McCurdy & Rhodes Semi-Custom Cutter for sale

Newport, RI, United States

$174,900 USD

General information
McCurdy & Rhodes Semi-Custom Cutter
Used sail boat for sale
$174,900 USD
McCurdy & Rhodes
Length overall
Length waterline
16.00 tons (U.S.)
Newport, RI, United States

About this McCurdy & Rhodes Semi-Custom Cutter


*This listing is available for virtual and in person tours, please contact the listing broker to schedule an appointment*“Naarden” is a very clean and well-maintained semi-custom aluminum Center Cockpit Cutter.  Designed by the renowned McCurdy and Rhodes Naval Architects and built by the Habbeke Shipyard in Zwartsluis, Netherlands.  She has been lovingly cared for by her current owner and is being sold fully equipped.On her mooring for the remainder of the Fall sailing season and available for inspection.  Please call or email to make an appointment!

Owner's Remarks

The original owners of NAARDEN were from Michigan. The boat's was christened ANNAKA. They contracted with McCurdy & Rhodes to modify one of its stock designs to make it a cutter rig with oversized winches.  The Habbeke Shipyard in the  Netherlands was selected to build the aluminum vessel. I have the original drawings and spec sheets with interesting owner/designer notations.
From what I’ve heard, after the boat was launched in 1987 and husband and wife sailed around the world over several years making a few modifications (e.g. rearranged the settee area in Asia) along the way.
A Canadian couple who once lived in Newport purchased the boat and renamed it AURORA. I do not know when it was purchased but would estimate in the mid-1990’s and moved it to the Alden Yard in Portsmouth, RI. As I recall, the new owners sailed it to Bermuda and Nova Scotia, also doing a lot of coastal cruising. As the owners became grandparents, they had less time for sailing.
I purchased the boat in May, 2002. It had just been professionally painted. In the pre-sale survey as we were inspecting the hull,  the surveyor said, “Whoever built this boat really knew what they were doing.” Other things that attest to the Habbeke Shipyard workmanship were a lot of thoughtful considerations such as a totally isolated electrical system. When I hauled the boat at Newport Shipyard in 2003 for a year of restoration and maintenance, one of the surveyor’s recommendations was that we sandblast the hull. The surveyor and workers at NSY were astounded that there no corrosion and that no filler was used - the hull below the waterline was formed and welded absolute fair!
The survey also indicated that there were a few probable areas of corrosion of the aluminum under the teak decks, probably from storage in the tropics.  After assessing the alternatives, I had the teak decks removed by high-pressure water blasting. After replacing the corroded deck area, the deck was painted with non-skid. This turned out to be a good decision. During this time at NSY I replacing the Perkins engine with a new larger Yanmar, cleaned all the tanks and bilges, installed larger holding tanks, a hard bimini and dodgers along with solar panels.
NAARDEN is a very comfortable, reliable and sea-kindly boat.


NAARDEN's design as a center cockpit enables private fore and aft cabins. It’s interior is spacious, comfortable and bright; which, is also warm with woodwork throughout.  Coming down the companionway you will find the U shaped galley to port and navigation station to starboard.  Forward is the large salon with dinette table to port and settee to starboard.  Continuing forward to the V Berth stateroom is the forward head to port and hanging lockers to starboard.  Forward of the V berth cabin is a large bow storage area.  Moving aft on the boat and past the navigation station is a passageway to the aft stateroom that has storage and great access to the engine room.  The aft stateroom has two double berths, an ensuite head and private companionway to aft deck.


  • Make: Yanmar 
  • Model: 4JT3-THE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Power: 100 hp @3800 rpm; 700 engine hours
  • Prop: 3 Blade 19” Max Prop (rebuilt 2020)
  • Misc: PYI PSS Shaft Seal, 13/8” SS Shaft, Aqua-drive Coupling, Vetus Water Filter, Racor 500FG Fuel Filter
  • Two Alternators: Primary House and Secondary for Engine


  • Windlass: Ideal horizontal  H2F – chain and line, electric
  • Anchor: 60 lbs CQR
  • Chain: 300 feet 5/16 inch galvanized BBB HT
  • Refrigeration: Sea Frost BD 12v B
  • Autopilot: Robertson AP300 Simrad
  • Steering: Whitlock ss wheel, rod driven
  • Battery Charger: Sentry 12 v 40 amp
  • Inverter: ProSine 
  • Batteries: Lifeline AGM – 6 house, 1 engine
  • Battery Monitoring: Link10 Xantrex
  • Two 135 watt solar panels (on bimini) with BlueSky controller 2512HV
  • Instruments: Raymarine Chartplotter, GPS, Instruments, AIS (2019)
  • VHF Radios: 2 ICOMs
  • EPIRB: ARC Global FX 406 GPS (new 2020)
  • Radar: Furuno
  • Dinghy Davits: Kato SS 300 model
  • Garhauer Outboard engine hoist
  • Vang: Hall Quickvang
  • Main: Hood in-mast roller furling (manual)
  • Jib: Harken Roller furling
  • Spinnaker pole, mast bracket
  • Running backstays
  • Stove:  Broadwater Propane 2-burner/oven, isolated 2 tank locker and aluminum tanks  
  • Webasto DBW 2010 diesel-fired hot water circulating with vent fans – 2 zones
  • Heads: two Raritan PHII manual toilets and tank-mounted Sealand pumps
  • Sails Inventory: Mainsail, Yankee Jib, Staysail (Jaspers & Bailey – all recent), asymmetrical spinnaker, storm main and storm jib.
  • Winches: All Lewmar – (2) 65s, (2) 48s and (6) 43s – all self-tailing
  • Dorade Vents: 4 Vetus 6” Cowls
  • Hatches: 5 Goiot hatches recently refurbished
  • Opening Ports: 12 Goiot ports
  • Two Stainless Steel Boarding Ladders


  • Fuel: 2 x 65 gallons
  • Water: 2 x 100 gallons
  • Holding Tanks: Fwd 25 gal, Aft 14 gal
  • Fresh Water Flush Tank 25 gal
  • Hot water: 6 gallon Seward SS F-600W (engine connection only)
  • Gauges: Tank Tender (Air Pressure) – fuel and primary water

Outside Equipment

Electric windlass

Other Equipment

Naarden, Zwartsluis, Netherlands

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Yammer 4JT3
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
130 gallons (U.S.)
Drinking water capacity
200 gallons (U.S.)
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Broker/Dealer Information

Latitude Yacht Brokerage

Mr Ryan Miller
45 Elm Street Newport
Rhode Island
United States
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