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"Blue Heaven" is a very well maintained aft cabin Albin 43. Her current ownrs have spared no expense on her upkeep and it shows! Updated Electronics, Tender with Outboard, No Teak Decks, Beautifuly Varnished Exterior Woodwork and a long list of new equipment make "Blue Heaven" a wonderful option for the cruising couple looking to purchase a turnkey cruiser. Please follow the tab below for her full specs and make your appointment to see "Blue Heaven" today! 05/03/2022-She is currently out of the water but will be launched for the season at the end of this month.
"Blue Heaven" is a truly handsome and well-cared for version of this fine trawler design. Owned by her present owner for the last 8 years she has put considerable resources into making her one of, if not the, finest examples on the market today. She is elegant with her blue hull and white topsides and gleaming brightwork. The bottom has been gone through, the windows all removed and rebedded, the teak decks removed, the teak trim stripped and professionally refinished, the genset (Northern Lights/Lugger 8 KW) replaced, the 135 Ford Lehmans fully maintained with approximately 5,100 hours and running perfectly. Full maintenance records as well as 2015-2021 oil samples are available to prospective buyers.
Boarding "Blue Heaven" can be done on either port or starboard side just outside the main cabin doors or from the tender onto the swim platform and up the short transom wall. Once on deck, from the port side you enter the aft end of the salon or from starboard at the lower helm. From the salon moving forward the U-shaped galley is down to port with the guest head opposite to starboard followed by the V berth. The lower helm is to starboard in the salon. There is a fold out bar forward to port with 2 stools along the port salon bulkhead. Enter the full beam master stateroom to port aft. The island queen has a large amount of storage to both port and starboard and the ensuite head with half tub with shower is to starboard forward in the stateroom. The flybridge can be accessed from the aft deck, up onto the aft cabin deck and then up onto the flybridge where the helm is located to starboard forward.
The salon offers a comfortable space for navigating, dining, relaxing, entertaining and
sleeping. A port side aft and starboard side forward entry door allow easy access into and out of the salon for tasks such as line handling. The lower helm is immediately inside the starboard entry door and has an good view around the boat. The instrumentation is forward of the helm with gauges and communications gear in the overhead. A small bench seat is available at the helm with salon storage underneath. Immediately aft of the helm is the custom teak sofa with a beautifully varnished stand alone teak dinette table. Above the galley in the salon is a fold up bar with 2 stools. There are shades and blinds for all of the salon windows.
The lower helm is equipped with the following instrumentation and controls:
• Lowrance HDS 12 Chartplotter/ Radar Display
• Simrad Autopilot (2019)
• Icom M506 VHF Radio
• Danforth Constellation Compass
• Battery Charger & Inverter monitoring
• Main engine gauges
• Generator controls and gauges
• Weems & Plath Clock/Baromoter
• Fusion Bluetooth Marine Stereo
The U Shaped galley down configuration offers a large amount of galley space without
removing those in the galley from others in the salon. Facing the port side in the galley the double basin stainless steel sink is immediately to your left with a Norcold refrigerator and freezer to your right. The 3 burner propane stove with oven is directly in front of you. With the stove top cover there is a good amount of counter space with two in counter compartments and cabinets over and under the counter on both sides provide ample storage. A microwave oven rounds out the appliances in the galley.
The forward berth is a standard V berth configuration with filler. An overhead hatch and opening portlights on both port and starboard allow plenty of natural light and airflow. There are book shelves with reading lights over each side of the berth, (2)110V outlets storage under the berths and a hanging locker to starboard with a large shelf on top provide ample storage space.
The guest head is aft of the forward stateroom to starboard. This is a traditional wet head with shower, Manual marine toilet and sink with h/c pressure water and storage cabinet underneath in one space. There is a mirror above the sink, storage cabinet on the outside bulkhead, a single opening portlight for additional light and airflow and access to the back side of the lower helm.
Master Stateroom & Ensuite Head
The full beam master stateroom is in the aft of the boat. Entry is down a short set of steps from the salon on the port side. An access door to the engine room is behind the stairs. Storage cabinets, drawers and a hanging locker line both the port and starboard bulkheads of the master stateroom and provide a large amount of storage. The island queen is on the aft bulkhead with reading lights on each side. Large windows with shades/curtain on 3 walls provide a great deal of light into this space. The ensuite is forward and to starboard in the master stateroom. The head features a mini tub with shower, a Jabsco electric toilet, sink and mirrored medicine cabinet. A large window with shade provides additional natural light and airflow to the space.
The large flybridge is equipped with a bimini and 3-sided enclosure (New 2016) There are two bench seat facing aft and two helm chairs provide seating at the helm. A wicker love seat is to starboard facing port and the deck is carpeted with a removable throw rug. The following instrumentation and controls are installed at the flybridge helm:
• Lowrance HDS 12 Plotter/Radar display
• Lowrance 4G Radar
• Simrad Autopilot (2019)
• Morse engine controls and engine gauges
• Fusion Bluetooth Stereo
Two 135 HP Ford Lehman diesels. Approximately 5,100 hours. Naturally aspirated. No turbo, no aftercoolers. Full gauges at both helms with Morse controls. "Blue Heaven" cruises at 9 knots @ 2000 RPM and burns approximately 4.5 GPH total. One Racor primary per engine (Model 900FG/Filter 2040 SM) Two secondary filters per engine. Factory filter mounts (cartridge) replaced with spin-offs for ease of changing. Automatic fuel bleed system for each engine. Oil change pump and lines for easy changing of main and generator oils. Raw water pumps (Jabsco) have quick release adaptors for ease of impeller change. Reverse gears: Warner Velvet Drive (Ratio - 2.0:1). 4 bladed, bronze propellers - 22 x 18 x 1 3/4.
Northern Lights/Lugger, 8 KW, Model M753W2 with Sound damping enclosure.
"Blue Heaven" has received many upgrades since the current owner purchased her nearly 10 years ago. A comprehensive list is available. Below is a list of items from the past few years.