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Currently winterized and in storage on land near Annapolis.
Fresh topsides paint 2020 (rolled, not sprayed)
Fresh Durabak non-skid decks: 2020
Fresh CopperCoat 10-year bottom 2019 touched up 2020
New Freedom 2,500 watt inverter
New hot water heater
AquaDrive thrust bearing (awesome!)
80 HP Perkins with around 4,000 hours
8KW Westerbeke genset w/hydraulic pump on PTO
Dickson hydraulic stern thrusters (w/get home valve)
Vetus 12 volt bow thruster
Two CruiseAire HVAC units w/low-temp electric heaters
LectraSan MSD-3 refreshed 2019 (fresh water flush)
NEW (as yet unused) blackwater tank 2020
All lights changed to LED
Furuno GPS Chart Plotter & Radar
Standard VHF Radio
110V/12VDC Norcold fridge/freezer
Length over guards 36’–0″ 10.97 m
Length-structural 35’–4″ 10.77 m
Designed waterline 34’–9″ 10.59 m
Beam over guards 16’–0″ 4.88 m
Beam-structural 15’–4″ 4.67 m
Draft, loaded 3’–0″ 0.91 m
Forward 6’–7½” 2.02 m
Waist 1’–11″ 0.59 m
Aft 1’–9″ 0.53 m
Displ., loaded for cruising 40,400 lbs. 18,325 kg.
Displacement-length ratio 409
Prismatic coefficient .61
Pounds per inch immersion 2,140
Fuel, gals. 300 1,136 l.
Water, gals. 500 1,893
Stability—GM 4.4′ 1.34 m
Let’s take a tour and look at the boat in more detail. We’ll board through the rail gates just forward of amidships. This puts us on the waist decks, which lead into the foyer/bathroom area or up outside stairs to the forward deck. From the foyer, let’s go into the foc’sle, forward and down three steps. It has two standard twin (30″ x 75″) beds in it, with drawers under them, and a hanging closet in the bow. It’s big enough to be home to a couple of kids. Or for occasional guests, on the theory that you don’t want to make them too comfortable, as a way of limiting how long they want to visit. (If you expected that your guests would always be couples, there’s room to have another double bed in the foc’sle, with access over one side.)
Leaving the foc’sle, up through the foyer and down a couple steps aft, leads us into the family room. The first impression is of an open, roomy and well lit space. There’s a coat closet with room for coats and boots. The dining table can be expanded to seat more than four for entertaining. Opposite are two sofas that are long enough to nap on or take a temporary guest overflow. They’re made with sloping seats and backs for lounging comfort, and have storage under and behind them. There are several bookshelves around them for the reference books (flora & fauna, birds, sea critters, boating stories, cruise guides, novels & biographies) and a nice big section of flat bulkhead for mounting an art piece. (Perhaps a print of the acres of lawn you no longer slave over, or maybe a sailboat slogging to weather without the comfort and shelter this boat offers?…) All the way aft is the kitchen, with full sized house appliances like the side-by-side fridge/freezer, four burner stove with oven, microwave over the stove, and the double sink and dishwasher.
A couple steps up and out the back door puts us on the after deck. There’s a gate on centerline for boarding if moored stern-to or getting into the dinghy. The ladder takes you up to the larger lounging porch aft of the master stateroom. Back inside, we’ll go forward and look into the engine room, by going down the stairs next to the dining table. There’s comfortable sitting headroom alongside the engine, making service easy. The generator, hot water tank, pressure water set, and other small mechanical systems all live in this compartment, out in the open and readily accessible.
Returning to the saloon, we’ll go up the stairs to the master stateroom. By virtue of its location above the saloon, it’s got a wonderful view of the world around us. The windows let in lots of light and air, so it’s well lit and ventilated. No claustrophobic cave dwelling here. The full sized double bed is built over port and starboard drawers, and the long dresser provides more storage. Forward of the berth is full height hanging closet. Over the head of the berth are several full width shelves specially built to fit paperback books.
Forward and up a couple steps is the pilothouse. The raised settee is high enough to make for good forward visibility and long enough for stretching out for a nap. Under the settee are drawers for storing charts and navigation information. The helmsman’s position, standing at the wheel, is at the usual elevation for flying bridges on boats this size. But, it’s got real glass windows for easier viewing and cleaning, and it’s heated and air-conditioned for four season comfort.
Outside of the pilothouse, the bridgewings let the helmsman look right along either side and will greatly facilitate graceful landings. (The full 360-degree wraparound rubber fender also takes the worry out of where to hang the fenders.) From the wings, steps lead down to the foredeck or aft to the walkaround deck at the stern. This afterdeck has room for some deck chairs and plenty of lounging space. Alongside the port side of the pilothouse is a ladder to the boatdeck. There’s room for some lightweight small craft here, and a davit to lift them on and off. The stack can either house part of the air conditioning or be a deck storage locker.
Let’s go below to the saloon and talk about her concept some more. Make yourselves comfortable on the sofas.
Did you know that despite her apparent tall height, she has higher stability than most 50-footers. This is due to her generous beam and well designed hull form. That’s why when we were moving around on her and climbing to the boatdeck, she felt like a much bigger boat. With a loaded draft of three feet, she’s a great gunkholer and the protective skeg under the props and rudders means that groundings don’t usually represent a trip to the prop shop. Just put her in reverse and power off.
The other important part about her height is that it still permits her to go up the Hudson River, through the Erie Barge Canal and out the Oswego River onto Lake Ontario. From there, west past the Niagara River to the Welland Canal and into Lake Erie and onward through the Great lakes to Chicago. There, it’s through the bridges and connecting to the Mississippi River. This can lead you to side trips on the Illinois, the Ohio, and the Tenn-Tom. All this can be years of exploring the United States. Or, it can be a circumnavigation of the eastern half of the U.S.
In designing her, we used our FastShip software to refine her hull form, providing a shape that will be easily driven with modest power. We also created a developed hull surface that can be planked up using full sheets of steel. The computer program lets us “unwrap” the panels from the hull form, and we used this part of the program early on in the design process to be sure we could get the bottom planking out of less than 8′ wide sheets.
• Air Conditioning & Heating
• Anchor Light
• Anchor Winch & Hawse 12 volt dc anchor winch, suitable for 3/8″ chain
• Anchor 60-pound Danforth 60H pulled up into a hawse pipe for stowage (Bruce 66 pound on bow roller)
• Appliances, stove, refrigerator-freezer, microwave, washer, dryer (dishwasher, trash compactor)
• Batteries two 8D ship service & 4D engine starting batteries
• Bilge Access hatches
• Bilge Pumps 1 each manual & electric
• Bottom paint & boot stripe per drawings
• Bow Thruster standard on single screw version
• Cabin Soles plywood with carpet (hardwood)
• Chocks and Freeing Ports
• City Water Connection
• Cleats Six 10″ cast steel cleats welded in place on lower decks. (Additional four 10″ cast steel cleats welded in place on upper stateroom deck)
• Counters, Formica (Corian)
• Cushions, pilothouse settee, exterior aft deck and foredeck, saloon settees, double bed mattress and foc’sle single berths (foc’sle double berth).
• Deck Scuppers
• Davit (Dinghy) & Dinghy Chocks
• Doors—exterior weathertight, of aluminum (Solid wood exterior doors with windows in upper halves, bright finished)
• Draft Marks at the DWL at the centerline both forward and aft, and amidships both port and starboard.
• Drawers under berths and settees
• Dresser, master stateroom
• Electrical wiring to ABYC & USCG standards and requirements.
• Engine Controls & Instruments engine controlled using a Single Lever Control System with a single control station in the pilothouse. Instruments also installed at the pilothouse station.
• Engine Room Fire Extinguishing System
• Engine Room Ventilation
• Exhaust System, Main Engine and Generator water-cooled elbow leading to a waterlift type muffler, lead directly overboard
• Finishing steelwork sandblasted and primed inside and out with two-color exterior selected by the owner. Decks to have nonskid paint
• Fire Extinguishers
• Flagpoles & Sockets, Bow & Stern
• Gates, Port & Starboard & Cockpit entry
• Generator 8kw 120/240vac
• Guard Rail 4″ D-section rubber fender all around sheer.
• Handrails approximately 39–42″ high around lower and upper deck (stanchions & lifelines on boatdeck)
• Hardware All hardware to be either bronze or non-magnetic stainless steel.
• Hatches, weathertight, on the forward deck.
• Hot Water Tank
• Insulation Thermal insulation throughout, plus acoustical around engine compartment
• Interior Bulkheads of plywood
• Inverter/Battery Charger 2,500 watt
• Lighting, 12 vdc and 110 vac
• Phone & TV cable wiring & outlets in saloon, pilothouse and staterooms
• Portlights Hull ports, opening with screens.
• Pressure Water System
• Rudders, foil section with end plates
• Running lights 12 volt dc
• Sea Chest: common sea water intake site.
• Sea Water Pressure Service washdown connections, one on the foredeck and one on the aft deck.
• Sea Water Strainer
• Sewage System
• Shorepower Connection, 50 amp cord, with isolator
• Soles Plywood
• Steering, Hydraulic
• Steering Wheel, 30″ Stainless steel destroyer (36″ wood-spoked wheel)
• Tanks Integral tanks for 500 gals. of fuel and 500 gals. of water.
• Windows Aluminum extrusion, with screens on opening windows
• Zincs fitted on keel, rudders and propshaft nuts.