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1980 Gulfstar Sailmaster

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This yacht has a great layout of one large stateroom forward and the master stateroom aft. As you come down the companionway and enter the salon, the dedicated nav station is to starboard, a settee is forward on the starboard side. On the port side is storage and a nice dinette area. Since she is a Sailmaster, the salon is surrounded by large windows which allow plenty of light into the interior.

New r/c 16K BTU air conditioner for forward and aft cabins
16K BTU r/c air conditioner for salon

Going forward and down two steps is the galley. The galley reminds you more of a house than a sailboat. To the starboard side of the galley is the forward head which has a self contained shower area.

Continuing forward is the large forward stateroom with tons of storage.

Going aft from the salon, you go down two steps into the master stateroom. There is a large centerline queen berth which is surrounded by lockers, drawers and bookshelves so everything can be stored and your yacht can be kept “shipshape”.

On the starboard side of the master is a large aft head which also has a dedicated shower area.

These boats are known for their headroom. There is at least 6’2″ to 6’3″ standing headroom throughout.

This boat headliners was upgraded by the original owner to white formica panels which are easier to clean and a snap to remove if you need access behind them.

Equipment on Board:

This boat has had the engine upgraded to a Yanmar 4LHHTE. This is a 140 HP diesel which starts easily and runs quiet. She only has 1758 hours on her.

Electrical power is supplied by an Onan MDKD 8kW genset when you are away from the dock. The genset is in a sound enclosure to keep any sound to a minimum. She has 7519 hours on her and has a remote start panel at the nav station. The owner has recently replaced all hoses both cooling and fuel on the genset.

The owner changes the oil in both of these at 100 hour intervals.

These are both located under the salon sole with two large access panels that remove to give very easy access. This engine room is the cleanest I have ever seen on a boat of this vintage.

On the starboard side is a fuel polishing system that the owner uses to polish the fuel from the large 195 gallon main fuel tank into the 50 gallon day tank. The filters are valved so that it is very easy to change from one Racor to another. The fuel in the bowls of the filters looks extremely clean.

Deck and Hull
The decks on these boats a non-skid (no teak planking) for easy maintenance.

On the stern, the dingy lift is an electrically operated TNT Dingy lift which uses a platform to raise the entire dingy. It is rated at 1500#. This is about 3X the capacity of normal tube davits.

This platform serves as a great dive platform when you are anchored and are diving for lobsters or fish for dinner.

Up on the bow is an Ideal 12Vdc windlass (recently serviced) which has one anchor with 75′ chain and 3 strand rode and another anchor with 25′ chain with 3 strand rode. The owner has it set up to be able to easily add rode if the scope requires it.

The bottom was done in February 2010 before they returned to the US.

A life raft is mounted just forward of the cockpit on the starboard side in a cradle.

Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
Gulfstar Sailmaster
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