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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Essex, CT
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 305,000
Irving and Exy Johnsons spent many years planning the design of YANKEE. Her thick Coreten steel hull is rust resistant and rugged enough to withstand the rigors of tying up to the stone walls of canals or grounding in the shallow waters. In fact, her design allows her to nose up to a river bank and drop her crew off to explore. During her first year of travel through the canals and rivers of Europe, she transited over 600 locks and they never used a dinghy to get ashore. The easily handled ketch rig combined with the twin centerboards, allow many different combinations of sail area and balance which makes her very easy to sail offshore with a small crew. The Johnsons also used the centerboards to keep her in place on the shallow canals while waiting for the locks to open. She is a very roomy boat for the planned crew of 4 but she has berhts for 8.
YANKEE is a part of yachting history and many article have been written about her in National Geographic and other magazines. For the past 12 years the vessel has been operated privately by her current owners . They’ve sailed her from Cape Breton Nova Scotia to the Caribbean and up and down the East Coast from Maine to Florida. During these years her systems have been up graded. In 2009 after many years of working with the USCG, the vessel received a certificate of inspection to carry up to 22 passengers on lakes bays and sounds. She began doing limited commercial work in the summer of 2010 offering day trips on the Connecticut river and Long Island Sound.
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Harry Morgan CPYB
Office 203-687-4535 Cell 516-551-6224
Please contact Harry Morgan at (516) 551-6224
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Original Irving Johnson YANKEE
LOA: 63 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 7 in
LWL: 42 ft 6 in
Length on Deck: 50 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 6 in
Displacement: 70000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (1200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (1000 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 4
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Large main salon aft with windows across transom and large double bunk athwart-ships underneath. U shaped settee with folding table in the middle of the cabin. forward to port is the Galley and opposite to starboard is the head. Access to the cockpit is up ladder to starboard with engine room access underneath. Large opening ports all around for good natural ventilation.
The large cabin forward of the cockpit was designed as a comfortable stateroom for two with accomodations for more if a pilot or the owners' two sons were aboard. There are 4 single berths to port and a double berth to starboard. Large head aft to starboard. Microwave and freezer on port side. Collision bulkhead forward. Chain and rode all the way forward.
Located in the aft cabin to port. Approximately 7 feet of SS counter top with double sinks, numerous storage cabinets and lockers. The propane cooking range has four burner cook top, oven and broiler. Two 25 gallon propane tanks are stored on deck in a USCG approved locker with an electric solenoid valve operated from the galley. There is a vent hood over the range with a blower that vents to the deck. There is a flame arresting blanket stored in the hood. Refrigerator and Freezer are cooled by separate Adler and Barber external compressors that are dual air and water cooled. The freezer and fridge have custom made boxes with 2 ½" of urethane insulation in the fridge and 6” of in the freezer. There is a microwave located above the Freezer which is located in the forward cabin.
Sunken cockpit amidships with dodger over head, which becomes a second salon. The helm is amidships on a binnacle and the navigation instruments froward to port. The large open decks forward and aft are ideal for carrying thinks like motor scooters, windsurfers and kayaks.
- Ideal windlass 24 VDC vertical mount with winch head and gypsy head
- 80 LBS CQR
- 60 LBS DANFORTH
- 60 LBS BRUCE
- 40 LBS DANFORTH
- 450 FEET 3/8 galvanized HT chain
- 300 feet 1 ¼” nylon anchor line
- 300 feet 1 ¼” nylon anchor line
- 400 feet 1” Nylon anchor line
- AVON 12 ½’ Inflatable hard bottom dingy stored in davits on fantail
- 15 hp Johnson OB.
Built of Corten steel with round chines, she has twin fore and aft steel centerboards operated from two winches in the Cockpit. There are 9 separate integral steel tanks which serve as effective double bottom for most of the vessels length. There is a watertight bulkhead fore and aft of the engine room with a water tight door in the aft bulkhead. There is a water tight collision bulkhead with a water tight door between the foreword cabin and the chain locker.
Sails & Rigging
Masts and booms are sitka spruce laminated and varnished. Masts mounted on deck in steel tabernacles which allow the rig to be folded down and carried above the cockpit hard top without interfering with the operation of the vessel. Main mast rebuilt 2009 new Tides marine synthetic sail track added. Standing rigging 1X19 SS with bronze turnbuckles. Rig completely surveyed (out of vessel) for USCG inspection Dec, 2009.
- Mainsail (fully battened, New 2010)
- 120 % genioa on Profurl roller,
- Inner jib on Profurl roller,
- Mizzen staysail
- Storm jib
- Profurl roller furlers added in 2001 and 2005.
Engine and Mechanical
Detroit 371diesel with Paragon 2:1 reverse gear. Cooling is by heat exchanger with a back up keel cooling system. Engine was completely rebuilt in 2009. All new bearings, rods, pistons, sleves, cylinder head, injectors, and cooling system. GENSET, Westerbeke 8kw. This unit needs to be rebuilt or replaced.
Shaft is 1 ¾” with dripless PSI “stuffing box” and cutlass bearing.
Steering is with 5/16 cable to rudder quadrant with emergency hydraulic back-up if the cables fail.
5 water tanks with manifold that connects it to one of two Jabsco Sensor Max 17 pumps that supply freshwater to the vessel’s sinks, showers, toilets and wash down hoses. There is a 12 gallon domestic water heater that operates on 120 VAC.
Toilets are SEALAND Vacuum Flush fresh water heads each with its own vacuum generator that discharge into the black water tank. This tank can be emptied via deck pump out or by its own pump overboard when allowed.
Webasto oil fired boiler in engine room. This circulates to three separate cabin heat exchangers: two in the aft cabin and one forward.
24 Volt water cooled unit in aft cabin.
There are 5 separate bilge compartments and sumps; forward port and starboard, aft port and starboard, engine room. Bilge piping consists of 1 ¼” galvanized pipe with check valve and strainer to a stainless steel manifold located in the cockpit under the starboard steps. All pipe is welded where it passes through water tight bulkheads. The manifold is valved to two pumps for de-watering the individual compartments. One is a WHALE GUSHER 30gl/min manual emergency pump mounted under the starboard settee in the cockpit. The other is a 120 VAC impeller pump located in the engine room. There is also a RULE 2000 submersible 24 VDC pump in the engine room bilge that is plumbed independently of the manifold as a convenience pump. There are 5 separate BILGE HIGH WATER ALARMS wired to an indicator panel in the cockpit. There is a 1 ¼ “gasoline emergency fire and bilge pump stored in a weather tight box on deck.
- Garmin GPS MAP 4212 chart plotter. 2008
- Garmin digital radar. GMR HD 24. 4KW high def 2008
- Furuno GPS in cockpit
- Garmin GPS Map 76 hand held with external antenna
- Garmin GWS Wind sensor bundle.
- ICOM M504 VHF in cockpit with masthead antenna
- VHF hand held.
- Iridium satellite phone external antenna.
- XM Weather external antenna.
- 24v DC, 12v DC, 120v A
- Electrical panel in aft cabi
- 120 volt Charles isolation transformer
- 8 kW Westerbeke Gen Set.
- Freedom 3000 Inverter/charger for 24 VDC Battery banks
- 24 VDC 2 banks of two 8D AGM batteries. Most of vessel’s wiring is on this voltage
- 12 VDC 2 banks of group 27 AGM batteries. (Mostly for 12 volt electronics)
- FREEDOM 3000 charger 24 volt
- 70 amp Delco alternator off main engine 24 volt
- 60 amp Alternator off main engine ( 12 volt bank)
- 220 amp 24 volt alternator belt driven off GenSet.
- Xantrex 12 volt 20 amp charger (shore power or gen set)
- Battery switches in engine room
- FireBoy FE 241, MA2-500 Automatic and manual system with engine, gen set, blower cut off. Mounted in engine room overhead with manual release at helm.
- Fuel line cut off at tanks operated at helm.
- Three B2 and two B1 manual extinguishers located In galley, forward cabin and cockpit.
- USCG approved pfds 24 adult and 3 child. Located in cockpit lockers.
- 5 inflatable pfds with harnesses located forward cabin.
- ACE EPIRB.
- Two throwable life rings. One with floating line and one with light.
- MOB floating buoy flag pole located in fast release form mizzen shroud.
- AVON SOLAS approved 8 man inflatable life raft with automatic release. Stored in case on deck
- 3 buckets with lanyards marked FIRE Located In cockpit.
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