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1988 Custom George Sutton 65 Steel Schooner

Traveling

$358,900

Traditional but modern George Sutton-designed steel schooner built by Mark Treworgy, refitted by Howdy Bailey--all renowned figures in shipbuilding and design!

She currently is cruising the Caribbean and is southbound for Hurricane Season. Buy her today and head south...you're already halfway there!

She's loaded with good provisions and lots of spare parts. See bottom of list for 2022 updates. 

ALL the modern luxuries...completely self-sufficient. Live in comfort off the grid.

This one-of-a-kind schooner was recently fully refitted by Howdy Bailey Shipyard in Norfolk, VA, and boasts upgraded electronics, appliances, sails, and more! She is a custom 65' steel George Sutton-designed pilothouse schooner. Originally built in 1988 by Mark Treworgy, she was recently completely rebuilt by the well-known and highly respected Howdy Bailey Shipyard in Norfolk, VA. Her prior owners spared no expense on the refit, spending over $900,000. Nearly every system was replaced, the hull sounded and reinforced and painted, and the interior was refinished with the utmost attention to luxurious detail. With a 6.5' draft and 61' mast height, she can cruise the IWC and Bahamas easily, but she's built to take you around the world. Her traditional rig is complemented by all new sails, and she has every modern convenience one could want. You can own her for a fraction of the cost of her refit! 2017 survey available upon request.

She's been loved and doted upon. 

Recent upgrades include:

  • Two American Diesel 6n140 Engines installed 2015 UNDER 400 HOURS ON EACH
  • 12.5kw Perkins/Stamford Generator installed 2015
  • Two Eclectic Energy Wd Generators D400 installed in 2015
  • Running Rigging replaced and standing rigging inspected 2022
  • New tracks for main sail 2022
  • Pryde Sails: main, foremast, staysail, and headsail for a total sail area of 1,880 square feet, new in 2015
  • Cherry interior Imperial walnut cabin sole
  • Granite galley counters
  • Stainless steel appliances & fixtures
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Samsung 42" TV
  • Bose sound system in salon, cabins, pilothouse and on deck
  • Sea Glaze Offshore pilothouse windows installed 2009
  • Newfound Metals portlights installed 2009
  • High Grade 2 part epoxy paint undercoatings w/ Awlgrip top-coat added in 2009
  • Headhunter Water system with 2 heads, holding tank, & pressure pump installed in 2010
  • Two Cruise Air 16,000 BTU Heat pumps w/ Force Ten Water Heater
  • Prosine 300w Inverter/Charger
  • Bass Electrical Panel & Heart Link 2000 monitor installed 2011
  • Entire exterior top coat was sanded and more undercoatings w/new Awlgrip top coat were added in 2014
  • Masts, Booms and Spreaders were fabricated, painted and rigged in 2015
  • Mack sail covers and lazy jack system new in 2015
  • 3 Simrad electronics: 4G broadband radar, NSE-12 chart Plotter Depth, VHF, Compass, hydraulic autopilot WM-3 Sirius Satellite Weather radio, NAIS-400 Class B, AIS Icom M802 SSB Radio, ALL NEW IN 2015
  • Kahlenberg DOA air horn/compressor, new in 2015
  • Two 3-bladed bronze propellers, new in 2015
  • Sea Post captain's chair, new in 2014
  • Vetus hydraulic system w/ 12" bow thruster, new in 2015
  • Maxwell 4000 hydraulic windlass, new in 2015
  • Rocna 70kg/154lb anchor, new in 2015
  • Ech2o Tech 32 GPH Watermaker 2016
  • New Lifeline Batteries 2022
  • New storage chest 2022
  • Fishing gear 2022
  • New TV 2022
  • New watermaker hookup 2022
  • Various new running rigging and hardware 2022
  • New anchor chain 2022
  • On-deck storage locker 2022
  • Deck chairs, beanbag chairs, beach chairs 2022
  • SUP 2022
  • Inflatable kayak 2022
  • New spare filters and new spare generator water pump in addition to existing spare part collection 2022
  • Heavy duty drill for all winches 2022 as well as two new cordless drills
  • New lines and boat hooks 2022
  • $2,000 of scuba equipment 2022
  • 60' scuba hose for boat bottom cleaning 2022
  • Fully provisioned with food and beverage
  • New additional freezer, solar oven and toaster oven 2022
  • Wifi extender 2022

THIS IS YOUR FOREVER BOAT! Currently cruising so check for location. 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Custom
Model: George Sutton 65 Steel Schooner
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Treworgy Yachts/Howdy Bailey
Designer: George Sutton
Construction: Steel
Boat Hull ID: RCH00158L988
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 65 ft
Length Overall: 65 ft
Beam: 17 ft
Min Draft: 6'6 ft
Bridge Clearance: 61 ft
Dry Weight: 90,000 lb
Double Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: American Diesel
  • Model: 6N140
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 140hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2007
  • Engine Hours: 400
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: American Diesel
  • Model: 6N140
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 140hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2007
  • Engine Hours: 400
Total Engine Power: 280hp

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,800 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 300 gal

Other

Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Pilothouse, Schooner, Pilothouse

Contact

Melanie Neale
Sunshine Cruising Yachts

Office

Sunshine Cruising Yachts
134 Riberia Street Ste 10
Saint Augustine, Florida, US, 32084
Tel:305-807-4096
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Accommodations

Every detail on the interior of this boat has been finished to highly luxurious standards. From the cherry and mahogany to the beautifully tiled showers, the galley, which has more space than many household kitchens, the washer & dryer, and more...you will be cruising in comfort and style.

Upon entering the pilothouse, there is a comfortable settee which can fold down into a bed large enough to sleep two. You have a complete 360-degree view though large pilothouse windows, and it's an easy setup for trading on and off watch on an overnight passage.

Stepping below, the large galley is to port and the nav station/laundry room is to starboard. The washer and dryer are full-sized. Leading aft beside the galley is a walkway to an oversized workshop, which is a craftman or mechanic's dream come true! See the photos! The aft cabin has two double bunks, its own private head and shower, and can provide guests with luxurious quarters all to themselves.

The salon is equally luxurious, with custom barstools, intricate woodwork, a hutch for storing crystal and glasswear, and a large salon table which can lift to make a dining table or lower to b a coffee table. Moving forward, the master stateroom is massive, with a queen-sized bed and its own beautifully tiled head and shower, as well as a separate vanity and sink. Closet space and storage space is plentiful, and one could live aboard with ease. Among the amenities are:

  • Master Stateroom Forward w/ Queen Berth
  • Master Head w/ Shower
  • Aft Stateroom has 2 Double berths and Sleeps 4
  • Pilothouse Settee Sleeps 2
  • Guest Head w/ Shower
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kenmore Refrigerator Refrigerator/Freezer
  • General Electric 4 Burner Electric Stove w/ Oven
  • Microwave
  • Water Heater
  • Built In Coffee Maker
Engines
  • Twin 2007 American Diesel engines, 140 HP each
  • This boat will move! Engines are 2007, and were completely serviced in 2015.
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots @ 1800 RPM
Electronics
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • Satellite Electric Compass
  • Simrad Depth Sounder
  • Simrad Direction Finder
  • Hailer/Intercom
  • Simrad Radar
  • Icom SSB
  • Simrad VHF
  • West Marine VHF
  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Simrad Satellite Navigation
  • Simrad Speed and Direction Logs
  • Bose Stereo
  • Samsung TV
  • Cell Phone Booster System
  • AM/FM Antenna
Electrical System
  • 12 Volt System
  • 110 /220Volt System
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Automatic Battery Charger
  • Dockside Electric Cables
  • 12.5 KW Perkins/Stamford Generator w/ under 300 hrs.
  • 2 Eclectic Energy D400 Wind Generators
Deck and Ground Tackle
  • 154 lb. Rocna Anchor
  • Maxwell 4000 Hydraulic Windlass
  • Anchor Davit
  • Bow Pulpit/Rails
  • Side Stanchions/Lifelines
  • Bridge Curtains
  • Aft Deck Curtains
  • USCG Safety Pac
  • Steel Decks
  • Freshwater Deck Washdown System
  • Manual Dinghy Davits
  • Large S/S Gas Grill Fenders/Lines
  • 17 Life jackets
  • Navigation Lights Spreader Lights
  • Swim Platform Swim Ladder
Rig
  • Schooner rig w/ manual winches
  • Full cut marconi sails (not gaff-rigged) on mast and foremast
  • Roller furling headsail w/ hank-on staysail \
  • Sail covers and lazy jack system by Mack sails
  • Wire S/S Standing Rigging
  • NEW Pryde Sails--1,880 square feet (main, staysail, foresail)
  • Profurl Roller Furling jib
  • Aluminum Spars Deck Stepped
  • Lewmar 55 Winches-2 Self tailing
Mechanical and Safety
  • 2 Reverse Cycle Cruise Air 16000 BTU ea.
  • 3 Bilge Pumps-Automatic & Manual
  • Vetus 12" Hydraulic Bow Thruster
  • Bridge Controls
  • Engine Alarm/Engine Emergency Stop
  • Manual Fire Extinguishing System
  • Electric Heads with holding tanks
  • Hydraulic Wheel Steering
  • Regal-Beloit Corp Transmissions
  • Ech2o Watermaker 32 GPH-768 GPD
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Melanie Sunshine Neale

305-807-4096

melanie@suncruising.com

Sunshine Cruising Yachts strives to educate and empower both buyers and sellers of fine seagoing sailing and power yachts, combining integrity and passion in order to give our clients a memorable and positive experience.


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