1985 mm mm Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in N


Mast Configuration
Two Mast
Single Mast Type
Two-Mast Type
Hull Configuration
Full keel
Sail Handing and Equipment Comments

Marnie is one of the best examples of what a bluewater passagemaker should be. She was custom built by Salthouse Brothers, one of New Zealand’s finest custom builders, and designed by Al Mason who is one of the most highly regarded cruising designers in the world. John Salthouse told a prospective purchaser who contacted him in 2012 that it was the best yacht he’d ever built. The current owner has had her for 15 years.

Exceptionally strong, beautifully finished and maintained to the highest standard, Marnie is a very special classic that is in a class of her own. Marnie’s first owner crossed the Atlantic and Pacific and cruised in Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Her second and current owner recently completed a circumnavigation. He has spent the extra personal time and money to keep her in top mechanical and cosmetic condition. The result of his loving care, upgrades and improvements is a yacht ready to move aboard and cruise the world.

Marnie’s replacement cost today would exceed $2.5m to build to the same level of quality, workmanship and engineering. Her construction used kauri, one of the world’s strongest woods. Over 15000 board feet of kauri was taken from one tree to build Marnie. An example of the longevity of kauri is a bowl made from kauri that came out of the ground and was carbon dated to 6,000 years old, displayed on his dining table.


Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Builder: Salthouse
Designer: Al Mason
Flag of Registry: United States Of America

LOA: 62 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 9 in
LWL: 46 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 2 in
Displacement: 47420 lbs
Ballast: 16000 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 3-53
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade Paul Luke feathering propeller X2

Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 3 (250 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (30 Gallons)

Number of twin berths: 3
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3 or 4 (one single cabin converted to work bench could be returned to original easly)
Number of heads: 2

Two companionway aft cockpit design provides superior light, ventilation and privacy with the benefits of a low profile aft cockpit design. With three staterooms plus crew quarters, Marnie is equally well suited for owner operated family cruising, or world cruising with a captain.

The beautiful kauri & teak woodwork includes varnished laminate hull and deck frames and off white bulkheads. On the practical side there is a full stand up, walk in engine room for machinery and systems
New fans in aft cabins 2003
New handcrafted mattresses (2006)
New lighting fixtures in 2003
Raritan electric heads installed in 2007

Main Salon
The bright, airy main salon features off white bulkheads and varnished kauri. To starboard is a beautiful U-shaped dinette with seating for 6, with storage outboard and under the seating. Opposite to port is a settee with storage outboard/under and a well crafted teak box for tools. Aft, adjacent to the curved kauri staircase is the door to the fully insulated engine room. Outboard to port is the full nav station. The cabin sole is natural finished 7/8" teak.

The galley is located aft of the salon to starboard, with excellent counter space, gimbaled 4 burner stainless stove and oven, and cold plate refrigeration/freezer draw with dual compressors.
Broadwater 'Schooner' 4 burner/grill propane stove oven - new 2003
New fan, 2003

Master Stateroom
The private master stateroom is aft with a separate companionway to the sheltered cockpit under the hard dodger. A generous double berth is outboard to port with a single to starboard. The master en suite head offers a full stall shower with stainless shower pan and teak grate.

Guest Staterooms
The guest cabins are forward of the salon. To port is a upper and lower berths and to starboard a double berth. There is a large hanging locker and chest of drawers and a seat in each along with good storage. A guest head is shared by both cabins.

Fore peak/Crew cabin
Access to the fore peak crew cabin/workshop is through the port guest stateroom. Currently set up as a workshop complete with excellent storage, and work bench with vise. A single berth and marine toilet (removed presently) is provided if needed. The work shop could be returned to its former state with little fuss.

New (2012) Simrad NSE 8 at nav station, NSS12 repeater with touch screen technology in the cockpit under the dog house.
Furuno GP-31 GPS, new 2004
Icom M802 SSB/Ham, new 2004
Icom IC M502 VHF, new 2004
SCS PIC III Pactor modem, new 2004
PC Computer: HP/Samsung 15" screen with navigation software and charts of entire world, new 2008
Wind instruments: B&G Hydra 2000, new 2004
Auto pilots: 2 x independent systems Robertson (one hydraulic drive and one 24 volt motor driven), new 2008

12/24 v DC systems and 110 v AC system
Generator: Northern Lights 9 kw, new 2012
Transformer 220/110 v AC
Batteries: 14 x 6 volt with hydra caps, new 2008
Inverter/charger: Heart interface inverter mode 24 volt, 125 amp 60Hz DC
Charger Mode: 120 VAL 60Hz 25AMP 27 volt, 65 AMP Auto 3 stage charger, new 2004
Newmar 24 to 12 volt DC converter
Protech 1230i, 12 volt DC 3 stage 12 volt DC charger. new 2008
Alternators: two 24 volt and 1 x 12 volt, rebuilt 2008
Inter lights, new 2003
Generator battery
Momentary switch for engine/generator start
24VDC to 12VDC converter
2500 W Heart Interface transformer

Engine and Mechanical
Detroit Diesel engine model 3-53, fuel consumption 1.25 gallons per hour at 7 knots - Complete rebuild 2012
Exhaust fan for engine room and battery boxes
Transmission - Borg Warner 1.52:1 ratio, rebuilt in 2000, 1600 hrs
Racor fuel filters on generator and Detroit
Steering gear: chain and cable to quadrant, new cable 2008
Propeller: 21" Paul Luke 3 blade feathering, new 2007
Aqua Pro 24 gph water maker with new high pressure filter, 2007
Crash bilge pump on main engine
High level bilge water alarm

High level bilge water alarm
Fire suppression system in engine room, new 2005
Fire extinguishers throughout vessel
Heads, two electrical Raritan Atlantis macerating toilets, new 2007
Macerator pump for grey water/holding tank, new 2008
Domestic water pump, new 2008
Manual pump for day tank fuel
Stainless water heater
100amp 24VDC alternator on main engine
45 amp 12VDC alternator on main engine, with additional 24VDC, 45 amp alternator for engine batteries
110VDC and Engine driven compressor for refrigerator/freezer
Diesel fuel tanks: two Monel 90 gallon/one 75 gallon day tank
Water tanks: Monel, 300 gallons in 3 tanks

Hull and Ballast
Heart kauri hardwood consisting of two 5/16" diagonally planked with a 7/8" outer planking, Epoxy bonded, and copper nailed and bronze screwed to 43 kauri laminated frames. A laminated internal gunwale or shelf measures 5" thick. The outside of Marnie was then sheathed at original construction by Salthouse in two layers of 6oz. Dynell fiberglass in epoxy resin.

Lead ballast poured and secured by 10 Monel keel bolts.
Hull Awlgrip: Awlcraft 2000 in 2011
Bottom stripped and Epoxy barrier coat recoated in 2005

Deck and Equipment
Nilsson/Maxwell 2500 windlass (oversized). (New motor and gypsy 2005)
400' 3/8" Hi-test chain, re-galvanized 2007
110 lb Bruce anchor (new in 2000)
75 lb CQR anchor
75 lb Danforth
New stern pulpit 2003
Outboard davit 2003
New canvas 2012

The cockpit is superbly designed, protected by the low profile hard dodger/dog house with comfortable seating and beautiful folding teak table.

Mast & Rigging
Ketch rigged with MMF aluminum spars
Stainless steel standing rigging with STA locking fittings, new 2004
New standing rigging in 2003
Lewmar self-tailing winches,(19)
Harken cars on main mast
Lazy Jack system
Running rigging replaced regularly as needed
Harken furling on head sail

Main 10 oz Hallett Sails, new 2003
Mizzen 10 oz Doyle Sails, new 2009
120% genoa 9 oz Doyle Sails, new 2009
110% genoa Hood - good condition
Tri-radial 2.5 oz Doyle Sails, new 2008 with sock
Storm sails: Hood, like new (storm trysail and storm jib)
Mizzen stay sail 1999

Cockpit cushions new 2008
Sail covers new 2013
Bimini, new 2013
Awning, new 2003
Interior cushions, new 2011

Life raft: 6 person offshore equipment, new 2000
EPIRB: new 2003
Safety equipment: flares, EPIRB, PFD’s etc

Yard Work, Summer 2011
The owner writes:

We have painted her from top of mast to keel,
Wooded and re-varnished all bright work on exterior
Added a new double berth in the forward starboard stateroom along with complementary cabinetry
Replaced all of the counter tops, basins and hardware in the heads
Installed a new freezer drawer and top loading frig above
New counter tops in the galley, hardware etc.,
New teak deck box, and other cabinetry

History and Owner's Comments
Marnie was originally built for Donald Dalziel a knowledgeable West Coast yachtsman and racer. Having experienced over eight Transpacs, Mr. Dalziel sought out Al Mason to design a fast and sea kindly ocean cruiser but one suitable to be sailed by a family.

Between Don, Al Mason and John Salthouse, there was more than enough practical experience to draw upon. This is evident as you step aboard, the more you look the more you see!

Eventually age caught up with Don and he was forced to retire from the cruising life. This is when the current owner became custodian of this beautiful and capable yacht. In 1999 my wife and I cruised from Northern California along the coast to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, thru the Canal and back to Virginia. From there Marnie has seen the East Coast, Caribbean, Bahamas, across the Atlantic and throughout the Mediterranean. Our cruising visited Turkey, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and back across the Atlantic. We finished a six year circumnavigation in June 2013.

Throughout our adventures, the attention to detail and the quality of this yacht always stood out. Marnie is an excellent and comfortable sailing yacht in both light air and heavy wind and seas, capable of taking you and your family safely to any point on the globe.

Closing Remarks
For the sailor who truly appreciates a proper classic style offshore cruising yacht maintained to the highest standard, Marnie is one that should be put on the short list. She offers the total package, exceptional rugged construction, comfort and cruising performance.

The exquisite finish detail, impressive engineering and beautiful style make her a standout in any anchorage. Her Mason ketch design is sea kindly, easy to handle shorthanded and has all the equipment and electronics on board for world cruising. She has almost completed a five year round the world cruise,

The details of this vessel are given in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.







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