The Sceptre 41, due to designer Hein Dreihuyzen's vision, enjoys a stellar reputation as a solidly constructed ocean capable performance cruising yacht. Her balanced design includes a deck salon with inside steering without sacrificing clean lines, coupled with a full skeg hung rudder and long fin keel providing security with exceptional tracking. Her deep bilges with tankage mounted low can accommodate a row of milk crates for long range stowage. She has a cutter inner forestay, presently secured out of the way of the genoa.
Lucy May's owner of thirty years has equipped her with many recent, valuable upgrades for easy sailing. She has made annual visits to Clint Currie's yard for bottom work. She boasts recent North Sails inventory with a gennaker and snuffer, Leisure Furl in boom furling system with external mast track, huge Forespar solid vang, Anderson 40ST electric halyard winch, Harken MkIII genoa furling, enormous Lewmar 55 primary winches, a full cockpit enclosure/ dodger with flexible solar panels and a full custom heavy sunbrella winter cover which encloses the entire vessel. . She has both an Espar diesel hot air furnace for cabin heat AND an Espar diesel Hydronic water furnace to heat domestic water, both fueled from a custom separate aluminum kerosene tank in the bilge. A feathering three blade Max Prop propeller provides good motoring performance.
April 2018 out of the water survey available.
She has an Titan RIB dinghy with 8 hp Yamaha serviced by a Forespar stainless motor davit on the pushpit.
Right forward is a large 'Man Cave' storage for sails/ fenders etc, with manifolded holding tank under,(with pump out) followed by a large head with shower surround. Manual Raritan commode and vanity. 2 screened ports and a large overhead hatch provide light and ventilation. Teak grating on floor drains the shower area with a sump pump. Water is heated by engine, shore power or dedicated Espar D4 Hydronic diesel furnace.
Next aft is the owners stateroom with starboard side pullman berth with multiple drawers below. 2 overhead hatches and 2 opening hull ports. Teak Alpenglow LED lighting. Facing navigation station and electrical panels, Hanging lockers and more drawer storage. Access to hull transducers below teak and holly sole. Heat outlet to Espar furnace
One step up aft and through a teak privacy door is the bright, airy salon with starboard side table and port side settee. Teak Alpenglow LED lighting and 3 overhead hatches, 2 opening ports and 2 fixed skylights add ambience. Teak and holly sole, Espar heat outlet. Inside engine controls and autopilot steering. Massive bilge below accommodates milk crates for storage. Custom slide out under settee tool storage drawers. Lots of storage areas and cupboards, large storage behind settees. Lighted liquor locker, flatscreen television and stereo system. Custom table leaves for more company. Upgraded cabin side finishing in bright white.
Galley is U shaped with 3 burner LPG Force 10 stove/ oven on gimbal. Propane control system and 2 sniffer.detectors. Deep double stainless sinks, fresh and salt water via foot pump. 6 cupboards and 10 drawers. huge refrigerated ice box /freezerwith Nova Kool evaporator plates. Dry goods storage locker and bespoke flatware storage areas.
Open quarter berth has 3 opening ports and a 2 door hanging locker.
Engine access behind hinged soundproofed panel under companionway steps and through cockpit locker..
T shaped cockpit with Edson pedestal steering with 38" teak rimmed wheel, teak fold up cockpit table. Sunbrella pedestal cover.
Custom Bottom Siders cockpit cushions
Full cockpit enclosure dodger/ bimini/ side curtains (sunbrella) with winter UV covers and insect screens.
Full boat custom sunbrella winter cover for off season protection.
3 deep cockpit storage lockers
electric Anderson halyard winch
walk through transom with removable panel, swim ladder and swim grid.
Stainless dinghy motor davit and multi part tackle.
All control lines led to cockpit with stoppers.
2 Lewmar 55 2 speed primary self tail
3 Lewmar 40 2 speed cabin top self tail
1 Anderson 40 12V electric self tail cabin top
1 Lewmar 40 2 speed mast self tail
Nissan SD22 Diesel engine 55 HP ca 4115 trouble free hours. Maintenance mechanic will consult.
Transmission Hurth HBW 250 2.7:1 reduction. 1 1/4" SS shaft
PSS dripless shaft seal
3 Blade Max Prop feathering propeller 20" diameter
Espar D4 diesel air furnace
Espar D4 diesel hydronic water furnace
Tank Tender fluid level display system
Electric hot water tank serviced by Espar Hydronic furnace
Edson steering mechanical
Alpha Spectra Autopilot with heavy duty under deck linear drive
Auxiliary fuel tank for diesel furnaces
Nillson electric capstan windlass with 20KG Bruce anchor
Racor 500 fuel filtration
Raymarine I 50 depth/ Speed/Log/ Tamperature (2018)
Swoffer wind speed and direction
Alpha Marine Spectra autopilot w/ Heavy Duty under deck hydraulic drive
Icom ICM 56 VHF / Icom handheld VHF
Standard Horizon CPS 3901 colour chart plotter w/ local chart chip
Lucy May has extensive spares and unique Sceptre repair parts such as a spare engine exhaust elbow, 3 blade fixed propeller, raw water pump, stern gland, alternator, engine maintenance spares and a large assortment of tools.
She has a complete folio of US and Canadian navigational charts, galley items such as pots/pans, flat and glassware and cutlery.
She includes crab traps and other cruising conveniences.
Nillson Maxwell electric anchor windlass
4X 6volt house battery bank with recent upgrades to switching and circuit protection.
Group 31 engine start battery
newer solar system, 2 65 watt flexible panels MT50 display and MPPT controller
inverter Xantrex Pro 1800 and charger Xantrex true charge 20A
12 gallon dedicated aluminum Kerosene tank for diesel furnaces
125 Gallons diesel in 2 aluminum tanks
196 gallons water in 2 aluminum and 1 PVC tank
12 Gallon hot water tank
40 Gallon holding tank, PVC, manual overboard pump out and deck suction fitting.
Titan 280 V hull inflatable RHIB Aluminum hull
Yamaha 8 HP 2 stroke outboard
Single spreader anodized Pacific Spar mast. Masthead VHF antenna and lightning conductor.
Removable cutter inner forestay
coachroof traveller with all lines led to cockpit
Recent North main and furling genoa
Staysail and spare 95% genoa in bags
Cruising asymmetrical spinnaker with snuffer in bag