FOR THOSE SERIOUS SAILERS WHO WANT TO TRULY GO THE DISTANCE - THIS IS THE BOAT FOR YOU.
Be sure to visit John Harries (S/V MORGAN'S CLOUD) great blue water site: Attainable Adventure Cruising to see his 8/9/2013 article on SEA RETURN: "Why You Might Want To Buy This Boat". See the External Link on Full Specs page.
SEA RETURN is seriously for sale and her owner would like to have a good new home as soon as possible. She is out of the water now (10-2013) and decommissioned for the winter but still accessible and easy to show. The listing provides a great deal of information but to truly appreciate her quality one needs to come see her. Respectful offers are always welcome.
Should you wish to venture to the Bahamas or the Caribbean SEA RETURN would make the ideal boat. The present owner has taken her south (as far as Trinidad and Tortola) from Maine virtually every year since he's owned her and she has proven herself every time. Over the same time he has made every improvement conceivable to make this vessel seaworthy, safe, comfortable and self-sufficient.
We are very pleased to offer for sale an outstanding and unique example of the William Shaw designed Pearson 530 staysail ketch. Built from 1981 to 1985 these were the largest sailboats Pearson ever built. Their numbers are few and they are coveted by those who desire a high quality, seaworthy, ocean-going sailing craft.
SEA RETURN (Hull #27- formerly ECLIPSE) is widely known along the eastern seaboard as a truly exceptionally equipped and fastidiously maintained vessel. Her present owner (only her second) has had her since 1989 - four years after she was first commissioned in 1984. A graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and a long time owner and operator of multiple large off-shore commercial ground fishing vessels - this owner has been almost uniquely qualified to bring SEA RETURN to the high level of sophistication she currently possesses and to ensure she has always received the highest standard of care and maintenance. In essence: no expense has been spared over the past 25 years.
SEA RETURN has routinely traveled up and down the east coast from Maine to the Caribbean with speed, in great comfort, and in complete safety. This is a serious blue-water sailing and cruising vessel which is deserving of a new owner who appreciates her for the extensive capabilities she holds.
SEA RETURN is exhaustively equipped and has received numerous upgrades and improvements over the years. It is nearly impossible to list all of her aspects within this listing. Suffice it to say that we would be very surprised to learn that there is any Pearson 530 that is comparable to this one. This is a new listing and additional information will be added as it is developed. Please feel free to contact us at any time should you have any questions.
Thank you for your interest.
Please contact David Etnier at 207-522-7572 or via email: email@example.com if you would like to obtain additional information about this fine boat or if you would like to arrange to view her. Thank you.
Please contact David Etnier at 207-522-7572
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 53 ft 8 in
Beam: 14 ft 9 in
LWL: 45 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 3 in
Displacement: 51000 lbs
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (170 Gallons)
Perkins/Sabre, TIER III, Model M92B, 85 HP diesel, installed 11/2010, presently with 1119 hours.
Cruises at 8 knots burning 2.1 GPH @ 1900 RPM
Specially equipped with 2 90 amp alternators - second one on custom mount – which is double belt driven. Two spare alternators.
Special Sounddown underwater exhaust which results in greatly reduced back pressure on engine, very quiet operation and zero exhaust fumes in cockpit while underway – even downwind.
Dual Racor primary fuel filters with vacuum gauge set up to allow filters to be changed while underway without shutting engine down.
Built in fuel polishing system.
170 gallon aluminum fuel tank – removed and underside finished with MarineTex in 2009 to ensure longevity. All new fuel lines at same time.
Built in Halon fire suppression system.
New spare parts for virtually all Engine, generator, and other essential equipment. For example, the M92B has top and bottom gasket sets, a complete fuel pump assembly, oil cooler, tube stack for heat exchanger, air, fuel, and oil filters, two spare wet exhaust elbows, fuel lines, 24 inverter, two starters, two alternators, FW pump, SW pump, rebuild kits for all pumps.
NORTHERN LIGHTS/LUGGER Model M753G, 8 KW genset. Presently 8900 hours. Uses no oil – changed every 100 hours since new.
8 AGM batteries (6 are LIFELINEs) – all 4 Ds – two house banks (4 batteries) – new 2010, 2 starting batteries and two for operation of bow thruster.
Independant AC Smartcharger for each bank of batteries – plus one spare.
Two Mastervolt electronic charge dividers
LEWMAR bow thruster, Model 250TT, 24 volt, series/parallel switching for two 4 D AGMs. Thruster new in 2007.
3 blade MAX propeller – factory rebuilt 2012
1 ¾” Aquamet 22 shaft, new in 2012
AquaDrive C/V and mounts,
PYI dripless stuffing box/seal, additional intermediate shaft bearing – all new or rebuilt in 2012
Two Autopilots, one Benmar, one SIMRAD (new 2007 with two cockpit controls – one fixed and one remote – AP 25 + AP 27) Raymarine one ram system attached to EDSON cable steering (stainless cables replaced)
Four inverters. One true sine wave and one modified sine wave.The true sine wave inverter is at the Nav station powering all the PC,s etc. This allows for very efficient power consumption while sailing with no power being generated. MSW inverter as back up to this unit. Other inverters dedicated to specific equipment.
MAPTECH Chart Navigator Pro Version 1.1 navigation system with on screen AIS. Latest Maptech software in PC with flatscreen display.
Charts loaded; all the Canadian Maritimes, United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, and Caribbean to Trinidad.
FURUNO radars – one 1832 at nav station, 36 mile range with heading sensor and ARPA installation. One 1720 in cockpit.
FURUNO GP 37 GPS WAAS enabled provides position data to all equipment through a signal multiplexer.
RAYTHEON R 390 GPS receiver as back up
VHF: Standard Horizon in nav station with DSC and remote mic in cockpit
SSB radio: SEA 222 with auto tuning
AIS transceiver system – receiving and transmitting - with two seperate antennas
GALLEY + HVAC
Ice maker: U LINE, new in 2000, new interior components in 2012
SEAFROST independant refrigerator and freezer units, custom installation with added insulation in 2010, remote temperature monitors. Using Danfoss compressors and AEO controllers for efficent operation.
FORCE 10 model 63003 burner propane stove with oven, rebuilt 2008
Double stainless steel deep sink with macerator and diverter valve in galley.
Stainless sink and a bar in main salon.
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
CRUISEAIR 3 unit reverse cycle system, one 16000 BTU unit in main salon, two 12000 BTU units
“Bus” heater, with blower, fed off main engine in main salon - will heat cockpit as well when underway
DICKENSON model Alaska, floor mounted, removable diesel/kerosene glass door stove for main salon. Fully vented.
HEADS AND FRESH WATER
2 - 140 gallon fresh water tanks. Fiberglass. FireBoy tank monitors. 30 gallon bladder tank aft.
CRUISE RO watermaker, .45 GPM or 27 GPH @ 12 amps. New in 2012
Aft head (master stateroom) – full shower stall with SCANMIX auto mixing valve. RARITAN Crownhead II electric head, RARITAN Electascan system with salt feed. Rebuilt in 2012.
Forward head – full shower stall. Wilcox Crittenden Skipper II manual head.
Both showers have own sumps.
RARITAN 12 gallon electric + engine fed water heater with ISOTHERM mixing valve on engine side. Serviced 2010.
SAILS, MASTS AND RIGGING
110, 130, 150 JIBS all 6 -7 years old and serviced annually except 150 which is essentially new. FURLEX furler – new 2004
Staysail on roller furler (gone thru in 2012) – doubles as storm jib. CDI 9.0 staysail furler- new 2001
Mainsail new in 2012, vertical battens. HOOD STOWAY furling system - new 2009, rebuilt 2012
Mizzen mainsail – gone through in 2012, fully battened, Dacron crosscut, two reefs.
Mizzen staysail is 2 oz. Nylon on Profurl furler. New 2012.
Reacher on bow in sock (excellent)
Spinnaker and reaching poles on board
Headstay and upper shrouds on main new within last three years
All standing rigging new within last 10 years
Mizzen rigging new in 2011
Running rigging rope replaced
Main mast removed and stripped and repainted (Awlgrip) in 2008
Mizzen mast removed and stripped and repainted in 2011
Sails; Spinnaker is 1oz in an ATN sock.
Cruising spinnaker is 1.5 oz and in a Hallett Sock.
Mainsail; roller furling, vertical batten, cruising laminate, new 10/12.
#1 Genoa; 150% tri radial cut, laminate.
#2 Genoa; tri radial cut, laminate. Yankee cut headsail, laminate.
Staysail; laminate, tri radial cut on a CDI furler.
Storm jib on hanks. Trisail on slugs.
MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL AND OTHER EQUIPMENT
Shore power: ships service is two 50 AMP cords at 125 VAC. Two circuits withone dedicated to the HVAC system. Several separate dock cord with many adaptors.
WIFI – with mast mounted bridge, secure system, ‘plug and play’ preprogrammed replacements
Jensen amp, JVC receiver, XM radio, 2 flatscreen TVs – AC/DC, CD and DVD players
Underwater lights in bow – LUMITEC LED blue and white units mounted aft of thruster – for anchoring in tropics
All BOWMAR hatches except for two LEWMAR aft
ALPENGLOW lighting in cabin (3)
Full cockpit enclosure. Custom made with sliding panels and all new hardware. All new in 2012
EPIRB – 406 ACR model RL-32
8 person AVON liferaft
CARIBE 11’ RIB with custom cover and 2004 Yamaha 15HP
ANCHORS AND RODES
The primary anchor is a Rocna 55 kg, w/280' 7/16" HT all chain rode. The other half of the chain locker holds 30' 3/8" chain and 900' of 3/4" nylon for deployment as a second anchor rode or to deploy the sea anchor.
The spare anchor is a Rocna 40kg stowed in the cockpit locker.
A Suncor 60lb SS Plow and a Fortress FX23 complete the ground tackle, the later having its own chain and rode on the transom.
Anchor windlass is a Maxwell model 2200 with 7/16" chain wheel and vertical capstan.
All anchors and rodes are in like new condition, the Rocna 55 is new.
MISCELANEOUS UPGRADES AND INFORMATION
The bottom was peeled, ground, dried for four months and 8 coats West System applied plus the Sea Hawk barrier system in 2004. The hull was fared, new ports, and three coats of primer and top coated with three coats of Sterling Imron.
Navigation lights (except mast steaming light) converted to LED's.
There is a combination anchor/tricolor Lopo LED Light (new 3/2012) at the mast head.
There is a fixed mounted "Bilge Buddy" ozone generator in the bilge under the salon.
The water system is fitted with a household size UV filtration system, serviced and bulb changed today 5/1/2012.
All pumps, valves, toilets, switches, and miscellaneous equipment have spares or complete replacements on board.
Tropical awnings ( Sunbrella).
Heavy vinyl winter cover.
Salon and V berth cushions are ultra suede.
All sails and awnings by Hallett (Falmouth, Maine) and serviced annually.
Cockpit enclosure by Hallett, incorporating "H" tube framing, polycarbonate windows, Stamoid fabric, new 09/12.
Lumitec underwater lighting located aft of the bow thruster for anchoring in tropics.
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.