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Susan Bright was designed and built for shorthanded world cruising. She is a one-owner vessel. Susan Bright sailed around the world between 1994 and 1998, on a journey that included the remote islands of Micronesia and a rounding of South Africa's notorious Cape Aghulas. This is a proven vessel with a steel hull and deck that can shoulder to weather without shuddering or stalling in the wave troughs and also track flawlessly in big following seas in a gale.
Susan Bright's professionally built interior is quiet, inviting, and secure. Her numerous bulkheads are as thick and solid as any you'll ever find and each is bolted to the steel framework of the hull to provide even more boat strength and rigidity. The bulkheads are planked with rich, finely grained yellow cedar that glows like lantern flame in the abundant natural light filtering through the Goiot hatches.
There is no "veneer" anywhere on Susan Bright. Her cabin sole is solid teak with ash inlay, the headliner is tongue & groove Douglas Fir, the hull liner is planked yellow cedar and all fiddles and rails are solid teak.
There is simply no way a fiberglass or wood hull can compare in strength and rigidity to the steel hull and deck of Susan Bright. If you want to sail around the world or perhaps dream of trying your luck around the Horn, Susan Bright is your kind of sailboat. At the same time, she's a real head-turner, a balance of grace and function. At the dock people often stop and say, "what a gorgeous boat."
Price reflects that Susan Bright needs new cushions and some instruments and the condition of the sails. You will see that she is a very good value when you consider the quality of the construction and what else is on the market.
Please contact Seacraft Yacht Sales, Inc. at (206) 547-2755
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