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Southern Ocean 80 "Too Elusive"

Southern Ocean Shipyard Ocean 80 Too Elusive

Type: Cruising Ketch Builder: Southern Ocean Shipyard
Length: 80'0" (24.3 m) Built: Mfg-1985
Beam: 20' 6" (6.25 m) Designer: Doug Peterson
Draft: 9'11" (3.2m) Engines: 1x Yanmar
Guests: 10 Crew: 4
Weight: n/a Flag: United States
Speed: n/a knots Hull: Fiberglass
Price: $749,000 USD Location: Maine, United States

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Too Elusive is an outstanding ocean cruising sailing vessel designed by Doug Peterson. The hull design and vessel number one of this series of sailing yachts was built by Southern Ocean Shipyards for the Around the World race; all her sisterships have proven their world cruising and racing heritage. Built to Lloyds 100 A class she has the strength to go anywhere and the ability to enjoy day sailing and racing.

Port Tack, bow shot
Port Tack bow shot

Too Elusive has been owned by a renowned sailor and cruised with his family extensively. For the past few years she has been sailed in the summers in New England and kept at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine in a shed during winters. During the 2012-2013 winter she had an extensive refit. She was fully repainted in flag blue Awlgrip, and a shoe was installed on the keel.


Several mechanical upgrades were made on TOO ELUSIVE, most significantly her steering system and rudder bearings. Her aft cabin had a complete rebuild while most of the main salon also was rebuilt, removing and rebuilding including crafting, overheads and replacing all the wood. A new nav station was built and installed with all new electronics.

New Nav Station
New Nav Station

Additionally, her rigging was given a facelift with new paint on her main and mizzen masts. Front Street's riggers replaced much of her running rigging and some of her standing rigging. Finally, she was outfitted with all new sails.

Too Elusive Sailing
Too Elusive Sailing

Too Elusive´s ketch rig makes her easy to sail in all conditions and allows her to be handled by a small crew. Her sails can be balanced to match all weather conditions, she is a safe, seaworthy, world sailing vessel that is sea kindly in adverse conditions and a pleasure to sail.

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John DeCaro

Master Cabin
Too Elusive Master Cabin

Yacht for Sale Decks

At anchor
Yacht for Sale At anchor

Too Elusive Layout
Too Elusive Layout

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