1977 Hardin Seawolf 40
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- La Paz, BCS, Mexico
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 89,000
A strong vintage fiberglass blue water cruiser with classic styling but updated for passage well equipped and enhanced with tons of new equipment and modern appointments.
Spellbound is an amazing well known classic bluewater cruiser. Designed by the famous marine architect William Garden and built by Bill Hardin in his Khaosung Taiwan shipyard in 1977, current owner is the 4th owner, purchased in October 2018 and been under restoration over the past 20 months including spending 40 days in the shipyard in Ensenada BC Mexico.
Located in the best cruising gounds planet earth has to offer, La Paz, Mexico, the gateway to the Sea of Cortez. Dozens of gorgeous anchorages with white sandy beaches, crystal clear water that makes your boat look like it is floating in thin air. Come on down and let the experts in yacht ownership here in Mexico show you how easy it is to start your cruising dreams today.
Mexico is home to some of the best cruising and fishing grounds in the world. Most of our clients are from the US or Canada with buyers now coming from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We understand that coming to Mexico to see a boat represents a bigger commitment than walking down to your local marina to look around. We take pride in our approach to “tell it like it is.” We do our very best before you get here to paint an accurate picture of the vessel in its current condition. We will work diligently with you on finding the ideal vessel for your cruising needs and budget. We endeavor to help make your trip to Mexico worthwhile!
Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think!
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Please contact Tom Murray at 011-52-612-201-4039
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Bill Hardin, Khaosung Taiwan
Designer: William Garden
LOA: 47 ft 6 in
Beam: 13 ft 4 in
LWL: 32 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 4 in
Displacement: 28000 lbs
Ballast: 9500 lbs
Total Power: 65 HP
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 4-108
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 142
Engine Power: 65 HP
Cruising Speed: 5 knots @ 1800 RPM
Maximum Speed: 6 knots
Number of heads: 1
EQUIPMENT & UPGRADES INSTALLED IN 2019/2020
- Full wrap-around golf backstop safety netting
- Rail board racks
- Sunbrella sail boom covers
- Sunbrella cushions exterior & interior
- 8 foot Lapstrake dinghy custom painted to match the ship
- 2019 mercury 4 stroke 2.5 hp (3 hrs)
- Fuel tanks professionally cleaned
- 3” stainless steel davits
- Isotherm 5212 magna refrigeration system & rebuilt cabinets
- Double braid halyard lines
- Complete solar system Blue Sky & Renology parts
- Two 220 watt hours Renology batteries & two 160 watt Renology solar panels
- Two Rule 1500 gph bilge pump system
- New bronze thru hulls & valves
- Nmea transponder
- New led spreader lights & spotlight
- Complete electrical panel rewired
- 12 gauge wiring & 10 new A/C outlets
- B&G Nmea navigational system with remote monitor
- Engine inspection & new water pump
- Two VHf's Simrad & Icom
- three antennas (vhf & wifi)
- 160 hours of new Alexseal premium topcoat paint topside & interior
- Bluewater copper pro spx bottom paint
- Masts refinished varnished totalboat gleem varnish 9 coats
- 67 hours Epiphanes varnish interior & topside
- Marey hot water heater ( for hot showers)
- Inflatable life vests harnesses and misc safety gear
- Back up pumps and parts worth 2,000.00
- Extensive tools sanders and equipment
- 72 cans and bottles of solvents sprays chemicals resins
- Gallons of paints varnishes and chemicals
- Jim Bouy life saver
- 600 feet of new lines
- Restored original heavy duty block pulleys (10x better than modern)
- New Ronstan line brakes
- New 6” 10” 4” cleats
- New Perkins pre & primary fuel filters
- New oil change & filter
- New electrical outlet conversion for DC wall outlets in galley & berth
- New door hinges
- New WiFi system
- Mew chain winch breaker
- Pure Sine Wave inverter Xantrex 2000 high efficiency
- Pure Sine Wave solar power inverter
- 12v 120v 60hz power converter led display 2020
- L-com HG2415U-PRO 2.4GHz 15dBi Omnidirectional Antenna N- wifi antenna
- Ubiquiti BULLET-M2-HP Outdoor 802.11 B/G/N M2brentHP
- ASUS RT-N12 N300 WiFi Router 2T2R MIMO Technology, 4K HD Video Streaming, VoIP,Up to 300 Mbps,Black
- DC powered poe driven WiFi system
- DC powered and AC powered fans
- Added new sail track grommets & cars to main sail boom
- Brightwork refinished every 6 months
- New bilge system with two Rule pumps and alarm
- New ceiling light fixtures
- New fishing rod holders
- Rigging system redone with new line and brakes and cleats
- New boom sailtrack cars and bits (2020
- New Ampco 125/108 alternator
- Ampco 5700 regulator
- New water pump
- Starter completely rebuilt
- New Jabsco toilet pump (2020)
- New Jabsco macerator pump (2020)
TOO MUCH TO LIST, COMPLETELY UPGRADED AND OUTFITTED FOR PASSAGE
SOME OTHER FACTS
- Extensive and beautiful teak wood interior.
- Custom upholstery and old map table top, recently sealed.
- Spacious head with comfortable enclosed shower and on demand hot water heater.
- Galley & breakfast nook and table, salon with 2 bunks, berth with large master bunk and a small bunk forward
- Four burner propane stovetop and oven with 2 xlarge propane tank box on deck
- Alexseal paint & epiphanes varish appointed throughout
- $2000.00 in extra parts equipment solvents (70 containers) paints tools rigging 1,000 feet of bagged lines.
- Every tool needed to fix and maintain the vessel
- B&G Vulcan 7 nmea navagation system, simrad RS20 & Icom VHF radio IC-M422, Radar Raytheon R20XX, GPS Garmin 76Cx, Autohelm 3000
- The engine is a Perkins 4-108 fully rebuilt in 2012 and only around 142 hours
- Two 70 gallon fresh water tanks.
- 100 gllon disel fuel tank cleaned in 2019 and maintained since
- Quiet flush electric head W/ BIDET !
- 60lb CQR anchor, 20lb CQR anchor 3 additional anchors,180' chain, electric windless.
- Bowsprit was built New 2016.
- Garhauer blocks and brakes
- New rigging lines
- Fully buttoned mainsail, jenoa, jib, mizzen.with second used set bagged
- Standing rigging replaced in 2012, inspected in 2018, checked and adjusted in spring of 2020
- Steering system rebuilt with stainless steel, 2017
OWNER'S EXPLANATION OF THE HARDIN SEAWOLF 40
I am somewhat familiar with the Hardin 45's, having been an importer for the boats from 1977 until thef factorywas closed in the mid 1980's. My wife and I owned a Hardin 45 for about 1 1/2 years in 1980/81 and another for 10 years from 1990 to 2000.
Be cautioned not to believe some of the rumors that fly around about the Taiwan boats and roving Chinese families that built parts of different boats as they wandered from yard to yard. Most of the rumors are circulated by people who have never been to Taiwan or built a boat anywhere. I have had boats built in six different yards in Taiwan and China over the past 29 years and have visited dozens more yards in Taiwan and China. I have never seen that phenomenon. Every yard that I have worked in has had its own full time eemployees ranging from 75 to 200 workers depending on the size of the yard and the volume demand at the time. Work forces did go up and down with business, much like they do here in the USA in any industry.
I personally knew Bill Hardin and my wife and I had dinner with him at the Hong Kong Yacht Club in 1981, and then visited Hardin 45, Hull #100 which he kept for himself at the club in Hong Kong harbor. He was born in 1926 and studied naval architecture and engineering at Long Beach City College under Prof. Aldenberg (rated in the top 3 in the US at the time). Bill Hardin worked with fiberglass as early as 1948 and in fiberglass boat building in Japan in 1959. He died in the Vancouver, BC area in the 1990's.
Bill Hardin, Bill Crealock, Ernie Chamberlain and William Garden were the pioneers of Taiwan boat building for the American market. They were the ones who really got the industry rolling in the late 1960's and 1970's. Bill Hardin started the CT (Ta Chaio) yard with two Chinese partners in the Taipei area (northern Taiwan) with the original Wm. Garden designed Sea Wolf 40, the Sea Sprite, and the original Garden designed Force 50. He left CT soon after, taking his Sea Wolf molds with him. But his Sea Wolf 40 was copied by many yards and sold as CT41, Island Trader 41, Yankee Clipper 41, Sea Tiger 41, Transworld 41, etc., a very popular traditional ketch. The Force 50 molds were taken to Hudson Boat Company in the Taipei area, but the Force 50 was also copied as an Island Trader 51, Formosa 51, etc. This copying problem is why it was nearly impossible to get a set of drawings from a Taiwan builder.
Bill Hardin moved to Kaohsiung, Taiwan (southern end) and built a new factory where labor and overhead costs were lower - around 1970. The company was called Hardin International Co. Ltd. That is where he designed and built the Hardin 45. They built an all fiberglass construction and they were the only builder of the Hardin 45. The boats were imported at first as A Bounty 44. Around 1980, Hardin re-designed the hull from a 6'0" draft to 5'6" draft, trimmed down the transom and moved the two aft ports from the hull to the aft cabin trunk, and also extended the boat to 45'2". Most people do not even notice these changes. To avoid confusion, the Bounty 44s and Hardin 45s are all referred to by brokers as Hardin 45s.
He also built about 20-25 boats for Island Trader. They used the same hull molds, but built the boat to Island Trader's specs and used a different deck mold (not a flush deck) with a small cabin trunk over the saloon and smaller front windows. We do not haven Information about the standards or specs given to the factory for these boats, but they do look similar to the Hardin 45 at first look. The Island Trader 45s are usually referred to as Island Traders.
An importer that made a contract with a builder could set the standards and specs for equipment, finishes and in the case of some yards, the scantlings and design modifications for any original design. They could then import the modified design under their own name or a new model name. This was a common practice with some small yards that were building in the early 1970s, and using copied designs. Large importers who could not fill their orders from a single yard, would contract with several different yards for their particular brand name of boat. This accounted for some of the quality variation between boats sold under the same model name, and why it is difficult to generalize about quality of a given model boat that may have sold hundreds of boats in the 1970s and 1980s.
A total of about 130 Hardin 45s were built by the time the factory closed in the mid 1980s. There were a couple of partially completed boats at that time that may have been finished later and imported into the US or Europe.
The Hardins are great cruising and live aboard boats and Bill contribution to the boat building industry will be appreciated long into the future.
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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