2014 Lifting Keel Aluminum Expedition Sailing Vessel  located in Virginia for sale

53' Lifting Keel Aluminum Expedition Sailing Vessel

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
2014
53'
15'
4'
Virginia
$865,000

Description: COMMISSIONING YET TO BE COMPLETED WITH 24.6 ENGINE HOURS.
Maximizing security in planning a custom boat focuses on the risk of collision at sea and capsize in heavy seas. Colliding with a barely awash 250,000-lbs container at 7/8 knots will sink a fiberglass boat and crumple the bow of an aluminum boat--which it is engineered to do but without intrusion of water. Dave Gerr, in his Elements of Boat Strength, points that aluminum, for the same weight, is stronger than steel but being more ductile than steel is therefore also better able to absorb energy. Decks do not leak because of welded construction. Monstrous seas are not required to cause a capsize. In 2014, prior to her sinking in which all 4 crew perished, the 40' fiberglass deep fixed keel Cheeky Rafiki had reported 5 meter seas. A crashing beam sea can cause any fixed keel boat to pivot on her own keel into a capsize. A lifting keeler's ballast is low in the bilge; among the design parameters providing needed stability are higher freeboard and wider WL beam. With the keel retracted the boat safely dissipates the energy of the crashing sea by skidding downhill. Lifting keelers have unequaled seakindliness and the adjustable draft enables them to seek shelter in mangroves when tropical storms threaten. The lifting keeler constructed of aluminum has become the formula of choice for extended cruising. Jimmy Cornell, the cruising guru, has covered more than 200,000 miles in aluminum lifting keelers.

Equipment: loa 56'4" - lwl 49'3 - beam 15'1" - WL beam 12'3" - draft bd up 4'00" - bd down 11'3" - displ full load 42,000 lbs - ballast (lead) 10,000 lbs - (other) 4,500 lbs - total ballast 14,500 lbs - ballast/displ 34.5% - AVS 138 - CSF 1.67 - CR 37.6 - D/L 172 - Sa/D 15.24electronics; by Raymarine: ST8002 autopilot w/commercial hydraulic pump - handheld SmartController Wireless Remote - RA148D HD radar: 48" open array; 1.85 degree beamwidth; 72-mile range - two-station E120 Networked Display w/ Seatalk2 Keyboard - ST60 Plus Instrument Pack w/Graphic Display - Ray 218 VHF/Loudhailer w/RayMic Full Function second station - CAM100 and CAM50 cameras - mechanical: Volvo Penta 3D-110, 110 hp with 24.6 hrs - Python Drive flexible coupler - 1 1/2" Aquamet shaft - PSS shaft seal secured by shaft collar - 24" three-bladed Max- Prop (pitch adjustable in water) - fuel system: 430 gallons diesel in two tanks plus 40 gallons in polishing day-tank with Racor 1000MA - range under power: 2,400 to 2,800 miles - steering - Vetus hydraulic steering driving three balanced rudders - commercial Lewmar autopilot cylinder - plumbing: water tankage: 885 gals - manifold w/transfer pump permits use of wing tanks as water ballast tanks - 65 gal grey water tank -102 gal holding - 70 gpm AC plumbed into central bilge pumping system and doubling as washdown pump - 170 gpm Pacer/Honda bilge pump plumbed into central bilge pumping system and doubling as fire-fighting pump - Isotherm 11 gal water heater with two heat exchangers - electrical: two 12 v panels; three 24 v panels; one AC panel, totaling 126 circuits and breakers - twelve Trojan L-16H 6 v 435 AH batts: 12 v bank w/870 amp hours; two 24 v banks w/870 amp hours; or total at 12 v would be 2,610 amp hours - 24 v to 12 v converter - 140 amp 12 v alternator - 150 amp 24 v alternator - solar panels: 270 watts 12 v panels; 540 watts 24 v panels - two Morningstar Pro 30 charge controllers - two Magnum inverter/chargers: 2,800 watts at 12 v and 4,000 watts at 24 v - 4/0 primary wiring - displayed at helm - EchoPilot FLS Platinum sonar w/real time readings -
security: aluminum construction - crash box - double bottom aft to skeg - collision blkhd fwd w/watertight door - watertight blkhd aft w/watertight door- watertight cofferdam for transducers - 2" thick alum pocket door for companionway - 40" high 1 1/4" mast pedestals - 40" high stanchions with triple lifelines - 320 gpm bilge pumping capacity - all below WL welds (over 300 lineal feet) dye tested - ballast enclosures pressure tested - ground tackle: 100-lbs Luke - 88-lbs Delta - 75-lbs CQR - 55-lbs Delta - 35-lbs Delta - 22-lbs Danforth HT - 200' Acco 1/2" HT chain - 80' Acco 3/8" chain - 50' Acco 5/16" HT chain - three Muir electric windlasses- dinghy: 11'-6" AB aluminum RIB - sails and spars: Quantum 562-sq.ft.fully battened mainsail:used 12 hrs- Quantum 500-sq.ft.jib:used 10 hrs.- Quantum 1,060-sq.ft.reacher: used 3 hrs- Hood 370-sq.ft. jibtop:used 15 hrs.-Lewmar winches: 58 electric; 48 electric - Selden spars, standing rigging and boom vang - two Furlex furlers - comfort: windshield, hardtop, fully enclosed heated cockpit - 10 deck hatches - 8 opening ports - 14 3" dia dorade vents - 42,000 BTU Espar coolant heating system - 8 Hella Marine Turbo fans.

Location: Deltaville, Virginia
L66296
(319) 621-3016

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
aluminum
monohull
cruiser
cutter
3
excellent

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