Own a piece of history! SEAL is the first Block Island 40 ever built and she has enjoyed a complete refit at the Pendleton Yard on Isleboro, Maine in 2004. Every system has been removed as well as most of the interior joiner work all being replaced new, along with the engine, many of the winches, tanks, wiring, etc. Literally, she is a new boat in her original 1957 hull as all that was left in the refit was the solid glass hull and deck and some interior joiner work. Available only on an attractive 3 year charter with purchase option.
Located in Yarmouth ME.
Spirol was designed by the late and legendary Ted Hood. In 1960 Hood designed a forty footer named Robin, the Tor 40 (drawing shown above) which was similar to a previous vessel which had been very successful on the racing circuit. Spirol is a 36 foot version of this famous design rigged as a yawl and with centerboard. Though used primarily as a cruising sailboat Spirol has been very successful on the racing circuit. Her sister ship, Rambler, has made four transatlantic crossings – attesting to the seaworthiness of the design and construction of these vessels. Spirol has been well-cared for by her previous owner, and professionally stored every winter. She had a refit in 2005 at which time she received:
New sails, new electrical system, roller furler, furuno radar/gps. Her 40 hsp westebeke is currently being rebuilt (2014).
Although this is a pleasure boat, it has been built strictly along the lines of a lobster boat
of the 1950’s and is aesthetically pleasing and a reasonably well-fitted-out cruiser.
Cedar on oak – routine maintenance required if being commissioned for launch
Oak – 2” x 7/8” on 11” centers– sound where observable
Oak 1 ¼” x 3” – bolted to carlines with bronze rods and bronze bolts – sound where
Oak – 3” x 1 ½” – sound where observable
Appear to be copper boat nails
Bronze bolts at sheer clamp
Canvas-covered plank in transom deck, side decks and foredeck and painted plywood in
main deck with hatches cut in having SS strapping all around edges – soundings
performed with good results – some lifting of canvas on transom deck – not critical at this
Oak – 1 ½” x 1”-2”
Wood quarter guards with bronze cap – in good condition and secure
Wood with bronze cap – good condition and secure
RAILINGS & PULPITS
Aluminum bow rail - secure
BULKHEADS & CEILINGS
Tongue-in-groove or shiplapped ceiling in good condition where observable
Plywood bulkheads – one forward of cabin trunk, one amidship of trunk and one aft of
cabin trunk – good condition with no signs of distortion or fracturing
Door in forward bulkhead accesses new SS water tank with hook-up – not yet plumbed to
Two settees with deep shelves over and storage under
Head compartment to starboard with Wilcox Crittenden head with Lectra San disposal
system and folding door on bronze piano hinge
Galley to port with Formica counter with SS sink with cold pressure water (not plumbed
to new tank yet)
Lockers under with brass handles, old-fashioned stove with two burners (propane?),
drawers under with brass handles
Storage locker in counter outboard of stove and lockers outboard over and cup holder
Companionway door of varnished ply with bronze hardware
Electric cooler on mounting pad amidship aft against head compartment wall
Located in Portland ME.
This C & C has been used for family cruising. Spade rudder with stainless steel rudder stock. Solid fiberglass hull with balsa- cored decks and a non-skid finish molded into the decks and cabin roof. Newer engine and sails!
Full-size head, galley and sleeping accommodations for six. L-shaped galley down.
Fin Keel profile.
Anodized aluminum perforated toerail.
Aluminum bow and stern cleats; hawsehole and deck filler caps.
1” stainless steel continuous welded bow rail and stern rails.
1” stainless steel vertical stanchions with through bolted bases.
Stainless steel double lifelines.
Padded leaning bolsters on the port and starboard aft cockpit lifelines.
Port & starboard boarding gates.
(4) fixed-pane windows.
(1) opening porthole.
(2) PVC vents aft for bilge ventilation.
Emergency escape hatch forward.
Teak safety grab rails on the cabin roof.
Molded fiberglass headliner.
Fabric-covered interior upholstery.
Teak cabinetry and joinerwork; teak bulkheads.
Forward V-berth with filler cushion.
Teak and mica salon table.
Navstation down to port with chart table and seat.
Salon settees convert to berths.
Pressurized hot and cold on demand.
Seaward S1100 (11-gallon) updated electric hot water heater also exchanged off the engine.
Galley down to starboard with a single bay sink; hot and cold faucets.
Origo-4000 two-burner alcohol galley stove.
Wilcox Crittenden “Headmate” manual head with USCG approved MSD.
Single bay vanity sink with brass faucets.
Two-bladed Michigan Sailor bronze prop.
1” stainless steel shaft.
Cast bronze shaft strut with cutless bearing.
Visual and audible engine alarms (Temp, Oil, Volts).
Edson elevated steering pedestal with stainless steel destroyer type helm-wheel.
Throttle and gear shift controls.
Updated NAPA, 12VDC fuel pump.
20-gallon welded fuel tank.
30-gallon water tank.
(2) deep cycle updated marine batteries in molded poly-boxes.
Signet 1500 wind speed.
Signet 1000 depth.
Bulkhead mounted Ritchie compass.
Updated Perko 3-way battery switch.
Updated West Marine 12VDC instrumentation fuse panels.
12VDC electric bilge pump with high water alarm.
Uniden SOLARA marine VHF radio.
Sun Force 12VDC battery charger-solar trickle system.
Seth Thomas ship’s barometer.
Fixed and adjustable cabin lights.
New masthead wind anometer.
Masthead VHF antenna.
Updated Racor R15T fuel water separator filter.
USCG flare kit #Alert-Locate.
(2) 10-B:C fire extinguishers.
Aluminum boarding ladder.
USCG first aid kit.
Full inventory of USCG approved PFD’s.
(1) type IV throwable device.
Anodized aluminum mast and boom.
Weather boot around the mast entry.
Single mast spreaders with boots.
Stainless steel chainplates secured to structural members below.
(1) new Doyle Main’sl.
(1) new Doyle R/R genoa with sunshield.
Harken #1-186 series roller reefing with drum halyard lead aft to starboard through fairlead blocks.
Anodized aluminum reaching strut.
Inboard mounted genoa tracks with Merriman fairlead blocks on slide cars.
Schaefer block & tackle assembly main sheeting with tag line on a Schaefer traveler.
NAVTEC stainless steel rod rigging.
Double lower shrouds.
Sing upper shrouds.
Running back with manual backstay ratchet-adjuster.
Boom topping lift.
Schaefer turning blocks.
(2) Barient-27 S/T primary winches.
(2) Barient-26 stainless steel winches.
(4) Barient #10 winches.
(2) Barient #10H winches.
This yacht has been professionally maintained with receipts and log reported. Very minimal coring delamination and stress cracks on deck.
Sleeps seven adults in two staterooms plus main salon. The guest stateroom is forward with large V-berth, storage under and handing locker. A large foredeck hatch provides light and ventilation. The guest head compartment is to port with vanity and sink, hot and cold pressure water, shower with sump pump and marine toilet. A hanging locker and storage cabinet are opposite.
The main salon is very airy with six opening ports and terrific headroom. An L-shaped settee is to port with pedestal table that extends for dining. A settee / double berth is to starboard. Teak storage cabinets are outboard including liquor cabinet and book shelves. Additional storage is provided outboard of the back rests. The salon upholstery is sienna colored Italian leather.
The chart table is aft to starboard with aft facing table that lifts for navigation equipment storage. The ships power panels are located here along with navigation electronics. The engine compartment is located below the centercockpit with very good access.
The galley is located in the port walkway to the aft cabin. The owner s head compartment is in the starboard walkway with access from main cabin and owner s stateroom. The galley is ideal for offshore meal preparation. Gimbaled stainless steel Force 10 Propane 3-burner stove and oven, stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and molded icebox with Adler Barbour 12-volt refrigeration. Food storage cabinets are located outboard. A removable counter extension provides additional workspace.
The owners stateroom aft has a king size double bed with storage under. A split cushion allows for the Lee cloth to convert this to two large singles for offshore sleeping. Generous hanging lockers and storage shelves provided. The owner s head compartment is equipped with electric marine toilet with holding tank, vanity and sink with hot and cold pressure water and shower with sump pump. Interior finish is varnished teak bulkheads and cabinetry, teak and holly sole, white vinyl overhead for easy maintenance and brighter cabins and cained lockers doors. Headroom is approximately 6 6 .
Classic, solidly built, offshore pocket cruiser constructed to the high standards utilizing airex core technology. This roomy cruiser is a must see for both the seriously minded offshore enthusiast and the weekend sailor.
Quite simple and functional, the interior is accented with teak and native woods. She features full 6 feet of standing headroom in the cabin and sports a large but practical cockpit.
Comfortably sleeps four in two private cabins. Full six feet of headroom in main cabin. Cushions replaced in 2006
Forward cabin has a vee berth with filler cushion and storage below. Main cabin has 2 settee berths port and starboard. A bulkhead mounted fold-up dining table on the port main bulkhead. Aft is a starboard side galley. Port side is the enclosed head and wet locker.
Interior lighting consist of overhead lights in main cabin (2), in head, in engine compartment and in forepeak locker. Reading lights port and starboard in main cabin and forward cabin.
Deck and Cockpit
Sails and Rigging