This vessel is where classic design and luxury live in harmony. She is an excellent flagship with her roots in retro-French design. The Spirit of Marblehead is brimming with refinement, ready to serve refreshments and primed for new ownership!
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Built by Latitude 46 in Saint Martin, France, this vessel is incredibly eye-catching.
She comes under Category B, in accordance with the European directive on the construction of pleasure crafts. (Design Category B "open sea" is for offshore sailing, during which winds may reach Force 8 on the Beaufort sale and the effective wave height may reach 4m, or about 13ft.
Her hull is constructed from a fiberglass and balsa sandwich, making her very rigid and light. The fiberglass mats used are biaxial and unidirectional engineering mats. The resin is applied separately. The gelcoat used for the hull was NPG, to improve resistance to osmosis. Particular attention was paid to her bottom structure, which is solidly laminated to the hull. Her deck is constructed from a fiberglass and high-performance foam sandwich which is vacuum-glued. It has high compression resistance and the same matting and moulding techniques are used here as for her hull. The majority of her fittings are also laminated to the hull and deck, to create a rigid, homogeneous unit.
All external surfaces accessible to passengers are either teak-strip planked or painted with non-skip paint.
The Spirit of Marblehead is stunningly outfitted with teak decking in her cockpit and side decks. She has been professionally maintained by one of the best yards in New England and dazzles with her classic lines and intricate details. At her bow, she is rigged with an electric windlass for ease of anchoring and exploring new harbors.
Her topsides are finished in rich, black awlgrip, a thin cream cove stripe, red boot stripe. She's completed with a freshly coated, classic green bottom. You'll cruise in comfort on her helm deck upon ivory leather cushions and be protected from the sun's rays with her hard top deck cover. Access to her engine compartments is simple and spacious with two mechanically articulated hatches.
Below deck, the cabin is vast and generously lit with natural light from bevelled glass glazing and traditional fixtures in her headliner. Her beautiful craftsmanship and varnished woodwork enchant any guest! There's a long settee on either side with ample storage beneath. The dining table folds open to double in size and provide comfortable space for six guests. The whole is fittingly masked, making the cabin feel like a large and luxurious living room. There are additional reading lights at each settee with subtle power outlets for charging all your electronics.
To starboard, her galley shines with refined satin mahogany woodwork and brushed stainless working surfaces. She is equipped with a two-burner gas stove, a dee, pressurized water sink and a 40 L refrigerator. There are four smaller drawers and larger cabinet below her sink for storage and rubbish bin.
The fore of the boat can be set up as a double berth with a simple insert cushion. There are two hanging lockers and additional storage to either side of forward cabin. This space is easily enclosed for privacy with wonderfully finished mahogany and glass doors, whilst being well ventilated by two dorade vents and an opening hatch.
Her head is to port, well lit by two large glass windows and an opening port above for ventilation. There is a striking glass bowl sink with water faucet that extends to double as a shower head.
'Spirit of Marblehead' was built with two Yanmar type 4JH3-HTE 4-cylinder turbo diesel engines developing 100hp at 3,600 rpm, each with a reverser / 2.62:1 reduction gear box. They are electric starting - from the engine control panel built into the starboard helm position. There are not hours meters rigged to these engines - Her Seller estimates a maximum of 20 hours have been accrued on her each season since his ownership.
Each engine is installed with: flexible engine mounts (mounted on her stringers), a control panel comprising of oil pressure warning lamp and audible alarm, water temp warning lamp and audible alarm, charging indicator, preheat indicator, ignition key, stop button, rev counter, voltmeter and water temp gauge, twin 12V / 80Ah alternators for charging the starting and auxiliary batteries.
The water-injections exhausts are located at the sides with deflectors aimed aft. The fuel tanks are located in the engine compartment. They're aluminum, both hold about 250 liters and are fitted with a remote shut-off control. Her fuel fill is located on the starboard side deck. The engine compartment is insulated against transmission of noise - each is clad with 40mm think foam and covered with aluminum film. Her engine compartment is sealed off from the accommodation space and is fitted with a fire extinguishing system.
'Spirit' is rigged with the Vetus steering system. This hydraulic transmission give the helm an excellent feel. Should an emergency situation occur - there is an emergency tiller system. It's operation is outlined in the vessel's Owner's Manual.
'Spirit of Marblehead's electrical system is comprised of a 12V DC supply (consisting of 2 starting and two service batteries) and a 220V AC supply. Her shore power connection is located to starboard, below the aft bench seat in the cockpit. She is also equipped with an electric windlass. The remote control socket for this system is located in her forward cabin - thus the hatch must be open for this power cable to pass through. The forward anchor locker has ample space for the vessel's chain and rode.
The electrical panel is located in a separate cabinet, above the starboard galley. This panel is comprised of several modules that make it possible to isolate the various 12V functions, engine controls and monitoring, as well as check the charge of the auxiliary batteries.
'Spirit' is outfitted with:
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