Custom-built replica of a 1700’s/early 1800’s Gloucester fishing Schooner.
“Classic” Schooner for whale watching charters and Family sunset cruises, Surfing charters. Located in beautiful Baja California, Ensenada, Mexico.
Price is OBO or Trade
Designed and custom built by Leland Parsons, shipwright since 1957.
The keel was laid in 1984 & she was splashed in 2005. The hull is cold molded of 7 layers of 3/8“ plywood, fiberglassed completely on the exterior. 85 hp Ford Lehman diesel engine. The drive unit is hydraulic. Bow and stern thrusters make it quite maneuverable. Custom-built teak Pilothouse, for comfortable navigation systems & tiller or wheel steering. Davit system on the stern with rowing/sailing dingy. Hydraulic windless. Northern lights diesel generator. Museum quality, custom-designed mahogany & teak interior cabinetry & woodwork. Too many custom features and hardware/equipment to list! Recent haulout and survey by Christian & Company and new bottom paint.
It is a full displacement hull and all running rigging is traditional of that period. Built by the first owner, a shipwright since 1957, over a span of 21 years. The keel was laid in 1984, and she was splashed in 2005. The bowsprit, masts, and booms were built by bill clarke, a san diego boat builder. Her hull is cold molded of 7 layers of 3/8″ plywood, fiberglassed completely on the exterior, and fiberglassed to the waterline on the interior. The drive unit is hydraulic, and the main engine is mounted in a transverse position on the portside in the salon inside an insulated box to reduce noise. The generator is mounted similarly on the starboard side. bow and stern thrusters make her quite maneuverable. The rigging is stainless wire, and the masts are tabernacled. There is a davit system on the stern with a rowing dinghy. Much of the hardware on the boat is custom bronze, and polished to a high gloss. She has sailed from San Francisco Bay to San Diego with many enjoyable hours of sailing.
Enter the companionway from the pilothouse through a storm hatch. A ladder lands you in the salon where there are opposing settees port and starboard, cabinetry, wall mounted heater, generator and main engine enclosures. The floor is made up of interlocking panels. The interior was custom built. Beautiful museum quality woodwork and workmanship is evident from bow to stern.
Moving forward from the salon is a gangway midships with private bunk rooms to port and starboard. a ladder mounted on the port wall of the gangway is an emergency exit through a deck hatch. Farther forward is a head and vanity. Moving aft from the salon is a dining room to port with a large gimballed table. Across from the dining area is a u-shaped galley with double stainless sinks, counter space, stove oven, and full-sized refrigerator. Aft of the galley and dining area is the master stateroom. Large head with shower tub and vanity is to starboard, then aft is the queen bed, and on port is a settee aft, and navigation station forward of that. Forward of the nav station is a large pantry with washer-dryer. There is ample storage under and
behind all settees.
110v kenmore refrigerator, 3-burner force 10 propane stove with oven, pressure fresh water system, double stainless steel sink, bronze fresh-water hand pump, bronze salt-water hand pump, st60 wind speed and direction, st60 speed and distance logs, st60 depth sounder, raymarine st8002 autopilot, raymarine c120 GPS, raymarine c120 chart plotter, raymarine c120radar, icom m802 ssb radio, last watch ii helmsman minder, 12v dc and 110v ac, 6 total batteries, 3 agm house batteries, 2 main engine start batteries, 1 battery for generator, generator, battery monitor, newmar12-1800 ic perfect wave inverter converter, northern lights m673d.e 5-kw generator, shore power cord, 75-lb cqr with chain and rode, 30-lb danforth with rode, hydraulic windlass, sail covers, rowing dinghy, dinghy davits, anchor and steaming lights, deck light, running lights, tricolor light, bow pulpit and rails, lifelines and stanchions, boarding gates, washdown fire pump, hooka diving system, cold-molded of 7 layers of 3 8 plywood, fiberglassed exterior with interior fiberglass to the waterline, actual loa 66’6″.
Last bottom paint june 2021, marine survey by kells christian company, hull was continuously surveyed by marine surveyors throughout construction. Those surveys are available on request. Hull termite-treated by harbor pest control may 18, 2021, wire standing rigging, wood deck-stepped mast, running backstay, 2 mast-mounted winches, sails , main, fore, staysail, yankee, 1 jib, belaying pins, yard for square sail, fresh water cooled engine, 4-blade fixed prop, hydraulic drive, 2 ptos, fuel transfer system, sidepower 25hp bow and stern thrusters, fuel filters with primer pump, stove and engine fuel shut-off valves, cockpit engine controls on aft deck , thermal and acoustic engine area insulation, 1 manual and 4 electric bilge pumps, manual hydraulic tiller steering, 2 electric heads with macerator and booster macerator pumps, galley sink macerator, central vacuum, dickenson 1200 btu approx. heater fireplace with glass door, 2 15-gal electric water heaters, forward and aft, 8 life jackets, 6 handheld auto halon fire extinguishers in generator and engine compartments, avon 8-man life raft needs inspection , bell and air horn, emergency tiller, flares, 1 jack line, harness, strobe, 2 throw rings, mob pole, all seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.
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