New Zealand Salthouse Brothers
Custom 56' John Alden Staysail Ketch
Huge $60,000 Price Reduction
Owner Has a New Project and Wants Her Sold Now
She Sold Two Years Ago For $270K and Improvements Have Been Made Since Then.
A Timeless Design Showcasing a Century of Quality Ship Building
Cruise the world tomorrow in this turnkey custom built, blue-water sailing vessel. She was built for long term cruising while still boasting a comfortable open layout, making those long sailing stints a pleasure.
This 56' John Alden was designed with strength of hull and safety first, with ease of operation, redundancy, comfort and luxurious appointments all coming in a close second.
Down below, she sleeps seven comfortably and features a large galley capable of preparing Thanksgiving dinner for you and yours. Serve everyone up top in the cockpit or in your beautifully varnished 8-person dinette/settee.
Stormy weather? No worries, she is equipped with a down steering station within a hidden helm and has a full set of interior electronics hidden from view in custom made cabinets.
Nice beds made for big people, gorgeous wood furnishings, marble counter tops, lots of personal storage and ample hot water make this a very comfortable world cruiser!
Her Lees Marine Ford 6-Cylinder Diesel has just been rebuilt and should be good now for thousands of hours to come. This 120 HP motor is strong and economical, reportedly getting a 1 gallon per hour burn at 1300 RPM and 7 knots of speed... Giving you a reported range, with her 400 gallon fuel tank, of 2000+ miles!
Best of all... Keep her maintained and she will hold her value for years to come.
So, if you're looking for do anything, go anywhere around the world sailing yacht and want to look good doing it, put this timeless classic on your list to see!
Showing By Appointment Only
Please Contact Seller's Agent
619-269-0800 or Cell 858-231-5993
Designed by John Alden and built by world renowned Salthouse Brothers ship yard. She has a 5 layer cold molded Kauri hull, enclosed in 3 layers of 10oz fiberglass.
Custom built for her first and only owner until 2015, she was purpose built to withstand a hurricane, pitch-pull and anything else the ocean could throw at her. The aft bulkhead from the deck house to the cockpit is double reinforced and is designed to take the heaviest of hits.
The deck house has 3/4' of additional fiberglass enveloping it, from under one deck, over the top, to under the deck on the opposite side.
She was built sturdy enough to keep her original family of 5 safe in the worst of conditions. You just don't see this type of construction anymore.
This Staysail Ketch boasts two furled headsails, an incredible mainsail and a mizzen. Step into the cockpit and you will instantly notice the space and ease of setup for serious sailing. All sail plans have working lines and gear and she is set up with extra mast-gate stations for crew support during storm operation. Ratlines run halfway up the mast and came in handy for visibility during navigation of the shallow coral reefs and bays in Fiji, Indonesia, the Galapagos and the Caribbean.
400 Gallon Fuel Tank with a 5 Gallon gravity fed Day Tank.
Brand new watermaker (installation not complete)
Lapworth Guppy Sailing Dinghy w/ Centerboard and Rowers
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 desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
2722 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106