DROPPED $70k !!
Blythe Spirit is an amazing vessel.
and she has 70 hours on her brand new engine......
She has had the benefit of not one but TWO careful loving captains taking care of her and it shows!
Recently repowered with a New Perkins M90 and always tended and upgraded, she represents excellent value for the discerning yachtsman or yachtswoman looking for creature comforts and space in a solid, proven Blue water Cruiser.
Will you be the lucky one?
1) She will need a new bimini and a dodger in the next season.
2)She needs a new genoa
3) SOME of the brightwork needs to be redone.
Pictures 78 and onwards were taken 22 April 2018
NAME: Blithe Spirit II
LWL: 47’ 48’
TYPE: Center cockpit
HULL & DECK: Fiberglass, white, Awlgrip
DESIGNER: Ted Irwin
ENGINE: Perkins 4.236, 85 HP, inboard, diesel - (2017)
CRUISING: 6.5 kts @ 1650 rpm; 1.2 gal/hr
FUEL: 330 gals, (2) fiberglass tanks
MAX: 7.2 kts @ 1900 rpm
WATER: 240 gals, (2) fiberglass tanks
HOLDING: 30 gals, (1) fiberglass tank
VESSEL WALKTHROUGH: (3/4 Cabin / 2 Head)
Starting most forward is a double V berth cabin with filler. The cabin has good ventilation and excellent storage by way of shelved units either side of the bed and a hanging locker to port.
Aft of the forward cabin is a midship double berth cabin, which sleeps two and has good storage including a shelved unit and cubbies outboard of the berth. Opposite the midship cabin to port is the large forward head with separate shower stall, hand basin outboard and an inboard aft facing toilet.
The main salon features two armchairs to port and a large L shaped couch opposite with a movable dining table that expands to seat up to eight/ten. The entire main salon features large wrap around windows that allow lots of light and a very open yet comfortable feeling. With its custom blinds, tasteful décor and beautifully appointed ergonomics, this inviting cabin is the focal point of life aboard and well set up for entertaining.
There is a huge ‘apartment style’ wrap around galley with full stand up refrigerator and pull out deep freeze. Tile floor and tons of storage. There’s plenty of room for a cook and two or even three helpers in this well set up galley. A workshop/tool cabin and storage locker has been installed in place of former crew quarters opposite and aft of galley. This could be changed back to a crew cabin or kids’ cabin without too much work.
The aft cabin is a large owner’s athwartship queen berth stateroom with en-suite head starboard including separate shower/tub. Full wrap around couch and copious storage is opposite the head to port and most forward in the aft cabin is the hanging locker.
The large center cockpit is fully enclosed with removable acrylic panels and features a dining table that can accommodate 6, 8 or 10 people. Tastefully upholstered cockpit cushions and excellent ventilation make this cockpit the main entertaining area for fair weather cruising.
GALLEY & WATER:
110 Volt Frididaire fridge with 4 compartments new 2015
(2) Raritan electric heads
(2) Interior showers; aft incl. tub, forward separate shower stall
Cutlery, dinnerware, pots, pans and utensils
Double stainless steel sinks
110 Volt Frigidaire freezer with 1 compartment (internal dimensions 24” x 24”) – new 2015
Laminate counter tops
Mr Freeze ice maker
Whirlpool clothes washer – 2006
Princess Seaward propane, 3 burner stove with oven and grill
6 Gals Giant water heater – new 2016
Echo-Teck water maker – new 2012
Magic Chef microwave oven – new 2012
Toaster oven – new 2015
Pressurized fresh water
Ceramic floor in Galley – new 2014
Dockside fresh water
ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT:
SSB: Icom M700 SSB with AT 120 auto tuner.
VHF: Standard Horizon 25W
GPS: 1 x Garmin76 1 x Garmin 76CSX (East Carib Maps)
Radar: Raymarine SL 72 Plus (09–2003) Screen faded
Wind: Raymarine ST 60 (09–2003)
Depth: Raymarine ST 40 (09–2003)
Pilot: Raymarine 400 (linear hydraulic drive) (09–2003)
1 x Barograph
1 x Ships clock
1 x Sextant
1 x Danforth Compass new 2014
Entertainment: Sharp 12″ color TV, VHS Speakez, Panasonic stereo unit
Pedestal: water temp/oil pressure gauges, Voltmeter, RPM, light switches panel
Nav lights: tricolor head mast light with anchor light, steaming light at mid-mast, deck light on mast, spreader lights main and mizzen mast, Nav light on pulpit (spare).
Standard Horizon 25W primary VHF radio
Standard Horizon HX280S secondary VHF radio
ICOM M700 SSB radio
Garmin chart plotter
Alternator: 1x Balmar high output 12V 200A (rebuild 2010)
Generator: 1x Phasor 6.5 KW 120V 60Hz 3 cylinder diesel, with exhaust. S/N: D905-WS 1968 (rebuild 2009)
Solar panels: 4 KYOCERA polycrystals 135W 12V model: KD135 SX-UPU (new 2011) installed on both sides of the boat with adjustable (4x) bars (SOLPANELHALLARE) for orientation optimization.
Wind generator: 1x Kiss 12V high output generator with aluminum mizzen bracket. new 2014
House Bank (8) 880 Ah total, Trojan T-105 house batteries in one bank on parallel sw2) Exide too rank engine batteries on parallel switch – new Nov 2015
Generator: 1x automotive cranking battery (2010)
Windlass: 2×12 V Trojan deep cycle batteries (new 2012)
CHARGER/INVERTER: Trace inverter/charger 2.5 KW model U2512 S/N 23937, automatic transfer switch (1998)
Mastervolt 25A battery charger (2002)
STERLING high output voltage regulator with fan (2003)
Distribution panel: 120V, two lines 30A, Mobile Marine Elect. Inc. (2007)
12V, Irwin yachts (1977)
Shore power: 2×50 ft 120V 30A outdoor marine cables
1×50 ft 220V 50A outdoor marine cables
Inboard Marinco power inlets (2×120V 30A)
All electrical cables are marine grades (2007)
Outlets: 120V x 13 (distributed throughout the ship)
Air conditioning: 2×10,000 BTU 10A water cooled Marine air conditioning (1977)
Water maker: 120V 20Gal/Hr, Echo-Tech, pre-filters and booster pump, selector valves New 2012
Cooling in-line 12V blower for WM electric motor
12 Volt DC, 110 Volt AC
110 Voltage on electrical panel
Amp meter for solar and wind generator
50’ 220 Volt/50 Amp shore power cord
“Y” connector for shore power cord
SAILS AND RIGGING:
MIZZEN MAST: Cap shrouds 7mm wire (1×19 AISI316) swaged with forks and 1/2 turnbuckles (new 07/2010)
Lower shrouds 7mm wire (1×19 AISI316) swaged with forks and 1/2 turnbuckles (new 07/2010)
Upper shrouds 7mm wire (1×19 AISI316) swaged with forks and 1/2 turnbuckles (new 07/2010)
Running backstay 5mm wire (1×19 AISI316) swaged with eye terminal and (new 07/2010) to single fiddle block becket and cam.
Topping Lift 5mm wire (7×7 AISI316)
MAIN MAST: Cap shrouds lower wire 10mm (1×19 AISI316) swaged with forks & 5/8″ turnbuckles (new 07/2010)
Cap shrouds upper wire 8mm (1×19 AISI316) swaged with forks & toggles (new 07/2010)
Forward and back shrouds wire 8mm (1×19 AISI316) (2001)
Inner forestay wire 8mm swaged with fork (new 07/2010)
Forestay “Twin Stay Dyna Furl” (original)
Running Backstays 8mm wire (1×19 AISI316) swaged with eye terminal to single fiddle block becket and cam (2001)
Backstays 10mm wire (1×19 AISI316) swaged with forks & 5/8″ turnbuckles (2001)
Topping lift 7mm wire (7 x 7 AISI316) to a block and line to the cockpit winch
Triatic (from top of main to top of mizzen) 8mm wire (1 x 19 AISI316) swaged to fork and turnbuckle
Aluminum mast. Stepped on keel. Step refit – 2005
Aluminum mizzen mast. Stepped on keel. – From chain plate to top – Trinidad rigging – new 2013
Stainless steel wire standing rigging with swaged ends
Roller furler for genoa
Doyle main sail (good condition) – new 2010
Sail area 1354 Sq ft
Doyle stay sail (good condition) – new 2010
Manual boom vang
North furling jib (good condition)
(4) Lewmar 46 winches for main in cockpit
Barro sail/N Sail mizzen sail (good condition) – new 2008
(2) Lewmar 43 winches for main in cockpit
Lewmar 25 winch for mizzen
Lewmar 67 winch for mizzen
Lewmar 16 winch for mizzen
Lewmar 40 self-tailing winches in cockpit
(2) Harken 40.2 winches for main
DECK & HULL:
One piece molded polyester fiberglass unit using alternate layers of mat and 24 oz woven roving.
Additional laminate in high stress areas. Full keel with lead encapsulated fiberglass (18,000 pounds)
Semi spade rudder fastened with stainless bracket (5/16” thick 316 mm) (Rudder X-rayed 2007)
Rudder shaft 316 SS (1-3/4″ dia.) with 2-1/2” dia stuffing box (new 2012)(1/4″ packing)
Wheel in cockpit with chain and steel wire to quadrant.
Awlgrip 2000 topsides (2008). Oyster white, Sable Brown trim (2008). Awlgrip original top deck with Griptex on anti-skid sections (2008) oyster white.
Bow pulpit with built-in navigation lights on port and starboard
Stern rail with two benches covered with teak (2001)
Rub rail on both sides of hull
Aft aluminum boarding ladder
Lifeline stanchions (12) made of 316L stainless steel and polished. (2001)
Stainless steel double life lines, boarding gates amid ship port and starboard (2010)
Reinforced bowsprit with roving and biax 24 oz and stainless plates (2005)
Two anchor rollers
Electrical windless polished stainless (2001) “IDEAL” 12 V (new 12 V motor 2011) 500 pound line pool, wildcat and gypsy
Eight on-deck hatches, BOMAR low profiles (1998) with Sunbrella covers (2011)
Seven large Lexan 5/8 fixed windows in the main salon with teak trims outside (1998)
10 BECKON opening ports with screens (1998)
Large a lazarette in aft deck for storage (Awlgrip paint 2011), vented propane locker for 2 x 20 pounds tanks (new tanks 2012), safety solenoid switch.
Storage locker (small items) on top of cabin
Simpson Laurence davits for 12 foot dinghy, teak support blocks. (1998)
Six storage lockers in cockpit (three used for lifejackets)
Cockpit cushions (2011)
Pedestal with instruments, storage locker, foldable teak dining table (2007)
Bimini Sunbrella (2005), dodger Sunbrella (2012), all the windows are optical 30 gauge plastic with foldable side windows and rear panel for a totally enclosed cockpit.
Six large fenders with covers, three small fenders
Magma propane BBQ with stanchion bracket and folding table
Boarding plank 8 feet long with casters and two stanchions, that can be installed on rear boarding ladder (for stern-to birthing)
Hand railing of cabin top
Teak trim (eye brow) on the sides of cabin top.
Ideal CHW50 anchor windlass – 2004 – with new gypsy (G4 3/8”) - rebuilt 2012
30 Kg Bruce primary anchor with 190’ G4 3/8” chain – chain new 2016
Aft deck awning
30 Kg Bruce secondary anchor with 60’ 3/8” BBB chain and 150’ rode
20 Kg Danforth spare anchor with 100’’ of rode
5 kg Danforth dinghy anchor with 30’ 3/8” BBB chain
Bow anchor roller
Vented propane locker
Bow pulpit and rails
(2) Propane tanks
Side stanchions and life lines
(8) Dock lines and fenders
Carib C-12 RIB dinghy
15 HP Suzuki outboard engine
Seasava 150 9650-1 life raft – new 2013 (in service?)
Magma marine charcoal barbeque
Deck wash down system
Aft dorade vents
Stainless steel cap and hand rails
(2) 1500 Gph Rule electric/auto bilge pumps – new 2014
Guzzler manual bilge pump
Emergency tiller in main cabin.
Semi spate rudder fastened with stainless steel bracket
Keel complete lead encapsulated with reinforced epoxy fiberglass – no centerboard well
Manual wheel steering cable to quadrant
Propane shut off valve
(4) Chubb ABC fire extinguishers: (2) 5 lb, (1) 2 kg CO2
(2) Bilge blowers
Electrical oil changer pump
Bronze 3 Blade 22FH19 propeller
(2) Marine Air 10,000 BTU air conditioners/heater
ENGINE DETAIL: NOTE: New engine block and injection pump (2001)
NEw Engine Perkins M90
Raw water sea strainer
Fresh water cooling
Dual automatic engine room fire extinguishing.
lube oil storage and transfer system for main engine and generator
Fuel shut off
Liferaft: SEASAVA IS09650–1, 6 persons: New 09/2012 Needs Service
Dinghy: Caribe 12 ft (C–12) (2004)
Outboard engines: 1 x 30 HP Yamaha #050122 (2001)
1×15HP Suzuki #751175 (1997/1998)
Lifejackets: 6 x Type I offshore, 6 x Type I coastal
Foghorn: 1 x FALCON 8 oz (Handheld)(2009) and 1 boat bell
Rocket signals: 6 x Solas parachutes rockets (expiration 07/2016)
1 x 12 gauge gun launcher
1 x 25 mm gun launcher
Hand flares: 8 x red handheld (expiration 04/2016)
Smoke flares: 2 x floating smoke signal (07/2016)
First aid kit: 2 x basic kit +1 offshore + 1 survival kit (2010)
Life rings: 2 x Type IV 24 inch (orange) 1 x by Type IV horseshoe buoys (white)
1 x automatic floating strobe light – ACR sm-2 #3940 (2009)
Other equipment: 6 x ACR C–light on lifejackets
1 x JimBoy (man overboard pole with flag and sea anchor)
2 x C – strobe personal strobe
1 x alert kit Orion
6 x cyalume light sticks (green)
Portable extinguishers: 2 x 5 pounds ABC dry powder (salon) (October 2010)
1 x 2 kg CO2 (salon) (October 2010)
1 x 2.5 pounds ABC dry powder (galley) (October 2010)
3 x 1.5 pounds ABC dry powder (1/stateroom) (non-refillable)
Outside on deck: 1 fire bucket
Wash deck hose 60 feet
Other equipment: 1 fire blanket (Galley)
3 smoke detectors
Propane leak detector
REMARKS: Blithe Spirit II is one of the most complete, ready to go offerings we have seen listed recently.
Blithe Spirit II has been maintained in impeccable condition by her extremely knowledgeable owner/operators. She is ready to sail anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice and if you are looking for a big, commodious and comfortable luxury sailing yacht with three full sleeping cabins and plenty of space to entertain and enjoy life, then Blithe Spirit II should be at the very top of your list to come and see.
Suitable for crewed charter, or an excellent candidate for a couple or family that has extended cruising aspirations, this ‘turn key’ vessel is a real find and has been in daily service
They just don’t build them this sturdy any more and because of her fantastic maintenance by her caring owners, all you will need to do is pick up where they have left off and carry on for more trouble free cruising.
St. Maarten/St. Martin