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37' 1983 Jay R. Benford Motorsailor***SOLD***

Type: Powerboat
Year: 1983
Make: Jay R. Benford
Model: Motorsailor***SOLD***
Length: 37'
Status: Sold
Price: $ 114,995
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Date Posted: 2015-04-22
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LOCATION: WHITBY, ONTARIO

Heavy displacement, bluewater capable cruiser built to the highest standards using modern boatbuilding techniques including Klegecell foam coring. From a cruising world article on the vessel – “This is a true Motorsailer. It is a boat, as Benford says, “for those who would like to move gracefully from the rigors of cockpit type sailboats into the comfort and practicality of a fine pilothouse auxiliary””. She is a truly unique vessel with a big bright pilothouse that offers excellent 360 degree visibility, a lovely aft cabin, large salon and pullman/vberth forward. She is truly a pleasure to sail in all weather and conditions with all lines being led aft into the cockpit.

Designer: J.R. Benford.

Length: 37 ft

LWL: 33ft

Beam: 12.5 ft

Draft: 5 ft

Displacement 28,000 lbs.

Builder: “The Custom Yacht Builder”, Whitby. Ontario

DESCIPTION:  A 37 foot enclosed wheelhouse aft cabin motor-sailer designed as a liveaboard, ocean going vessel with extensive tankage and stowage.

CONSTRUCTION: Hull and deck of fiberglass with ¾ inch Kledgecell foam core solid glass from the waterline down. Finished with Alwgrip.

Ten opening ports, four opening hatches, all double frame aluminum black anodized.

RIG: Cutter rig with all sails roller furling. Aluminum mast by Kenyon with in mast furling main and mast steps to lower spreaders.  Sails by Sobstad. All sail handling controls close to wheelhouse. Staysail is self tacking with a stainless steel winch. Yankee sheets and mainsheet are lead aft to the back of the wheelhouse via quality turning blocks, snatch blocks and line stoppers

ENGINE: Perkins 4-236 – 85 h.p. Diesel with Hurth HBW 400 transmission- 3:1 gear ratio-driving a 26 inch by 18 inch three blade fixed propeller. 125 amp alternator with separate smart controller. Two 100 gallon U.S. fuel tanks with gauges and switching/cutoff valves. Two primary fuel filters with change over valves. Electric fuel pump with priming switch. Bronze sea water strainer for engine water intake.

ELECTRICAL:   Charger/ converter- 30 amp., 3 outputs.  50ft. 30 amp. power cord with several adaptors. 4 110volt duplex outlets with ground fault interrupt. 3 output battery isolator. 3 Battery banks – 1 cranking battery for engine starting. 2- 6volt deep cycle batteries in series dedicated for freezer. 2- 6 volt deep cycle batteries in series for house. Battery monitor for freezer and house battery banks. 2-100 watt solar panels with controller. Solar panels located on pilothouse roof. 3 kilowatt inverter with automatic changeover switch.Battery selector switch. Panels with automatic circuit breakers and lights. Bronze ground plate. Interior lighting- 7 brass fixtures 6 fluorescent fixtures and 4 stainless steel fixtures.

AUTOPILOT:   “Autohelm” hydraulic autopilot with ST6000 control head, type 2 hydraulic drive unit, type 300 course computer, fluxgate compass, and rudder angle sensor

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