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Timbuctoo is a voluminous, 75ft custom motorsailer, with huge accommodations for the world-wide cruiser. Features include an enormous Owner’s Cabin with a four-poster bed, side couch, and en suite bathroom with full walk-in shower, and an over-sized galley with a triple sink (including garbage disposal), dishwasher, and counter with bar seating. Dining takes place at a large wooden table with an L shaped couch adjacent to the galley, which is separated from the upward lounging area with almost panoramic views. The helmsman can pilot the boat from a choice of two locations: the large aft cockpit has an electronics compliment and is covered by a fixed fiberglass Bimini; inside the pilothouse, the helmsman has excellent visibility and can command the yacht with the benefit of both electronics and an immense wooden chart table with an in-built drink refrigerator.
Timbuctoo was custom built with the clear craftsmanship of a skilled carpenter, which flows throughout the boat, and gives the yacht wonderful character and ambiance.
This yacht is an Aladdin's Cave of treasures and ready for the new owner to explore. It is clear that Timbuctoo has previously been kitted out for long distance, liveaboard cruising, and this would be many an owner's dream boat. Unfortunately, Timbuctoo is an estate sale, and is being sold after the previous owner experienced a long period of ill-health and was unable to use and maintain the yacht as was hoped. Timbuctoo does not have an owner who is familiar with the systems onboard or their functionality / condition, and this is an "as is" sale, priced for a quick completion. In 2015, the boat had an appraised value of $575,000. Timbuctoo needs a new owner who is ready to tinker and explore this fantastic yacht and bring her back to her former glory, with an eye to adventure!
Layout & Accommodations
The pilothouse is entered by stepping down from the aft cockpit. Immediately forward is an extensive wooden chart table with dedicated courtesy flag storage, an in-built beverage refrigerator, and additional storage below. To the port side is a sink with underneath storage, and to the starboard is an L shaped wraparound couch and TV. Two removable wooden tables can be used for drinks and nibbles while seated on the couch.
Immediately forward is the helm, electronics, and electrical panels / switches. Electronics include chart plotter, VHF, windspeed & direction, and compass. An SSB radio is mounted adjacent to the chart table. The electronics have been powered up, but not checked for full functionality.
Galley & Dining
Stepping downwards is the galley and dining table, with an additional access door from the starboard side deck. The galley features a large worktop with stools on the opposing side for perching. Timbuctoo features a triple sink and garbage disposal, fridge and freezer unit, microwave, oven and triple burner stove, dishwasher, and significant storage. Additional storage is found under the steps. There is a large, hidden and cooled ice box on the starboard side adjacent to the couch. The dining table can be extended with folded out leaves, and is surrounded by fixed, L-shape couch seating.
Forward Guest Cabin
Forward of the galley, is access to a large starboard side guest cabin with double berth and storage, leecloth, and portlight, again crafted in varnished wood, with a small bedside seat. Within this cabin is a separate doorway providing access to the mast with the ability to run mast cables.
Opposite the first guest cabin is a laundry room with separate washer and dryer (function of these is not known) and a sink with additional storage.
V Berth Guest Cabin
A second V berth guest cabin includes two very large twin berths, with portlights, fans, and lights.
Within this guest room is an access hatch to the anchor locker, and additional systems storage, tastefully hidden behind a wooden circulate hatch panel.
Additional guest heads are to port.
The size and layout of the Owner’s Cabin is delightful. Situated immediately below the pilothouse, the Owner’s Cabin features a four poster walkaround, centerline Queen bed with side tables, a side couch, a vanity table with pull out stool, a writer’s table, and an additional upholstered seat and lamp. The owner’s storage is incredible, with hanging lockers, drawers, and cabinets, made of carefully crafted woodwork.
The owners also benefit from an en suite with large sink and storage, separate towel rails, mirror, and a massive walk-in shower with built in seat and rail.
Behind a hidden panel is access to the dinghy and system’s garage, and an escape route through the fold-down transom.
The oversized engine bay is accessed from the Owner’s cabin.
The large cockpit has a dedicated helmsman’s seat with full electronics compliment, and lines led aft for ease of sailing. Large Lewmar 56 winches are installed, some electrified, with dedicated line storage. Guests enjoy the option of port and starboard seating with tables, shaded by the large fiberglass fixed bimini top.
A large radar arch is fitted with a dinghy winch (function unknown) and houses electronics.
Access to the garage is through a central hatch in the cockpit. Within the garage is a second generator (requires work), watermaker systems (function unknown) and spares. The entire transom opens to enable easy access from the water.
Moving forward, the weather decks are wide, and raised. Additional on-deck storage is port and starboard, leading to a double windlass arrangement (one windlass is currently known to be non-functional).
The sail compliment includes furling in mast main sail, and mizzen. The forestay includes a Harken drum and dedicated electric winch. The masts are made by Selden. An additional sail is stored below decks.
The hull is reported to be made from FRP.
Electrical circuit to lights / sockets on the starboard side of the owner’s cabin is not functioning.
Second generator (Fisher Panda) is not functioning. A box of spares / parts to be fitted were provided by the previous owner who was unable to fit these due to ill health.
Washer / Dryer – not thought to have been used for a long period of time.
Air conditioning – 3 units onboard, unit powering the lounging area is shutting off.
Windlass - non- functional.
Standing rigging – will need a rigging check and some replacement.
No recent haul out.
*This list is not exhaustive. Buyer is responsible for assessing the condition.
|Shore Power Inlet||✓|
|Wind Speed and Direction||✓|
|Manual Bilge Pump||✓|
|Fresh Water Maker||✓|
|Engine Make||Volvo Penta|
|Max Bridge Clearance||63.42ft|
|Fresh Water Tank||2000 gal ()|
|Fuel Tank||1600 gal ()|
|Holding Tank||135 gal ()|