A world class cruiser, built in England by Northshore Yachts. They also build the Fisher and Vancouver yachts, all famous for their quality. A true pilothouse with inside and outside helm stations, with the pleasing lines of a raised saloon design. Extremely shallow draft of 23" with the board up, make her a true go anywhere vessel. With her reverse cycle A/C and heat, this center cockpit pilothouse is a rare vessel
This is a rare chance to own a true quality custom built European center cockpit pilothouse yacht. With her reverse cycle heat and air conditioning system, this fine yacht will take you anywhere in the world, in any conditions, in comfort and style. Custom built by a discriminating owner who watched over her during her construction, he crossed the Channel to cruise the canals of France, touched the Med and had her shipped back to Northshore for fine tuning. All of this is more than 20 years ago.
She was hauled out and waited there for two years, before her next owner found her and had her shipped to the Great Lakes for cruising. He converted the whole boat to US 110V standards. After a change in his life, he then sold her to her current owner in 2002. The last 2 owners have used her, and cared for her in the Great Lakes.
The deck layout on this yacht gives great vision from both the exterior and interior helms. A rarity in a pilothouse sailboat.
She has a spacious vee berth forward with over and under single berths, with lots of light and ventilation. There is storage over the vee berth (just under the head liner) for the dining table leaf and the cushion to convert the dinette to a spacious double berth.. The forward bulkhead in this stateroom also provides access to the forepeak and line storage area for the windlass.
The spacious salon is next with an U-shaped dinette to port and a single settee to starboard. The beautiful dinette converts easily to a huge double berth for the rare occasions when you really need to sleep seven people. The table slides up (or down) the compression post to make a berth, a dining area or up against the ceiling to open up the salon for entertaining. There is generous storage throughout the salon with storage below and behind the dinette and the settee.
On starboard and just to the right of the companionway is the forward facing, sit-down interior helm and navigation station. The wheel is easily removable, and has it's own special storage area on the face of the helm. There is plenty of room for all of your instruments and it is the electrical hub of the boat. The breaker panel is hinged and folds out for easy access for maintenance. The "backrest" of the interior helm, can also be folded down to extend the nav area into a large level working area. Great for entertaining or using as part of the galley.
Across from the nav station is the L shaped galley. She has a gimbaled 2 burner propane stove with oven, propane safety shut off, double S.S. sink, hot and cold pressure water system, manual fresh water system, great counter space, plenty of storage for all of your galley equipment and a nice sized icebox with refrigeration. There is a series of unique pull-out locking shelves that give great secure access to all of your plates, silverware and other galley equipment. She also has a custom solid teak cabinet built in for the microwave (designed for removal for replacement or maintenance).
Next aft to starboard is the fully enclosed head with shower and sump. She is equipped with a newer hot water heater for ease and safety. Easily accessible from the salon or the companionway, and light and airy.
Aft of the galley is the passageway to the aft cabin, which also provides wonderful engine room access with removable panels on the inside of the passage. To port of the passageway is the second head with head and vanity. The passageway requires that most people duck a little as they go through .......... but the aft cabin is more than worth it
The aft cabin has a large double berth (with a beautiful teak leeboard) to starboard and a seating area to port. This can also double as a small berth. There are several opening ports, several non opening ports and a large opening overhead hatch with a roll up sunscreen. The cabin is cooled (or heated) by its own reverse cycle AC unit with in cabin controls. There is plenty of room to get dressed, with lots of storage for all the stuff you need to be comfortable on a long cruise.
There is an opening screen for the companionway and custom hinged screens for the ports and hatches.
Max Draft: 27" with the board up, and 6'8" with the board down.
Ballast: 6,978 approx.
Displacement: 14,600 approx.
In 2011, installed new Isotherm 3201 air cooled refrigeration system with ASU energy management electronic control; BD35 compressor, control panel and cable. [$1,369]
In 2011 owner had Larsen Marine remove Fuel Tank and custom built new one (42 gallons) [$2,494]
Replace waste hoses and installed new Jabsco hand pumps; new head; and new overboard gusher pump in Lazzarette [$951.00)
2008 - Installed new fuel sender in tank. [$360]
Inboard Yanmar FWC diesel, 12V and 110V systems (converted to US voltages when originally imported), 3 battery system in two banks, with switch, 42 (approx.) gallon fuel tank, 80 gallon fresh water tank, automatic bilge pump, manual bilge pump, dual Racor filters, fuel shutoff valve. incredibly easy access to engine and mechanicals.
This is a true pilothouse with dual stations. The interior helm station with room for any desired navigational gear is located to starboard as you enter the companionway. There is plenty of room for all the gear one could want and great outside visibility to be comfortable sailing in all conditions.
The following gear was all upgraded and installed by Torresen Marine in 2008. The gauges, chartplotter and radar are all now on the steering pedestal in a custon Navpod, and in easy viewing angles from the helm.
Larsen Marine, in 2011, installed the new Jensen Marine / Sirius ready stereo and installed four new speakers, two Bazooka speakers in cabin and two additional speakers in cockpit [$1409] Installed refrigeration system. [$218] Easy to connect to your iPod or phone.
In 2008, Torreson also installed the following:
This is a true pilothouse with the sweeping lines of the "raised salon" sailboats. The unique design gives you all the benefits of the truly usable interior helm station, with the cockpit and visibility of a non-pilothouse vessel ..... great visibility from both helms. A newer electric windlass equipped for both chain and line, dodger and bimini, teak cockpit table, teak drink holder mounted on the binnacle.
The uncovered anchor well on the foredeck gives you an extremely secure place from which to work on the foredeck, while eliminating the usual dirt and mildew trap of the traditional anchor well. The primary anchor is a CQR anchor with 200' of chain. There is also a second large Bruce anchor on the vessel.
Whitlock wheel steering, navigation lights, binnacle compass, deep folding swim ladder with platform, double lifelines, bow pulpit, stern pulpit, anchor with chain and rode, lifejackets, flares and safety equipment. fenders, docklines, shorepower cord.
2009 by Torrensen Marine, Inc.: head repair, thru hulls serviced, replaced tachometer and sender, replaced 9 circuit breakers in distribution panel, removed old and installed new outhaul, repaired a window leak, fiberglass gelcoat repair (chips and scratches), and installed plate guards on the port and starboard sides by winches. VC 17 bottom paint. [ total $8.057]
Install new lifelines. [$943] in 2008
2008 professionally repaired keel, removed ballast and centerboard, cleaned, painted and rebuilt. Installed new keel pennants. [$6,186]
2008 Rudder repaired professionally. Removed and installed new packing. [$1,193]
in 2007 Torreson also repaired hydraulic pump for the centerboard. ($507]
Gelcoat repair. Fixed chips and some crazing. [$1093]
2337 Mitchell Street
Racine, WI 53403