This is a Dufour 50 with a modified interior that has a full owner's
cabin forward. Her current owner has had her for 10 years and often
single hands her on the Chesapeake Bay. The full size centerline berth
and private forward head make this a great layout and perfect liveaboard.
KITTIWAKE is the most popular version of the Shannon Yachts,
especially for the cruising couple that wishes to combine offshore
passages with live aboard comfort of a custom interior. She is an
extremely well maintained vessel completely ready to cruise. All systems are in good working
order. Her shallow draft (4'9"with the board up) makes her
ideal for cruising the east coast and her mast height of 63' allows
clearance for the Intracoastal Waterway bridges. She was just hauled
and the hull was waxed, bottom painted and 9 coats of fresh varnish
August 2017. She is ready now to go head to the Bahamas.
Important features include:
Two cabin, Two head layout
Staysail Ketch rig
New Standing rigging
Full complement of sails
Most popular hull built by Shannon
Offshore hull designed for safety and reducing fatigue
Reverse Cycle air conditioning
Major refits in addition to continuous maintenance
This 1999 Hunter is in great condition and has been carefully
maintained. She was hauled and waxed and bottom painted in July 2017.
She has two private staterooms each with their own head and shower.
Spacious galley with LPG stove and microwave as well as
refrigerator/freezer. She has 2 units air conditioning reverse cycle.
There is stereo and CD player with speakers in the cabin and the
cockpit along with all of the features that make everyone comfortable
on board. Spacious saloon area with settee and Nav station to port,
dinette table with wrap around settee to starboard. There is a
centerline queen sized berth in the aft cabin with lots of storage and
private entrance to the main head and shower on the port side. Loads
of storage space and lots of windows make for lots of light!! There is
easy engine access under the companionway steps.
She has a Bow thruster, new
sails, AIS, fresh bottom paint, interior cushions new 2015 This boat
is exceptionally clean and in great shape. Well above average.
SPECIAL K has everything you need to start racing this weekend. Her
sails are current, she has a trailer and she is class legal. She has a
2016 North 3DI jib and a 2016 Spinnaker, 2014 North mainsail used in
only 6 regattas. She also has a full set of Wednesday night/practice
sails. She has Harken hardware and Harken winches. She comes with a
trailer. She is an actively used boat on the lower Chesapeake Bay.
This is a very nice Cal 33. She has had a lot of updates in the last
3 years including a new Quantum 150% genoa, new Harken furler, air
conditioning, new headliner in main cabin, recovered cushions in the
forward and aft cabins and cabin sole refinished and new Garmin chart
plotter. Her bottom was recently soda blasted and barrier coated and
has a very smooth finish. The owner day sails her and does an
occasional local race and has been successful with the racing.
This is a FAST FUN Boat. Ready to sail in your PHRF Fleet.
PHRF of the Chesapeake has her at 96 and you can race with 3 or 4 in
a boat that is easy to rig and go.
"Most production boats are conceived with a design brief from a
builder who has a targeted market in mind. Not so the Landing School
30 (LS-30). It’s built by students at a non-profit boatbuilding and
design college. The Landing School and its resident designer, Steve
Dalzell, design and build boats as part of the curriculum: selling
them is an afterthought. As a result, only two or three LS30s will be
built each year, which means the school may have a new problem: this
cold-molded wooden rocketship just might create more demand than the
students can supply".
The Paper Jet is designed primarily as a training boat, with the
intention that it can cater for a wide range of sailing skills. I
wanted a boat that will allow a club to race it as a class boat that
will give exciting sailing to those who have the skills but will also
allow less experienced sailors to develop their sailing skills in the
same boat at a much lower level of performance. It is not suited for
learning the most basic sailing principles single-handed. We recommend
double-handed training until the student has enough expertise to sail
single-handed. For single-handed training first learn the basics on a
Sunfish or similar boat then move to the more performance oriented
Paper Jet. The same features that I designed into it for club use
will allow a family to use one hull as the platform on which Dad can
have his excitement of blasting across large expanses of water but
junior can sail the same boat (if he can pry it loose from Dad's grip)
with a smaller rig and at slower speed. It is a boat that needs
agility and quick responses. I don't recommend it for anyone who is
slowed by arthritis or other physical problems. I did not try to
produce a design that will sail the pants off any of the other skiffs
or single-handers. It is fast and it is exciting to sail with the
Turbo rig, but from the outset (this boat was in the back of my head
for over 10 years) it was intended to provide an economical path for
sailors to progress between boats like the Optimist and the costly
single-handed skiffs without having to trade up their boat each time
to go the next step. They can build a Paper Jet at the cheapest level
or the level that they think that they can handle and progress from
there. Meanwhile, as long as Dad is not out sailing, the kids can use
the same boat at a more basic level. It makes sailing more viable for
many families. With time and skill improvements they can move into
more costly boats if they feel the need.