Are you tired of looking at worn-out project boats that will sap your energy and drain your bank account? If so, you need to see Gypsy Soul. She is a moderate displacement cutter-rigged sailboat designed for extended coastal and offshore cruising. Over the years, she has been extensively upgraded and consistently maintained. The stainless steel radar arch combined with davits, stainless portholes; and varnished teak interior make for a beautiful yacht. Most importantly, her quality upgrades and safety equipment help ensure safe, comfortable cruising. Her slip is transferrable to the new owner.
In December 1984, Pacific Yachting magazine had this to say about the Coast 34 by Clearwater: “The Coast 34 was designed by Graham Shannon for Bruce Roberts Design, when they had a office in Vancouver…. The original design was for a moderate displacement modern cruising boat for extended coastal or offshore curising and live-aboard. To achieve this, Shannon went for a modern performance cruising hull-form which has won acceptance as a good compromise between the need to carry a load of cruising gear and the desire to sail well both to windward and off the wind. … With a displacement of 15,750 lbs she has a displacement/length ratio of 310, which puts her plumb in the middle of the serious cruising-boat range.”
Gypsy Soul has a fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, canoe stern, and a Volvo Penta saildrive. She can be sailed as either a cutter or a sloop, since the baby stay can be quickly attached to the deck plate, or pulled to the side using a quick-release fitting. Navigation is provided by a laptop mounted on the binnacle guard, backed up by two independent GPS units below that provide latitude and longitude. Radar is on a swing-out arm at the top of the companionway. Her high freeboard provides for dry decks when under way, even in rough seas. The dodger and surround afford comfort even in cold weather, as heat is trapped in the “greenhouse”, and a bus heater at the bottom of the companionway heats the cabin and cockpit while under motor. She comes with a complete set of cockpit cushions, including backs.
For her length, Gypsy Soul has a roomy, efficiently laid out interior. She sleeps 2-4 comfortably, and 6 in a pinch. Ample dry storage and a LARGE, custom refrigerator/freezer allow for significant provisioning. Her hull is Airex cored, which insulates the interior from the cold water. This makes her easy to keep warm inside, and mimimizes condensation on the interior of the hull. She has no moisture or mold issues in the living space. For cold-weather cruising, a diesel wall heater is located in the main salon.
Gypsy Soul carries an oversized (55#) primary Rocna anchor with 300 feet of half 7/16 inch chain and half nylon braid rode. After you are at anchor, getting ashore is easy in a dinghy that seats 3 and rows easily. The dinghy is easily launched and retrieved from the husky stainless steel davits. The dinghy comes with an electric outboard motor and a complete sailing rig which has never been used. GYPSY SOUL also comes with an extensive set of operational notes and/or standard operating procedures for on-board systems and equipment. This yacht is worthy of your serious consideration. It will be difficult to find a comparable yacht at this price that offers quality construction, excellent condition, and comparable upgrades.
The main salon has a dinette that converts to a comfortable double berth. To starboard is a single berth, with a High Seas Heating Corporation diesel wall heater mounted on the bulkhead forward of the berth. There are numerous lockers throughout.
Aft of the main salon is the galley to port and navigation station to starboard. The top of the refrigerator/freezer serves as a chart table, and can accommodate a large nautical chart. Galley equipment includes:
Aft of the galley are 3 storage lockers against the port side of the hull, currently used to store parts and equipment that will be sold with the vessel. Aft of the refrigerator/freezer is a wide, comfortable quarter berth with adjacent storage. Another storage locker is found under the quarter berth aft of the diesel fuel tank. It is currently used to store parts and repair materials that will be sold with the boat. GYPSY SOUL comes with a complete set of cockpit cushions including seat backs.
Forward is a double berth to port and a hanging locker to starboard. Between the forward berth and the main salon is the private head to port and a hanging locker and bureau to port. The head has a shower, shower pan, and pump for discharge of grey water. Hot water is provided by a propane-fueled Paloma brand “instant” hot water heater in the head.
GYPSY SOUL has ample storage for personal gear and provisions, including:
Dedicated storage for full-sized nautical charts outside the head
Engines: 1 inboard diesel. At 2,500 RPM, fuel consumption is less than a gallon per hour and speed is about 5.25 knots.
Drive type: saildrive
Engine make: Volvo Penta (installed 1998)
Engine model: MD 2030
Engine year: 1998
Engine hours: 1,421 (02/06/2019)
Engine power: 30 HP
Drive unit: Volvo Penta Saildrive 120S-E
Propeller type: 3 blade aluminum
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.
Our Clearwater listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 34' Coastal 34. She is currently listed with United Yacht Sales broker Michael Swirski who can answer all questions about the boat for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team of professional yacht brokers to schedule a showing. There are many yachts listed for sale on the MLS each with a different history. We look forward to helping you complete your search for the perfect boat or yacht for sale.
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