Gaff fore and aft schooner designed by John G Alden, built in 1929 in Thomaston, Maine and built at the Charles A. Morse yard.
LOD 50'; LOA 66'; LWL 39 ' 11"; Draft 7' 6";Beam 14'
DISPLACEMENT 26 tons
Voyager is one of the 9 boats of the 390 series, She is an iconic Alden schooner with her knuckle bow and pronounced sheerline inspired by the Gloucester fishing schooners.She has full waterlines aft and a slightly hollow entrance. The high bow helps repel water underway and keeps the foredeck dry. She is known to be a very seakindly vessel.
Voyager was purchased by Peter Phillipps in 1962, with Jeanette joining the team in 1972. The Phillipps have been the ideal custodians for her.They had a new hull built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia at the renowned Smith & Rhuland yard 1972-1973 (WB#33) and in 1984 she was oak sister framed at the prestigious Gannon and Benjamin yard. (WB#69). Voyager's most comprehensive restoration was done in Phuket,Thailand in 2002-2004. This complete refit included total replanking with maay takien tong planking fastened w/silicone bronze screws, sawn takien tong frames to supplement double frames of steamed oak, new takien tong clamp and shelf strakes and laminated deck beams with new 3/4" teck deck over 3/4" maay daeng tongue and grove, new teak deck structures and cockpit.
Engine: Perkins 4236, 85hp 1986, completely overhauled 2004 and installed on new mounts.
Hydroline feathering 3 bladed prop 1996, new Stainless Steel shaft 2012.
Shipmate kerosene galley stove with 3 burner with oven. Shipmate wood burning stove. Wilcox Crittendon Imperial head with holding tank.
Furuno radar,GPS chart plotter, weatherfax, icom SSB, VHF. All the navigation equipment was new in 2000 except for the Pactor modem for sailmail 2004.
The main cabin consists of a galley and head at the mainmast, double bunk forward of galley to port, a settee that curves about, meeting itself at the foremast around a 4' circular table. The open forepeak holds a double bunk with a large compartmentalized storage area beneath. Another settee is aft of the table on the starboard side and forward of a very comfortable sea berth for one or two.This arrangement sleeps five or six in comfortable bunks, plus two more in a pinch at anchor. The very spacious and roomy interior was designed by her architect owners for living comfort in port as well as on extended offshore voyages.
The comfortable aft master cabin with a spacious double berth includes the nav station with large chart table and a well-insulated engine.
SAILS and RIGGING
The sails were new in 1996, from Lee Sails in Hong Kong. She has a fisherman, main topsail and 100% jib that are in very good condition as they were not used very often. There is also a 1000 sq. ft. gollywobbler, also in good condition.
The rigging is 1988 galvanized by Brion Toss, all parceled and served. The headstay and forestay were replaced in New Zealand in 1995 with swaged fittings. The bobstay is SS chain, 1986.
ANCHORS and RODES
Anchors: 80 lb Herreshoff, 65 lb fisherman, 33 kg Bruce, 15 kg Bruce, 100 lb Luke 3-piece storm anchor.
Rodes: 400 ft. 3/4" chain (checked and re-galvanized in 2003), 40 ft 3/4" chain with 400 ft. rhode. There is another new anchor rode 3/4", approximately 300 ft.
Mainmast is original 1929 sitka spruce. It is in perfect condition. Both mast steps are new from the refit.
The foremast is Douglas fir and was replaced in 1954 after Hurricane Carol.
The bowsprit is original long leaf yellow pine, in perfect condition.
The booms and gaffs have all been replaced over the years and are in very good to perfect condition.
Chainplates are SS and were checked in Thailand in 2003. She has deadeyes and lanyards instead of turnbuckles. The deadeyes are in good condition.
WATER, POWER & FUEL
Inverter & battery charger new 2008. Fuel tanks ss new 2004. Water tanks ss pressure tested 2004.
2 water tanks @ 75gal each; fuel 100 plus; batteries 2007; shore power, inverter
Small Honda portable generator
Voyager, in the tradition of the Gloucester fishing schooners, has two nesting dorys chocked on the port side of her flush deck, one new in teak (Thailand 04) the other is cedar with a new teak bottom and rails. The cedar dory has a sailing rig.
The Phillipps lived aboard,cruised and maintained Voyager for 37 years,puttiing over 150,000 sea miles under her keel, including 6 Atlantic crossings and a 15 year circumnavigation.Rebuilt to last for decades, Voyager is equipped and ready to embark upon a new venture with a new owner; an owner who will appreciate the attention to detail and her practicality and simplicity as well as the kind of strong devotion that the Phillipps expended through 50 years of ownership.