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2001 Bristol Channel Cutter Sam L. Morse BCC28

US$ 190,000*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 954-398-5607
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Very Special Offering

Year:
2001
Length:
28'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Cataumet, MA
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
YW#:
50186-3685258
Current Price:
US$ 190,000 
Sale Pending

THIS BCC28 IS VERY VERY SPECIAL. 40K WAS JUST PUT INTO HER IN THE LAST 4 MONTHS. ANOTHER 100K WAS PUT INTO HER ALL WITHIN THE LAST 7 YEARS. SHE IS NEW AND WHAT'S MAGIC, IS THAT THE LAST THREE OWNERS NEVER SAILED HER. THEY JUST LOVED HER AND SPENT INSANE MONEY ON HER. IT TRULY SHOWS. 

This Broker has owned TWO BCC28s at the same time. One was Aloha, and the other was Indigo made famous by World's Best sailboats. Shellback II is ever more beautiful.

This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the newest Bristol Channel Cutters available. This one is the real thing, equipped to sail fast and far. Her first owner sailed her from Costa Mesa CA to Annapolis MD, the long way. 

You know we  love our Bristol Channel Cutter, but this one, Shellback II, is without question our very favorite BCC. She is one that is truly perfect with nothing out of place, nothing overdone. She has everything that is necessary; everything done right and maintained to perfection by an ex aircraft mechanic with zero tolerance precision.

The Bristol Channel Cutter is renowned for its seaworthiness and sea kindliness. This is a beautiful ocean capable vessel that can be sailed easily by a small person like me. Lin and Larry Pardey have been sailing Lyle Hess-designed wooden cutters for just about 45 years. Their mantra of "go simple, go now" has reverberated around the world inspiring the owners of the fiberglass Lyle Hess Bristol Channel Cutters to do just that. A few do it! Shellback II did it! ...but more about that later….

Shellback II is special. She is the white one, with her beautiful bulwarks newly sanded down to pure Mahogany and refinished with four coats of one part Epifanes Monourethane sprayed on perfectly. Just about every piece of deck hardware on the deck and coachroof has been rebedded in butyl the way Hinckley does it. A recent owner was somewhat obsessive about pretty much everything; when it comes to boats, he is just the right kind of owner you want to buy a boat from! He did all the hard "invisible" maintenance work from stem to stern and keel to masthead to make this boat last your lifetime and longer. He has spent the last six years improving and perfecting this already beautiful vessel spending a small fortune and untold hours of labor. Shellback II is one of a kind! 

Her first owners, Jill and Tom, desire ample credit also. Down below, Shellback II is absolutely gorgeous. But even more important is the very special feature of Shellback II; she is one of only two BCC built with a unique fore and aft dinette and the only one with the fixed table that is rock solid. And with the extra wide in the galley she has the incredible double sink!  With this very desirable layout, the double berth is about six inches wider than any other BCC. Now that is brilliant! The dining table is designed to slide out from under the berth on the port side. Fully extended, the table that can easily accommodate four for dinner.  With the table in the normal position the dinette seating area creates more space in the salon and you can walk around the boat and never have the table in your way. There is also extra storage under the seats and a lovely storage area at the forward end of the dinette. It is just so amazing that after building 116 of these lovely boats, they got it really right. You’ll appreciate it.

This boat has had every possible maintenance task done, whether it was really needed or not. Almost every every hose has been replaced with new. There is a beautiful junction box at the base of the mast and most of the lights are LED now. All the head hoses are new. Lots of things you would likely not notice. All the really difficult maintenance tasks are now done. The woodwork and joinery are perfect. The current owner refinished the cabin sole to utter perfection! It is lovely. The whole boat is incredible beautiful and perfect.

However beautiful and perfect she is, Shellback II is a real BCC that has sailed farther than most BCC ever go. Her first owners sailed her “pretty much around the world”! They bought their BCC new from the Sam L. Morse Company in Costa Mesa with their world voyage foremost in mind. They took advantage of the company’s capabilities to customize their BCC for extended voyaging. The hull was laid up in 2000 as hull #117. She was launched in April 2001 in Newport Beach, CA. They spent the first two seasons cruising the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. After sailing back home to San Diego, they started their tour of the South Pacific including the Galapagos, French Polynesia, Rarotonga, Niue, Tonga, then New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, up around the “Top End” to Darwin, to Cocos Keeling, Ile Rodriguez, to Mauritius, to South Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope, then northwest to St. Helena and the Caribbean, and finally up to Annapolis! Amazingly they sent an email to say they were enroute from Trinidad; they untied the boat in Trinidad and headed straight up the Atlantic to Annapolis. That is amazing, but of course they had already sailed all the world's oceans and under all the great capes. Her history and adventures make Shellback II very special, and there is even more.

If you have Volume II of The World's Best Sailboats by Ferenc Mate, you will see some pictures of the interior of Shellback II In the later years of the SLM Company, they really became a semi custom builder. It was very cool because people had some great ideas of how to make the perfect BCC even better.

 Now you can own a 2001 BCC! And a very, very special one. Just about the newest BCC we've ever offered! Certainly is in the best condition of any BCC we’ve ever seen due to the excesses of her current owner who, by the way, was a jet airplane mechanic in a past life. Maybe that explains his zero tolerance attitude. Everything must be perfect.

Here are some highlights.

  • Yanmar 3GM30F with only 1600 hours recently completely “gone over” with belts and hoses, new elbow, new muffler, new exhaust hose, new raw water pump, new cutlass bearing, new shaft seal, new instrument panel and more…lots more
  • The engine has surprisingly low hours, still under 1600, a testament to her sailing abilities
  • Mahogany rudder was disassembled and completely rebuilt and treated with epoxy, with all hardware replaced and rebedded, and finished with Epifanes Monourethane.
  • All LED lights
  • New batteries 2013
  • Mast pulled, sanded, and painted in 2013 and installed with all new standing rigging with chain plates new in 2010 
  • New Tides Marine strong track on the mast
  • New reefing system with Schafer blocks on the boom 2013
  • New Spartite mast boot installation
  • All stanchions rebedded with Butyl in 2015 with new life lines
  • Just about everything that could be rebedded is now rebedded! Including the windlass.
  • Mahogany bulwarks all sanded and refinished in ivory Epifanes Monourethane to match the Ivory gelcoat hull color. Beautiful.
  • The mainsail and staysail built in South Africa in 2008 were recently inspected and deemed to be in excellent condition
  • New Schafer furling system for the jib top 2013 
  • Lightly used trysail and drifter (The trysail with a ready bag for the deck, thankfully lightly used!) 
  • All new canvas 2010 in good condition
  • All the exterior wood is in very good condition, newly finished and either painted, natural, or finished in Epifanes 
  • Freehand windvane steering system is completely rebuilt to perfect condition
  • There are four tiller pilots that can steer the boat and work with the windvane steering
  • Fresh bottom paint March 2015 with fresh zincs and thru-hulls all serviced

Great sailing dreams do come in small and beautiful packages. The BCC is one of those vessels that really can make dreams come true. Maybe it is the incredible safety at sea rating and noteworthy construction. Maybe it is the elegant simplicity that inspires so many first time boat owners. Maybe it is the lavish comfort and beautiful old world charm. Maybe it is the wide, wide side decks and the stable feeling under your feet as you gain your sea legs. The incredible sail plan that allows you to set sails for any and all conditions to sail in light wind or heavy conditions. The BCC is a truly great boat. She's a true ocean going vessel that even one small person can safely sail. She sails faster than much larger boats because of her long waterline, gorgeous underbody, and generous sail plan. So many couples and solo sailors have found this vessel to be their perfect choice. Shellback II is just about perfect! She is one of a kind. She is completely ready for you to go! She is absolutely perfect for you! Don't wait. Call now.




David Walters Yachts, RogueWave Division located in Annapolis MD is your choice for bluewater boats! Buying or Selling... Reach Bernie Jakits at 443-742-1792 or bernie@davidwaltersyachts.com Licenced and Bonded in Maryland, Florida & California

Reach Bernie Jakits and the RogueWave Division at 443-742-1792 or Bernie@DavidWaltersYachts.com

RogueWave Yacht Sales has merged with David Walters Yachts! The RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD remains Your Choice for Blue Water Boats.  Annapolis MD is the best place in the world to buy or sell a boat! We take great pride in helping our clients get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! We are always interested in marketing your high quality blue water capable boat!

Email bernie@davidwaltersyachts.com or call anytime, 443-742-1792.



Please contact Bernie Jakits at 1-443-742-1792

Interested in this boat? Tel: 954-398-5607

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