This beautiful classic Ketch is an unfinished Dream. The owner and her Husband purchased this fine boat to sail the seas when they retired. As avid sailors, they took their time to find this 1977 Island Trader 40 the WANDERING STAR. It is hard not to fall in love with this sail boats classic lines, ...more
We are proud to label this boat sold. Heading to a buyer in Netherlands!
This beautiful classic Ketch is an unfinished Dream. The owner and her Husband purchased this fine boat to sail the seas when they retired. As avid sailors, they took their time to find this 1977 Island Trader 40 the WANDERING STAR. It is hard not to fall in love with this sail boats classic lines, wood trim, hand laid fiberglass hull, and beautifully appointed varnished teak wood interior and decks. Having recently been up graded to a 75 H.P. Yanmar Diesel engine and power plant, they knew the bones of this boat where sound.
Worked started on the boat last year, cleaning the hull, new bottom paint being applied, things where progressing forward. This boat was not without faults. They knew to do serious blue water cruising the wooden mast and booms had to be replaced. A contract to re-rig the ketch was put into effect in which the wood masts and booms would be refit with aluminum, custom fit for this boat. Work started and materials where collected. The old masts and booms where taken down and the supporting rigging was removed.
A DREAM was coming to fruition. Two masts were found that needed some customization with booms. New rigging was being assembled. Re-rigging was about to commence when the dream ended by the sudden death of the sellers husband.
As the boat sits now waiting to be finished this is where we are:
- Wooden masts and booms are down.
- Aluminum masts and booms are waiting to be customized to fit this boat.
- Engine and drive train have been upgraded.
- Electronics include - JCR Radar 1000, Maxima audio system, Garmin GPS/Fish Finder and a Marine radio.
- Three burner stove and oven, Double stainless steel sink and microwave fill out the galley.
- Toilet, sink vanity and full shower comprise the head.
When completed, this ketch will turn heads when under sail or while motoring. The Teak wood detail outside and inside the cabin provide an old world feel that is no longer found in sail boats. If you are looking for a rare comfortable classic blue water ketch seriously look at this boat. Complete the Dream that has been started and make it your own.
The boat is being sold as is!
The condition on this boat is incomplete. It is a boat that was in the middle of an overhaul. Work that has been finished is exceptional. Finishing the mast and rigging will be necessary.A good deck and interior cleaning is needed due to sitting for the last 2 year's.
There is extensive wood damage in the interior due to water leaking in.
The electronics on the boat are questionable due to none use and open to some elements.
Functionality of any equipment is not guarantied do to sitting.
Boat is a large project with a huge upside !
60-day Sea Tow membership* comes standard with your boat purchase!
All reasonable offers will be reviewed and presented to the seller.
All offers are contingent upon being fully satisfied with unit after personal inspection and/or professional inspection.
Check out this 1977 40' Island Trader in Rock Hall, Maryland! #popyachts https://www.popyachts.com/ketch-sailboats-for-sale/island-trader-40-in-rock-hall-maryland-91025
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