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LION'S WHELP is truly a one-of-a-kind yacht. Stunningly beautiful, this traditionally designed Alden Schooner was built with cutting-edge technology to the highest possible standards, making her a capable world wide cruising vessel.
Completed in 2003, this modern schooner is robustly built and elegantly detailed. Two comfortable owner's staterooms, crews quarters plus settee, and pilot and quarter berths provide ample accommodations for a group on a cruise, while her expansive decks and cockpit provide equal comfort above decks.
Thanks to her fine lines, she provides her owners and crew with an exhilarating sailing experience. Be the BELLE of all the classic yacht regattas!
LION'S WHELP is located minutes for the Portland international airport. Please call for a viewing today.
This traditionally designed Alden Schooner was built with modern building concepts and done to the highest possible standards with the intent of making her as capable a world wide cruising vessel as possible. One of her co-owners runs a substantial yacht yard and has done a prior circumnavigation on a schooner, sought to build or acquire another vessel capable of cruising anywhere in the world. Equally important was that she be a reasonable vessel to maintain, sail locally with a small crew, and be so carefully built and detailed in construction that her longevity would be assured.
After several years of searching, an uncompleted Alden designed hull was found in California. The vessel was purchased in 1999 and brought to his own yard where the hull was completed in 2001, and the balance of the construction project (decks} systems and interior) completed in 2003. As a consequence the 1986 hull number assigned belies the true age of this magnificent yacht as she really was completed in 2003.
To satisfy these discriminating owners, the yacht had to be at once capable of local cruising with a small group or cruising worldwide with a number of family members and friends. Other requirements included being able to withstand a serious grounding, collision with an ice berg or container, be so well constructed that exposure to long term structural degredation was minimized, and most importantly be a joy to be aboard.
To say that the attention to detail on this vessel was intense is an understatement. In determining the hull scantlings and finish, the owners not only relied on naval architects but also studied yachts that had gone aground, examined the extent of their damage and then developed scantlings and build techniques to withstand those levels of traumatic collision or grounding. Drop tests were done on test panels to insure the hull envelope strength as a practical matter vs. relying on calculations.
LION'S WHELP has been stored inside since being decommissioned in 2008. A most recent survey is available upon request.
For those who want a capable cruising vessel and love traditional lines but do not want to own a traditional plank on frame hull, you could do no better than LION'S WHELP.
LION'S WHELP provides berths for up to ten - two in the "crew's quarters" forward, four in the two owner's party staterooms, three in the salon space on settee and pilot berths and one in a large quarter berth aft. The entire interior is beautifully detailed as is the rest of the yacht. Cabinet doors are raised panel mahogany and are cored for stiffness and weight reduction. Also the bulkheads are generally raised panel and are cored as well. French & Webb, a notable Maine Yacht builder and finisher built all the doors as well as the deck furniture. The interior is finished "Herreshoff Style" with gloss varnished mahogany trim and raised panel doors on white. The cabin sole is a semi-gloss finished Brazilian Light Cherry. All cabin sole access panels are secured fore and aft and lift out with T-handles. All of the doors, including the cabinets and bulkheads, are foam cored for superior panel stiffness, sound and weight reduction. Inside of the frames all exposed portions of the hull are sheathed with 5/8" tongue and groove hard pine. There is extensive 24 volt lighting throughout the yacht with numerous overhead recessed lamps, some dome style lamps, and discreetly placed fluorescent lamps providing plenty of illumination for reading. Natural light is generous as well with two very large butterfly hatches and ten opening ports as well as two fixed ports in the crews quarter's dog house. All of these openings are screened to provide an abundance of ventilation which is further complimented via the three companionways and two dorades. When ventilation alone won't provide comfort below, there is a 16,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning system and a 45,000 BTU diesel, circulating hot water cabin heat system wtih 4 zones
Starting forward is the Foc'sl housing the Crew's Quarters featuring offset V-berths 6'8" in length below which there is storage in three drawers and two drop face lockers and some "bin type" storage. Immediately adjoining and just aft of the Foc'sl is a small
workshop with a work bench and storage for spares. Aft and through the watertight bulkhead is the owner's quarters of the yacht which encompasses two
staterooms and the head and shower compartment. Forward most is the Owner's Head which features an electric Jabsco toilet plumbed via a Y-valve to the holding tank, Corian vanity with undermount sink and brass hardware and good storage. Just aft of the head is the separate Shower Compartment which drains to a separate sump with bench seat. This area is cleverly designed to incorporate private access from both owner's party staterooms and the Foc'sl, Just aft of the head/shower compartment are the two Owner's Staterooms. These are essentially mirror image staterooms P&S. To keep the yacht as open and airy as possible, the upper half of the fore and aft bulkhead between the two staterooms drops into a pocket below, but when privacy is
required is easily raised and secured. Each stateroom offers the following upper and lower berths (6'6" to port and 6'8" lengths to starboard) storage in drop face lockers below the berths and in two drawer bureaus and lockers with shelves. Above the upper berth in both staterooms is a Simrad multi display allowing those in the owner's party to check on heading, wind, depth, etc.
Next aft is the full beam Salon. To call it gracious is an understatement but it is that and more. To starboard is a large U-shaped dining settee measuring over 8'6" fore and aft and 5'6" athwartships and below which there is bin type storage. Additional storage may be found behind the seat backs and in lockers with three shelves above and outboard. At the aft bulkhead is a pass through to the galley and then further inboard is the companionway to the main deck. The lower portion of the companionway lifts to reveal the engine compartment. Dining is from a varnished mahogany pedestal table with drop leaves. Opposite the U-shaped settee is a straight settee, the back of which may be lifted to form an upper berth. As to starboard, there is storage below and behind the settee and then joinerwork above and outboard that matches that to starboard both in appearance and functionality.
Aft of the settee is a very deep hanging locker and forward of the settee are a bureau with two drawers and a locker above and outboard with shelves that houses the yacht's entertainment system and there are another two large drawers further forward.
Next aft, in the walk thru to the galley, is the forward facing Navigation Station which features a flip top type chart table with book shelves outboard and all navigation and communication displays above (see electronics). Still more storage is in lockers and drawers just forward. The yacht's electrical distribution panels are adjacent to the nav. station with the 120 volt panel and the yacht's systems controls in a panel just opposite. The bench for the navigator doubles as a bench used facing aft to eat off the dinette which also has a forward facing bench seat. Both seats have storage under.
Finally furthest aft on the port side there is the large quarter berth where there is some bin type storage under and additional storage in lockers and shelves above. Like the berths in the owner's cabin, this berth has a Simrad multi display immediately overhead. This berth is immediately adjacent to the companionway leading to the cockpit behind which there is access to the generator compartment and storage for the cockpit table.
Opposite the navigator's quarter berth is the aft head which features an electric Jabsco w.e. plumbed via Y-valve to the holding tank, vanity with Corian counter top and undermount sink with brass fixtures and ensuite shower system that drains via a separate sump pump. A unique feature in the head is the built in Sauna unit.
The largest portion of the aft section of the yacht is devoted to the Galley which is u-shaped. All of the counter tops are Corian and there is a double basin undermounted Corian sink with brass fixtures. Fixtures at the sink include a manual fresh water pump. Outboard are two large top loading refrigeration/freezer compartments which are chilled via a Grunert 230 volt/mechanical system. Cooking is done off of the Broadwater Marine 4 burner gimballed stove with oven, while re-heats are via the microwave mounted at the forward bulkhead. Storage for foodstuffs and galley ware is ample in
numerous lockers and drawers including a large pullout bin type unit under the sink.
• Chelsea 6" Brass ship's clock
• 4 12V cabin fans
• External thermometer for refrig.
• Xintex propane solenoid, sniffer and
• Hurricane diesel cabin heat 45,000
• 2 20lb propane tanks
• Teac AM/FM stereo
• Teac Amplifier
• Teac 3 disk CD changer
• Russ Sound Controls for speakers on deck, in galley,
• Samsung 15" flat panel TV/Computer screen
Wired for 12 and 24 volt DC service and 120 volt AC service. A Westerbeke 10.8 kw genset handles heavier AC loads when off the dock while a 3500 watt inverter handles routine use items and is supplied off the 24 volt bank of batteries. The generator is set up with frequency controls so that the yacht can be run on European 50 cycle 230 as desired.
• 12/24 Volt DC
• Switch panel with breakers
• Amp & Volt Meters
• 160 Amp 3 stage 24 volt alternator
• 12v DC outlets
• 675ah wet cell 24 volt batt in two banks
• 2 Group 31 Genset & engine start battery &
• 24volt/12volt charger
• 130 Volt AC
• Switch panel with breakers
• Amp & Volt Meters
• Frequency meter
• 2 100 amp 24 volt Mastervolt battery
• Allcraft hot water heater (a Iso eng.
• Isolation transformer
• 3500 amp Mastervolt Inverter
• 10.8 KW Westerbeke genset
• Genset equipped with 12volt alternator
• Generator equipped
All electronics are located at the Navigation Station, including a second control for the autopilot.
There are repeaters of the Simrad Multi display located at the navigator's quarter berth, and over the berths in the P&S owner's quarters staterooms. A full suite of Simrad repeaters is located in the cockpit as is the Autopilot control and there is a seconnd Simrad VHF located in the helm seat, also a Radar/Plotter repeater is carefully positioned so as not to intrude on the traditional appearance of the cockpit. The Simrad chart displays are linked to an IBM computer running Nobletec software with
charts from the Canadian Maritimes through the Carribbean. The computer is equipped with a server and 2 hard drives providing complete back up of all charts etc.
• Iridium Sat Phone
• lnmarsat "c" fisheries sat phone
• (2)Simrad RS87 DSC VHF
• Sea 857 Hailer/Fog signals
• lcom M710 SSB
• (5)Simrad Multi Displays
• (2)Simrad Digital Compass
• (2)Simrad Wind Pt. & Speed
• (2)Simrad Depth
• (2)lnterphase forward looking
• (2)Simrad Robertson AP20 Autopilot
• Simrad DS44 cockpit chart/radar display
• Simrad CA44 Radar/Chart display at nav.
• "Seame" radar transponder
• ACR 406 mhz EPIRB
The Perkins 6.354 diesel turns a 24" 3 blade Max prop set at 22 degrees of pitch on a 1-1/4" stainless shaft through a 2: 1 reduction gear and Aquadrive coupling; equipped with two water lift and one water drop mufflers and a well insulated engine compartment, the yacht is so quiet that the engine can only marginally be heard in the galley and salon and is not at all audible on deck. Dry exhaust with the gases in a specially fabricated insert running up the mainmast with no diesel smell.
Fuel: There are three fuel tanks, two 60 gallon storage tanks feeding an 80 gallon day tank through dual Racors; there is then a single Racor between the day tank and the engine/genset as well as the secondary fuel filter on the machinery itself. "Low cruise" of 6.5 to 7 Kt. in smooth ot moderate conditions burning 2 Gal. Per hour with the generator and a high cruise of 8 knots burning 2.8-3.2 GPH with Genset running. Fuel capacity was sized around powering from Newport to Bermuda (650
miles) in light air.
• Kobelt engine controls
• Edson worm gear type steering
• Evolution type line cutter
• Machinery Space Halon System
• Dual/single racor on engine see
• Spare Max Propellor
• PYI Dripless shaft seal
• 16,000 BTU Rev. Cyc Air Conditioning
• 45,000 BTU Diesel Circulating hot water cabin heat; 4
• 2 jabsco Electric bilge pumps
• Manual Edson gusher type pump
• Piranah Elect emergency 380 GPMbilge pump
• Jabsco engine driven 60 GPMbilge pump
• 2 Groco holding tank level monitors
• Tank Sentry Fuel & Water tank level monitors
• Sea Recovery watermaker 800 GP
• Allcraft all stainless 12 gal. hot water heater
• 4 Grunert 230 volt/mechanical refrigeration plates
There is a large comfortable cockpit that can easily seat eight and large storage/sail locker to starboard, steeple type brass binnacle on a teak pedestal. A good sized lazarette is on the aft deck providing additional storage and the shore power connection is discreetly hidden in this location. Expansive teak side decks provide ease of access about the rest of the yacht.
• Custom Muir 4500 bronze windlass
• 100 Ib Danforth with 400' 1/2" HT chain
• 200 Ib Luke storm anchor with chain & rode totaling 1000' in 2
• 2nd 100 Ib Danforth
• Anchor wash down plumbed into hawse
• Fresh water wash down aft
• Double stainless steel lifelines with gates P&S
• Deck Canvas (Sunbrella):
• Storm covers for all hatches
• Covers for deck boxes and Foc'sl
• Bow sprit cover
• Bimini for cockpit
• Wheel & Binnacle cover
• Varnished teak staff & Ensign
• All bronze deck hardware
• 12 PFDs
• 2 Horseshoe Liferings
• Man overboard pole
• Viking 8 man liferaft
• Flare kit
• 4 31b.ABC dry chem fire
• 1 Sib Halon fire ext.
Custom, keel stepped Carbon Fiber spars and booms by GMT with rod rigging and Norseman terminals with Davies turnbuckles. All standing rigging is rated to a minimum of 31,000 pounds and the rig was designed to withstand the loss of a shroud or stay. The spars and booms have been finished to simulate Sitka spruce, with 2 coats of clear Awlgrip following.
• 3 Mainsails all with three reef points
• .'03 UK Main
• '06 "Summer Main" by Hallett
• '07 Cruising Main, Hallett
• '03 Fisherman, Hallett
• '06 "Phinsical" essentially a large
Fisherman for close hauled work
• '03 Staysail, UK
• '06 Staysail, Hallett
• '03 100% Geneoa, UK
• '03 Flying Jib, UK
• '07 Flying Jib, Hallett
• '03 Gollywobler, Hallett
• '03 Assymetrical spinn, Hallett
• '03 Assym spinn, UK
• '06 2.5 oz Assym, Hallett
• Rechman furling for jlb/stavsail
• Carbon Fiber spinnaker pole
• Bronze boom gallows
• Conrad turning and snatch blocks
• Dynel running rigging
• (2) Meissner 32STB-60E bronze electric winches,
halyards and jib sheets all lead to these
• (2) Meissner 32ST backstay winchesl Meissner
32ST bronze mainsheet winch
• Storm trysail orange UK '03
• Storm Jib Orange UK '03
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.
84 Knox Street
Thomaston, ME 04861