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VENTUROUS is a result of the famed collaboration between Bruce Farr and Southern Winds Shipyard, and represents an excellent value for the buyer seeking a true blue-water performer with a charter-worthy interior layout. Well equipped, recently updated, clean and turnkey for showings in RI.
VENTUROUS is the epitome of performance cruising pedigree, from the drawing board of Bruce Farr and built by Southern Winds Shipyard for serious offshore cruising. Unlike many of her sisterships, VENTUROUS was designed with a more ergonomic rig and deck layout to allow for shorthanded sailing. With the crew quarters, galley, engine room, nav station, and companionway to the sailing cockpit all located in the aft section of the boat, she was designed for owners who sail with crew, and/or for crewed charter work. With that said, since 2012, she has been lived aboard, cruised, and delivered by a couple in their 60’s, who only occasionally bring on additional crew (often amateur friends/family) for blue-water passage making.
She has benefited from significant money spent on updates under the current ownership and presents as a much younger yacht than her age would imply. She is simply the perfect boat for an experienced couple who wishes to cruise with minimal crew, or for the owner/operator looking to put her into the charter fleet.
The owners have recently completed major maintenance / upgrade period at the Newport Shipyard. They commissioned overhauls, or in many cases, complete replacements of many of the vessel’s systems to the tune of over $200,000. Some of the notable items from the worklist are listed below. VENTUROUS is being actively cruised and maintained and is expected to function and perform well for her next survey and buyer.
New HVAC system
New isolating transformer to allow domestic + international power plan
New refrigeration and freezer compressors
Generator scheduled & preventative maintenance + replaced or rebuilt components as recommended
Propane system overhauled
Hydraulic system overhauled
Plumbing system inspected & updated as recommended
Fuel system overhauled
*The complete worklist is available by request
Five cabins, with two crew quarters aft and three guest cabins forward. From the aft-cockpit companionway you enter into the nav station area, with captains’ quarters to port and a Pullman bunk cabin to port which accommodates two crew. These two cabins share a head and shower, located just forward of the cabins and next to the nav station. Walking forward, there is a large door that allows access into a spacious mechanical room with nearly full headroom. Up next is the pass-through galley to starboard, which opens into a palatial main salon that takes advantage of the full width of the beam. The salon boasts a settee to port which seats eight+ around an enormous table. Across the salon on the starboard side is a second settee bench with coffee/cocktail style table. Walking forward from the salon you’ll find a comfortable, ensuite guest cabin to starboard, a spacious owner’s stateroom to port with double berth and ensuite head, then a third and final guest cabin all the way forward, in a split V-berth format (two single berths).
Air Conditioning – Domestic reverse cycle (heat & cool) w/ individual units & controls in each cabin *2021
Hot Water – Isotemp 50 gallon tank powered by electric element and/or engine cooling loop
Refrigerator – stainless steel built-in, house-style unit
Water Maker – HEM Series 20, 190 liters per hour (220V)
Freezer – stainless steel built-in below fridge
Stove/Oven – Force 10 gimbaled propane unit *New 2021
Pioneer CD players and radio units in staterooms, salon and galley
TV – 42” Sony flatscreen, antenna connected and internet capable *New 2021
Generator: Northern Lights 9.5 kVA 230 Volt/50 hz
80 amp engine alternator
24 Volt house battery bank (x12)
12 Volt bank to service navigation lights & instruments
12 Volt start batteries for engine and generator
Mastervolt Mass 24/100, 100 A, 24 Volt automatic (for service battery)
Mastervolt Mass 24/50, 50 A, 24 Volt automatic (for navigation battery)
Forestay fitted with Reckmann hydraulic furler *New in 2021
Cutter stay fitted with Reckmann hydraulic furler *Replaced in 2016
Carbon fiber spinnaker pole mounted to mast
Winches (2) Two-speed manual Harken 66-2 for halyards, reefing lines located at the mast (1) Three-speed hydraulic Harken 980 for halyards located at the mast (1) Three-speed hydraulic Harken 980 for mainsheet located at the aft cockpit (2) Three-speed hydraulic Harken 1110 for genoa sheets (primary) located at aft cockpit (2) Two-speed manual Harken 66-2 for runners located at the aft cockpit (1) Two-speed manual Harken 40 for mainsheet traveller located at the aft cockpit
Hall Spars aluminum mast
Offshore Spars carbon fiber Park Avenue boom (aka V-boom) w/ built in sail cover
100 meters chain Lewmar powered windlass
Fresh water pump w/ expansion tank
One salt water/fresh water pump for head in master stateroom
Electric toilets in each guest and master stateroom (all fwd cabins)
Manual pump toilet in aft head
Saltwater pump for anchor washdown
Freshwater deck shower
50 gallon got water heater *New 2022
Foot water pump in the galley
Central bilge system w/ manifold + selector gauges for each region + main engine auxiliary backup
Manual Whale Gusher
MK3 backup bilge pump
Automatic bilge pumps in all exteriors lazarets and lockers
Water maker - HEM Series 20, 190 l/h 220V *rebuilt in 2012
(8) Through hulls and seacocks, all bronze
Goiot aluminium deck hatches and portlights
Laid teak decks, glued to the deck (no screws!) *In great shape and show well for their age!
Oyster White Awlgrip hull and topsides
Sunbrella bimini & dodgers for both cockpits *All new 2021
MOB devices: Life ring, Lifesling + pole
Misc. cookware, flatware, and service ware
Comprehensive set of tools housed in engine room *New 2022
Various spare parts: filters, impellers, bow thruster parts, plumbing, electrical, batteries and bulbs etc.
Full sets of white custom fit passage covers for salon cushions
Full set of white custom fit storage covers for all cabin mattresses
Custom fitted mattress pads and sheets for mattresses
The owner's personal effects are excluded from the sale.
Series, Model, Class:
SOUTHERN WIND SHIPYARDS
72' 10" (22.2m)
Length at Waterline:
60' 3" (18.36m)
18' 10" (5.74m)
9' 2" (2.79m)
9' 2" (2.79m)
Speed / Weight
Penta TAMD 41 B
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