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43 ft Rhodes Motorsailer

1962 43 ft Rhodes Motorsailer


Year: 1962

City: San Diego, CA

Stock: 55023a

Condition: good

Make: Vagabondia /Kingsley Shipyard

Propulsion: sail

Price: $27,000

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 43'

Model: Vagabondia 38/ Hull 204

Engine hours: 2,100

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This classic yacht has been featured in at least 3 marine books (see Philip Rhodes and his Famous Yacht Designs).She is known as a Vagabondia 38 (on deck) and is the smallest Motorsailer of a family designed by famous naval architect, Philip Rhodes She is built as an extremely strong world cruising boat (1.5 inch thick teak wood hull fastened by 4 inch silicon bronze screws to Yacal frames with bronze knees). She is a classic yacht and recently hauled out, painted top to bottom and varnish renewed 8/21. She is full keel and adequately powered as 62 Hp with a hydraulic Capitol reverse gear. She has 7′ 1” headroom and bunks are adequate for most sailors. She has a private aft cabin that sleeps 2 crew with additional head, sink, seat and loads of storage. She is loaded with amenities and spares from cruising the East coast and part of the Caribbean. She is currently located in Ensenada, Mex. She is in original stock condition with no unauthorized modifications with the exception of painting out the originally varnished masts and epoxy painting the traditional teak decks. Currently owned by me since 1987 and maintained appropriately.
Heavy displacement
Ketch rigged
Center cockpit
Separate aft cabin
Main, Genoa, working jib, mizzen & mizzen staysail & drifter
100 gal diesel fuel
200 gal fresh water
AC and heat pump
Refrig & freezer
Powerful ground tackle & Windlass
Built in 1962 of 1.5 in thick teakwood on yacal frames
7 ft 1 in headroom
Comfortably sleeps 6 guests
Ford Diesel & Capitol Reverse gear
62 hp
Full keel
Anchor platform
Dinghy Davits
Wheel steering
Large cockpit
2 vhf radios ( 1 interior/1 at helm)
SSB radio (SEA brand with auto tuner)
2 depth sounders (1 int/1 at helm)
Removable helmsman seat
Water heater 6 gal 110 v & heat exchanger off engine
New fuel filters & Racor separator
Engine & transmission manuals
4 fans 12 volt
Bronze opening ports with screens
6 bronze vents with Dorada boxes
Combination dodger & Bimini
Custom removable helmsman seat
New cutlass bearings & engine mounts
Groco toilets (1 recently rebuilt)
New deep cycle starting and house batteries with volt gauge
Tiled shower in forward head
Teak shower grate
New holding tank
Dry bilges
2 bilge pumps /1 automatic
Large bank of house batteries
Boat was recently rewired
Hatch screens
Custom teak boarding ladder
Radar reflector
Mooring Ball signal day shape 6 inch brass bell
clock & barometer
Stereo with int & ext speakers
5 winches with handles
Wind indicator
Spreader lights on main & mizzen
Mizzen mounted horn & hailer
Mizzen mounted radar antenna
Lazy Jacks
Several nautical paintings
35 # CQR, HT Danforth, 50# fisherman anchors with rodes & chain
Man overboard pole & drogue
Fishing pole holder
Stainless transom boarding ladder
Marine battery charger & inverter
110 system, & power cord
Boat wired with inverter
Microwave oven
Snorkeling gear
Inflatable dinghy & outboard motor
Chart, book, cup /dish rack throughout
Emergency tiller
Numerous wooden blocks & spares
Dock lines
Life jackets
4 custom kerosene lamps
Numerous 12 v lights throughout boat
Enough storage to go to sea for a year
Bow & stern pulpits
Double lifelines at proper heights
Mooring light
Private aft cabin has approx 5’10" head room with sink, head, 2 berths and loads of storage & cabinets. 110 & 12 volts
7 Dorade ventilators
Teak carving
Brightwork covers
Danforth White compass & binnacle
Flat screen TV & mast mounted antenna.
DVD player
Will consider newer smaller SUV as partial trade. Boat is documented for recreation and commercial registry endorsement and ready to go cruising. Comfortable and strong liveaboard classic.
No current survey exists since I have owned her for almost 35 years and as a 100 ton licensed captain, I would know the boat, and her history, better than anyone who might spend an hour or two aboard. At Ease is currently available, insured for liability, has current USCG documentation, and in Mexican waters with a valid Temporary Importation Permit. She is offered on an ‘as is, where is basis’ and current 73 year old owner would assist buyer with information and other assistance as possible.

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