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DESCRIPTION: At Yachtdomain, we are sometimes lucky enough to represent sellers that have had a passion for both their vessels and the cruising life. In this case we are delighted to present what is no doubt an historic and iconic yacht, to the wider global market. She represents the pinnacle of build and design for her age and has been cared for by current owners during their stewardship. She is ready to set off again with new owners, and head into the big blue where she will undertake those longer passages with ease and safety. Throughout the 1960's and 70's Bill Lapworth was the preeminent designer on the West Coast USA, most notably for the Cal series racing and cruising designs. Fifty-five years later, all six of the original hulls built to this design, are still racing and winning. She is a fast sailboat that was built to race in the bi-annual Transpac, which runs Los Angeles to Honolulu. As the current owner has proven, this yacht can be handled by a couple and they have taken on an extended passage through the Pacific over the years with a young family aboard in safety and comfort. With a major refit prior to heading west, she has stood the test of time and turned many heads at marinas, anchorages and classic boat shows she has attended.
If you have an inkling of an itch to own a true classic, we would recommend "time is of the essence" with this yacht and our brokers will be delighted to arrange an inspection.
HULL: Philippine Mahogany planking with Australian Jarrah frames then glassed over.
DECK MATERIALS: Glass over ply. (fully removed and replaced 2008)
KEEL/BALLAST: Hull design is a medium displacement hull with fin keel and a spade rudder layout. Ballast is of cast iron.
ENGINE: Nanni 4.240.0 Mercedes Diesel OM616 s/n 962001036632 72HP (54KW).
Rebuild (complete) at 5,510hrs.
Propeller- VariProp DF-140.
Shaft Seal- Chatfield Engineering Blue Water 1 1/8" (lip seal type).
Blower- Rule 4" 200cfm auto run with ignition.
Pump(s)-Johnson LPX 4000 12VDC 2600 GPH.
Rule 12VDC 900 GPH.
Jabsco Amazon Manual Universal 22GPM.
Fuel Filters- 2 x RACOR 500FG Series 9 micron/Water separator.
Fuel Polishing/Transfer Pump- Facet 40109.
Engine controls mounted to pedestal.
FUEL: Two x 378lts Composite tanks. Selector valves found aft cabin above tanks.
GENSET: Cummins Onan MDKC 4.0 marine gen-set 373 approx 120VAC 4.0KW.:
DINGHY: OC Tender 3.0m ridged hull with Beachmaster wheels stored on deck forward of mast.
OUTBOARD: Tohatsu 9.8HP (7.2Kw).
ACCOMMODATION: Entering below decks down the forward companionway out of the large cockpit, you find the galley to starboard and the forward and aft facing navigation table seating to port. The nav table opens to reveal storage under. Electronics and nav units are all at hand here. From here you find a storage unit located forward of the nav station and then on to the saloon seating. The lovely teak saloon table is large in size when open but you have the ability to lower either port or starboard sides for easier access forward when needed. Both leaves drop down when not in use. Saloon seating can double as two single berths and behind and above you have single pipe cot berths port and starboard. These have curtains for privacy when in use. They could also double as large storage areas for big items on longer passages.
She has a keel stepped mast toward the forward area of the saloon. Moving forward again, the dedicated head is to port and the large vee berth is forward again. This has a single to starboard and double to port. Throughout the interior of the yacht she presents in great condition and some of her charm is firmly on show. Bulkheads and cabin top are in white and most of the remainder features exposed timber as when she was built. Bronze fittings are used extensively, both below decks and on the topsides. Heading back up and out into the centre cockpit, toward the aft cabin, there is plenty or room to accommodate guests around the timber drop down cockpit table when the need arises. To the rear of the wheel, you have access to the rear cabin and access to quadrant and steering gear.
Twin singles and some storage here.
REMARKS: The vessel went through an extensive restoration completed in 2008. Restoration log mentions at Cape George Marine Works, Port Townsend WA 2008, the decking was removed and renewed. The decks and cockpit are comprised of ¾" marine ply with 800gram bidirectional/CSM fibreglass laid in epoxy. Interior surfaces are epoxy sealed and painted white or varnished. The decks are painted in flat LPU and framed "Kiwigrip" non-skid. The deck is trimmed with varnished and raw teak; cap-rails, dorade boxes, hatches and cockpit coamings. The topsides were recently fared and repainted with Altex 321 LPU in Vuda, Fiji 08-2018. Below waterline was stripped and fared by longboard for a "race bottom" prior to the Pacific crossing at Opequimar Marine Services, Puerto Vallarta 15-02-2015. This "deck off" restoration renewed all internal systems, deck layout and rigging to bring the vessel to "as new" condition. Work continued with the current owners, outfitting her for an around the world cruise. Plans often change and they are now focusing on land based activities for the foreseeable future, so have decided to present their pride and joy to the wider global market. She is ready to go again, be it serious offshore cruising or to some of the classic yachting regattas around the world.