Come and get it already! A fresh $40,000 refit puts this Colvin designed schooner priced to Steal -- the work is done, so come confident of what you'll soon enjoy! In ready-to-cruise condition and truly bargain priced for an immediate sale! That’s a rare and winning combination worthy of anyone’s full consideration!
Earlier this month (March, 2020), the sailboat left Rio Dulce and is now in Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras -- easy, low-cost flights and access when things get rolling again. Write or call now for all the great details of this boat and start making your plans!
Naval Architect Thomas E. Colvin has drafted, built, and sold plans for many successful designs of cruising boats and other craft, plans often sold to dreamers of faraway places to be constructed “at home” of welded aluminum or steel plate. The success of Colvin’s designs are seen with countless examples found in use and loved by happy owners all over the world!
But this particular schooner is far better than many, and here are some of the reasons why:
--This design, Doxy, has about 40% more interior volume than the cramped but better-known Gazelle design.
--The lead filled keel is one foot deeper than the original design, greatly improving stability and upwind sailing performance.
--After construction the entire boat was sandblasted inside and out, and then the deck and house were hot zinc flame-sprayed (galvanized) including inside and outside of gunnels, followed by five coats of Devoe Bar-Rust 235 epoxy paint sprayed on and topcoated with alkyd enamel. Bilge areas have ten coats of that epoxy paint!
Finished in early 2018:
--All new installation of Mitsubishi S4S 82hp diesel, PRM hydraulic transmission, flexible coupling, 1.5" propshaft, bearings, PSS mechanical shaft seal, line-cutter, propeller, 3" exhaust with Vetus components, Perko high-capacity water strainer.
--Two new aluminum fuel tanks, 32 & 39 gallons, with gauge senders, made in USA. Existing steel tanks were drained, cleaned, inspected = perfect condition = total fuel capacity is 141 gallons.
--All standing rigging replaced with 3/8" galvanized cable, made in USA. New 5/8" Crosby rigging screws are aboard as spares.
--330' 3/8" high-test anchor chain, made in USA, 300' 3/4" rode, galvanized swivels & shackles (Crosby).
--Hull bottom antifouling was removed, sanded, three coats of coal-tar epoxy applied, and three coats of antifouling paint applied.
***This is part of an incredible list of work and equipment during the extensive refit 2017-2018 -- described further in Full Specifications! This schooner then sailed to the Bay Islands of Honduras in early 2018 for a successful test run before returning to Rio Dulce for safe storage. Owner/seller accomplished his goals with this sailboat, and now it is your turn!
If you are remotely serious about buying a steel sailboat for liveaboard cruising, then you'll find no better deal than THIS one -- a perfect combination of Price, Condition, Equipment, and Location!
So here is your ideal cruising sailboat, already conveniently located in one of the best cruising areas in the world: the pristine Western Caribbean! Now safely tucked up the Rio Dulce in Guatemala for hurricane season, same-day cruising from the Rio can have you snorkeling or diving the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world – Belize it! Or, it’s just an overnighter away to experience the Bay Islands of Honduras (Utila, Roatan, Guanaja, etc.). Great Yacht, Great Location… it’s time to have fun!
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--The keel bottom is ½ inch, keel sides are ¼ inch, hull is 3/16 inch and deck/house is 10 gauge (slightly over 1/8 inch) steel.
--Autopilot info: There is a new Nexus HPC electronic compass (plus the original flux gate) for the self steering. Also a spare control head. AND there is a new electric/hydraulic linear drive (Octopus brand) plus a complete spare (these retail for about $2G each)
--Has an AIS receiver and antenna.
--(2018) Victron BMV-700 battery monitor, plus fuel tank gauges.
--(2018) Fuel delivery system with Marco transfer pump (plus new spare), fuel tank manifold/valves, Goldenrod fuel/water separator/filter.
--7.5 hp Mercury 2 stroke (older but low hours).
--Numerous electric pumps (pressure and washdown).
• 66 pound Bruce (genuine)
• 66 pound Bruce (custom built)
• 55 pound CQR-type(custom built)
• 45 pound Danforth
• 60 pound folding Bruce (stock removes, custom built)
• All above with extra heavy duty swivels and shackles
• Pair of 22 lb CQR
• Dinghy anchor
• 100 feet 3/8 hi-tensile (used one season)
• Various lengths of 3/8 BB and 7/16 chain (about 200 feet)
• Several hundred feet ¾ inch nylon
• Several hundred feet ½ inch nylon
• Extra heavy duty anchor rollers (port and starboard) and cheeks
• Galvanized rigging (2018) and galvanized heavy turnbuckles
• Sails: mainsail, 2 staysails, roller furling yankee and 120% jib, all as new, with minor patch on staysail
• Main mast is 40 feet, fore-mast is 36 feet, heavy wall aluminum with custom built stainless goosenecks and rigging hardware
• Hood self furling, working well
• Pressure water with charcoal filter
• Force 10 propane stove with excellent oven, piezo lighting, fail safe burners on stove top and oven (shuts off propane if flame goes out)
• Double deep SS sinks
• Built in icebox with separate compressor unit
• Combinations of standard, fluorescent and led lighting
• LARGE inventory of spare parts and tools, including new spares for engine.
• Spare high output alternator and external regulator
All NEW, unless otherwise indicated:
Engine: Mitsubishi S4S four cylinder, 82 hp @2500 rpm with new mounts with extra seawater pump, impeller, filters, other parts.
Transmission: PRM, 3 to 1 ratio, hydraulic (can freewheel under sail,does not need propeller brake or to be in gear),
Couplings: 2 R&D flexible couplings, 1 installed, 1 spare.
Shaft: 1.5 inch with line cutter near propeller.
Stern tube: heavy duty steel tube with steady bearing on inner end.
Shaft seal: PSS mechanical seal with integrated water feed.
Propeller: 24 by 20 inch, 3 blade.
Exhaust: 3 inch hardwall hose, Vetus dual stage muffler NLP75, Vetus gooseneck NLGP75, Vetus antisyphon, stainless steel external exhaust flange.
Fuel tanks: 2 new aluminum tanks with gauge senders, 32 and 39 gallon (USA made) existing steel tanks drained, cleaned and inspected...perfect condition...total fuel tankage is 141 gallons.
Perko high capacity water strainer.
Rigging: all rigging replaced 3/8 galvanized (USA made), 5/8 inch rigging screws (crosby, not installed).
Ground tackle: 330 feet hi-text 3/8 inch chain (USA made), 300 feet 3/4inch 3 strand nylon, 3 5/8 swivels, numerous 1/2 inch 5/8 inch shackles (Crosby).
Davits: new, with 2 stainless steel ratchet style winches.
Sewing machine: Reliable Barracuda 200ZW, zig zag walking foot with 5000 feet UV resistant sail thread.
LED: all interior lights converted to LED.
Dinghy: 11 foot fiberglass dinghy, locally made (supplements 9 foot dinghy).
Steering: Nexus HPC solid state compass for Autonav A1500 electronic steering.
Cushions: interior and exterior new or re-covered with Sunbrella.
Anchor winch: Anchorlift 1500 watt electric with chain and rope gypsies. 100 feet #1 wire installed for batteries and winches.
Fuel systems: 2 Marco fuel transfer pumps, (1 installed, 1 spare) coupled to fuel manifold for selecting tanks and high capacity Goldenrod fuel/water separator filter.
Hull (lower): antifouling removed, bottom sand scuffed, primed and 3 layers coal tar epoxy plus 3 layers antifouling re-applied.
Welder: 200 amp inverter suitcase welder with 120/220 input plus autodarkening helmet.
Wire/electrical: 100 feet 8/3 (for welder), several hundred feet of tinned wire, 14/2, 14/3, 12/3, 12/2; etc
Pumps: 2 Jabsco gulper electric (1 installed, 1 spare). Whale waste (toilet) pumps, several.
Fridge: Engel MD14F portable.
Anchor: Fortress FX-55 folding high tensile aluminum
Gauges: Victron BMV-700 battery monitor plus fuel gauges.
Electrical: large assortment of couplers, tools.