"Fast is Fun" with this New Zealand-built Rob Humphreys 53 performance cruising yacht.
Rob Humphreys (Oyster Yachts designer) is well known for his ability to design a smooth-sailing high-load-capacity-carrying hull. INDEPENDENCE was commissioned by an experienced sailing couple as their ultimate passagemaker and cruising home.
Built with attention to performance, features such as carbon mast, boom furling and composite construction have shaved off roughly 25% of the weight, when compared to similar cruising yachts of her size.
Below decks the yacht has the feel of a much larger boat. The three-stateroom interior is finished in teak joinery. The raised saloon is bright and airy, with saloon windows giving occupants a nice feel of their surroundings both at sea and at anchor.
The deck layout is clear and uncluttered. Singlehanded sailing is easy with all sail controls leading to the cockpit. The 105% headsail is easy to tack, and the fractional rig sail plan is the most efficient available. For passages a removable staysail is fitted. Hull was painted low maintenance Gloss White with Flag Blue boot and red bottom paint.
INDEPENDENCE is a quality-constructed cruising yacht built with attention to detail and with pedigreed equipment. Estate Sale.
Please contact Bob Marston at (401) 474-1275, mobile, or via e-mail at bmarston@WellingtonYachts.com for detailed information on this yacht.
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Teak joinery interior featuring sleeping accommodations for six in three private staterooms, with an additional two berths in the saloon.
Master Stateroom, Aft:
The owner's stateroom features a centerline queen-sized berth, small settee, hanging locker, abundant storage with vanity, large and small drawers, cabinets, four opening ports for excellent ventilation and 270-degree viewing. There are one large opening hatch overhead with retractable screen and shade, overhead halogen lights and reading lamps, as well as Hella fans.
Master en suite Head:
Master stateroom has an en suite head forward to port, with a walk-through door to the nav area.
The middle guest stateroom features a double berth, hanging locker, drawers, cabinet, overhead halogen lights and reading lamps, oscillating fan, large overhead hatch with retractable screen and shade, opening port for good ventilation and viewing outside.
The forward guest stateroom features a large centerline queen-sized berth, small settee, hanging locker, drawers and cabinets, overhead halogen lights, reading lamps, two opening ports, a large overhead opening hatch with retractable screen and shade and two Hella oscillating fans.
Shared by the guest staterooms, opposite the middle guest stateroom, also functions as a day head.
The main saloon is spacious, bright and airy. The cabin features a U-shaped settee to port, full-length settee to starboard, adjustable height cocktail/dining table, crystal and wine bottle storage cabinet, CD stereo system with Bose marine speakers in interior and cockpit, two large opening hatches with retractable screens and shades and two opening ports. Large Lexan windows surround raised cabin sole and provide natural interior light.
Top and front opening fridge and freezer for full and easy access with 5" insulation. Sea Frost separate engine-driven and DC refrigeration systems. Full-length Savannah Magna Corian counter tops with dedicated dishware compartments built-in.
Electrical system designed by Nigel Calder; 900 amp/hrs. gel cell house battery bank; dedicated battery for main engine starting.
All winches are conveniently located in the cockpit; electric winches have foot controls at helm allowing skipper to easily trim and ease sails. All halyard and reef lines led through Lewmar turning blocks and clutches to cockpit.
Designed by Rob Humphreys, well known for his work with Oyster Yachts since 1999. Hull was painted low maintenance Gloss White Awlgrip with Flag Blue boot and red bottom paint (fall, 2013).
The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.