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1980 Vagabond 47 Ketch

Buffalo, New York

$148,000

Special Showing Date

There will be an "Open Boat" showing period on September 25th, Saturday, 11 am EST to 1 pm EST at Smith Boys Marine, 280 Michigan Ave., North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

Capt. Tim Kleihege of The Mariner Network will be present. Tim can be reached at 219-508-5627.

The Vagabond 47' is an ideal size for weekend, distance cruising or live-a-board ventures. She can be easily handled by two people and she will comfortably accommodate six or eight for extended voyages. She is a real ship of 20 tons displacement, able to stow an immense supply of stores, fuel and water without appearing clumsy and with enough beam and deck space for comfort and a minimum angle of heel on a long passage.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: The Black Pearl
Make: Vagabond
Model: 47 Ketch
Year: 1980
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BYB472420780
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 47 ft
Length Overall: 51'7 ft
Length Of Deck: 46'7 ft
Waterline Length: 36 ft
Beam: 13'5 ft
Max Draft: 5'6 ft
Min Draft: 5'4 ft
Displacement: 44,000 lb
Ballast: 13,400 lb

Other

Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Ketch

Contact

Capt. Timothy J. Kleihege
Please give us a call at 219-508-5627. We look forward to sharing everything we know about this vessel with you!
The Mariner Network Yacht Sales

Office

The Mariner Network Yacht Sales
514 W. Water Street
New Buffalo, Michigan, US, 49117
Tel:219-508-5627
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


The Story of The Black Pearl

Freshwater:
It is important to recognizethat this vessel is a freshwater boat that has been on Lake Michigan for most of her life.

Ownership:
This sailing platform was custom built as the personal yacht for Buddy West,
President of Vagabond Yacht Corporation back in the early 1980’s. Buddy West named her WEST WIND VI and sold her to a gentleman in Michigan who changed her name to WINDSWEPT. He owned her for quite a few years and put her away in heated storage for the last eight to ten years that he owned her. The third owner kept her in Sister Bay, WI and changed her name to BLACK PEARL. He sailed her for a few years and then took her to Milwaukee and put her in heated storage for the last six years that he owned her.

This vessel was purchased in 2015 by her second to last owner who invested over $50,000 in upgrades and improvements both mechanical and electronic and hundreds of hours of associated labor. This owner is an experienced sailing individual who was a partner in Lyons Yacht Works in Michigan, one of six worldwide Hans Christian dealers, he sold and commissioned sailing vessels up to forty-eight feet in length. He is also an Industrial Designer which gives him the vision and ability to design and build what this vessel aspires to.

This owner was a very detailed driven individual with an engineering mind who meticulously focused on the mechanical and electronic upgrades and replacements throughout this vessel. Where work was done below the floor level, everything was sanded and painted. When a ceiling panel was removed, it was spray painted with AwlGrip and the teak trim pieces were sanded, stained and refinished in an antique flat polyurethane.

Design:
This Vagabond 47 is an ideal size for weekend, distance cruising or live-a-board ventures. She can be easily handled by two people and she will comfortably accommodate six or eight for extended voyages. She is a real ship of 20 tons displacement, able to stow an immense supply of stores, fuel and water without appearing clumsy and with enough beam and deck space for comfort and a minimum angle of heel on a long passage.

The mid-cockpit provides excellent visibility and is dry even in a seaway due to her sleek clipper bow. Her lines show a powerful sailing hull with fine entry, strong shoulders and a clean run. William Garden has been gradually evolving this general shape for many years, and this yacht is proof of his vast sailing knowledge and expertise. The underbody provides plenty of lateral plane, a moderately cutaway forefoot, and well protected and efficient rudder and propeller. The long keel provides stability downwind. The Vagabond 47 is a full displacement yacht offering great comfort both in port and at sea.

Hull Layup is a one-piece heavy molded fiberglass structure with approximately 1/2” thickness at deck level, 3/4” thickness at waterline and 1-1/8 thickness at keel.

Deck to Hull Bonding is done with stainless steel bolts every 4” and sealed with a sealant to provide a strong water-tight joint and finished off with a heavy teak cap rail.

Lead Ballast of 13,400 lbs. is installed in this vessel in place of the standard 12,200 lbs. of cast iron. The benefit is a stiffer vessel able to carry a higher aspect ratio rig.

Three Water Tanks:
Portside tank has a leak...not used. Center Aft 70 gallon tank and 110 gallon Starboard tank are in good condition.

Two Fuel Tanks:
Portside tank has a leak...not used. Starboard 110 gallon tank is in good condition. Holding tank...Center Fwd...70 gallon tank is in good condition.

Propulsion System

Ford Lehman 85HP 4-CYL Diesel Engine with freshwater heat        exchanger…Model 2722E

Engine hours are unknown. From tests and condition of the engine, it is determined by a diesel mechanic that there are approximately 2500-3000 Engine Hours.

Paragon Transmission, series 155, 2.5:1 reduction, LH rotation

Maxi Propeller, 24” x 18 custom three-blade feathering bronze propeller coupled to a 1.5” stainless steel shaft with dripless packing gland shaft seal. Best prop on the market for this vessel.

Bow Thruster, Electric Side Power…Model SP95Ti with three Optima Red Top Batteries mounted in the forepeak near the thruster with 4/0 cables for optimum performance.

Masts and Booms

Masts:                   ISOMET Aluminum with AwlGrip Finish (Off White)

Booms:                 Main Mast          Section NG85 (9.84 x 6.77)

                              Mizzen Mast       Section NG37 (6.69 x 4.53)

                              Main Boom         Section NB40 (5.78 x 4.38)

                              Mizzen Boom     Section NB26 (4.00 x 3.50)

                              Staysail Boom    Section NB26 (4.00 x 3.50)

Standing Rigging

Polished 3/8” Dia. 1 x 19 Stainless Steel Wire

Headstay, Staysail stay, backstay and uppers

Polished 5/16” Dia.     1 x 19 Stainless Steel Wire

Intermediates and Triatic Backstay

Sail Inventory

Headsail:                       Dacron Tanbark, 150% Furled

Staysail:                        Dacron Tanbark, Furle

Mainsail:                       Dacron Tanbark, Furled

Mizzen:                         Dacron Tanbark, Track Mounted with Cover

Cruising Spinnaker:     1.5 oz., 160%

Mizzen Staysail:            1.5 oz.

 

Mechanicals

Mechanicals:     

Generator Set, 7.7KW Westerbeke Diesel Engine with freshwater heat exchanger, 137 Engine Hours.

This vessel is all electric and has no propane on board.

Three A/C units with reverse cycle Heat Pump, water cooled systems

                               12000   BTU Midships

                                 6000   BTU FWD

                                 6000   BTU AFT

Refrigerator/Freezer with teak vertical entry doors and bronze hardware. Grunert water cooled, 110V Compressor holding plate system. One stainless steel plate at the back of the refrigerator and one on each side of the freezer. Unit works beautifully. There is an engine driven compressor which is not currently connected.

Pressurized freshwater system, PAR 6.5 GPM, 40PSI Pump with      remote one-gallon accumulator tank

Three Sump boxes with electronic level switches and individual Gusher Pumps for A/C condensate, refrigerator/freezer drains and tub and shower drains.

Midship Bilge consists of one remotely located electric Gusher diaphragm pump with electronic level switch and one remotely located manual Gusher pump.

Forward Bilge consists of a remotely located electric Gusher diaphragm pump with electronic level switch and pick-up mounted to a custom stainless steel bracket

 

New and Refurbished

Hull Sides: Professionally cleaned, polished and waxed in 2018

Topside: Sanded and finished with SEMCO Honeytone Teak Sealer

Teak Trim: Stripped and sanded ready for SEMCOTeak Sealer

Bottom: The bottom is in excellent condition with a heavy layer of barrier coat applied. The entire bottom is stripped of bottom paint and was sanded in 2019 with 80 grit paper ready for new paint.

Hull Fittings: New larger sized flange-mounted thru-hull fittings and hoses were installed to upgrade cockpit drains, bilge pump and water intake for the engine and generator. Groco flange mounted fittings were installed on new glassed in bases.

Maxi-Prop: The Maxi-prop was fully disassembled, inspected and greased.

Steering: New pull-pull Edson cables, spindle chain and sheaves at the quadrant makes the steering feel velvet smooth…beautiful.

Winches: Primary and Secondary winches were fully disassembled, cleaned, springs and clips replaced, inspected and greased.

Primary (2)        Lewmar 55ST (Headsail)

Secondary (2)    Lewmar 48ST (main and staysail)

Electronics: All new electronic instrumentation with SeaTalk interface, AutoPilot with linear ball screw drive, and Radar installed in Fall of 2018.

Multifunction Display and Chart Plotter Raymarine A125 12”

18” Quantum Chirp Color Radar Quantum Q24C

18” Mast Radar Mount Struti50 Depth Sounder Instrument (Digital)

Raymarine i50 Speed Instrument (Digital)

Raymarine i60 Wind Instrument (Digital)

Raymarine Ray60 VHF Radio

Raymarine Ray60 and 70 Raymic Handset for cockpit area

Evolution Autopilot p70 Control Head, ACU-200 Control and AV1 Sensor Core

Autopilot Linear Actuator Electronic Drive Type II

Raymarine SeaTalk Electronic Interface

Raymarine Instrument Cluster Companionway Display custom built in stainless steel and teak.

Batteries: Three new 8D batteries for house and engine and three new Red Cap Optima batteries for bow thruster installed in 2017 and 2018.

Ground Tackle: All new 300 feet of 3/8” BBB hot-dipped galvanized chain is stored in the forepeak chain locker. A custom navel pipe was designed to direct the chain to the center of the chain locker. This pipe is complete but not installed.

Helm: All new inner throttle and shift control arms and linkage installed inside pedestal base.

Custom polished stainless steel bracket for bow thruster control and remote VHF mic.

Ritchie Compass, SP5 stainless steel Compass is mounted on the pedestal and is in excellent condition

Note: some photos in this listing show a Constellation compass which is not part of this offering.

Dinghy Ladder:     Custom stainless steel and teak platform with telescoping ladder to access dinghy when lowered. When not in use, the ladder telescopes closed and swings upward out of the way.

Salon Table:           Custom hammered and fired copper clad table-top mounted to a custom pedestal base fabricated from a turn-of-the-century ship’s telegraph. This custom table is the focal point of the salon area and highly compliments the surrounding teak and burgundy upholstery of the seating area.

Note: the salon hanging lantern is not part of this offering.

Upholstery: All cushions for seating and sleeping surfaces, except for the 6” thick mattress in the master berth, were replaced in Fall of 2017. Custom cushions were professionally designed by GR Foam Technologies developing custom foam plies and densities for seating, backrest and sleeping surfaces. A deep rich burgundy, marine grade leather was used on all cushions. Seating and backrest cushions were tufted to add the original vintage character to the cushions. Over $5500 was invested in this upholstery project alone.

Electric Heads:       Two new JABSCO Quiet-Flush, Household Size, Vitreous China bowl with high capacity waste macerator and bowl discharge pump.

Each head has a selector switch for freshwater or seawater operation. This is a big custom feature for the heads on board.

The head in the aft master stateroom was lowered four inches for easier access.

Mooring Gear: New…Six 3/4” x 35’ with 15” eye splice mooring lines

New…Four 12” x 28” inflatable bumpers

Dinghy Tackle:       New…Two 3/8” Block and Tackle Lift assemblies

Other Features: Covers for winches, windless, stern flag, mizzen sail and deck hatches

Mounted starboard side stainless steel and teak boarding ladder. Ladder swings up, rotates and is lowered down for boarding.

Gimbled three burner stovetop with microwave in galley

Upholstered barrel chair in salon area

New galley and aft head LED sink faucets

New teak deck inserts on both sides of the companionway

Glassed in drain tunnels in the cockpit surround for a drier storage area in the cockpit surround combing.

Master head and tub areas refinished in AwlCraft 2000

Double hull sides upper and lower teak and brass rub rails

 

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

For additional information please call Capt. Tim Kleihege at 219-508-5627.


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