A VERY rare offering at this price range of US$280,000, this great looking, fast, comfortable, four stateroom yacht was designed for offshore passagemaking. Designed by Guy Dumas and owned by conscientious owners, she is easy to handle by two.
She'll race long distance or easily and luxuriously become the host of the party.
Dive gear and compressor are conveniently located in the transom for easy access. Her centerboard hull configuration opens up harbors not available to deep draft vessels. AND She has four staterooms and four heads, a superb cockpit configuration and a swim platform for easy access with supplies and groceries; she has great deck space for lounging, a tremendous salon-galley area, easily managed electronics, low maintenance exterior, large newer, 2004 Volvo diesel, and other recent upgrades including new batteries and new sails and new electronics in 2017, 2018.
She has recently enjoyed a series of refits, and offers new owners successful, easy ownership: dependability coupled with exhilaration, great looks coupled with brute strength, pride, fun, comfort and safety in a real sailing yacht easily handled by one person.
For sale only due to a change in the owner's plans. Available on land.
DO NOT MISS THIS YACHT. Once sold, she will be lost to you!
Contact Dana Davidson for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-965-1684 or Nestor Rigual at 727-773-6600, email@example.com.
AVALANCHE has an impressively voluminous and comfortable interior layout with many areas to enjoy, talk, live, play cards, dine. With four staterooms and four heads (sleeps 8), a lovely large salon and galley, a well equipped nav station, work shop area and an outstanding cockpit that must be seen and felt to have any sense of appreciation, she is ideal for the cruise of a lifetime, long distance racing or shorthanded sailing. She's even easy to day sail with one person controlling the whole event.
She is very comfortable at sea and under current ownership has been making the round trip from Jamestown RI, to Antigua every year since 1998.
LAYOUT PLAN Starting from the bow:
A STORAGE LOCKER is located in the foc's'l, just aft the anchor locker. The shed, as it can be called due to the incredible volume, is large and well organized. It is accessed via a large Goiot hatch. A ladder leads below and there are areas available for storage of sails, lines, fenders, etc.
MASTER STATEROOM: Next aft is the master stateroom. The extraordinary and large master stateroom fits well for long distance cruisers and liveaboard. A centerline queen berth with storage below and outboard, drawers, lockers, storage spaces are only a few of the great characteristics of the cabin; there is plentiful light and ventilation from the deck hatch.
There is a lovely en suite head with shower stall and large lockers. The shower stall and head are in separate compartments allowing privacy and flexibility, not to mention great convenience.
TWO GUEST STATEROOMS: Next aft are two very spacious linen closets, and then following that, there are identical guest staterooms, one to port, the other to starboard each with en suite heads and showers. The starboard cabin has a fold down berth from the fore and aft bulkhead allowing for an additional berth, thus three berths in that cabin.
The beds in each may be converted to either two singles, or a large full berth, by the addition of built in fillers. Both options are shown in accompanying photos.
SALON, DINETTE, GALLEY: The salon and galley are next aft and the salon to port has a U shaped settee with dining table that opens from cocktail to dining room size. The table swivels to allow easy access to the outboard sitting areas and to facilitate food service. The galley is to starboard and has the necessary equipment to create gourmet meals. It has a huge refrigerator and freezer and often guests remark that they have not seen as large a frig on a 60 foot sailing yacht. Additionally, there is a deep freeze aft of the navigation station.
AFT CABIN: The aft cabin is located aft of the galley, to starboard. There is a double berth and en suite head and integral shower.
NAVIGATION STATION, TOOL STORAGE: Aft to port is the excellent forward facing Navigation station. There is a desk and separate chart area above the freezer (inboard of the passageway), electrical panels for DC and AC systems, lockers, storage areas, a tool area along with generator access and access to the steering cockpit.
Extensively equipped with advanced navionics and chart plotting ability including B&G digital color radar, computer system, large displays for navigation gear, internet, Wi-Fi, Zeus full suite Triton instrumentation, which are also at the helm, communications gear including SSB and VHF and Fleet 33 Satellite communications equipment. There are two autopilots with impressively engineered cross over capability and durable welded mounts. She also has an AIS System to identify and broadcast ships information. There are custom MOB and bilge pump control systems, full electrical panel and more. Very impressive for a 60 footer.
Avalanches electrical systems have been extensively re-fit with advanced very well thought out electrical systems. This allows independent, self reliant living.
Her DC ship's system power supply is from eight, 8-D AGM batteries, with six of the batteries doubled in series to create 24V system, allowing for voltage to travel farther thus more efficient, yielding ultra high capacity.
Air conditioning is thru a chilled water loop running throughout the yacht yielding efficient powerful cooling capability needed for tropics cruising with individual air conditioning fans over cooling coils in each cabin with the advantage of controls. This is far more efficient and effective a system than to have individual air handler units in each cabin.
Her 50/60Hz electrical system has in series inverters to allow quiet time aboard without generators and when more power is required, a 12kW Northern Lights generator creates massive power for the yacht. Output is both 50 and 60hz. House batteries were new and upgraded in 2018. Engine and generator starting batteries in 2018.
Aluminum deck. TDS Teak deck overlay -- recently painted and re-planked OVER thickness, for extra durability and longevity, (2004), resealed fittings, deck painted with "Ceramco" ceramic preparation system which dramatically increases longevity and finish than painted with Awlgrip.
Aluminum hull with very strong interior stringer system painted Matterhorn white awlgrip. Keel has Centerboard, allowing access to shallow locations.
New head sails in 2017. Yankee and staysail compliment the excellent sailplan of the yacht. It should also be noted that she is easily sailed shorthanded or by light crew. With an easily handled Electric Hood Stoway Main sail furling system rebuilt with ProFurl systems. ProFurl furlers on the headstays, push-button sailing is achieved with ease--by two. One qualified sailor can sail the boat with an auto pilot while trimming sails.
Large 140 lb. CQR anchor and 200 feet of 1/2 inch chain (Chain new in 2011) are mounted on a strong Lofrans electric windlass, making anchoring easy and secure. Avalanche has a large cockpit that can comfortably seat as many as 10. Her swim platform also serves as a convenient dock making delivering groceries or baggage at anchor an easy task. Dive bottles are stored in a locker in the transom and are easily filled in place with the dive compressor stored in the lazarette.
Fabulously equipped for offshore sailing and extensive cruising, AVALANCHE is not only capable, fast and sea worthy, but she defines style and panache. More than just that, she is superbly comfortable and well thought out. Her strong hull handles what many lesser yachts would never attempt. Her motion is more suggestive of a ship than a yacht and she possesses stability, security and comfort few in her class can match. She is easily sailed by two, paramount in the owners thinking when purchased. The owners confidently and easily solo extensively in the North and South Atlantic.
Great condition and in beautiful shape. She has been upgraded significantly by knowledgeable owners, and is turnkey, ready to cross oceans. With so many new systems, items, upgrades, additions, re-engineering, she has been brought into the 21st century with the beauty and style of the past. She is a significant yacht VERY worthy of consideration and may not be around for long given her pedigree, age, size, layout, capabilities and superb value.
Neither brokers nor owner offer warranty's of any kind. It is the buyers responsibility to hire competent marine surveyors to assess the fit and fitness of the vessel. All inventory is stated on the listing and any item not listed should be considered excluded from the inventory of the vessel.