Bruce King designs are ever so pretty and this Independence 31 follows the pattern. If you want a modern fibreglass yacht, with a contemporary under-body, but with traditional appointments, this is it. She has recent sails, upgraded engine, electric anchor windless, all chain rode, bronze winches & deck hardware, an all wood interior and a full inventory of cruising gear. She was not in the water and was stored indoors from 2011 to 2014 inclusive.
‘Fighting Lady Yellow’ fibreglass hull (professionally painted in 2010); white boottop; blue bottom paint; InterProtec Barrier-Coating (2010); white custom PVC plank bulwark with painted, welded aluminum brackets (2010); long fin keel and fully supported transom hung rudder; yacht Specialties cable and quadrant wheel steering with pedestal; brass "John Hastey" Ships’ Wheel with leather wrap 32" SS Rim; binnacle guard 1" by 12-1/2" center to center, teak beverage holder and 3-leaf table; emergency tiller; double lifelines w/ 28” bronze stanchions; 2 (non-standard aluminum frame) hatches; 7 bronze ports; 2 Dorade vents; cockpit awning; 7’ self-bailing cockpit with a Bomar 24” X 15” water-proof, flush, cast-aluminum hatch under the teak grating on the cockpit sole to allow easy engine access; bronze inspection ports and mushroom vents in the cockpit.
The yacht sleeps 5 and has 6’2” headroom.
Vee berth forward with seat and storage; hanging locker to port; enclosed head to starboard. The main cabin has a settee to port that extends into the hanging locker so as to attain the length for a berth; full length settee to starboard which pulls-out to make a double berth; large bulkhead mounted, teak table; galley aft to port with a compact navigation station aft to starboard.
The head has a ‘Baby Blake’ high quality marine toilet connected to a holding tank and ‘Y’ valve (recent hoses); copper sink, copper faucets and vanity. The Galley has a 3 burner Galley Maid pressurized alcohol stove with oven; copper sink; brass faucets; large ice-box ;Adler-Barbour refrigeration (2010); and lots of counter and locker space.
The interior is finished to the high standard of this builder with teak bulkheads and trim. This yacht has had the original vinyl deck-head replaced with tongue & groove cedar pained white; teak and holly cabin sole; green striped sunbrella fabric upholstery. There is a 45 US gallon fresh-water capacity in stainless steel tanks supplying the sinks in the head and galley with hot and cold pressure water. Hot water is generated by the heat exchange on the engine (only).
Yanmar model #3HM-35F fresh-water cooled diesel inboard engine installed in 2008; 1992 vintage installed as a re-build; 35 HP; 2008 Hurth transmission (new at the time of installation); 35 US gallon fuel capacity in an aluminum tank; the engine has about 300 hours on it since installation; MaxProp automatic feathering propeller; fuel polishing system employing 2 - #500 series Racor filters and a fuel pump which allows fuel cycling and filtering separate from the (#500 Racor) primary and secondary filters on the engine.
The yacht has both a 12 volt DC and a 110 volt AC system. The former is supplied by an alternator on the engine through a selector switch to 2 lead-acid batteries for engine starting (and windless); and 3 gel-cell batteries for the house system. The 110 volt system is supplied by shore-power connection; 2 X 50’ & 1 X 25’, 30 amp cords included. The yacht has a full complement of LED interior lights, navigation lights, LED anchor light w/ photocell; an automatic battery charger.
Sony CD/AM/FM with remote; Poly-Planar Cockpit Speakers in recessed DIY aluminium frames; Kelvin White Constellation 6" Steering Compass with classic 2 deg. Card "freshened up" with help from Viking Instruments in Mass. supplied the replacement card, movement and oil; Brooks and Gatehouse” B & G” #H3000 Instruments, Speed, Depth, Wind, Water/ Air temp/barometric pressure; JRC 24 mile raster-scan Radar w/ Edson pod mount on the binnacle guard; Standard Horizon 170C GPS Map atop the Edson pod; Standard Horizon 2360 Qunatum VHF DSC/ digital distress, with Ram Mic at the helm; Navico Autopilot; Dyna Plate grounding plate.
Full-battened Mainsail (2014); roller-furling Yankee (recent); hank-on Staysail.
Aluminum mast & boom; Harken Mk. III Roller Furling gear (2016); Harken Windward Sheeting Main Traveller System /w Garhauer blocks; Lewmar #44 3-Speed Bronze Primary Winches; factory Barlow self-tailing bronze winches relocated to cabin top; 4 Part Garhauer block and tackle vang; Windex; 3 winch handles.
Dock lines & fenders; boat hook; IDEAL bronze electric anchor windless; 35# CQR anchor with 240’ of 5/16” chain; 25# CQR with nylon rode; electric & manual bilge pumps; life ring; cockpit cushions; screens; kerosene lamp; clock & barometer; barbeque; engine & equipment manuals; Mercury inflatable dinghy w/ 4 HP outboard; yard TRAILER