Designed by Tripp Yacht Design, known for producing Fast and Stylish yachts, Serengeti is a 60' "Cafe Racer". This aptly describes the dual-purpose of "Serengeti" as she is equally capable of fast cruising as she is on the race course. Designed with a hydraulically lifting keel, which gives her the ability go into shallow waters, yet still sail without compromise.
Serengeti was built by the world renowned New Zealand boat builder, Ian Franklin. The construction details, fit and finish, as well as the beautiful woodwork all are testament to the builder's skills and the attention to details.
"Serengeti" is perfect for the discerning and knowledgeable sailor who enjoys fast comfortable cruising and perhaps the occasional race. She is a joy to sail and will get you to your destination quickly and in style.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Ian Franklin Boat-Builders NZL
Designer: Tripp Yacht Design
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 60 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 7 in
LWL: 51 ft 7 in
Minimum Draft: 8 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 13 ft 7 in
Total Power: 75 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2002
Engine Model: 4JK3TE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1583
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 75 HP
Number of single berths: 2
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Designed by Tripp Yacht Design, known for producing Fast and Stylish yachts, Serengeti is a 60' "Cafe Racer". This aptly describes the stylish nature of Serengeti; she is a very unique yacht, a rare opportunity that combines comfortable offshore cruising with race winning performance. Serengeti is a very well built and well equipped, state of the art yacht. She is designed to be equally comfortable on the race course or cruising in tropical waters. Designed with a hydraulical lifting keel, which gives her the ability go into shallow waters, yet still sail without compromise. The lifting keel has a travel range of approximately 5 feet, reducing her sailing draft from 13'7" to a harbor draft of 8'7".
Serengeti was built by the world renowned New Zealand boat builder, Ian Franklin. The construction details, fit and finish, as well as the beautiful woodwork all are testament to the builder's skills and their attention to detail. The interior is light and airy with the generous use of maple veneers. The floorboards are beautifully done in mahogany with cherry inlays. Throughout the boat there are exquisite woodworking details that add style and functional ventilation. Every cabin space has at least one opening port for light and ventilation.
Serengeti is perfect for the discerning and knowledgeable yachtsman who enjoys fast comfortable cruising and perhaps the occasional race. She is a joy to sail and will get you to your destination quickly and in style.
The master cabin is forward with a centered double berth. The cabin is roomy and well-equipped with plenty of storage and hanging lockers. The double berth has drawer space underneath and lockers along the outboard overhead. There is a fold out writing desk with a removable seat. The en-suite head has a separately enclosed stall shower. The head is electric and can be flushed with salt or fresh water. There is a small TV and DVD player for entertainment. There is a large hatch to provide light and it is equipped with a shade to provide privacy or block out light. There is a second set of cushions for this cabin to be used when racing.
Companionway to Saloon:
Outboard and to starboard is a locker that is set up to accommodate a washer/dryer if someone wanted to install one. The plumbing and wiring is all set for this. It is used for storage at this time. Along the centerline of the boat is the trunk for the lifting keel. This is very well hidden and has access from both sides. There is access to storage, the mast step, and electrical panels in the lockers along the centerline.
The main saloon is very open and comfortable le. There is a rounded settee to port with a dining table. In the middle of the saloon is the engine compartment that serves as a bench seat on the inboard side of the table. On the starboard side is a straight settee. The back of this settee lifts up to serve as a berth when needed. The saloon cushions are covered in teal leather and also have teal canvas "crew covers" for deliveries or racing (pictured in photos with crew covers on).
The engine and mechanical spaces underneath the bench seat has seen great attention paid to soundproofing and ease of access. There are a series of small storage compartments on the aft side of the keel box that is both functional and decorative. All of the floorboards were re-varnished with seven coats of varnish in 2006 and are in beautiful condition. All floorboards are fastened, but can easily be accessed for maintenance or cleaning. There is a large LCD screen TV located in the aft port corner of the saloon which links to the DVD player and the yachts computer with a wireless keyboard.
The day and guest stateroom head is located to starboard, just aft of the starboard settee. It can be accessed directly from the saloon or from the aft starboard cabin. It is generous in size and is very bright. There is one opening port. There is a shower and an electric head that can flushed with either salt or fresh water.
Both staterooms feature double berths and split mattress with a removable lee cloth between. The starboard stateroom features an extra wide berth and would be considered the VIP guest cabin with direct access to the day/guest head. There are drawers for storage and hanging lockers in each guest cabin. There is a small bench seat in each cabin as well.
There is access to the mechanical locker through the starboard guest cabin. The generator is housed in this "mechanical room" along with the water maker and other systems. There is easy access to all systems. There is a second set of cushions for these two cabins to be used when racing (pictured in photos). There are cushioned upper single berths in each guest cabin that can be lowered to provide for a nice back cushion.
The Galley is located on the port side of the keel trunk. It is a U-shaped galley with the freezer and refrigerators placed forward which allows opening of the door on either tack without fear of objects falling out. There are two nice sized SS sinks along the centerline of the boat. The Force 10 stove/oven is outboard to port. There is a microwave oven that can be used on either tack as the door opens fore and aft. The galley is very functional with lots of counter space and generous storage. There is a very strong hand rail around the entire galley to enable the cook to keep cooking while sailing and to keep objects from flying oil the counter while heeled. There is a special filtered water spigot in this and both heads to provide filtered water for drinking.
Force 10 Marine 3 burner stove w/oven
Double stainless steel sink
White Corian counters
Microwave- GE Profile
Gunert Refrigeration - Top & front loading
Gunert Freezer (large) - top loading
Hull and Deck Construction
The hull and deck are built using Aramid and E-Glass fibers over PVC cores. The result is a very stiff hull with minimal weight. The keel box for the lifting keel effectively locks the hull, deck and internal structure together into a complete unit. The cockpit is very roomy and comfortable in both racing and cruising modes. The dual mode dodgers offer full protection of the main hatchway and forward end of the cockpit. There is a dedicated life raft locker at the forward end of the cockpit which hold one of the two rafts. The boat comes with a custom built cradle that can be broken down so that it fits inside a standard 20' shipping container.
Construction - Aramid & Epoxy over foam core vacuum bagged
Matterhorn white Alwgrip Hull & Deck
Rudder - All carbon by NEB in 2004
Bottom paint - Alwgrip Alstar black
Serengeti" features a lifting keel with a range from 8.2' to 13.29'. This unique feature allows the boat to achieve incredible performance as tile boat is extremely "stiff" while sailing. By lowering the keel to full depth the boat achieves maximum righting moment with the least amount of overall displacement. There is a 24 volt electric/hydraulic pump that raises and lowers the keel. The keel can go from full down to the up position in about a minute and a half. The keel is designed for easy service and has proven to be very reliable. The shallow draft of 8.2' means that the boat can explore many harbors and spots that would normally be out of consideration for a performance minded boat like "Serengeti ".
Spars and Rigging:
The Offshore Spars carbon rig is new in 2005. Offshore Spars is world renown for making stiff and light carbon spars. The boom is a "Park Avenue" type boom with lazy jacks. The boom is very stiff and allows for the mainsail to be lowered "into" the boom for easy dousing with minimal crew. There are lazy jacks built in for convenience. The boom is built by High Tech Composites who are well known for their quality workmanship.
Offshore Spars - Carbon 3 spreader mast - New in 2005
Carbon spinnaker pole & spare 2 piece pole as backup
Custom carbon reaching strut
Navtec hydraulic boom vang
Navtec hydraulic panel for backstay, out haul & vang located aft of helm
Quick release buttons for vang @ each helm station
Electronics and Navigation Equipment:
The navigation station is located to starboard, just opposite the keel trunk. This is a very comfortable location with all the necessary electronics to safely transport the boat anywhere in the world. The navigation equipment is set up so that everything is within easy reach and full sight.
All performance instruments B&G Hercules 2000
1 FFD @ each helm
Auto pilot by port helm
2 FFD @ fwd bulkhead
4 20/20 @ mast
1 FFD port aft cabin
1 FFD in owner's cabin
2 FFD @ Nav
Auto pilot @ Nav
ICOM HF Marine, IC-M802 N2
ICOM VHF IC-M127
Furuno Nav Net Radar plotter
Furuno 208 MKII weather fax
Dell Optiplex 620 computer (New 2007) & hook up for back up laptop
Global Star Sat phone w/2nd head set @ Nav station
Furuno AIS system
Phillips 12' screen in fwd cabin with external DVD player ( Philco)
Remote speaker for SSB
PA for cockpit via ICOM VHF
Philco DVD player
Samsung aprox 21" TV in saloon hooked to computer, DVD, CD
Panasonic stereo in saloon
Panasonic stereo with additional amplifier
Panasonic CD changer
HP Deskjet 948C inkjet printer
Seabrook M-15 screen in cockpit with waterproof keyboard. Linked to main computer &
Hook up for cable TV & std phone
Sail Inventory :
Racing main - Doyle
Cruising main - Doyle
#3 RF Cruising Genoa - Doyle
LT1 Racing Genoa Doyle - (poor condition)
#2 Racing Genoa - Doyle
#3 Racing Genoa - Doyle
#4 Racing Genoa - Doyle
.4ozVMG spinnaker - Doyle
.5oz Runner spinnaker - Doyle
.5oz Asym spinnaker - Doyle
.750z Runner spinnaker - Doyle
Storm Jib - Doyle
Storm trysail - Doyle
Spinnaker staysail on Harken RF - Doyle
House batteries 720 amp hours (new gel cells 2005)
12V for electronics
12V starting for genset & Yanmar
Charging system - Xantrex DR series inverter/charger
Running lights - LOPO light LED & LED tri-color w/strobe
Grounding for SSB
Lightening protection grounding system
Lightening disapater tied into separate grounding plate
GE Microwave oven in galley
Mastervolt - Mass sine 24/1000 inverter
Mechanical Equipment and Systems:
Yanmar 55 KW Turbo Diesel model 4JK3-TE (1583 hours)
Generator- Panda 4 KW (2008 May) (50 hours)
Refrigeraton/Freezer - Gunert 11Ovvia inverter or generator (engine must run for inverter)
Marina Air Systems - Air conditioning & reverse cycle heat, 3 units, 12,000 BTU in saloon
Spectra Newport 4000 watermaker 16 gph
(2) Racor fuel filter for main engine with water alarm
(1) Racor fuel filter for genset with water alarm
Propellar - Felixfold-saildrive
Tank tender on fuel port and stb , water port & stb
Thru hull fittings are flush closing
Engine compartment blower - via aft coamings
Algae-x FPS-500A Fuel polishing system
Fuel transfer pump plumbed thru fuel polisher
Safety and Fire Equipment:
All category 1 safety gear
Halon firefighting system in 3 zones (engine, genset & aft garage)
Co2 & Dry chemical handheld units (4 total)
Fire extinguisher monitor @ nav station
2007 Zodiac MK II classic inflatable 12' dinghy w/15 HP Yamaha 1999 - Rebuilt (07)
2 - Winslow life rafts (1) SLO-12, (1) SLO-6
20 ' shipping container - complete with "water toys " (Kayaks, windsurfer), tools and spare equipment for the boat
Carbon multiplex passerelle (never used)
Hella fans for ventilation
Full covers for floorboards
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.