feet to 51 feet 8 inches and completed her interior. 

In 9/2006 we received a Watercraft Certificate of Title from the State of Minnesota. She also an has USCG registration.

The boat was launched 9/2007 at Barker’s Island Marina in Superior, WI (twin port of Duluth, MN). More work was completed and we set sail 7/2009. Then as full-time cruisers we took her through the Great Lakes, down the St. Lawrence River, out the Gulf of St. Lawrence and down the East Coast arriving in Brunswick, GA 1/2010. Since that time she has been in the southeast US and the Bahamas. She has spent every hurricane season at Brunswick Landing Marina in Brunswick, GA with no damage. 

In late November 2018 while at Brunswick she sustained a mild lightning strike that did not cause structural, rigging, hull or engine damage. Several but not all electronic devices were affected. All damaged devices and/or systems have been replaced. 


David Walters Yachts, RogueWave Division located in Annapolis MD is your choice for bluewater boats! Buying or Selling... Reach Bernie Jakits at 443-742-1792 or Licenced and Bonded in Maryland, Florida & California

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RogueWave Yacht Sales has merged with David Walters Yachts! The RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD remains Your Choice for Blue Water Boats.  Annapolis MD is the best place in the world to buy or sell a boat! We take great pride in helping our clients get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! We are always interested in marketing your high quality blue water capable boat!

Email  or call anytime, 443-742-1792. 

Your Bluewater Expert all gained from 50 years of boat ownership and some 150,000 offshore miles sailed in every ocean. Boats that I have owned in the last 45 years are 2 Catalinas (27 & 30), a 1977 Westsail 32, 1985 TaShing Norseman 447, a 1991 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34, a 1991 Valiant 40, a 2003 Hallberg-Rassy 53, a 2001 Bristol Channel Cutter and now a 2009 Valiant 42...I know what a good boat is. I look forward to guiding you properly, always with fiduciary responsibilities towards you. 

Honesty, integrity, love for our ocean and appreciation for the beautiful vessels that sail upon her are passions I share with you. Sailing is not a hobby for me, it is a lifestyle! 

We remain dedicated to serving our clients and specializing in vessels of quality, style, and substance which we match with the specific requirements of each individual. 

Since 1998, based in Annapolis MD, Sailing Capitol of the East Coast, we have served the cruising community and we've helped over 900 of sailors find their dream boat and sail away. 

We are always "Your Choice for Blue Water Boats."

We don't inherit our planet from our ancestors...... We are borrowing it from our children.


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