Crazy Horse | Sundeer 60' 1999

Annapolis, MD

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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

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Yacht Name: Crazy Horse
Builder: Sundeer
Model: 60
Year: 1999
Location: Annapolis, MD
Hull Material: Fiberglass

There are some old-fashioned terms hardly ever used nowadays, that describe the specific characteristics of boats. Among them are, “a fair turn of speed”, "sweet lines”; and weatherly," to which you can also add, "comfort under sail"; and "ideal shorthanded cruiser”.

Crazy Horse, as she's called, is a 1999 Sundeer 60. The last built by TPI in Rhode Island. Crazy Horse embodies all these characteristics; and more. An endearing quality under sail, typified by the chuckle of water at low speed; and a bone in her teeth at her fine bow when the wind picks up. It's a boat that quickens at each extra knot of wind; and when you couple that with an answer to the helm, that is as precise as the steering of a superb road car, you would just as soon sail Crazy Horse to Tahiti, as you would taking her across the Chesapeake Bay.

This is true Steve Dashew thinking, incorporated; and used by designers like Chuck Paine, with his Bermuda Series or Bob Perry, with his Starbucks and Icon series. The philosophy of Crazy Horse has been to create a boat that allows you go to sea, safely and efficiently; with a short-handed crew. 

Crazy Horse has a hull shape that is narrow and long on the waterline with buoyancy at both ends, a fine entry; and flat forefoot, which keeps the boat highly maneuverable, on or off wind conditions. This hull shape is easily driven and her sail plan much smaller. With her deep spade rudder, foil keel of lots of lead; all fuel and water tankage, with big heavy traction batteries low in the bilges, means Crazy Horse stands up straight and flies forward while firing on all cylinders.

Built-in security on Crazy Horse, are fore and aft fully watertight bulkheads, with dedicated machinery areas. Construction is rock solid, with a massive glassed in grind system, which translates to zero flexing. This design is meant to voyage on in 100% total safety and comfort.

On deck, Crazy Horse is meant for couple cruising. With all lines that lead to the cockpit, for the furling jib and staysail, cruising chute; and mainsail winches. This 60-foot racehorse is a breeze to venture far away; again, all with ease, safety, and comfort. 

She offers a new composite mast with a composite "park avenue" boom. Her hard forward watertight dodger and cockpit settees make the miles fly by in absolute comfort. She has a new Northern Lights generator and new ac/heat units with diesel heat throughout. New hull paint, massive ground tackle, new ABI aluminum RBI with new outboard, top of the line sails; all in excellent condition, and her running and standing rigging has always been renewed. Her electronics aboard are commercial top shelf grade. Everything anyone would ever want and ever need, is found on Crazy Horse.

Her interior is so well thought out and impressively comfortable, that a couple can truly enjoy; with plenty of natural light, handholds and storage. She has the largest and safest galley on any boat under 75 feet. Upper and lower sea berths aft, a full bathroom where one needs it; and hull windows to watch the fish and miles fly by. The huge master centerline forward stateroom is bigger and more comfortable; and as convenient as one would find in any of the world’s most expensive hotel rooms. 
It's all as close to perfection as perfection can ever get. Certainly one of the greatest offshore world voyagers ever created. 

Crazy Horse is in incredible turn-key condition, ready to depart to any corner of our globe. 
All ocean and any latitude capable. Truly amazing. She's definitely the all ocean SUV. 

If you have what it takes, Crazy Horse has what it takes. She will serve you very well, as you delight and continue the search for your personal satisfaction of adventure. With Crazy Horse, climb aboard, you'll always gallop, just point her in any direction and run free. She's a real thoroughbred, a triple crown winner.


Length: 60'
Beam: 13' 7
Draft: 7' 5
Water Tank Capacity: 200 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 125 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2-DTE
Power: 88 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5750 Hours


The Sundeer 60, Crazy Horse, is one of the best examples of a modern safe liveaboard cruising yacht that can be sailed by a couple. The accommodations both above and below deck make this vessel a superior choice. Few contemporary designs can compare to her fast passagemaking capability with long waterline, moderate displacement and very manageable sail plan.

From the steering station in the cockpit the Sundeer 60 gives impression of an easily managed 50-footer. With the security of the pilothouse you are secure in any condition. With her long shoal fin keel and spade rudder, she responds and tracks straight with power and confidence. She is designed to be manageable and safe for a cruising couple. Being safe and happy at sea requires accommodations that make everything as easy as possible.

The working jib is easy to tack and furl, and the loads involved in raising, trimming, and reefing sails are quite moderate with the convenience.

Upon entering the spacious interior of the Sundeer 60, the immediate impression is of open, well ventilated, space with lots of natural light. With 10 dorade vents and multiple deck hatches the space is airy and bright. The interior living space is entirely separated from the large machinery and mechanical systems locker aft separated from the living space with a water tight bulkhead. Up forward there is a huge locker where sails and gear are stowed. This forepeak storage also has a water tight bulkhead and a large hatch on deck to access the gear and the chain locker and windlass. In addition to making you feel really safe and protected, you also don’t have to work on the engine in your galley or schlep sails and gear through the boat or crawl on your bed to check the chain locker. Such is the wonder of a 60 feet cruising vessel.

With all of the well thoughtout attention to the sea going design necessities you will also find the interior very comfortable with excellent head room from 6 to 8 feet throughout the boat. The cherry interior joinery is beautiful and calming the deck hatches and ports provide a lot of light down below. The cabin sole is teak overlaid on marine plywood and very solid. All the lighting is LED for good power conservation. Of course there is air conditioning with reverse cycle heat as well as a Webasto diesel heater. All of the ship’s equipment is well installed and does not clutter the lovely interior.

Let’s walk through the vessel starting up forward with the owners’ master stateroom. It is quite large and located aft water tight bulkhead that separates the master cabin from the forepeak storage area and chain locker. There is a huge island queen berth with abundant personal storage space in drawers below the berth and in lockers and drawers outboard.  The stateroom hosts a private head with shower.

Just aft the this spacious cabin is the main salon. Located amidships the salon is traditional yet spacious with incredible headroom. There are two settees that are seven foot long with storage under and outboard. Lee cloths on the settees make this a secure and comfortable sea berth. The traditional drop leaf dining table is wonderful with center storage. Overhead hatches and port lights make this space bright and airy.

The large navigation station and the ships office is to starboard with a very large chart table for working with ocean charts. All of the navigation and communication equipment is installed here as well as with displays in the cockpit. This is a real ships office as well as a nav station as the electrical panel is located here where it is easy to monitor all the systems on the boat.

The galley is adjacent the nav station with ample counter space and all the amenities.  The signature deep cherry fiddles on the ample Corian counters tell you that this is an ocean going vessel. Nothing will slide off these counters. We will certainly talk more about the galley has it just might be the heart of the ship if not the stomach.

Continuing aft on the starboard side is a aft head located in the most stable part of the boat with easy access without going forward. This head has a Raritan electric toilet as well as the vanity and sink and also a stall shower! Just adjacent the head to port is the wonderful aft cabin with over and under berths equipped with lee cloths. There are also ample storage in lockers and under berth areas. The aft cabin well ventilated with an overhead hatch. This cabin is very, very comfortable in a seaway and during an ocean passage.

The engine and mechanic space is accessed from a water tight deck hatch and separated from the interior by the watertight bulkhead.

The premise behind the layout is that the large forward cabin is ideal in port, at anchor or and also quite comfortable sailing downwind which is what you do the most on a circumnavigation. Consistent with the design philosophy of comfortable cruising, there are two good sea-berths located in the cabin aft, and two settees in the salon amidships, all equipped with lee cloths. Also, the wide cockpit seats, sheltered by the fixed doghouse, make good sea berths and are handy in situations where the off-watch crew can remain on immediate call. True to the Dashew philosophy and drawn from all their experience, this design really works well for cruising.



  • Panasonic " 19” TV with DVD
  • Jensen DLP 2500 Sirius satellite radio tuner
  • Interior speaker system
  • Cockpit speakers with port light covers
  • WIFI booster, purchased but not yet installed



The U shaped galley with counters on three sides provides excellent storage and is ideal for liveaboard and offshore cruising with good support between the inboard and outboard counters. The counter tops are high so there is no stooping even for tall sailors. There are deep fiddles and plenty of Corian covered horizontal space to work on.  The fridge and freezer boxes are accessed through the forward counter hatches. The deep double sinks are on the center line, providing good drainage on either tack. Excellent storage outboard and below counters.

  • Glacier Bay 12v refrigerator with a separate freezer with holding plates 
  • Force 10 4-burner stove with oven and broiler
  • Corian galley counters with deep cherry fiddles
  • Large stainless steel under counter mounted double sink
  • Pressure mixing faucet with sprayer
  • Hot water heater
  • Filtered water system
  • Flatware drawer
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Trash Bin
  • Spice rack
  • Custom dish storage
  • Knife rack
  • Liquor storage
  • BBQ is propane
  • Freezer holds 40 lbs of ice!


  • Propane locker, properly vented
  • Pressure gauge and solenoid
  • Two 20lb tanks
  • Runs the BBQ and the stove


  • Fresh water tankage: Two tanks 200 gallons each in excellent condition
  • Tanks side mountain saloon (double hull protection) with fill on the aft deck
  • Inspection ports - four SS
  • Two fresh water pressure pumps; variable speed pumps with large filters
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 1800 gal/day, 75gal/hr water maker
  • Located in the stern lazarette locker
  • Two Raritan electric fresh water toilets with Parasan EX type 1
  • New head hoses
  • The toilets are fresh water and only fresh water – a wonderful thing!
  • Diverter valves at both toilets for overboard offshore
  • Macerator pump for holding tank evacuation
  • Holding Tank is Poly tank 40 gallon located in the aft lazarette
  • Shower – separate stall showers
  • Pressure H/C at sinks
  • Cockpit shower! Beautiful.


Navigation Equipment & Electronics

Complete nav and communications at the nav and at the helm. Navnet radar and chart plotter mounted on a carbon fiber pole swing mount with two NavNet displays plus AIS and complete VHF and SSB comm..

NAV Station:

  • Furuno Radar/Plotter NavNet 3D NEMA2000
  • SSB ICOM 710 with insulated backstay antenna and copper grounding plate
  • VHF Icom 604 radio with command mic in the cockpit
  • AIS Furuno FA30 transponder both sends and receives
  • Sailing Instruments: Furuno FI-50 Martron 250 color display knot meter, depth sounder, wind instruments with repeaters in the cockpit and chart table
  • Mast head windex
  • Satellite phone
  • Furuno FAX30 weather
  • Simrad AP-20 autopilot with hydraulic ram
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Richie 5” Compass at the helm



Electrical system designed for world cruising with a charger to run in the US and also at 230v, 50Hz 16A/32A which is a big advantage when world cruising.

12 Volt Ship System:

  • Ship batteries include 1200 amp hour battery bank installed in the keel stub, low and centered
  • Six 2V batteries only one year old!
  • Engine start AGM Group 31, new
  • Charging via: Main engine alternator Vital 270 amp, 65-70A @ Idle
  • Regulator is Balmar MC612 installed in closet next to engine room
  • Mastervolt Battery monitoring system
  • Special 230v 16amp/32amp adapters for overseas travel! A wonderful thing!
  • DC Electrical panel
  • LED lights for navigation – Tricolor, Anchor and Stern light
  • LED deck level nav lights
  • LED cabin lighting throughout
  • 12v outlets
  • 12v refrigeration
  • Deck wash/anchor wash
  • Cockpit shower pump hot and cold!
  • Four electric bilge pumps, one in each compartment plus one spare
  • Lots of electrical spares

110v shore power system:

  • Mastervolt Charger Type 2 -100 amp, and 120 amp
  • Power cords: one 50’ 50amp cable and one 50 amp 115’ cable (OMG),
  • And one 30amp 50’ cable
  • AC breaker panel
  • AC outlets -6
  • Air Conditioning: Two 16,000 BTU compressors MarineAire R410-A
  • Mastervolt Inverter_ 2000 watts
  • Adaptors for overseas connection to AC power: Special 230v 16amp/32amp adapters for overseas connections. This is a huge bonus if you are going to circumnavigate.


  • Northern Lights 9KW Generator
  • Installed in the engine room, mechanical space
  • Generator powers the water maker and air conditioning



One of the many standout features of the Sundeer 60 is the exceptional space for machinery and systems located under the starboard cockpit locker and full beam stern lazarette.  All this space is contiguous and allows for excellent access to service the main engine, generator and multiple systems.  Access is through a very large starboard cockpit locker hatch, which is over a work bench with vice, and two aft deck hatches.  Repairs and service can take place without disturbing any interior living space.

  • Yanmar Turbo Diesel 4JH2-DTE 88 hp engine with 5750 hours
  • Straight shaft drive for ultimate efficiency
  • Cruises 6.5 to 7 knots at 2000 rpms and speeds at 9.5 knots at 3200 rpms
  • Fuel burn is about 1.2 gallons per hour
  • Cruising range is about 1400 miles
  • Electric oil change pump
  • Dual Racer 75/1000 Max racor fuel filters for engine
  • Dual 500MA Racor for genset
  • Propeller -adjustable Autoprop size 24”
  • Spurs line cutter
  • Cutlass bearing replaced 2011 with spare
  • Tides stuffing box 2011 with spare
  • Steering system is Edson chain
  • Much of the maintenance log exists and receipts for large items kept
  • Many spares
  • Emergency tiller
  • Electric oil change pump


  • Northern Lights 9KW
  • 4700 hours
  • Dual 500 MA Racors for the generator!
  • Installed in the Engine room mechanicals space
  • Primarily runs the AC and watermaker, battery charging at the same time

Other Mechanicals:

  • Hot water heater, heated by engine, 120 VAC and diesel.
  • Accumulator tank for ship’s pressure water system
  • Dedicated anchor wash-down pump system.
  • Two zone reverse cycle Marine Air with two compressors, two blowers.  Can cool interior with only one unit in many conditions.  Full service 2020
  • Webasto diesel central heating-New
  • Watertight engine mechanical room door



SCRIMP fiberglass ( Seamann Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process) hull and deck construction with extra bow reinforcement.  SCRIMP was pioneered and perfected by TPI, the builder, and maximizes the glass to resin ratio for optimum strength utilizing sophisticated vacuum technology.

  • Dashew designed long fin cruising keel
  • Additional 18” lead keel extension for ultimate stability
  • Water tight bulkheads fore and aft
  • Ballast of 15,000 lbs of lead including keel extension!!!
  • Balanced spade rudder = 9” rudder stock!
  • Marelon thru hulls for generator, watermaker with additional engine intake
  • Bottom renewed 2018
  • Bottom paint is Sea Hawk Tropikote



The flush deck design with large cockpit provides maximum space and excellent visibility from the helm and all cockpit seating.  The hard enclosure covering the forward half of the cockpit provides protection from wind, spray and sun.  The stern features an integral stern swim platform.

The cockpit area is very well designed, set up for one person to sail Crazy Horse.  The T cockpit floor design allows good access to all winches and line stoppers and allows stepping around the wheel.

  • Light gray molded non skid deck surfaces
  • Deck repainted looking good
  • Deck hardware G10
  • Ladder to forepeak sail bins
  • Swim ladder off transom platform with grab rails on side and base
  • Stainless steel ladder with teak steps from swim platform to aft deck includes stainless steel side bars
  • Aluminum toe rail with cutouts for attaching anchor straps for blocks including preventer
  • SS bow pulpit
  • Stern rail 1 ¼ SS
  • Mast safety pulpit
  • High stations 36” 1 ¼ SS steel
  • No exterior wood
  • Ten dorades with boxes
  • Eight opening ports, Bomar Ocean Ports in excellent condition
  • Bomar ocean hatches
  • Screens for hatches
  • Ten dorades and four large deck hatches, and three small deck hatches.
  • Double lifelines
  • Stainless steel dorade guards.
  • Edson wheel
  • 36” stanchions
  • Main traveler (roller bearing control lines lead to the cockpit)


  • Amazing cockpit seats six
  • Hard dodger with handrails 2014
  • Bimini of Sunbrella
  • High combing and very safe and secure
  • Teak folding table , mostly stowed at home
  • Binnacle wheel steering
  • Carbon fiber wheel
  • While you might single hand, it is much better with two as most things are
  • Navigation in the cockpit via AP20, FI 50 and Maretron 250. Ha
  • Control lines for first two reefs in the cockpit
  • Main traveler (roller bearing control lines lead to the cockpit)
  • Cockpit shower! 10’ hose
  • Good cockpit drains
  • Swim platform, yeah!
  • Boarding ladder Yes!
  • Manual bilge pump down below
  • Cockpit enclosure
  • Spray curtains
  • Sun awning
  • Folding cockpit chairs

Ground Tackle:

  • Anchor pulpit with ocean going anchor lockdown
  • Stainless steel anchoring platform
  • Maxwell Nilson V-2200 windlass vertical rope/chain gypsy
  • 80 kg…Bruce-type anchor with G4 chain 3/8” 175’ plus 275’ of 7/8” rode
  • G4 is Grade 4 ACCO high strength
  • Secondary anchor: FX55
  • Storm anchor is Fortress FX125 stowed in bag
  • Fisherman 75# back up in bag
  • Anchor washdown hose
  • Jordan drogue


Mast, Rigging & Winches

  • Hall Spars mast, boom, spinaker pole (pulled and painted in 2015) and steering wheel (all composite)
  • 72’ bridge clearance
  • Swept back double spreaders 
  • Cutter rig with double spreaders
  • Rigging inspection 2015
  • Stainless standing rigging with Stalock terminals
  • Mid boom sheeting to Harken traveler with winches for adjustment
  • Vang is Schaefer Spring type controlled by port side winch
  • Preventor is a good offshore set up with an SS fitting at the bow led aft to a secondary winch in the cockpit which is attached to the boom end with secure boom end cleats
  • Harken downwind pole on mast track
  • Carbon Hall Spars downwind pole stowed on deck
  • Internal halyards with line stoppers
  • External spinnaker halyard
    Control lines in the cockpit include the main sheet, and reefs 1 and 2, traveler, and spinnaker lines
  • Line stoppers in the cockpit and on the mast replaced recently
  • Lazy Jacks new 2018
  • Schaefer Marine 4100 Roller Furled on the headsail
  • Staysail is hank on in bag and ready on deck


  • Two 3 speed Lewmar 65 ST primary sheet
  • Secondary winches: Two Lewmar 54
  • Mainsheet winch Lewmar 44 Electric
  • Mast winches: Two 40 SST halyard
  • Reefing Winch: Lewmar 44
  • Excellent winch care


Sail Inventory

  • Specified 1240 sq ft sail area
  • Mainsail : Quantum full batten with Batt Car track with extra roach for downwind speed with 3 reefs (2 reefs lead aft)
  • Lazy jacks system with Quantum sail cover
  • Boom hardware includes stoppers and cleats with reefing in the cockpit
  • Non Overlapping working jib
  • Code zero by North Sails with continuous furler!
  • Hank on staysail
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock
  • Storm jib
  • Storm Trysail
  • Loads of sail storage in the sail locker forward



  • Bimini with window (2014) (covers entire area between pilot house and arch) - with standing head room on the aft deck. Has side zippers
  • Sunbrella, mainsail cover (2018)
  • Full set of cockpit cushions. When in place wide seats can be used as sea berths
  • 4 large waterproof scatter cushions
  • Boom awning (2009), over the boom to top of the lifelines



  • Watertight compartments forward, aft and amidships
  • 4 electric bilge pumps with floats, one for each area with air switches and integral high water alarms
  • 1 additional bilge pump
  • No thru hulls in the main living area with water tight bulkheads surrounding
  • Four Type 1 PFDs
  • Horn
  • CO detector
  • High Water bilge alarm
  • Manual bilge pump below decks
  • Jacklines bow to stern
  • Lee cloths
  • GFCI outlets
  • Emergency tiller
  • Two MOM 8As with throw line
  • Life Raft stowed in canister
  • Ditchbag equipment


Additional Comments

The listing broker has inspected Crazy Horse and finds her to be in excellent condition. A vessel maintained to high standards by a dedicated and knowledgeable owner is a pleasure to represent. From every aspect this is a vessel to be appreciated; from the design to the build quality, to the equipment, and the proper care she has had.

Crazy Horse is well equipped with every piece of equipment that will make circumnavigation or just voyaging and living aboard a wonderful and comfortable experience.