If you could only use one word to summarise this boat, then the word undoubtedly would be "Pretty" Other words would be functional, stable, sea-worthy, stately, beamy but she is without a doubt a very very pretty boat. You would also be forgiven for thinking at first glance she was a Grand Banks due to her flared bow and aft deck. The reason for this is that the builder and designer of this boat are Havorsen and Kong, and Joseph Kong was the production director for Grand Banks, in charge of production when at the American Marine yard in Singapore.
This Island Gypsy 32 is typical of the "Trawler Yacht" class with her hard chined hull, broad beam and fine entry making her a very comfortable ride in a sea way.
GRP constructed hull with simulated carvel hull in white. White GRP super structure with toughened glass windows in wheelhouse. Teak laid upper helm, cockpit and side decks all add that touch of class and durability.
The interior is finished to a very high standard with parquet style flooring and excellent cabinet work. The saloon is bright and comfortable with seating dining area to starboard and full linear galley to port. The galley features a full 4 burner hob with oven and grill, stainless steel sink and front opening fridge.
The vessel can sleep 5 persons in comfort. Large double berth in fore cabin for the owners and the afore mentioned dining area converts to a sizeable double with single opposite on port side. Large heads with shower and a huge wardrobe cum storage area opposite.
Vessel powered by twin Ford Lehman Super 90's which have been fitted with turbos to increase horse power to 115 each side. She will sit happily all day at 7 knots burning a measly 2 gallons per hour. Comprehensive navigation package including GPS/Plotter, Radar, Autopilot and sounders.
This would suit the couple keen to embark on long range cruising. Viewing highly recommended.
The saloon can be entered from the cockpit at the rear or through the sliding door next to the helm. The space is light thanks to the large panoramic windows. These are fitted with curtains for night time use. Due to there only being one dedicated sleeping cabin it means that the living space for during the day is massive. The seating area in the saloon can sit eight persons with ease. The saloon table, that doubles as an infill for the occasional double berth, extends thanks to the fold out leaves. The floor is carpeted for comfort but hides a beautiful parquet style floor. For those of you who cant do without a bit of background noise there is a TV with DVD capability. This can be used through the inverter.
The galley is to port and has large tiled work surfaces. Gas fuelled, 4-burner hob with oven and grill that wouldn't look out of place in a house. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water and a 12/220V fridge with separate ice compartment. Storage is plentiful for cutlery, crockery, condiments and pots and pans allowing extended periods afloat.
The "Owners" stateroom is in the bow and features an offset double berth to starboard. full standing headroom and windows port and starboard let in lots of light. Below the bunk are several drawers including a dedicated chart drawer. Plentiful storage for books and the like in hull mounted cubby holes and shelves.
Large heads with marine toilet fitted with diverter valve for holding tank. Sink with mirror above. Shower with curtain and pump out facility. Hot and cold pressurised water. Water is heated by the port engine when under way or by the colorifier when attached to shore power. Opposite heads is the large wardrobe with shelves for storing an abundance of clothing.
The interior fit out is what you would expect from craftsmen from the far east. The teak materials used are of excellent quality. 12V lighting throughout.
This Motor yacht is designed and equipped for safe boating. Included in the sale are:
Navigation Aids Lower Helm:
Northstar Explorer VHF with DSC
additional Hand Held VHF
Furuno LS600 Depth/Fish finder
Philips AP stand alone GPS
Autohelm 600 autopilot
Standard Horizon GPS/Chartplotter CP180
Autohelm rudder indicator
Bennet trim tab indicators
Navigation Aids Upper Helm:
Chartplotter (old unit)
Clock and Barometer
Engine room fire suppression system
2x Electric automatic bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
4- Man Avon life raft serviced 2013
2x Horseshoe life buoys
Flybridge mounted search light
Simpson Lawrence Sealion anchor windlass with controls at both helm positions
15kg Delta anchor with 180 feet chain
Sea water deck wash pump
Canvas covers for flybridge
Bimini top with frame
Warps and fenders
Basic tool kit and range of spares
Vessel powered by twin, fresh water cooled, Ford Lehman S90s offering both economy and reliability. The engines were fitted with Turbo Chargers to increase output from 90hp to 115hp. Borg Warner velvet Drive reduction gearboxes driving stainless steel shafts with 3-bladed bronze propellers. Both Shafts are fitted with Spurs Rope Cutters. The shafts are supported by P-Brackets for support and to minimise vibration. The engine room is accessed from the saloon and is fitted with 12V lighting. The sea cocks for the engines are fitted with nylon strainers to prevent blockages and over heating. Full engine instrumentation with visual and audible alarms for water temperature, oil pressure, turbo pressure, and charging. Engines well maintained and in super condition. The engine room is immaculate and is a reflection on the care and attention that this boat has enjoyed during the present ownership.
12V system with two Varta 180amp batteries. These were new in 2014 and are recharged via the engine alternators or the 20 amp battery charger when attached to the shore power. There is a 600 watt generator to provide domestic power if moored in remote locations or on a temporary unserviced berth.
GRP constructed motor yacht with simulated carvel hull. Hull protected by moulded rubbing strakes both at the water line and just below the teak topped gunwales. Teak bathing platform fitted with stainless steel bathing ladder and transom mounted step. Stainless steel davits for storing a dinghy with lowering handles for deployment. The davits can be pivoted inboard when not in use and to protect them when moored stern to.
Stern and side rails in steel with teak capping. Boarding access port and starboard for ease. Stainless steel bow rails for protection. Teak laid decks all in good condition. Large lazarette storage to rear, lockable from the wheelhouse.
Flybridge accessed from the cockpit via teak ladder. Large central helm seat with locker style seating aft, port and starboard with cushions. Perspex spray dodger for protection. Flybridge currently fitted with all over cover for protection. Bimini top with frame for when the weather suits.