Stephen Reverand came aboard David Walters Yachts with a lifelong love of boats and more than three decades of offshore and inland sailing experience. As a teenager, he restored a cedar-planked Barnegat Bay sneakbox and sailed local lakes in the New York area. As a young professional, he upgraded to a classic 35-foot yawl and sailed from New York Harbor, east on Long Island Sound to Block Island, R.I., still one of his favorite ports of call. Later he raised his family on the Chesapeake Bay catching bushels of blue crabs from his 22-foot center-console runabout. Most recently, Reverand cruised his 42-foot Tartan staysail sloop Zephyr over 10,000 nautical miles from the Chesapeake to New England to the Bahamas and back following the fair winds for more than four years.
Before transitioning to cruising sailor and yacht broker, Reverand enjoyed a colorful career in the media. He served as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, spending six years in Asia. When he returned stateside, he joined the Discovery Channel where he oversaw the hit adventure series Deadliest Catch and received a Peabody Award for his work as executive producer on the documentary Black Sky: The Race for Space. Later, Reverand joined National Geographic as the head of nature films and specials production filming in many of the most exotic destinations around the globe.
In keeping with his love of boats, Reverand also created, produced and directed the PBS television series Boatworks and wrote the long-running boating humor column Deviant Readings for BoatUS Magazine.
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|Yacht Name:||Alli Oop|
Over the past three years ALLI OOP has safely carried her present owners from the northeast through the Bahamas to the Caribbean and back. Her world-renowned W.I.B. Crealock design and extra-sturdy construction add up to a remarkably capable long distance offshore cruiser at only 31-feet. Her spacious and open below deck accommodations are welcoming, airy and warm and perfect for a cruising couple or small family or single-handed sailor.
The hull is solid fiberglass and with 5,000 lbs of ballast and full 15,000 lbs displacement. She has a seakindly motion. With about 600 sq feet of sail in her divided cutter rig sail plan, she’s extremely manageable in all conditions even as a solo sailor. The main and the jib are new in 2013, as well as the furling gear! The Yanmar diesel had an extensive rebuild in 2011.She's got radar and a chart plotter, autopilot, and the amenities of hot water and refrigeration. The CapeHorn windvane self-steering system (2010) connects directly to rudder quadrant with no lines in cockpit. This system so easy to connect and disconnect that you’ll use it all the time if you plan to be on a tack for even just an hour. It’s magic! She’s well cared for and maintained and she’s equipped to live aboard or cruise away as you will see from the full specs and recent upgrades.
Alli Oop is a big boat in a small package and presents an excellent opportunity to live the cruising dream safely and at a affordable price of entry.
Hull and Deck Details:
This sought after Pacific Seacraft 31 is a perfect cruising yacht for a singlehander, couple, or small family. The traditional interior features rich, hand-rubbed teak with light fiberglass accents. Ten large opening port-lights and a deck hatch provide plenty of light and excellent ventilation. The ambiance of this traditional cruiser is pleasing and for her size she is spacious do to the innovative layout. Starting forward is a 6'6” long V-berth complete with shelves and cabinets on the sides and forward, and drawers underneath. This is a large double berth with a Sunbrella curtain snaps closed for complete privacy in the V-berth. Just aft of the double berth is the main salon with two settees which double as sea berths 7' in length when the footwell is opened. You often don’t have seven foot berths on a much larger vessel. There is a large dining table that slides from beneath the V-berth to seat four comfortably. Because it disappears completely under the V-berth when not in use the salon is open and spacious feeling with room to walk around. Lee cloths are included for sea berths. A Cozy Cabin propane heater with push-button lighting is located on the port bulkhead in the salon for chilly mornings or evenings. There are Alpenglow lights in the salon. Most incandescent bulbs have been replaced with fluorescents or LEDs. Further aft and to starboard is the nav station which features a large chart table cleverly built over the icebox. The chart table features a small tilt-out drawer in addition to a large dedicated paper chart drawer. There is a small gooseneck chart light as well as an overhead light. The master DC /AC panels are located here with voltmeter, polarity tester and Link 2000 battery monitor. Opposite to the port is the galley, and aft and to port a double quarter-berth with shelves and privacy curtain. The head with electric sump floor drain is conveniently located immediately to starboard of the companionway stairs for easy access to remove wet gear when going off watch. All available space has been ingeniously used for storage, which is impressive in capacity for a yacht of this size.
Hull and Deck Details
Pacific Seacraft quality built in the good old days of superior boat building. Bronze extra-sturdy deck hardware. Classic bronze oval port lights with removable screens and custom interior cloth covers. Bomar reinforced foredeck hatch with mosquito net. She is a dry boat in a storm and she has seen a little blue water on her decks! Complete bottom job and barrier coat in 2000; the gelcoat was completely removed, the hull dried out in heated tent for a month, seven coats Interlux 1000/2000 were applied, followed by three coats of Interlux Micron CSC. A marine survey in 2015 confirmed no bottom or hull problems.
Flat stern creates a surprisingly spacious cockpit for a yacht this size, but everything is still within easy reach for a singlehander. Cockpit seats are long enough to lie down on.
Sails & Rigging
The Pacific Seacraft 31 is a joy under sail and perfect for a single hand sailor or even if you are downsizing. The cutter rig with roller furling headsail is easy to balance in all conditions. The inner forestay with quick-release is simple to rig or remove if you get lazy and just want to sail her like a sloop. The Dutchman flaking system keeps the mainsail tidy when dropping or reefing the sail.
Safety and Additional Inventory