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Caliber for sale

Don't worry, we're not selling Hello World!

Our dear friends on PamDemonium are selling their 1991 Caliber 38. It's pretty much exactly like a Caliber 40, but without the 2 foot swim step (kudos to the Caliber marketing team - no one would see through that upgrade!).

We thought we'd post it on our blog since lots of people looking at Calibers wander through here. For $165,000, you can get an amazingly well outfitted, blue water cruising boat that's ready to go! Email the owner, Dennis, at ddemers46 (at) yahoo.ca. Here's the all the info:

Just add the groceries and set sail for Mexico, the South Pacific or points beyond. This Michael McCreary designed blue water sailing vessel is known as one of the strongest and most comfortable ocean cruisers ever built, and she’s ready to go. She’s made three trips to Mexico and Hawaii, as well as a trip down the inside passage from Alaska, and spent a winter exploring the Pacific Northwest. She was built in 1991, but to see her, you’d think she was 15 years younger. With an impressive equipment list* and numerous upgrades (some are listed below), you can make long offshore passages safely, confidently and in relative comfort.

Rig: Cutter
Displacement: 21,600 lbs. (dry)
Height: 59’ 8”
Ballast: 9,600 lbs.
LOA: 40’ 11”
Sail Area: 739 sq. ft.
LOD: 38’ 1”
Water Capacity: 180 gal.
LOW: 32’ 6”
Fuel Capacity: 47 gal.
Beam: 12’ 8”
Aux. Power: 50 hp. Yanmar diesel
Draft: 5’ 1”
Headroom: 6’ 4”
Profile: Modified full keel, Skeg-hung rudder

• Raymarine ST60001 Autopilot (larger than necessary) with tri-data, GPS, wind displays and wireless remote (all new in 2007)
• Two independent chartplotters with electronic charts for the U.S. west coast, Hawaii and Alaska (2008), British Columbia (2008), Mexico -West and East Baja, and mainland coast (2009)
• Raymarine C-80 Radar System with gimbaled mount (2004)
• Three separate and independent GPS systems plus one computer-powered GPS receiver
• iCom Single Side Band Ham radio (2004)
• USB Pactor radio modem (2004)
• 10’ Avon Dinghy (2006) and 9.9 hp outboard
• 4 person Zodiac liferaft (inspected and certified 2009)
• Monitor self-steering windvane
• Wabasco hydronic heating with 4 forced air ports (2007)
• Hull insulation (2006)
• 3-way (AC, engine, diesel heater) 10 gal. hot water tank
• 2 heads with hot & cold showers, extra shower in cockpit
• 70 gal. holding tank with new Y-valve (2009) and macerator (2009)
• Pullman berth
• High output Balmar alternator – 110 amp. (2005)
• Balmar fridge and freezer (2005)
• Microwave Oven
• Galley Chef 2-burner stove/oven**
• Spectra watermaker - 8 gal./hr. (2007)
• Bow thruster – 5 hp.
• 3 anchors (44 lb., 50 lb., 15 lb.) with 300’ 5/16 G-4 chain, 450’ rode
• Max-prop – feathering; dripless shaft seal (both 2005)
• Hasse, Hood and North sails (main and 130% genoa, storm tri-sail, staysail, genniker drifter)
• Solar panels - 300 watts (2004, 2007)
• Fireboy automatic engine room extinguisher (2004)
• Fireboy propane system with auto. safety shutdowns (2008)
• Heart inverter/charger with Link 2000 interface (2005)
• New bottom paint, Zincs (2010)
• Complete set of manuals - hardcopy binders and DVD.
• Spares too numerous to list, but includes complete field repair kits for watermaker,
• Max-prop., alternator, etc., spare prop., spare autopilot, injectors, impellers, zincs, tiller, bimini, fittings, ss fasteners, charts, cruising guides, etc.

The best way to appreciate this boat is to do a two or three day passage in heavy weather with a few other popular boats (Catalina, Hunter, Beneteau). It’s a pretty sweet feeling at the end, when everyone else is complaining about how uncomfortable the trip was and how tired they all are, while you and your crew are relaxed and ready to explore your new surroundings!

* This is an abbreviated list. A complete 3-page list of all equipment on board is available from the owner.
**This stove needs to be replaced.


McKenzie said...

Ohhh, Chesapeake colors!! ...don't you guys need two boats? :)

Rachel said...

Does it have a working head?