****OCTOBER PRICE REDUCTION $3,500****
About the Tom Colvin, the Gazelle boats and design.
By Charles Doane: "American shipwright and boat designer Tom Colvin, who has long championed both metal construction and junk rigs on cruising sailboats, has designed about 300 small ships and boats over the course of a career that has now spanned about 70 years (sadly, Mr. Colvin passed away several months ago). He designed the original Gazelle for himself and his family to cruise aboard way back in 1967. She has since proven to be both his most successful and perhaps most interesting creation, with over 700 sister-ships launched to date.
The first Gazelle was conceived as a no-frills light-displacement boat that could function both as a
shoal-draft coastal cruiser on Chesapeake Bay, where Colvin was based at the time, and as a
blue water cruiser... Her most distinctive feature was her schooner rig, which consisted of two
Chinese junk sails mounted on lightly stayed aluminum masts with a Western-style triangular jib
out front flying from a long bowsprit.."
The Colvin Gazelle 42 Junk Rigged Schooner enjoys a cult like following and can be found in ports
and anchorages in virtually every corner of the world.
From the stern you enter the aft stateroom through its own companionway. There are two berths along the port and starboard side with the walkway in the center. Directly in the center of the space is a 360 degree viewing bubble that was new in July of 2014. There are Hella fans and Hella lights at both berths. The space has plenty of light and is well ventilated.
From the aft stateroom or the main salon you can enter the engine room. This is a very large space with lots of spare equipment storage and machinery space. The Beta engine is mdiships with a battery bank to port. The sea strainer, the fuel pump and filter, exhaust box and water pump are located in this space. This space is easily accessible and very well lit.
There is a second or main entrance from the cockpit area into the main salon. You descend the companionway steps and the galley is to the starboard. There is a propane two burner stove with oven. A large ice box and several dry storage boxes along with cabinets behind the stove and beside the stove.
To port is the head and a large upright storage locker. The head is an electric sanitation device with a sink and storage outboard and under the sink.
Forward of the head and galley is the mainsalon with settee seating on either side and fold up tables with stereo speakers and lights.
Forward of the main salon is the v berth with the berths on either side and filler wedge. There are Hella light and Hella fans on both port and starboard sides. There is a hatch for ventilation over head and storage lockers on either side.
On deck Oasis is a very solid steel boat with nice sampson post type cleats in well thought out places for tying to a dock. The masts are keel stepped with a schooner junk rig as is pretty standard on these boats. There is a manual windlass with two anchors in rollers on the bow and a third storm under the dinghy that is mounted over the cabin top.