HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!! Priced to sell, as is where is!!!
If you are looking for the classic lines of yesteryear, now is the time to grab this beauty!!
This was Ford´s personal boat, built in 1961 at Southwest Harbor, Maine in what was to become the Hinckley Yard. She was sailed to Chicago, sold, and then trucked to Newport Beach, California where she earned a reputation as a race boat in the 60´s.
As for her cruising capabilities? In 1967/68 she circumnavigated the Pacific to Japan and back. The current owners purchased her in 1988 and took her on multiple voyages throughout the Pacific - Palmyra; Marshall, Soloman and Tuamotu Islands; Fiji, Tahiti; Galapagos.
This boat has 'been there and done that' as far as blue water cruising is concerned.
If you dream of calm, clear lagoons, palm trees and the feel and smell of the tradewinds in your hair, then this boat can help you accomplish them!
Ray and Jeannette have been selling boats in Mexico for over 15 years. Being sailors themselves they take pride in working hard to find the best boat that fits you.
Mazatlan Yacht Sales
Division of Mazatlan Marine Center
Ray Watson and Jeannette Sarrasin
Bvld. Marina Mazatlan #2211 Local 3
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico 82110
Please contact Ray Watson at 011 52 (669) 913-3165
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Southwest Harbor Boat Corp.
Designer: F.S. Ford, Jr.
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 46 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
LWL: 38 ft 6 in
Length on Deck: 43 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 9 in
Displacement: 36000 lbs Full Load
Ballast: 10000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 54 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Freeboard: 3 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 28000 lbs
Number of single berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
A little bit about the boat....
This one-of-a-kind F. S. Ford Jr. custom cold-molded is a wood boat lovers dream come true!
Safe, comfortable cruiser. Lovely, classic lines. Balances well, heaves-to comfortably, easy single hander. Large, well-drained aft cockpit with sailing bimini makes passage making comfortable and entertaining uncrowded. Sturdy, 33" high, welded stainless steel 7/8" tubing of 3 rails as well as bow pulpit and stern pulpit of the same helps parents and grandparents to relax while enjoying sea life. Systems are simple. They have been maintained for 23 years by a relatively unskilled sailor. More time has been spent cruising and less time has been spent waiting for parts and repairs. The hull is cold molded 3 layers of 1/8" red cedar using the Goudgeon method over the original hull of 1" mahogany over white oak frames and timbers. When cold moulded the frames were replaced new (1988/89). The full keel with cut away forefoot helps working to windward be more efficient and the adequate ballast helps to keep her on her feet and more comfortable. The keel also provides more protection for the propeller and rudder from objects in the seaway. The anchor system is more than adequate for strong blows and the windlass keeps muscles from straining while retrieving. Tankage for fuel and water is long lasting Monel. The holding tank and the marine toilet function well with no odors or spillage. She has voyaged the south pacific for 5 years and has visited islands as distant as the Solomon Islands, Marshalls and Tuamotus; completed a Pacific circumnavigation to Japan and back; all in all she has over 40,000 miles of ocean on her own bottom with the owners who are maturing and wish to spend land time with their families. She would be proud to share your sailing dreams.
Recent work -
The Perkins engine was totally rebuilt in 2012 - bearings, valves, pistons etc. She has approx 55 hours since the rebuild and runs very strongly. The exhaust system is also new.
Again in 2012 - new cutlass bearing; Cutlass stern tube; rudder packing.
In 2012 the mast was pulled, serviced, rewired and painted. New lights were mounted. New uppers, front and back, were installed. The remainder of the rigging was checked and found in good shape.
The cabin sole was replaced approx 5 years ago.
Owner bunk is midship to starboard, measuring 6 1/2' X 5'. Head room is 6', 2". Marine toilet area has privacy door. Settee seats 4 full time and 6-8 with use of director type chairs. Storage area under settee area is for batteries (has accommodated 4 HD4's). Full Galley is adequate. Meal preparation area is uncluttered and used comfortably in a seaway. Foc'sal has 2- 6'+ bunks. No V-berths. There is a 3-drawer storage under foc'sal bunks, and a 3 shelf storage area at the foor of the starboard bunk. Also has a hanging locker at foot of owner bunk, and, 6 large drawers under owners bunk. Storage area also behind settee and under chart table. Food storage is under galley counter as well as in shower/pantry area. There is a also large toiletry storage adjacent to the marine head and cleaning supply storage areas under the sink in the head area.
spare thermostat for Adler-Barbour refrigeration/freezer REFRIGERATION: Adler-Barbour Super Cold with the large evaporator freezer FREEZER: Adler-Barbor Super Cold large size WATER SYSTEM: non-pressurized WATER HEATER: 110 volts and engine water STOVE: 3-burner, oven Princess COOKING FUEL: propane SINK: single stainless steel with fresh and salt water OTHER: open, yet safe for cruising and storm use
LIFEJACKETS: 2 adult, 2 child LIFESLING: yes, on stern pulpit soft container LIFE RINGS: 1 LIFERAFT: Avon 6 man double floor. Repacked 2008 STROBE: on EPIRB EPIRB: 406 Mhz MOB POLE: yes, but needs repair HARNESSES: 3, with 6 ft. tethers FLARES: 1 set
JACK LINES: 1" flat full deck port and starboard, bow to stern
BILGE PUMP: Rule 2000 with float switch, Rule2000 with manual switch, Jabsco 6000, manual whale-gusher in cockpit, &the engine in plumbed through the strainer for emergency uptake in the bilge - w/1' valve RAW WATER SEA STRAINER: Groko 3/4" BILGE BLOWER: electric blower with 4" ducting to poop deck FIRE EXTINGUISHING: 5 lb.dry chem-galley;1lb dry chem-salon and1lb dry chem- foc'sle FUEL FILTERS: Racor 500 FUEL SHUT OFF: Manual LUBE OIL SYSTEM: Manual FRESH WATER COOLING SYSTEM: yes HEAD TYPE: Manual HOLDING TANK: 25 gal vented with filter and deck pumpout WATERMAKER: Pur 35 - 1.4 gph PROPELLER: 17" 3 blade Michigan Silicon Bronze EXTRA PROPELLER: 17" 3 blade Michigan Silicon Bronze FULL SHAFT: 12 feet stainless steel with dampener plate. STEERING: chain to ss.cable to quadrant TRANSMISSION: Borg Warner Velvet drive 71 with heat exchanger WINDVANE: Aires OTHER: Jabsco 6000 electric bilge. Henderson manual pump 2" for Lavac head
Anchors and chain are in good condition. Windlass has power up and power down. 1 spare motor and 1 spare junction box. Lifelines and pulpits are well secured. ANCHOR: CQR 60 lb. with 3/8 BB 320 ft. feet chain and 3/4" Nylon feet rope ANCHOR 2: CQR 35 lb. with 3/8 BB 50 ft feet chain and 100 3/4" 3 strand cotton feet rope ANCHOR 3: Flat Fluke 30 lb with 0 feet chain and 5/8" cotton 150 ft. feet rope ANCHOR 4: Flat Fluke 100 lb. with 0 feet chain and 0 feet rope WINDLASS: Maxwell VW 2200, vertical w/chain gypsy & rope DINGHY: Avon 10' 3" hard floor 1996 BOW ROLLERS: #'s 2 4"on bow sprint NAV LIGHTS: mast head tri with strobe and anchor DECK LIGHTS: single, with steaming light. LIFELINES: 7/8" SS welded tube 33" high 3 levels GATES: port and starboard ss with pelican hooks LADDER: Aluminum RAILS: 7/8" SS tube Welded 40" high 3 levels DECK WASH: electric 12 volt, 4 gal/min saltwater DECK MATERIAL : painted non-skid BOW PULPIT: 7/8" SS welded 33" high 3 levels
DIVE COMPRESSOR: 5.0 cubic feet/minute with 5 hp. Briggs Straton gas motor. (4) 80's aluminum dive tanks with storage in sail and chain locker.
Sails and Rigging
Main 5,000 miles, spare main 20,000 miles, jib 5,000 miles, storm staysail 5,000 miles. Mains flown loose footed. Staysail flown loose footed. Trisail has separate track on mast. Spare longest shroud ss and spare head stay ss. Removable inner forestay for staysail. MAIN: 12 oz dacron, 3 reef points and spare of same type sail, 4 batten JIB: 8 0z 110% on roller furl with sunbrella cover SPINNAKER: full 1.5 oz old STORM STAYSAIL: 12 oz Dacron, STORM TRISAIL: 12 oz Dacron DRIFTER: needs repair TYPES OF SAILS: Dacron SAIL AREA: 800+/- square feet TRAVELER: Harkin heavy boat Midship to mid boom ROLLER FURL: Hood Sea Furl on 3/8" SS stay WINCHES: Barient 30's-#'s2, Barient 16-#'s1, Custom Yacht 26's-#'s 2 PREVENTER / BOOM BREAK: rubber band to1/2" Sampson braid duel lines through blocks to cockpit; Boom brake - Dutchman MAST: 3/16" aluminum 54' deck stepped with compression post to keel. Aluminum steps - boom to top. STANDING RIGGGING: 5/16" 304 stainless,Norseman fittings,insulated backstay - Replaced: All -1996; Forestay - 2000; Backstay - 2005. LINES LED AFT: Main, roller furling genoa, stay sail, spinaker SPIN POLE: 4" stored on vertical mast track
transformer for 220 volts to110 volts wired to inverter/battery charger. 110 amp fuse for invert/charger to positive buss bar. Large spare fuse inventory for electric systems. HOUSE BANK 1: (new Jan 2012) 4HD (2) batteries type AGM w/ 400 amp-hours BATTERY MONITOR: Link 10 BATTERY SWITCH: 2 INVERTOR: Hart Freedom 2000 ALTERNATOR: Belmar/Ample Power 120 Amp
SPARE ALTERNATOR: Belmar 120 amp AC VOLTAGES: 110 at 60 Hertz DC VOLTAGES: 12 BATTERY CHARGER: Hart Freedom 2000 SOLAR PANELS: 300 watts Siemen w/25 amp regulator SMART REG: 3 step Ample Power
Covers and Cushions
12'X6' Sunbrella cockpit bimini. Full deck and boat coverage for sun protection when boat not in use. Sunbrella foredeck and mid deck awning(will need replacing.) DODGER: Sunbrella with windows COCKPIT: see bimini BIMINI: sunbrella 12'X6' 6' headroom open sides COCKPIT CUSHIONS: 4"foam with sunbrella covers and 3 large sunbrella bean bags FULL WINTER COVERS: full boat cover GENOA: sunbrella
Electronics & Navigation Equipment
Interphase forward scanning sonar functions as depth sounder and as sonar. SSB: Icom 707 SSB and HAM SSB TUNER: Icom AH4 PACTOR: SCS PTC-lle RADAR: Furuno 1271 mk 2 RADAR ALARM: yes VHF: Horizon Intrepid VHF #2: hand-held West Marine GPS: Furuno GP-31 TV/DVD/VCR: yes STEREO: Jensen DEPTH SOUNDER: Signet 172 WIND SPEED / DIRECTION: windex AUTOPILOT: Benmar electric to chain, brains by Navcom1420 COMPASS: 6" White Constellation with light WX FAX: Furuno 207 (needs repair )
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.