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Sam Crocker Design of 1933 - a boat to fall in love with ...and to cruise the seven seas.
A 1933 Sam Crocker design built in the USA in 1996. Famous Sam Crocker is one of the great names amongst American marine architects. This yacht is one of several built by Swift Custom Boat Co., with a yard in Kensington, New Hampshire, one of that fraternity of builders and designers including Joel White, Bill Page, Bud McIntosh and of course Sam Crocker. The first owner of this yacht served his apprenticeship in Swift’s Yard and built this fine pre-war Crocker design launched in 1996, using only the best, most durable materials. The hull ist planked in white cedar, the frames are steam bent white oak, the fastenings are copper nails and roves with bronze screws.
She has been a first class cruising home for the owner John Noon and his wife, crossing the Atlantic, sailing in the Med, up to Scandinavia returning in 2010 to Falmouth. She has never once given them a moment’s concern and despite this mileage, the yacht looks in almost new condition.
This Bermudian cutter was only built with the best materials. Her design ist very conventional with a long keel, steeply raked transom stern with transom-hung rudder, generous freeboard and it is only the bow sections which give her away as a pre-war design. Like many American yachts she has a good beam which makes for a voluminous cabin believing her dimensions. The construction is typical of Bud McIntosh’s work and style. The deck ist particularly spacious and clutter-free permitting safe movement.
This classic has five berths, a large double berth with standing space at the after end to stbd., heads compartment to port with Raritan sea toilet, hand basin across the corner drains overboard, shower tray and teak grating in the floor. Saloon cabin with port and stbd settee berth, with 6’3″ head-room. A wonderful cabin, uncluttered with a very clean, crisp finish and tremendous feeling of space. Cabin heating with hot air.
Galley in the after port corner with gimbaled Force 10 stainless-steel 2-burner grill and oven gas cooker crash bar. Stainless steel sink drains overboard, stainless steel refrigeration box, foot pump suppling fresh water, hand pump salt water, secure trash bin under the sink, secure lockers under the work surface. Forward facing chart desk in the after stbd. corner with scalloped seat.
Forward bulkhead in varnished T&G cedar, varnished pine coamings and deck beams, white painted joinery with varnished cherry trim. Varnished cherry floor boards.
Bermudian cutter rig on painted, box section built Douglas fir mast stepped in a galvanized tabernacle on the coach-roof. The arms of the tabernacle extend over a meter up the sides of the mast to carry the 2 halyard winches. The boom goose neck fitting also carried on the tabernacle, not the mast, for extra strength.
Stainless steel 1 x 19 rigging with Stalock fittings. 3-point, double-tailed main sheet with centre block to a bronze horse on the transom and turning blocks on the side decks, tails to cleats on the aft deck accessible by the helmsman. Bronze mainsail track with easy slide cars, bronze spinnaker plot track.
Sails by Ghost Sails: Main: 348 sqm, Staysail 154 sqm, Working jib, 246 sqm. Mainsail Lazybag cover suspended from the lazy jacks makes furling the main very simple. Staysail and jib both on Harken roller furling gear. Pair of Anderson 45 self tailing winches on the cockpit coamings, new in 2005.
Navigation: Danforth Constellation Steering compass, Data Marine Sounder, Standard Horizon trough hull log, Standard Horizon dual station VHF DSC, Raytheon RL9 radar, Raymarine ST4000 auto-pilotworking thought the Monitor Wind Vane, Monitor Wind Vane auto-pilot, Garmin GP 120GPS, Standard Horizon CP 3000 chart plotter, Navtex Pro Plus weather station.
80 watt solar panel, sterling battery charger with 4-step power regulator.
Imported into the EC and exempt from VAT under Transfer of Residence Relief.