This rare high-quality Vagabond 42 is located on magnificent
Lake Superior. Pier Illusion is an exquisitely appointed, meticulously
maintained, classic cruising vessel. The teak woodwork both
above and below decks is in fantastic condition. There are three
separate cabins, two heads, reverse cycle heating and air
conditioning, full galley, navigation station, and ample storage!
The vessel has been set up for shorthanded sailing with all
lines lead aft to the cockpit for ease of sailing. There is roller
furling in both of the headsails and in-mast furling for the mainsail.
The vessel has undergone annual maintenance and a few upgrades have
also been thrown into the mix. They are as follows:
Cetol finish applied to the decks every 3 years.
Rear small holding tank removed and replaced with a 30-gallon tank.
The epoxy barrier coat was on the boat when he purchased her.
Trinidad Antifouling paint applied every 3 years. Done in 2016 and
retouched spring of 2017
R&R to all cabin fans with 3-speed oscillating fans 2017
75% of interior light fixtures R&R with led fixtures. The rest
are in the boat waiting to be changed out.
Batteries replaced as follows Starting 2016 Windlass 2015 House
2017 (3) 12D
The rig is inspected for any imperfections each fall when he goes
aloft to remove the wind instrument for storage.
The rig gets tuned each spring
The sails are removed each fall. Inspected and stored
appropriately each winter.
Chain plates were Rebedded 4 years ago.
Seacocks are greased and serviced each fall.
Strainers are taken apart and cleaned each fall.
Air conditioning / Heat works great. It along with the
refrigerator and freezer are professionally serviced by a well-known
well know local AC company each spring.
Refrigerator got a new chiller plate 3 years ago.
Winches are greased and serviced every 2 years.
There is good water pressure on the boat.
The tanks never get antifreeze added to them for winterizing. The
water system is evacuated with compressed air for winter layup.
The water tanks are aluminum and are in good condition and show no
signs of any problems.
The hand pump in the galley sink has a crazy fine water filter on
it. The water out of this faucet is "delicious".
Interior woodwork is oiled every spring.
Mattresses were replaced 10 years ago but have only been slept on
occasionally since then.
The oil in the Yanmar is changed once in the fall and again in the
spring after about 10 hours of run time.
Fuel filters are replaced 2x per year.
New Running rigging for the gennaker including snap shackles.
Gennaker in a sock is 6 years old and has been out of the bag 3 times.
The roller furling main cranks in at the mast but could be rigged
to operate from the cockpit.
Showings on this Fantastic Yacht by appointment only, please.