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Boat Description
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Boat ID: 2454
Boat Name: Sea Sprite
Year Built: 1987
Boat Builder/Design: Nauticat 40
Boat Type/Rig: Ketch
Hull Material: Fiber Glass
Boat Current Location:
Transit, , Trinidad and Tobago
Home Port: Stockholm
Engine: Ford 90 hp
Other Crew Members: Carmen & David
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Owner/Contact: Hans-M. Fruergaard (6446)
Boat Seeking Crew? No
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Boat For Sale?  Yes  Price: 220000 $USD Local Price:220000   in: USD
LOD (feet):40.0     ;LWL: 35.0 Beam: 13.0    ;Draft: 6.0
Displacement:30,000(lb); Fuel(gal): 212 Ballast:9,000(lb); Water(gal): 212
Dinghy: Aritmar Outboard:Mercury 6hp


Forward cabin has two singles on both sides (convertible to one queen berth) plus a pilot berth above the port side berth. One hanging locker a small table and several storage lockers.

Forward of the galley, to port, are one hanging locker and to the starboard a head compartment that includes a wash basin, toilet and a separated shower & laundry room.

The combined Galley and Dining saloon is a gourmet’s delight with a settee and table for four. The galley is situated to the port, just forward of the deck saloon, and shaped like a lazy "L". A practical layout of generous proportions, well equipped, and with plenty of storage room that will delight any chef. 3 Burner propane stove w/ oven, double stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water, refrigerated 100 lit. ice box, freezer 60 lit.

The Deck saloon has a C-shaped settee with an extendable table, and opposite is the lower helm/navigation station with chart & navigation table and full instrumentation and maneuvering controls.

Aft stateroom has a centerline king berth, settee and secretary to the port, two hanging lockers and generous amount of storage lockers. To the starboard a head compartment with wash basin, toilet and shower.

All berths and cabin areas are spacious, well ventilated and lighted, with generous amounts of storage space throughout. A wonderful layout providing an incredible amount of room with privacy....Perfect for the cruising couple with youngsters or another couple. In true Scandinavian tradition, the joiner work and finish of this beautiful yacht is impeccable.

Electronics & Navigation Equipment: • VHF ICOM MC80 • 6'' Suunto Compass (upper helm) • 4'' Suuntp Compass (lower helm) • Stereo with CD player • Raymarin Radar • Raymarin Sonar • Raymarin Chart plotter, interconnected to Autopilot Computer • Raymarin Autopilot ST6001 • Autohelm speed, wind & depth indicators • Autohelm multi control instrument, interconnected to Autopilot Computer • VDO oil, temp.,fuel, volt and amp., gauges • VDO sum log

Electrical: • 12 V DC Electrical system • DC panel w/32 circuit breaker switches • 110V AC shore power system w/chords • AC panel w/16 circuit breaker switches • Newmar battery charger • 2 inverters • Batteries 3 x 225 AH/12V & 1 x 95 AH/12V • 2 Electrical bilge pumps • Vetus Bow Thruster • Maxwell 2200 Electrical Windlass • Yanmar L40 Diesel alternator

Deck: Deck layout provides excellent visibility from upper helm station and the cockpit area is located high and dry with roomy deck lockers. The steering system is hydraulic with dual station controls. The split rig includes in mast furling main & mizzen sails and roller furling Genoa & self tacking Jib sails. All sails, as well as navigation and autopilot equipment, engine control and bow thruster, can be controlled from the cockpit position and provides optimal ease of maneuvering the yacht. • Bowsprit with dual anchor rollers • Teak handrail w/stainless steel stanchions & 2 boarding gates • Drainable anchor chain box with 2 propane gas bottles • 70 lbs CQR plow anchor • Stern mounted Danforth spare anchor • 4 heavy duty bollards • 4 Dorades • 6 Lewmar hatches • Main & Mizzen deck light

Hull: Sparkman-Stephens design that has been built as a solid hand laminated glass GRP lay-up according to Lloyd’s specifications and inspections during the build. An incredibly solid yacht built to the highest standards by skilled Finnish craftsmen. The bottom has a fin keel with a protected skeg hung rudder, a bow thruster and a 4 bladed fully feathering propeller. The hull color is white with a blue waterline and a wider blue deck line. • Vetus Bow Thruster • Max Prop 22”x16” fully feathering propeller • 40mm acid proof steel shaft • 9,500 lbs lead ballast

Engine & Mechanical Equipments: Built for North Sea conditions, her strong diesel engine will bring the yacht dauntlessly through any sea conditions. • Ford 90 HP diesel engine • Borg Warner hydraulic gearbox reduction 2,1:1 • 2 Audible alarms for abnormal engine oil pressure & temperature • Morse Teleflex Upper and lower engine control stations • Engine room blower • Engine room lights • Balmar 15 Gal. Water heater • Eberspacher diesel fired central heating system

Sails & Rigging: Rigged for the cruising couple, the ketch & cutter rig is the perfect choice for ease of sail tending, short handed sailing and safety in any weather condition. The oversized rigging is typical of yachts built for serious passage making and is in excellent condition. • Scott Jib, Stay, Main and Mizzen sails • Harken furler Jib • Harken furler Stay • Furlex in mast furling Main • Furlex in mast furling Mizzen • Selden alum. Anodized spars • Selden S/S 1x19, Ψ 8-10mm wire rigging • Selden whisker pole w/mast face mount • Selden Rod Kick vang w/preventer • Lewmar 48 ST, 30 ST, 28 ST & 16 ST winches • Andersen 29 ST, 28 ST & 16 ST winches

Summary: Nauticat 40 is an excellent choice for long range offshore cruising and specially suited for any sea conditions or climates as well as ocean crossing or leisurely cruising island spots worldwide. The yacht easily proves her stability, strength and excellent sailing characteristics in light or heavy sea conditions. The interior joiner work is exquisite which is to be expected of the Scandinavian heritage. The yacht is well found, completely equipped, a proven passage maker and is ready to take you offshore in safety and comfort. Nauticat 40 is a very good investment that historically also retains an excellent resale value.

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