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  1. 1990 Adams 44

    October 19, 2012 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    Harrier is a heavily built and commissioned in 1990 by Dr. Hoosen at the Riverside Shipyard in Whangarai New Zealand. In the 90s NZ had a thriving ship building industry and built many fine yachts for the extremes of southern ocean sailing.
    This is a steel world cruiser rigged for single handed sailing in comfort and safety… Accommodations are ideal for the cruising couple but she has quarter berths and settee berthing for six and will sleep eight if using the full length cockpit…

    Open stern boarding platform, large secure deep cockpit, Low pilot house allowing full visibility from both cockpit and nav station, large open flush decks.
    Galley is up in the pilot house with the Nav station. Settee is down in main cabin with Kauri table over engine. Forward is a double Pullman berth and head and shower is in the bow aft of the anchor locker…..

    Hull: 44′ 13m loa 12’6″ beam semi finn keel for low drag and underwater hard chine for shoulder stability under sail. Relatively flat hull plates extend from near the bow almost to the transom providing racing sled like performance off the wind… Joe Adams also designed this cruising hull with a high bow and a lot of beautiful sheer. Harrier can be driven hard into a head sea while remaining dry and sea kindly… Steering is provided by a skeg hung rudder and rack and pinion stainless wheel… Large rudder is hung directly behind large 3blade prop for superior handling and backing..

    Hull is fitted out in 516 Stainless steel, Bow pulpit, lifelines and stanchions, toe rail ,rub rails, handholds, radar arch are all welded stainless

    Power: 70hp Ford diesel giving 1(# removed) nautical mile range @ 6-7 knots/h. Harrier will clock 10knots full throttle with a clean bottom…

    Equipment on Board:

    Electronics:
    Radar Ratheon 32mile gimballed antenna on ss arch to maintain range when under sail…
    GPS Furuno GP system with cockpit repeater for navigation,speed , tracking
    Depth sounder Furuno with cockpit repeater w/ alarms
    Autopilot Simrad /Robertson under deck direct drive interfaced to GPS and navigating at nav station…
    Single sideband marine radio and auto tuner
    Marine vhf
    Something very unique in a cruising yacht:
    Harrier is equipped with Forward Looking Sonar. Harrier can “see” up to 300 meters in front and side while under way…Reef and bottom are visible well before you get there, using the phased array under hull transducer and the Interphase sonar system.

    Galley area:
    3 burner propane Stainless steel gimballed stove with lg. oven
    Refrigerator stainless steel double wall eutectic.
    Freezer stainless steel double wall eutectic will hold 150-200 lbs and make ice..
    Microwave oven
    Double stainless steel sink w/ hot and cold pressure water..
    More than ample over counter shelves for stowage, 3 pull out drawers for spice silverware etc. Under counter stowage for pots pans and dry goods…
    Tip out garbage/wast bin under sink….

    More to list———————

    Ground Tackle: Lawarence 6000lb windless
    180m 12mm/1/2” chain This is very heavy duty adds great stability while at anchor…
    Bruce anchor, this is the style used on the oil rigs
    Force storm anchor, bury this one deep in the mud for storm anchoring
    Danforth 2nd backup anchor

    Safety equipment:
    6man life raft
    Sea anchor and tether
    Spare anchor lines
    Storm tri radial mainsail
    Stern drogue
    Epirb
    jack lines
    Inflatable life vests
    harness
    overboard rescue system

    Equipment:
    Fleming windvane self steering system
    Honda 220v 2kw generator
    Yamaha 15hp outboard
    Deck mounted air conditioning
    Forced air cabin heating system
    Wind generator
    Spinnaker pole

    Spares:
    Starter, alternator ,water pumps belts etc.
    Full set of sails and running rigging
    Spare replacement standing rigging..
    etc
    etc
    etc

    As you can see selling Harrier is a work in progress. The replacement value for this class of steel cruiser is now well over 500k US (look at Waterline 43). I have yet to fully evaluate the current market to establish “fair value”but would think this will end somewhere above $180K. At the time Ill just say I am Open to offers I am interested that she keep cruising…..

    My wife says she wants a new Motorhome gerrrrr 🙂