Equipped and experienced for cruising long distances, "Alobar" is a first-class opportunity for the discerning sailor. Fully outfitted with alternative energy systems, Viking 4-man life raft and Monitor Wind Vane, she is a serious contender if you are looking to go "out there" - and she knows her way around the South Pacific, having done that trip under her current master. She shows well, so make an appointment to inspect "Alobar". There is a 35' Santa Barbara slip available for transfer at additional cost. Please call for details.
The large Cockpit area forward of the wheel provides seating for four adults with room to spare. A large bimini protects occupants from the sun. The transom boarding area has been modified with a swim step leading to custom steps into the cockpit.
Below decks is spacious and airy, with plenty of light and air from deck hatches and opening ports. The table folds down from the forward bulkhead for eating, and is out of the way when retracted. U-Shaped Galley is to Stbd and has deep stainless steel sinks, 2 burner propane stove W/oven and a microwave. The refrigerated box has two top-opening doors for access throughout, and a custom cutting board is mounted for easy deployment over the sinks.
Aft is the guest stateroom with adequate storage including a hanging locker and a roomy double berth. Nav Station is next Fwd on the port side and features the SSB, VHF, Entertainment System, and main electrical panels. The head is forward of the dinette to stbd and is large enough to make it usable as a Head/shower combination. The Fwd cabin has an offset Pullman Berth and generous storage, along with it's own door to the head..
From Quentin Warren, Cruising World Magazine July 31, 2002:
"The boat fills the design hiatus between the eight-year-old 32 and the popular 37. In addition to the transom platform, this one carries a pivoting self-tending staysail boom a’la Garry Hoyt, a pair of nifty pushpit seats at the hips, and an optional spinnaker package for the modern generation of cruising kites. The platform astern is created by extending the profile of the boat with a reverse counter of sorts, and it looks great.
Preserved is designer and naval architect Bob Johnson’s tried and true formula: moderate displacement, a versatile cutter rig, and a modified full keel with substantial cutaway forward and a sleek run aft to the rudder - Johnson’s so-called Full Foil Keel. Preserved also are comfortable accommodations and a carefully orchestrated layout.
The 350 is designed and built to ABS standards; it’s also CE certified Category A (unrestricted offshore use) for the European market. All of this points to a meticulous, stringent set of construction parameters. The hull is built of solid triaxial fiberglass using vinylester in the outer layers to curb water penetration, then polyester behind that. It is laminated by hand in conjunction with a pressure-fed resin impregnator, and stiffened with an integrated molded-in structural grid. Island Packet’s proprietary gel coating system (PolyClad) allows the company to offer an unprecedented 10-year limited warranty against blistering. The deck is cored with rot-resistant PolyCore foam to retard water penetration; fittings on deck sit atop raised platforms molded into the part and are backed by integral aluminum plates. Typically, attention to detail at the tooling stage is superb and that is why components such as this can be rendered so professionally.
One construction item is of special note. The stainless chain plates are welded to an L-shaped flange that sits beneath and interlocks with the in-turned fiberglass hull flange along the rail. Below this, the extension of each chain plate is secured further by long strands of unidirectional fiberglass that fan out and are glassed into the hull all the way down to well below the waterline. The result is a chain-plate assembly that successfully integrates rigging loads with the monococque structure of the hull and deck and ties virtually the entire boat together with stainless steel and uni glass. A very reassuring detail."
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.
Owner's personal items excluded. Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.