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Islander Yachts 55
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Vancouver, BC
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- Can$ 229,000 (US$ 177,750)
Welcome to "Bide-A-Wee"
Serious blue water sailing machine suitable for world cruising and the adventure of a lifetime.
April 2015 Survey available to interested parties.
She is technically a 1972 vessel due to the fact that is when the hull was laid up and the engine installed but she was not launched until 2007 and with her modern rig and electronics she shows much more like a modern boat but with the charm and beautiful lines of a classic sloop with graceful overhangs and the shear line of a J-Class yacht.
The boat was started in the early 1970’s. She was worked on over the years as Ken and Mabeth who had the time and were in the Country. She was launched in February 2006 in California and in June of the same year, she was trucked to Bellingham, WA where she was put into a marina and the current owners finished the project. The boat was complete below deck but did not have any mast, rigging, sails or electronics, which were purchased and installed through a local rigging shop.
Therefore while the hull is 1972, everything else on the vessel was still new in 2006.
The hull is 1” solid fiberglass. She has a 6’ full keel and a 6’ bronze dagger-board (16,000 pounds) that is hydraulically operated that provides a choice of draft between 6’ and 12’.
With her lines and design, she is a true sailers boat. She has a very modern sloop rig with leisure furl in-boom furling and a towering and powerful rig. The hull is painted in beautiful Awl-Grip and the hull is as shiny as new. Deck has low maintenance non-skid that is soft and cool under foot and the interior is stunning rich solid woods throughout.
The Islander 55 is a Bruce King designed flush deck sloop with small pilothouse and full keel plus a deep centerboard for upwind work.
She has ample storage for extended cruising and the tank-age to support remote cruising around the world.
With diesel "Hurricane" heat to keep you warm in the winter and a light flush deck to keep temps down in the summer or tropics she is a great year round boat for live aboard or extended cruising.
Bide-A-Wee is a very special boat looking for a special new owner to take on the next adventure.
She is currently located at Cortez, BC and available to view via appointment only through the Listing Broker.
Please contact James Neil Cell: 604 306 1215 Office:604 929 0651 Email: email@example.com
Please contact James Neil at 604. 929. 0651
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 54 ft 8 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 8 in
Displacement: 50000 lbs Dry Load
Total Power: 101 HP
Engine Brand: GM
Engine Model: 353
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 955
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 101 HP
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (200 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 5
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Wind speed and direction
Furling mainsail - in boom furling
Fully battened mainsail - 2006
Genoa - 2006
Sea water pump
Heating - 4 zone hot water heat fired by Hurricane furnace
Generator - Northern Lights 5kw nearly new with low hours
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Tender - 10 foot Walker Bay with 9.9 HP
Outboard engine brackets
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.