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Boat Description
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Boat ID: 705
Boat Name: Aliza
Year Built: 1993
Boat Builder/Design: Roberts 53G
Boat Type/Rig: Ketch
Hull Material: Steel
Boat Current Location:
New York City, New York, USA
Home Port: Haifa, Isreal
Engine: 114 hp 6cyl Perkins
Other Crew Members: Efraim Schwartz,
Boat website URL:
Owner/Contact: Moshe Schwartz (1197)
Boat Seeking Crew? Yes
Main Boat Activity: Mixed
Departure Date: 2009-05-15
Crew Ad Title:
Aliza is going into the water in summer of 2009!

Boat For Sale?  No  Price: $USD Local Price:   in:
LOD (feet):54.0     ;LWL: 44.0 Beam: 16.7    ;Draft: 7.0
Displacement:60000(lb); Fuel(gal): 1020 Ballast:15000(lb); Water(gal): 300
Dinghy: 14' fiberglass Outboard:50hp

We are on the hard and will be in the water for Summer 2009 after a 2 year rebuild and refit. We will be looking for expense sharing sailors who want to cruise locally in LIS and NY and have plans for future long or full time cruising lifestyle.

The skipper of Aliza is Efraim Schwartz with wife Zahava, Orly and Nogga (Older Collage age Kids) as occasional crew. Efraim finished a 9 years circumnavigation on Aliza in August 2003. Nogga did the Pacific crossing in 2002 and the sail from Israel to Florida in 2005, Zahava, Nogga, and Orly have got lots (Weeks) of local northeast and Caribbean sailing. + many coastal east US trips. We would like use the next few years to make contact and identify a group of people who will qualify as potential future crew for the “retirement cruising life” (Starting 20012 when Efraim is 58 and takes early retirement to enjoy the cruising life with Zahava) So this opportunity is basically to see that we (Efraim & Zahava) and you (a single or preferably a retired couple) share the same sailing philosophy and can enjoy sailing together for month at time on a small yacht. The crew will share the adventure and the expenses! We like crew who enjoys the time at our stops a well as the adventure of getting there! We know that getting there is just half the fun, so we intend to have all the fun enjoying the relaxation after our arrival seeing new places and meeting other sailors.

What is your planned itinerary?
For the next 3-4 years we intend to sail Aliza around NYC and USA east coast. The sail will be short trips through out the summer and would probably include LIS RI and local waters of the Hudson river and NY harbor. The future is full time cruising and therefore we are looking for people who can commit to Month (6+) of sailing and cruising fun. + are financially secure so they can afford to share the expenses of such a lifestyle.

Are you strictly a non-smoking boat? Yes!

Or can someone smoke on deck to leeward? NO.

A young at heart (25 to 75 years young) that likes to sail, learn new skills, share adventures, and willing to teach others based on his/her own knowledge. We are looking for crew who participates in every aspect of the yacht life and chores. honest, responsible, and reliable crew. (everyone is expected to stand on watch duty over the night.)

We like to sleep knowing that the person on watch is not sleeping! We trust him/her to be alert and in full control! No consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed while Aliza is on her way! (Social drinking while on anchor safely done, is OK) No drugs are allowed on or off Aliza, This is a MAJOR problem and we have ZERO tolerance for it.

We like our crew to get us up if they are uncomfortable with any aspect of the watch. - We do not want shy people who get us all into trouble because they are afraid to look stupid!!!

Aliza's information: Rig: ketch (in mast furling) Genoa & innerstay (profurl furlers), retractable bowsprit for a 2300 sq/f asymmetrical spinnaker, 3 hydraulic winches + 6 manual winches. Dual helm stations - pilot house inside helm + out cockpit helm

What type of bunk arrangements can you provide? Aliza has three double cabins (Top single, bottom full size), one pilot Quarter) bed, one converted dinning area, and two convertible sofa/bed in the pilothouse (salon) In the past 7 years we never used the dinning area and only one person ever slept in the pilot house. These are more "emergency visit" sleeping arrangements. (however the are large and comfy!!!)

Equipment on board: (Makes and Models)
Generator: Kohler 9kva, Watermaker: Village Marine, Autopilot: b&g, GPS: Motorola (two) +one Furuno GPS31 radar: Furuno 1830 & Furuno 1622, SSB (HF): Icom M-700, INMARSAT Mini-M Satellite phone, Other: 2 X 406 EPIRB automatic, 2 X 206/209 EPIRB (hand-held), two 8 man Trans-oceanic Elliot life rafts, two hand held water makers, two hand-held icom-M7 VHF, one fixed-mount Raytheon VHF, Brooks & Gatehouse sailing information system (hydra) and auto pilot, two fire/heat detectors (engine room & galley) fume detector (engine), Automatic Halon Fire Extinguisher, propane control + detector, wind/water generator, hailer (25w). Stereo system, 21" multi system TV, multi system VCR. We have an HP Pavilion PC with a color printer. In the galley we have a 17 q/feet refrigerator & force 10 oven broiler stove. Microwave and coffee maker. We have a sextant and almanac, a transoceanic medical kit, SCUBA gear + compressor