This classic Dutch-designed and built boat is stunning to behold with her varnished wooden hull, white waterline, prow, coachroof, and bulwarks, turned back bow and stern, wooden mast, with large lee-boards on either side. You can picture her sturdily plying the waters of the north Atlantic, anchored offshore in one of the inland bodies of water or 'meers' or tied up to the walls of a canal.
The vessel was launched in 1908 and the current owner found the boat in disrepair in 2002, but fell completely and utterly in love, bought her and undertook an extensive re-fit in 2003.
The craftsmanship makes you gasp. The re-fit is in keeping with the original craftsmanship of the boat. There are Dutch tiles in the salon and head, carved, gilded lions on either side of the doors, windows with curved frames & textured glass, that open into the cockpit from the salon. The windlass is over 100 years old, the blocks are hand-crafted, the wheel an 1860's eight-spoke mahogany & bronze steering wheel. The compass is an antique ship's binnacle and compass and can be moved to the middle of the cockpit & secured while sailing or put aside when at anchor.
Along with the classic looks of the boat, the re-fit included all the modern equipment to live aboard in 21st Century comfort on the Chesapeake Bay. An airconditioning unit, replaced the pot-belly stove, refrigeration installed, hydraulic steering, autopilot, depth sounder, chartplotter, vacuflush toilet, solar panel and more.
To say this is an interesting boat is an understatement. If you are looking for a head-turner, conversation starter, and TRADITION all rolled into one, come and take a look.
Appointments necessary - more information available.
Contact the listing broker:
Jonathan Hutchings (CPYB)
Annapolis Yacht Sales South, in Deltaville, VA
(804) 776 7575 (office)
(804) 436 4484 (cell)
Access from the cockpit is through double doors into a salon, with galley to port and chart table-cum-refrigerator box to starboard. Electrical panel and instruments are in the corner above the chart table.
Straight settees down either side and a moveable wooden deck chair provide seating. At the forward end of the starboard settee is a table in a recess lined with traditional Dutch tiles and an inlaid picture of a Lemsteraak on the water. Below which is the aircon unit. Opposite the recess is the head which has a vacuflush toilet and handheld shower. It is also lined with tiles.
The sleeping quarters are in the bow with a pullman berth (double) to port, seat to starboard and storage along the starboard hull and forward part of the cabin.
.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.