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1987 Ericson MK III Sloop

Sausalito, California

$34,500

The classic Bruce King-designed Ericson 32 was originally launched in 1967, and the Owner's Group web site notes, "The boat sported many interesting innovations--for example, an internally-ballasted lead (not iron) keel which is an integral part of the hull. With a spade rudder, deck-mounted mast and a double-spreader rig, in many ways she was years ahead of her time, and even by today's standards, the 32 in any of her flavors is a nicely appointed and solidly built but reasonably nimble cruiser with handsome lines."

The next iteration in the boats design was launched in 1985 and incorporated Ericson's Tri-Axial Force Grid and a more traditional keel-stepped mast. They were also built with Ericson's typical attention to detail and nicely appointed, and this particular boat is a very nice two-owner example of the design. Never cruised and just detailed, Antares shows very nicely and is a must-see vessel for anyone in the market for a classic Ericson.

Bruce King is still actively designing yachts, by the way--not long ago, he designed a 154' sailboat which was the largest sailing yacht then under construction in the U.S., and may be the largest cold-molded boat ever built.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Antares
Make: Ericson
Model: MK III Sloop
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Ericson
Designer: Bruce King
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ERC295401247
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel

Dimensions

Length: 32 ft
Length Overall: 32'6 ft
Waterline Length: 25'10 ft
Beam: 10'10 ft
Max Draft: 6'2 ft
Displacement: 9,800 lb
Ballast: 4,200 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: M-25XP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 21hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 885
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 6.8 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 22 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 52 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 14 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers

Contact

Mark Cattell
Marotta Yachts of Sausalito

Office

Marotta Yachts of Sausalito
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, California, US, 94965
Tel:415-331-6200
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Accommodations and Layout
Forward stateroom with large triangle shaped berth, built in seating and ensuite head. Aft to salon with C-shaped settee and drop-down table port with straight settee starboard. Further aft is quarter berth with nav table port, centerline companionway and C-shaped galley starboard. Note 6'2 headroom, teak & holly sole, interior shows very, very nicely.
Galley and Head
Deep stainless steel sinks with hot/cold pressure water (hot water heater is AC and engine fired) with manual pump fresh and salt water back up, two burner propane stove with oven, large top loading ice box. Manual pump toilet.
Electronics and Navigation Equipment

Depth gauge, Standard Horizon VHF radio, magnetic compass at binnacle, masthead fly.

Electrical System
110V AC / 12V DC. 30 amp shorepower service.
Sails and Rigging
Tapered keel-stepped double spreader aluminum mast, aluminum boom, 1x19 stainless steel standing rigging. Barient # 27 winch, two #17s, single #21. Inboard and outboard genoa tracks with two genoa cars, Schaeffer mainsheet traveller, Schaeffer boom vang, all lines lead aft. Partially battened Dacron mainsail, 100% jib on Harken roller furler, 135% jib (never used).
Deck and Hull
Hand laid FRP hull, Ericson's Tri-Axial Force Grid framing (system of beams fiberglassed inside hull to support mast, shroud, keel and engine loads) and extra laminate at high stress areas, external lead keel, balsa cored decks, steel reinforced foam cored rudder with stainless steel rudder post. Well designed cockpit; Ericson claims that it's "bio-mechanically engineered for comfort", so there you have it.

Six mooring cleats (through-bolted with backing plates). Stainless steel bow pulpit, stainless steel stanchions, stainless steel stern pulpit, stainless steel swim ladder (all with backing plates), double lifelines. CQR anchor on stainless steel anchor roller with foredeck anchor locker, ample chain and line rode.

Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details
Low hours on Universal 23hp fresh water cooled three cylinder diesel engine with Racor filter and full instrumentation, 1" monel shaft with bronze strut to three bladed bladed max prop. Wheel steering via cable & quadrant, emergency tiller.
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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