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In my last post, I mentioned that Peace would be for sale this spring. Well, now she is so if you are interested, please contact me right away. Next week we will sign up with a broker and he charges 8%.
Neville and I have been working over the winter to clear our things out of Peace IV and we are impressed with the carrying capacity of the boat and the hoarding ability of ourselves! The boat came up about 4 or 5 inches and, although she always had a good turn of speed, I would expect her to be quite fast now! The bilges were epoxy coated from new according to the plans and then varnished so it has been interesting and reassuring to see them empty again, all in good shape, and about as they were back in the building shed.
The price will be $134,950 US which is what you and I would call 135k. Peace is at the dock currently while we continue cleaning and doing little odd jobs and enjoying the pleasant warm sunshine and good friends we have met here at the marina. This is Peace's first time at a marina since her launch back in 2002 and we must admit is quite pleasant and sociable. It is a rural location up a river and around the corner in a small creek here in Eastern North Carolina.
We had planned to sail Peace south as usual for the winter last autumn, but discovered that Nev's balance was not good enough for him to do any deck work with the boat in motion and I am not prepared to single hand such a large boat at my age. We did have over 50,000 safe and enjoyable miles and lots of fun living aboard so we really can't complain. It is fortunate that we now have a house we can live in full time now and when Peace sells, we will buy a smaller boat that I can single hand and that has a pilot house for Nev to keep safe in while he navigates. Nothing is permanent in this life and we do enjoy this part of our lives and just want to be safe and laid back now. Nev is pushing 80. I think something around 30 feet will be best. Maybe a sailboat and maybe not. We will see. We start Tai Chi classes tomorrow to improve his balance so he will be safe aboard and able to use the dinghy safely.
The list of equipment is long and so I will just highlight a few things here:
New Pro Furl roller furler for the head sail 2014
New sail cover (Stack Pack style) 2014
New halyards 2014
New electric panel 2014
New battery for windlass 2014
New mattress owner's cabin 2014
As far as we know, Peace is structurally sound, but she does need paint. We had planned to paint Peace in the Bahamas last year, but had to quit because of a family problem. Then we did not go south this year either. So if you can just wield a paint brush, this would be a good deal for someone who does not want to build the whole boat. I am quite sure you could not build a Tiki 46 using okume (gaboon) marine plywood and all top grade materials ready to cross an ocean for 135 thousand dollars today. Just the materials would cost that much and still, you would have to paint your home built boat. So save yourself some work and buy this one and paint it.
The sails were overhauled 2014 and are in very good condition, the engines are four years old and reliable 20 hp Yamahas, and there are all LED lights, the blocks are mostly Garhauer and the shackles are mostly Wichard. A fine Monitor windvane is on her stern with a clever set up for maintaining compass setting. A powerful autohelm works fine from the wheel. There is an 80 pound Monson Supreme anchor, 200 ft 5/16 high test chain and about 200 ft multiplait nylon rode backing that. The windlass is Ideal and was custom made for our boat. There is a 60 pound secondary anchor and similar chain and rode. A deck water collection works fine. Four AGM 105Ah house - engine batteries are fed by four large solar panels. A refrigerator - freezer has its own battery, regulator, and two large solar panels. Many spares.
Registered in UK therefor European Union VAT paid. Also US duty paid. So this boat already has two "passports".
I could go on and on, but if you are interested, just contact us and let us show you the boat.
All the best, Ann and Nev