“This is one of the more finely assembled vessels I have ever had the joy of upgrading and living aboard. I bought it from the man who built it, she was laid up in a boatyard in Toronto and shipped to BC, Canada before it was ever splashed. I sailed it down to the states, imported, and federally registered it with the USCG. The accessibility of the superstructure and open layout makes adding components very simple and cost effective. Very customization friendly. The volvo engine can be unmounted and moved forward into the salon with a single 4×4 across the companionway and block and tackle. Can be done with one person Nothing major has to be removed and it provides full access to rear fuel tank, transmission and packing gland. The whole boat is similar in that a single person can access, remove, and repair almost all aspects of the boat from keel to top of mast without the use of large cranes and hoists or excessive hired labor. “
Length over rails 37′ 0″
Length overall 43′ 0″
Design waterline 29′ 2″
Beam 9′ 10″
Draft 4′ 6″
Main mast 30′ 8″ +22″ from deck
Mizzen mast 29’4″ -15″ from deck
Displacement 15,232 lbs
Plating thickness: Sides of keel 0.250″, Bottom and sides 0.156″, Topsides 0.125″
Sail area 600 sqr. ft.
The original “Saugeen Witch” is one of Tom Colvin’s most popular designs. She is intended as an all-purpose sailing vessel capable of coastwise as well as ocean sailing and is ideally suited to extended living aboard. Many of these vessels have made extended voyages across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and to the Arctic.
The enlarged version is eight percent longer than the original, which allows the addition of a quarter berth to the starboard side of the cockpit, a chart table ahead of this, and an enlarged galley to port. Forward of this are two settee berths with lockers behind and a table on the centerline. The forward cabin has V-berths which convert to a spacious double. Between the two cabins are the head/shower to port and a hanging locker opposite. The interior woodwork is tastefully handcrafted in red cedar and maple and treated with an oiled finish for ease of maintenance. LED lights everywhere makes the vessel extremely conservative on battery power. Consideration has been given to ensure that this vessel is practical under all conditions of weather. Decks are clear and uncluttered with substantial bulwarks and lifelines. There are sufficient secure handholds throughout. Below decks all lockers can be securely closed to retain their contents in the worst of conditions.
She is ketch/cutter rigged, the mainsail being gaff and the mizzen marconi. The staysail, mainsail and mizzen are of tan coloured polyester “Top Gun” cloth by Howe and Bainbridge. This has the advantage of not being degraded by ultra violet light. These sails are on booms and stow in lazyjacks for ease of handling. The jib is of white 6 oz. Dacron. Also has a 100% genoa. Sail covers and bag are of black polyester material. Both masts are stepped in tabernacles and all spars are of aluminum with an AWLGRIP finish. Masts can be lowered easily by two persons without outside help and stow neatly for passage through inland waterways.
Careful consideration is given to ensure that there are no inaccessible areas which are difficult to clean or are potential rust spots. All cabin corners and those between cabin sides and deck are rounded for good looks and to produce a surface which retains paint and is easily cleaned.
Most Recent Haulout Details $16K of work all invoices and receipts on hand
8/15/16-9/2/16 Marine Service Center Anacortes, Wa.
Bottom was stripped and sanded to bare steel and brought back up with 3 coats of epoxy primer and 2 coats of bottom paint, all new zincs fitted and dst800v transducer installed with new bedding.
All new standing rigging fitted by Northwest Rigging Services at the same time in Anacortes. 3/8 stainless wire everywhere, all new sail lacing, head and clew, sheet block attachments redone in Spectra, all connections properly spliced. New lazyjacks done from 3/16 Robline.
Hull is coated with a zinc rich epoxy primer, Awlgrip 545 epoxy primer and Awlgrip finish coat. Deck is painted with Kiwi-grip non skid paint. Above the waterline completely redone in 2013
Standard equipment includes :
-1100 hours on Volvo Penta 2003, 3 cylinder 28 horsepower diesel engine equipped with efficient hand and electric starting and an indirect cooling water system. No rust on engine, extremely clean and well maintained.
-Replacement parts included: 100amp alternator, brand new water pump($1800 new from England, pump on engine was professionally rebuilt very recently), new starter and solenoid
-100 amp alternator with Xantrex regulator
-220 ampere hour golf cart type house batteries.
-27 series engine starting battery.
-38 and 22 gallon fuel tanks give approximately a 900 mile range running at 6 knots. Dual fuel prefilters are fitted. A fuel polishing system transfers and filters fuel from the keel tank to upper tank and vice versa and can be used to circulate and filter fuel.
-Heavy duty stern rail for gear attachments.
-Lofrans Cayman electric anchor winch with 200 ft. of 5/16″ galvanized chain and 45 lb. CQR type anchor and 40 lb folding kedge anchor with 3/4″ rope rode. Chain haws pipe leading through starboard bow. Chain and rope hawse pipes to chain and rope locker.
-Deck wash fittings at winch and in cockpit supplied by Flojet pressure pump.
-Foredeck hatch with Nicro solar vent. Aft lazarette for deck storage and easy access to steering system.
-Edson wheel steering with engine controls on pedestal.
-Gallows for mizzen boom an for lowering main spar.
-Nine opening cast aluminum marine windows.
-Optimus self-priming kerosene stove. -40 gallon fresh water tank and pressure water system with Flojetwater pressure pump.
-15 gallon holding tank with deck pump out fitting and manual overboard pump out when permissible. Head has a shower pan and flexible shower head.
-Hot water is supplied from a hot water tank heated from the engine and shore power.
-Plug in 110v/12v cooler/warming box that is not permently mounted
*Bonus upgrades if desired* I have a slightly used gimbled 2 burner propane stove/oven combo(brand new cost $1000+) that could go where the stove is now. The storage drawers underneath current counter top stove would have to be completely removed to make this change.
Also available is a Danfoss 12v compressor and cooling evaporator. Brand new cost($800+) this is a new rebuild, professional used all new parts and built on same frame and then charged lines, would need an insulated box to be built in for permenent refridgeration.
Electronics and Navigation
-Full NMEA 2000 network ready to receive any additional instruments
-B&G Vulcan 7 chartplotter with US coastal charts
-Dst800v transducer with paddle wheel for water speed and trip distances and depth readings
-Wind Anemometer linked to chartplotter for wind speed/direction. System is ready for autopilot sail steering.
-Em-trak B100 AIS transceiver with separate standalone gps. Em-trak splitter to share signal between VHF and AIS. AIS/VHF specific antenna installed
-Uniden class-D DSC VHF radio
-1000 watt Xantrex inverter
-5″ Richie meal boat steering compass
-LED Navigation/Steaming/Anchor lights
-2 x 70 watt narrow body solar panels with Genasun GV-10 controller
This boat is priced based on availability of similar steel vessels of like age and workmanship.