"This beautiful, downeast-style yacht designed by Mark Ellis (Legacy, Nonsuch) and built by Bruckmann Yachts of Ontario, has all the features you could want for day trips, weekend cruises and entertaining guests. The open cockpit is wide and spacious. The main cabin is comfortably set up for the helmsman and company. Down below there is a nice salon and galley, head, storage lockers and vee berth. The Bruckmann Blue Star is possibly the only boat less than 30 feet where you actually have a door to close off the forward cabin. All the teak woodwork is beautiful and well-maintained, giving it the classic look of traditional downeasters much larger. The Yanmar engines and deep vee hull design are solid, making it particularly comfortable in any sea.
Many upgrades include new canvas top, plumbing and custom stainless holding tank, teak swim platform, soundproofing and Fairclough winter cover. the shafts re-aligned and props balanced, helmsman seat re-covered, fuel tank level floats replaced and the engines maintained regularly.
If you are looking for a great deal on a beautiful down east style boat that has been exceptionally well-maintained and is ready to go, this is the perfect boat for you.
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“The perfect pocket cruiser”, the Bluestar 29.9 was hailed as a breakthrough when it was launched in 2001. Built to exacting standards by Bruckmann Yachts in Mississauga, Ontario for Boatworks Yacht Sales in Rowayton, Connecticut, the Bluestar combines a classic deep-V hull form and respect for traditional aesthetics with luxury accommodations and features normally found only in much larger cruisers.
From Sail Buyer's Guide:
Bruckmann Yachts is one of the most highly respected builders of custom yachts in North America. Eric Bruckmann, founder of Bruckmann Manufacturing, was one of the founding partners of C&C Yachts Ltd., —builder of many of the most successful ocean racing/cruising yachts of their day. Today, Bruckmann Yachts, headed by Eric’s son Mark Bruckmann, continues the tradition of building boats with old-world attention to craftsmanship and detail. Using the most up-to-date materials, techniques and equipment, Bruckmann’s yachts are among the most sophisticated crafts on the water. This passion for producing boats with a consistently high standard of construction and finish has made it possible for Bruckmann to satisfy the most demanding designers and clientele. What really distinguishes Bruckmann Yachts is their ability to listen to the specific needs of the client. Their input directly influences the final outcome, even though the yacht will still carry the distinctly Bruckmann look and feel. When you’re ready for an uncompromising experience, you’re ready for a Bruckmann yacht.
From Boating Life:
Bruckmann Yachts is one of the most highly respected builders of custom and semi-custom yachts in North America, as the Bruckmann family has been building quality sail and motor yachts for over 40 years. Erich Bruckmann, along with George Cuthbertson and George Cassion, was one of the founding partners of C & C Yachts. From the early 1960's through to the late eighties, the C & C Custom Yachts Division was run by Erich Bruckmann, with his eldest son Mark close at hand. During that time, C & C Custom Yachts built some 200 custom and semi-custom boats, including many renowned racing and cruising yachts. Today, Mark Bruckmann continues the tradition of building the highest caliber classic sailing and motor yachts. Mark still employs many of the key craftsmen from the original C & C Custom Division, whose workmanship continues to embody the finest attention to craftsmanship and detail. Bruckmann's yachts are among the finest and most sophisticated on the water combining their old-world skills with todays most modern materials, techniques and equipment. Bruckmann's product line consists of timelessly designed purpose built yachts. All share a common respect for the sea, lasting quality and value. Bruckmann Yachts is located approximately 20 miles west of Toronto in a modern 25,000 square ft. manufacturing facility.
The Bruckmann name is often associated with quality and thoughtful detail and the company, according to its Web site, works with some of the original craftsmen from former Ohio-based C&C Yachts that owner Mark Bruckmann’s father, Erich, helped to found. Among them is naval architect Mark Ellis, who was reportedly schooled in the classic traditions of recognized racing yacht and sloop designer Philip Rhodes and apprenticed by C. Raymond Hunt, credited with inventing the deep-V hull introduced with the Bertram 31.
The quality of Bruckmann motor yachts have been compared to the likes of well- known manufacturers such as Hinckley and Alden and Morris Yachts. And Bruckmann motor yachts themselves are often lauded for their Ellis’s own take on deep-V hulls, where wide and progressively wide chine flats, or joints, reportedly enable the vessels to plane at low speeds. As a result, the yachts can use as little as 3 or so gallons of fuel per hour, according to cape-yachtsnews.com.
Starting in the bow, there is an attractive stainless steel pulpit with a varnished teak toe rail and stainless chocks, cleats, anchor, and Anchor Windlass . D'ory has an open deck with a forward hatch for ventillation and light over the forward vee berth.
The deck is white with non-skid appropriately placed throughout. The cabin top has teak handrails starboard and port and there are two opening ports. There is an attractive teak trim piece that runs around the cabin top. On the cabin sides are two opening stainless ports. Basically the forward section is clean and open with enough varnish and stainless steel to make it attractive, but not much of a burden to maintain.
On the mast is the Furuno radar, search light, and mast head light.
The helmsman looks through large windows on starboard and port with a center window split with an opening lower center window. All three windows have wipers. The bow pulpit wraps around the entire cabin side ending just forward of the cockpit.
On either side of the cockpit are two fiberglass steps, one starboard and one to port. There are attractive cushions for seating. Three hatches in the floor allow access to storage areas as well as the rudder post, hydrolics, Groco water filters for the engines, and thru-hull valves.On the starboard side is the plug for shore power and hot/cold shower head for cockpit showers. Courtesy lights light the cockpit on evening cruises. There is a new teak swim platfrom.
Two steps up and canvas curtains with eisenglass and/or screens separate the cockpit from the main cabin. The zippers and snaps work easily and fit nicely allowing a quick change from an enclosed cabin to a very open environment with screens or without.
D'ory is sensibly layed out in the main cabin (called the main cabin because this is where you will want to spend most of your time) with the helm station on the starboard side and a comfortable "L" shaped couch on port.The cushions are dark blue. There is good stand up head room (approx 6'3" at centerline). Under the adjustable helm seat is a storage locker and more storage is available under the couch. The helm station has a fold down foot rest. One stainless throttle/gear control for each engine (total 2) make maneuvering simple and easy. Auto Pilot helps on longer trips. The electronics are effective for navigation in all weather. Gauges and switches are all handy and convenient for the helmsman. For ventillation, the lower mid window opens and there are side vents (one starboard and one port). Under the floor board is access to the engine room through a single hatch cover.The varnished teak doorway leads down to the forward cabin. The companionway slide is tinted so it will allow light and privacy below.
Looking below, on the port side is an appropriately sized teak table (removable) with comfortable seating for 2 to 4 people (2 facing aft and 2 facing forward). Stainless steel ports open for ventillation and light. Storage shelves.
The galley is on the starboard side with refrigerator, microwave, cutting board/ stove top, single lever faucet, stainless sink, cabinets, drawers and shelves. There are also two opening ports in the ceiling for ventillation and light.
The head is located on the starboard side forward of the galley. Although somewhat small, it is adequate with a retractable showerhead faucet and stainless steel sink and head.
All the way forward is a comfortable vee berth with 6 ft+ for sleeping shelves and cabinets for storage. Again the woodwork is in excellent shape and really shines. Teak & Holly floors add to the traditional look. Notice that this cabin can be closed off from the rest of the boat for additional privacy (not many boats this size and less can do that).
the shafts re-aligned and props balanced, helmsman seat re-covered, fuel tank level floats replaced and the engines maintained by Hild's Marine of Pasadena, a certified Yanmar Mechanic
New Teak Swim Platform ($3,000) - 2013
(4) New deep cycle batteries ($800) – 2012
New Jabsco Macerator Pump and hoses – 2012
New custom stainless steel holding tank ($1,000) – 2012
New Fairclough canvas cover ($5,500) – 2012
New white Awlgrip boot stripe ($1,000)– 2012
New Teleflex throttle control and cable assembly ($700) – 2012
New custom Sunbrella soft-top by Atlantic Canvas ($3,000) – 2012
Repainted radar mast ($2,000) – 2012
All teak top rails, eyebrow, toe rails, handrails and bowsprit redone ($2,500) – 2012
New Awlgripped transom ($1,000) – 2012
Fresh Water: 1 (40 Gallons)
Fuel: 2 (200 Gallons)
Holding: 1 (20 Gallons)
Generous v-berth upholstered in red ultra-suede with blue piping
V-berth filler cushion
(2) Brass reading lamps
Overhead dome light
Bi-fold teak privacy door
One port and one starboard shelf
Two port and two starboard storage lockers
Additional storage below v-berth cushions
Salon cushions upholstered in red ultra-suede with blue piping
Teak salon table seats 4
Salon table converts to a large double berth
Teak and holly cabin sole
Louvered teak hanging locker
Single stainless steel sink with hot and cold water
2 burner Force 10 LPG cooktop
12V Norcold refrigerator
Teak utensil drawers and cupholder
Overhead Lewmar hatch
(3) Stainless Bomar portholes
(2) Overhead dome lights
Bi-fold storage cabinet below stovetop
Folding teak removable dinette table
(4) fitted seat cushions
Storage under bench seats
Teak privacy door
Jabsco macerator and y-valve
S/S sink and shower head with hot and cold water
Shower sump drain
Overhead Lewmar hatch
Stainless Bomar porthole
ICOM M422 VHF
Furuno Navnet VX2 GPS chart plotter and depth sounder
Sirius satellite radio system
(4) 12V deep cycle batteries
Heart Freedom 10 inverter & charger
30 amp 110V shore power
Mast-mounted, rotating spotlight with pilothouse controls
Breaker panel starboard side of companionway
Teak bowsprit w/ anchor roller
Electric Lewmar anchor windlass w/ deck & pilothouse controls
S/S plow anchor
90' of anchor chain
2" solid teak toe rails
S/S bow chocks and hawsers
Teak handrails on cabin top
S/S trim windshield w/ wipers and center window
(3) storage lazarettes in stern
Painted aluminum radar mast
Pilothouse instrument panel
Teak steering wheel
Teak swim platform
Enclosed sunbrella canvas soft-top with zip-up door and removable side panels
Yanmar 6LP-DTE twin engines
744 (port) and 745 hrs (Stb)
Racor fuel filters
Bronze raw water intake strainers
(2) Rule auto bilge pumps
(1) Whale manual bilge pump
6 gallon water heater
Teleflex dual-function throttle controls
(3) large dock fenders
(2) folding deck chairs
Teak flag staff
Full Winter Cover by Fairclough
Fly wheel tack sender replaced – 2012
All V-belts replaced – 2012
Primary & secondary fuel filters changed with Racor filters – 2012
Raw water strainers adjusted; new gaskets added – 2012
Both engine impellers replaced – 2012
New starboard transmission seal – 2011