- Created: 07-02-14
- Last Login: 08-25-14
Description: The design brief to Willliam Garden: a large, protected center cockpit, the ability to see outside from the salon and galley, eight plus knots of speed under power, a separate aft cabin for the kids, and a beautiful, seakindly hull. She is built by Vic Franck of Port Orford Cedar on bent oak frames with Everlast fasteners. To minimize maintenance, her decks are fiberglass/epoxy over marine grade plywood which is fastened with bronze screws to the frames. All interior spaces are painted white and present a clean, light environment. The cockpit and deckhouse are trimmed with varnished Honduran mahogany. To further enhance the sheltered cockpit, a hard dodger/windshield was installed in 1999 by Jesperson's Boatworks in Sydney. The 100hp Perkins engine plus ample fuel and water tankage will allow her to cruise forever.
Publish Date: 08-25-14
Description: A TWO-stateroom interior with a really WIDE spacious-feeling salon as well? Some pundits say that this ahead-of-its-time Hunter model puts a forty-footer's interior into a 34 foot hull! Wide-beam, modern-shaped fin-keel spade-rudder hull sporting a very narrow rig (stable due to all the diamond-stays) yields a great pointing boat, excellent performance upwind, yet still quite stiff. Three-cylinder Yanmar diesel makes for pleasant, smooth motoring, thus a wonderful summertime Islands cruiser. Big-wheel helm in T-shaped cockpit, all lines led aft under-deck from the mast, and a long sloping trunk-cabin without a "step-down" to the foredeck give this boat a very modern appearance indeed. One-owner boat! Very well-maintained her entire life. Ongoing proper maintenance even includes replacement of all three batteries Nov 2013... A remarkable amount of boat for the money... review the comprehensive specs and all the photos, then give us a call for your showing.
Publish Date: 08-16-14
Description: Classic Wood-boat ambience -- looks and feels like a classic '50's or '60's sweet-sheerline, long-overhang cruiser, yet she has the low-maintenance of an all-fiberglass hull! Just completed a complete re-manufacture of the spruce main and mizzen masts, to highest the quality. This boat has only one owner, her builder. It is the well-known Spencer 42 fiberglass hull (42 feet on-deck) with bowsprit extending out to 45 feet. Full-keel; narrow for her length by today's standards, she's a fast-sailer, showing -- on occasion -- up to ten knots on her paddlewheel knotmeter. Excellent construction - a four-year build-project "from the hull up", using the gorgeous teak available at the time (never available again!). Simple systems aboard, by owner's preference. Center cockpit gives two widely-separated staterooms, and a very spacious salon. Solidly built, still water-tight to this day -- and well maintained, this Spencer 45 is ready to go. Live aboard or sail the world in this Spencer 45 Ketch.
Publish Date: 07-11-14
Description: This is a big, beamy boat ideal for someone who wants a live-aboard that can still sail. Huge main salon with wood stove, multiple berths and heads, a generous galley and pantry, and a great master stateroom. She is a mid-cockpit ketch, Crealock Designed ferro-cement motorsailer. Built by Ken Aarhaus in Tacoma (a machinist) over a fifteen year period. The hull was professionally done in one pour. Concrete lab tests show almost 50% higher strength than required by USCG. On deck she is 50 foot by 14.5 foot.
Publish Date: 07-11-14