Photo of the hull prior
to the installation of the superstructure.
Marine stove ready for
New Perkins 80
marine diesel engine & transmission (worth
2 new Sealand head systems
Sailcloth and hardware
SPRAY 40 FIBERGLASS.
Hull deck &
superstructure with much of the fit-out included and
a stack of equipment including the engine etc.
Here is what the owner has to say:
more than a hull:
- Its a beautifully constructed replica of Joshua
Slocum's Spray. The decks, bulkheads and some of the
are completed to a high standard.
This boat has been built to exacting specifications,
with precision and expert advice. We have lovingly
crafted this sailboat but, regretfully, we are
unable to complete it due to health issues.
It is currently housed in a pole building in NE Ohio,
has always been protected from the elements, and has
been very well-cared-for and it's definitely worth a
look! Definitely a great buy at $12,000 !
Contact: Email Kathy Palmerton
information and to arrange a viewing.
SEE MORE ABOUT THE SPRAY 40
Lead ballast all installed and
coated with resin protection.
Small area showing the quality of
the cabinet work.
showing the quality of the cabinet work.
Head office: 182 Lorelane Place,
Key Largo, FL. 33037
For more photos and full
305-451-5385 Fax: 305-451-1618
$85,000.00 HIN#: NYZP59535899 /DOC#:
BURDINES MARINA, MARATHON, FL
ACCOMMODATIONS AND LAYOUT:
Large Forward Stateroom, with bunk beds, access to
anchor locker, hanging locker, head with vanity and
manual marine toilet.
Huge galley with a
large wooden counter-top, large deep DC refrigerator
and freezer, gimbaled Shipmate three burner propane
stove with oven , double sink/with water filter,
tiled counter top, and microwave. The pilot house/
Saloon has a lower helm, with large teak Edson wheel
and full navigation instruments, L-shaped settee and
dining table, TV, 6 6 settee. Dive compressor,
storage lockers, and access to the main engine and
generator through a floor hatch. The passageway to
the aft stateroom has full headroom, storage
lockers, and access to machinery. The aft
stateroom has a queen berth, many storage lockers,
and an adjoining head with walk-in shower.
Trawler Yacht 43
Design with the model name of TY 43
built in 2005
(unrestricted operating/sailing area). Sister vessels have been approved for CE RCD Category A
(unrestricted ocean service)
H. Speir 730
Oak Bluff Dr.
TELEPHONE - 251-621-0998 EMAIL
Material: Steel, Length OA: 43-10, ,Beam:
15-0, Draft: 4-6
Displacement: 70,000 lbs, Fuel Capacity: 440 gal,
Fresh Water Capacity: 100 gal
hull & Superstructure, cut in the US using imperial
scantlings were reviewed by the USCG in 2007.
Caterpillar 3056 DINA engines, rated at 125HP @ 2800
Disc MG-5015 down angle reverse reduction gears,
Michigan Wheel 4 bladed 22x18 propellers
when operating both engines at 6 kn., Main engines
are keel cooled with a wet exhaust system
iron fuel tanks with total capacity of 440 gal. Fuel
polishing system with De-Bug and Racor filters
battery chargers, 2 AC/DC inverters, Heart Systems
link battery monitor, CAPAC impressed current
engine room fire monitor system, Kidde fixed fire
extinguishing system in engine room, Hydraulic
Generation 9.5KW gen set, 100 and 125 A alternators
fitted to both main engines (4 total)
solar cell of 80W capacity, Dual shore power
receptacles, 30 & 50A fitted both fore & aft
wiring to ABYC & USCG standards,
countertops in galley, Teak & holly soles
throughout, All windows, portlights and doors are
trimmed in teak
bulkhead sealing and overheads are Cyprus, All doors
are Cyprus, Teak saloon table
helm chairs in pilothouse, hydraulic shock
absorbing, fully adjustable, Full insulation
Airconditioning (36,000 BTU) and dehumidifiers are
fitted, Flush mounted electric range
dinghy and davit located on boat deck, Jabsco
Par-Max 3 fresh water pump and accumulator
electric hot water heater, Household sized marine
head, 3 electric/automatic bilge pumps
bilge pump, 2 40lb danforth anchors,
- 206 depth
ft VHF antenna.
modem is to
2 KW 7 screen.
& MUCH MORE ...
CONTACT OWNER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Contact: Phillip H. Speir 730
Oak Bluff Dr.
TELEPHONE - 251-621-0998
Steel - Hull, Deck
As new, Bruce Roberts
Spray 38 professionally welded steel shell for
completion by others.
Included in the sale is
a full set of plans from the designer, a 1,400 page
step by step e-book guide to help you complete this
project and free consultation with the designer.
Asking price £15,000.
NEW LOW PRICE
Roberts 345 aluminum
hull deck and superstructure
This beautiful Roberts 345 is for sale
by owner for the very reasonable price of
Euros 9,900 -
Roberts 34 steel - 34 foot long, 10 foot beam, 6 foot draft.
you are looking for a used steel boat this is the best buy you can
I myself am a toolmaker I built the boat myself
At that time I did all the research possible
to protect the steel hull and deck from
inside and outside. When the hull was completely welded
I let it rust a little bit to get a good mechanical adhesion from
the paint to the steel.
Inside and outside were well sandblasted and the inside of the boat
had a coat of
paint that would accept the a high
density polyurethane foam that would accept
than one percent of moisture. All inside was sprayed like that from
down to the keel within about eight inches.
The outside, after sandblasting
coated with hot zinc spray and then given a proper paint job of
All of the steps taken above is evident
today for how it stood up to the elements.
equipment on board is:
Electric winch, 38hpVolvo diesel with 90 hours running time, a
monitor wind vane
, vhf radio. The boat was rewired
seven years ago and equipped with:
Auto pilot, a whole
new battery charging system, satellite navigation, ray marine
radar, navigation screen in the cockpit that has the capability of
superimposing the radar onto the navigation screen with c-pac
navigation chip, Four years ago I installed a stainless steel arch
to accommodate a solar panel and
wind vane to generate
electricity to support power to all electronic equipment while under
sail. The boat is in good condition and was appraised 2 years ago.
Serious enquires contact us at 905 726 1256
see what the R434B looks like when
completed & rigged. Email owner of the H & D
for current photos of this steel hull and deck.
BELOW: One photo of the R434
steel hull and deck.
Deceased Estate ... us$20,000
Hull Deck and Superstructure. Some fit-out completed.
All welding complete,
Engine & gen set installed,
Much of the electrical wiring is installed.
All plumbing, including grey & freshwater tanks, is installed.
Hull is primed inside & out, and has been undercover the entire
Ballast is in hand, but not installed.
All drawings are included.
Many other extras included with sale.
Bargain price ....
For photos and more information
Electro-navigation equipment from Raymarine including radar antenna,
radio-phone VHF and GPS with chartplotter; • RTV
equipment including TV-sat system; • Fresh water
preassure system incl. 24V Johnson preassure pump
and accumulator tank.
Hep2o plastic piping system; Waste water system
with Johnson macerator pump; Exalto 24V DC electric wipers for 3
front windshields including fresh water wash; Webasto heating and
clima system; Deck hardware made of stainless steel AISI 316;
Aft swimming platform covered with teak; stainless steel swimming
ladder from aft deck to platform level; Teak deck.
Boat deck • Cushioned sofa with locker; • 2-persons
steering position with control pannel covered by canvas; •
Windshield made of acrylic glass in stainless steel frame; • Hardtop
with signal / navigation mast; • Stairs down to the wheelhouse; •
4,00 m tender RIB with davit.
Wheelhouse • 2-person steering position with
mahogany steering wheel; • Control pannel outfitted with single
remote control, engine pannel and all the equipment's indiCATAMARANors; •
Radio-navigation equipment; • Hardened glass windscreen outfitted
with wipers; • 2-persons cushioned small sofa with locker; • Spiral
stairs down to the corridor; • Salon door; • Watertight doors to
gangway both sides; Salon and galley • Big lounge U-sofa with
lockers; • Table with storm slats, 1,60 x 1,00 m; • StB double
2-door cabinet with shelves; • Small coffe table with cushioned
armchairs; • TV-set with DVD, hi-fi stereo set, TV-sat tunner; •
Galley outfitted with fridge, 3-burner gas cooker with oven, double
stainless steel sink with cover, corian countertop, drawers and
• Watertight door to aft deck; • All the windows
with courtains. Shipowner's cabin • Island bed 2,00 x 1,60 m with
drawers; • 3 openable portlights in stainless steel frames; • 2
reading lamps; • Wardrobe with cabinets; • Desktop with drawer and
cushioned armchair; • Bathroom with electrical marine toilet, sink,
shower and exhaust fan; one openable portlight in bathroom. Guest
cabins • Two guest cabins, one at each side; • Access to the cabins
from the corridor; • Each cabin outfitted with 2-person bed (double
bed at Stb cabin; bunk bed at PS), desktop with drawer, cushioned
armchair; reading lamps; shelves, cabinets, wardrobe and portlights.
Bathroom • Electrical marine toilet; • Sink; • Shower; •
Mirror with lamp; • Cabinets and shelves; • Washing mashine; •
Exhaust fan; • Access to the bathroom from the corridor. We offer
the boat in following variants of delivery: • boat fully outfitted:
For further informations please Contact us at
. Marcin Rymarz
Feliks R. Borkowski
STOCZNIA „USTKA” Sp. z o.o.
ul. Westerplatte 1
Tel. +48 59 8144 352
76-270 Ustka, Poland
Regon 771550999 Fax. +48 59 8144 331
NIP 839-28-06-712 e-mail:
GLOBAL 575 Ocean Trawler
Basic characteristics Loa = 17,45 m Lwl = 13,83
Lod = 16,00 m Beam = 5,00 m, Draft –
Bridge clearance (mast up) – 7,27 m
Engine power – 285 hp Speed – 8-9 kn.
Fuel tanks capacity – 5 300 l
Fresh water tank capacity – 720 l
Holding tank capacity – 720 l
Design CE – A Designed
by: Bruce Roberts Yacht Design
Structure: All the hull
surface is laminated on isophtalic gelcoat. The deck
and the superstructure is painted with lacquer.
Unterwater part is protected with antifouling paint.
The hull is made of single skin glass-polyester
laminate; isophtalic resin on first 5 layers of
lamination. The deck and the superstructure are made
of sandwich laminate with PVC foam as a core. Hull
construction is stiffened with four watertight
bulkheads and longitudinal and transverse girders.
General layout global 575 is a sea going motor trawler designed
for category CE – A (ocean) for 8 persons. The deck
is arranged on 2 levels: boat deck and main deck.
There are 3 passanger cabins (2 persons each)
aboard. Spacious Shipowner's cabin is locateded at bow
part of the boat and equipped with 2-persons queen
size berth and bathroom with toilet. There are two
guest's cabins between engine room and Shipowner's
cabin and common bathroom accessible from the
• John Deere diesel engine, 6-cyl.,
285 hp, 2100 rpm, electronic remote control, PRM
heavy duty gear; completed with all the necessary
• 2 1/2 '' propeller shaft with
bronze sterntube, bearings and 26'' 4-bladed
• 20 kW 230V Diesel generator from
Northern Lights; • Yanmar diesel wing engine, 3 cyl.,
39 hp, 3000 rpm; Engine room outfitted
with non-skid laminate floor; foam sound insulation;
Rymarz Feliks R. Borkowski
Looking for a mural or other artwork for your boat
out Katy's (experienced sailor)
web site for beautiful art work for YOUR
TY 620 / 650 "FINISTERRE"
Pilot house: Full Simrad electronic package with chart plotter,
Radar, GPS, Depth
sensors, Digital heading sensor, wind sensor, auto pilot,
Electronics have function
repeaters on fly bridge, Engine controls: Glendenning electronic
controls, Wipers: 3 unit
Vetus Viper system, Radios: 2 VHF and 1 UHF, Helm station centered
with bilge water
alarms, anchor windlass controls, forward flood light controls,
Tank Tender sounding
system, Day Head with washbasin & mirror, DediCATAMARANed watch berth/
Storage cabinets, Floors teak and holly
Salon: Refrigerator: SubZero 27 inch, Oven, Gagganau Electric ,Cook
Gas VG 232 CA, Exhaust hood over range, Micro wave, Cabinets: Teak
cabinets, u shape
granite counter tops and double bowel stainless sink, Wine Refrigerator:
Sub Zero 27 inch,
End table teak with inlay chestnut, Coffee table teak with inlay
chestnut, Gas Fireplace
White leather sofa and chair, DVD player and radio connected to a KVH
Bose surround sound system, Floor teak and holly, Windows by Diamond Sea
Staterooms: VIP mid ships with queen bed, bedside tables, bed
side lamps, hang up locker, desk, air conditioned and heated, teak wood
finish, head with tiled shower and marble sink top.
V Berth Stateroom : Forward berth with queen bed, bedside tables, bed
side lamps, hang up locker, desk, air conditioned and heated, teak wood
finish, head with tiled shower and marble sink top.
Guest berth port side twin beds, bed side table, lamps, hang up
locker, air conditioned and heated, teak wood finish, head with tiled shower
and marble sink top
TY 620 - Stretched to 65 ft
For more details and pricing contact
USA + 410-703-0879
Creations, Longhai China
Steel Trawler 620 / 650
LOA: 65 Ft
Beam: 18 Ft 2 in
LWL: 61Ft 4 in
Max Draft: 6 ft
Engine Model: 6068TFM50
Total Horse Power: 2 engines (308 HP Total)
Max Speed: 12 Knots
Engine Hours: 106 Hrs
Primary: Northstar 18 KW
Secondary: Northstar 8 KW
TRAC hydraulic stabilizers
Bow and Stern Vetus electric thrusters.
Fresh Water Tanks: 6 tanks (550 gallons)
Diesel Fuel Tanks: 6 tanks (5000 gallons)
Holding Tank: 1 Tank (150 Gallons
Refrigerator: SubZero 27 inch
Oven: Gagganau Electric
Cook Top: Gaggenau Gas VG 232 CA
Exhaust hood over range:
Teak cabinets, U shape granite counter tops and
Wine Refrigerator: Sub Zero 27 inch
All Heads are vacuum flush 12 v dc TECMA system
household size bow connected to a 150 gallon
holding tank loCATAMARANed under floor boards with built
in macerator pump, Showers tile walls and floors.
LoCATAMARANed on starboard side wi th desk, wall
storage, drawers, air conditioned and heated,
teak and holly flooring.
Washer and dryer
Mechanical / Engine
Duel John Deere engines 6068 continuously rated
diesel engine at 1800 RPM including ZF marine
gearbox with power take offs.
Complete engine instrumentation at both helm
station and fly bridge including key start with
engine overheat and low oil pressure alarm gauges.
Dual Stainless Stain propellers shaft with drip
less packing glands
Dual 4 blade Ni-brai bronze propeller with zinc
Dual steel rudders with stainless steel shafts
connected to a hydraulic steering system.
Dual hydralift wet muffler system, Four automatic bilge pumps, Fuel management and transfer system with fuel
polishing including isolation valves, Six fuel tanks interconnected by isolation valves.
Dual Racor fuel filter systems for main engines
and FG220 fuel filter for generators.
Dual hot water heaters, Dual 24 VDC
pressurized fresh water pumps, Saltwater pump system, Fire pump system, Co2 engine room fire suppressor system, Quality sound proofing material in engine room
Dual engine room blowers
Windlass: 3500 Maxwell dual chain drum. Anchors: 1 Bruce with 200 ft of chain, 1 Delta with 200 ft of chain, Deck Crane: 1000 Steelhead electric hydraulic
crane rated for 1000 lbs
SPRAY 38 - round bilge steel.
Now, unfortunately the time has come when I must put
my loved Kermit for sale, and I would be
happy to have him at your brokerage page.
Spray certainly need no further presentation, but I
must say that it is a fantastic design in every way.
She sails extremely well and stable and can be
loaded into virtually any amount.
Kermit is a round bilge steel Centennial
Spray 38, built in Sweden (finished 2009) to the
highest standard when it comes to both materials and
construction and by the best craftsmen. The result
is a top class interior, made of solid oak and pine
and in a design that matches well the boat in
general. The boat is intended for blue water
cruising and living onboard. I enclose two pictures
but there are many more.
The boat is lying in Stockholm, Sweden. For more
information and a more complete description don’t
hesitate to contact me at
Asking 1 995 000 SEK (about 220 000 Euro), but will
listen to any offer!
Best regards, Sverker Hagberg
PS. I would be happy if these two pictures could be
used in the ad. More pictures to be send in next
couple of mails. DS.
Roberts Voyager 432 - this
is what the finished boat looks like !
See below for hull with engine etc available for only
Voyager 432 hull built by BRE BV - HOLLAND
Voyager 432 hull built by BRE BV - HOLLAND
This is a completed Roberts 432 built in the UK
Suggested Layouts; other arrangements possible.
FAVERSHAM KENT ... ENGLAND UK.
A bargain at Sterling
Comes with complete boat plans and
Contact Bruce for
Roberts Voyager 432 steel radius chine yacht. This boat was transported from the Dutch
builders yard and has been stored out of
the water since and never launched. Shot-blasted and
primed both inside and out on completion of the
hull. Windows have been fitted and a new Perkins/
Sabre M92B diesel of 86 HP at 2400 RPM is installed
with a PRM reduction gearbox coupled to the shaft
with an Aquadrive coupling and deep sea seal etc and
all properly installed controls exhaust etc etc.
Hydraulic steering gear all fitted she is ready to
fit out and be rigged All designed in accordance
Lloyds category 1 [unrestricted operating /sailing
She measures 43ft 7ins o/a 37ft 8 w/line 14ft 2ins
beam and draws 6ft.
Designed to have 2 master double cabins with the
after cabin ensuite she can be rigged as a sloop,
cutter, ketch or schooner etc.
This boat cost over £60,000 to this stage and would
be a marvellous opportunity for anyone wishing to
fit out a 'round the world' ocean cruiser, and an
She could easily be transported elswhere or can have
the work done in the DIY boatyard where she
presently is in Kent. The storage charges where she
is are just under £30 PW.”
Hi, Bruce! Our
lovely R-38 Ketch - Donna's Diamond - has been sold. Thanks for helping! I
think her new owner is going to love this boat, as we did. She is sound and
ready to go!
Once again, thanks
for your help! And thanks for one fantastic boat! Regards
Hi, Bruce! Well, the time has come for us to sell our much beloved Offshore 38B Ketch.
Donna's Diamond was launched in 1992 and we have sailed her to the Bahamas from
Texas twice, plus lots of offshore races and other fun. She is a superb vessel
and we love her dearly. It breaks my heart to sell her, but I need to do so
ASAP. Your son Dane has been a friend and a huge help through the years,
and I helped him sell at least one BR design several years ago (I used to own
Mustang Island Yachts, but recently sold the company).
Section of MASTER SUITE - SEE all photos of this and other
Voyager TY 620's that are included in
study boat plans
620-AB - SISTER SHIPS NOW BEING BUILT
BY GHI IN KOREA ... CONTACT
for current specifications
& prices .
Trawler Yacht "MY BLUE
STEEL" Registered in Isle of man, UK and departed 1800hours on
December 29, 2009 from Mokpo, Korea.
She started to explore for about
5000 miles to the Singapore, to be estimated to touch one or two ports for the
supply. The Owners has been very satisfied with the interior and sea trials; max
speed about 12.7 knots with twin 235HP John Deere at 2000 rpm and 7.0~7.5 knots
with one engine at 2000rpm. Crew were Mr. Rod Steel as the Owner and his wife,
Mr. John Holbrook and their friend total 4 persons who have lived in Singapore.
Now I am receiving email time to time from them as follows, wishing bon voyage.
I are proud to build with your
good design and thanks for your assistance in marketing GHI Yachts Korea.
As you know, we have built to
your design (1) Trawler Yacht 43 (2) Trawler 620 (3) Voyager 495 and (4)
three Voyager 388 ( first one to be completed and launched on January 30,
2010). PHOTOS of V388 to be sent on January 2010.
John Deere 235HP x 2 @ 2100rpm -
Reduction Gear, ZF
Propeller 4 blade and compact
stern seal with cooling sea water
Generator 20kw x 2 Northern
light - Bow thruster 15kw
Water maker 50L/hour - Crane
500kg - Summing rudder
Windlass Maxwell 70kg + 50 kg
Air Conditioner, Marinair
Bulbous bow & fixed bilge
Cockpik, control console and
aluminum alloy hard top
Paint as per awlgrip coating
Raymarine C120 full package for
two pilot control console
VHF & SSB
TV 40’ for saloon, DVD, Radio
TV 25’ for each rooms, DVD,
Chargers x 3 for each battery
stations, Blue Sea
Main witch panel & distribution,
SOLAS, Life raft x 1, life
rings, life jacket, fire extinguishers
Delivery 10 months after steel
SIMILAR EURO 1200
In the Greater Vancouver Area, BC - a professionally welded hull (EURO
12) ready to be completed in a boat house at Shelter Island Marina in
Due to illness unable to finish
CATAMARANerpillar 3056 engine 205 HP and 8" 12V bow thruster available for
purchase not yet installed
Engine $38,188.00 (at cost)
Bow thruster $2,753.00 (at cost)
ALL IN CANADIAN DOLLARS
John de Koning
Steel Spray 40, aft cabin layout;
double welded construction, zinc coated exterior,
poured-in-place lead ballast, coal tarred interior,
foam insulation, all tanks in place, main cabin 75%
complete, 60 HP Benz diesel with transmission & 21"
dia Propeller still to be installed.
Main and mizzen masts (ketch)
Two Anderson #48 SS ST winches
included, manual bronze windleass optional.
Lying Toronto Canada in fenced yard
with low rent, welding and woodworking facilities.
Beautiful Voyager Trawler Yacht 620
Scorcey was sold to John Sterling of southern
California two months ago. He intends to keep her somewhere in
Mexico on the west coast. It is currently at Ortega landing in
Jacksonville Florida while I train him on all of her systems.
Janet, my wife, and I lived on Scorcey a 620 for nine
and a half years and loved every minute. If anyone wants a
sunset or sunrise picture we probably have over a thousand.
Thank you for your continued interest and I will look at other
designs in the future.
Ralph Elliott (Butch) Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville Florida
"Roberts Spray 33 / 34
"S/V Blue-Belle" for sale. Launched in 1995.
Heavy duty classic ocean cruiser with two transatlantic
Very comfortable and reliable in all weather conditions.
The story of her 6 year voyage has been published as a book
in Turkish in 2005, with an English version coming soon.
LoCATAMARANed in Marmaris - Turkey (in the yard). Ready for
Salon looking aft.
28ft Gentleman’s River Launch
Gentleman’s River Launch
LOA 28’ Beam 7’ Draught 2’ 2”
Built circa 1910
Carvel built teak hull on oak timbers
Teak superstructure and fit-out -
Galley with hob and sink unit
Two 6ft bench seats/bunks
Porta-potty compartment aft
Electric 72v 4kw Best Motor gives 2 days
cruising on a full charge
Forward & Aft cockpit fitted with removable canopy
Removable canvas covers fore and aft
Boat Safety certificate expires 29/11/10
Inventory on file
location: Windsor, UK
33ft Fiberglass SPRAY
Dimensions: LOA: 36’10”
LWL: 30’ Beam: 12
Displacement: 24400 Draft:
Builder: Gehling & Hill Boat Co. Designer:
Engine: Farymann Diesel 32HP
Cruising Speed: 6 KTS
20gals Water 50 gals Holding
Built 1984 Steel hull & deck, insulated above the
Length: 28’ 6” Beam: 10’ 6” Draft: 3’ 6”
Subject: Re: SPRAY
Well our boat has
sold and I need to post this on the Bruce Roberts' sight under our 28ft
Spray SOLD! Thanks. Pat Muller
Boat is lying in Wisconsin and has only been used in
fresh water. She is currently sitting on a triaxle trailer which will
convey with the boat.
The Spray 28 is a wonderful, trailable pocket cruiser.
She has the space and stability of a much larger boat with the ability to go
most anywhere. Thousands of Sprays have been built world wide and their
owners love them. If you are considering a true, go-anywhere, small
cruising sailboat you must consider the Spray 28, and “Gypsy” is a fine
FOR SALE BY BUILDER.
Roberts 64 Cutter
Radius Chine Steel.
Hi Bruce, My late
brother’s boat has sold. Thanks so much for all you kindness and
consideration during a very trying time for us. You are one in a
zillion, you know. Thanks heaps. Felicity
... Felicity Smith
HELP - BOAT FOR SALE - CAN YOU HELP!
Hi there Bruce,
this is drawing a REALLY long bow but I wonder if you can help us at all.
I live just
outside Brisbane, my sister-in-law in Windhoek Namibia. My brother died
suddenly a few months ago. His UK registered ketch Siobhan is lying at
anchor in Luderitz. My brother had just left Cape Town having refitted the
yacht for extended cruising and was on his way up the coast to pick up my
sister-in-law but then his liver failed and he died. The problem is I am in
Australia, Antje knows nothing about boats and we can’t get the boat back to
Cape Town because the weather windows just aren’t there at this time of
year. There are no brokers in Namibia and the yacht is in a big open bay.
This is probably
just silly writing to you like this, but I thought I would give it a shot,
we feel so lost. Kind regards, Felicity Smith.
"Clarity" is finally sold and my wife is
happily investing the proceeds in our new home! "Clarity" will winter-over in
Deale, MD; then she will sail to her new home in Muskegon, Michigan.
Please remove from your website, or mark it sold if you prefer. I want to
thank you for your consistent responsive support throughout both the
building and more recently, the process of finding her a new home. The
entire adventure has been fun, rewarding, and fulfilling for me. I am and
will remain a true advoCATAMARANe of your designs, your service to your
followers, and of you, Bruce.
If I can ever return the many favors, perhaps in the way of an experienced
advoCATAMARANe, I would consider it an honor and privilege. Also if you
and yours ever travel through western North Carolina, Teresa and I would
feel honored to have you here for a layover. By the way, I would also
like to make you aware that the professional broker I worked with, Mr. Nick
Dykert of Denison Yacht Sales in Ft Lauderdale, has become quite
knowledgeable about Clarity, about steel, and about, perhaps most
importantly, the human psychology of boat building. He has mentioned that he
wants to pursue specialization in similar 'project boats'. It occurs to me
that the two of you should be aware of each other, for future reference.
For what its worth, I found his work to be professional, attentive,
trustworthy, consistent, and thorough. Happy sailing always! Bill Russell