DARLING BLUE is a turn key Blue water 'go anywhere' cruiser.
Bob Perry designed, her lines are sweet and given that she is owned by a marine professional of some 40 years standing her condition is truly sail away.
She is sure footed whilst beating into a heavy sea, predictable in confused conditions, she flies on a reach and you will love her down wind manners!
Owner moving to a much larger vessel so DARLING BLUE is for sale!
Call for an appointment to be shown this awesome boat.
52 Length on deck. 54 overall including sugar scoop
Will you be the lucky one?
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Ta Yang - Taiwan Designer: Robert H. Perry Flag of Registry: Gibraltar (UK) Keel: Fin Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 54 ft 0 in Beam: 14 ft 4 in Maximum Draft: 7 ft 2 in Displacement: 7600 kgs Ballast: 2950 kgs
Engine 1: Engine Brand: Perkins Engine Model: 4.236 Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Location: Center Drive Type: Direct Drive Engine Power: 90 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (900 Liters) Fuel Tanks: Stainless steel (850 Liters)
Number of heads: 2
Accommodations include 6 berths in 3 cabins. There is full standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. In the forepeak: A large traditional V berth with plenty of storage below, a large vanity mirror and floor space. Large opening deck hatch and dorade above. Moving aft, Starboard forward cabin with double bed, large mirror and lockers. The forward head is located on the port side with wash basin and Corian counter top, pressurized hot and cold water and shower. Moving aft is the airy saloon with seating (saloon cushions 2010) and teak table to starboard (folds in half to create a coffee table and more space) with teak bookshelves above and stowage below. To port lies the Nav station and seat with teak shelves, lockers and drawers. Followed by a drinks cabinet and extensive L shaped galley along the port side. Galley with Corian counter tops, Force Ten gimballed three burner cooker/oven, deep s/s double sinks with fresh & sea water electric and manual pumps, electric oven (2013), Isotherm 12 Volt Fridge/Freezer with Danforth compressor (2011). Plenty of storage lockers & cabinets. * Aft is the very spacious aft cabin accented with beautiful teak and lots of mirrors giving it an even larger appearance. Large king size bed with cozy seat to starboard. Vanity dresser with mirror and seat, and plenty of lockers and storage. Access to en-suite heads on starboard side with Corian counter tops and wash basin, shower pressurised hot and cold water and linen locker. Continuing forward into the generator room with insulated door, storage shelves and access to engine room. * A selection of cutlery & crockery will be left on board, as will bedding and towels. Three stainless steel tanks provide a 900L water capacity.
Located centrally aft of the saloon is the Perkins 4.236 90hp diesel engine with 3.1 reduction gearbox. New aft mounts installed 2018. New gaskets and general service and maintenance performed 2018. Well insulated. Two stainless steel fuel tanks providing 850L fuel capacity. Extensive service history and spares included.
Also located in the engine room is the Fisher Panda 6.5KW generator - New 2010 - well maintained and in excellent working order.
Spars and Sails
Masthead cutter rigged sloop with anodized aluminium mast and boom. Standing rigging replaced (2012/13). Slab reefing main, furling headsail system. 7 x Lewmar ST40 self-tailing sheet winches for main sheet, back stays, genoa halyard & mast reefing, cockpit reefing & genoa furling line. 2 x Lewmar ST65 self-tailing genoa sheet winches, 1 x Lewmar ST43 main halyard.
Built in 1990 by Ta Yang Boat building, Taiwan. Darling Blue has a hand laid fibreglass hull. One piece cast iron ballast encapsulated. The mast is keel stepped. The topsides have new white gel coat and the hull was epoxy painted and antifouled at the last refit in 2018
from the owner: