Recently described by Jon Wilson, Founder of WoodenBoat magazine as "exquisite," adding "an inspiring example of Nielsen's extraordinary gift of suffusing grace and beauty with speed and power."
If you dream of coastal cruising or racing aboard an easily handled classic that has "had everything done" in terms of restoration work and ongoing maintenance, LEVERA (Ex. PASSAGE, Ex. GOLDEN HIND) may be just the boat you've been waiting for.
She boasts nothing but the finest in terms of design, construction, and materials, and represents the highest possible standard of fit and finish both on deck and under the floorboards. A recent survey will attest to the lavish restoration and maintenance she has received in recent years.
Designed by the legendary naval architect K. Aage Nielsen, LEVERA is design No. 324-D and was built at the Paul E. Luke yard in East Boothbay, ME in 1966 (hull No. 71). She was constructed using only the best materials: her double planked hull is of a cedar inner layer and mahogany outer, fastened to laminated white oak frames with bronze screws. Large oak floors and a bronze reinforced mast step support her original aluminum mast. An oak keel with laminated mahogany stem and forefoot all go to make LEVERA strong, seaworthy, and a joy to own. Lift the floorboards and you will see that her keel, frames and floors are in "as new" condition.
She'll walk past a Concordia Yawl on the race course, offers luxurious and comfortable accommodations, and receives compliments wherever she goes. LEVERA is a must see for anyone considering a classic who wants to be competitive on the race course or cruise in comfort (or both!). Having been owned by dedicated owners and receiving only the best care, she's in excellent condition and receives our highest recommendation.
As of June 2020 LEVERA is fully commissioned and sailing out of Brooklin, ME ready to be viewed and sea trialed. Please call or email for more photo's and a copy of the recent survey, or to arrange your inspection of this wonderful classic yacht.
LOA: 41 ft 0 in
LWL: 28 ft 9 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
Draft (board up): 4 ft 8 in
Draft (board down): 8 ft 4 in
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Engine Model: W-46
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 46 HP
Number of cylinders: 4
Topsides: Double planked mahogany over cedar
Bottom: Double planked mahogany over cedar – lower planks single
Stem: Spoon bow with laminated mahogany stem
Stern: Transom stern of mahogany
Frames: 1 3⁄4” x 1/78 laminated oak on 10” centers
Floor timbers: 1 3⁄4” and 2 3⁄4” oak sided and metal in way of mast step – 10” centers.
Fasteners: Bronze screws
Deck beams: 1 3/8” x 2” oak on 10” centers
Decks: Plywood with dynel overlay
Keel: Full keel with external ballast and internal centerboard
Worm shoe: Oak
Superstructure: Trunk cabin with raised doghouse of mahogany
Bulkheads: Plywood partitions
Ventilation: 1 - companionway, 2 - hatches, 7- portholes
Interior: Chain locker forward followed by the forward cabin. This cabin has port and starboard berths with lockers forward to port and starboard. Below the berths is general storage. Next aft to port is a full enclosed head and to starboard is a hanging locker. The main cabin has port and starboard settee berths with outboard pilot berths. Below the settees is general storage and below the pilot berths are drawers. Between the settees is a drop leaf table. Forward to starboard is a drawer unit. The galley is aft to port and starboard. Centered aft is the companionway.
Deck hardware: Cast bronze
Steering gear: Custom pedestal w/ Edson leather wrapped wheel
Ground tackle: 45ln CQR, all chain rode, Danforth with est 200’ 3⁄4” nylon rode
Anchor windlass: Muir 12-volt windlass with chain wildcat
Deck: 2-Barient #28+ST, 1-Barient #17ST
Mast: 1-Barient #17ST, 3-Old halyard bronze winches
Autopilot: Robertson AP 200 DL
GPS/ Blue Chart plotter(2014): Garmin echo MAP 50's
Radios: Standard horizon titan + vhf
Compass: 7” Danforth constellation
Depth finder: B&G analog depth
Horn: Hand held canister
Miscellaneous instruments: All B&G and all analog: Boat speed, apparent wind, wind speed; Brooks and Gatehouse Hydra 330 digital system.
Running lights: 12-volt DC
Anchor light: 12-volt DC
Search light: 12-volt hand held
Life jackets 2-USCG Type 1
Life rings: 2-Lifesling
Life Raft: 6 man Wilson
4 burner shipmate LPG stove with oven.
H&C pressure water galley equipment.
5pb aluminum spare tank.
120-volt and eng hot water.
Top load stainless steel icebox
2010 Full Battened Mainsail by Bohndell Sails (cleaned and serviced by M&H Bartles, Sailmakers, 2020).
2010 130% roller furling genoa by Bohndell Sails (cleaned and serviced by M&H Bartles, Sailmakers, 2020).
Dutchman furling system on mainsail.
Standing rigging: rod rigging and 1x19 stainless steel wire
Running rigging: 7x19 stainless steel wire and Dacron braid
Wooden Shroud Rollers