1983 Gilcraft Yachts Custom Schooner located in South Carolina for sale

53' Gilcraft Yachts Custom Schooner

South Carolina

Description: METANI was built in Geelong Australia in 1983 by Gilcraft Yachts. She is based on Alden's MALABAR X, but was given more sheer and freeboard for the Southern Ocean. METANI is constructed of New Zealand and Australian tropical hardwoods: She is Kauri planked and copper riveted. Originally she served as an observation boat for the America's Cup races. Later, she was cruised through the Western Pacific, up the Red Sea to the Med and eventually to the Caribbean and the US. METANI ran crewed charters for several years and the boat became very well known in the Caribbean from Antigua to Grenada.

The current owners have owned METANI for 10 years, living onboard for extended periods. They are the second owners and have consistently cared for and updated the boat.

This past winter, METANI sailed to the Leeward Islands, culminating in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. She took third in the schooner class, behind JUNO and HERON. METANI has done Antigua Classic's many times (twice under her current stewardship) the first time being, 1994, the year she won the Concours D'elegance. METANI won the Gloucester Schooner Festival Race in 2009.

METANI has been cruised extensively and is equipped for passage making and lengthy live-aboard cruises. She was cruised from Charleston, SC to St. Kitts and the Islands in January 2017, and returned in May 2017. The current owners have just completed significant bottom work (most butts refreshed). To be ready for another cruise she needs only to take on fuel, water and stores.

Equipment: DECK GEAR
2 @ Barlow 36 self tailing 2-speed
1 @ Barlow 25 self tailing 2-speed
2 @ Barlow 27 self tailing 2-speed
Garhauer line stoppers (2016) on main mast, fore mast and deck
twin wooden bollards on bow
two single bollards on stern
SS bow and stern (2016) pulpits
Spectra lifelines
Large Bimini top with SS frame over cockpit, with 4 @ 120W solar panels (2016) mounted on top
Deck box on foredeck containing LPG tanks

105 lb. CQR anchor mounted on bow sprit roller, 250 chain, twisted nylon rode
Bruce 50 kg anchor mounted on bow sprit roller, chain, twisted nylon rode
Fortress FX-37 anchor, chain, twisted nylon rode
Maxwell 3500 windlass with capstan and gypsy, 12V with hardwired and wireless controls (2010). Separate windlass battery forward.

Mainsail: Heavy Dacron, 2 reef points, full battens with Mack pack and cover (North Sails, 2009)
Genoa: 135%, Dacron on roller furler
Yankee: 100%, Dacron on roller furler (North Sails, 2009)
Forestaysail: Heavy Dacron on boom with cover, self-tacking (North Sails, 2009)
Main staysail: Heavy Dacron on boom with cover, self-tacking (North Sails, 2009)
#1 Fisherman Staysail: Golly Wobbler, multicolored
#2 Fisherman Staysail: light weight, clover logo
#3 Fisherman Staysail: medium weight (North Sails, 2009)

2 @ fiberglass water tanks, total capacity 165 gallons
Isotemp 11 gal, SS water heater (2016) 110V and engine driven
40 gal fiberglass holding tank, properly secured and vented
Spectra Water Machine water maker (approx. 14 GPH)
double clamped seacocks
Completely re-plumbed 2009~2016

110 and 12 volt systems (completely rewired 2019~2015)
Main electrical panel equipped with circuit breakers, volt meter, ampere meter and polarity
2 battery selector switches
6 Trojan batteries (2013) and 2 @ Group 24 battery (2015), mounted in acid-proof boxes and well secured
Xantrex True Charge 2-20 battery charger
Xantrex inverter
Guest 30 amp galvanic isolator
Bilge pumps wired through panel with separate fuses and bilge pump counter

3 burner propane cooking stove with built-in oven, gimballed
2 propane tanks in deck box on foredeck
SS sink (2016) with pressure hot and cold water
12V refrigerator/freezer in galley boxes (2010)
Engine driven holding plate R134A system (2017) in galley and pilothouse

Aft head equipped with SS sink, Jabsco manual pump head, separate shower stall with curtain and wooden grade, adequate counter space and ventilation
Grey water tank below the steps equipped with float switch for automatic emptying
Forward head equipped with 12V Jabsco marine toilet feeding holding tank in chain locker; equipped with valves for flow-through use or pump out.

Kiddie BC dry chemical at pilothouse helm
First Alert ABC dry chemical in starboard stateroom
First Alert ABC dry chemical in port stateroom
First Alert ABC dry chemical in master cabin
Galley fire blanket in aft head

5 @ Adult Type I PFDs
6 @ Adult Type II PFDs
3 @ suspenders and tethers
Handheld horn
Flares and floating strobe
First aid kit
Ring buoy
Life Sling
Revere 6-man life raft in canister on foredeck (inspected and certified 10/2016)

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
(207) 236-9651


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