The Able 44' Downeast Express Cruiser reminds one of the handsome, traditional "wooden" Bunker and Ellis "picnic" cruisers, built in the Mt. Desert Island region of Maine 40-50 years ago. MASCOTTE, however, offers all the advantages of modern day fiberglass technology without sacrificing any elegance or beauty. MASCOTTE is a semi-custom-built vessel. Only six of these Able Express Cruisers were built. What makes this design so unique and pleasing? Her vee hull shape forward flattens out aft to a hard chine, similar to a lobster boat, so you have speed and fuel economy, and maneuverability, at all speeds, slow or fast, something not found in most vee bottomed vessels. MASCOTTE also combines living space on deck with an exceptionally well designed interior layout. Her cherry joinerwork is some of the finest this office has seen, and storage is unusually well-executed and generous compared to most other Express-style Cruisers. If you are looking for something unique, with the best quality one can find, offering 20 knot cruising speeds, MASCOTTE may be your vessel. She will not disappoint. She is a one-owner vessel which has been kept impeccably, from clean bilges to first class varnish work. Please call for your inspection and thank you for your interest.
Annie Gray is a longstanding YBAA member, offering 43 years of experience in assisting clients in the purchase or sale of high quality yachts of distinction.
Please call Annie at 207-363-7997 or on her cell at 603-498-3450
HULL & DECK: (Hull #3); Launched May 1998.
• Dark green Awlgripped hull topsides with white boottop, gold cove stripe, and red bottom.
• Hull and deck are 1" balsa Baltek end grain core and biaxial and unidirectional nonwoven fiberglass using Vinylester resin throughout (solid fiberglass used in areas penetrated by thru-hulls and deck hardware).
• Decks and cockpit sole are moulded fiberglass, non-skid, in Awlgrip cream-colored gelcoat.
• Superstructure is white molded fiberglass.
• Hull is a "V" shape with a very fine forward entry for wave penetration, which flattens out to a solid fiberglass hard chine at transom, ending in a 7.5 degree deadrise. This results in better performance and fuel economy at lower speeds than a true deep "V" hull.
• There is a partial keel which provides excellent tracking and some protection for the running gear in case of grounding.
• Full length custom sprayrails have been bolted into solid fiberglass on the chines.
• Teak swim platform with S/S supports, with folding swim ladder under.
• Varnished Honduras mahogany windshield with safety glass windows.
• Toast-colored Stamoid soft top with side and aft curtains which roll up.
• Also Stamoid bimini from helm deck aft to transom with S/S frame.
• S/S half oval striker at sheer rail.
• 8 Hood S/S portlights; also S/S or Chrome deck hardware including bow rail.
• Varnished Honduras mahogany drop leaf cockpit table on two pedestals, on helm deck; port and starboard settees with beige Sunbrella fabric.
• Double helmseat on painted white bench with beige Sunbrella fabric.
• Center windshield opens at lower half.
• 2 fiberglass dorades with S/S ventilators.
• White powder-coated aluminum mast with boom which lowers when needed, houses radar, TV antenna, compressed air dual Buehl horns, with two Lewmar 30 S.T. winches.
• Two Lewmar hatches in housetop, one forward with Nicro solar ventilator.
• Fiberglass side lockers, port and starboard at lower level of cockpit with hinged doors.
• Stern seat at transom with storage under; transom door to swim platform.
• Edson S/S Destroyer-type steering wheel with hynautic hydraulic wheel steering.
• 12" & 10" S/S Herreshoff cleats.
• Lewmar vertical Capstan electric windlass.
• Custom S/S anchor roller with saltwater washdown pump at bow.
• Two 10 lb LPG tanks in cockpit locker.
• Hot and cold pressure water shower, and fresh water wash down in cockpit.
• Cast bronze rudders.
• All bronze through hulls and seacocks.
• Three cockpit sole deck hatches.
Fuel: 2-200 gallon plus 1-100 gallon = 500 gallons in 2 fiberglass tanks and 1 aluminum tank.
Water: 80 gallons in 1 S/S tank under vee berth.
Holding: yes, with electric macerator; overboard discharge or through deck pumpout.
ENGINES & MECHANICAL:
• 2007/2008 Twin Yanmar 6LY3-STP diesels, 440 hp, 6 cylinder, FWC (engine installed new in 2008- Mark Fitzgerald did Yanmar engine conversion); Port engine hours: 585 as of 6/2017; Starboard engine hours: 585.5 as of 6/2017.
• ZF 301A transmissions with 2.3:1 reduction gear.
• 1 3/4" Aquamet S/S shafts with Spur cutters.
• Strong dripless shaft seals and rudder post seals.
• 4 bladed Teignbridge Aqua 26 x 26 4 bladed props (two spare Michigan props).
• Bennett trim tabs.
• Yanmar throttle controls, and gauges.
• Trolling valves.
• Reverso oil changing system.
• Dual Racor 900M fuel filters with vacuum gauges.
• Sounddown insulation throughout engine spaces (2 lbs of lead with 3" foam).
• Fuel manifold system for either port or starboard fuel tank, or center tank (generator runs off center tank).
• Two 4" 12V engine room blowers.
Cruising speed: 20 knots @ 2650 RPM @ 21 gph total.
Maximum speed: 26 knots @ 3300 RPM.
• 12V DC & 110V AC electrical systems with Perko vapor proof battery switches.
• Bass AC-DC circuit breaker panels with volts and ammeters.
• 50 amp shore power service with shore power cord.
• 1997 Fisher Panda 8kw 3 cylinder generator with 1425 hours as of 6/2017; generator Racor fuel filter.
• Marine Air two zone 16,000 BTU and 9,000 BTU air conditioning.
• Village "Little Wonder" watermaker - 25 gph with charcoal filter.
• Allcraft S/S 12 gallon hot water heater.
• Tank Watch gauges for holding tank.
• 2012 two 4D 12V engine start batteries.
• 2012 two 8D 12V house batteries with combiner switch.
• Isolator transformer.
• Trace 2500w inverter-charger.
• Trace RC-2000 battery monitor control.
• Aqua signal nav lights.
• Cockpit courtesy lights.
• 6 GFI 110V outlets.
• 100 amp Alternators on each engine.
• Most interior, exterior and nav lights have been changed to LED's.
• 10 chrome overhead dome lights.
• Three 12V Diaphragm pumps including high water bilge pump.
• Tank Tender gauges for fuel and water.
• For six in an elegant and stunningly beautiful varnished cherry interior.
• All interior bulkheads are cherry veneer on marine plywood and all drawers, lockers, and trim are solid cherry.
• The cabin soles are gloss varnished teak and maple.
• Starting forward is a divided anchor locker followed aft by a generous-sized owner's stateroom with 7' long vee berth with filler to make oversized queen berth, drawers under, shelves outboard, a bureau of drawers, and hanging locker. All berth cushions are dark green Ultrasuede in excellent condition.
• Two S/S opening ports and a large Lewmar overhead hatch with solar vent provide ample ventilation and light. The forward cabin also has 9000 BTU air conditioning and reverse cycle heat.
• Next aft is the main salon with a 7' port settee and fold-up backrest to make an upper berth. A liquor locker and storage cabinets are outboard with bookshelves between.
• Opposite to starboard is a U-shaped dinette which converts to a double berth by lowering the solid cherry table. More bookhshelves and cabinets are outboard, with more opening portlights and another overhead hatch for excellent light and ventilation.
• Just aft to starboard is a Force 10 three burner LPG stove and oven, dual S/S sinks, numerous dish lockers and sliding door cabinets. There is a top loading 2017 12V Sea Frost refrigerator and separate freezer unit; also, a microwave oven.
• To port is an enclosed head compartment featuring a separate stall shower with teak seat, a full vanity with sink, storage lockers, and a Sealand Vacuflush fresh water head.
• Up three steps is the helm deck with a painted white bench seat to starboard, and port and starboard settees with storage under. A varnished mahogany drop leaf dining table is mounted between which can accommodate six for dinner. These settees are long enough to be used as additional berths if needed. The toast-colored Stamoid softtop with stout S/S frame and roll-up sides provides living space versatility depending on weather conditions. Down two steps is the aft cockpit with a swim platform, and transom bench seat with storage under; additional storage lockers are under the washrails.
• 2013 two Garmin 5208 HD touch screen units - Radar/GPS-Plotters (no AIS).
• Cetrek 780 autopilot.
• ICOM M59 VHF radio.
• Interphase forward facing sonar.
• Cell phone booster/antenna.
• Glomex TV antenna.
• Jensen TV-DVD player.
• CD/AM/FM stereo with speakers.
• Garmin speed, depth, and temp.
• Garmin wind direction and speed.
• Ritchie powerdamp binnacle compass.
• Plastimo 6 man liferaft - needs certifying, sold AS IS.
• Three Imtra windshield wipers.
• 45 lb Delta anchor on bow roller, with 250' 3/8" Hi test chain.
• Fortress anchor with 3/4" 250' rode.
• Bruce anchor, used as lunch hook, with rode.
• 3 fire extinguishers.
• 4 large fenders with dark green fleece covers.
• Assorted black braided docklines.
• Custom Sunbrella cover for helm console.
• Life jackets.
• LPG shutoff at stove.
• Cockpit deck light mounted on mast.
• Ensign and staff.
• Pots, pans, dishes and glassware.
• EXCLUSIONS: MASCOTTE PRINTS/PAINTINGS.
COMMENTS: The Able 44' Downeast Express Cruiser reminds one of the handsome, traditional "wooden" Bunker and Ellis "picnic" cruisers, built in the Mt. Desert Island region of Maine 40-50 years ago. MASCOTTE, however, offers all the advantages of modern day fiberglass technology without sacrificing any elegance or beauty. MASCOTTE is a semi-custom-built vessel. Only six of these Able Express Cruisers were built. What makes this design so unique and pleasing? Her vee hull shape forward flattens out aft to a hard chine, similar to a lobster boat, so you have speed and fuel economy, and maneuverability, at all speeds, slow or fast, something not found in most vee bottomed vessels. MASCOTTE also combines living space on deck with an exceptionally well designed interior layout. Her cherry joinerwork is some of the finest this office has seen, and storage is unusually well-executed and generous compared to most other Express-style Cruisers. If you are looking for something unique, with the best quality one can find, offering 20 knot cruising speeds, MASCOTTE may be your vessel. She will not disappoint. She is a one-owner vessel which has been kept impeccably, from clean bilges to first class varnish work. Please call for your inspection and thank you for your interest.
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.
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York, ME 03909