This 1978 Bombay Clipper "Legato" has been loved and meticulously cared for by the original owner for 42 years. He's aging out and as much as he hates to let her go, it's time for a new home and the next chapter in this boats life. Always fresh water and lightly used for the short Northern Michigan summers. She has been winter stored indoors and professionally maintained her whole life. With many upgrades and add-ons over the years, this boat is ready to splash, cruise and enjoy! The Bombay Clipper was designed by Walt Scott who had sailed all over the Eastern seaboard from Maine to the Bahamas. He is quoted as saying, "it really turned out well. I am delighted with the boats performance. The builders are using first-rate hardware throughout. As a matter of fact, they are equipping the boat with rigging that is even heavier than what I specified. To me, that says a lot about their interest in the customer's safety and dedication to building an honest product." It's rare to find a boat of this age in the excellent condition she is in.
Please contact Irish Boat Shop at 231-526-6225
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 31 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 25 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 5 in
Displacement: 10000 lbs
Ballast: 4000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 42 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 1 in
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Hand laid-up fiberglass reinforced polyester resin using the finest materials available.
"Smoke White" gelcoat.
The deck shelf is molded integrally with the hull.
4,000 pounds of ballast is secured inside the hull and encapsulated with a fiberglass ballast cover.
Balanced, skeg-type rudder of fiberglass construction with a stainless steel rudder post machined at the head for quick, slip-on attachment of the optional emergency tiller.
Deck and Cockpit
One-piece fiberglass deck and cockpit with "Smoke White" gelcoat color molded in.
Core material in deck provides rigidity as well as thermal insulation.
Non-skid pattern molded into the deck and cabin top.
Bow sprit with brass anchor roller.
2 10" bow cleats and 2 bow chocks.
Rope and chain deck pipe.
Divided fore-peak locker.
Molded in bulwark with teak cap rail.
Polished stainless steel rub rail.
Bow pulpit, welded stainless steel, extended to protect the bow sprit area.
Stern rail, welded stainless steel.
Lifeline stanchions, 1" O.D. stainless steel tubing with welded bases.
Double lifelines with gates at the aft end of each lifeline, port and starboard.
"Passport" translucent forward hatch, fitted with two positive closing latches and two hatch adjusters.
Sliding fiberglass companionway hatch with security hasp.
Teak exterior grab rails on cabin top.
8 opening ports, all fitted with screens. These windows have beveled spigots so that when opened, the water runs out instead of in the cabin.
Self-bailing cockpit designed for maximum comfort with careful attention to correct seat height, width, contour, and foot bracing.
3 cockpit seat hatches with molded drain gutters and lockable hasps.
Permanent cockpit table with teakwood top and drop leaves. Fiberglass table base in an inverted "Y" so that it serves as a comfortable foot rest. Storage locker with door incorporated into the forward end of the table base.
Companionway weather boards.
2 8" stern cleats and 2 stern chocks.
Cruising accommodations for four in two cabins.
Every part of the boat is accessible for cleaning, painting or maintenance.
6' 3" headroom in the galley and head. 6' 1" in the main cabin.
Forepeak anchor rode storage in divided locker with door.
Double berth in the forward cabin measures 45" x 78". Water tanks and storage traps under.
Berths are fitted with 5" mattresses.
Reading light over berth.
Hanging locker and open shelf bureau opposite forward berth.
Privacy door with latch. Door is fitted with loose pin hinges so that it may be removed if desired.
Main cabin with single settee berths, port and starboard. Storage traps under, shelves outboard. Each berth measures 30" x 6' 6".
Swing-up upholstered backrest, port and starboard, with bedding storage behind.
5" thick cushions with zippered covers.
Reading light over each berth.
Bulkhead mounted table with drop leaf.
U-shaped galley. Formica covered counter top, fiddle rails along edges.
Deep stainless steel galley sink with mixer type faucet.
Dish and silverware storage outboard of galley counter.
Top-loading icebox fitted with drain and maple cutting board cover.
Large, enclosed toilet compartment. Hinged entry door with latch.
Marine toilet with vitreous china bowl.
Fresh water system.
Telephone type shower with trigger grip volume control and wall bracket. This unit quickly connects to faucet.
Two drawers in front face of vanity. Locker underneath sink.
Storage compartment with sliding doors outboard of vanity.
Mirror with light over.
Oil skin locker.
Easy to clean non-skid fiberglass sole in galley area and head compartment.
Elbow catches on all locker doors.
Smoke White hull color with non-glare qualities
Navy Blue boot stripe and cove stripe
Carpeting in main and forward cabins
Interior trim is satin finished teak and mahogany. Bulkheads paneled with warm, easy to clean laminates.
Stain resistant fabrics for berth cushions and back rests.
Machinery, Electrical and Plumbing
Engine instrumentation includes ammeter, water temperature, and oil pressure gauges.
Companionway stairs hinge forward for full access to the engine, including the propeller shaft stuffing box.
Foam/lead/foam insulation on back of companionway stairs for insulation.
1" diameter Tobin bronze propeller shaft.
Solid, 2 blade propeller.
Fiberglass exhaust chamber with winterizing drain plug.
30 gallon aluminum fuel tank. Baffled, vented and grounded with visual level gauge. On-deck fill plate marked "Diesel" with safety cord on cap.
Fuel shut-off valve at the tank, accessible from the cockpit.
Start switch, shift lever, throttle and engine stop controls located within easy reach of the helmsman.
Stranded copper wiring with thermoplastic sheathing run along the sides of the hull, avoiding the bilges.
Newer 50 amp alternator.
2 12V Marine batteries in battery boxes
4-way, vapor-proof battery disconnect switch.
Circuit breaker protection for all 12V circuits.
Circuit breaker switches located in the pedestal for bow lights, running lights, anchor light and spreader lights.
International navigation lights.
6 interior lights, including a reading light over each berth. All fixtures have individual switches.
Bronze valves on all thru-hull fittings below the waterline.
60 gallon aluminum fresh water tank with clean-out port, baffled and vented. On deck fill plate marked "water" with safety cord on cap.
30 gallon fiberglass holding tank with deck pump-out fitting and vent.
Foot operated fresh water pumps in the galley and head.
Henderson "Mark V" diaphragm-type bilge pump, 25 gallon-a-minute capacity. Located in the cockpit and can be operated without opening a seat hatch.
2 cockpit drains. 2" I.D. hose.
2 deck scuppers with internal plumbing to prevent staining the topsides.
Steering pedestal at aft end of cockpit table fitted with 26" stainless steel destroyer type wheel. All steering components are by Edson.
Horizon Intrepid LE VHF Radio.
Knot meter and depth sounder flush mounted on aft cabin bulkhead.
Spars and Rigging
Mast of anodized aluminum, 6061-T6, with internal track section.
Tapered anodized aluminum spreaders.
Masthead fitting with aluminum sheaves.
2 Barient winches for jib and main halyards mounted on the mast.
6" halyard cleats.
Boom of anodized 6036-T aluminum alloy with internal sail track groove.
Internal clew outhaul with 3-to-1 purchase.
Standing rigging consisting of headstay, divided backstay, upper shrouds and double lower shrouds. All of 1/4", 1x19 stainless steel wire rope with rotary-swaged terminal fittings.
Merriman open-body turnbuckles on all stays.
Toggles on all turnbuckles.
Masthead flag halyard.
Main and jib halyards.
Roller-bearing mainsheet traveler with adjustable car and control lines lead to cam cleats at the aft end of the cabin house.
Mid-boom sheeting with double-ended mainsheet, 6-part purchase leading to cam cleats located port and starboard on the aft end of the cabin house.
6 foot "T" track with adjustable genoa sheet blocks port and starboard.
2 turning blocks mounted on the coamings.
2 NEW Harken self-tailing, 2-speed primary winches .
Genoa sheet cleats.
Quick reefing hardware for multiple reef points.
Topping lift adjustable from the mast.
Key Selling Points, Upgrades and Extras
Owner has original bill of sale and builder's certificate
All new 110V wiring, shore power cord and battery charger installed by Irish Boat Shop
New pressurized water system
New refrigeration (fitted to existing ice box so it doesn't take up more room)
Always stored indoors
New self-tailing Harken winches
Updated dodger, bimini top, sail cover, hatch covers, and cockpit table cover in 2002
Designed by Walt Scott who went on to design Island Packets
All teak in great condition
25' of chain added to the anchor rode
Bi-fold companionway maple doors with screens
Auto-pilot Autohelm ST4000 Wheel Driven
Garmin GPS MAP76
Racor fuel filter
Folding swim ladder on transom with wooden steps
New plexi-glass in deck hatches
New boot stripe
All new drive system (cutlass bearings, drip-less stuffing box)
Head sail Furling System
25 lb. CQR anchor with 200 feet of line and chain
Cockpit day icebox
Pull-out extension berth
Newer cockpit cushions
Fantastic cruising sailboat with proper layout and features
Hood 150% Genoa - Original, serviceable and in good condition.
Hood Main Sail - Original and in good condition.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.