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Old 04-24-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
City: San Diego
Country: usa
Join Date: Apr 2015
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Turn Key Vagabond 47 - Trade for Trawler

After cruising full time for the last five years from Canada to Galapagos, we would like to try the trawler life for a while.
Absolutely loaded and turn key, ready to go anywhere. 20 tons of Bluewater Cadillac.

Year: 1982
Maker: BlueWater Yachts
Model: Vagabond
LOA: 55'
LOD: 47'
LWL: 36'
Beam: 13' 5"
Draft: 5'5"
Keel Type: Full, Long keel
Rig: Masthead Ketch
Designer: Bill Garden

All aluminum professionally constructed pilothouse w/fully encloseable weather panels and
vented heat
1 1/2" Stainless Steel Handrails (as oppose to lifelines)
304 ss Stainless Steel water tanks ( 350 gal )
Aluminum fuel tanks (225 gal).
Aluminum proper boarding ladder (folds against side when not in use.)

Deck Boxes ( Propane storage, ground tackle, etc )

"New" John Deere 4045 80 hp ( 2k hours ) diesel.
( SUPER EFFICIENT .5 gallon hour @ 1,000 RPM - .9 gallon @ 1,500 RPM )
Soundproofed engine room
Dual Racor filters w/ vacuum gauge
RCI Water/Impurity Remover
Borg/Warner Transmission
Entec West Genset ( 1800 hrs) w/sound enclosure
Kubota Genset with 200 amp alternator/regulator

Aqualarm Systems Bilge/Oil/Flow/Temp/Fire Alarms

Wabasto Diesel fired thermostat controlled heat system
3500 watt Freedon Inverter/140 watt battery charger
Xantrex 40 amp battery charger
25 gph Village Marine watermaker
600 watts solar ith Blue Sky Solar regulator
8 Trojan T-120 batteries
High output alternator w/ Balmar Smart Charge regulator (125 amps @1000 RPM)

Raymarine electonics ( 2011 ), C120 Widescreen Chartplotter/ 48 mile Radar
Raymarine C-120 Widescreen
Raymarine ST 60+ Graphic
Raymarine ST 60+ Speed
Raymarine ST 60+ TriData
Raymarine ST 60+ Wind
Garmin GMI20 NMEA2K Multi Display Unit
Icom AIS
Garmin Fishfinder
Nexus electronic autopilot
Raymarine electronic autopilot
Ultrasonic digital wind/barometer/temp sensor on masthead
Bullett HP Long Range Wifi w/ onboard router

Monitor WindVane

Splendide Washer/Dryer
Large aft-cabin w/Queen size bed
Workshop w/aluminum-topped bench, vice, drill press, tools
2 heads/showers

LED running lights
LED spreader lights

Refinished teak decks (2012)

Lots of ground tackle (600 feet 3/8 chain, 90 lb Delta anchor, 65 CQR, 45 lb Danforth)
Electric Maxwell Liberty electric windlass

Sony Bravia 42" TV
LG 20" TV in aft cabin
Media Player
New upholstery
Long range Bullett Wifi antenna on the mizzen w/ router
12v Ships computer w/touchscreen monitor loaded w/ charts, etc
110v/12v/USB plugs throughout
High Output Stereo w/ JBL speakers
Drop down/Fold up Desk Top
(2) 20 lb Aluminum Propane Tanks
BBQ Grill
Lots of fans throughout
High Quality Bilge Switches w/ Heavy Duty Pumps

2 slide out Stainless Steel fridges
Large freezer
3 Burner Princess Stainless Steel Stove w/ Oven
SeaGull Drinking Water Filter system

Complete roller furling...main/mizzen/headsail/staysail...no need to leave the cockpit.
Assymetrical Spinnaker

New Mizzen rigging and chainplates (2012)
Mast steps main/mizzen

(6) Self-tailing winches

Lots of teak and tons of storage. Amazing headroom.

Icom 604 VHF with Cockpit Remote Mic.
Exterior Loud Hailer
Icom 802 SSB w/ Pactor III modem for emails/weather/communication

$5,000 Autoprop propellar w/ line cutter.

Night Watch Cockpit Alarm
Aqualarm Safery Systems Alarms ( bilge, fire, temp, waterflow, etc )

Recently serviced 6-man liferaft
Man Overboard pole w/ Rescue Collar and Strobe
Life Sling
10 Lifejackets
Jacklines / Tethers

10 ft Caribe hard bottom dink w/ 15 hp Yamaha Four Stroke
Inflatable Kayak

Interior and cockpit dimmable LED rope lighting.
Sensibulb LED night lighting and Alpenglow lamps.

Tons of spare parts and additional equipment...
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:43 AM   #2
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Wow!! Very nice .Love those Bill Garden boats .

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Old 04-24-2015, 08:55 AM   #3
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WOW!! What a sail plan! These are great boats. What a beauty.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:05 AM   #4
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That is a beautiful boat! Are you sure you want to trade it???
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:28 AM   #5
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Only because we are not able to afford two boats and we would like to explore the PNW. After 5 years of beaches and sunshine, we are ready for something new. ( I think )

We left Galapagos back in February for Easter Island...800 miles south we got water in the fuel ( crappy Ecuadorian diesel ) and the injector pump went out on the John Deere. Needless to say...It was a long sail back to Mexico for repairs...39 days.

So there is also a brand new injector pump, injectors and "water in fuel" alarm.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:38 AM   #6
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Turn Key Vagabond 47 - Trade for Trawler

A literal "dreamboat"... Very nice.

This poem is fitting IMO:

Aspirations are dreams which are still in the making
nothing unreal not massaged or faking
truth to be told in the years that fly by
a vision in the mist holding in your minds eye
what's been and gone has left one alone
memories to hold with others to be thrown
cast away as autumnal leaves
which crumble to dust then vanish on the breeze
the window is open so take in the view
look to the future and starting anew
nothing is impossible as hope is retrieved
oceans can be crossed and dreams be believed

by Charles Beaty
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:28 AM   #7
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Welcome aboard.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:11 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Pack Mule View Post
Wow!! Very nice .Love those Bill Garden boats .
We do as well love Bill Garden's work. Our next trip up the East Coast a prime place we must go is Mystic Seaport and see the William Garden Collection.

William Garden

I should note too that the set up of the Garden collection there was accompanied by a very sizable donation from Orin Edson (Bayliner, Pacific Mariner, Westport) who was probably his biggest fan. Of course many of the plans also came from Edson who had saved them.

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