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Thursday, March 8, 2012

2000 Custom Aluminum 45' Cutter - Jaru

Of all the sailboat listings I have had, Jaru has to be my favorite. I have sailed her on a few occasions and she is a dream to sail. Jaru is all about sailing and a lot less about varnish, polish and shine. She has an unpainted hull (except for anti-fouling bottom paint) with a painted deck and transom. Her rigging is simple and easy with halyards run to the cockpit. Her deck is well arranged and clean. Her bow locker is huge with enough space to hold sails and the deflated dinghy.

Jaru is an Antarctic 45 designed by French designer Philipe Subrero. From my research it appears about 9 boats were built by various builders using this design. Most of the boats that I found were swing keels and were constructed out of aluminum. This is the only one that I know of that has a fixed keel.

Jaru is ideal for long range cruising. She offers three private cabins, and array of four solar panels, comfortable cabin finished tastefully in cherry and yellow cedar and solid aluminum construction. See all the details in the complete listing by clicking here. For a slide show of Jaru click here.

Her cockpit is spacious, comfortable and well laid out. The solid aluminum dodger is well constructed and has three Lexan panels for good forward visibility.

Jaru has a great galley and saloon with tons of storage space.

Jaru is currently cruising in the Turks and Caicos with an expected arrival in Fort Lauderdale around May 15. This will end a planned two year family cruise. With the owner's desire to resume a land based life Jaru is now actively for sale. I can arrange a viewing in Georgetown, Bahamas around the end of March or the boat can be seen in the Fort Lauderdale area after their arrival in mid May.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-0"
Beam 14’-4”
Draft 6’-5”
Displacement 24,000 lbs
Designer Philipe Sobrero

Contact the central agent, Jack Zacks, for more information:
Email: jzacks@sparkmanstephens.com
Mobile: 305-588-6532

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2001 Tiara 43 Open - Great Escape

Great Escape is a professionally maintained Tiara 43 rigged for serious fishing and comfortable cruising. The engine room is spotless and the exterior shines. The oak interior with teak and holly soles is welcoming and comfortable.

Great Escape is equipped with two Raymarine E-120's with two independent GPS receivers for redundancy. She has two VHF's, Simrad AP-25 autopilot and a 4KW radar scanner.

Great Escapes has twin 660 HP Cat 3196's with about 950 hours. They have been well maintained and have had all the Cat updates.

The Tiara 43 runs on a solid built "V" hull that provides a very comfortable ride and a steady platform for fishing. Her best feature is the comfort for family cruising and yet a great platform for serious fishing. Whether you fish or only cruise this is a great value. Her owner would be willing to take an acceptable 30’ +/- center console sport fisher on trade.

Please click here to access the complete listing.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 43'-0"
Beam 15'-2"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 29,500 lbs

Contact the central agent, Jack Zacks, for more information:
Email: jzacks@sparkmanstephens.com
Mobile: 305-588-6532

1997 Valiant 50 - Maestro

The Valiant 50 is a true blue water cruising boat. She is a larger cousin of the famous Valiant 47. The boats were designed for long passages by a small crew. This boat has been set up with a Leisure Furl boom. She is ready to take you anywhere at all. Please click here at access the complete listing.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-0"
LWL 40’-3”
Beam 13’-10”
Draft 6’-3”
Displacement 35,500 lbs
Ballast 11,000 lbs
Sail area 1,036 sq ft
Designer Robert Perry

Contact the central agent, Paul Buttrose, for more information:
Email: pbuttrose@sparkmanstephens.com
Mobile: 954-294-6962

Please click here to access an article about the boat from Blue Water Sailing magazine online.