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Lunenburg Nova Scotia, Canada
Major price reduction, now asking $495,000, all offers considered.
STV Unicorn has five luxurious guest staterooms: four midship guest rooms and a fifth larger owner's cabin aft plus crew cabin for six. The new accommodations feature maple cabinetry and teak and holly cabin soles. Maple was chosen over mahogany for interior spaces to create a warm ambiance without being overly dark. Hull has R11 insulation throughout. All guest quarters have air conditioning and their own electric heads and showers and comfortable queen-sized beds. Interior lights have dimmer switches to help create the mood appropriate to the moment. A comfortable aft salon offers guests an informal gathering space for business discussions or a place to just relax with a good book. The galley is equipped with modern commercial kitchen facilities. Unicorn cruises comfortably with six to ten guests aboard, plus a professional crew up to six.
Number of cabins: 5
Number of heads: 6
STV Unicorn has five luxurious guest staterooms: four midship guest rooms and a fifth larger owner's cabin aft plus crew cabin for six. The new accommodations feature maple cabinetry and teak and holly cabin soles. Maple was chosen over mahogany for interior spaces to create a warm ambiance without being overly dark. Hull has R11 insulation throughout. All guest quarters have air conditioning and their own electric heads and showers with queen sized berths. Interior lights have dimmer switches to help create the mood appropriate to the moment. A comfortable aft salon offers guests an informal gathering space for business discussions or a place to just relax with a good book. The galley is equipped with modern commercial kitchen facilities. Unicorn is a certified attraction vessel with uninspected 6 pack. She cruises comfortably with six to ten guests aboard, plus a professional crew up to six.
Galley and Laundry
Dynamic Cooking Systems Professional 30" gas range with oven, Type: #DCS-RGA-304SS
2 Coolmatic RSD-US (24v) 4.5 cu ft refrigerators
Coolmatic RSA-60 (24v) 2.5 cu ft refrigerator with 1 cu ft freezer
Copeland compressor with 15 cu ft freezer
GE Monogram garbage compactor
Panasonic microwave oven with inverter inside
Bosch Axxis front load washer
Bosch Axxis front load dryer
Electrical and Mechanical
Vessel underwent a complete electrical system re-fit in 2003 and 2004.
Geared Mechanical steering box with two wheels (pilothouse and weather deck) with newly installed emergency steerage capabilities (2013).
Main Engine is an after cooled 354 HP Caterpillar 3406 Turbo Charged, serial #4TB01102 purchased from Toremont Diesel Supply of Toronto, Ontario in 1997 as a factory rebuilt unit. The Engine was last overhauled by a factory authorized facility (Atlantic Tractor, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia) in December of 2003. The engine has a 52" fixed four blade propeller.
Alternator on main shaft (upgraded in 2013)
24V inverter system (upgraded in 2013)
Twelve 6V house batteries (replaced in 2013)
Kubota Marathon 12 KVA generator model V1505-EBGI, serial number YJ4238 (repowered 2004)
Perkins 46 KVA main generator (2003)
12V marine battery - generator start
12V DC system powers the ships electronics
Emergency 12V back up batteries in pilot house
Lister single cylinder diesel work engine
Hot water heaters (upgraded in 2013)
Two water pressure pumps and 35 PSI capacity pressure tank
Individual climate controlled Ocean Breeze air conditioning/heating system
Sea Recovery fresh water maker w/ 600 gal/day capabilities
Deck layout includes; raised aft deck with pilot house; providing weather protected steering, engine controls and navigation station. Second wheel is on the weather deck just forward of the pilot house. Two island deckhouses are located just fore and after mid-ships. Aft deckhouse houses second navigation station with access to master accommodations. Forward deckhouse houses galley and access to focs'le and mid-ship accommodations. Engine room is located below aft deckhouse. Access to Engine room is via mid-ship deck hatch and watertight door in mid-ship passage way, below decks.
Wooden decks made of African Iroko
Main anchor -700 lb ship-type double fluke w/300 feet of 3/8" steel anchor chain
240V hydraulic windlass
100lb fisherman's style anchor
75lb plough type anchor
Mooring lines and fenders
Polypropylene towing line
ADX RIB #A-12 12ft 6 person dinghy with 25 hp Yamaha outboard
7 fenders (5 new Taylor Made fenders in 2013)
Gaff-rigged, square topsail schooner w/ seven rigged sails and four special purpose sails. Steel masts with wooden topmasts. Sails tailor-made for Unicorn by United Baltic Sails (UB Sails), The Netherlands.
Mainsail (replaced in 2012)
Foresail (replaced in 2009)
Fore Staysail (replaced in 2012)
Outer Jib (replaced in 2012)
Upper Topsail (replaced in 2009)
Lower Topsail (replaced in 2009)
Assorted sails in sail locker (not currently rigged) include: split course, main topsail and fisherman staysail
STV Unicorn is a USCG inspected attraction vessel and, due to the Jones Act, opted to sail as an uninspected 6-pack. She is equipped with all required fire and safety devices.
Registered and Certified EPIRB
Automatic Identification System (AIS) - 2013
Inspected and Certified Zodiac 16 person Type FT inflatable liferaft with hydrostatic release
Inspected and Certified Viking 6 person Type 8K inflatable liferaft with hydrostatic release
17 Immersion Suits - 2013
Inspected and Certified 12 fire extinguishers
Inspected and Certified manual CO2 dump for the engine room
Inspected and Certified Foam Extinguishers
4 Life rings
20 Adult USCG approved PFD’s
Watertight collision bulkhead
Five compartments each with exclusive bilge pick up
Fixed bilge system serviced by two pumps: Lister diesel driven Pacer 2" intake/100-200 gal per min. and electric 240V Emerson & AMT pump 1 1/2" intake/ 30 gal per min. These pumps serve as ships fire pumps as well.
240V Marathon electric pump for air conditioning system
12V portable pump - 19 gal per min
Vessel is full keel, round bottom with clipper style schooner bow and canoe stern. Hull design is, swept sheer with raised bulwarks. Originally built in 1947 as a Dutch, North Sea Fishing Trawler, the vessel's hull construction was accomplished via the re-utilization of steel and steel plating that was taken from the hulls of the German U Boat fleet that had been delivered to Holland as war reparations at the end of the Second World War. Hence the steel plating which makes up the hull from the collision bulkhead aft is of high nickel-brass content. This part is constructed of riveted steel plates overlapped over fabricated structural steel ribs spaced 45 centimeters (approx1. 17") on center; with stringers and re-enforced by welded steel bulkheads. All repairs to the riveted portions of the hull have been in accordance with US Coast Guard and Transport Canada general repair guidelines.
Unicorn's sturdy hull was crafted in Holland in 1947 from steel salvaged from German U-boats. She was launched as a motor fishing vessel working the North Atlantic. By 1979 she had been converted into a sailing ship and renamed Eenhorn or "one horn", Dutch for Unicorn. In 1986, under new owners, she crossed the Atlantic to the United States and her name was anglicized to Unicorn. For the next decade, Unicorn was a charter ship familiar to sailors from the northern Maritime Provinces to the southernmost Caribbean islands and as far west as Australia. In the mid-90's Unicorn was acquired by a Canadian couple and went through a major rebuilding of the hull, rig and systems to be converted into a Canadian certified sail training vessel. In 1997 she was launched with a new name, True North of Toronto, and new specifications. Hundreds of sailors trained aboard her in the Great Lakes, along the east coast and in the Caribbean. She became an American Sail Training Association "event" tallship and began appearing with the ASTA fleet at port festivals. In the fall of 1999, True North was acquired by its current owners. Along with their four daughters, they have continued to promote the preservation of traditional maritime life through tallship festivals, community involvement and sail training programs. In December of 2003, the schooner completed a bow to stern refit that took the ship down to its steel ribs, and has been rechristened with her original name, Unicorn. With her new first-class accommodations and high end electronics and systems, she has once again set sail with a new dream and charted course. Since 2007, Unicorn has been sailing under charter with Sisters Under Sail and sailing as the very popular only all-female crewed tall ship in the world.
Current owners provided an extensive re-fit of all systems and accommodations in 2003 at Scotia Trawler, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Plumbing, fresh water, bilge, sanitation, galley and related systems were all replaced and upgraded. A complete electrical system overhaul was undertaken, upgrading fire and safety systems. New non-opening port-lights were installed with heavy gauge aluminum hatches.
The vessel was dry-docked in October 2004 at the Heddle Marine Shipyard in Hamilton Ontario and again in fall/winter 2009/2010 at Gloucester Marine Railways. Work performed included removal and maintenance of propeller shaft and bearing, removal and rebuilding of transmission, removal and repair of steel plating at upper end of rudder post, replacement of rudder bearings, re-positioning of starboard hawse pipe, removal of through hull fitting forward of engine room bulkhead (through-hull fittings, port and starboard are now in the engine room), and complete inspection, ultra-soundings and repair of hull after sandblasting to "white metal." Hull was primed with epoxy and painted. Records of these haul-outs are noted on record with the USCG.Vessel's current main engine, an after cooled, turbo charged Caterpillar 3406 (installed in 1997) had a regularly scheduled top end performed in November of 2003 by factory authorized dealer, Atlantic Tractor. The Kubota Marathon 12 KVA generator was re-powered in June 2004 by Fort Pierce Diesel. Perkins 46 KVA main generator was brought on line in December of 2003 and its' cooling system upgraded in August 2004.In addition, between January and March, 2005 additional safety features were added by Embree welding of St. Petersburg, Fl. These included the re-enforcement of the Engine Room's watertight bulkhead, just aft of the main mast step, the replacement of 2, six dog manual doors (engine room and mid-ship) with quick acting wheel type doors, the addition of an on deck fireproof (aluminum) propane locker, the upgrading of deck hatch dogs to stainless steel wing nut types and the addition of an on deck outboard engine mount.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 866-437-5258Tel: 954 522 8650