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Custom Staysail Schooner

US$250,000.00 (Approx £201,430.97)

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Custom Staysail Schooner

Bottom painted September 2016
Final Bid
US$250,000.00 (Approx £201,430.97)
  • Boat REF#  ·  174113
  • Length  ·  25.90m
  • Year  ·  1934
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 295hp, Detriot 671 (1983)
  • Lying  ·  Astoria, Oregon
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell
The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Calle
Builder A.C. Pankey
Lying Astoria, Oregon
Fuel capacity 5,466.0 ltr (1,202.5 USG) Total - 6 Tanks
Water capacity 3,293.0 ltr (724.5 USG) Total - 5 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 151.0 ltr (33.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/09/2011

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 295hp
Engine make and model Detriot 671 (1983)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1765
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 26" 4 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.0 ltr (4.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 12.5KVA
Water-maker

12 x 215 watt solar panels with outback controllers (3000 amp hrs daily)
2 electric energy 5 blade (silent) wind generator with controllers.
Generator 1800 hours
Spectra watermaker

LG projection TV (portable so that movies can be projected on sails, waterfalls, or on screen) Speaker system throughout inside & out of vessel.
New electrical wiring throughout.
All new Cantaloupi LED lighting throughout inside and out Teak interior Custom Teak saloon table and illuminated Teak China hutch.

Worth noting this Schooner NEVER needs to be plugged into shore power or even go to a dock due to her absolute self sufficient set up, With her state of the art electronics and green technology (wind/solar). She can go months at a time without getting near a marina and with today's economy that is a great advantage.
Fuel is generally purchased every 8 - 10 months, depending on passages.

Dimensions

Length 25.90m
LWL 17.37m
Beam 5.45m
Draft Min 2.43m
Draft Max 2.43m
Airdraft 24.38m
Displacement 80,000kg (176,400.0lbs)
Headroom 2.13m

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 18 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Boat lifted for hull maintenance September 2016 - see photo's.
Hull: Cedar and Mahogany
Interior: Teak and Fir
Deck: Oiled, Sapele Mahogany plank. 2 layers of 1/2″ Sapele plywood under the deck.
40 month, $1.7 million dollar refit, relaunch 2011:
65% hull planks replaced new deck (2 layers ½” mahogany marine grade plywood and overlaid with 15/16th Sapele
new masts and yard arm on foremast new bulwarks and stanchions new 5/8" stainless steel rigging.

Holding Tank - Black Water
Steel water tanks

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

Custom wheel house seating and cushions Custom Teak deck furniture and cushions & covers.

Custom 20 year marine foam mattresses and linens New appliances (full size 19 cf Maytag fridge w/ice maker, 3 burner stainless stove, full size front loading washer and electric dryer, trash compactor)

3 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Fridge
Freezer
Air conditioning
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Raw water wash
Non-Smokers
Ice Maker
Microwave
Compactor
Washing Machine
Dryer

Custom wheel house seating and cushions Custom Teak deck furniture and cushions & covers.

Custom 20 year marine foam mattresses and linens New appliances (full size 19 cf Maytag fridge w/ice maker, 3 burner stainless stove, full size front loading washer and electric dryer, trash compactor)

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Bimini
Tonneau cover
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Davits
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure
Bimini

3 anchors
(154lb Rockna, 75lb Danforth, 75lb CQR)
300.00m of chain
(Inflatable)
20hp outboard, Honda (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
Wind
Radar
VHF
VHF DSC radio
SSB
SSB Modem
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Weather fax
Stereo
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights
TV
Video
DVD
WiFi Booster
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Garmin electronics: 7200 series main computer station, 5212 series computer in lower nav station, GHC 10, 5 GMI 10's, AIS 600 & 300 systems, Remote control Auto helm & Radar.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Gasolene Detector
Liferaft
Life jackets
Life buoys
Searchlight
Danbuoy
Safety harnesses
Horn
EPIRB 406MHz
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

A one of a kind Schooner built in Los Angeles, CA by Arthur Pankey at his shipyard. She launched on Sept 17, 1934.

https://www.woodenboat.com/boats-for-sale/sv-destiny-classic-1934-schooner

Literally born of gleaming wood and old Hollywood glamour, 85' Destiny was launched in 1934 for Academy Award winning screenwriter and director Preston Sturges, and named, not just for Lady Destiny, whose siren song calls each and every one of us to become captains of our own fate, but also in memory of his mother, Mary Desti, whose telegraph address was DESTI, N.Y.

Humphrey Bogart captained her as a Transpacific Judges boat in 1936; she was commandeered by the US Navy in what was know as The Hooligan Fleet during WWII (check out the forecastle carvings our Boys in Blue gave her); in 1961 John Wayne chartered her from San Carlos to Hawaii and then on to San Juan Island; and in the '50's she was later owned by Howard Hughes, who secretly married actress Terry Moore aboard the boat. In the 1970's Cheech and Chong's famous movie "Up in Smoke" was written in Destiny's salon and in 2008, owners Dawn and Mike Hilliard took Destiny to Port Townsend, WA for an extensive refit. 42 months and $1.2 million dollars later, she was completely restored from hull to masts and ready for a new set of adventures.

Though she looks like she came straight out of an old school pirate movie, with her all-wood two-masted Staysail Schooner design, Destiny has all the modern amenities you could want, and then some.
At her heart beats a rock steady Detroit Diesel 671, reliably putting out 295hp since 1983, and a 12.5 KW Northern Lights genset. Augmented by a massive 12V battery bank, 2 wind generators and an enormous solar power array, this yacht has no need to put in to port all the time, especially given her Spectra water maker, the more than 800 gallons worth of potable water tankage, and her 1000 gallon diesel fuel tank capacity.

In 2011, the Port Townsend Shipwright Co. re-rigged her wood spars and stainless steel standing rigging, while Carol Hasse took care of a brand new Slab-style Reefing Mainsail with two reef points and a Hank On Headsail. Rounding out the sail complement which sends her soul aloft are a Fisherman (2011), Course Square Sail (2011), Yankee (2011), Raffee (2011), Stay Sail (2011), Gollywobbler (1976), Storm Tri Sail (2011), Forestay Sail (2011), and of course, her Spindrifter Spinnaker w/sock and the Hai Matau symbol on it (2011). She's happiest in about 20 kts of wind and you'll average 7-9 kts in those conditions. Although her rated hull speed is 10.4 kts, the Hilliards have clocked her in at 13.1, heading downwind in 45 kt winds, surfing the front side of a wave.

Making sure you get safely from Point A to your next exotic port of choice, Destiny's state of the art electronics include: Garmin 7200 series at the main computer station, Garmin 5212 series computer in the lower nav station, Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot Control Unit, 5 Garmin GMI Digital Marine Instrument Displays, both a Garmin 300 AIS unit and a Garmin 600 AIS unit, GPS, Chart plotter, a remote control Auto helm, and Radar. There are 3 VHF stations on board--plus portable VHFs, SSB w/modem, Weather fax, and a 406MHz EPIRB.

And while we're talking about safety, Destiny is built like a tank out of old growth Port Orford Cedar, Fir and Mahogany. The interior is Mahogany and Teak. Her high bulwarks make it easy to stay safely aboard in even the heaviest seas and she comes with a full complement of safety equipment, including: a life raft, life jackets, life buoys, proximity alarms, Danbuoy, searchlight, safety harnesses, a horn, 4 bilge pumps, and emergency steering capability.

Once you've arrived safe and sound, take your pick of a 154lb Rockna, 75lb CQR, or the 75lb Danforth, with nearly 1000 feet of BBB 1/2" chain. After the anchor sets, head to shore in your West Marine Hypalon inflatable dinghy with an 8.9hp Mercury outboard, or enjoy a well earned drink, watching the sun set as you relax in the Wheel House.
While Destiny enjoys spacious accommodations down below, including 3 cabins and 6 sleeping berths, it's worth noting that during the 10,000 NM Mike and Dawn have sailed her, most of the time it's been just the two of them...so no need for extra crew if it's privacy you crave.

Even at anchor, all of Destiny's considerable amenities are available to you and your guests, including: air conditioning, an electric head, luxurious tiled shower with an abundance of hot water, full sized 19cf Maytag fridge with an ice maker, 12V chest freezer, 3 burner stainless steel propane stove, trash compactor, a full size front loading washer, and an electric dryer. For your entertainment pleasure, there's a portable LG projection TV that can be displayed on the sails, a roll-down screen, or whatever else you might have at hand. Perhaps a waterfall? As for sound, Destiny's speaker system can handle everything from just the two of you watching a movie in the salon or a 60 person party, both above and below decks.

More than a living piece of history, more than the sum of her impressive spec sheets and equipment lists (which you should definitely check out), and more than merely a boat, Destiny is a home. A home that will take you and those you love to places beyond your wildest dreams. In style.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Custom Staysail Schooner has been personally photographed and viewed by a Boatshed Representative of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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