1965 Pearson Countess 44' Live Aboard Cruiser in The Virgin Islands $35,000

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1965 Pearson Countess 44' Live Aboard Cruiser in The Virgin Islands $35,000
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A classic John Alden design. S/V Sarabande was the 4th Countess ever made and was custom built by Gruman Allied Industries in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
She is U.S. Coast Guard Documented and an excellent cruiser/liveaboard and has the combined virtues of both a fast and able sailing yacht and an elegant and comfortable cruiser.
Sarabande was designed with spacious accommodations for family cruising in comfort. She sleeps 6: 2 in the fwd stateroom, 2 in the v-berth, 1 in the guest room and 1 in the deckhouse. The forward stateroom has a large v-berth, bureau and locker. Next aft to port is a guest room with a berth, locker and bureau. Opposite is an exceptionally large head with vanity type counter sink, hanging locker, Raritan toilet in great condition and separate shower stall. 2 steps up lead to the deck house with an L shaped dinette which converts to a large berth. A beautiful teak table folds up from the bulkhead. Large salon windows (replaced 2009) give great visibility and ample light. The galley is opposite with Force 10 3-burner stove and oven, large top-loading and lower drawer refrigerator, double sink, ample cookware and gourmet gadgets. There are numerous storage cabinets and lockers in every nook and cranny throughout the vessel. Teak and Holly sole in the Deck house & Teak and Holly vinyl in the remainder (new 2008). Interior paint and Sunbrella cushions & curtains were refurbished in 2008.
Many excellently engineered modifications and creature comforts designed for long-term cruising! Tons of tools, enough spares to open a chandlery, paper charts, every manual and extensive, interesting historical documents!
More Specs:
Engine: Original Ford Lehman 590E Deganhan 6 cyliander diesel with 105 horsepower in good cond.
Fresh Water Tanks: (1)Fiberglass @ 35 Gallons, (1) Internal 105 gallons
Fuel Tank: 75 Gallons- Very good cond
24 GPH Aquamarine Watermaker in good cond 1996
Marine Air Reverse Cycle, poor cond
1996; Edson worm drive steering wheel; Dual Racors in very good cond.
Electronics: Robertson Auto Pilot, very good cond, 1996
Spare Autohelm 1996
ICOM 718 SSB, long-range Radio, excellent cond, 2008
Full Simrad Instrumentation in very good cond, 1996
3 Garmin GPS Units: 48, 76 and 172 in excellent cond
Electronic charts for the entire planet
VHF radio Pioneer Stereo with awesome JBL speakers
Beautiful Danforth Constellation Compass,
1996 Electrical Northern Lights M643-5N 5kw Generator, 3382 hrs., good cond Xantrex Charger/Inverter Freedom 10 with remote very good cond
750 Amp hrs of batteries in 3 banks 10 house wet-cell batteries.
Deck: Huge, comfy cockpit can accommodate 8 and flows nicely down into the Deckhouse via 3 stairs (not a steep ladder) through a huge companionway. Air Breeze Wind Generator, 2012. Lifelines and stanchions replaced (2008). All deck hardware rebedded 2008. Davits. Yamaha 2HP Out Board. Swim Ladder.
Sail: Re-rigged in 2008 with oversized wire Keel-stepped mast Mast Steps Cutter Rig with removable forestay Fully Battened UK Mainsail (1999) very good cond Stack pack (2011) very good cond 135% UK Jib (1999) very good cond Profurl (1999) jib roller Navtec Backstay (rebuilt 2008) excellent cond Harken Traveler excellent cond Ten Winches: 2 Lewmar 52 2-speed ST excellent cond Harken Big Blocks throughout ALL lines lead to the cockpit for single handing
Additional Equipment EPIRB:
ACR 401 Rapidfix (2002) excellent condition
Reverse Coastal Commander (2008) excellent condition
Extensive Ditch-Bag
New 6 gal. electric water heater excellent condtion
Barrier coat (2002)-no blisters
Bruce 66 lb 300' x 3/8" BBB chain
Danforth 25 lb 300' x 5/8" 3-strand line.
Hammock for the foredeck.
We lived aboard and cruised the Caribbean for 5 years on this incredible boat, but our new little boy helped us choose to move back to land. We are forced to sell our beloved Sarabande as soon as possible.
Currently dock in St. Thomas VI 00802
PM for more details. Happy sailing!

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