Quintessence’s hull is a duplicate of an early 20th century Friendship sloop, Dictator. Her hull was built in fiberglass by Jarvis Newman from a mold Newman developed during the restoration of the original Dictator. Malcomb Pettigrow built out her hull to a Bob Wallstrom design. While Newman’s other hulls were built out as sloops, Quintessence was rigged as a schooner. She combines the legendary grace and seakeeping ability of a Friendship sloop with the versatility of a schooner rig designed by Ralph Stanley. She is a truly unique vessel!
Quintessence offers sleeping accommodations for four. From the forward V berth, the VacuFlush equipped head is aft to port with a hanging locker opposite to starboard. The main cabin features settees with pilot berths on both port and starboard and a fold down table. The galley is aft and features a 2011 Dickinson 00-2BP two-burner propane stove, stainless steel sink, and a pressurized cold water system. Headroom in the main cabin is 6’. The sole is teak and holly, the ceiling is pine and light is provided by eight brass light fixtures.
The electrical system of the vessel consists of a basic 30 amp 110 volt AC shore power system for battery charging and a 12 volt DC system with three marine batteries: a dedicated engine start battery and two house batteries. Two battery selector switches allow engine and house batteries to be used for either purpose if needed. Circuit breaker distribution panels are installed on both the 110v and 12v systems.
Electronics and navigation include:
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All spars are solid wood, bright finished.
The hand-laid fiberglass hull was built by Jarvis Newman in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Topsides are the original dark green gelcoat. The interior was completed by Malcom Pettigrow. Decks and cockpit are solid teak over marine plywood. Exterior trim is varnished teak. Teak handrails and taffrail. Bronze hardware, some of which is custom made. Cabin top is fiberglass over marine plywood. There are six opening bronze oval ports. There are two bronze cowl vents, one Nicro low profile solar vent and a teak butterfly hatch, with Sunbrella cover, over the main cabin. The cockpit is oval shaped with three large storage lockers and seats six comfortably. Steering is via an Edson worm-drive steering system with a wooden spoked wheel.
For more information about Quintessence or to arrange for a viewing, please contact the Broker at 401-368-1705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.