Rocinante | Bristol Channel Cutter 28' 1995

Charleston, SC
$150,000


Print Yacht Specs



Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

Hi, I'm Bernie Jakits. After 20 years of owning and running a successful brokerage in Annapolis, my partner Kate Christensen and I have merged our company with David Walters Yachts. We are happy and excited to be a part of something bigger and continue to live our passion that started long ago. When I was an engineer in the aerospace industry I had lots of time to read every sailboat review and follow every development in the industry. I dreamed of one day owning a distinctly different brokerage firm and it all came true when in 1997 I started RogueWave Yacht Sales It came out of a passion for the sea and love for the beautiful vessels that sail on her. My vision was to create a new kind of brokerage dedicated to honesty and integrity and desire to help people be successful and achieve their bluewater sailing vision. Kate Christensen joined me in 2001 to share that vision and bring her talents and expertise in business and marketing as well as her passion for sailing her Bristol Channel Cutter. Over 20 years, we built an incredible brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean going vessels and live aboard cruising sailboats. We have advised and guided over 800 Clients worldwide from as far away as Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Europe and everywhere between, so that they too can also achieve their dream of owning and cruising with a capable bluewater vessel to find and reach their own horizons. We have the experience and expertise required to really help people.

For over 45 years, I have sailed, delivered and worked on hundreds of different types of vessels. Representing many clients, I have sailed in the North Sea to Med, across the Atlantic, and in the South China Sea and the, Pacific, the Caribbean Islands and also both Coasts of the USA. Having owned and maintained over 3 million dollars worth of sailing vessels, I have vast experience with incredible sailing vessels from the Hallberg Rassy 53 or a Valiant 40 & 42, a Norseman 447, a PSC34, and a BCC28. I've sailed to many foreign ports and also lived aboard while raising a family. Kate and I have had the opportunity to have incredible sailing adventures aboard our boats from the amazing Bristol Channel Cutter to the Hallberg Rassy 53 and finally our Valiant 42 that we built new in 2008 when we were Valiant Dealers in Annapolis. We have sailed far and lived aboard; we have led the Caribbean 1500 to the Bahamas. We have raced to Bermuda. We have delivered boats from the North Sea to the Med and from Guatemala to Annapolis and of course from the Caribbean to Annapolis many times. Through that experience we can help cruising couples make the right decisions. I have decommissioned and shipped many vessels and put them back together again, for myself and also for our clients. I have upgraded each vessel we owned installing every system imaginable, and maintaining every boat properly. I have taught and advised clients so that they themselves will have a pleasant and rewarding experience. Being a fellow boat owner and having personally experienced both sides of being a buyer and a seller, I understand your concerns.

With these many years of experience I have come to know and appreciate what a truly high caliber blue water sailing yachts is and should be. As a licensed & bonded professional yacht broker, please give me the pleasure of helping you define your requirements and help choose your next passage making/offshore capable sailing or power yacht. My experience is gained from having had a 100 Ton USCG Master License, being a Captain on several ocean races, having been a Marine Surveyor, and of course my background as an MSME Mechanical Engineer. And most important of all, I have sailed over 100,000 offshore miles, on my own boats and delivering countless boats for client to about everywhere.

Now as the RogueWave Division of David Walters Yachts, Kate and I carry on the RogueWave traditions as Your Choice for Bluewater Boats! We continue to specialize in the bluewater boats we love; the vessels of quality, style, and substance. We are skilled in understanding the unique requirements of each individual to find them the right boat. Our mantra of Honesty, Integrity, Love for our Ocean, and Appreciation for the Beautiful Vessels that Sail on Her, remain the passions that we share with all of you. Sailing isn't a hobby to us, it's a lifestyle. And we remain your choice for bluewater boats.

We are very proud to be part of the unique and talented team of David Walters Yachts as the RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD the sailing capitol of the world. Please feel to reach out to me, anytime, bernie@dwyca.net. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.

View Broker (Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen)


Tell Us About Your Ideal Boat

Basic Info

Yacht Name: Rocinante
Builder: Bristol Channel Cutter
Model: BCC 28
Year: 1995
Location: Charleston, SC
Asking Price: $150,000
Designer: Lyle Hess
Hull Material: Fiberglass
 

Those of you reading this probably are familiar with the Bristol Channel Cutter, built by the Sam L. Morse Co until 2007 and now offered by Cape George Marine. If not, check all three Volumes of Ferenc Mate's "World's Best Sailboats." This beautiful Lyle Hess design is based on the English Pilot Cutters that were the work boats of bygone days. These Bristol Channel Cutters have been longed for, sought after, lusted after, and lived for. They are all beautiful and they sail quite fabulously. Some are just better equipped and maintained than others. There are a few types of BCC owners: 1) Those who sail! 2) Those who just work on them. 3) And those that outfit them to go, and do go. 4) Those that went! 

It is an absolute pleasure to offer this very special BCC "Rocinante" for she is one of those lucky BCCs where the owners did it all! Lucky for you, no expense has been spared in outfitting and caring for Rocinante. All of the prior owners from the first to the fourth and current owners have invested their time and money and emotion in getting Rocinante ready for you! Rocinante is hull number 107, built in the prime time by the Sam L. Morse Co. Originally, she was called Little Wing. She was one of the most amazing BCCs ever built. The cabin sole was lowered an inch to make the headroom 6'2"! She has a diesel cabin heater. She is definately among the very best of the 66 BCCs we have sold. She is certainly among the most complete and most recently equipped BCCs ever to grace our oceans. After acquiring Little Wing when she was only 10 months old, the second owners, an architect and professional furniture maker, cared for her like their child while sailing in the Pacific Northwest. After 11 years of this love affair, the owners wanted to give the boat the adventure she deserved. So they prepared her properly with an extensive and expensive refit (Let's just say round to $100K). They set sail for the South Pacific and ultimately arrived in New Zealand where they sailed extensively with Lin and Larry Pardey. After the adventure Little Wing flew home on Dockwise to Ft Lauderdale, FL. and then to Annapolis MD, sailing capital of the East Coast where her owners lovingly put her into bristol shape! To put things in perspective this Bristol Channel Cutter has EVERYTHING.

Just to start, review below the Refit of 2007 which was completed by the second owners prior to their voyage to the South Pacific:

  • New Forespare tapered spar
  • New Standing rigging in 2007
  • New Running rigging
  • New lifelines
  • New rudder
  • New Communications: ICOM SSB, Pactor III modem, ICOM VHF
  • New Electronics: Raymarine E80 Radar with AIS and Chart Plotter with Depth Sounder (Bottom Contour)
  • New LED nav lights
  • New Alpenglow cabin lights (red and white with dual power)
  • New Hella fans
  • New Schattauer Sails
  • New Spectra Ventura Watermaker
  • New Technautics refrigeration system
  • New Wallace D30 forced air diesel heat
  • New tank tender
  • New PYI Dripless Shaft Seal and anti vibration coupling
  • New very serious engine spares: gaskets, hoses, raw water pump, fuel pump, old starter. injectors, two blade spare prop, filters (Everything!)
  • New Starter
  • New Alternator with smart Balmar regulator
  • New Lifeline batteries, which have since been replaced again in 2013
  • New 22lb Bruce anchor as secondary bow anchor (never used)
  • New Winslow 4 person liferaft, which was serviced and repacked in 2013
  • New Dodger, Bimini and canvas covers
  • New Anderson SS Winches
  • New Windvane steering system
  • New canvas boat covers, two! Winter and Summer with covers for all exterior wood.

In Annapolis, after returning from the South Pacific these past owners spared no expense, time, or effort to make this BCC completely perfect for her next owners. The interior and exterior woodwork has been refinished to the standards of a professional woodworker and boat lover. Every inch of the boat was made perfect at that time.

Happily the third owner never sailed the boat at all but loved and lavished her. He named her Rocinante as she is now called.

Her current owners bought her about nine years ago and fell in love with her. They had owned a Falmouth Cutter before and loved their Lyle Hess design. They kept Rocinante in Mystic CT for a few years as they started planning to take a sailing sabbatical. In 2013 and 2014 they sailed to the Caribbean to spend the cruising season. Returning to Charleston in for the summer of 2014 they have enjoyed local cruising. Now with a job transfer to Denver it’s time to give up the Bristol Channel Cutter. Lucky for you as she is a beautifully well maintained and well equipped BCC. We are so grateful they called us to represent them in the sale of this remarkable Bristol Channel Cutter, Rocinante. There has never been a BCC to come available that is equipped with everything imaginable as this boat is! Rocinante has everything! Everything works! All systems are proven. She is ready to go anywhere in the world. Right now!

Dimensions

Length: 28'
Beam: 10' 1"
Draft: 4' 10"
Water Tank Capacity: 75 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3GM30F
Power: 27 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4300 Hours

Accommodations

You probably already know, the BCC has the most pleasing and functional layout you will ever find on a 28 foot boat. And Rocinante is extra special. A sought after Sam L. Morse factory interior with every option and every amenity. As you enter the companionway, the large, workable galley is to port, the chart table/navigation station to starboard with the Q berth and outboard storage just aft. Next forward is the ideally sized salon with incredible storage under the settees and outboard. The dinette is formed from the settee to port with a solid centerline table and the starboard settee. The starboard settee is rigged with a lee cloth is a comfortable sea berth. On the port side, the classic Sam L. Morse pilot berth is a cozy sea berth with a lee cloth. This pilot berth slides out to create a comfortable double berth at anchorThe large quarter berth aft on the port side is a good sea berth, but it also provides amazing storage. Of course there is the famous chart locker above the berth and access to the engine room. There is also storage outboard the berth with custom cabinetry. Up forward, the “multi-purpose room” is a cabin designed as the head, walk-in closet, dressing room, workshop, and access to the forepeak with the sail locker forward and chain locker below that. The huge hatch opens either forward or aft and is large enough to shove the spinnaker out and creates a beautiful flow of air through the boat. Rocinante also has the additional feature of a larger access to the forepeak with the option of using the workbench as an additional berth so technically, you could “sleep five”. This long space also provides storage for the sailing rig and the oars! You will quickly see that every detail of the boat is about function.

Well maybe it is not “ALL” about function, as there is no small ship more beautiful. If you appreciate fine art and craftsmanship you will fall in love with the feeling you have aboard a perfect BCC. The teak woodwork is hand oiled to a soft glow offset by the “tongue and groove” bulkheads and cabin sides. The ceiling is made light tongue and groove panels with teak trim “deck beams”. The bronze opening ports are a perfect counterpoint to the soft wood and complete the traditional sort of Herreshoff feel. The beautiful faux butterfly bi-directional hatch is huge, beautiful and functional. You’ll never want for more ventilation. The new Alpenglow dual power, white and red cabin lights are very functional. There are also strategically located LED reading lights and for romance, there are two oil lamps. With a Wallace forced air diesel heater the cozy ambiance is not your imagination. She is dry and toasty! The cushions are soft emerald velour (Scotch Guarded) and very comfortable. The interior of Rocinante is complete with every special option from the custom dish storage, trash bin, knife rack, book shelves and custom cabinetry for a computer and printer. After all she has been lovingly cared for by a professional woodworker virtually all of her life. She is la joy to spend time aboard at the dock, at anchor and at sail. In a seaway, you will finally appreciate the design and the layout even more as it totally works. You won’t suffer as Rocinante has every amenity from heat to hot water to refrigeration and including the Ipod ready stereo with high quality speakers inside and out that even provide a surround sound system form movie watching on your laptop. Everything about Rocinante works!

  • Comfortable underway and at anchor
  • Extra headroom 6'2" with the sole lowered by 1 inch
  • Lovely low amp Alpenglow cabin lights (six) with red and white lamps
  • Lots of ventilation with huge hatches and opening ports with screens
  • Incredible storage for long voyages
  • Pilot berth to port with lee cloth also pulls out to make the double berth
  • Port settee
  • Starboard settee with lee cloth for comfortable sea berth
  • Starboard quarter berth and great watch seat
  • Centerline table for four is removable
  • Nav station-chart table to starboard
  • Forward cabin is beautifully finished for the head, stowage, workshop (I call it the multipurpose room; walk-in closet, workshop, bathroom, tool storage room)
  • Cedar lined lockers and incredible storage with shelves and drawers and lockers
  • Large access to forepeak
  • A fifth berth is created by placing a cushion on the workbench which extends into the forepeak
  • Forepeak chain/rode locker more stowage and sail locker
  • Water maker installed in the forepeak which was rebuilt in 2013 and is currently pickled for storage
  • Comfortable cruising for one or two people
  • Wallas diesel forced air heat!
  • Ipod ready stereo
  • Inside and outside speakers
  • Refrigerator that makes and keeps ice
  • Sea safety factor of 10 on the John Vigor scale of 10

 

Galley

The BCC has the largest and most functional galley you will ever find on a small ship. Rocinante is even more special because her owner was a professional woodworker who created special shelving and improvements. The galley is located to port, right when you walk down the companionway stairs. An extra large stainless steel sink holds everything. There is a huge dry storage locker outboard of the sink. There is another huge stowage locker just aft of the two burner gimbaled propane stove. Cabinets are outboard with a custom dish storage rack near the bulkhead. The counter space is astounding with the fold up bridge from the refrigerator on the starboard side to the sink amid ships. The famous Lyle Hess-designed counter bridges the space creating amazing work space that allows easy access to the refrigerator and to all the storage areas. It is a dream. There is actually more counter space on this BCC than our HR53. And Rocinante has everything you need. The refrigeration was new in 2008 and works well with the insulation and interior space division is so well done that you can make ice. The separate freezer compartment kept food frozen across the South Pacific. Rocinante is very well equipped with new 12 volt refrigeration, pressure water system, 110 volt and engine drive hot water heater. Below the cabin sole, there are two plastic water tanks totaling 74 gallons of water. Because they are plastic, you’ll never worry about corrosion. And with the new Spectra water maker perfectly installed in the forepeak, you’ll never worry about water either!

  • Refrigerator is huge with superior insulation
  • Technautics 12v Refrigeration "Cool Blue" with holding plate
  • Separate freezer compartment and custom shelving
  • Force 10 two-burner propane stove and oven and broiler
  • Solenoid propane shutoff in galley
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • Shureflow single lever mixing faucet and removable sprayer
  • Soap dispenser
  • Manual water faucet
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • 110v hot water heater plus engine heated
  • Foot pump for fresh water
  • Incredible stowage lockers
  • Outboard deep storage and cabinets
  • Ample counter space with fold up counter
  • Custom dish storage
  • Ample pots and pan storage
  • Two Alpenglow lights (white or red) in the galley

PROPANE:

  • Two five gallon tanks in beautiful teak Deck Boxes (Varnished with covers). New in 2018.
  • Solenoid
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Spare Solenoid

 

Plumbing

  • 70 Gallon fresh water in plastic tanks under the cabin sole
  • Spectra Ventura 150 GPD (7 GPH) water maker beautifully installed in the forepeak. Factory rebuilt in 2013.

HEAD:

  • The forward cabin is beautiful with all the cabinetry, a proper bi-fold door
  • Alpenglow cabin light
    Lavac toilet under the bench seat, great because you don’t see it!
    New hoses and Y valves for overboard or holding tank
    Holding tank 15 gallon (in the forepeak)with Y valve for dockside pumpout or overboard discharge at sea
    The hatch opens over the forward cabin to create a beautiful high ceiling and great ventilation
    Teak grate floor
    Cedar lined hanging locker and shelves to starboard
    Cabinets and drawers under workbench to port
    Large access to forepeak creates a fifth berth with cockpit cushions
    Long storage space for sailing rig, fishing poles, and oars
    Fresh hot/cold water shower in the cockpit

 

Systems - Mechanical & Electrical

Rocinante is equipped to voyage far with everything you could possibly need! Start with the engine room itself. The engine room is actually among the best on any boat you could possibly buy. It is operating room clean. It is spacious! It is well organized. The diesel engine is a Yanmar 3GM30F 27 HP that has been continually maintained by a meticulous owner with proper maintenance and oil changes every 100 hours. At the back end of the engine is the transmission, PYI anti vibration coupling, shaft, and PYI shaft seal within easy reach. The fuel tank is high and dry under the cockpit. On the starboard side of the engine room is the Racor fuel filter, and raw water strainers for the engine, water maker, and anchor wash down pump. On the port side is the water heater and battery charger with a smart regulation. The Electrical System is just about perfect with over 300 amp hours of Lifeline AGM batteries with really good 12v refrigeration and LED lights and a portable solar panel to keep things going at anchor.

MECHANICAL:

  • Large engine room with light and fan
  • Yanmar 3GM30F 27 Hp
  • Proper maintenance every 100 hours
  • Hour meter reads ~4300
  • hoses & belts in excellent condition
  • Bronze Groco raw water strainer
  • engine intake thru hull low in the bilge area
  • Racor fuel filter
  • One inch SS shaft
  • Cutlass bearing new in 2006
  • PYI dripless shaft seal new in 2013 and easy to access
  • Anti vibration coupling (PYI)
  • Max Prop three-blade 16" pitch 15
  • Oil change pump
  • Fuel tank high and dry behind engine with inspection port
  • Great spares including injectors, fuel pump, water pump, starter, and of course belts and hoses
  • Spare prop
  • Engine driven and 110v hot water heater

ELECTRICAL:

  • 12 Volt System:
  • Batteries all new in 2013
  • Lifeline Group 27s AGM (Three for 300 Amp Hour for House under Q berth
  • One Lifeline Group 27 95 AH for start in box at base of companionway
  • Balmar 90 Amp alternator with smart regulator
  • Link 20 Battery Monitor system
  • Nice breaker panel
  • Aquapro Tricolor with LED bulbs
  • Steaming Light
  • 12 V outlets (four)
  • Alpenglow cabin lights dual power red and white LED (four)
  • 12v Technautics "Cool Blue" refrigeration with holding plate 2006
  • Deck wash 12v pump
  • Electric bilge pumps: Main is 2000 gph with high water alarm, Each cockpit locker has 800 gph, one 500 gph pump in the forepeak
  • Cockpit shower hot & cold fresh water
  • 110 Volt Shore Power System:
  • Xantrex +20 Charger
  • Balmar regulator
  • Shore Power 30 Amp
  • 50' shore power cord
  • AC Breaker panel
  • AC outlets
  • Portable 500 watt inverter
  • Solar Panel - Sunsei Flex 14 watts - portable for life at anchor on the hard

 

Navigation & Communication

The navigation station is amazing for a 28 foot boat. The chart table is over the refrigerator on the starboard side at the base of the companionway. It is large enough for your chart and you can leave the chart there while you open the box. Outboard is the custom navigation and communication area with flush mounted electronics including the Icom M802 SSB and Pactor III modem and high speed Cat 5 port for integrating your laptop with the Raymarine E80 Radar/chart plotter in the cockpit. This cable allow for the chart plotter, depth sounder fish finder, and radar to be displayed on the laptop for a true second nav station down below. A USB port is also flush mounted on the panel so you can connect your laptop to the SSB and use the Pactor Modem for email and weather fax. Propagation is excellent due to the perfect installation of the SSB, Tuner and ground plate. The owners had a wireless printer permanently set up in a cabinet they call "the secretary" to print weather fax at the touch of a button. The custom navigation station flush mount face panel is hinged allowing easy access to all the wiring behind it. The lighting at the nav station is a dual power red and white Alpenglow light, as are all the lights on Rocinante. The color Raymarine E80 Radar/Chart Plotter with the easily viewable 9" screen is mounted in the bulkhead to starboard of the companionway so you can see everything you need in the cockpit. The powerful ST4000 Auto tiller pilot drives the boat easily attached to the rudder’s trim tab. The windvane steering system was designed by Larry Pardey and built by the owner with Larry's help! It steers the boat brilliantly in all conditions and even allows you to reef the windvane sail.

  • Raymarine E80 Color Radar/Chart Plotter with ardor overlay on the chart and AIS
  • High Speed Bus for Laptop
  • Raydome 2KW 16 mile mast mounted
  • Connection bus at mast step
  • SSB: Icom 802 (2006) with AT-140 HF auto tuner and massive ground plate
  • Insulated backstay
  • Three-inch copper ground strip glassed to hull
  • Proctor III modem (2007) for email with USB port ready for your laptop
  • ICOM M602 VHS with DSC and full function cockpit mic (2006)
  • E60 Sounder for depth and bottom contour (fish finder)
  • Raymarine ST4000 Tiller pilot with fluxgate compass
  • Freehand Pardey-designed windvane steering system installed

 

Sails & Rigging

A Bristol Channel Cutter is first and foremost a beautiful sailing vessel. She's a 28' boat with a water line of 26'3" and a beautiful underbody with the sail area of a 38 foot boat, 650 sq ft for working sails alone! The large sail area is possible because of the bowsprit and boomkin making the length overall 38 feet. The massive sprit is made of Douglass fir and varnished to perfection. Rocinante’s sails are made by one of the finest sail makers in the world, Shattauer Sails in Seattle. Rocinante has an incredible sail inventory with every possible sail you need to voyage far including the storm trysail. The rig is a stout with a Forespar aluminum double spreader keel stepped mast. The stout rig has aft lower shrouds so you don't need running backstays! The standing rigging is new 7/16' stainless steel wire. The staysail stay has a quick release for short tacking with the jib. The massive chain plates are external allowing for those famously wide BCC side decks. The reefing system is simple and you can just walk right up to the mast without stepping up on a cabin house. The ample hand holds and high bulwarks provide great security. With eight inch teak bulwarks and double life lines you can’t slide off. Rocinante is completely rigged to make it easy to sail and safe for the voyage you are planning. All the winches are upgraded stainless steel Anderson winches. All are self-tailing. All the blocks are upgraded Schaefer low friction blocks so every line runs fair and smooth. The BCC is a perfect size for a solo sailor, man or woman. Rocinante is rigged just perfectly with an auto tiller pilot and her windvane steering system designed by Larry Pardey. The boat is so well balanced with proper sail trim; she’ll just about sail herself.

For offshore sailing, you’ll use the Pardey style windvane. Larry Pardey has used and perfected this windvane over a lifetime of sailing first Serrafyn and then Taleisin in every ocean and around every southern cape. Rocinante’s windvane was built to Larry’s exact specifications with his assistance! The windvane steers the boat in every condition. The vane itself is reefable. The system includes a trim tab on the rudder and the autopilot can steer the boat with very low electric use by steering with the trim tab. This Pardey style windvane steering system has been tested in every condition.

THE RIG:

  • True Cutter rig
  • Keel stepped Forespar aluminum mast and boom
  • Double spreaders
  • Bow sprit of Douglas Fir and a canvas cover
  • Boomkin with Pardey type windvane steering
  • Boom gallows
  • Insulated backstay
  • New running rigging 2018
  • Forespar downwind pole stored on the mast with line controls
  • Boom end sheeting with low friction Schaefer double block system and swivel cam cleats
  • Staysail tracks and low friction blocks
  • Removable staysail stay with quick release

SAIL IVENTORY:

  • New Schattauer heavy duty offshore cruising main with three reefpoints, new in 2018
  • Furling jib, restiched with new sunbrella cover in 2018
  • Reefing system has line stoppers on the boom and a Anderson reefing winch on the boom. Easy!
  • Staysail: New Shattauer hank on sail 2013
  • Big Reacher: 3/4 oz white drifter about 150% is an awesome downwind sail
  • Schattauer 2007 International Orange Tri'sl with a separate track and ready bag at the mast base.
  • Line stoppers on the halyards, topping lift, and on the reefing lines for easy safe sail handling
  • Line stoppers for halyards and topping lift and reef lines

WINCHES: ALL UPGRADED ANDERSON

  • Sheet winches: Anderson self tailing stainless steel and works great for the jib sheets
  • Stays'l sheet winches are also Anderson self-tailing on the cabin top
  • Mast winches: Main halyard has a Anderson self tailing winch with two additional Anderson
  • Winches for the jib and staysail on the port side.
  • Reefing winch on the boom with stoppers
  • Pardey style Freehand windvane steering system which is truly magical!

 

Hull, Deck & Ground Tackle

With the Lyle Hess design and Sam L. Morse Co. construction just one look with assure you that she is built to extraordinary standards. Rocinante is completely factory finished to the high standards of the Sam L. Morse Company. The hull is solid fiberglass, hand laid by skilled craftsmen at Crystaliner, the company that also built over 600 Westsail 32s. The hull shape is actually beautiful with its long keel, plumb bow with a sharp entry and flat aft lifting sections. And it is strong! The hull sections range from almost an inch thick at the stem to ½ inch solid glass at the transom. The gelcoat looks just about like it did when she left the factory owing to her happy life in the Pacific North West. Rocinante has enjoyed pretty much constant waxing and gleams with care. She's the standard cream BCC with an off white deck and dark green painted cove stripe. A new epoxy barrier coat was done in 2006 and the bottom was painted in 2018. The outboard rudder was replaced with an new rudder, in fact, the last rudder made by Crystaliner in about 2006. The massive teak rub rail protects the hull and gives you great confidence. The deck and cabin top are over an inch thick with a quarter inch of fiberglass sandwiching the marine plywood. The nonskid is deck molded. And of course the eight inch bulwark is all teak, not mahogany, teak! The exterior woodwork has been constantly maintained over the years and recently wooded and refinished in new natural Cetol for ease of maintenance. There are canvas covers made by Shattauer for everything! The hatches are beautiful and both the butterfly hatch in the salon and dog house over the forward cabin opens either fore or aft. The ABI Bronze ports open and all have screens. There are custom chocks installed on the cabin house to carry a Fatty Knees seven foot sailing dinghy also designed by Lyle Hess The owner also carried a 8’1” RIB inflatable the a custom bag so that it stows nicely on deck under the boom.

The cockpit is perfect with beautiful curved laminated combings, tiller steering, and powerful self tailing winches within easy reach. The boom end sheeting for the main is double end and provides all the leverage you need. The sheets run through low friction Schafer blocks and cam cleats that swivel for the perfect angle. Rocinante has the sought after port side cockpit locker that is huge in addition to the lazarette that extends across the entire transom. The cockpit foot well is small so it can’t hold much water. The cockpit drains are large and the entire bulwark is a scupper so water can run off fast. The dodger has a hand hold on the aft edge for security. The engine controls are in easy reach and the Yanmar has single lever control for shifting and throttle. The new Raymarine E80 display is flush mounted in the bulkhead to display radar, chart plotter, AIS, fish finder depth contour data and all available information. The Autohelm ST4000 autopilot controls are at your finger tips. The ST4000 auto tiller pilot can drive the boat by steering with the trim tab on the rudder or by steering the rudder itself.

Rocinante also has canvas by “Custom Canvas” in Charleston. It is in "Oyster" Sunbrella with a bimini that attaches to the boom gallows, and nice sunshades that attach to the life lines and the stern rail for privacy and cozy shade. There are weather cloths to shelter the cockpit. There are Bottom Sider cushions for the cockpit. All the canvas and sail covers are new in 2018. There are custom covers for everything; bow sprit, bulwarks, taffrail, boomkin, rudder cheeks, tiller and winches. The windlass is a bronze ABI Manual windlass and it has a cover too. The boat also comes with a winter cover and a summer shade awning type cover.

Rocinante’s ground tackle is exactly what you need to cruise anywhere. There are two bow rollers on the massive Douglas Fir bow sprit. Your primary anchor is a 35# Delta Fastset with 300 ft of 5/16th HT chain backed with 250 ft of rode which stows low in the aft most section of the forepeak in a massive chain locker. The secondary anchor is a 25# Bruce separate locker forward of the Samson posts for 25’ of chain and 250 foot of 5/8 rode. The bronze ABI manual windless is as functional and easy to use.

HULL:

  • Solid hand laid fiberglass hull
  • Marine ply and fiberglass sandwich deck
  • New epoxy bottom 2006
  • New bottom paint 2017
  • External rudder new in 2006 with new pintles
  • Ash tiller
  • Massive samson posts
     

DECK:

  • Fast draining deck with wide side decks and 8-inch teak bulwarks
  • Large bronze chocks and cleats
  • Large bi-directional opening hatch on the forward cabin
  • Faux butterfly in main salon opens fore or aft
  • Canvas covers for all the exterior wood including the bulwarks all made by Schattauer
  • Full boat cover! Actually two full boat covers. Summer cover attaches to the life line and covers the boat bow to stern for shade. Winter cover encloses the whole boat including
  • the bow sprit, boomkin, and most of the hull!
  • Bronze low profile cowl vents with teak dorade boxes
  • Deck boxes for propane. New propane tanks 2018.
  • ABI Bronze opening ports with screens and spare gaskets
  • Safe small cockpit with 2" drains
  • Aft huge lazarette
  • Port side cockpit locker is huge
  • Manual bilge pump Whale Gusher in the cockpit and one below decks
  • Beautiful curved laminated teak cockpit combings
  • Easy to single hand sail with everything in easy reach
  • New double lifelines to bow pulpit
  • Stern rail with motor mount
  • Dinghy Chocks for Fatty Knees
  • Strong points for jack lines and tethers

CANVAS:

  • New Dodger, bimini, side curtains, weather cloths and sail covers new in 2018
  • New Cockpit cushions 2017
  • Hatch covers and tiller
  • Refinished woodwork Silkins Cetol Wood Finish new Natural!
  • Boomkin
  • Boom gallows

GROUND TACKLE:

  • Two bow rollers on the bow sprit
  • 33 # Delta Fastset with 300' 5/16th HT chain and 250' of rode stows in the chain locker at the aft end of the forepeak
  • 22 # Bruce with 50' HT 5/16' chain and 200' 5/8th rode stows forward of the samson posts
  • ABI manual bronze windless
  • Deck wash down provies either salt water or fresh water!!!

DINGHY:

  • Achilles RIB 8’1” Inflatable with custom bag
  • Honda 5 HP Outboard
  • Fatty Knees 7' dinghy
  • Sailing rig for dinghy stows in the forward cabin extending into the forepeak
  • Custom chocks on cabin house under boom

 

Additional & Safety

After selling 66 Bristol Channel Cutters, we can say, this is one to own! If you could buy a new one equipped like this, it would cost well over $400K. So buy her and Go NOW!

SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

  • PFDs 2
  • High water alarm
  • Four electric bilge pumps!
  • Two manual pumps!
  • Winslow 4 man Life raft, repacked and certified 2013.
  • Flares
  • Fire Extinguishers: cockpit, galley and forward cabin
  • Manual bilge pumps (cockpit)
  • Whale gusher for head can be used to pump forward sump
  • LED anchor light
  • MARPOLE placard
  • Jack lines
  • Lee cloths