A well founded wood vessel with many recent upgrades. The bottom was recently stripped, caulked and painted. The hull was stripped, sanded, faired and sprayed with Sterling polyurethane paint giving it a brilliant white finish. The deckhouse is sanded, faired and will be sprayed in the spring. The teak & mahogany toe rails, cap rails and handrails are spray finished with Bristol clear gloss varnish giving it an elegant & stately finish. A well maintained vessel with a recent marine survey, available upon request. Partial trades will be considered (i.e. Autos, trucks, Motor Home, Travel trailer, Enclosed Utility Trailer, Motorcycle, Real Estate ) Will deliver anywhere by water.
Call listing broker Bill Allgaier view the vessel.
The tri-cabin layout accommodates 6 owners and guests in 3 staterooms. The forward cabin has 2 single berths outboard of centerline with plenty of storage underneath and a large hanging locker. There is also an ensuite head. Moving aft is the starboard side galley with (2) refrigerators, (43) burner electric stove with oven and a double SS sink. Up 2 stairs is the main salon with plenty of room to entertain guests. Aft to port is a second cabin with bunk beds with abundant storage. Across is a shared head with electric toilet and a separate shower stall. The aft stateroom is spacious with twin beds outboard, with a chest of drawers and (2) large hanging lockers. A set of steps leads up to the aft deck for a private entrance.
Carvel planked mahogany on white oak frames sided 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" on center fastened with silicon bronze fasteners. Heavy white oak engine and bilge stringers, thru-bolted with silicon bronze fasteners. The transom is broad-planked mahogany fastened over a marine grade plywood sub-transom on white oak frames. The companionway & cabin soles are marine grade plywood on oak & fir frames. The bottom is freshly painted with copper bronze anti-fouling bottom paint and topsides are spray painted with Sterling catalyzed linear polyurethane paint over epoxy primers giving it a high luster finish.
Twin 300 HP V-8 inboard Chrysler Marine M440 engines, fresh water cooled
6.5 KW Onan generator
Cruisair Marine Air Conditioning
(4) Wet cell marine batteries
Raritan battery charger
(2) 30-amp shore power cords
ABI anchor windlass
Danforth 35# plow anchor w/ 250' rode & 25' chain
Danforth 6SR 100' 5/8" rode
(15) Type I PFD's
(24) Type II PFD's
(2) Type IV throwables
(2) Automatic CO2 fire extinguishers in engine compartment
(6) Hand held Type B:C fire extinguishers
Since acquiring 'Southwind' from her original owners in 1996, we have worked to improve this beautiful vessel in big and small ways every year. From cleaning and re-painting the bilges to re-painting the entire boat, we have followed a regimen of listing and prioritizing the work/repairs/improvements to be undertaken in the current year and then completing the work as time allowed. We started by completing every item listed on the original survey's 'Findings and Recommendations' list while building and executing our own “Upgrades and Improvements” list.
It has been a labor of love to make Her a better vessel each year. All work has been done to professional standards, usually by professionals, as I was a marina/boatyard owner for the past 30 years. Now retired, I have developed some health issues that will not allow me to continue to care for 'Southwind'. She needs a new Caretaker. But, what a great spot to take over from. The boat is in much better condition than when we adopted Her 18 years ago, and only needs normal maintenance and upkeep (plus whatever personal touches are required) to see her through her next 20 years.
Bottom - sanded, re-caulked, fresh hard racing copper bottom paint
Topsides - sanded, faired, primed and re-painted with hi-gloss Perfection polyurethane paint
Cabin top & sides - stripped, faired, to be painted with Perfection poly paint.
Decks - stripped, faired, sanded and waiting to either be repainted or install Flexiteek decking.
12935 West Bayshore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684