About this Sailboat:
This boat was created to be the best shoal draft, performance racer/cruiser, capable, affordable and trailerable sailboat available. This is what you would create if you had the time to take an existing hull form with an attractive deck and make a modern, sea-kindly, trailerable, performance racer/cruiser. This boat is NOT a jury-rigged Santana; it is a completely updated boat with a modern sail plan and systems to keep her light and fast. This boat is a Sport Boat when you want to race with your buds and can be sailed with your family where you seek out a quiet cove for the kids to swim. It’s a powerful performer, yet possible to cruise single-handed with ease.
This boat was last sailed on the Chesapeake Bay, November 2011. It is a Sport Boat, as determined by the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association, and holds a current PHRF certificate. Still, it has a lovely, clean, open, cutty cabin with galley and head, has outstanding shoal draft capabilities, has excellent performance upwind and down, and is very capable for lake, bay and near shore sailing. This boat has received extensive attention to detail during its five years of updating and reconfiguration (concurrent with sail trials, races and adventure cruising) to be an outstanding example of a very capable, easily-trailerable, racer/cruiser. This boat will outperform and out shine all others in her class. This boat can win races, or just be the very first to the anchorage. Outside, she has a aft-raked, fractional, Grand Prix rig, fresh mylar laminate sails (including a flat top main and 104% roller furling jib – both always rolled), a removable bow sprit, a large asymmetrical spinnaker, dual running backstays, wide walk-around decks, cockpit cushions and a folding bimini. Inside, this boat sleeps four, has excellent cushions in the v-berth and quarter berths, a cooler and a resounding MP-3 four-speaker stereo. Full-sized bicycles stow in the quarter berths. This boat is only offered for sale because the Seller plans to use a multihull with its larger deck to train Sea Scouts.
Equipment on Board:
Large Grand Prix laminate mainsail with full length battens, custom cars and three deep slab reefs, excellent, 2008; 104% laminate jib, excellent, 2008; fresh asymmetric spinnaker; removable bow sprit with Spectra stays; moveable, variable water ballast for powerful righting moment; unique gravity water ballast transfer system used prior to tacking (15 seconds); Spectra running backs; excellent condition all systems, parts, finishes and cushions; completely optimized for performance racing/cruising – all systems and components updated to 21st century sailboat designs; premium foam core construction, Spectra halyards and lifelines; Raymarine electronics: GPS chartplotter, dual wind instruments, depth, speed, ST-1000 autopilot; excellent trailer; canvas covers; insect screens; 2008 6HP Nissan 4-stroke; many safety upgrades; numerous structural, performance enhancements and weight reductions; bright cabin with galley and head with privacy curtain; cooler/bench; custom NACA 0012 rudder and centerboard; shoal draft 20″; people that see this boat are amazed; $34,000 in materials to build (receipts to prove it); 1,000 hours labor; faster than most 40 foot cruising monohulls and faster than J-24; PHRF 153 144(NS); custom electrical system with AGM battery and solar charge controller; 100% LED lighting inside and out; lightweight, reliable composite chain plates; 14# Delta anchor with 220′ of 7/16″ rode (black); 32′ aluminum mast, custom; roller furling jib, Facnor; roller furling main, custom; single-handed mast raising and lowering system; search YouTube for Santana 2023X; leave phone message – due to my job I can be out of phone range for 48 hours; email ok; references available to verify what I offer here is real and exactly how I’ve described. There’s nothing like this boat in its class…I’ve looked.