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STARR is a 2015 Gunboat 55 hull # 09. Her hull and deck were built by Gunboat with epoxy infused carbon with Corecell foam cores. STARR is the original essence of what Gunboat set out to do. She was custom finished in 2017 by Crosswait Composites (many of the former Gunboat NC based boatbuilders from 2015) to meet the owner's requirements to achieve a sailing yacht deliberately kept simpler and more reliable for operation by the owner-operator. This Gunboat 55 gets back to Gunboat's roots when owners enjoyed operating, sailing, and ably cruising their Gunboats themselves, without crew. STARR's systems are much simpler than what has become the recent more complex norm. Her carbon centerboards are adjusted simply by lines without complex hydraulics. If you touch bottom, you appreciate just replacing a down line, rather than the headache a daggerboard boat may endure. Her winches are manual, and can be powered by their handheld electric powered handles. STARR is one of the later Gunboat 55's and benefitted from that series production. She has been kept lighter weight than most of the Gunboat 55's by keeping her simple, and her purpose is focused on being an able family cruiser. She has served this owner's family well between the Bahamas and Maine with the kids standing watch, and the family enjoying their annual North-South migration. STARR clicks off the miles reliably, safely and swiftly. STARR features a beautiful and well engineered carbon mast built by Marstrom in Sweden. This rig was originally built for a Gunboat 60. STARR's rig will handle operator error without worry. Her Carbon EC6 rigging is the best available. Her furniture was installed by Gunboat, and is the usual Gunboat level. Her other interior finishes have been done in a lighter weight and simpler fashion. Most who have toured STARR will say she has been simply and tastefully finished to handle active cruising, and is nicer than most performance cruising cats in this size range. STARR is a cruiser first and foremost, without the obsessive racing focus that you can find on other Gunboats. When you are at sea shorthanded with a family crew, you sail conservatively. STARR is set up for that cruising parameter. Her sails are simpler and more rugged spec. Everything works well on STARR with a minimum of fuss. She represents a great owner-operator solution for a buyer seeking a Gunboat that they can sail and maintain themselves without crew, and without complexity. In short, she is the Gunboat that we all want for ourselves.
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Electric bilge pump
Fresh water maker
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH5E
Engine Horsepower: 39
Engine Hours (Port):706
Engine Hours (Starboard): 710
Engine Type: InBoard
Engine ProjectConfig: Twin
Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Condition: Used
B&G Zeus 7” Chart plotter with 24mile HD radar
(4) B&G Zeus 7” repeaters with GPS units (offering huge redundancy)
B&G 2 way AIS.
B&G dual station VHF.
B&G Auto pilot with remote and spare pilot motor
Shore power inlet
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (64 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (80 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 2 (25 Gallons)
1500 of watts Solar. (12x125) (Runs everything including refers and freezers and 13gph water-maker)
Batteries are 4 AGM with total of 1600 amp hours
1 North fully battened Dacron main sail (for cruising/delivery and smaller than racing main sail)
1 North 3DI Endurance 760 Aramid fully battened high roach main sail, Area 118 Sq meters. Cost $52,000
1 North self-tacking furling Jib, Area 41.5 Sq meters Cost $12,000
1 North Dacron self-tacking furling Jib
1 Strom Jib cross cut 16 sq. meters Cost $2,200
1 North asymmetrical spinnaker with sock
1 North asymmetrical reaching spinnaker on furler
1 North Helix top down gennaker furling system. (this system works excellent)
Carbon-fiber mast and boom with stainless standing rigging.
Aluminum sprit pole. Aluminum crossbeam.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desired validated. Photos may not properly reflect the current condition of the actual vessel offered for sale. In some cases stock photographs may have been used.