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The classic Bruce King-designed Ericson 32 was originally launched in 1967, and the Owner's Group web site notes, "The boat sported many interesting innovations--for example, an internally-ballasted lead (not iron) keel which is an integral part of the hull. With a spade rudder, deck-mounted mast and a double-spreader rig, in many ways she was years ahead of her time, and even by today's standards, the 32 in any of her flavors is a nicely appointed and solidly built but reasonably nimble cruiser with handsome lines."
The next iteration in the boats design was launched in 1985 and incorporated Ericson's Tri-Axial Force Grid and a more traditional keel-stepped mast. They were also built with Ericson's typical attention to detail and nicely appointed, and this particular boat is a very nice two-owner example of the design. Never cruised and just detailed, Antares shows very nicely and is a must-see vessel for anyone in the market for a classic Ericson.
Bruce King is still actively designing yachts, by the way--not long ago, he designed a 154' sailboat which was the largest sailing yacht then under construction in the U.S., and may be the largest cold-molded boat ever built.
Depth gauge, Standard Horizon VHF radio, magnetic compass at binnacle, masthead fly.
Six mooring cleats (through-bolted with backing plates). Stainless steel bow pulpit, stainless steel stanchions, stainless steel stern pulpit, stainless steel swim ladder (all with backing plates), double lifelines. CQR anchor on stainless steel anchor roller with foredeck anchor locker, ample chain and line rode.