$10,000 PRICE REDUCTION & RECENT ENGINE SERVICE
THE PERFECT "POCKET TRAWLER" FOR A COUPLE !!!
NIMBLE & VERY ECONOMICAL - Less Than 3 gph @ 9kts
EXECELLENT CONDITION & LOADED WITH OPTIONS
Conveniently Located Just Off The ICW in "TAX FREE* " NC
I am often asked by prospective buyers, "What is the perfect cruising boat?" The answer, of course will vary depending on size, intended use, budget, and other factors. But for a cruising couple who is looking for an easily handled, seaworthy, well-constructed pocket trawler with beautiful classic lines and great fuel economy- VOYAGEUR would be hard to beat!
In the 1980s the University of British Columbia commissioned physicists, naval architects, and engineers to conceive of a hull form based on purely scientific considerations such as fluid dynamics, sea conditions, and a modern diesel propulsion engine. The result was a revolutionary Keelform hull that launched he famous line of Camano Yachts in 1988. This revolutionary semi-displacement planing hull design, (which will be discussed in the Full Specs & videos,) is what gives this yacht her exceptional seakindness and outstanding fuel economy.
VOYAGER comes to the market in Excellent Condition with:
VOYAGEUR is a great little yacht which was built in the Pacific Northwest to a very high standard and an excellent design that won't let you down. She can comfortably cruise on a couple gallons per hour, or when needed, move in the mid-teens to get past adverse current or rough water. It doesn’t matter if you are contemplating the Great Loop or the Bahamas, VOYAGEUR will get you there safely and comfortably. Call today to find out why the Camano 31 has been the "Proof of Concept" for the Pocket Trawler Lifestyle for over 30 years. But don't wait too long...WITH THIS MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION, this Lifestyle might soon belong to someone else!
For more information or to schedule a showing, call David Pfefferkorn 24/7 at (252) 229-SAIL (7245) or email him at David@NeptuneYachtSales.com .
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David Pfefferkorn @ (252) 229-72455 or
Email : David@NeptuneYachtSales.com
Accommodations are as open as possible - the salon measures 8-feet, 10-inches by 10 feet and is on the same level as the aft deck which is 40 square feet. Very large main salon with lower helm and a comfortable helm seat located forward to starboard. Aft and to port is an L-shaped settee with hi-low table. Two custom round tables are included and can be installed in place of the rectangular salon table. The large opening salon windows provide unlimited visibility and light with an open feeling. Custom burled woodwork throughout. The entire salon has sliding curtains for complete privacy as well as protection from the sun. The aft salon door provides access to the cockpit and swim platform. The lower helm station is located to starboard and includes the original captain's chair and an optional folding captain's chair that, when folded, provides increased space in the salon. Forward and down one step is the galley to port. The galley’s design and location provides a feeling of space and light and is fully equipped with refrigerator, stainless steel sink, two burner propane stove and ample storage. Across from the galley is the enclosed head with marine toilet and shower. Forward of the galley you will find a very spacious v-berth. Custom under-floor storage provides additional storage.
One of the great features of the Camano is its large and very bright salon. With excellent visibility and ventilation, Marine Air 16,000 BTU air conditioning, and 360 degree visibility, the salon is comfortable in all conditions. The L-shaped settee converts to a double berth. Added options include both the standard rectangular salon table and two custom round tables that can be installed in place of the large table. Curtains and custom sun screens are on side windows.
Open galley on port side midship. The galley is a U-shaped design and it is one step down from the main salon area. Opening port provides great ventilation. There is good storage under the sink and to the left of the sink.
Unique KEELform hull design eliminates bow wave for increased performance throughout the speed range to 14 knots. (See performance videos and expanded discussion following.) Stainless steel stern and hand rails add to the elegance of the design. The laminate schedule is refreshingly traditional. Hand laid mat and rovings are utilized for superior strength. Carbon fiber is used along with mat and rovings in thicknesses as great as one inch. Above the waterline, hull sides are foam cored for maximum durability, insulation and strength. Keel is reinforced and all bulkheads are completely joined, encapsulated and finished with the highest quality materials. The engine room is sound proofed and powder coating is utilized on all aluminum surfaces such as the window frames and cabin door. Three sliding windows are provided, with extra thick safety glass for durability. Engine room has an automatic Fireboy fire suppression stem installed.
The Keelform hull has displacement sections forward and planing sections aft — not an uncommon design feature. Most PT and Air Sea Rescue boats during World War II were designed that way, as are many current semi-displacements hulls. Most such hulls have little or no keel, and those that do, use it only for directional control.
Camano, however, takes that basic hull shape and applies its own unique touch: displacement keel sections that float about 25 percent of the hull’s weight. These keels sections are far enough under water, however, that they do not produce a bow wave! Since there is no bow wave to overcome, the vessel is allowed to move smoothly through its speed range without the “stern squat” that many semi-displacement hulls experience as they throttle up. The Keelform hull, therefore, uses less fuel for the same speed as most other boats in its class. The hull design provides good handling and stability through the boat’s entire speed range, to 14 knots.
The Keelform hull brings other advantages to the table as well. It’s the ideal place to put the engine, and an engine placed low in the boat significantly lowers the center of gravity which reduces rolling in beam seas. It also reduces the down angle of the shaft to improve the efficiency of the propulsion system. The shaft, because more of it runs inside the keel than in other boats in this class, is less likely to get whacked by driftwood or other flotsam which often proliferates popular waterways.
For those prospects who are wondering about adding a generator to the boat to have air conditioning while on anchor, I will point out a few things:
Rather than have the weight, expense, maintenance, and fuel comsumption of a diesel generator, many owners have opted instead to install an inverter to run the A/C load to cool down the boat before retiring at night. Not only does this eliminate the danger of CO emissions (I never recommend running a generator while sleeping!), it is also less bothersome to nearby anchored boats.
VOYAGEUR's air conditioning system has a startup amperage of 17.6 amps (2112 W) and a running amperage of 10.8 amps ( 1296W.) This can be easily handled by an Aims 2000W pure sine wave inverter/changer which has a 6000W 20 second surge capacity and a continuous rating of 2000W. It sells on Amazon.com for less than $585.....running the air conditioning for a couple of hours will only take 20-30 amp-hrs out of the 400 amp-hr capacity already aboard, which can easily be resupplied by the engine alternator during the next day's run.
The Camanos have thick insulation in both the deck and hull which provides both thermal and sound insulation. The owners cruised for years without ever needing air conditioning while at anchor due to this insulation as well as the large overhead hatch and two bed-level portlights in the forward sleeping cabin. So long as there's is a breeze flowing down the center axis of the boat, as there would be at anchor, the boat stays remarkedly cool inside.
In addition, the Salon windows are vertical, rather than slanted as on other boats, and also have thermal see-through shades to further reduce interior heating.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
302 East Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562