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1978 Downeaster 32 located in Texas for sale

32' Downeaster 32



Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1978
32'
11.0'
4'9'
Texas
$20,000

Description:
Introduced in 1975 the Downeaster 32 is a traditionally styled long range cruiser ideal for couples. Through the years the boat has proven to be rugged, easy to sail, and has won many a praise from owners. They have sailed far and wide and at least three have circumnavigated.

Even in the 1970s when Downeast Yachts introduced their boats they evoked nostalgia and tradition. The Downeaster 32 keeps up the family traits with a long keel with a keel-hung rudder, clipper bow and a bowsprit. The hull has moulded-in planking lines and a slight tumblehome in the aft quarters ending in a wineglass-shaped transom. Above deck, she's driven by cutter rig slung from a four foot bowsprit - it's a rig that has proven to be reliable.Ex-factory, the Downeaster 32 exuded quality throughout and was offered with an large array of options above and belowdecks such that each boat tended to have a uniquely individual personality. The hull laminate was built extremely thick, bordering on overbuilt by modern standards and the rigging has proven strong.

Internal space is generous for a 32 foot boat and tall sailors will appreciate her six and a half feet of headroom. With the right configuration she can theoretically sleep six with three berths in the salon, a quarter-berth on the starboard aft, and v-berths forward.

Because she is often sailed by couples or single handed, many owners have modified their boats appropriately. The original layout has two doors closing off the v-berth and adjacent head from the main saloon. There's a u-shaped galley complete with gimballed stove, refrigerator (non working) and icebox, and a sink. Storage includes two well-ventilated hanging lockers and numerous cubbies.

Equipment:
Specifications
LOA: 35' 6"
LOD: 32' 0"
LWL: 25' 10"
Beam: 11' 0"
Draft: 4' 9"
Displacement: 17,000 lbs.
Ballast: 5,500 lbs. (lead)
Sail Area: 602 sq. ft.
Bridge Clearance: 44' 5"
Headroom: 6' 6"
Engine: 30hp Perkins Perama M30 diesel
Fuel: 60 US Gal. (aluminium)
Water: 50 US Gal. (aluminum)
Holding: 15 US Gal.
Designer: Bob Poole
Builder: Down East Yachts Inc.
Running Rigging:New
Standing Rigging: New
Anchors: 25 lb CQR
Sails: Main in Good Cond.
Headsail: 110 excellent condition
Staysail: Like New
BBQ Grill
Monthly Bottom Cleaning
Note: an older dodger is available that needs new Isingalass installed.
Kenyon 4 burner stove w/oven
Pressure pump to all faucets
Amazingly good engine access
Low hour engine
Ideal boat for Utube sail channel participants, couples who wish to cruise safely, in comfort on an easy to handle vessel.
Its tradional look (pirate ship), makes it a head turner at every marina, and restaurant dock.

Location: Aransas Pass, Texas
L89620
(806) 787-0012

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
fiberglass
monohull
cruiser
cutter
2
good

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