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LENGTH:22.25m (73ft)
BEAM:5.8m (19ft)
DRAFT:2.75m (9ft)
LOCATION:Portsmouth, RI, USA
BROKER:Mike Barker

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HAILING PORT: George Town, Caiman Island 

STYLE: Auxiliary sail MODEL: Frers 73
BUILDER: William and Manchester, Newport, RI 

LOA: 73''; BEAM: 19"40; DRAFT: 9"50
DISPLACEMENT: 88,856 lbs
HULL ID#: WYW00062J687
REGISTRATION: Caiman Island, George Town
DOCUMENTATION LOCATION: Placard located in the forepeak 

INTENDED USE: Near coastal and offshore cruising, racing and recreation 

HULL / KEEL DESIGN: Externally ballasted wing keel with skeg rudder 

HULL MATERIAL: Welded aluminum plating attached to aluminum frames. 

STRINGERS: Aluminum frames positioned approximately 16 to 18 inches on center with longitudinal and transverse aluminum angle irons welded to the frames 

BULKHEADS: Transverse plywood bulkheads attached to aluminum framing HULL / DECK JOINT: Welded aluminum 

DECKS: Painted non-skid over welded aluminum with laid teak decking in the mid and aft cockpits 

DECK FITTINGS: Teak handrails, cockpit coamings and trim with stainless steel stanchions and pulpits 

All the way forward is the crew cabin, chain locker and storage. There is a crew 

head/shower on the starboard side and over and under bunks to port. This area opens aft into the galley on the port side. On starboard is the forward guest cabin with a private head/shower. There are over and under bunks. There is access to the salon from the guest cabin and the galley. The salon has a large dinette table with seating to port and a straight settee and storage to starboard. Aft of the salon on port is the aft guest cabin with over and under bunks. There is a head with stall shower with access from the aft guest cabin and the salon so it can be used as a day head. Aft of the salon on starboard is the navigation/captains cabin. This cabin has over and under bunks and navigational equipment. Continuing aft down the companionway leads into the master cabin with large twin double bunks. There is ample storage and a private head with separate stall shower. A ladder leads up from the salon to the mid-cockpit area. This area accesses the decks and the aft cockpit with twin steering stations, engine controls and navigational equipment. 

12 Volt DC power, 24 Volt DC power, 120 Volt AC and 240 Volt AC power is available. 

The topsides are painted blue. The condition of the topsides is good and the remainder of the paint appeared well adhered.
The decks to include the foredeck, walkways, cabin top and cockpit area all were visually examined and randomly sounded with hammer. Visual inspection found the decks to be in very good condition. All deck fittings, fasteners and attachments appeared to be secure to the deck. There appeared to be no problems with dissimilar metal attachments indicating that the bedding compounds for the deck fittings still appear to be sound.
Examination of the stanchions and lifelines found the stanchions to be in good condition.
They appeared to sit into welded sockets on the deck with isolators between the stainless steel and the aluminum.
The interior of the vessel : This includes the cosmetic appointments as well as the lifting of deck plates and where accessible the examination of the aluminum frames, stringers and the general bilge condition. Cosmetically the interior appeared to be well maintained and in good condition. The cabin soles, teak bulkheads, cushions and counter tops all in good condition. There is no noted damage or moisture stains.
Examination of the aluminum frames and stringer system where accessible found them to be in good condition with only some minor exceptions.
Overall the structural integrity of the interior and exterior of the hull is good.
Both structurally and cosmetically the vessel appeared to be in good condition, well maintained and above average for its age. 

# ENGINES: One STYLE: Inboard 

MAKE: Volvo FUEL: Diesel MODEL / HP: TAMD41P-A / 200 hp SERIAL #: 2204158612 HOURS: 3000
COOLING: Closed freshwater cooling with heat exchanger TRANSMISSION: Volvo Marine Gear model; HS45A-A RATIO: 2.43:1 EXHAUST: Wet through a FRP water lift muffler with water exhaust separator 

HOURS: 2500 SERIAL #: K07715
EXHAUST: Wet through a FRP water lift muffler with water exhaust separator
STEERING: Dual wheels in the aft cockpit with wire and quadrant on the rudder post
PROPELLERS: Two blade Max Prop (to be services and balanced) and Three blades FranceHelices SHAFT: 2'' stainless steel
RUDDER: Aluminum
BILGE PUMPS: 12 Volt DC with both manual and automatic functions and a manually operated bilge pump
SHOWER PUMPS: There are shower sump pumps for each individual shower
OIL CHANGE PUMP: There is an oil change pump systems installed in the engine compartment
BLOWERS: 24 Volt DC in the engine compartment
HVAC: Four Marine Air reverse cycle units
BELOW WATER THROUGH HULL FITTINGS: Aluminum with Delron plungers and Marelon ball valves
WATER MAKER: Sea Recovery
OTHER: Fuel transfer pump, saltwater wash down pump system and line cutting spurs
REMARKS: The engine and engine compartment are located underneath the mid-cockpit. Access is by removable panels in the galley, aft guest cabin and at the companionway. Overall access to the engine for all routine maintenance and checks is good. The bilge area underneath the engine is in overall good condition..
The engine was replaced in 2000 and full reconditioned in 2013. The engine appears to be in good condition with no obvious evidence of leaks or corrosion. All engine belts and hoses appears in good and serviceable condition. Where accessible the engine mounts and engine beds showed no signs of damage. The engine exhaust system is secure with all hose fittings attached and no evidence of leakage. 

The Northern Lights generator was also replaced in 2000 and reconditioned  in 2013. The generator is located directly aft of the engine and is contained in its own sound shield. Visual inspection of the generator found it to be free of any evidence of leakage or damage. All engine belts and hoses appears in good and serviceable condition. The sound box is properly fit with no damage noted. The generator exhaust system is intact with all hose fittings secure and evidence of leakage or damage. 

The underwater gear to include prop, shaft, strut and rudder is in good condition. There is no evidence of any grounding damage noted. No sign of any stray current corrosion was evident. The shaft cutlass bearing is new and in good condition. The aluminum rudder and rudder post along with the attachment to the steering gear are all in good condition. There wis no signs of any rusting or corrosion on any of the fittings or fasteners.
The bilge pumps appears to be in good condition. All shower sump pumps and the oil change pump are in good conditions and tested las month. These systems all appeared to be working correctly. The 24 Volt DC engine room blowers is also able to be activated and these too appear to be working correctly.
The air-conditioning units : old but in good conditions, 4 units works perfectly in Caribbean conditions.
The Sea Recovery water maker system is an older unit. The membranes must be changed by full new ones. 

All of the aluminum and Delron seacocks and the Marelon ball valves throughout the vessel appeared to be in good condition and all were found to be operational. 


SHIP SYSTEM VOLTAGE: 12 Volt DC and 24 Volt DC 

WIRING: Original and aftermarket, copper stranded, mostly well secured, OK OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION / PANEL: Circuit breakers / In the companionway to the aft cabin
# BATTERIES: Twenty-four 6 Volt DC batteries and one 12 Volt DC battery New batteries in 2016. 

The 6 Volt DC batteries are configured and wired to provide five 24 Volt DC batteries and two 12 Volt DC batteries.
LOCATION: All 6 Volt DC batteries are located underneath the cabin sole. The 12 Volt DC battery is located in the captainÆs quarters 

SECURED: All batteries are boxed and covered in acid proof boxes
MASTER SWITCH: Vapor proof rotary; the battery switch is located in the electrical compartment near the entrance door to the aft cabin
BATTERY CHARGER: Master volt 12 Volt DC 40-Amp charger a Newmar
24 Volt DC 70-Amp charger and high output engine alternator with Smart regulator
INVERTER: Newmar 2000-Watt
SHORE SYSTEM VOLTAGE: 120 Volt AC and 240 Volt AC
AMPERAGE: One 120 Volt AC / 30-Amp and one 240 Volt AC / 50-Amp WIRING: Original and after market, copper stranded, mostly well secured, OK
OVER CURRENT PROTECTION / PANEL: Circuit breakers / At the companionway to the aft cabin
SHORE INLET: Marinco twist locks in the cockpit
OTHERS: There is a 24 Volt DC to 12 Volt DC converter, an isolation transformer and a corrosion control meter.
Where visible and accessible the electrical wiring throughout the vessel is found to be mostly in good condition and well secured and protected. The original wiring all appeared to be properly bundled and secured in conduits. Most wires where they pass through aluminum frames have protection against chafe. 


The electrical wires : All wire connections that are visible and accessible 

appear to be secure and free of corrosion with the exception of the wire connectors in the guest cabin medicine cabinet, which were corroded.
The electrical distribution panels located in the passageway to the master cabin appeared to be properly labeled and easily accessible for operation. There is an additional electrical panel located in the captainÆs cabin for 12 Volt DC systems. This too is in ver good condition.
The 12 Volt DC systems consist primarily of electronic equipment. Power was supplied to the systems and they all work properly. The 24 Volt DC systems, which include the lighting systems and pumps are operational. Some of the interior light bulbs were not functioning although most are operational ALL
LED. Those pumps tested work properly .
The 120 Volt AC and 240 Volt AC : OK as long as the supply is OK
The 240 Volt AC systems consist of the air-conditioning units, battery chargers and refrigeration systems.
The electrical compartment located near the master cabin door contains the isolation transformer, battery switches, battery chargers and inverter. All of these units are in good condition and isolated from the aluminum hull. All wire connections appear secure with no signs of corrosion. The battery chargers (NEW in 2016) are working properly. 

# FUEL TANKS: 7 plus a day tank 

CAPACITY: 485 gallons
LOCATION: The three main storage tanks are integral with the hull. Six, of the tanks are underneath the salon floor port and starboard sides and the seventh tank is behind the starboard settee. The day tank is in the engine compartment MATERIAL: All tanks area welded aluminum
FILL / VENT LINES: U.S. Coast Guard approved Type B hose
SUPPLY / RETURN LINES: Flexible non-metallic hose
VALVES: There are three-way valves on both the fill supply manifolds as well as on the supply manifold to the engine and generator.
FILTERS: Dual Racor fuel water separators for the main engine, a single Racor fuel wáter separator for the generator and a Racor fuel water separator on the transfer pump
# WATER TANKS: Four CAPACITY: 250 gallons
LOCATION: One tank is underneath the galley, one tank is underneath the forward guest cabin and the remaining two tanks are located underneath the salon floor forward of the fuel tanks.
MATERIAL: Welded aluminum and all are integral with the hull
LOCATION: Behind the port settee
POWER WATER HEATER : 240 Volt AC and engine heat exchanger
CAPACITY: 23 lbs each
LOCATION: The tanks are located in two deck boxes near the mast partner MATERIAL: Aluminum
LINES: Flexible LPG hose
VENTING: Directly to atmosphere
SHUT OFF VALVE: Manually operated valve on the tank and electrically operated solenoid valve
REMARKS: The fuel and water tanks are integral with the hull. 


There is also an aluminum day fuel tank in the engine compartment. This tank supplies fuel for the engine and the generator. It is equipped with a fuel transfer pump and manifold. Spare pump in the inventory
The hot water heater has recently been replaced. There was a leak in the original unit. The tank is in good condition and properly installed. 

All four domestic gas tanks located on deck in dedicated compartments are in good condition.
All are free of any damage and all hose fittings appeared secure. 


STOVE MAKE: Force Ten # BURNERS: Four with oven FUEL: LPG 

REFRIGERATION: Grunert 240 Volt AC system and engine driven MICROWAVE: Whirlpool
WATER SYSTEM: Pressurized hot and cold water
OTHER: Adler Barbour 24 Volt DC refrigeration in the salon
REMARKS: The galley is located just aft of the crewÆs quarters on the port side. The galley has a good layout for use at sea and at anchor. All galley équipements are in good condition. Visually all systems appeared to be in good condition although there are some rusting noted on some parts. 


TYPE: One Groco manual in the crewÆs quarters and three Vacuflush systems # HOLDING TANKS: Three
LOCATION: One holding tank is located in the head compartment of the crewÆs quarters, which services the crewÆs head and forward guest cabin head. One holding tank is located in the hanging locker of the port guest cabin. The holding tank for the aft head is located underneath the counter in the head compartment. MATERIAL: All holding tanks are plastic 

CAPACITY: Approximately 25 to 30 gallons apiece
CONDITION OF HOSES: All hoses appeared in good condition
TYPES OF DISCHARGE: All heads have direct overboard discharge through the holding tanks and can be pumped out through deck fittings at a shore side facility. 

NAVIGATION / ELECTRONICS / OTHER GEAR COMPASS: Two Danforth compasses, one at each helm 

RADAR: Garmin
GPS/plotters: Garmin and RayMarine
AUTOPILOT: Brooks and Gatehouse Hydra Pilot VHF RADIOS: Icom IC-120 SSB: Icom IC-M800 DEPTH FINDER: Datamarine Offshore

All Electronic Must Be Updated

CANVAS / ENCLOSURES: Companionway dodger. 

ANCHOR & RODE: Main: 60 lb CQR with chain rode 

Secondary: Fortress FX 85
WINDLASS: Simpson Lawrence V4000 POWER: Hydraulically operated CONTROLS: remote+cable.
CONNECTIONS: All hydraulic connections at the motor and at the hydraulic pump appear secure although.
The windlass secure on the foredeck with no obvious damage noted. There is no apparent leaks around any of the fittings. The ground tackle all appear to be in good condition.
CONDITION / MOUNTING: Good / Two in the crewÆs quarters, one in the galley, one at the companionway and one in the electrical control cabinet
CONDITION / MOUNTING: Good / Engine compartment
CONDITION / VALID DATE: All are past their valid dates
NAVIGATIONAL / ANCHOR LIGHTS: The port bow running light and The starboard bow light and the stern light are operational. The mast lights is operational. LED ligots.
HORN: 24 Volt DC
BELL: None Sighted
OTHER: Man Overboard Module Life Sling 

SPARS / SAILS / RIGGING / EQUIPMENT STYLE: Keel stepped four spreader sloop 

MAST: Aluminum, recently painted BOOM: Aluminum, recently painted MAST STEP: Aluminum
RUNNING RIGGING: Braided Dacron lines 

CHAINPLATES: Aluminum welded into the aluminum frames
HARDWARE / FITTINGS: Harken hydraulic roller furling headstay, Harken mainsheet and genoa tracks, Navtec hydraulic inner forestay, baby stay, flattener, outhaul, backstay and boom vang
Located near the mast :
Four Barient #37 self tailing two are hydraulic operated
In the mid cockpit :
Two hydraulically operated Barient self tailing primary winches.
Two hydraulically operated Barient self tailing secondary winches.
Two Barient hydraulically operated Barient #28 self tailing.
In the aft cockpit :
Two Barient # 37 self tailing
One hydraulically operated Barient #737
One Barient #23+ self tailing
SAIL INVENTORY: Main sail 3 reefs, genoa inter on furler Harken, spinnaker, geneker, storm solent, storm main sail. North Sails. 


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IMPORTANT: 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 their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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