1988 Able Marine IOD International One Design

US$ 59,999
Cataumet, MA
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International One Design

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / Other
Located In:
Cataumet, MA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 59,999 



Built in 1988 by Able Marine, DESPERADO has been well cared for and sensibly upgraded by the current owner. Originally set up as a one design race boat complete with custom pedestal in the cockpit to handle most running rigging, great effort has been made to convert her into a fast Gentleman's Day-Sailor. She is easily solo-sailed or could be a great platform for a crew. She can remain a wonderful Gentleman's Day-Sailor or, with little effort, can be legally raced in any IOD class race or regatta.


Builder: Able Marine 1988


LOA: 33ft 5 in

LWL: 21 ft 5 in

BEAM: 6 ft 9 in

DRAFT: 5 ft 4 in

Displacement: 7100 lbs

Ballast: 4100 lbs


DESPERADO is in excellent condition with a careful owner's yearly improvements to both her performance and finish. The cabin top and decks were finished with Awl-Grip in 2012. Her topsides were painted flag blue in 2003, but could use cosmetic attention.

A custom teak sliding hatch, cabin doors, and cabin house trim have been installed. The original seats were removed and larger more comfortable teak benches were added making the IOD pleasant to sail. The sole was also replaced with new teak and oiled every season.

Her bottom has been sanded and painted yearly with VC Offshore anti-fouling.

The mast was replaced in 2005 with a Class Approved Forespar and a Kenyon Spars E-Section Boom.


Jib (2006), Mainsail and Spinnaker (2007)

Canvas Sail Cover

Full sets of back-up sails for Fishers Island and Northeast Harbor fleets

New North Sails prototype Jib (2012)

Four Spinnaker sails, all in good condition

Two spinnaker poles, one aluminum one carbon fiber



DESPERADO does not have a motor included in her sale, However, a custom side mount motor bracket has been installed and will easily accept both gas or electric outboards.

Included Gear

 A solid custom TRIAD trailer is included in the sale.

21 watt flexible solar panel has been installed to supply the mast head light and automatic bilge pump.

Tack Tick Electronic Compass

Vest-style life jackets

anchor, anchor rode

magnetic compass

spinnaker turtle

spinnaker companionway bag

three sets spinnaker sheets

tapered mainsheet

spinnaker twings

two fenders with terrycloth covers

custom boarding ladder.


1104 Route 28A - Po Box 457 - (508)563-2800

Cataumet, MA 02534


Please contact Amy Ballentine Stevens at 508-563-2800

Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-242-3551
Tel: 508-563-2800

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