This one of a kind steel schooner has been specially designed by the venerable Al Mason NA for oceanic expedition and long range blue water cruising. She is sea kindly. She has been sturdily built to very high standards by John Walsh. Attention to details at every level of construction and equipment is obvious.
In 2009, after a Pacific crossing, QUEST stopped in Whangerei, New Zealand for a $1 million dollar refit, in preparation for a trip to Antarctica.
All receipts are available.
Refit included, but not limited to, the following:
Foresail, front sail, asymmetrical, staysail, triadic, mainsail. The mainsail has three one-line reefs that are operated from the aft cockpit in a very secure place.
Lines lead aft from the base of the main mast on both sides through line stoppers to Barient 24 ST's on top of pilothouse. These control reefing lines, topping lift, vang, etc.
Caterpillar 3304 B main Engine, fresh water cooled/heat exchange keel cooling. It has been chosen by fisherman and tugboats for its strength and reliability; this engine never fails and has a reputation of a very tough engine that is a workhorse: rated C. It gives you 100hp in continuous work. There is storage for 1,054 gallons of fuel in 10 tanks all along the bottom of the hull that gives a 3,500 nm range (plenty of autonomy to cross any ocean without sails).
Twin Disc MG 506 marine transmission you have the perfect drive for the Hundested Variable Pitch Propeller control unit; this unit gives you the ability to control and balance torque and power in rough condition, ease the power in the harbor for maneuvering or feather the propeller for sailing.
*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.