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Custom Yacht Sales Ltd. - Custom Yachts
Custom Yacht Sales is pleased to present LEONORE: An outstanding creation from Chuck Paine, one of America's most respected designers of performance cruising yachts.
At 80', LEONORE is the largest of his Bermuda Series of fast Blue Water passage makers, aimed at shorthanded, long-distance cruising. Due to their light displacement and long waterlines, they are famous for their high performance -- yet are unusually stable as a result of the renowned “Paine keel” design. Add in “push button” sailing, multiple water tight bulkheads, and the fully functional, low profile pilothouse that flows seamlessly into the lower saloon, one comes close to perfection.
Of all aluminum construction, LEONORE was built by Kelly Archer Boatbuilders, a leading builder of luxury custom yachts out of New Zealand. She is fully equipped for World cruising and is being sold by an experienced owner who prides himself in attention to detail. If you are looking for a top quality, proven World cruiser and do not like to compromise, then getting aboard LEONORE should be a must: LEONORE offers the complete package -- Canadian landed and duty paid.
We invite you to make an appointment to view this most impressive yacht now located in Sidney, British Columbia.
NOTE: For a 3D tour of LEONORE click the link provided in the listing or go to http://media.propermeasure.com/leonore
FROM THE DESK OF CHUCK PAINE:
This 80 foot high speed cruising yacht is among the largest of our Bermuda Series of light displacement long distance cruisers. She was built for an American yachtsman at Kelly Archer Boatbuilders in Albany, New Zealand.
LEONORE is intended as very nearly a singlehanded yacht, whose objective is to be piloted and manually steered (for fun) much of the time by a single person. The wheel steering is hydraulically assisted, a sort of power steering which can be varied in its responsiveness and power between 3.5 and 6 turns lock to lock. Hydraulics are also used to control the impressive power of the sails, making her truly possible to reef and trim singlehanded, if necessary. The engine room on this yacht is probably the largest ever designed on a yacht of this size, has full headroom and enough "excess" space to permit instantaneous access to every service point of every piece of machinery, plumbing or pump without removing or opening access panels.
A large area of open space between the pilothouse and the lower accommodations gives the latter a cathedral ceiling effect, and the entire yacht a wonderful feel of spaciousness and light.
The deck plan is also highly functional. The aft cabin top is nearly flat, enabling the hard bottommed inflatable to be conveniently stored here. A halyard from the mizzen mast is used to deploy and retrieve the dinghy. A scoop shaped transom has a large deck near water level which facilitates boarding from a dinghy and can be used for swimming and diving. There are full length guard rails to protect the topsides and these are placed so as to shade a considerable number of large hull windows which will introduce an unusual plenitude of light to the interior. Particular attention has been made to provision of solar panels sufficient to keep a very large battery bank charged when the yacht is unoccupied, and these house batteries, weighing over a ton, are housed in the keel cavity to contribute to the yacht's stability.
The pilothouse is the central focal point of the entire design. It is of a long, low design- so low in fact that the helmsman is able to see over its top from the steering position, standing upon a purpose built step which doubles as a storage box. The very large size of the wheel further improves visibility past the pilothouse. There is a sheltered steering station inside the pilothouse which uses the autopilot controls rather than a wheel for steering. Engine controls and navigation monitors are provided here as well. This area is largely open to the forward accommodations, enhancing the feeling of light and space. The elevated pilothouse makes a great dining location, and a large chart table and conning station is to starboard, all with wonderful views out the large windows. A U-shaped dinette capable of dining four persons occupies the port side of the pilothouse, and it is elevated so that the diners may enjoy a full 360 degree view from comfortable seating positions. A larger dinette is provided belowdecks for use by the crew, or at sea. The pilothouse is fully watertight, with a sealed door to the cockpit so that it may be heated or air conditioned and kept dry in heavy weather.
The full width owners' cabin is aft with private access to the deck, seaberth to Starboard, double to Port.
There are two guest cabins forward each with its own head and access to a huge shared shower stall. This shower is designed with an overhead hatch to be left open in the tropics, providing a blast of natural ventilation at all times - the hatch being located in the shower stall needs not be shut each time a tropical rainsquall passes by. The Starboard guest cabin has ensuite access to the forward head and has an opening hull port.
The heads are beautifully lit and entirely awl-gripped to make them easy to keep clean (4 heads onboard: 3x Vacuflush and 1x manual). A beautifully crafted galley with huge amounts of stowage, refrigeration and freezer capacity.
A combination of exceptional stability and a long and lean hull design make this yacht a very high speed passagemaker in tradewind conditions, with 11 to 13 knot sailing speeds possible. When the wind doesn’t blow, a powerful main engine is connected to the propeller by a Hundested VP4 pitch control unit, capable of up to 12 knots under power. For fast passages, overpitching the Hendested allows motorsailing days runs of over 250 miles while consuming only moderate amouts of fuel.
LEONORE is a totally custom Aluminum yacht built in New Zealand by Kelly Archer -- considered to be one of the best builders in the world for a yacht of this caliber. The original owner of LEONORE had sailed thousands of offshore miles in his previous Amel and Swan 76, plus other charter yachts prior to commissioning the design and building of LEONORE. Every detail of LEONORE was coordinated with the owner's vast experience while he lived full time in New Zealand during her construction.
The end result of this rigorous design and build process was over 12 years of amazing Ocean voyaging of almost 100,000 miles. (See Description: THE TRAVELS OF LEONORE).
After mid-life refits, LEONORE was sold to the current owner who has maintained her in pristine condition with continued upgrading. She is ready for new adventures to cruise the Worlds' Oceans in safety and comfort.
RECENT MAINTENANCE HISTORY
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2021
The current owner has maintained a strict maintenance regimen along with the following improvements:
ALL NEW B&G PACKAGE AS OF 2017:
Her travels have taken her from New Zealand and Australia throughout the South Pacific to Japan and from eastern Russia to Alaska down to the U.S. onward to South America, around Cape Horn and up the east coast of South America to Europe. She cruised the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea, back to northern Europe and Spitzburgen and onward to Iceland/Greenland and Newfoundland, down the east coast of the U.S. and back through the Panama Canal to the Pacific again for another tour of the North Pacific before returning, via the Panama Canal, to Florida.
LEONORE ITINERARY - 2003 to 2017
2003 New Zealand, Tonga, Wallis, Tuvalu, Kirbati, Marshall Islands, Fiji, New Zealand Log = 9,588
2004 New Zealand, New Caledonia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Micronisia
Log = 17,187
2005 Micronesia, Palau, Japan, Russia, Bering Strait, Alaska, British Columbia, San Francisco
Log = 30,199
2006 San Francisco, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile Log = 38,524
2007 Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Canaries, Gibraltar, Balearics, Italy, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Italy, France
Log = 48,878
2008 France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Rumania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Malta, Italy, Spain
Log = 53,480
2009 Spain (Mallorca), Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Svalbard, Norway
Log = 59,532
2010 Norway, Shetlands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island, Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nantucket, Charleston, West Palm Beach
Log = 65,895
2011 West Palm Beach, Key West Log = 66,092
2012 Key West, Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Mangareva, Tahiti Bora Bora, Penrhyn, Suwarrow, Pago Pago, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand
Log = 77,075
2013 New Zealand, Raivavae, Tahiti, Tuamotos, Honolulu Log = 82,867
2014 Honolulu, San Diego Log = 85,367
2014/2015 San Diego, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Key West, West Palm Beach Log = 89,293
2016 Travels complete ! LEONORE prepared for sale.
2017 LEONORE SOLD! -- Shipped to Sidney, British Columbia where her second owner has lovingly maintained her for continuing adventures.