1933 Schooner Topsail
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58' Murray Peterson Top-Sail
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / Gas/Petrol
- Located In:
- Port Huron, MI
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 120,000
COASTER II, (this is the original name), is a two-masted gaff-rigged topsail schooner designed and originally owned by master designer Murray Peterson. She was built in 1933 at the Goudy & Stephens boatyard at East Boothbay, Maine. COASTER II was the second in a series of three schooners Peterson designed to replicate the craftsmanship and appearance of late 19th century coasting schooners. She was built as a yacht and is registered as a National Historic vessel. COASTER II has been thoroughly and consistently maintained through her life retains outstanding integrity to her original design and construction. She has sailed around Cape Horn and is believed to have won the Trans-Pac race in the late '40's or '50's. She was the only American flag vessel to place in her class in the 2002 Pacific Tall Ship Challenge. In 2003, she raced in the American Schooner Cup race in San Diego. It is rare that a vessel of this pedigree comes available at a very reasonable value. As well as being a national historic vessel, she is also designated the flag ship of Marquette MI. COASTER II shows and sails very well which is a testament to her knowledgeable and caring history of owners. This is a superb opportunity to own, and sail, a piece of history.
COASTER II has been used as a 6-pac charter boat in Michigan as recently as last year. There are no changes to the boat that would need to happen if the new owner would want to continue chartering rides.
Please Contact Jay Cooper at (734) 634-8790 or e-mail Jay.email@example.com
Please contact Jay Cooper at 734 634-8790
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 58 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 3 in
Total Power: 65 HP
Engine Brand: 1993 Perkins Sabre, FWC
Year Built: 1994
Engine Model: M65
Engine Type: Other
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 600
Engine Power: 65 HP
Number of heads: 1
Hull and Deck
- Beige painted hull with green accents, red bottom.
- Varnished mahogany transom.
- Varnished mahogany exterior trim
- Honduras & African mahogany planking 1 ½” thick.
- Purple heart butt blocks.
- White oak keel and frames, floors, cabins, and deck beams.
- Honduras mahogany cabin trunk sides.
- Decks are solid teak, 1 ½” x 2”; in 2005, teak decks were completely reefed of old cotton and seam compound; each deck joint was then sanded, new cotton and seam compound installed.
- Fastenings are bronze in new planking and some Swedish galvanized iron.
- Two large teak Sampson posts.
- Bronze hawse pipe.
- 1” solid bronze stanchions tapering to 5/8” at top with rings and double lifelines.
- Two Butterfly deck hatches; one foredeck hatch.
- Wide side decks with stout bulwarks, mahogany caprails, mahogany pinrails.
- Split trunk cabin with two companionways.
- Teak and bronze boom gallows frame.
- Dinghy davits.
- Self-bailing aft cockpit with worm gear wheel steering.
- Bronze opening ports.
Restoration (undertaken between 1992-1998) as follows:
- 13 out of 14 1½” keel bolts replaced with galvanized iron.
- New Balau stem with 1½” galvanized stem band from stem head to keel ballast.
- Replaced 29 portside oak frames.
- Replaced 24 starboard oak frames.
- New purple heart butt blocks, using 2” thick at butt ends of planking.
- Replaced 14 floors with purple heart.
- Between 2/3 + ¾ of all hull planking was replaced including installing new bronze screw fastenings.
- New topmast, jib boom and new bowsprit.
- New purple heart mast steps.
- New running rigging.
- New parcelled and served galvanized standing rigging.
- Numerous new bronze deck hardware and fittings made by Port Townsend Foundry.
Upgrades done from 2003-2006, 2018
- Teak decks were restored in 2005 with new cotton and seam compound.
- 2006 Garmin 3205C color GPS-Plotter.
- Fuel tanks cleaned and fuel polished 2006.
- New holding tank and hoses; new vacuflush freshwater head, new deck discharge or overboard discharge via 12V macerator pump.
- 2006 new mahogany half rounds and trim around trunk cabins.
- Rebuilt Kelvin & White 6” bronze binnacle compass using oil.
UPGRADES DONE IN 2018:
- Rebuild of interior to accommodate more bunks.
- All new bunk foams and covers
- Rebuild of Galley
- New main cabin table
- New sails
- Fresh paint, varnish or oil on everything. Including a re-varnish of the masts and top mast
- 12V DC system and 110V AC system (30 amp).
- Four new 12V batteries with heavy duty master switch.
- 12V running lights and navigation lights.
- Xantrex battery monitor and charging system.
- 3 long Shore power cords.
- For 5, up to 7 with convertible mid cabin table.
- Chain locker forward.
- 2 single bunks in forepeak with storage under. There is an overhead hatch with glass prism.
- Next aft is the forward cabin with a portside table that converts to a double bunk, starboard is a single bunk with storage under. This cabin has a butterfly hatch.
- Next aft to port is the enclosed head with new Vacuflush W.C., and a smallsink, the floor of the head is a shower pan with a shower sump. There is a set of large shelves in the head. Opposite the head is a large sail locker
- The main salon is next aft, The settee’s port and starboard flank a large mahogany dining table that folds down on both sides. The settee’s backs easily lift up makes bunks.
- Further aft to starboard is the galley. The wood burning shipmate stove is the highlight of the main cabin. (if you don’t want to start a wood fire there is a alcohol burner that can be set down in the stove for the hot days)
- To port is a nav table with plenty of draws and cubby holes. There is a hanging locker just next to the table with a beautifully carved mermaid on the door.
- The companionway ladder to the cockpit is most aft in the cabin offset to port to accommodate the engine cover. The engine cover doubles as counter space for the galley.
- The engine access is excellent, the box cover and or the entire box lifts off exposing all sides of the engine.
- All interior is finished in the Herreshoff style with white paint, varnished mahogany trim and an oiled teak sole.
- The berth cushions are in very good condition saddle colored leather like vinyl.
- There are red and white dome lights in salon
- Standard Horizon DS 150 depthsounder.
- Standard horizon VHF radio with cockpit remote.
- Garmin 3205 color GPS-Plotter.
- Garman Radar
Sails & Rigging
- Main, fore stay and jib are all new made from oceanus (by Nathanial Willson)
- topsail and fisherman (years unknown), all dacron and in good condition (by Lee Sails).
- Green sailcovers.
- Masts are varnished Douglas fir, atop purple heart mast steps.
- Douglas fir booms.
- New solid Spruce bowsprit.
- Lazy jacks on mainsail and foresail.
- Teak turning blocks.
- Manual anchor windlass.
- 2 150 lbs Fisherman anchors.
- 60 lb CQR Plow anchor.
- 250’ 3/8? Chain on port, 300’ on starbaord
- Spare 200' nylon anchor rode.
- Wooden rowing dinghy.
- Some lead ballast pigs in bilge.
- Large manual bilge pump; 2 12V electric bilge pumps and a manual cockpit pump
- 12V shower sump.
- Wooden boathook
- 2 liferings, man overboard pole, life sling, and 8 man inflatable raft.
- Fenders, docklines, flares, ship’s bell, fire extinguishers, compressed air horn, lifejackets.
- Folding oak swim ladder.
- Papers showing vessel is a member of a National Historic Registry.
- 65hp Perkins diesel engine
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.
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