1999 FD - 12 Completely Redone

US$ 249,000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Current Price:
US$ 249,000 

"Antoinette" was actually built in 1981.   I'm not trying to be misleading, but if you are looking for a like-new cruising yacht in this price, please read on.  

Every few years, one of "those" boats comes onto the market.  One that has been extensively fitted out and maintained by an experienced mariner for all-ocean cruising.  One that could easily be mistaken for a nearly-new boat.  One that has so much new and recent equipment that virtually nothing aboard is older than 4 years old.  One that leaves me at a loss for words when I first come on board.  One that will likely sell to one of the first 3 people to see her.

Knowledgeable buyers will recognize that "Antoinette" represents a tremendous value.  There are other yachts on the market that have a substantial amount of new equipment.  But "Antoinette" has been almost completely remade.  And whatever was not replaced was rebuilt to be like new again.  

"Antoinette"  is for sale by her original owners, a couple who both hold a 1600 ton All Oceans Merchant Marine Officer license.  In about 2012, they began to prepare her for a long- distance, multi-year cruise.  With the exception of the hull, deck and mast, virtually everything was replaced:  all wiring and plumbing, tanks, the engine, the generator, all electronics, rigging, sails, canvas, interior cushions, refrigeration, air conditioning, etc.  I should say that a few things remain from the original, such as the signature FD-12 wheel, the polished stainless steel sinks, and the original "Delft-blue" tile galley countertops.

The FD-12 was designed by Eva Hollman (formally of Sparkman & Stephens) and built in Taiwan by William Eickholt.  These high-quality cruising yachts were very heavily built with oversized fittings, the way they used to build them. "Antoinette" was built by Tayana at their yard. Only about 24 FD - 12's were built and they are well known in bluewater cruising circles.  

  • Hull and Topsides repainted with Awlgrip
  • Teak Decks removed, deck repainted with Awlgrip and non-skid
  • New 75hp Yanmar engine (under 20 hours)
  • New Phasor 7kW generator (under 20 hours)
  • All new electronics - primarily Raytheon
  • All new wiring
  • All new plumbing
  • New state of the art electrical panel
  • All windows in hull replaced
  • All glass and seals in solid bronze portholes replaced
  • Spartite 2000 mast wedge and boot system installed
  • 4 new aluminum fuel tanks
  • 1 new aluminum holding tank
  • All exterior canvas replaced, including bimini, windlass cover, helm cover, handrails covers, weather cloths
  • New 12v refrigerator and freezer system installed
  • New hot water heater
  • Interior teak stripped and refinished to same quality as new
  • New 16,000 BTU Dometic AC
  • New mattresses for all bunks
  • All new upholstery
  • All new faucets



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