CHARM, a schooner inspired by traditional coastal work boats, was designed and partially built by its owner. In the fall of 2008, he brought the completed hull to Rockport Marine in order for the boatyard to build the deck, interior and spars. Roomy and comfortable down below, CHARM sleeps six and has a comfortable galley and engine room. She is powered with a Kelvin engine; all sails are constructed by Nat Wilson.This able one of a kind vessel was built with safety in mind and built to go global cruising short handed. Because of the highest standards of her construction,she could easily be a Coast Guard approved 49 passenger day vessel with a few simple additions.CHARM was launched in November of 2009. Email us for the sail plan.Paul Haley survey available to interested parties.The owner is keen to sell and has made a.MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION from $2,245,000 to $850,000..His health is not going well.
Please contact at (207) 236-7048
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Edward A. Ackerman & Rockport Marine
Designer: Edward A. Ackerman
LOA: 85 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 11 in
LWL: 45 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 4 in
Design & Construction
The vessel was designed by Capt. Edward “Ned” A. Ackerman. He worked up the design and than started the construction of the vessel. The vessel is designed to resemble a traditional pilot schooner with a clipper bow, round bilge, full keel and transom stern. Her hull is planked with carvel planked 2 ¼” and 1 ¾” white oak. The framing in the vessel is 4 ¾” x 5 3/8” white oak laminated in six layers with resorcinol glue. The frames are wide at the lower ends and than taper as the get to the clamp. The vessel has a white oak keel and then a keelson running through the center of the vessel that is 8 ½” x 9 ½” oak of one piece. The keel bolts in the vessel are Titanium. The floor timbers in the vessel are 2 ¾” oak sided and at the engine beds there are 5 ¾” oak sided. The interior ceiling in the vessel is 1 5/8” thick and is in various widths. The sheer clamp in the vessel is 2 ¾” x 8 3/8” oak. The shelf is made up of two sections with one timber vertical and one timber horizontal for a finished dimension of 3 ¼” x 5 ½”. At the first visit to the vessel on October 7, 2008 the hull was completed to the extent seen in the photos above and the deck beams were in place with some decking completed. The sills were being fitted for the deckhouses at that time. The covering boards are 3” Alaska Yellow Cedar. The deck is going to be planked with 2 ½” square white pine over oak deck beams. The full deck beams are 4 ½” x 6 ¾” oak with the half deck beams being 2 ½” x 4” oak. The vessel will have two deckhouses. There will be a mid deckhouse over what would have been the hold in a working schooner and aft a deckhouse over the main cabin. The hull fastenings are all Monel. The lower 1 ¾” white oak planks are fastened by 4” x 24 Monel screws and the top four planks which are 2 ¼” are fastened by 4 ½” x 24 Monel screws. The deck plank fastenings are 4” x 24 bronze screws and the ceiling fastenings are 3” x 18 bronze screws. The keel is fastened with 16 titanium bolts and the floor timber bolts are bronze. The ballast keel is 9,000 pounds of iron. On the inside of the bilge there are 15, 530 lb lead pigs and castings between the floor timbers set in cement. The keel bolts pass through the internal ballast.
CHARM is powered by a four cylinder Kelvin diesel engine. The engine (Model R4, serial number 3823) is rated at 60hp @ 1200rpm. There is a Kelvin transmission with a ratio of 2:1 and a serial number of 38238. The engine drives a Luke 30D x 26P three bade feathering propeller on a 2” shaft through an Evolution Corp. oil bath stern tube and thrust bearing. The engine room is between the aft main cabin and the galley area. Also in this space are the fuel tanks and the generator which is a Kohler diesel model number 6E0D with a serial number of 2233740. It is rated at 6 KW @ 1800rpm and produces 120/240-volt AC.
The interior of the vessel has a forepeak forward. This area is accessed through a deck scuttle and through a water tight door from the galley. Forward is the forepeak is general gear storage followed by a port and starboard berth. Below the berths is general storage. Aft to port is an enclosed head w/ hand-held shower and aft to starboard is gear storage. This area is followed by a water tight bulkhead with a water tight door. Next aft is the galley. Forward to port in this area is the “U” shaped galley area with a diesel stove forward and double stainless steel sinks aft. Forward to starboard is the double top loading refrigeration. Aft to starboard is a wood settee with an outboard berth. Aft to port is a dinette with a berth outboard. Aft of this is a bulkhead with a door leading into the engine room. The engine room is well planned for maximum accessibility. The engine is centered forward in the space. To port of the engine are the batteries along with the generator. To starboard of the engine are the tanks along with the water maker and the electrical distribution panel. At the aft end of the engine room is a bulkhead with a door that leads into the main cabin. The main or aft cabin has a full enclosed head w/ shower forward to port followed by a settee with a berth outboard. Forward to starboard is a locker followed by a pull out double. Aft to starboard is a storage area. Aft to port is the navigation station with a berth outboard. The nav table has a seat and an area where one can stand and work at the table. Aft is the companionway up to the deck followed by the lazarette.
Garmin GPSMAP 4212 with radar
Garmin GPSMAP 4208 chartplotter
Simrad A150 (AIS) transponder
Raymarine ST70 Autopilot
Tacktick wind direction
Tacktick wind speed
Tacktick knot meter with distance
Tacktick depth sounder
ICOM IC-M802 VHF
ICOM IC-M604 SSB
Cell phone booster
Ritchie BN 202 bulkhead-mounted compass
Dirigo 6" flat top compass
(3) 106 gal black iron diesel
(1) 95 gal black iron diesel
(1) 20 gal black iron diesel
(2) 90 gal stainless steel fresh water
(1) 68 gal polyvinyl black water
(1) 29 gal polyvinyl black water
(1) 20 gal polyvinyl gray water
CHARM's electrical system is comprised of both DC and AC systems. On the DC side the vessel has both 12-volt DC and 24-volt DC. The majority of the vessel is 24-volt DC with only a few items that require 12-volt DC. On the house side the 24-volts is provided by 6 12-volt G31 AGM batteries. The engine starting has 2 12-volt G31 AGM batteries in series for 24-volts. For the 12-volt side there are 2 12-volt G31 AGM batteries. There are also two additional G31 AGM batteries that are spares. They sit off to the side and are under a trickle charge should they need to be brought on line. For the AC side the vessel is designed with shore power access when the vessel is dock side. The vessel also has a Kohler 6KW diesel generator that produces 120-volt and 220-volt AC power. The generator is located aft to port in the engine room.
Mast & Rigging
CHARM is a traditional schooner rig. The foremast and main mast are built of laminated fir and are stepped through the deck landing on a mast step atop the keelson. Her standing rigging is parceled and served galvanized wires running to dead eyes with lanyards. The running rigging is 5/8” and ½” spun Dacron.
All sails were constructed by Nathaniel Wilson Sailmakers of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Dickerson Newport diesel cabin heater
Dickerson Adriatic cook stove
Force 10 120-volt AC cook top
Spectra Catalina 300 water maker
2,500 lb line pull ideal capstan
Electric hot water heater
(2) Isotherm refrigeration systems
3-speed Calarmo fan for each bunk
60 pound fisherman
FE 241 auto and manual fire supression system
#10 Lunenburg anchor windlass
CHARM was designed by Ned Ackerman of Rockport, Maine. Mr. Ackerman began construction of CHARM and built the hull up decks and then commissioned Rockport Marine to finish and launch the vessel - which was completed in 2009. CHARM was built and finished to very high standards. She is designed for offshore voyaging and is equipped for this kind of travel. With the generator and the systems that have been put onboard CHARM is completely self sufficient. Though she is heavily built and a full rigged schooner, she is designed to be operated with limited man power. The vessel can go offshore and be away from land for some time given the systems and the tankage onboard. CHARM was moved out of the building shed at Rockport Marine in the fall of 2009 at which time she was launched and seatrials were conducted. At that time she was hauled back out of the water and put into winter storage. CHARM is completed, but there are a few small items that are left to be done prior to being put into service.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 877-225-6656Tel: (207) 236-7048