THIS 65' NILS LUCANDER, 2000 - IS FOR SALE AND LOCATED IN ISLAND OF GRENADA
Stepping aboard this beautifully painted 65' Nils Lucander designed, steel, tri keel vessel you will feel like “Master and Commander” since you can go JUST ABOUT anywhere you want. The stability and sea worthiness of a tri keeled vessel is something you need to experience for yourself. The massive 138,000 lb displacement will give you the secure feeling you need and the amount of space both for living and for storage is immense. Cruise the world with a cruising range of 3500 miles, live aboard or both. This very well maintained documented yacht has many of the creature comforts you may require. When it was constructed it had foam insulation sprayed into the entire interior of the hull, so that the yacht does not require air conditioning ( although it can be added easily). Additionally the insulation provides a very quiet ride and additional floatation. The added aspect of both wind and solar power generates all you need for comfortable cruising. The list of equipment below will give you insight into what a complete ship this is. Central vac system, washer and dryer and trash compactor adds to the convenience. There are numerous photos and videos available upon request.
The next statements are from the pen of the designer/ builder, Nils Lucander regarding the benefit of his tri keel design. Unfortunatlely Mr. Lucander passed away around 2000 and his works are maintained by his son,
"THE CASE FOR THREE-KEELERS(tm)
Twenty years ago, I conceived the Three-Keeler(tm) concept, now available on both power and sailboats, widely used on commercial craft, and offering all kinds of advantages.
On Three-Keelers(tm) the centre keel is eliminated aft and substituted by twin husky aft keels-one on each side about halfway out to the waterline and extending from near amidships aft. The keels are so large that the engines fit partly into them, producing short level-with-waterline shafts for maximum thrust with minimum alignment and vibration problems.
The Three-Keeler(tm) concept reduces roll so much that artificial means to control roll are seldom needed. Course holding is enhanced, lateral drift largely eliminated, and only minor rudder correction is required even when running on just one engine. Broaching is virtually impossible since two aft keels offer double the resistance against steep quartering following seas.
On small boats, twin engine installations generally cost more than one larger unit, but this is not always true. On larger boats over 50 or 60 feet, two smaller engines cost less and, regardless of size, smaller engines together cost less to maintain. Having a single keel on centre forward and twin keels aft allow the boat to be beached at high tide, and to stay upright without damage. Any repairs or services required, such as clearing a fish net from a fouled propeller can be made; and when the tide returns, the boat is re-floated and on its way. With no cradles or supports needed, big savings can be gained during haulouts at marinas.
Interestingly, when wavemaking is reduced, as is the case with my Three-Keelers(tm), added weights become less detrimental than has been generally believed, and this also allows the use of smaller than normal engines. I do advocate deep reduction gears to permit use of larger diameter and more effective propellers to overcome strong currents, to push against strong winds and big seas, and specially to be able to escape off a lee shore in a storm.
In case a boat such as described here hits a rock or submerged container, the metal may get a dent and if the boat bumps into a coral reef, log, or other debris, nothing will happen to the boat, but perhaps a whale may get an everlasting headache!
Finally, the new Three-Keelers(tm) both power and sail, are performing better and neither type will rock or roll at anchor. They are, in my opinion, the ideal long distance cruising boats for the 1990's and beyond. "
* New bottom
* Tri Keel
* Wind and solar power
* Washer and dryer and many other amenities
*She can be seen by appoint by contacting the listing broker today. Her owner is motivated and will consider all reasonable offers. You may also make an Internet offer contingent to your personal inspection and contingencies. Call or email today to arrange for a viewing or to submit an offer. We look forward to hearing from you.
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