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$100,000 Price Reduction -- Now $499,000 !
37' GARTSIDE PILOTHOUSE
Featured in Wooden Boat Magazine Nov/Dec 2021 issue
It is rare to come across a vessel that simply takes your breath away -- Custom Yacht Sales is privileged to present such a fine offering. ”Rain Bear” is design #108 from the desk of Paul Gartside, a highly respected Naval Architect known for his creative and stunning designs. "RAIN BEAR" was launched in 2020, being the culmination 20 years of fastidious work by the talented builders. The workmanship is second to none and materials selected are of the finest quality. Paul Gartside has drawn several of these ideal West Coast Pilothouses and describes them as a husky vessel ideal for "comfortable coastal cruising that is hard to beat. The large wheelhouse, inside steering, and diesel heaters make travelling easy and enjoyable even when the weather is wet and cold." Be sure to check out the 3D Tour by clicking on the link provided at the end of this listing.
Rain Bear's replacement cost would be well in excess of $1.2M . Material costs alone would be close to her newly reduced price. This is truly an amazing opportunity for those who appreciate the fine art of wooden boats.
Viewing by appointment please.
For the purist, to see the fruition of this stunning Paul Gartside design ”Rain Bear” harkens to words written by Bill Garden: “A boat’s importance as an escape from reality, as a change of pace, as a time for reflection, and as an art form gives it worth or value. In forming a small yacht, we achieve an entity that is almost completely within the imagination, manual dexterity, and technical ability of one man. One man can select and cut the timber, form the model, set up the molds, frame, plank, work up the spars, and finally slide her into the sea and set sail. Perhaps this is about as close as one man can come to the nearly complete creation of something with personality and life. Boats that have more of a connection with tradition, or perhaps have more boat like-qualities which are qualities that satisfy the interests of those sailors who not only enjoy a boat that will sail well but also lean toward boats of a more interesting, timeless form.”
* Bottom and Topsides: Double planked Red Cedar and epoxy. Bilge stringers,
clamp, and engine bed -- All Douglas Fir
* Frames and floors: Garry Oak
* Fastenings: Bronze ring nails, bronze bolts, and epoxy
* Superstructure: Red Cedar, fir, foam, and epoxy
* Keel & Ballast: Full Keel with bolt on external lead ballast shoe
* Keelson: Yellow cedar with resorcinol glue
* Floorboards/Sole: Yew planks over plywood
* Deckhead: Tongue and groove Yellow Cedar finished bright
* Decks: Fir Planks over Red Cedar, foam core and tongue and groove yellow cedar
* The builder has thoughtfully designed all furniture to be removable for access. Additionally there is full ventilation throughout -- there are no sealed-in compartments. 4 solar vents provide further air flow as well.
110 volt AC 30 amp shore power / 12 volt DC
4 x Rolls-Surrette S550 batteries with watering system
Balmar 150 amp alternator
Fused for solar panels
Victron Energy MultiPlus Compact 2000 watt inverter charger
Victron battery monitor, multi-control
Prosafe 30 galvanic isolator
Gaff Rig Cutter -- Modified from original Ketch design for sailing performance betterment
Hollow Spruce Spar and boom with fir spreaders / keel stepped. Spars are epoxy sealed inside with additional strengthening layers of uni-directional carbon fibre roving. Mast is 57' -- ideal for Intra-coastal cruising.
Retractable bow sprit
Ronstan Series 80 standard roller furling
Sails: All from Michele Stevens Sailloft -- Main, top sail, staysail, jib, gennaker
Perkins 4-108 50hp.
Racor Fuel Filter
Exhaust temperature alarm
High water bilge alarm
PSS dripless shaft seal
3 blade Kiwi folding prop
Two station wheel steering, gear/quadrant/and wire
Douglas Fir rudder with bronze pins, and stock
Garmin GPS Map 8610 XSV with depth tri-ducer
Icom IC-M424G VHF
Garmin AIS 800 Blackbox transceiver
Series Tank level monitor
Force 10 3 burner Stainless Steel propane stove / oven
Electro-Systems sniffer with solenoid control
Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration
Hurricane II hydronic diesel heating system (heats hot water and engine)
Dickinson Lofoten diesel heater
Isotherm Hot water tank (heated via 110v or engine / furnace)
Heavily insulated fridge/freezer compartment below dinette seat with 12v compressor
Roomy head with shower
Manual fresh or salt water head with holding tank
Macerator or deck pump out or direct discharge
Small bath tub below dinette seat
Two carbon monoxide alarms
Vulcan 25kg. anchor with 250' 5/16" chain
Spare Danforth 28H hi-tensile secondary anchor with approx. 20' chain / 200' rode + Grappling anchor
Lewmar 12V anchor windlass
Saltwater wash down
Cockpit plumbed for hot and cold shower
All tanks have inspection capability
Windline telescoping rail mount boarding ladder
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.