High quality "Character" yacht whose condition benefits from having spent the majority of it's first 11 years in fresh water on the Great Lakes.
This semi displacement, twin diesel trawler with full keel protection of running gear is very efficient at slower speeds and is reported by owner that at 1,600 RPM she runs 9 knots burning 9 gallons per hour. When needed to catch a bridge or outrun a storm speeds in the mid teens are available. She will comfortably punch through seas with ease.
High quality interior joinery reflects in a warm and inviting interior. Fully protected and air conditioned pilot house when the weather is bad converts to offer good fresh air flow with sliding side windows and bi fold aft doors. Whith these open the areas become one large covered area of cockpit/aft deck and pilot house.
Spotless engine room and excellent access to machinery highlight this well engineered and over built vessel constructed to rigorous European Certification standards. Current owner improved access by relocating batteries aft and adding new hot water heater in guest state room floor.
Why settle for some poorly constructed cookie cutter vessel with no character? Encore is a modern classic ready for the next owner to enjoy.
The galley is located to starboard with all the needed essentials for preparing a gourmet meal when underway or entertaining at the end of a long day. The counter tops are made of easy to care for "Silestone". For the hot side of things there is a "Kenyon" three burner ceramic cook top with a full size "GE"convection / microwave oven located below. For keeping things cool there is an under counter refrigerator and separate freezer as well as a second refrigerator that is located in the wheelhouse. Clean up is made easy with a large stainless steel sink. Storage for food and galley essentials is plentiful with cabinets located above and below.
When one first approaches "Encore" a Menorquin 130, there is a certain old world charm that makes her a stand alone in most any harbor in the world. Her beautiful sheer and tall plum bow are predominant features of the hull shape providing for a very smooth dry ride in rough seas as well as her rounded stern and intriguing swim platform providing easy access to the boat when stern boarding. Her hull is flag blue with white decks.
Once aboard you will notice the wide, clear side decks. When going forward there are high continuous stainless steel hand rails outboard and stainless steel handrails inboard on the wheelhouse and coach roof. The entire coach roof forward of the wheelhouse has thick pads that provide 64 square feet of comfortable lounging when underway or at anchor. There is a large forward lazarette located just aft of the anchor platform and windlass. This area contains 4 dedicated batteries for the windlass and bow thruster and plenty of storage for extra gear when forward.
Now back in the cockpit. The cockpit is the full width of the boat with a very eye pleasing rounded aft, two fixed cockpit lockers topped with teak seating and removable cushions port and starboard. The available floor space is large enough for a dining table that when open fully will seat six and with a partial retractable roof to protect you from the elements. Engine room access is provided with a hatch in the center floor area and with the transom door making access to the swim platform very convenient. There are four teak and glass bi-fold doors that provide access to the wheelhouse and when fully open the entire wheelhouse becomes part of the cockpit, making this a great entertaining area.
Now in the wheelhouse you will note a great panoramic view of your surroundings. To your port side is a large L-shaped settee that opens to provide extra sleeping or great lounging area when at rest. The cushions are made of a soft red "Alcantara" fabric which is both extremely durable and soft to the touch. Directly across from the settee is a refrigerator and from above is a hidden drop down flat screen TV. Also to starboard is the helm. The helm is very conveniently laid out with all the latest in navigation, engine controls and great visibility.
Now, descending three wide, easy steps you are now in the dining / galley area. At this time you realize that this boat is about quality workmanship, style and comfort. With the abundant use of teak and a fit and finish that is next to none one gets a warm cozy feeling. To your starboard side is the galley and dining area. There is an L-shaped settee with storage above and below and a beautiful inlay on the table top. The cushions are of a light beige "Alcantara" fabric. On the port side of the salon is a custom recessed cabinet that is located between the aft cabin and head.
Stepping into the owner’s stateroom you are once again greeted with more beautiful woodwork. The center piece of this cabin is a queen size island berth with a basket weave teak headboard flanked by two swivel chrome wall lamps. The mattress is an innerspring for comport and beneath the berth are two louvered doors leading to a large storage area. On both port and starboard sides are beautifully finished wardrobes for clothing storage. Above the port side wardrobes is a wall mounted flat screen TV.
Back out in the salon to the port forward side is access to the head. This area is large and bright. The space is primarily white with an abundant use of teak for the cabinetry and trim to continue the theme of the rest of the boat. The counter top is made of light colored "Silestone" with storage located beneath. The head is an electric vaccu-flush style "Tecma" unit for easy, quiet push button convince. The shower area is large and shares space with the head and closes from the rest of this area with a three piece sliding door for convenience of use and cleaning.
Now entering the guest cabin you have two large single berths. The forward berth is high and located above a large expanse of storage both drawers and shelves. Directly outboard is a large hanging locker and just aft of this is more shelf storage closed with louvered doors. On the aft side of the cabin is the lower berth with storage beneath.
Natural light and ventilation is provided by eight opening ports, a large overhead hatch, three opening windows and the full width opening doors. All cabins are also provided with both heat and air conditioning. The wood used through out the boat is teak with the cabin sole made of mahogany and holly for contrast. The counter tops in both the head and galley are of a light colored "Silestone".
Note 2020 pilothouse lounge, helm seat and lower dinette fabrics replaced.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.