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  1. 2004 ETAP 39S

    October 19, 2012 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    ETAP 39S
    www.etapyachting.com
    Only manufacturer of large unsinkable sailboats
    2 berth version with thrid berth converted to shower and very large storage area

    Equipment on Board:

    The yacht is an ETAP 39S built in 2004. I sailed her across the Atlantic in 2005, and am returning her to the states. The ETAP 39S is certified unsinkable, and she is outfitted with all offshore safety equipment available, to include Iridium voice and data, 2 x EPIRBs, radar, RL 70 CRC, autopilot, gale sail, sea anchor and drogue, etc. Also with genniker.


  2. 2003 ETAP 32s

    October 5, 2011 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    2003 Cruising World Boat of the Year winner for innovation: vertical steering system, tandem keel, and unsinkability.
    Unsinkable construction certified by Bureau Veritas and by the French Merchant Marine. CE category A. Etap yachts are built with double hulls. The space between the two hulls (decks as well) is injected with high-buoyancy closed-cell polyurethane foam. The distribution is precisely calculated the assure the correct buoyancy, stability, and positive flotation without compromising the living spaces.

    According to Sail magazine, “Sail judges were impressed with enough other aspects of the boat, particularly its performance under sail, that unsinkability becomes almost a moot point.”

    According to Blue Water Sailing magazine, “The philosophy of the company (Etap) has been to adopt the best innovations in materials, design, and manufacturing techniques. Unlike many production builders, each boat is built by a team or work cell that is responsible for building a specific boat from start to finish. It is a production method used by Saab and Volvo among automobile manufacturers, and it results in a finished product that carries the pride and craftsmanship of true modern shipwrights.”

    Not only are Etap yachts unsinkable, meaning they will float when fully flooded, but in order to achieve this certification, they must also be maneuverable and able to recover from a 90 degree knockdown even when fully flooded. There are several documented instances of fully flooded Etap sailboats actually sailing and motoring to safety.
    Located in Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Equipment on Board:

    Interior
    Refrigerator
    2 burner stove with oven
    Dual sinks/corian counter tops
    Webasto heater
    Water heater with pressurized water
    Head with shower, fresh water shower to cockpit
    Electric and manual bilgepumps
    Starter and house batteries
    6 bunks in 2 cabins and main cabin

    Exterior
    Etap Vertical Tiller
    Shallow draft tandem keel
    Plow anchor on roller, manual windlass, 80 ft chain and 50 ft line
    Cabin dodger (used with cruising main)
    Lazy jack system with integrated sail bag for main

    Electronics
    Icom VHF with DSC
    Raymarine Chartplotter
    Stereo with Sirius Satellite Radio and 6 disc changer
    Raymarine Autohelm with remote control
    Depth/Speed/Temp
    Windex with digital and analog regular and close hauled display
    Digital and Analog compass displays
    Raymarine Tridata display

    Sails
    Cruising main (3 reef points)
    Cruising genoa (150%)
    Racing Main (3 reef points)
    Racing Genoa 3DL (148%)
    #3 Jib
    Storm Jib
    0.5oz and 0.75oz symmetrical spinnakers
    Carbon Fiber spinnaker pole
    Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with spinnaker sock
    Aluminum adjustable whisker pole

    Rigging
    Selden aluminum rig
    7/8 Fractional with 2 sets swept back spreaders, baby stay, and adjustable backstay
    Furlex roller furler headstay
    Removable Inner headstay for storm jib
    Adjustable spinnaker pole track
    All control lines lead to cockpit for shorthanded sailing including reef lines

    Brokers Comments
    This is the only Etap 32 currently offered for sale in North America. Only one owner and always fresh water sailed in Lake Michigan. Steel cradle is included.


  3. 1986 ETAP 30 unsinkable

    October 5, 2011 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    Boat is in Isla Mujeres, Mex.
    Wood inside needs some maintanance, a new watertank if needed, we sailed without it and a new floor the wood is allread bought and at the marina. The rest is in quite good condition, just needs a bit of work and then sail in the caribbean….

    Equipment on Board:

    New Raymarine Autopilot, 2 Year old Hummingbird Chart Plotter including Navionics Chart for southern USA, the entire caribbean and central america. A Zodiac Dinghy and a lot of other little things.