Current owners enjoyed MAGIC so much they just purchased a larger Nielsen/Luke sailboat!
A beautiful boat and remarkable sailor - fast, stable, and seaworthy. MAGIC is a must see for anyone considering an ideal classic in sail-away condition.
The highly regarded "Gumdrop" yawls were designed by K. Aage Nielsen and built by Paul E. Luke to excellent standards. Nielsen is particularly well known for his beamy shoal-draft centerboarders, which show a very good turn of speed for their length and comfortable accommodations for their size. MAGIC is one of six sisters built to the "Gumdrop" design. She has been upgraded over the years as required and well cared for by very knowledgeable owners, and we feel she can be highly recommended for one desiring a classic CCA-style design in this size range.
Please contact Artisan Boatworks today as we would be pleased to arrange an inspection and/or provide you with further information.
Artisan Boatworks Brokerage
Cell: 207 653 7928
Double-planked hull, mahogany over white cedar on white oak frames, structural keel, and backbone; bronze and oak floor timbers; Everdur bronze screw fastened. Bronze maststep floor centerboard trunk assembly, bronze centerboard, bronze strapping. Merriman centerboard winch. Fiberglass over marine plywood deck (new 1983) and fiberglassed coach roof. Bright mahogany trunk, toe rails (replaced 1983), coamings, and exterior trim. Tiller steering in self-bailing cockpit with mahogany coamings and teak sole. Lead exterior ballast, small pigs for trim ballast. White topsides with green boottop, red bottom, and buff decks. NOTE: In 1997, MAGIC's bottom was completely refastened below the waterline. The owner reports that MAGIC is in "excellent condition, structurally and cosmetically."
Note: Horn timber deadwood and much of the stern section rebuilt by Wayne Shibley in 2012. Also full refastening below the waterline.
Cosmetic facelift by Artisan Boatworks in 2017
Engine M35-B Universal 38-hp, 4-cyl, fresh water-cooled (via heat exchanger) diesel with custom bronze controls, engine-hour meter (937 total hours). NOTE: installed new in 2001. The yard performed the 500-hour service on MAGIC in 2007, and the owner reports that the engine is in excellent condition. Fixed 3-blade bronze propeller.
Tanks 30 gal. fuel in aluminum tank, 48 gal. water in two stainless steel tanks, 9.5-gal. plastic holding tank.
Electrical 12V lighting and starting systems with two 12V batteries, fused and circuit-breaker electrical panels, Blue Sea 3-way master switch, voltage meter installed 2007. The vessel is bonded and grounded.
Accommodations Sleeps 5. Rode locker right forward with V-berth next aft with stowage outboard and below. The enclosed head is next aft to port with WC, vanity with sink, and stowage outboard. A hanging locker and dresser with stowage outboard are opposite to starboard. The main cabin is next with berths port and starboard (the starboard berth pulls out to a double). There is stowage outboard and above and a drop-leaf table on the centerline. A wood/coal-burning stove is fitted to the port forward bulkhead. The galley is aft with a gimbaled Luke 2-burner alcohol stove to port, stainless sink with Fynspray bronze hand pump, and a stainless steel-lined icebox to starboard. Interior finish is white painted bulkheads and overhead with bright house sides, bright mahogany trim, and raw teak cabin sole. MAGIC is ventilated with 2 hatches/slides, 2 opening ports, and 5 ventilators, with screens.
Sails & Rigging Masthead yawl rig with approx. 581 sq. ft. of working sail area. Stainless steel standing rigging (all new in 2009) to swaged terminals and bronze turnbuckles, Jiffy reefing. Bright hollow Sitka spruce keel-stepped spars, some spinnaker gear, bronze genoa tracks, snatch blocks. Wire main halyard, wire-and-rope jib halyard. 1 Barient (jib) and 2 Merriman (main and spinnaker) halyard winches: sheet winches all new Lewmars--2 no. 44s and 2 no. 8s. Sail Inventory: 2004 Mack Sails: main, mizzen, 130% roller genoa with Harken roller furler; 1994 North Cruising spinnaker; original mizzen staysail, spinnaker staysail.
Ground Tackle 35-lb. Fisherman, 20-lb. high-tensile Danforth, and 25-lb. CQR anchors, 3 combination chain-and-nylon rodes, custom bronze bow roller (2004).
Equipment CO2 extinguishing system; Rule 2,000-g.p.h. electric and Guzzler manual bilge pumps, 2 dry-chemical and 1 CO2 fire extinguishers, emergency tiller, aerosol-can horn, Olin flares, 6 Type I PFDs, 2 horseshoe rings, masthead strobe/anchor light, ACR 566 M.O.B. light, 4 fenders, boathook, docking lines, 2 sail covers, original stainless steel bow and stern rails, dodger, 7' Puffin dinghy, berth cushions (re-covered 2007).
Electronics & Navigation Seth Thomas clock and barometer, 6" White compass in elegant pedestal binnacle, ICOM IC-M80 VHF radio, 1999 Furuno GP 30 GPS, Horizon depth sounder, DMI LX 3600 apparent wind-speed indicator, 1999 Furuno radar, Horizon SL 45 speed/log.
416 Main Street
Rockport, ME 04856