Ho Hsing FRP, Taiwan NI38 Nantucket Island for sale

Treasure Coast, Stuart, United States

$75,000 USD

General information
Make/model
Ho Hsing FRP, Taiwan NI38 Nantucket Island
Category
Used sail boat for sale
Price
$75,000 USD
Price comment
Best Offer
Name of boat
SV PaPa
Year
1985
Designer
Peter Cole
Length overall
38'0"
Beam
12'0"
Draft
5'6"
Displacement
10.00 tons (U.S.)
Hull
Hand laid, heavy lay up, FRP
Keel
Full Keel
Location
Treasure Coast, Stuart, United States

About this Ho Hsing FRP, Taiwan NI38 Nantucket Island

English

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a lightly used, USCG Documented, 1985 Nantucket Island NI38 Bluewater sailing yacht that has been well cared for by the previous three owners since it was new. Price reduced $50K USD, to $75K, is priced far below her recent Survey value. The previous owners have recently invested over $150,000 in upgrades. Vessel is very well equipped for cruising and is in great shape. This is not a fixer upper but a Bluewater Sailing Yacht that has been constantly upgraded and is ready to cruise. Just pack your suitcase, get onboard with some provisions and go! SVPaPa shows well and is very comfortable. Currently in the water, on a canal, in a wonderful location and hurricane hole, just a short walk from downtown Stuart, FL. This is a great location, safe and secure, with great neighbors, in a very private 8 slip marina, with water and metered electric. A de-humidifier and air purification system are currently running onboard to keep her dry and fresh during the summer months, ready for the next owner. Contact Bill Hall, Massey Yachts at 561 373 0695, to arrange for a showing.

Background

SV PaPa is a very rare 1985 Nantucket Island NI38, one of the last of five built. Approximately 50 were built in the NI33 version. A search on Yacht World will produced a similarly equipped NI33 named "Kris Craft", offered at $178K. Designer, Peter Cole, whom was also part of the design team which designed 12 meter contenders for the America’s Cup yacht races, designed several sailing yachts, many of which were contenders in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Cole’s designs are known to be well founded and fast. His ability to think outside the box is legendary. Safety and speed are known to be his hallmarks. Functionality and fun also played a large part in his designs. Unique to the Nantucket Island is the lead filled FRP keel. There are no keel bolts that can corrode, nor is there any possibility for the keel to dislodge and fall off in grounding. Nantucket islands are built in two halves and are bonded together. There is 8800lbs of ballast which fills the void in the keel which is then glassed over. If the keel strikes and underwater object and is holed, it is sealed so that no sea water can leak into the bilge.

The flush deck is solid fiberglass with no wood core to rot out. Thus, no soft spots will be found in the decks. Nantucket islands are designed to withstand the rigors of a life at sea and hold up to the ravages of time. Nantucket Island yachts are hand laid FRP and are very strong. The hull thickness ranges from 1 inch to ¾”. Deck thickness ranges from ¾” to ½”. The build quality equates to an extremely strong offshore bluewater cruising sailboat which will take you anywhere safely with class and comfort.

Nantucket Island yachts were built in Taiwan by Ho Hsing FRP, Co LTD. Ho Hsing specialized in fiberglass reinforced plastics, constructing FRP bus bodies, docks, septic tanks, large storage tanks, swimming pools, and modular restrooms and bath enclosures. Ho Hsing was operated by Archie Chen and employed over 300 craftsman in several facilities. Their vast experience in FRP and excellent reputation for producing high quality products resulted in solicitations to construct western designed yachts. Another division was added called Ho Hsing FRP Shipyards which produced high end yachts such as the Alban 36 trawler, Sundowner Tugs, 30’ and 36’, Nantucket Island yachts, 33’ and 38’. They also had built a fine carpentry and joinery shop where they would take teak logs, saw them in their mills, kiln dry them, mill the lumber and create what many customers referred to as “floating furniture’. The joinery work produced was exquisite and exemplary in fit and finish, resulting in an end product that was nothing short of first class. Nantucket Island yachts reflect this fact in they have warm and inviting interiors. Exterior woodwork was kept to a minimum to provide a yacht that did not require high maintenance, but provided a distinguished appearance, unique to other fine blue water cruisers.

Layout and Equipment.

The interior layout of the Nantucket Island yacht is not only exquisite but very functional. Few sailing lots in this size can match the feeling one has below deck. The high freeboard and flush deck result in good headroom throughout the interior. Upon entering, one gets the feeling that you are aboard a much larger yacht. The interior space is very well thought out and comfortable. There is plenty of room for guests, as well as entertaining on board this fine yacht.

For long-distance bluewater cruising, there is nothing like an aft cabin master suite, with ample headroom and ventilation, to make the trip more enjoyable. Four opening ports provide great crossflow ventilation as well as the ability to peer outside and see what is going on to port, starboard and aft, a large opening deck hatch allows one to look up at the stars at night, while lying in the masters berth . This hatch also allows the warmer air to escape as it is replaced by the cooler air coming in through the open ports in the hull nearest to the cooler water. Four, 3-speed, 12 V fans provide additional circulation, installed near each port. A Mermaid heat pump provides both cool and hot air to the aft master suite area with its own thermostat control. This allows the captain or first mate to set the temperature independently from the forward heat pump in the V berth and salon area. There is also a settee adjacent to the master’s berth which provides a nice place to sit down while getting dressed, or to sprawl out in the privacy of the master’s suite and enjoy a good book. The settee can also provide a berth for a child to sleep next to their parents, or a comfy place for a short nap. Storage space is abundant in the master’s suite. Every square inch is utilized in this well thought out, comfortable and functional aft cabin. A large closet provides ample room to hang clothing which well ventilated.

Moving forward from the master suite is a large head located adjacent to the companionway between bulkheads. Two raised panel teak doors provide privacy. One closes off the amid ship area, the other closes off the aft cabin area. This area provides plenty of space for a couple to shower together if desired. Vacuflush heads provide worry free waste extraction. A monitor tells you how much waste is in the tank. Stainless Steel handrail provides safety in rough weather and an opening porthole provides ventilation.

Moving forward from the companionway, adjacent to the master suite head, you will find the navigation station to your right. Companionway steps with SS handrails lead up to the center cockpit area amid ship. To the left is the galley area.

The galley is much larger than one would expect on a yacht in this class. C shaped, the gallery sink faces aft. Both the sink and faucet have been recently upgraded. The sink is black granite and very deep. The faucet is euro style with the adjustable and extendable water spray head makes cleanup a breeze. Two overhead 60 LED lights provide plenty of light to the galley area. Two additional LED white/red lights can be utilized for additional lighting or preserving night vision during offshore passage making. Additional LED lighting near the galley sink does likewise. Refrigeration is a dual Sea Frost System with separate freezer which is larger than most refrigerators. The freezer has two plates, one on each side, which keeps internal temperatures cold enough to make ice and keep ice cream! The refrigerator is also quite large and runs cold enough to freeze water next to the single plate. The freezer and the refrigeration systems are independent of each other and quite efficient running on 12 V. If one fails, the other will keep functioning, meaning you will not lose 100% of your cooling capacity, only 50%, allowing you to preserve your food supply until repairs can be made. Spare parts and recharging system is included with the sale of this vessel.

Counter space is ample and adequate compared to many other yachts in this class. A Force 10, three burner gimbaled propane range with large oven provides the cook with the ability to prepare fine gourmet meals. A separate induction 120 V cooktop provides further cooking abilities and a back-up if you run out of propane. An automated LPG sensor provides safety shut off in the event of an LPG/propane leak. The galley is fully equipped with pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes, cups and silverware which are included in the sale. A Kumma LPG grill is mounted on the aft of the vessel, with dual fiberglass LPG tanks.

Nearby is a large pantry built into the galley counter which provides ample storage for dry goods. A serving counter between the salon and the galley provides separation from the salon, as well as space to serve food. It is open and airy so the cook does not feel isolated.

Two opening portholes provide adequate ventilation in the Galley. A 3-speed, 12 V fan provides additional airflow at each porthole. The rear AC heat pump in the aft master suite also feeds hot or cool air into the galley area keeping it comfortable, whether you are in the tropics or the arctic. The AC heat pump in the forward VBerth also feeds hot or cool area into the salon as well, keeping it comfortable even while cooking. There are Stainless Steel handholds installed on the headliner and other areas to provide safety and a secure place to hang on to in rough weather and high seas.

Moving forward, located amidships is the salon area, which has two settees facing each other, on either side of the vessel. A large table is located near the center of this area, which has a foldable leaf which can be extended out toward the opposite settee. The Starboard settee area comfortably seats four people easily or six in a pinch. Extending the table leaf provides the ability for three to four more people to sit at this table and enjoy a meal, by utilizing the Port settee. This is an amazing yacht, providing ample space for entertaining below deck.

The table can also be lowered providing a berth for a couple to sleep quite comfortably. The adjacent settee also provides an additional birth for another adult or a couple of small children. Behind each settee are bookshelves and louvered cabinet doors with shelves inside for storing items. There are opening ports centrally located for cross ventilation. Two, three-speed fans which are 12 V assist in moving air in the salon. A large opening Lewmar deck hatch located above the salon area allows the rising warm air to escape. Nine LED dimmable spot lights with blue glowing night lights provide plenty of lights to the area, as well as warm blue glowing ambience at night. Two additional LED lights which are white/red can be utilized to preserve night vision during passage making or to provide additional lighting. Below the salon settee you will find the Xantrex Freedom 3000 watt inverter. There is also an Indel Webasto Isotemp Slim 20 L 120 V hot water heater which is also heated by the propulsion engine while under way. There are also through holes installed next to the water heater for the installation of a water maker. A stainless steel fresh water tank which carries 110 gallons of water is installed under the opposite settee. Stainless Steel handrails are installed on the headliner which provides something to hang onto in bad weather and high seas, as one moves from one end of the vessel to the other.

Moving forward to the V berth is a recessed, raised panel pocket door which slides into the forward bulkhead. This provides lockable privacy to the occupants in the V berth area. A separate head with shower provides additional comfort and privacy. A Vacuflush head alleviates the headaches associated with typical marine heads. Adjacent to the head is a hanging closet. A Mermaid heat pump/AC unit is installed in the upper part of this closet space which provides hot or cold air to the V berth area, as well as the salon. The V Berth is quite large and spacious with two, full length shelves on either side for storing gear. Hammocks are installed on either side with which to store clothes, allowing good airflow and preventing mildew buildup. Sail lockers are under the V berth. The Side Power SE80/185T series bow thruster and AGM battery is also under the V berth, which provides DC to both the windless and thruster. This battery is charged by the central charge controller and protected via a breaker and shut off system.

In the bow section you will find the anchor chain locker. Ground tackle consists of Lewmar Delta fast set manganese anchor attached to 500 feet of 3/8” anchor chain. This is the primary anchor and provides excellent holding ability. The secondary anchor is a stainless steel Lewmar Claw Style with 100 feet of 3/8” chain on 500 feet of 5/8 inch anchor rope. The backup anchor is a Fortress FX 37 on 50’ of chain/ 500 feet of 5/8” anchor rope. A Maxwell 1500 windless does the lifting.

On deck we use a Hood Systems Roller Furling H253.5 SeaFurls 2 for the head sails. A furling genoa with Sunbrella protector provides protection from the sun. A smaller storm sail with Sunbrella protector is also included in the head sail package. Both head sails are in very good condition and are built by Neil’s Pride. A new asymmetrical spinnaker with a sock is also part of the forward sail package. Mack brand fully battened with 3 reef points, main sail is new. A Mack Pack, Lazy Jack sail cradle, makes sail handling easy. A low friction VHMW Dash PE sale track and slide system allows one to raise the main sail without a winch and allows one to drop the main sail in seconds. A Sunbrella main sail cover protects the Mack Pack and main sail during storage.

Rigging has been recently inspected along with Chain Plates and are in good condition. 4 Lewmar Self-tailing winches provide easy sale handling from the cockpit. Additional winches are installed on the mast. A new Boom Vang was installed recently

Equipment Upgrades

Refits and Upgrades that have been applied to SV PaPa by the previous owners:

$12,000 Propulsion engine replaced with new Phasor Kubota P4-49-03, 49 HP diesel 4 cylinder engine. New water cooled exhaust plumbing and fresh water cooling system installed. New fuel treatment system installed. New engine gauges installed. Less than 350 hours, barely broke in.

$4,000 ZC 25 M transmission installed, with HURTH Cooling System.

$1,000 PSS Dripless propeller shaft seal installed.

$4,000 VARIPROP Stainless steel folding prop installed.

$9,000 Phasor K3-8.0KW, 8 kW three cylinder Kubota D1105BGAM diesel genset installed. New wiring and genset control system installed. Less than 1500 hours.

$2,000 Blue Sea AC and DC electrical panels upgraded and installed.

$3,000 Rewired and upgraded electrical system installed in entire vessel.

$3000 Five Lifeline AGM house batteries, with safety switches, buss bars, wiring installed.

$1000 Two new AGM starting batteries with safety switches installed.

$3,000 Kyocera Solar Panels and Blue Sky 1524 x Charging System installed.

$4,000 Xantrex 3kw Freedom Inverter / 100 AMP Charger, Freedom and Link Pro Monitors installed.

$2,000 25 LED Lights and (10) 12 V circulation fans installed.

$2,000 Isotemp Slim 20L 120 Volt/Heat Ex-changer Hot Water System installed.

$4,000 SeaLand Vacuflush Heads, Tankwatch, Tanks and Pumps installed in both heads.

$2,000 New PEX/PVC plumbing installed for heads and fresh water system for entire vessel.

$5,000 Dual Sea Frost BD80 XP 12 volt Refrigeration Systems installed w/dual ETT Controllers.Separate controls and compressor for Fridge and Freezer. Redundant systems, protect food supply.

$6,000 Bottom stripped, blisters repaired, epoxy barrier coated, and bottom painted with anti-fouling, 4 coats each.

$5,000 Hull sanded, prepped and Blue Awlgrip applied.

$4,000 Top sides sanded, prepped and White Awlgrip and antiskid applied to deck.

$6,000 SLEIPNER MOTOR Side-Power SE80/185T Bow Thruster, controller and AGM battery installed with cabling and fuse protection.

$5,000 Maxwell 1500 Windless and AutoAnchor 500C Chaincounter and Windless control installed.

$8,000 (2) Mermaid M-16CHP-R 16,000 BTU Heat Pumps with pumps plumbing and controls installed.

$4,000 Vetus cast aluminum Davits and outboard motor hoist for dinghy installed.

$3,000 Stainless Steel and Teak Swim Platform fabricated and installed.

$3,000 11’ Catamaran Dinghy with 9.9HP 4 Stroke Mercury outboard motor.

$4,000 3 Anchors and ground tackle installed.

$3,000 Bimini and Dodger installed.

$4,000 Lewmar self-tailing winches installed at cockpit.

$2,500 Hood 3250 SeaFurl 2 Roller Furling Installed.

$5,000 New Head Sails, Genoa, Storm Jib, Spinnaker with sock.

$7,000 New Mack Fully Battened Mainsail, Mack Pack, Easy Glide Track.

$3,000 Safety Gear – Life Jackets, Harness, Hand Rails, Safety Netting

$2,000 Tools and Spare Parts

$5,000 Garmin 4212 Sonar, XM Weather, Chart Plotter wired and installed.

$4,000 Simrad AP2401/AC12/AC42 Auto Pilot Computer, RPU80/160/300 Pump installed.

$2,000 Simrad IS20 Graphic Multifunction Display w/Sonar installed.

$2,000 Navpod Gp1060 Grand Prix Radar Chart Plotter Navigation Pod installed.

$1,000 NEWMAR Galvanic Isolator GI-50 Installed, change wiring system to updated USA standards.

$1,000 42” Lewmar Foldable Steering Wheel.

$1,500 Tick Tac T101-868 Wind Station installed.

$1,000 Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC+ GX1150 VHF/FM Class D Transceiver w/Ant installed.

$2,000 Force 10 Propane Stove installed.

$1,000 FIREBOY-XINTEX LPG Leak Detection System installed.

$1,000 Gallery Gear: Pots, Pans, Dishes, Utensils, Induction Cooktop, Coffee Pot, Blender, Outdoor BBQ Grill.

$1,000 Ozone Water and Air Purification Systems, De Humidifier, Circulation Fans, Lighting, Gauges, Folding bicycle, Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth speaker system, fresh water pump installed.

$1,000 New galley black granite deep sink and Euro extendable faucet installed.

$4,000 New interior cushions and Sunbrella upholstery installed.

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Propulsion
Engine
New Phasor Kubota P4-49-03, 49 HP diesel 4 cylinder enginem with ZC Transmission, Cooling System, Dripless Prop Shaft Seal, VARIPROP Stainless steel folding prop installed.
Engine hours
350
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
80 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
12 mph
Cruising speed
8 mph
Range
1,381 miles
Accommodation
Number of cabins
2
Number of berths
4
Passenger capacity
7
Drinking water capacity
110 gallons (U.S.)
Additional Accommodation Details
New Phasor K3-8.0KW, 8 kW three cylinder Kubota D1105BGAM diesel genset installed, 1200 hrs. New wiring and genset control system installed. Blue Sea AC and DC electrical panels upgraded and installed. Kyocera Solar Panels and Blue Sky 1524 x Charging System installed. Xantrex 3kw Freedom Inverter / 100 AMP Charger, Freedom and Link Pro Monitors installed. Isotemp Slim 20L 120 Volt/Heat Ex-changer Hot Water System installed. SeaLand Vacuflush Heads, Tankwatch, Tanks and Pumps installed in both heads. Dual Sea Frost BD80 XP 12 volt Refrigeration Systems installed w/dual ETT Controllers. Separate controls and compressor for Fridge and Freezer. Redundant systems, protect food supply. SLEIPNER MOTOR Side-Power SE80/185T Bow Thruster, controller and AGM battery installed with cabling and fuse protection. Maxwell 1500 Windless and Auto-Anchor 500C Chain-counter and Windless control installed. (2) Mermaid M-16CHP-R 16,000 BTU Heat Pumps with pumps plumbing and controls installed. Vetus cast aluminum Davits and outboard motor hoist for dinghy installed. Hood 3250 SeaFurl 2 Roller Furling Installed. New Head Sails, Genoa, Storm Jib, Spinnaker with sock. New Mack Fully Battened Mainsail, Mack Pack, Easy Glide Track. Garmin 4212 Sonar, XM Weather, Chart Plotter wired and installed. Simrad AP2401/AC12/AC42 Auto Pilot Computer, RPU80/160/300 Pump installed. Simrad IS20 Graphic Multifunction Display w/Sonar installed. Navpod Gp1060 Grand Prix Radar Chart Plotter Navigation Pod installed. NEWMAR Galvanic Isolator GI-50 Installed, change wiring system to updated USA standards. 42” Lewmar Foldable Steering Wheel. Tick Tac T101-868 Wind Station installed. Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC+ GX1150 VHF/FM Class D Transceiver w/Ant installed. Force 10 Propane Stove installed. FIREBOY-XINTEX LPG Leak Detection System installed. Ozone Water and Air Purification Systems, De Humidifier, Circulation Fans, Lighting, Gauges, Folding bicycle, Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth speaker system, fresh water pump installed. New galley black granite deep sink and Euro extendable faucet installed. New interior cushions and Sunbrella upholstery installed. 25 LED Lights and (10) 12 V circulation fans installed. Rewired and upgraded electrical system installed in entire vessel. Five Lifeline AGM house batteries, with safety switches, buss bars, wiring installed. Two new AGM starting batteries with safety switches installed. 25 LED Lights and (10) 12 V circulation fans installed. New PEX/PVC plumbing installed for heads and fresh water system for entire vessel.
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