'SummeR' stands, in many ways, as a boat that was ahead of it's time. The hull molded more after the highly successful Cal 40, a deck house for great 270-degree interior visibility, a spade rudder to give the boat better control on tight maneuvers, and a long shoal cruising keel with only 5ft of draft opening the cruising capabilities to closer shore destinations (see 'Hull and Construction' details).
A rigid windscreen with stainless steel framing will keep the skipper dry in her elevated cockpit with seating long enough to sleep on and tall coamings for backrests. When the weather gets too wet, SummeR is equipped with autopilot control in the saloon forward. Staterooms and heads are on separate ends of the boat giving two couples privacy and comfort while cruising. And for additional company, the saloon is easily ready for the stow-aways.
The Perkins diesel at 85hp is a powerhouse! Situated in its own engine room/shop midship, accessible from the cockpit or the interior with a bench and plenty of room to work and stow parts. She cruises at 8.5 knots and has a cruising range of 1200 miles, so you can leave the jerry jugs at the dock.
SummeR was designed by Bill Lapworth and Jack Jensen as a yacht of able sailing characteristics, but with the cruising comforts of a motorsailer. An attraction of the Cal 2-46 design is that neither Lapworth or Jensen tried to squeeze too much into the hull, and thus, left plenty of room for stowage and working, which is exactly what a cruising couple or family needs when venturing far from home.
A Cal 2-46 is rare to find on the market-- owners rarely separate from them. Even Lapworth and Jensen selected the Cal 46 cruiser as their personal retirement yacht for bluewater cruising.
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7001 Seaview Ave NW, Suite 180 Seattle, WA 98117
Vee berth forward cabin with a separate head cabin to starboard and a large closet to port. Midships in the main cabin, a U-shaped galley is to starboard with a deep fridgrator and freezer box to port. In the aft cabin an L-shaped salon to port with table and settee across. Table has hinged leaves and adjustable swivel base to adapt to different seating arrangements and can be lowered to convert to a double berth.Aft of main salon is chart table over storage and battery storage on starboard side across from standup engine room with workshop area on port side. The master cabin is located aft with a double berth, settee, head with shower, closets, drawers, and a washer/dryer unit.
Aft Head Cabin
Fwd Head Cabin
1984 Perkins 4-236 85hp Diesel engine, fresh water cooled
SummeR was built by Jensen Marine in 1973 in Costa Mesa, California and spent her first 12 years in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The second owners bought her from the first owner in 1985 in Seattle and sailed her down the coast to California and then to Hawaii where they ran a boatyard. They spent 2 years remodeling, refitting and adding equipment to her, then sailed to the Marqueses, Tuomotos, Tahiti, Isles Sou Le Vent, Raratonga, Aitutaki, Penhryn, Christmas Island and back to Hawaii.They covered approximately 10,000 miles in five months.
During the 2 year retrofit, they redesigned the main cabin with gimballed table to port with “L” shaped seating providing access past the mast on both sides and a refer/freezer forward to port with a cold plate cooled by a 110 volt system and an engine driven compressor. The galley is “U” shaped and forward to starboard with a 5 foot settee and small end table with 2 drawers and a locker aft. Also during the main cabin retrofit in 1986 all the floors were pulled up and the fresh water and fuel tanks redone. The fuel tanks were sand blasted inside and out and epoxy coated. The fresh water plumbing was changed from hose to ½” copper pipe allowing the use of dockside water instead of the water tanks only. Removable covers were installed in each tank bay to facilitate future cleaning. A lift-up chart table was added above the lockers in the passageway aft and a bookshelf above it where the VHF radio is located. He added a row of shelves over the settee aft and a bookshelf over the double bunk.
In Hawaii, I987, They sold the boat to the next owners and arranged for the delivery to Seattle that spring. The new Seattle owners lived aboard in Seattle and Lopez Island and cruised the Pacific Northwest until moving ashore in November 1998. Durning their time aboard they upgraded many systems, installing a Trace 2000 watt inverter/charger, Dickinson insulated backstay antenna, AM/FM/CD , ACR EPIRB (class B), and a Wood Freeman auto pilot.
In 2000, the current owners purchased SummeR, sailing her from Lopez Island to the Harbor Island Marina in Seattle. They lived aboard SummeR from 2000 through 2009, before moving to Bainbridge Island, keeping SummeR for recreational purposes. During the time they lived aboard and after moving off SummeR, they cruised the inland waterways of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, the Gulf Islands, the Strait of San Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia as far north as Desolation Sound. During that time period they made upgrades to interior surface, floor cushion and mattress finishes, replaced refer/freezer cooling elements, added and modified shelves and storage, enlarged the master stateroom bed and replaced the gimballed main salon table with an adjustable swivel table.