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Northrop and Johnson - Northrop & Johnson Yachts-Ships LLC (RI)
HIGH SPIRITS is a timeless yacht in exceptional condition, ready in all respects to cruise all oceans. Her original Ron Holland design assures her exceptional performance and comfort in port and far at sea and the comprehensive 2020 refit returned all systems in nearly new condition.
HIGH SPIRITS was designed by Ron Holland and built by Belliure Yachts in Spain, to the very highest standards. Originally conceived as the largest yacht a couple or family can comfortably handle without crew, she is one of the first, low-profile raised pilothouse sailing yachts. She has a very pleasing profile, while offering an exceptional level of light and unrestricted visibility from her raised pilothouse and main salon. HIGH SPIRITS is a powerful sailing yacht with simple sail handling systems, fully equipped for comfortable world voyaging. Her three-stateroom layout provides all amenities for comfortable living aboard in port or far at sea. Under her present ownership, she has been mindfully maintained and improved with an open checkbook, from the fundamentals such as all new seawater hoses & clamps, right through a full upgrade to her electric system; generator, solar panels, lithium batteries, inverters and a full upgrade to 220 VAC power. Her 2013 Selden in-mast furling spar is 1.3M taller than the original and adds substantial horsepower to the original performance Ron Holland rig, and all sails were replaced in her most recent refit.
HIGH SPIRITS generously accommodates six in three staterooms, two of which are configured as Owner/VIP staterooms, and the third is well appointed for either guests or crew. Her raised saloon offers panoramic line of sight visibility at deck level, and comfortable dining for eight plus additional seating. The galley is fully equipped for gourmet food preparation, with plenty of stowage for extended cruising.
The MAIN SALOON has a comfortable U-shaped dinette to port with a recessed custom china & book display case fully outboard. To starboard is a comfortable settee with custom stemware stowage outboard. A pull out DC-powered reefer drawer is below the settee. Generous storage is provided in lockers under and behind settees. On the aft bulkhead is an LG Flatscreen LCD TV with Polk Audio sound bar and woofer, with Apple TV remote via MacPro TV apps. A custom built wine and glass rack is below the entertainment center..
The companionway to the cockpit, four steps up, is on centerline aft and the stair to the nav station and aft owner’s stateroom is to starboard. The galley is three steps down, forward.
The NAVIGATION STATION, is aft to starboard and open to the saloon, with a large navigation desk, comfortable seating, and comprehensive navigation, communication, entertainment and performance systems, full instrumentation and the AC & DC electrical distribution panels, all within easy reach. Inboard, across the passageway is the battery/electronics/hydraulics utility locker.
The OWNER’S STATEROOM is full width, aft in the yacht, with a queen size walk around berth athwartships to port, settee, vanity, three spacious fulllength cedar lined lockers, abundant storage in drawers and lockers, plus additional deep storage beneath the bed and settee. The stateroom has plenty of natural light and ventilation via two large opening Oceanair hatches and plus four opening ports. Creature comforts include a custom inner spring mattress (2013), AC/Heat controls, custom carpets and soft goods.
The OWNER’S ENSUITE HEAD is forward to port with white Italian marble trimmed in teak, large mirrors on two walls, vanity with storage below, fresh water Vacu-flush head, Custom Grohe Fixtures plus three shelf lined lockers providing generous storage.
The FORWARD VIP GUEST stateroom was completely remodeled and enlarged during a refit, creating one large stateroom of the two original ones in this area. As such, there is an abundance of space for a comfortable double berth, writing desk, built in bookcases and lockers, and additional deep storage below the bed,.LCD TV/Video/DVD player, and plenty of natural light and ventilation via three opening hatches. This stateroom features custom soft goods, teak fans, A/C and heat, recessed flush headliner Xenon lights and cool LED bedside reading lamps. The large ENSUITE HEAD and separate stall shower is ceramic tiled and trimmed in teak with a stainless steel sink and vanity with storage below, Grohe shower mixer and electric Vacuflush fresh water toilet. Large opening hatch provides ample ventilation and rapid access to the foredeck and a watertight door opens to the chain locker & storage area forward.
The PORT GUEST STATEROOM, or crew cabin, is opposite the galley with a queen berth outboard, LCD TV/Video/DVD player, ample hanging locker, drawers and locker stowage, and two opening hatches. The ENSUITE HEAD has a teak grate shower, SS sink and vanity, Grohe fixtures, electric Vacuflush fresh water toilet and opening hatch for ample ventilation.
The GALLEY is located fore and aft to starboard, and partially open to the main saloon above, offering light, ventilation and a sense of spaciousness. Ventilation is provided by four opening hatches, teak fans and electric exhaust fan, plus the yacht’s A/C and heating systems. Recessed Xenon lights are supplemented with undercounter LED lighting. Storage lockers for dry goods cooking utensils, dishware, glassware, mugs and silverware are located above and below counters, in a full height pantry to port, and in custom spice racks. Additional deep storage bins are located below the sole.
The galley is equipped with:
• Force 10, 3 burner propane Stove and Oven (2020)
• 220V Ocean Microwave (2020)
• 220V U-Line Ice Maker (2020)
• Three separate Sea-Frost DC refrigeration systems for one two-door front loading and two top loading fridge and freezer boxes
• Refrigerated, 2 case beer drawer (2020)
• 220V Mini Washer/Dryer (2020)
• Expresso machine (2021)
• Stainless sink with hot/cold water
• New in-sink disposal (2021)
• Dalton HIP/UC water filter with countertop tap and service to ice maker
• Corian countertops
Boarding aft, the lightweight passarelle (20) leads to a gate in the stainless stern pulpit for easy boarding. Safety gear is mounted aft, including a Plastimo Transocean 6 person valise liferaft (’20), MOM 8 overboard module (’20), Plastimo lifering (’20) and overboard light. Also on the aft deck is the stainless Galleymate 2000 propane grill/barbeque (’20) and a full antenna mast for all antennae and receivers, and floodlight, plus (4) teak deck chairs. A custom stainless steel swim ladder with teak treads folds into the starboard midship rail. Removable custom teak boarding steps fit into the boarding gates, port and starboard.
The self-bailing cockpit is amidships with a custom Bimini frame containing eight Xenon lights, supporting a full Dodger and Bimini, both new (2020), along with new clear panel inserts. Teak seating with new cockpit cushions (’20) surround three sides of the varnished teak dropleaf table on centerline with an integral cooler, cup holders, and teak extension allowing dining for eight.
The Whitlock steering pedestal holds a Lewmar 42” elkhide-covered stainless wheel, along with (new ’20) B&G chart plotter-radar display, Ritchie Compass, engine controls and VHF remote. B&G navigation displays are mounted above the companionway, with autopilot and engine control panels recessed in the coaming
Engine and Running Gear:
The engine, generator and other major mechanical equipment are located beneath the sound insulated main saloon floor. With panels removed access to the engine, genset and other systems for maintenance and repairs is excellent.
• Perkins Sabre Prima 135M inline diesel engine installed in 2005, with alarmed engine panel and VDO gauges in the cockpit; consumes
2.75 GPH @ 2000 RPM.
• New Aqua Drive, engine mounts and control panel (2020)
• ZF model 45A Transmission, hydraulic 2.43:1 reduction gear, serviced (2020)
• 2” tapered stainless steel shaft
• Three bladed feathering Max-Prop, serviced (2020)
• Shaft lock fitted with controls under the centerline saloon stairs leading to the cockpit
• Electric oil change system
• Side-Power SP220TC 25hp 24v electric bow thruster, serviced (2020)
• (3) new Racor Filters (2020), (2) main engine (1) generator
• All new pumps for fresh, grey water and black water systems (2020)
• Most salt water, gray and black water lines and clamps, replaced (2020)
Northern lights 12 KWH generator in sound shield (2020)
Racor filter (2020)
Electric oil change system
Remote generator panel at the nav station.
Two stainless steel fresh water tanks totaling 420 gallons are located in the mechanical space port and starboard, each with fill, vent and supply lines. WEMA electronic tank level probes are fitted on each tank with separate gauges at the nav station.
Sea Recovery, 285 liter/hour water maker with sand prefilter and UV sanitizer (2020)
Raritan #1712 12 gallon water heater w/220V AC immersion coil & heat exchanger
(2) fresh water pumps discharge into a common manifold (impulse and turbine style) with individual A-B switches on electrical panel
Sureflo 3400 Accumulator tank
(3) Vacuflush (MSD Type III), fresh water marine toilets
50 gallon holding tank w/deck pumpout
Hi-lift electric diaphragm pump (2020)
WEMA black tank gauges
(3) Whale ‘Gulper’, gray water pumps (2020)
Hot & Cold deck shower at port cockpit coaming
Shurflo Extreme Pro blaster, salt water washdown & fire pump 2020
• Automatic submersible bilge pump in main bilge with Aqua Alarm pump counter and high water alarm at nav station
• Manual bilge pump, rebuilt in (2020), operated from equipment room
• Portable electric bilge pump
• Rule 2000 automatic bilge pump with Water Witch electronic bilge pump switch in Lazarette
HVAC (6) total:
Six Air Conditioning units aboard HIGH SPIRITS.
-Three 7-9,000 BTU Frigomar High efficiency Air Conditioners, one for each sleeping cabin (2020), can be operated overnight on battery power alone.
-Three Cruiseair Stowaway Turbo STX16C 16,000 BTU 240V reverse cycle air conditioning/heating systems are installed with both SMXII digital and manual controls. Separate zones for aft/owners cabin, saloon/galley/port cabin, and forward guest VIP cabin.
High tech, cored composite fiberglass hull and deck with teak overlay. Fin keel with 26,000 lbs. lead keel, flared at bottom to lower CG, skeg supported balanced rudder and ‘tunnel’ bow thruster. Whitlock Mamba rod steering and new Lewmar Mamba autopilot drive and clutch (’20). All universal joints replaced; bevel box and steering arms rebuilt in 2012 and 2018. Blue Awlgrip topsides, polished annually and transom repainted ’20.
HIGH SPIRITS’ entire ship’s power system was re-engineered and rebuilt in 2020, updating to a ‘State of the Art’, efficient electrical system that optimizes electrical charging form all inputs, while extending her ‘silent ship’ capabilities.
New Northern Lights 12 KWH Generator w/sound attenuation isolation box (’20)
(4) Lithium-Ion Batteries (’20)
150 amp service Alternator & voltage regulator ‘(20)
(3) 24V/100 amp Chargemaster battery chargers w/smart voltage regulators (’20)
(2) 4,000 Watt Ultra Sine Wave MasterVolt inverters (’20)
110V/2,000 Watt Marinco inverter (’20)
(4) High Efficiency Solar Panels (’19), integrated into Bimini top produce 42 amps at mid-day
(3) Commercial cooling fans (’20) for engine, electrical & battery compartments
New lighting in engineering spaces; watermaker, engine room, battery storage, electric cabinet and aft deck
(2) Engine start batteries (2020)
New Generator start battery (2019)
The electrical distribution and breaker panels for both AC and DC systems are well labeled and easily accessible for operation at the nav station. GFCI protection is afforded to all outlets. The vessel is mechanically bonded to ABYC specifications.
Solent rig with 2012 Seldén furling mainmast, two Rondal double track aluminum forestays with Rondal Hydrofurl furlers, 1x19 Stainless standing rigging, fully serviced annually. Spar height 92.5’ from DWL, sail area approx 1875 sq/ft. All deck hardware by Antal, Harken, Rondal and Lewmar. Navtec hydraulic backstay and Seldén boomvang. Two Lewmar mini Commander hydraulic units for winches and furling. Hydraulic Pumps, (1) new and (1) rebuilt (2019)
The 2014 Offshore Spars boom is painted aluminum.
Running rigging includes braided Spectra sheets and spectra halyards, updated annually as required. Main, genoa and yankee halyards are installed on mast-mounted pin-tracks leaving the mast area uncluttered. New Antel Grip Max jam cleats are fitted to the spar for other halyards. New Antal genoa and yankee cars, tracks, turning blocks and sheets installed in 2014 with additional upgrades in 2020. Running backstays with tricing lines are run to the cockpit through Harken blocks.
Winches include: (All serviced 2020)
• Two Lewmar Hydraulic ST 65 three speed self-tailing primary winches with finger/foot controls
• Two Lewmar Hydraulic ST 55 self-tailing mainsheet and outhaul winches with finger/foot controls
• Two Lewmar #65 ST self-tailing cockpit winches
• Lewmar 54CCEST 24V electric self-tailing halyard winch, new 2012, with foot control
• Lewmar 54CCST two speed self-tailing manual halyard winch, new 2012
New 2020 by Incidences Sails, Martinique. All DuraNet Tri-radial
Furling Mainsail (203 m2)
150%. Reacher (232 m2)
Sailing and Navigation
All updated B&G Electronics suite includes:
B&G ZEUS III Chart Plotter (2017)
B&G Racing Wind Instruments & masthead unit (2019) including speed/log/depth, sea temp, etc.
B&G ZG50 Zeus GPS B&G Broadband 4G digital radar (2021)
B&G AIS-400 Class B AIS Transceiver
B&G Z12 Zeus MFD 12-inch color display at helm for chart plotter, radar, AIS and all instrumentation
(7) B&G Triton T41 color digital displays; (5) at cockpit companionway and t(2) at navigation station
Two handheld Garmin GPS receivers / plotters for redundancy and ditch bag
Ritchie compass at helm
Weems & Plath brass clock & barometer at nav station
SIMRAD Robertson AP-20 system, interfaced with the B&G navigation system includes:
B&G Fluxgate Compass with spare
RF300 rudder feedback
AP-22 control panel in cockpit
B & G Autopilot control panel at Nav Station (2018)
Lewmar Mamba steering interface
B&G VHF at navigation station w/remote at helm (2018
(2) handheld VHF transceivers
WAVE WiFi internet amplification system – new in 2020
INMARSAT Satellite communication system (2019) HP Color Scanner/Printer at Navigation Station (2020)
27-inch LG LED LCD HDTV in Saloon 22-inch LG LED LCD HDTVs in mid & forward staterooms (2) Sony DVP-SR510H CD/DVD players Speakers in saloon, and aft, mid & fwd cabins, cockpit and aft deck Polk Audio Surround Bar 3000 home theatre and sub-woofer
(2019) AB 13’ aluminum/inflatable RIB center-console tender carries 6 passengers, and can be towed or stored on the foredeck in custom stainless cradles. A custom boom fitted to the mast allows loading and offloading using the electric halyard winch at the mast. Tender includes:
(2019) Yamaha 50 HP outboard, 4-stroke with Yamaha controls and digital gauges
-Garmin speed/depth &chart plotter
Stainless steel anchor, chain & nylon rode Tow ring
(6) USCG Type II lifejackets
The following safety gear is aboard:
• New Navigation lights (2019)
• Plastimo Transocean 6 valise liferaft (’20)
• MOM-8 man overboard module (’20)
• Plastimo Throwable lifering & light (’20)
• (6) USCG Type V lifejackets / harnesses
• (6) USCG Type II lifejackets in various adult and child sizes
• ACR 406 EPIRB (2018)
• MOB Recovery ladder (2019)
• Flares, First Aid kit and Ditch Bag
• Fireboy Xintex S-2A LPG switch/detector/alarm
• Smoke and CO2 detectors/alarms
• Engine room Halon 1301 bottle with Fireboy automatic sensor
• Hand-held Fire extinguishers and galley fire blanket
HIGH SPIRITS has had exceptional care since the day she was launched and the pace of her refit and rebuilding has accelerated, particularly under present ownership. The following list of improvements from 2013 to the present, well demonstrates the fact that HIGH SPIRITS’ high tech composite hull and deck, along with her elegantly crafted and maintained interior woodwork is all that remains of this magnificent 1985 yacht. All other systems and components are nearly new!
-In 2013, HIGH SPIRITS original Ron Holland performance furling mast and rigging was replaced with a new Selden furling spar that is 1.5 meters taller, thus providing considerably more power than the original. Also in 2013, every Lewmar and Oceanaire opening hatch was replaced with new, along with all forward facing Pilothouse windows. All other systems were regularly upgraded and refit under her previous ownership.
-From 2019 to the present, from her bilge hoses, pumps and fittings, to the masthead and literally stem to stern, HIGH SPIRITS has received an exceptional level of refit, rebuild and replacement of all essential components.
Electrical System: (All 2020 except as noted)
-The entire electrical system was re-engineered to state of the art, 220V system to optimize charging capability from all sources.
-Northern Lights 12 WEH Generator with sound attenuation isolation box
-(4) Lithium-Ion batteries
-150 Amp service alternator & voltage monitor
-(3) Chargemaster battery chargers w/smart voltage regulators
-(2) 4,000 Watt Ultra Sine Wave Mastervolt inverters
-110V/2,000 Watt Marinco inverter
-(4) High efficiency Solar Panels (’19) on Bimini top ~ 42 amps at mid-day
-(3) Commercial cooling fans for engine, electrical & battery compartments
-New lighting in engineering spaces; watermaker, engine room, battery storage, electric cabinet and aft deck
-(2) new engine start batteries
-Generator start battery (’19)
-All new galley equipment (’20), upgrade to 220 Volt system
New gimballed stove/oven
Drinks chiller drawer
In sink disposal
All new LED lighting
-New Sea Recovery 285 liter/hour watermaker
-Air Conditioning capacity doubled
(3) new Frigomar 7-9,000 BTU AC units for staterooms
(3) original Cruisaire AC units fully serviced/rebuilt
-New Hi-Lift electric diaphragm pump
-Manual bilge pump rebuilt
-All new pumps for fresh, gray and black water systems
-Most salt water, gray and black water lines and clamps replaced
-New Aqua Drive engine mounts & control panel
-ZF Transmission fully serviced
-Side Power bow thruster fully serviced
-Blade Max Prop fully serviced
-(3) new Racor Filters, (2) main engine, (1) generator
-New Lewmar Commander hydraulic pump
-Secondary Lewmar Commander hydraulic pump fully serviced/rebuilt
Electronic Upgrades: (All 2020 except as noted)
B&G Zeus Plotter (’17)
B&G Wind instruments and masthead unit (’19)
B&G Radar (’21)
B&G VHF at Navigation Station (’18)
Hailer & foghorn
Wave WiFi amplifier
Inmarsat Satcom (’19)
HP Color Scanner/Printer at Navigation Station
Hull and Deck:
Bottom stripped to bare fiberglass and refinished
Transom repainted, Flag Blue Awlgrip
Topsides fully polished
All winches serviced
Whitlock Mamba steering, all universal joints replaced and system fully serviced
New Cockpit Cushions
New SS/Propane Barbeque
New LED Navigation lights
New Plastimo Transocean 6 valise liferaft
ACR 406 EPIRB (’18)
New MOM-8 Man overboard module
New Plastimo throwable lifering & light
13’ AB Inflatable lightweight/aluminum hard bottom tender (‘19)
50 HP Yamaha 4-stroke outboard (’19)
Sails: All new 2020 by Incidence Sails, Antigua; Dura-Net Triradial Cut
HIGH SPIRITS is a timeless yacht in exceptional condition, ready in all respects to cruise all oceans. Her original Ron Holland design assures her exceptional performance and comfort in port and far at sea and the remarkably detailed recent refits have all systems in nearly new condition.
Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.