1985 Stevens Stevens 47 Custom Cutter located in Outside United States for sale

47' Stevens Stevens 47 Custom Cutter

Outside United States

Description: Much has been written about the quality of the Stevens 47. Many people have espoused its sailing qualities, achievements and pedigree. However, no amount of reading or talking can substitute for actually sailing one.
Over the course of two and half years we were continually impressed, even surprised, by her performance and comfort. She sometimes surprised others too, those who she left in her wake, and were impressed enough to ask about her.

The Stevens 47 was one of Rod Stephens favourite designs. He felt that it was a yacht where he had “put it all together.”
Rod Stephens: “I knew the Stevens 47 was going to be fast when we designed it. Then I sailed on it during Antigua Race Week and was just delighted. Each day we showed we had it right, especially when we got on the wind. The 47 won six trophies in the series. And yet, for all her speed, the Stevens 47 is a true cruising boat, with accommodations that offer all the amenities and then some. Quite an accomplishment, I’d say.”

The Stevens 47 was named by Sail Magazine as one of the best designed, best built sailing vessels under 50 feet sailing the oceans of the world today.
Built in 1984, Next Chapter was fortunate in that she was never a charter vessel. Although designed by Sparkman and Stephens, the name Stevens 47, comes from Bill Stevens, who bought many of these magnificent yachts from the highly respected boat-builders Queen Long, for his Caribbean charter fleet. Next Chapter, under three of four different names and owners, spent much of her life in the fresh-water of Lake Superior, and was well looked after. She still has the original warm teak interior, including the teak and holly sole.
Over the years she has undergone a couple of refits, and more recently, many upgrades to make her a fully equipped and self-sufficient ocean cruising yacht.
With an in-mast furling mainsail, and of course, furling headsail and staysail, she is very easy to sail short-handed, or even single-handed. I recently sailed her single-handed across the pacific, from Panama to Tonga without any difficulty.

Equipment: In 2008/10, the previous owner carried out a great deal of work and upgrades, including the following, most of which was not used until I bought her in 2011.
New in-mast furling mainsail with vertical battens by Doyle Sails, including new traveller, track and running rigging.
New 150% genoa by Doyle Sails with foam luff, – (new Sunbrella U.V strip fitted 2012)
New Trumax Gennaker by North Sails including North Sails Snuffer – works brilliantly.
New running rigging.
New standing rigging.
New Garhauer boom vang.
New steering cables.
New Force 10 galley stove
New fridge and freezer – these have subsequently been replaced again in 2012 with 12V units.

In 2012 we carried out significant upgrades including;
New 12v Frig-o-boat fridge and freezer. Two independent units for redundancy.
New batteries – 660AH for house plus oversized cranking battery.
New 316L S/S targa incorporating wind generators, solar panels, davits, engine crane, liferaft launcher, and rear seating. At the same time, we replaced the lifelines aft of the gates with one inch 316 tubing. This makes mounting BBQ, lifesling, kayak etc much easier.
New solar panels 2 x 160W and MPPT controller.
New wind generators 2 X 500W Marine Kinetics fitted with high efficiency external regulators/controllers.
Nav station completely rewired. Sundry electrical improvements and upgrades.
Replaced lower half of alloy fuel tank which showed signs of pitting, and fibreglassed same.
Installed high capacity fuel scrubber.
All anti-foul removed, hull sanded & inspected – nothing found – two coats of Interprotect applied.
New gel-coat on topsides, new boot stripe etc.
New 25kg Rocna and 100 metres 3/8” chain.
Cockpit upgrade including; new upholstery, laid teak decking (7/8”) on sole and seats, new paint, new speakers.
New VHF and RAM.
New class B AIS transceiver installed, plus automatic antenna splitter.
New masthead VHF antenna. Second VHF antenna fitted to targa.
Replaced mainsail, genoa and staysail furling lines.
New infra-red Magma Catalina Gourmet series BBQ

Location: New Zealand, Outside United States
49 06163 9388176


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