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Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda
AVALANCHE was designed for offshore passagemaking, where comfort, speed, and ease of handling were the primary criteria. She'll appeal to the most discerning long distance cruisers seeking an aesthetically pleasing yacht that happens to also be strong and seaworthy. She'll race long distance or easily and luxuriously become a platform for waterborne activities. Dive gear and compressor are conveniently located in the transom for easy access. Her centerboard hull configuration opens up harbors not available to deep draft vessels.
She has four staterooms and four heads with a tremendous entertaining layout, a superb cockpit configuration; she has a swim platform for easy access with supplies and groceries; she has great deck space for lounging, a tremendous salon-galley area, easily managed electronics, low maintenance exterior, large Volvo diesel, and other recent upgrades galore.
She has recently experienced a refit, and offers new owners successful, easy ownership: dependability coupled with exhilaration, great looks coupled with brute strength, pride, fun, comfort and safety in a real sailing yacht easily handled by an experienced couple.
Please contact John Osetek at 401-465-8634
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Guy Dumas
LOA: 60 ft 0 in
Beam: 16 ft 3 in
LWL: 49 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 11 ft 6 in
Displacement: 60000 lbs
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 4
AVALANCHE has an impressively voluminous and comfortable interior layout with many areas to enjoy, talk, live, play cards, dine. With four staterooms and four heads (sleeps 8), a lovely large salon and galley, a well equipped nav station, work shop area and an outstanding cockpit that must be seen and felt to have any sense of appreciation, she is ideal for the cruise of a lifetime, long distance racing or shorthanded sailing. She's even easy to day sail.
She is very comfortable at sea and under current ownership has been making the round trip from Jamestown RI, to Antigua every year since 1998.
LAYOUT PLAN Starting from the bow:
A STORAGE LOCKER is located in the forecastle, just aft the anchor locker. The fo'c's'le is large and well organized. It is accessed via a large Goiot hatch. A ladder leads below and there are areas available for storage of sails, lines, fenders, etc.
Next aft is the master stateroom. The extraordinary and large master stateroom fits well for long distance cruisers and liveaboard. A CENTERLINE queen berth with storage below and outboard, drawers, lockers, storage spaces are only a few of the great characteristics of the cabin; there is plentiful light and ventilation from the deck hatch.
There is a lovely en suite head with shower stall and large lockers. The shower stall and head are in separate compartments allowing privacy and flexibility, not to mention great convenience.
Next aft are two very spacious linen closets, and then following that, there are identical guest staterooms, one to port, the other to starboard each with en suite heads and showers.
The beds in each may be converted to either two singles, or a large full berth, by the addition of built in fillers. Both options are shown in accompanying photos.
Salon and Galley
The salon and galley are next aft and the salon to port has a U shaped settee with dining table that opens from cocktail to dining size and swivels to allow easy access to the outboard sitting areas and to facilitate food service. The galley is to starboard and has the necessary equipment to create gourmet meals. It has a huge fridge and freezer.
The aft cabin is located aft of the galley, to starboard. There is a double berth and en suite head and integral shower.
Aft to port is the excellent forward facing Navigation station. There is a desk and separate chart area above the freezer (inboard of the passageway), electrical panels for DC and AC systems, lockers, storage areas, a tool area along with generator access and access to the steering cockpit.
Electronics and Navigation
Extensively equipped with advanced navionics and chart plotting software, Furuno radar, computer system, large displays for navigation gear, internet, Wi-Fi, Ockam full suite instrumentation, communications gear including SSB and VHF and Fleet 33 Satellite communications equipment. There are two autopilots with impressively engineered cross over capability and durable welded mounts. She also has an AIS System (receive only) to identify and broadcast ship information from an FM antenna. There are custom MOB and bilge pump control systems.
Four Ockam displays on pedestal
Thrane and Thrane Fleet 33
Furuno DGPS # 37, new 10-08
Furuno GPS antenna
Two Autopilots with cross over capability
Extensively re-fit (2002), advanced, and very well thought out electrical system allowing independent, self reliant living. Her DC ship's system power supply is from eight, 8-D AGM batteries, in series, paralleled to 24V, ultra high capacity. Her 50/60Hz electrical system has in series inverters and Northern Lights generator (2004). House batteries were new and upgraded 2009. Eng. and Gen. 2010.
Northern Lights 12kW generator
120/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
12/24 VDC ship's systems
Chilled water air conditioning throughout yacht
In Series inverters providing outstanding AC power from batteries
Aluminum deck with teak overlay -- recently painted and re-planked OVER THICKNESS, for extra durability and longevity, teak Deck Systems TDS teak decking(2004), resealed fittings, deck painted with "Ceramco" ceramic preparation system which dramatically increases longevity and finish than painted with Awlgrip.
Deck prepped with Ceramco
Deck painted with Awlgrip 2004
New Teak Deck (TDS System) 2004
Aluminum hull painted Matterhorn white awlgrip in 2004. Keel with Centerboard.
Sails and Rigging
A large yacht, easily sailed by shorthanded crew is rare. AVALANCHE however, achieves this with aplomb. With an easily handled Electric Hood Stoway Main sail furling system by ProFurl and ProFurl furlers on the headstays, push-button sailing is achieved with ease--by two.
Three Profurl headsails furling units
Code 0 Genoa on forward headstay
Yankee jib on inner headstay
Staysail on staysail forestay
All headsails on Profurl large furling systems
Two spinnaker poles
New Spectra Mainsail with electric in mast furling (Profurl)
Electric primary, secondary, and deck winches
Sheet stoppers for excellent organization of lines
Rigging inspected with many standing rigging components replaced new 2008
Updates to other rigging
North Spectra Yankee, 2007
North Dacron Staysail, 2007
North Dacron 155, 2001
Two Lewmar 48 self tailing electric
Two Harken 64 Self tailing electric
Mechanical and Engine Details
VOLVO 132 HP diesel engine (new 2003) under main cabin sole
Three Vacuflush heads
One mechanical head aft
Major plumbing upgrades 2006
Large awning covers from the mast to the bimini providing cooling shade for the cockpit and cooling the salon and twin staterooms. In addition, there is a smaller awning for New England cruising and a sailing awning used primarily when motoring in the tropics. Large 140 lb. CQR anchor and 200 feet of 1/2 inch chain (Chain new in 2011) are mounted on a strong Lofrans electric windlass, making anchoring easy and secure. Avalanche has a large cockpit that can comfortably seat as many as 10. Her swim platform also serves as a convenient dock making delivering groceries or baggage at anchor an easy task. Dive bottles are stored in a locker in the transom and are easily filled in place with the dive compressor stored in the lazarette.
Additional Equipment, brokers comments
Fabulously equipped for offshore sailing and extensive cruising, AVALANCHE is not only capable, fast and sea worthy, but she defines style and panache. More than just that, she is superbly comfortable and well thought out. Her strong hull handles what many lesser yachts would never attempt. Her motion is more suggestive of a ship than a yacht and she possesses stability, security and comfort few in her class can match. She is easily sailed by two, paramount in the owners thinking when purchased. The owners confidently and easily solo extensively in the North and South Atlantic.
Great condition and in beautiful shape. She has been upgraded significantly by knowledgeable owners, and is truly turnkey, ready to cross oceans on a day's notice. With so many new systems, items, upgrades, additions, re-engineering, she has been brought into the 21st century with the beauty and style of the past. She is a significant yacht VERY worthy of consideration.
Any equipment not listed or not appurtenant to the yacht should be considered excluded from the sale of the yacht.
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.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 866-396-1826Tel: 401-465-8634