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1979 TradeWinds Marine CA USA T55 – masthead cutter rigged sailboat

19 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

www.toujoursete.com
VESSEL Name: Toujours Eté
She was designed as a coastal and offshore cruising vessel. No matter what your dream is: live aboard, day cruise, overnight cruise, charter, go around the world: she is the perfect vessel… large enough to be very comfortable but you can still sail her by yourself… a perfect combination of comfort and lots of real speed (built under the old CCA rules considered “a rule beater” because of the 38 feet water line)

factoid:
Toujours Eté was built in 1979 for the Beach Boys. She still has quite a few of the original “specials” such as a piano and a jacuzzi….

Some specs:
Cruising: 10 Kt.
Hull Construction: Fiberglass reinforced plasctic.
Deck Construction: Fiberglass reinforced plastic sandwich/Balsa Core/Teak.
Cabin Constructions: Fiberglass reinforced plastic sandwich/Balsa Core.

Sleeps 8 in 3 stateroom and 2 settees. The master stateroom is aft with head, sink, shower and king-size bed. There are 2 additional guest stateroom and 1 additional guest head with sink, and jacuzzi / shower.
Note also the following features: drapes, cushions, linens, dinette, table, sofa, 7 ft. headroom, helm seat.Sleeps 8 in 3 stateroom and 2 settees. The master stateroom is aft with head, sink, shower and king-size bed. There are 2 additional guest

ENGINE:
Yanmar Turbo Diesel 170Hp – 4 cylinders (1996 model 4LHDTE Turbo – probably less than 150 hours) – Yanmar gearbox – 1.5 inch stainless (packless seal) shaft – fixed 3 blades 22 in. (approx.) diameter propeller.

Equipment on Board:

refrigerator (cold plate), Freezer (cold plate – deep freeze), Hille-Range 3 burner stove & oven (propane), Xintex S-2A Propane & Fume Detector, water heater (electric & engine heat exchange), pressure water system, double sink in galley, hot water also heated by generator or inverter, saltwater and fresh water pump in galley, (both electrical and manual pressure water). Telephone connections to chart table and rear berth.
Heart Interface Freedom 25 Inverter (12V DC to 110V AC)
Next Step 12P Regulator
Xantrex Link10 Battery monitor (one for the engine battery, one for the house batteries)
Xantrex PathMaker Battery automated switch
3 Solar Panels with Pro Star 30 Solar Charger Controller
2 Samsung 171MP LCD 21” flat screen (one in main area, second in aft master cabin)
Raymarine RC530 Ray Chart (color)
Raytheon RL80C Radar (color)
Raytheon Electronic Compass
Raytheon ST60 TriData
Raytheon ST60 Wind
Raytheon ST 60 AutoPilot
JBL GT600 Amplifier with 4 speakers
2 handheld Mistral 5W VHF Marine Radio
1 handheld Garmin GPS Marine Map 76
Electrical System: 12 Volt (DC), 110 Volt (AC), 220 Volt (AC), Onan 8KW generator (20 hours max.), 10 batteries with parallel switch, automatic batter

TradeWinds Marine CA USA T55 - masthead cutter rigged sailboat
TradeWinds Marine CA USA T55 - masthead cutter rigged sailboat
TradeWinds Marine CA USA T55 - masthead cutter rigged sailboat
TradeWinds Marine CA USA T55 - masthead cutter rigged sailboat
I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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