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"Radiant Star" has never looked better. Currently (Spring of 2014), "Radiant Star" is in excellent condition and shines from the tops of her gleaming purple heart teak caprails to her freshly painted keel. Out of the water in August 2013, as she is every year, this yacht has been consistently maintained and shows knowledgeable owners attentions. "It is not expensive to do, it is just regular." Refastened below the waterline in 2005. Ready for your cruising adventure!
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: J&G Forbes Boat Yard
Designer: J&G Forbes
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 75 ft 0 in
Beam: 20 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 9 ft 6 in
Displacement: 198000 lbs
Fresh Water Tanks: (800 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (1100 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 6
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 3
Forward custom circular staircase leads below. Starboard and port staterooms with large upper and lower berths. 9’ headroom! Opening hatches and deck prisms. Vanity table in each. Hanging locker. Head is aft to port with home-sized shower. Washer/dryer combo 110v (needs parts). Vacuflush head.
Aft is the main salon with diesel fireplace. This area features antique furniture from European cruise liners. Full-sized, glass-faced pull down desk. Gorgous tables and chairs by 19th century craftsmen. Magnavox 27” TV and DVD. Sony sound system. Storage. Wet bar with antique sink. U-Line icemaker. Galley to port.
Proceeding up a ladder into the Pilothouse, there is seating for 6 with full visiblity. Aft is the full size navagation station with two large passageway berths. There is a day head. Engine room access and stairs to the aft stateroom.
The master cabin has a WC compartment with tub and vacuflush head, sink and vanity mirror outside. There are very large port and starboard 6’6” double beds. Numerous drawers and two large hanging lockers. Plus there is a a 6’6” settee/berth with a second fireplace which makes a luxurious reading nook.
Expansive countertops, modern appliances, and tasteful use of wood. There is a separate wet bar forward with breakfast counter.
Large 2-sided chopping block w/propane Force 10 4-burner stove
Amana deep freezer (110 and inverter)
Hurricane instant hot water
Aft wheelhouse has settee - and two additional pull-out seats. There are two bunks in passageway, opposite the chart sized navigation station. Well ventilated and spacious. Aft has day head (manual) with sink and opening port. Heart interface. RC2000 remote Trace system 24 volt inverter.
Simrad CX54 GPS chartplotter
Micrologic Mariner GPS
Robertson autopilot with rudder angle indicator w/remote
Koden MD 3000 radar – original
Datamarine wind/speed/ direction
Clearview screen (in op)
(2) Large banquette seats in wheelhouse
(2) Pop up seating in wheelhouse
Battery - 1 remote for radio; 2 x 24 volt engine start; 2 x 6volt for 12 volt system; 4 x 6v for 24 volt system; 1 x 24 volt. 8 kva Westerbeke (new in 1995) for hydraulics. Has separate battery. 2.3kva genset.
Deck & Hull
21/2” Larch planking over 4 ¾” x 6 ½” oak frames on 16” centers, doubled below the turn of the bilge. Aluminum wheelhouse. Poured concrete ballast. Galvanized nails, refastened 2006 with 3000 5” galvanized square ship spikes.
Dry stack exhaust
2006 all Pistons replaced
Massive 5” shaft
Fire suppression system
Hydraulic dinghy davit
2 sets of chocks for large and small tenders
15’ Zodiac Hummer with outboard
Anchor windlass Kolstrand 18 x 26 hydraulic with 350# Navy style anchor
600’ 5/8” cable
85’ 5/8” chain
Forward line compartment with bulkhead aft
Full rail covers on varnished “purpleheart” teak coamings
Hull covers for mahogany bulkwarks, treated with seatol
Vast Teak deck treated with seatol
Aft 2-direction hydraulic capstan
Skylight is removeable
Engine & Mechanical
Range: 1400 nautical miles Fuel burn: 6 Gallons per 8 nautical miles
Buderus diesel furnace with hot water circulation
Fuel manifold w/ Racor filter plus separate dual Racor
High output, engine driven bilge pump and deck wash
110v high volume bilge pump
12v bilge pump
Originally built in 1956 by J&G Forbes near Fraserburgh, Scotland, Radiant Star spent her first 38 years working as a Herring Drifter in the North Sea fishing fleet 6 days a week off the craggy shoals of Scotland. In 1994, Radiant Star was slated to be chain sawed, wrecked as part of a government buy-out of the fleet. Her current owner, who is a Scottish American, knew he wanted to convert a ship of this type and he travelled to Scotland to identify candidate vessels from this fleet. After shortlisting 7 and visiting all of these he finally selected Radiant Star. With much local knowledge to ground him, he focused on the J&G Forbes construction, and was finally won over by the graceful sheer line and the large 'fish hold' forward, which would accommodate the apartment he intended to build into the vessel. Standing on the blustery quay in the Shetland Islands, he shook hands with the fisherman who had owned her since 1964 and the sturdy trawler began her conversion into a yacht.
The new owners asked that the yacht be delivered to Fraserburgh, where they worked with the local talent to build a new galley into the large hold forward. They also did some simple preparations for the long voyage back to Seattle. They then took the yacht up the Themes River to London where they found many refurbished antiques from the local shops which were eventually built into the vessel. These include a large dining table, book case, display cabinet, officers desk and chairs which were all items salvaged from steam ships and cruise liners of the Victorian age. These beautiful items with their plaques are now built in place as part of the beautiful interior fit out aboard Radiant Star.
The new Owners, with some trusty friends, cruised the yacht home, rounding Cape Horn in January of 1995 and arriving in Anacortes in April, having cruised 18,000 nm and 2300 engine hours. It was there that the real work on the conversation began! The original 3" decks were repaired as needed and re-faired. They were then rubberized before a new 2" fir deck was laid. The bottom was refastened with 3,000 huge 5" square spikes. The bulkwarks were replaced with mahogany and capped with purple heart, much of which had to be steam bent to the required curve. All of the exterior work was done by Guemes Island boatbuilder David Hartford and his crew. David Bass did the interior.
Radiant Star has been featured in Passagemaker Magazine (Spring 1999), in Wooden Boat (July 2006), as well as in the prestigious publication by the Cruising Club of America (CCA). She has been voted Best in Show and Peoples Choice at recent Trawlerfest events.
"Radiant Star" has never looked better. Currently (Spring of 2014), "Radiant Star" is in excellent condition and shines from the tops of her gleaming purple heart teak cap rails to her freshly painted keel. Out of the water in August 2013, as she is every year, this yacht has been consistently maintained and shows knowledgeable owners attentions. "It is not expensive to do, it is just regular." Refastened below the waterline in 2005. Ready for your cruising adventure!
Personal gear and equipment, artwork, fishing equipment
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.
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