New price reduction - May 2014 to $59,500!! Two boat owner - with only one mooring - motivated to sell!!
Heron was custom built by the Anchorage in Warren, Rhode Island in 1982. She is hull #221. She is in very good condition and has received proper care by her knowledgeable and meticulous owners. She was extensively rebuilt in 2003 and has been appointed with multiple options that make her a nice example of this classic yacht including her lovely stars and stripes blue topsides, complimentary upholstery through-out, Simpson Lawrence Sprint 400 windlass, newer electronics, new wiring, Dyer Dhow stars and stripes sailing dinghy, custom built Dyer 29 three axle trailer and much more.
She is powered by a Volvo 155 hp diesel - 280 stern drive that was rebuilt in 2003. This configuration delivers exceptional maneuverability and is quieter and roomier than the standard mid-engine boat since the engine is in the stern. Recently, the universal joint and turbo charger have been rebuilt and a new bellows and two new hydraulic lines on the drives were installed in the Fall of 2013. With her 2' 6" draft, she can venture into the shallowest of waters giving you endless options of areas to explore and enjoy. She offers great performance with a comfortable 8 knot cruise at 2200 rpms and a top speed of 15 knots at 3200 rpms. She burns a mere 1.5 to 2 gallons per hour at her cruise speed and is extremely efficient.
She has been used as a race committee boat in South Florida, Block Island and Narragansett Bay and for the past three years she has provided the owner and his wife with weeks of enjoyable cruising on Lake Ontario, Georgian Bay and upstate New York.
Spring maintenance complete, she is in the water and ready to go for the season. Please click on FULL SPECS for detailed information and additional photographs.
We have a slip available in Westerly, RI on the Pawcatuck River for an owner wishing to keep her in this area. Please note that there is no sales tax if purchased and kept in the state of Rhode Island.
Please contact Brigid Rooney Hall, CPYB at (401) 596 8815
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: The Anchorage, Warren, RI
Designer: Nick Potter
LOA: 28 ft 5 in
Beam: 9 ft 6 in
LWL: 26 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 6 in
Displacement: 7500 lbs
Beginning forward there is an anchor rode locker followed by two large, 6'3" x 29" v-berths with new 4" foam cushions and stars and stripes blue Sunbrella covers. Large 12" shelves over berths as well as lockers and large drawers under the berths provide additional storage. Headroom in this area is 70 inches and improves in the galley due to the extra large companionway. Ventilation is provided by an overhead hatch with a day/night solar vent and screen as well as two opening ports with screens and two bulkhead mounted 12 volt fans.
To port is the galley with storage in back under the deck and bulk storage in the original ice box under the formica counter. At the forward end of this counter is a S/S sink with a Whale Flipper pump. There are four large storage drawers in the front of the counter. A grid under the drawers at floor level provides heat from the engine in cool weather. A single burner Origo 1500 alcohol stove stores in one of the drawers when not in use and there is a teak dish/cup storage and paper towel rack on the aft bulkhead. There is an opening port with screen and a overhead dual voltage light. Cold storage is provided by an ice box under the companion seat in the cockpit. There is also a hatch in the sole in this area to access the forward bilge pump and float switch as well as the head intake seacock.
To starboard is the enclosed head with a S/S sink and a Whale Flipper pump. Under the sink and next to the head are several shelves for storage. There is an opening port with screen and a dome light with clear and red bulbs. The Wilcox Head Mate has a varnished teak seat and top and is plumbed for overboard discharge or to a holding tank. On the aft bulkhead over the head there is a teak hand rail/towel rack and on the forward bulkhead there is a mirror and a 2" S/S hand rail beneath it.
One step up through the large companionway to the deck house, to port there is a companion seat with the above mentioned ice box and storage lockers. Forward of the seat on the bulkhead is a teak foot rest and teak binocular box. On the back of the seat is a custom portable table which mounts on the engine box. To starboard is the folding helm seat and a folding step There are hatches port and starboard for the two battery compartments and two additional hatches aft of the seats to provide access to the area on either side of the centerline fuel tank and forward of the mid-ship bulkhead. On the starboard side under the deck there are varnished teak slats to hold fenders and dock lines and to port under the deck are holders for boat hook, oars and deck brush. The deck is reached by a two step cockpit ladder which can be moved to either side of the cockpit. There is a centerline hatch aft of the mid-ship bulkhead for access to the Raor fuel fiilters bilge pump float switch and additional storage. Behind this area is another bulkhead for the engine compartment and aft bilge pump.
Details of 2003 Rebuild
Heron underwent an extensive rebuild in 2003 and the details are as follows:
Hull: The cabin was rebuilt by removing the fixed aft bulkhead and the two fixed glass windows on either side. These were replaced with vinyl windowed drop curtains that can be rolled up. The forward pilot house windows were replaced with new heavy duty opening marine windows and the sliding port and starboard windows were replaced with new 1/4" safety glass. Sun covers were made for these four windows. The Lexan in the two Bomar hatches (one over the helm station) was replaced and a Nicro 3000 solar vented added to the forward hatch. The entire cabin was then Awlgripped inside and out (Alpine White) and the topsides painted (Stars and Stripes Blue).
Engine: Heron is powered with a Volvo 155HP diesel with sterndrive. In 2003, the engine and drive were removed from the boat and rebuilt. Invoices covering this work are available. A single lever Morse engine control and Teleflex Sea Star hydraulic steering with an Edson wheel with knob were installed. A fiberglass drip pan was fabricated and installed and the engine box was recovered with Sound Down. A Mercury Quick Silver cathode system was installed for galvanic protection and a fresh water flush kit was added to the engine for use dock side or off fresh water wash down system if the boat is on a mooring. Racor 75/500 MAXM dual fuel filters were installed and the engine box cooling was improved with the addition of two Par flex mount bilge blowers. Since the rebuild, there have been 1,455 hours on the engine. The engine runs very well and has been trouble free.
The following new items were installed in 2003 as well:
NEW Ipay anchor sprit (the original Dyer pulpit was lowered and modified to accept the new anchor sprit).
Simpson Lawrence Sprint 400 windlass controlled from the helm
22 lb Delta anchor with 20 feet of 5/16" chain and 100 feet of 1/2" nylon rode
NEW plumbing and wiring throughout the boat
NEW AFI horn and windshield wipers and a remote windshield washer kit
NEW Stars and Stripes blue Sunbrella berth cushions, seat cushions and engine cushion as well as two Stars and Stripes blue Sunbrella covered folding deck chairs
NEW Wilcox Head Mate marine toilet with varnished teak seat and cover and a 10 gallon flex holding tank. Head may be discharged overboard or into the holding tank
NEW twenty gallon Todd water tank and a 16 liter Isotemp slim square engine driven hot water heater plumbed to a Scandvik recessed shower and mixer head for hot and cold deck showers. Also added was a Sureflo Blaster fresh water wash down system with hose to reach the bow for anchor chain cleaning and the stern
Icom M402 VHF with DSC
Jensen AM/FM Cassette player with two Poly Planar speakers
B&G H1000 (depth, boat speed, log, wind speed with direction and averaging on two readouts)
Raymarine 2 kw radar
Raymarine E80 chart plotter and GPS
There are four new Shakespeare antennas mounted on the cabin top for the AM radio, VHF radio, cell phone and a private channel VHF radio for Race Commmittee use
NEW in 2009
In 2009, Heron returned to the factory for a bottom job and to have the chine modified. This is an improvement that the Anchorage is making on the new boats. It turns the aft six feet of the original soft chine into a hard chine then tapers into the original bottom for improved roll resistance. It has proven to be an excellent addition to the boat.
12 Volt system with two West Marine "Sea Volt" group 27 batteries which can be combined or separated by a four position battery switch mounted next to the companionway step. Above this switch is the DC electrical panel with individiual breakers for each circuit and below the panel are the three manual/automatic switches for the three Rule bilge pumps. These pumps and foat switches are mounted in three water tight compartments (forward cabin, mid-ship area aft of the fuel tank and in the engine compartment). The engine alternator supplies power to the batteries and the system is grounded throughout the vessel. There are cabin lights at the berths, in the galley, in the head and in the pilot house. There are three AC outlets in the cabin which could be replaced with GFCI duplex outlets and an AC panel and shore power connector added if AC power was desired.
Four type 11 life jackets with whistles
Three typle 1 V throw able cushions
Two 3A-40BC Kidde Fire Extinguishers
West Marine First Aid Kit
Q-Beam 400,000 C.P. Portable search light
Davis Echomaster Radar Reflector mounted on a pipe so it stands above the radar when in use but is easily removed and stored. Two Detmar swim platforms on either side of the out drive for easy boarding
West Marine 8 foot folding boat hook
Two 27" Taylor "Hull Guard" fenders
Two rod holders
Flush deck socket for Magma grill (no grill)
A custom Vinyl top. The forward end ties to the hand rail on top of the cabin and aft end ties to the dinghy oars or poles mounted in the rod holders. This provides a sun or light rain awning which covers the entire cockpit to the stern
Dyer Dhow Sailing Dinghy
Included in the sale is a stars and stripes Dyer Dhow Sailing Dinghy. It can be towed or carried aboard by pulling it over the transom and storing it on top of the engine box where it sits nicely without taking additional space from the cockpit. It has a full cover and lifting sling as well as oars, rudder, dagger board, mast and boom and a new Thurston sail that has never been used.
Heron comes with and is currently sitting on a three axle Aluminum "Tropic" trailer. This trailer was serviced in 2009 when it was purchased and fitted with new brakes, wheel bearings, buddy bearing protectors and seven (there is a spare) new Dunlap D-S 2100 Steel Belted Radial tires. In May of 2011, the trailer was again serviced (it has been out of use since 2009) and towed to Rhode Island.
Darrel McClure cartoon on head door
Photo tile of previous boat on galley bulkhead
Three participation plaques on companionway door
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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