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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Virginia Beach, VA
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 550,000
Marnie is one of the best examples of what a bluewater passagemaker should be. She was custom built by Salthouse Brothers, one of New Zealand’s finest custom builders, and designed by Al Mason who is one of the most highly regarded cruising designers in the world. John Salthouse told a prospective purchaser who contacted him in 2012 that it was the best yacht he’d ever built. The current owner has had her for 15 years.
Exceptionally strong, beautifully finished and maintained to the highest standard, Marnie is a very special classic that is in a class of her own. Marnie’s first owner crossed the Atlantic and Pacific and cruised in Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Her second and current owner recently completed a circumnavigation. He has spent the extra personal time and money to keep her in top mechanical and cosmetic condition. The result of his loving care, upgrades and improvements is a yacht ready to move aboard and cruise the world.
Marnie’s replacement cost today would exceed $2.5m to build to the same level of quality, workmanship and engineering. Her construction used kauri, one of the world’s strongest woods. Over 15000 board feet of kauri was taken from one tree to build Marnie. An example of the longevity of kauri is a bowl made from kauri that came out of the ground and was carbon dated to 6,000 years old, displayed on his dining table.
Please contact George Eberhard at 954-527-0664
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Al Mason
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 62 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 9 in
LWL: 46 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 2 in
Displacement: 47420 lbs
Ballast: 16000 lbs
Total Power: 101 HP
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 3-53
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 101 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 3 (235 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (50 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 3
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Marnie’s aft cockpit design with two companionways offers excellent light, ventilation and privacy. Marnie is equally well suited for owner operated family cruising, or world cruising with a captain. The beautiful kauri woodwork includes varnished laminate hull and deck frames and white bulkheads, similar to the Herreshoff style yachts built on the New England coastline of the US. On the practical side there is a full stand up engine room for machinery and systems.
At the forward end of the large, very comfortable cockpit is the aft companionway to the full beam aft cabin with port berth (widened to 45” at the shoulders) and starboard berth, (32” wide). Both are ideal for offshore sea berths, with direct access to the cockpit. The primary companionway steps are amidships to the main salon and adjacent to the forward end of the galley to starboard, nav center and engine room door to port. The raised salon has a large U shaped settee to starboard and a straight settee to port. The original two cabins forward of the salon have been converted to one large owner’s cabin, with Pullman with lots of storage (could easily be returned to a two forward staterooms configuration). There are two heads, one aft with a very large shower, and the second head forward with access to forward cabin and salon. The cabin sole is 7/8” solid teak and is fully removable. This summer (2013), the owner removed the cabin sole and cleaned bilges which are epoxy coated. At the same time he cleaned the tanks and waxed the outside of the tanks.
Raritan electric heads
The bright, airy main salon features white bulkheads and varnished kauri laminated beams and bulkhead planking. To starboard the generous U-shaped dinette with very comfortable seating for 6, with storage outboard and under the seating. Opposite to port is a settee with storage outboard and a well crafted teak box for tools. Aft, adjacent to the curved kauri staircase, is the door to the fully insulated walk-in engine room. The cabin sole is solid natural finished 7/8” teak.
The passageway galley to starboard between aft cabin and salon offers excellent storage, lots of counter space, very large refrigeration and custom drawer freezer.
- Broadwater ‘Schooner’ 4 burner/grill propane stove oven
- Cold plate refrigeration and freezer system with dual compressors
- Circulating fan
The nav center is to port adjacent to the forward companionway. The large forward facing table has storage under the wide top and a full complement of electronics.
The aft full beam stateroom has a separate companionway to the sheltered cockpit with hard dodger. A small double berth is outboard to port with a single to starboard. The en suite head offers a very large separate stall shower with stainless shower pan and teak grate. Behind the companionway ladder is a wide wet locker. Forward to starboard is a full hanging locker. Vanity has a new counter, spigots and custom porcelain sink.
The owner’s stateroom forward of the main salon was converted from two guest cabins (one with two single berths, one with double). These two cabins were combined by the current owner, creating one large full beam master. Storage includes several hanging lockers, chest of drawers, many cabinets and book shelves. The forward head was recently refinished with new vanity countertop, faucet fixture and custom porcelain sink.
Forward is a forepeak crew cabin/workshop previously accessed through the port guest stateroom and now accessed via the passageway through the master suite. Currently set up as a workshop complete with excellent storage, and work bench with vise. A single berth and marine toilet (removed presently) is provided if needed.
- New (2012) Simrad NSE8 at nav station, NSS12 repeater in cockpit
- Furuno GP-31 GPS
- Icom M802 SSB/Ham
- Icom IC-M502 VHF
- SCS PIC III Pactor modem
- PC Computer, HP/Samsung 15” screen with navigation software and charts of entire world, 2008
- Wind instruments, B&G Hydra
- Auto pilots: 2 x independent systems, Robertson (one hydraulic drive and one 24 volt motor driven), 2008
- 12/24 v DC systems and 110 v AC system
- Generator: Northern Lights 9 kw, new 2012
- Transformer 220/110 v AC
- Batteries: 14 x 6 volt with hydra caps, new 2008
- Inverter/charger: Heart interface inverter mode 24 volt, 125 amp 60Hz DC
- Charger Mode: 120 VAL 60Hz 25AMP 27 volt, 65 AMP Auto 3 stage charger
- Newmar 24 to 12 volt DC converter
- Protech 1230i, 12 volt DC 3 stage 12 volt DC charger. new 2008
- Alternators: two 24 volt and 1 x 12 volt, rebuilt 2008
- Inter lights
- Generator battery
- Momentary switch for engine/generator start
- 24VDC to 12VDC converter
- 2500 W Heart Interface transformer
Engine and Mechanical
- Detroit Diesel engine model 3-53, fuel consumption 1.25 gallons per hour at 7 knots - Complete rebuild 2012
- Exhaust fan for engine room and battery boxes
- Transmission - Borg Warner 1.52:1 ratio, rebuilt in 2000, 1600 hrs
- Racor fuel filters on generator and Detroit
- Steering gear: chain and cable to quadrant, new cable 2008
- Propeller: 21" Paul Luke 3 blade feathering, new 2007
- Aqua Pro 24 gph watermaker with new high pressure filter, 2007
- Crash bilge pump on main engine
- High level bilge water alarm
- Fire suppression system in engine room
- Fire extinguishers throughout vessel
- Heads, two electrical Raritan Atlantis macerating toilets
- Macerator pump for grey water/holding tank, new 2008
- Domestic water pump, new 2008
- Manual pump for day tank fuel
- Stainless water heater
- 100amp 24VDC alternator on main engine
- 45 amp 12VDC alternator on main engine, with additional 24VDC, 45 amp alternator for engine batteries
- 110VDC and Engine driven compressor for refrigerator/freezer
- Diesel fuel tanks: two Monel 90 gallon/one 75 gallon day tank
- Water tanks: Monel, 300 gallons in 3 tanks
Hull and Ballast
The hull is almost 2” thick. Comprised of 5/16” interior diagonal planking, epoxy bonded with copper nailed to 43 kauri laminated frames followed by 7/8” of planking with bronze fastenings. All of this is heart kauri hardwood, the exceptionally strong New Zealand wood which is protected from cutting these days. The hull sheer clamp to which the deck is attached is 5” thick. Two layers of 6 oz. Dynell fiberglass cloth laid in epoxy was applied to the outside of the hull before painting. Draft reported to be 7’2” loaded.
- Lead ballast poured and secured by 10 bronze keel bolts.
- Hull Awlgrip – Awlcraft 2000 in 2004
- Bottom stripped and Epoxy barrier coat recoated in 2005
- Exterior varnish renewed 2017
Deck and Equipment
Two layers of epoxy coated and bonded plywood attached to transverse kauri beams. All deck surfaces are painted with non-skid. The headliner between the overhead beams is covered with a low maintenance laminate.
- Nilsson/Maxwell 2500 windlass (oversized) (new motor and gypsy 2005)
- 400' 3/8" Hi-test chain, re-galvanized 2007
- 110 lb Bruce anchor (new in 2000)
- 75 lb CQR anchor
- 75 lb Danforth
- New stern pulpit 2003
- Outboard davit 2003
- Hull and decks repainted in 2012. Ports and hardware removed and rebedded the same year.
- Masts and booms stripped and painted 2012
- Interior repainted summer 2013
The cockpit is superbly designed, protected by the low profile hard dodger/dog house and features comfortable seating and beautiful folding teak table.
Mast & Rigging
- Ketch rigged with MMF aluminum spars
- Stainless steel standing rigging with STA locking fittings, new 2004
- New standing rigging in 2003
- Lewmar self-tailing winches,(19)
- Harken cars on main mast
- Lazy Jack system
- Running rigging replaced regularly as needed
- Spars painted 2017
- New standing Rigging including turnbuckles 2017
- New harken furler on head sail 2017
- Main 10 oz Hallett Sails, 2003
- Mizzen 10 oz Doyle Sails, 2009
- 120% genoa 9 oz Doyle Sails, 2009
- 110% genoa Hood - good condition
- Tri-radial 2.5 oz Doyle Sails, new 2008 with sock
- Storm sails: Hood, like new (storm trysail and storm jib)
- Mizzen staysail 1999
- Cockpit cushions, 2008
- Sail covers, 2012
- Bimini, 2009
- Awning, 2003
- Interior cushions, 2009
- Life raft: 6 person offshore equipment
- Safety equipment: flares, EPIRB, PFD’s etc
History and Owner's Comments
Marnie was originally built for Donald Dalziel a knowledgeable West Coast yachtsman and racer. Having experienced over eight Transpacs, Mr. Dalziel sought out Al Mason to design a fast and sea kindly ocean cruiser but one suitable to be sailed by a family. Between Don, Al Mason and John Salthouse, there was more than enough practical experience to draw upon. This is evident as you step aboard, the more you look the more you see!
Eventually age caught up with Don and he was forced to retire from the cruising life. This is when the current owner became custodian of this beautiful and capable yacht. In 1999 Marnie cruised from Northern California along the coast , to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, thru the Canal and back to Virginia. From there Marnie has seen the East Coast, Caribbean, Bahamas, across the Atlantic and throughout the Mediterranean. Countries visited Turkey, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, then on to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and back across the Atlantic before the recently completed circumnavigation.
Throughout the owners’ adventures, the attention to detail and the quality of this yacht always stood out. An excellent and comfortable sailing yacht in both light air and heavy wind and seas, capable of taking you and your family safely to any point on the globe.
A cruising friend of the owner recently wrote to him that "...I've told a bunch of other people that I think she is the most beautiful and desirable real cruising boat I've seen anywhere."
For the sailor who truly appreciates a proper classic style full keel offshore cruising yacht maintained to the highest standard, Marnie is one that should be put on the short list. She offers the total package, exceptional rugged construction, comfort and good performance. Her very substantial 38 ton displacement is built to superior standard of strength and finish.
No designer does a better job than Al Mason at creating sea-kindly displacement cruising yachts that are fast (owner reports 220 mile routine days at sea during circumnavigation), and easily managed by a couple with ketch rig. The exquisite finish detail, impressive engineering and beautiful style make her a standout in any anchorage.
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.