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  2. Nantucket ISLAND

    Stuart, Florida, United States

    Escape Winter aboard your Classic Center Cockpit Sloop. Vessel was designed by Ausie, Peter Cole, designer of Australian contenders for The America's Cup race. Built in Taiwan by HoHsing Shipyards, to a very high standard of FRP construction. Excellent joinery skills and cabinetry craftsmanship are evident throughout the Teak interior. Form follows function in the layout below, the Flush Deck Design provides excellent headroom, leaving one with a feeling that your on a larger monohull. The Aft Masters Stateroom provides a level of luxury not normally found is a vessel this size. There is a special feel to the Nantucket Island Yacht, I can only describe it as a balance, a harmonious feeling. The layout of this Flush Deck/Center Cockpit/Aft Cabin Bluewater Cruiser just seems to flow. This Sloop has a very attractive design and is one of the finest looking sailboats in the anchorage. This sailboat does not close in on you during long passages, it seems to flow seamlessly with the wind and water. Some call this, "Feng shui",  An ancient art and science that was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China. In literal translation feng means "wind" and shui means "water." In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune. Conversely, bad feng shui means bad luck or misfortune, which is not good ?Juju? at sea.More history, information, such as recent Survey, Boat History Report, pictures and videos can be found on our website; in two versions, the NI38 and NI33, the Nantucket Island Yacht is a Compact Bluewater Cruiser with an amazing layout which provides a very high level of functionality and comfort in 33'. This well founded cruiser will take you anywhere in style and safety. The encapsulated keel will not come off in a grounding, or a storm. Even if holed, it is sealed off from the rest of the bilge. The Flush deck provides an uncluttered space for single handed cruising as well as a great place to entertain, in port. Approximately 50 or so NI33's were built in Taiwan, and Down Under. These classic yachts are not well known, because of they are rather scarce, not because of their performance under sail, offshore, or Island Hoping. The 5.5' draft is great in skinny waters, yet the heavy ballast ratio, keeps it stiff in a blow. The Modified Full Keel, provides good stability with a lower drag ratio, for faster passages. The PERF rating is decent for Regattas.The NI38 is even more rare, as far as we know, only 5 were built, all in Taiwan, before Polyester resin prices went through the roof, causing many FRP Shipyards to close their doors. SV PaPa is probably one of the finest Nantucket Island 38's available, anywhere. Ordered new in 1985 and delivered to Lake Michigan, this NI38 was a stout contender in many Regatta's on the Great Lakes, such as the Chicago/Mack race. The sailing season is short on the Great Lakes, thus this vessel was lightly used and does not show the ware and tear a vessel of this vintage, typically displays. Consistently maintained and refitted over the years, the list of upgrades is quite extensive and far too much to list here. A few key upgrades are as follows; new Kubota 49HP Phasor Propulsion Plant,  ZC Transmission, SS Folding Prop, Dripless Seal (less than 300 hrs.) New 8kw Kubota Phasor Power Plant. (less than 1000 hrs.) New Mermaid Dual Heat Pumps (Forward/Aft), new dual 12 volt Sea Frost Freeze/Fridge, New Maxwell Windless, SideThrust Bow Thruster, Simrad Hydraulic Computerized Auto Pilot, Garmin Chartplotter with XM/Radio/Weather, New Mack Mainsail w/MackPack etc........Further details can be viewed here; PaPa is set up for singlehanded, long distance cruising. Equipped with  2 Heads, 3 Cabins, large functional Galley, there is plenty of room for entertaining above, or below.  The centrally located Engine Room with easy access from front, rear, sides and above, facilitates easy maintenance and repair.  Solar panels, mounted on the rear davits are tiltable, so they face the sun. An 11' Catamaran dingy with a 9.9HP 4 Stroker, Merc pushes it along at 20 plus MPH!  SV PaPa comes fully equipped with everything you will need to live aboard; bedding, towels, cookware, coffee maker, tea pot, blender, induction cooker, grill, safety equipment, electronics, charts, software, tools and spare parts. Just pack your suitcase, purchase food stocks and you are ready to Cruise. Everything works as designed and funtions well.  Decks and hull are solid, no wood coring, nothing to rot in hidden areas, between decks, or bulkheads.   

    Seller Lawrence Chain
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