Max. Swap Value: $200,000
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Will swap for home....rural acreage....trawler...land or anything interesting enough. Currently cruising in Southern Mexico.
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email: rustyslide att gmail.com
Model: Vagabond 47
Total loans: $0
City: San Diego
State or Country: California
Description: Ready for a lifestyle change?
Sandy beaches, exotic destinations, new cultures and places to explore??
Oceanfront Property Anywhere In The World?
....including a lifetime pool membership.
Sail away from it all!
Trade my one of a kind world cruising yacht for your property.
(B&B, Rural Home, Mountain property, Unique property, etc...)
"Sundancer" is a center cockpit aft-cabin, ketch rigged, ocean voyaging fiberglass yacht and is one of Bill Gardens finest designs and has set the
standard for long-range voyaging sail boats.
My Vagabond is truely a self sufficient, world cruiser. She is a Turn-key, Go anywhere. Go now, vessel.
The only thing needed not already aboard are toothbrushes.
She turns heads in every port, but she is no Marina Queen.
We are very seldom ever in a marina. We prefer the free anchorages all over the world.
We have cruised her full time during the last 5 years ... from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Galapagos and beyond.
She is designed to look after herself and going long distances in comfort, safety and class.
The Vagabond 47's loaded draft is only 5' 6" and yet she still handles well in light air and close to the wind and once a heavy displacement
hull has a little way on, it will move steadily in the lightest of winds. The V47 is the most proven yacht of its size and class.
Arthur Beiser in his definitive work "The Proper Yacht" describes the Vagabond 47 as "more ship than yacht".
Maker: BlueWater Yachts
Beam: 13' 5"
Keel Type: Full, Long keel
Rig: Masthead Ketch
Designer: Bill Garden
Material: Hand Laid Heavy Fiberglass
All Aluminum professionally constructed pilothouse w/fully encloseable weather panels and
vented heat in cockpit.
Solid 1 1/2" Stainless Steel Handrails and Dolphin Striker.
Custom 304 Stainless Steel water tanks ( 350 gal capacity )
Custom Aluminum fuel tanks (225 gal)
Fully adjustable aluminum boarding, swimming, dive ladder that folds against side when not in use
Large Deck Boxes ( Propane storage, ground tackle, etc )
5 large Stainless Steel Dorade Vents
Legendary and like new John Deere 4045 80 hp diesel - 2k hours.
( SUPER RELIABLE and SUPER EFFICIENT .5 gallon hour @ 1,000 RPM - .9 gallon @ 1,500 RPM )
Borg Warner Transmission
High Output alternator w/ Balmar ARS-5 charge regulator. (120 amps @ 1200rpm )
AquaAlarm Safety Systems Alarms ( Monitors Bilge, Oil, Fire, Temp, SeaWater Flow, etc )
Cockpit Gauges for Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature, Volts, Water Temp, Rudder Indicator
Soundproofed engine room
Switchable Dual Racor 500 fuel filters w/ Vacuum gauge and "Water In Fuel" alarms
RCI Water/Impurity Remover Fuel Filter System
$5,000 Autoprop custom propellar w/ Line Cutter
Halon Automatic Fireboy Fire supression installed in engine room
Fire extinguishers throughout
Ultra Safety Systems high quality bilge pump switches w/ Heavy Duty Rule pumps
AquaAlarm Bilge Pump Cycle Count Monitor/Alarm
Entec West Generator ( 1800 hrs) w/sound enclosure
Wabasto Diesel fired, thermostat controlled heating system throughout
Village Marine 25 gph watermaker w/ new membrane and extra membrane
3500 watt Freedon Inverter/140 amp battery charger w/remote panel
Xantrex 40 amp battery charger w/remote panel
600 Watts Solar with Blue Sky Solar charge regulator and PRO remote panel
8 Trojan T-120 batteries
Raymarine C120 Widescreen Chartplotter/ NEW 48 mile Radar
Raymarine ST 60+ Graphic
Raymarine ST 60+ Speed
Raymarine ST 60+ TriData
Raymarine ST 60+ Wind
Raymarine 48 mile Radar (new 6/15)
Garmin GMI 20 NMEA2K Multi Display Unit
Martron Ultrasonic Wind Speed/Temp/Barometer sensor on top of mast. No moving parts!
Icom 604 VHF with Cockpit Remote Mic.
Exterior Loud Hailer
Icom 802 Marine SSB
SCS Pactor III modem for emails/weather/communications
Night Watch Cockpit Alarm
Aqualarm Safety Systems Alarms ( bilge, oil, fire, temp, waterflow, etc )
Cockpit USB Ports
Nexus electronic autopilot with cockpit/mast remote
Raymarine S3 electronic autopilot with WIRELESS remote control
Monitor WindVane w/ light air paddle, service kit and manuals.
Workshop w/aluminum-topped bench with vice, Drill Press and a hardware store full of fasteners, screws, bolts, etc.
Thousands of dollars in tools...pullers, torque wrenches, drills...everything you would ever need to stay self sufficient.
Electric Jabsco standard sized toilet fwd / Manual Jabsco head aft
Raritan ElectroSan aft
40gal holding fwd
LED running lights
LED spreader lights
Refinished teak decks (2012)
300 feet 3/8 triple bead chain, 300 feet nylon rode
90lb Delta anchor (primary)
65lb CQR anchor (secondary)
50lb Stainless Steel Danforth
Electric Maxwell Liberty electric windlass
AnkorX Anchor Retrieval System
Anchor Bouy marker
Sony Bravia 42" TV w/ Media Player and Computer
Samsung 20" TV in aft cabin
12v Ships computer w/touchscreen monitor loaded w/ world charts, etc
110v/12v/USB plugs throughout
High Output Stereo w/ JBL speakers -selectable cockpit and/or salon.
Drop down/Fold up Desktop
Interior and cockpit dimmable LED rope lighting.
Sensibulb LED lighting and Alpenglow lamps throughout
Red LED night time cruising lighting throughout
Lots of teak and tons of storage. Amazing headroom.
Large aft-cabin w/Queen size bed, LED rope lighting, USB plugs, Samsung TV and tons of storage
Bullett HP mizzen mounted long range Wifi w/ onboard wireless router (12v)
(2) 20 lb Aluminum Propane Tanks with safety sniffer/shut off in Galley
Magma Stainless Steel BBQ Grill
2 slide out Isotherm Stainless Steel refrigerators
Large double insulated freezer
3 Burner Princess Stainless Steel Stove w/ Oven
SeaGull Drinking Water Filter system
Complete roller furling...main/mizzen/headsail/staysail...no need to leave the cockpit.
Facnor behind-the-mast furling on main/mizzen masts
Extra set of Tanbark Genoa and Staysail
New Mizzen rigging and chainplates (2012)
Mast steps on main/mizzen
(6) Self-tailing winches
Recently serviced 6-man liferaft
Jordan Heavy Weather Drogue
Man Overboard Pole w/ Rescue Collar and Strobe Light
Jacklines / Tethers
Fire extinguishers throughout.
10 ft Caribe Aluminum hard bottom dinghy w/ 15 hp Yamaha Four Stroke
Inflatable two person kayak
Pair of Aluminum "Montague" full size folding mountain bikes
"The AirLine" gasoline powered Hookah system w/ 2 Regulators & 70 foot hoses...use for scuba, bottom cleaning, fouled props, etc
All service and owners manuals cataloged.
Including completely stocked Ships Library... full of guides, how-tos, stories, useful nautical info
Tons of spare parts and additional equipment
Need a Captain or First Mate to hang around for the break-in period while getting to know the systems?
I could help with that.
A delivery to ________ ??
I could help with that as well
Don't know anything about boats or sailing or voyaging??
I could help with that too!
Compare my Vagabond to any boat on the market...from the redundant electronic autopilots and Monitor windvane...the only
one as far as we know...to the replaced stainless steel water and aluminum fuel tanks... You wont be disapointed.
She is 20 ton of self sufficient, go anywhere, go now, Cadillac.
Between 1972 and 1990 Ernest's BLUE WATER YACHTS constructed more than three hundred of the VAGABOND
series -- each and every one of them a little or a lot different according the to the preferences of his customers.
What sets the VAGABOND 47 apart from the rest of the crowd is her distinguished pedigree, salty lines, her
comfortable motion at sea, the high levels of quality and comfort achieved, and her interior joinery work.
These splendid vessels have accomplished an extraordinary number of voyages, many have circumnavigated, and their reputation
as a robust, reliable and safe cruising yacht is legendary.
Currently cruising Pacific Mexico 3/25/15
If you are interested....here is where you will go wrong unless you PAY ATTENTION.
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