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1974 Challenger Staysail Ketch

18 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

Holding Pattern is a 1974 Challenger 40′ staysail ketch, highly customized, and ready to go cruising immediately.

She has been lovingly cared for and it shows! She is very comfortable whether at anchor, at sea, ICW, or even the dock.

5.5′ draft, easy to cruise anywhere, anytime, no depth issues and extraordinarily stable at sea.

This is one of the most cruiser friendly boats on the market and a one-of-a-kind find for this price. Easy to singlehand as everything (headsail, staysail, mainsail, mizzen) is cockpit rigged for ease and safety.

She has circumnavigated as well as cruised the E US coast.

Holding Pattern is in exceptional A condition, tested bluewater cruiser.
All gear, electronics, and an amazing selection of cruising books stay, they belong to her, not us.

NEW 10’2″ dinghy AND NEW Yamaha 8hp outboard, both 2008!

Complete inventory, pictures, and stats available upon request. Asking $75,000 USD.

She is an amazing cruising sailboat with a proven history.

Please email or send a message for more information as this is only a small fraction.

Equipment on Board:

All sails replaced 2004, Canvas progressively 2(# removed), Running rigging 2(# removed), roller furling 2007, Acco 3/8 chain in 2006, Delta 55lb anchor in 2006, windlass gypsy in 2006, Awl-Grip hull and topsides with fantastic non-skid 2006, bottom job 2006, liferaft 2006, EPIRB, 2007, Garmin chartplotter, 2006, new prop 2007, ALL LED lights ( sensibulb in cabin & Dr. LED nav) fitted 2(# removed)…
100 gal fuel tank, 165 gal water capacity. 15 gal jerry both fuel and water.

Custom davits and stern platform. Two boarding ladders (one stainless, one custom stainless and teak)

This only scratches the surface!

Three 75-watt solar panels & wind generator – we never lack for power, plus a MASE generator for those off-days.
The table is custom built in Australia and a one of a kind design that raises to the ceiling or lowers into a queen-sized bed.
Full 6′ headroom throughout & 12′ beam so she is roomy.
Unique sail locker design keeps sails out of the living area and also houses the holding tank for the comfort of those aboard.
Custom permenant jack-line in cockpit.

110 VAC & 220 capability with both US & European electical sockets.

USCG safety inspection passed 7/2008 with compliments from the CG.

Challenger Staysail Ketch
Challenger Staysail Ketch
Challenger Staysail Ketch
Challenger Staysail Ketch
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