Elegant French design and solid construction - and great alternative to a Catalina 320 at a substantial savings in purchase price. Elites are well known in Europe and on the East Coast of the US for being a well-executed blend of performance and styling.
This Kirie Elite 32' is located here at our facility in Noank, CT. and includes a prime concrete floating dock slip for the balance of the 2017 summer season!
John MacPherson CPYB
The Kirie Elite 32 is an outstanding blend of exceptional performance under sail and comfortable cruising accommodations below. It is difficult to find a yacht of this quality that offers such a wide array of desirable features, without getting into a much newer and more expensive vessel. This particular boat has benefited from very recent upgrades such as New main and genoa. Her general overall condition is very good, and considering the added value of recent upgrades, "C'est La Vie" is aggressively priced to facilitate a quick sale. Personal inspections strongly encouraged.
"C'est La Vie" has a spacious and well thought out floorplan offering two private cabins with double berths, a large galley and forward facing nav station, a very comfortable salon, and a respectable head conveniently located aft of the galley by the companionway. Exceptional for a 32' boat.
Starting forward is a double V-berth with privacy door, good storage, overhead hatch, and two lights. Immediately aft is the main salon with L-shaped settee to starboard, straight settee to port, which both easily convert to berths. The dining table is a centerline, double drop leaf table. Lockers and shelving abound.
Aft to starboard is an L-shaped galley; aftermost is the head with shower and a Marine toilet. To port is the forward facing nav station with GPS/VHF/stereo/electrical panel and aft of that is a private master cabin with double berth, opening port, hanging locker, seat, storage, shelf and two lights.
Forward V-berth (sleeps 2) with 4 under-mattress lockers and side shelves. Forward overhead Hatch. Sliding Privacy Door connecting to Main Cabin
Main Cabin: Port and Stbd Settees, double folding leaf table with central storage (3 wine bottles) Galley Stbd side aft of settee with sink, foot pump, propane stove, Storage shelves and drawers. Navigation Station Port aft of settee across from Galley with desk, electrical panel, small seat and electronics.
Aft Cabin: Port side – sleeps 2 , 1 closet,
Engine compartment: under companionway access also through aft cabin
Head Stbd side aft of galley – sink w/foot pump, head, wet locker
VHF: Standard Horizon Explorer; Handheld VHF: Standard Horizon HX350S
Navigation: Navgraphic II chartplotter (circa 1990)– primarily used for GPS, chart plotter function will not recognize CD."
Classic Nexus Instrumentation – Apparent Wind speed and direction, Knot meter, compass, depth fathometer, server, 3 multi displays, wind display, steer pilot
MOB button and 2 steer pilot/tactical buttons
System has racing tactical mode and internal navigation with waypoints.
New depth transducer installed 2016.
Interphase forward looking depth finder – currently not operating.
Autopilot : Autohelm 800+ tiller pilot.
Plastimo Contest Racing compasses – 2 mounted in cockpit (port/starboard)
Cassette/radio with 4 speakers in Main Cabin
Windex mounted on VHF Antenna at masthead
Handheld Autohelm personal electronic compass
2 – 12 V size 24 batteries. House and Starting. Automatic cross connect for charging.
20 Amp AC charger.
2015 – installed new Electrical panel with voltmeter and ammeter and replaced primary wiring to panel.
Main Sail: Note that boom gooseneck is configured for rolling the main on the boom Rolling cannot be used for reefing the main.
Main: 2015 North Sails, battened with two reefing points – condition: excellent, used once in 2016
Main: 199X Jasper & Bailey, Newport battened main – condition fair – good
Jib: 2015 North Sails, 130% Genoa, roller furling – condition excellent, used once in 2016 season.
Jib: 199X Jasper & Bailey, Newport 150% Genoa racing sail, not configured for roller furling. Condition: fair – good
Jib: 1999 Jasper& Bailey 150% Genoa, recut in 2001 for roller furler, condition – poor, patched cracks in sail
Jib: 199X Jasper & Bailey, Newport #3 battened racing jib, not configured for roller furling. Condition fair – good
Jib: #3 Blade racing Jib w/ Luff battens, not roller furler configured. Condition – fair, slight damage at base of sail, repairable.
Jib: Original Working jib, not configured for roller furling. Condition – good
Storm Jib: original, condition – good
Asymmetrical Spinnaker – Condition – good
Full Spinnaker- Black, condition – Good
Full Spinnaker- Blue, condition – poor due to holes from mice, could be patched
Main Sail Cover: new 2017.
Dodger – resewn 2017. Frame is in good condition, windows yellowed.
No Bimini, Awning connects to dodger, cannot be used while sailing. Condition – good
Mast – 39 ft aluminum, Internal halyards except for spinnaker.
Boom: Aluminum fitted with a rotating gooseneck and crank for rolling the main. With Topping Lift and Boom Vang
ProFurl C32 Roller Furler, installed 2002, removable furling line spool for use of racing sails. Suitable for reefing jib.
Rigging – SS single spreader, fore and aft mid shrouds
Backstay hydraulic adjuster
Flag halyards to each spreader. One flag halyard to masthead.
2 Barlow 25 two speed self tailing winches in cockpit, 2 Barlow 24 two speed winches on cabin top, 1 two speed winch on mast.
All halyards and control lines brought to cockpit with cam cleats.
Anchors: 22 lb CQR type anchor mounted on bow, Approx 30 foot chain and 150 foot nylon rode. Spare Anchor: Fortress 16 with Approx 25 foot chain and 150 foot nylon rode
Full set of docklines with spares.
4 Fire Extinguishers
Xintex S-2A Propane sensor/alarm and control
6 Adult and 2 Child Life Preservers.
2 Air horns
1 ships bell
Cockpit cushions and individual seat cushions
Teak cockpit deck grate
Bulkhead mounted clock and barometer
Rail mounted Magma propane BBQ Grill
Winter cover frame. Fairclough Custom Winter cover damaged last winter by wind but is repairable. Made in 2007.
Dinghy – inflatable Bombardier AX-2 7 foot (2-3 person capacity) with 3.5 HP Nissan outboard; Registration: CT 7020 AS
Lifesling 2 and horseshoe buoy
2 bilge pumps (not installed)
dishes, plastic glasses, coffee cups.
Spare stanchion, stanchion base
Flagpole and American Flag
Foredeck nonskid renewed 2016, cockpit repainted 2012.
PHRF: last evaluated 1999: w/ Spinnaker: 186 w/o spinnaker: 198 with racing foil and not roller furling.
C'est La Vie was a well known boat on the local racing scene prior to 2000. Current owners opted not to continue racing.