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1983 Gilcraft 1983 52Ft STAYSAIL SCHOONER Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Charleston

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

Price: $ 250,000.00
Description:
SPECS:

LOA 62'
LOD 52'
LWL 45'
Beam 14' 2"
Draft 8' 6"
Displacement 25 tons

1 3/8" New Zeland Kauri Planked, copper rivited
Steam bent double frames, 2 3/4" x 1 7/8" on 10" centers
Two full-length bilge stringers on each side 2 3/4” x 1 7/8 “
120hp Ford Lehman Diesel engine

METANI is a staysail schooner with aluminum masts and stainless steel rigging

Accomodations include:
- pilot house with secondary steering station
- two quarter cabins, each with a double berth
- master cabin with double berth
- single sea berth in main saloon
- two heads, one with shower
- full galley with refrigerator, freezer and three burner LPG stove
- main saloon with dining table that seats six

HISTORY:

METANI was built by Gilcraft Boats of Australia to Australian Marine Board Survey requirements. METANI is based on the lines plan of John Alden’s MALABAR X but with more freeboard and greater sheer to enhance her ocean sailing qualities. The design brief was to construct a traditionally built yacht capable of sailing to any part of the globe that could be handled by a small crew who were to be carried in as much safety and comfort as a yacht of her size could offer. Southern Ocean and “roaring forties” sailing was to be a priority so she had to be constructed strongly enough to withstand extreme conditions. Completed and launched in 1983, METANI has exceeded all expectations.

METANI first cruised Tasmanian waters extensively and then sailed to Perth for the 1986-87 America’s Cup where she served as an observation boat and was licensed to carry 40 persons on board. During 1990, METANI cruised up the east coast of Australia with the original owner, his wife and three children, arriving in Darwin in September 1991. From there she sailed west, arriving in Antigua in February 1993. Her route was across the Indian Ocean to Christmas Island and then to Cocos Keeling. On the leg from Christmas to Cocos she first proved her passage making qualities, sailing 610 nautical miles in two hours less than three days. From Cocos it was to Sri Lanka, then India and Aden. From there METANI sailed up the Red Sea and into the Mediterranean where she sailed from Tel Aviv to Gibraltar in the summer of 1992. From Gibraltar, it was to the Canary Islands and in January of 1993 she left Tenerife crossing the Atlantic to Antigua with a passage time of seventeen and a half days.

In April of 1994, METANI entered the first of many Classic Yacht Regattas in Antigua and won the Concours d’Elegance in her division. The summer of 1994 was spent cruising north to Maine and on her return she entered into the charter business as a Nicholson registered yacht. For the next thirteen seasons she was very successful as a charter yacht, becoming one of the busiest yachts of her size in the Caribbean.

The current owners purchased METANI from the original owner in Trinidad in November 2007. They lived aboard with their young daughter and sailed throughout the Caribbean for several years. They then sailed METANI to Maine and up and down the U.S. East Coast, entering classic regattas and schooner races all along the way, eventually basing METANI in Charleston, SC. Last winter, they sailed METANI to the Caribbean for the season and participated once again in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. On the return passage, METANI proved her ocean going abilities by making the passage in less than nine days, enjoying speeds of nine and a half to ten knots at times.

Over the last decade, the current owners have assiduously maintained METANI and made numerous upgrades and improvements. The owners have lost one of their crew now that their daughter is off at college, and have decided it’s time for METANI to have a new owner.

INTERIOR LAYOUT:

Passing through the main companionway from the cockpit, one enters the pilot house. Radios and GPS unit and a bookcase are immediately to starboard over a storage locker. Forward of that is the chart table with chart storage drawers underneath and six additional drawers and a cabinet. Forward of the chart table is the inside steering station and engine controls and gauges.

On the port side of the pilot house is an enormous dedicated drink refrigerator (cold plate, engine driven) that can hold over seven cases of beverages and makes ice. Forward of that is a settee with tool storage under. Also under settee is 110v battery charger and inverter. Forward of settee is the main electrical panel, gauges and battery selector switches. The pilot house floor boards open to provide excellent access to the engine.

Moving forward, one goes down three steps to the main passageway. To port is a quarter cabin with double berth, hanging locker and small bench with storage below. There is an additional cabinet (currently used for spare parts) at the foot of the berth. The cabin has two port lights, one deck prism, an opening hatch and a dorade vent.

Opposite this cabin is another, slightly larger, quarter cabin. Also containing a double berth, this cabin has a large shelved storage cabinet in lieu of a hanging locker. The cabinet at the foot of the berth has shelves and at one time contained in excess of 200 books. There is an additional door leading to the main head, making this an ensuite cabin. This cabin also has two port lights, one deck prism, an opening hatch and a dorade vent.

Continuing forward along the passageway, one finds the galley to port. Along the aft bulkead of the galley is a large stainless steel sink and mahogany countertop. Above is dedicated storage for plates and glassware. Below are three drawers for cutlery and galley tools. Outboard is a gimballed three-burner LPG stove and oven. Outboard of this is a shelf fitted with over a dozen cannisters for food items such as flour, sugar, nuts, etc. Above the cannisters are cabinets for baking dishes and cutting boards as well as cuddies for oils and spices. (The boat is being sold with the galley fully equipped.) The forward bulkhead of the galley has a knife rack above a mahagony countertop, which opens to provide access to a refrigerator and a freezer. The freezer is 12V and the refrigerator is an engine driven cold plate. The galley has an opening hatch, deck prism and a dorade vent.

Across from the galley is the main head, which contains a manual toilet, stainless steel sink, and shower. Behind the mahagony sink countertop is a large cabinet. Beneath the countertop are three drawers and two cabinets. A watermaker is located in a cabinet outboard of the toilet. The main head has an opening hatch, deck prism and a dorage vent.

The main saloon opens up just forward of the galley. To port are two settees and a dinette table that accomodates six. There is ample storage beneath the settees. To starboard is a long settee (which can double as a sea berth). Above this is a bookcase flanked by two cabinets, one of which is made to hold liquor bottles and the other of which contains a stereo. The long settee has storage underneath for pots and pans and food. The cabin sole of the main saloon opens to reveal additional storage for canned goods. Above the main saloon is a very large butterfly hatch. Two dorade vents service the main saloon.

Forward of the main saloon is the master cabin. Immediately to starboard is a mahogany desk with six drawers and cabinet outboard. Forward of this is a double hanging locker with additional storage outboard. To port is the master berth, which is a double. Beneath the berth are four large drawers, a hot water heater, and additional storage. The master cabin has two opening hatches and two dorade vents.

Continuing forward is the master head, which contains an electric toilet. To port is a cabinet with a mahogany counter and four drawers. Forward of this is a small upholstered bench with a very large bookcase above. To starboard is a ceramic sink and large medicine cabinet, forward of which is a storage cabinet and additional counterspace. The master head has a large opening hatch through which sails can be passed on deck. It also has two deck prisms and two dorade vents.

Moving forward is the chain locker, which contains anchor rodes, sails, boarding ladder, etc. The chain locker has a solar exhaust fan.

EQUIPMENT:

DECK GEAR
Winches
2 @ Barlow 36 self tailing 2-speed
1 @ Barlow 25 self tailing 2-speed
2 @ Barlow 27 self tailing 2-speed
Garhauer line stoppers (2016) on main mast, fore mast and deck
Cleats
twin wooden Sampson posts on bow
two single bollards on stern
Stainless steel bow and stern (2016) pulpits
Spectra lifelines
Large Bimini top with SS frame over cockpit, with 4 @ 120W solar panels (2016) mounted on top
Deck box on foredeck containing LPG tanks

MOORING PACKAGE
125 lb. CQR anchor mounted on bow sprit roller, 250’ chain, twisted nylon rode
Bruce 50 kg anchor mounted on bow sprit roller, chain, twisted nylon rode
Fortress FX-37 anchor, chain, twisted nylon rode
Maxwell 3500 windlass with capstan and gypsy, 12V with hardwired and wireless controls (2010). Separate windlass battery forward.

EQUIPMENT
DECK GEAR
Winches
2 @ Barlow 36 self tailing 2-speed
1 @ Barlow 25 self tailing 2-speed
2 @ Barlow 27 self tailing 2-speed
Garhauer line stoppers (2016) on main mast, fore mast and deck
Cleats
twin wooden Sampson posts on bow
two single bollards on stern
Stainless steel bow and stern (2016) pulpits
Spectra lifelines
Large Bimini top with SS frame over cockpit, with 4 @ 120W solar panels (2016) mounted on top
Deck box on foredeck containing LPG tanks

MOORING PACKAGE
125 lb. CQR anchor mounted on bow sprit roller, 250’ chain, twisted nylon rode
Bruce 50 kg anchor mounted on bow sprit roller, chain, twisted nylon rode
Fortress FX-37 anchor, chain, twisted nylon rode
Maxwell 3500 windlass with capstan and gypsy, 12V with hardwired and wireless controls (2010). Separate windlass battery forward.

SAILS
Mainsail: Heavy Dacron, 2 reef points, full battens with Mack pack and cover (North Sails, 2009)
Genoa: 135%, Dacron on roller furler
Yankee: 100%, Dacron on roller furler (North Sails, 2009)
Forestaysail: Heavy Dacron on boom with cover, self-tacking (North Sails, 2009)
Main staysail: Heavy Dacron on boom with cover, self-tacking (North Sails, 2009)
#1 Fisherman Staysail: Golly Wobbler, multicolored
#2 Fisherman Staysail: light weight, clover logo
#3 Fisherman Staysail: medium weight (North Sails, 2009)
#4 Fisherman Staysail: Heavy weight

NAVIGATION LIGHTS
As prescribed by international regulations
Running lights, steaming light, stern light, anchor light (LED with light sensor), strobe light and tri-color light (2009). Spare tricolor on foremast.
2 @ deck lights

PLUMBING
2 @ fiberglass water tanks, total capacity approx. 165 gallons
Isotemp 11 gal, SS water heater (2017) 110V and engine driven
40 gal fiberglass holding tank, properly secured and vented
Spectra Water Machine water maker (approx. 14 GPH)
Completely re-plumbed 2009~2016

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
110 and 12 volt systems (completely rewired 2019~2015)
Main electrical panel equipped with circuit breakers, volt meter, ampere meter and polarity
2 battery selector switches
65 Amp alternator on engine
6 Trojan batteries (2013) and 2 @ Group 24 battery (2015), mounted in acid-proof boxes and well secured
Xantrex True Charge 2-20 battery charger
Xantrex inverter
Guest 30 amp galvanic isolator
Bilge pumps wired through panel with separate fuses and bilge pump counter

GALLEY
3 burner propane cooking stove with built-in oven, gimballed
2 propane tanks in deck box on foredeck
SS sink (2016) with pressure hot and cold water
12V refrigerator/freezer in galley boxes (2010)
Engine driven holding plate R134A system (2017) in galley and pilothouse
Propane Bar-b-que

MARINE SANITATION
Aft head equipped with SS sink, Jabsco manual pump head, separate shower stall with curtain and wooden grade, adequate counter space and ventilation
Grey water tank below the steps equipped with float switch for automatic emptying
Forward head equipped with 12V Jabsco marine toilet feeding holding tank in chain locker; equipped with valves for flow-through use or pump out.

FIRE
Kiddie BC dry chemical at pilothouse helm
First Alert ABC dry chemical in starboard stateroom
First Alert ABC dry chemical in port stateroom
First Alert ABC dry chemical in master cabin
Galley fire blanket in aft head

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
5 @ Adult Type I PFDs
6 @ Adult Type II PFDs
3 @ suspenders and tethers
Bell
Handheld horn
Flares and floating strobe
First aid kit
Ring buoy
Life Sling
ACR EPIRB
Revere 6-man life raft in canister on foredeck (inspected and certified 10/2016)

VENTILATION
10 dorade boxes with vents
11 opening hatches
2 solar powered deck vents
large double butterfly hatch
4 @ 12V fans

ENGINE
Ford Lehman 120 hp diesel engine with approx 3,300 hours since it was rebuilt in 2005

FUEL SYSTEM
2 @ 150 gal fiberglass fuel tanks outboard of the engine
USCG A1 rated fuel hoses
Raycor canister primary fuel filter
Dual secondary fuel filters mounted on engine

BILGE PUMPS
2 @ Rule 2000 electric bilge pumps with float switches
1 @ electric pump with manual switch
1 @ manual bilge pump
High water alarm
Bilge pump counter

STEERING
Pedestal mounted with teak steering wheel in cockpit
Second steering wheel in pilothouse
Steering is hydraulic, Hy-Drive 2000 Series

ELECTRONICS
Depth Sounder: Raymarine 60+ (2008)
AIS receiver (2008)
VHF: Simrad RD68 (2008)
Autopilot: Simrad AP26 (2008)
Wind Instrument: Raymarine ST60+ (2008)

Radar: Furuno (2008)
GPS: Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator (2008)
Chart Plotter: Furuno NavNet (chart, AIS, radar, depth) (Charts for USA and Caribbean) (2008)
SSB: Kenwood TS-430S
Speed: Raymarine 60+ (2008)

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
Shore power cords: 3 @ 30 amp x 50 feet
SS swim ladder
Cockpit cushions
Barigo barometer
Barigo ships clock
Xantrex inverter

COVERS
Sail covers for Main Staysail and Fore Staysail
Sail cover for Mainsail built into lazy jacks
Cover for cap rail
Covers for all hatches, including butterfly
Covers for all dorade boxes
Cover for binnacle
Cover for life raft
Cover for deck box

DINGHY
Caribe 10’ RIB on removable SS davits (2016)
15 hp Mercury outboard

TOOLS & SPARES
Complete set of engine tools
All other required maintenance tools
Various spares for all systems

**MORE PICTURES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST**

 


**CONTACT**

GLENN SCHROEDER
BARNEGAT BAY YACHT BROKERAGE
609.312.8263
HeartsDesire1925@aol.com

BarnegatBayYachtBrokerge@gmail.com

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Thank you, Glenn Schroeder

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel 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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Overview

Price
250000.00
Type Of Boat
Sail
Make
Gilcraft
Model
1983 52Ft STAYSAIL SCHOONER
Year
1983
LOA (feet)
52
Deck Material
Hull Material

Location

City
Charleston
Province/State
SC
Country
USA
Contact Number
609-312-8263

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