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Dana 24 - Puffin

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Ben C. Alexander

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Dana 24 - Puffin

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SPC_Frame #1 rv1


Builder: Pacific Seacraft

Designer: W.I.B. Crealock


LOA: 27'3"


LWL: 21'5"

Beam: 8'7"

Draft: 3'10"

Clearance: 37'4" (1)

Displacement: 8,000

Ballast: 3,200 lbs.

(1) Puffin requires forty-two (42) feet of clearance at all times.


Engine(s): Yanmar

Engine(s) HP: 18 hp

Engine(s) Model: 2GM20F

Cylinders: 2

Alternator: 55 amp

Cooling: Fresh water

Cruising Speed: 5.0 kts.

Max Speed: 6.2 kts.

Hours: 2,231+/-

Tankage (in U.S. gallons)

Fuel: 18

Water: 40 + 6 in HWH

Holding: 15

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The Dana packs a lot of living space into a 24-foot yacht. Headroom throughout most of the cabin is 6'1" but under the hatch (sea hood) in the companion way, head room is 6'5"! The entire cabin is open (no bulkheads except for the head) and feels much larger than it is. Forward most is access to the chain locker. Aft of the chain locker and over the forward end of the v-berth is a storage cabinet. Aft of the chain locker is a 6'8" long x 81" wide (aft) double v-berth with bookshelves on either side and storage below (two teak drawers and one drop door) on the center line. Aft of the v-berth are opposing settees with teak bookshelves over and a table that slides out from under the v-berth and pins into the compression post. These settees convert to 6'6" berths with footwells under the v-berth. Aft and to port is the galley with Force 10 two (2) burner propane stove with oven and broiler, deepwell stainless steel sink and ice box. Aft of the settees and opposite the galley is the enclosed head. The interior is finished in handrubbed teak, laminates on the table and countertops and teak and holly sole.

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Heating and Plumbing

  • Hot and cold pressure water and heat exchanger
  • Hot water heater (new 2004)
  • Groco marine head (new pump 2013)
  • Hand held shower (head sink mixer)
  • 1500 watt portable electric heater with tip-over shutoff
  • Webasto diesel forced air heat (rebuilt late 2010) with
    digital thermostat control (new at time of rebuild)

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  • Surface (sea) water pump
  • Single, deep well stainless steel sink
  • Two burner Force 10 propane stove with oven
  • Two (2) pot holders
  • Dedicated propane locker
  • Stowable laminated cover for stove
  • Through bolted tilt-up extension table
  • 3.5 cubic foot foam insulated ice box with pump out
  • Adler/Barbour refrigeration (2004, new for 2005 charter season)

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Electronics and Navigation

  • Networked navigation instruments
  • ST50 speed, depth and wind speed indicators
  • Icom IC-M55 VHF radio
  • Raytheon autopilot
  • Furuno 1724 Color Radar and Plotter (GPS) (2007)
  • Ritchie bulkhead compass with incline indicator
  • Weems and Plath barometer and ship's clock
  • Waterproof cockpit speakers (2003)
  • AM/FM Stereo radio with cassette player and portable CD player
  • Mast mounted TV antenna with connections at the hanging locker

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  • 30 amp. shore power with breaker panel
  • 50 foot 30 amp. shore power chord (2001)
  • 15 and 20 amp. adapters (2001)
  • Shore telephone and 50 foot telephone chord (2001)
  • Storage bag for chords and adapters (2001)
  • 300 amp. portable inverter (2004)
  • Auxiliary DC panel (factory option)
  • Battery charger (2001); four position battery switch
  • Two Meridian 210 ah AGM batteries (house) and one (1) Meridian Group 27 AGM (starting) (2005)
  • Two electric bilge pumps (auxiliary with alarm new 2002)
  • Wired for shore telephone (land line)

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Deck and Hull

  • Full keel with cutaway forefoot
  • Eight rectangular bronze opening ports
  • Bowmar hatch (foredeck)
  • Fir bow sprit
  • Teak bowpulpit with two anchor rollers
  • Teak caprail with hand fitted butterfly joints
  • Teak eyebrow on cabin side
  • Teak rubstrake with bronze guard
  • Single piece hatchboard
  • OEM slatboards (available)
  • Teak refinished with Semco sealer (2013 and after)
  • Coaming boxes (port and starboard)
  • Fender holders port and starboard (new 2004)
  • Teak mounts for stowing deflated dinghy (or ?)

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Ground Tackle

  • Horizon 500 two-way electric winch with remote controls in companionway
  • Sascot 25# (CQR type) anchor on bow pulpit
  • 50 feet of chain and 225 feet of 1/2 inch nylon rode
  • Spare anchor (tbd)
  • 50 feet of chain and 260 feet of 1/2 inch nylon rode (auxiliary)
  • Foredeck washdown pump (new spigot 2005)
  • Stern anchor locker w/ roller and hawse pipe
  • Stern anchor with chain and nylon rode
  • Mounting bracket for outboard
  • West Marine (by Zodiac) RU-260 8.5 foot rollup dinghy (3 1/2 HP maximum)

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Sails and Rigging

  • Sloop rigged; main hoisted and reefed at the mast
  • Standing rigging redone in 2007 including spinnaker halyard
  • Halyards new in 2007
  • LeFiell aluminum mast and boom on tablernacle
  • 130% genoa on Hood roller furling
  • Blade Jib (Yankee) in locker
  • Adjustable topping lift and mast steps
  • Whisker pole (2004) with on-rail stowage
  • Mainsail with two reef points (2007)
  • Adjustable and stowable lazy jacks
  • Lewmar single speed halyard winches (on mast)
  • Lewmar #30 two-speed self-tailing sheet winches (coamings)
  • 4:1 block and tackle self cleating boom vang (2003)
  • Port and starboard preventers (2004)
  • Newer main sheet traveler with windward sheeting car

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Canvas and Covers

Canvas and covers, all in Sumbrella™ Captain's Navy
unless noted

  • Dodger (new 2014)
  • Mainsail cover
  • Handrail covers (2004)
  • Hatch cover with bottom batten (2004)
  • Electronics cover (2004)
  • Winch covers (2002)
  • Tiller cover (2014)
  • Lee cloths available (Champagne)

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  • Freshwater cooling
  • Three (3) bladed prop (2004)
  • Engine hour meter (companionway)
  • Oil pressure and temperature gauges (companionway)
  • Fuel gauge on tank (under hatch in sole)
  • Two lever control

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  • Current Atlas and Washburne's Tables
  • The Burgee Premier Marina Guide
  • Docks and Destinations
  • Anchorages and Marine Parks
  • Gunkholing in the San Juan Islands
  • Evergreen Pacific Cruising Atlas
  • Chapman Piloting
  • Local charts
  • Plotting tools (2001)

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Other Equipment and Features

  • Dining service for four (4)
  • Miscellaneous pots and pans (new 2005)
  • Coffee pot (2002)
  • Spare parts
  • Tool kit
  • Connections kit
  • First aid kit
  • Binoculars (2001)
  • Flare kit and hand deployable flares (2009)
  • Fire extinguishers (2)

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Provided for Charter

  • Linen (dishtowels, towels, pillows, pillowcases, blankets and sheets)
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Toilet paper (two rolls)
  • Paper towels (one roll)
  • Propane
  • Windex


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. This vessel is offered subject to prior charter, price/rate change, or withdrawal without notice.

Bellingham Charter Associates

Squalicum Harbor
Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Tel 510-996-5592
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