length overall (LOA): 35 make / manufacturer: Bruce Bingham / Southwind Yachts model name / number: Anastasia propulsion type: sail year manufactured: 1980
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35' Southwind Double Ender, Cutter Rigged *** Bruce Bingham - Anastasia (similar to WESTSAIL)
Selling our beloved "Desperado" - a unique, beautiful, bluewater cruiser made by Southwind Yachts in Northern California. The design is very similar to a Westsail, very spacious, solid build.
THE BOAT IS LOCATED AT CHULA VISTA MARINA AND THE SLIP IS TRANSFERRABLE
> She is ~35 ft LOA
> Beam = 11 ft, 2 in
> Tons of headroom down below - I am 6'4" and have plenty of clearance. Very spacious for her length.
Well maintained and customized with gorgeous, warm, classic wood interior. My wife and I had grand plans for this boat, but two young babies later we can't justify keeping her given how little we make time to sail. Buyer should plan to haul out and bottom paint.
*Sails restitched and have not been used since we received them back from Doyle/Kettenhofen (Newport Beach).
*Incredibly detailed, meticulous records as kept by previous owner, including comprehensive marine survey conducted in 1995. Desperado has only been sailed in San Diego Bay since the survey. Survey Analysis Report summary is copied below and the original, full survey is available to review (see photos).
*Volvo Penta MD17C Diesel (35hp) - Fires right up and runs well. It was just checked by Volvo mechanic at Admiralty Marine.
Brand new starter battery.
Electrical, plumbing etc work well.
The old fuel tanks are below the floorboards and we have abandoned them due to suspected leak. The engine currently runs off an auxiliary portable fuel tank.
This is a really great boat that would be an outstanding live-aboard as is, or excellent cruiser with some reasonable TLC.
Here is a link to learn more about the design:
Surveyor's Analysis Report (1995):
"General Remarks: Bottom of vessel has been completely stripped to fiberglass with 7 layers of new fiberglass and vinylester resin added during keel modification. four coats of epoxy barrier coating were then applied, finished off with 2 coats of high quality bottom paint; new rudder post and shaft designed by naval architect, are extremely strong and are of stainless steel with proper bushings at contact points.
On deck, double lifelines provide good security while at sea; below, joinery is very good with teak and holly sole; Vee berth is on large size with ample storage. Head, located on port side is of good size, with manual toilet, stainless steel sink, shower and 25 gal. holding tank. On deck access plate for sumpout facilities.
Vessel is strongly constructed, hull is hand laid fiberglass, hull to deck joint is of higher quality and design, as is found in better built boats. Bessel shows well and maintenance is performed continuously as per owners scheduled time frames. Deck has high toerails for safety, as well as good molded non-skid. All winches, high quality and more than adequate size. Bow pulpit has solidly built stainless steel bow railings, stanchions are through-bolted through deck with proper backing plates. All bronze port lights are gasketed, with dog hatches and safety glass, hydraulic transmission has new lines, all water lines are double clamped, cockpit has ample drainage, keel has been modified to allow for new skeg and rudder properly designed and constructed by naval architect and qualified craftsman."
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