1973 Samson 55 For Sale

Stock #150835 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1973
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Samson
Category:
Ketch/Ketch Sailboat
Model:
55
Length (LOA):
55' 6"
Beam:
13' 6"
Draft:
91"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
150835
Location:
Emeryville, California
(near Berkeley)
Status:
Sold
Sailboat Details
Main Sail:
Mizzen Mast:
Rigging Hardware:
Running Rigging:
Standing Rigging:
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The hull, deck, internal bulkheads and framing were constructed of Ferro cement reinforced concrete. It is believed to have been professionally built in the Oster Marine Ltd. yard in Thailand.

The hull is approximately 1 inch thick with reinforcing bar and wire mesh. Thickened epoxy was used...more

1973 Samson 55 Ketch Sailboat in Emeryville, California

Stock #150835

The hull, deck, internal bulkheads and framing were constructed of Ferro cement reinforced concrete. It is believed to have been professionally built in the Oster Marine Ltd. yard in Thailand.

The hull is approximately 1 inch thick with reinforcing bar and wire mesh. Thickened epoxy was used to fair the cement hull, and three barrier coats of epoxy were applied to the hull before the anti fouling bottom paint was applied below the water line. The ballast is internal in the molded Ferro cement hull..

The full keel design has an attached rudder aft of the keel. The topsides have an FRP coating with thickened epoxy fairing.

The main deck is reinforced Ferro cement construction with an epoxy coating and non-skid in the traffic areas. Bulkheads, constructed of ferro cement are located throughout as an integral part of the composite hull. They are located at the forward and aft lazaret and forward and aft of the engine compartment. The vessels strength members are made up of metal reinforced ferro cement structured as a monocoque unit.

Main propulsion engine
The auxiliary engine is a Perkins model 4-236 M diesel.There is a sea water heat exchanger cooling system installed. The engine has oil pressure gauges, transmission oil pressure gauge, engine temperature gauge, voltage meter and tachometer. Engine controls and stop lever are installed on the cockpit pedestal. The exhaust system is a wet exhaust with an FRP canister water lift muffler. The shaft log is the traditional packing gland with two bronze bolts for adjustment. The propeller is mounted behind the keel in an aperture forward of the rudder. It is a four blade 20" diameter by 16 pitch solid bronze left hand propeller mounted on a 1 1/2" stainless shaft.

The autopilot and steering system is Autohelm ST5000, under deck mounted with a hydraulic pump mounted in the aft lazaret. The main steering system is a Wagner model T-3 unpressurized hydraulic wheel controlled steering system.

The primary power and lighting systems is a 12V DC system supplied by two battery banks for engine start and house services. The vessel's secondary electrical system is a 120 V AC system powered by shore power or an inverter.

The auxiliary engine has an alternator installed for charging the 12 volt batteries and supplying 12 volt house services.

A new distribution system for both AC and DC circuits has been installed with circuit breakers in a properly grounded distribution panel for each system.

The vessel has a 30 amp shore power plug located on the forward side of the cabin house.

The vessel is a ketch rig with double masthead forestay attached to a bowsprit and inner stay for a main staysail. The main mast and mizzen mast are deck stepped. Compression posts under the deck are properly secured to the keel. The main mast, mizzen and booms are constructed of wood. The forestay is attached to a wood bowsprit. The bowsprit is supported by two wire bobstays and side supporting stays. The main mast is a double spreader rig. There are upper shrouds, intermediate shroud and fore and aft lower shrouds. There are two backstays attached to the masthead and the chainplates outboard of the mizzen. There is a triadic stay between the mainYear:

There is an electric windlass.

Tender included.

Information On Condition

The Perkins diesel engine is described by the owner as being in serviceable condition and operates satisfactorily.

The hull was sanded down approx. five years ago and resurfaced, subsequently re-painted. It is starting to show some areas of peeling and would need to be spot painted soon.

The cabin is partially remodeled and can use some finishing touches, at minimum.

Approximate boat location: Emeryville, California

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Basic Details
Year:
1973
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Samson
Category:
Ketch/Ketch Sailboat
Model:
55
Length (LOA):
55' 6"
Hours:
--
Stock #:
150835
Location:
Emeryville, California
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1973
Brand:
Perkins
Model:
4-236M
Size:
85 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Propeller:
Bronze
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Pump:
Rudder:
Throttle/shift:
Location Of The Engine:
Midship Under Cockpit
Windlass:
Electric
Number Of Fuel Tanks:
2
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
55' 6"
Length at Water:
42' 7"
Beam:
13' 6"
Max. Draft:
91"
Displacement:
60,000 gals
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Autopilot:
Deck Features
Anchor Rode:
Bench Seat:
Bimini:
Canvas:
Cockpit Seating:
Dodger:
Steering Wheel:
Winches:
Windscreen:
Anchor:
Windlass
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Grab Rails:
Life Jackets:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Tach:
Volt Meter:
Location Of The Battery:
Adjacent To Engine Compartment
Sails
Main Sail:
Rigging
Mizzen Mast:
Rigging Hardware:
Running Rigging:
Standing Rigging:
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
3
Sleep. Capacity:
8
# Berths:
6
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Cabinets:
Countertops:
Fridge/freezer:
Sink:
Head:
2
Companionway:
2
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
John Samson
Hull Material:
Ferro-Cement
Exterior Color:
Blue And White
Bottom Paint:
Closed Transom:
Bow Sprit:
Double Spreader Rig:
Keel Type:
Full
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