Wandering Star is No 3 of 4 custom built boats for the H44 series - The Distance Cruiser - very similar to Bruce Roberts designs. Developed as an excellent sailing boat able to carry the comforts and conveniences for enjoyable long distance cruising. Each boat had very specific design ideas and as such no two are the same. They were designed to be handled by a short handed crew with all lines leading aft to the cockpit and with a mast height under 63ft to allow cruising the Intra Coastal waterway in the United States. She is an extremely well built and well balanced sailing boat. The hull is made of steel and the pilothouse, cockpit, cabin and deck are made of aluminium to save on weight. The interior is finished the highest standard in American Cherry.
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This unique and well designed custom built yacht offers two private double cabins each with en-suite head and shower, generous galley and saloon. Standing headroom and good ventilation throughout.
FORECABIN: Large double berth with storage underneath. Cabinets with hanging lockers, drawers and bookshelves either side of bunk. En suite heads compartment with Jabsco electric marine toilet with holding tank. Washbasin with shower.
SALOON:The comfortable saloon has a bench settee to port which converts into a sea berth with a removable wooden leeboard. Plenty of storage under and above the settee. The saloon table opposite comfortably fits 4-6 people and offers 2 more berths or can convert into double berth. More storage under settees with bookshelves outboard.
NAV STATION: The large eye catching nav table with swivel chair, drawers and cupboards gives plenty of chart workspace and access to electrical panel.
GALLEY: The galley lies to stb with double stainless steel sinks and mixer tap, large 12v top loading fridge and separate freezer. Gimballed three burner propane stove with oven and grill. Good storage. Both fridge and freezer have new compressors and condensers and evaporator plates 2018-19.
ENGINE ROOM. Good access to engine room from galley and behind companionway stairs.
AFT CABIN: Master cabin with queen sized bed to port with cosy side chair and hanging locker, drawers to port and additional storage lockers under bed. Heads compartment with Jabsco manual marine toilet. Stainless Wash basin with shower. Large walk in storage cupboard to starboard.
Shades and screens for hatches and ports. Crockery & cutlery included.
Hot and cold pressurised fresh water system to galley, wash basins and showers. Hot water from immersion heater or calorifier heated by engine.
Located centrally aft of the saloon directly below the cockpit is the Perkins 4.236 85hp diesel engine. 5300hrs. Commercial grade engine, a true marine/industrial workhorse which has been well maintained by past and present owners. Service history with a good inventory of spares. Borg Warner 72C transmission, R&D coupling, 1.5” prop shaft, PSS shaft seal, MaxProp 3 blade Classic feathering propeller.
Masthead cutter rig with anodized aluminium spars and oversized rigging. Jib pole. Profurl genoa and staysail roller furlers and Fully battened mainsail with stackpack and lazy jacks.
Built in 1991 in Fernandina Beach Florida by Topper Hermanson boat builders. Wandering Star is a steel hull with fin/wing keel and a skeg hung rudder. Decks are aluminium joined by the dupont coupling system, as used by shipyards worldwide. New Anti-fouling. 2021. Deck repainted 2021.
We have owned Wandering Star for 8 years and are the third owners. We have sailed her from Trinidad in the Caribbean up to New York, USA. Including the entire ICW from Chesapeake to Florida. She is our 2nd full time cruising boat and ticked all the boxes between comfort and sailing. She has been reliable and well maintained with a variety of features making her stand out from the crowd; think great systems, hard dodger and simply the best ever dinghy davit we have ever seen! We are selling her as we have to go back to work.
Wandering Star has an UK SSR registration and there are no known outstanding encumbrances.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.