BLUE STAR is a truly special Little Harbor 53. To date, she has had just two ownerships; the first for 15 years, the second for 17 years. Over the last 17 years, BLUE STAR has been maintained by the same boat yard, same engineer, and same cosmetics-varnish expert. She has been sailed, never chartered, only by the owners, who maintain her (in season) at their private and protected dock.
Below decks BLUE STAR’s layout is especially focused on safety and offshore blue water sailing. All berths are equipped with lee clothes, the salon is designed to take full advantage of space, with a large curved salon table and all safety ‘reaches’ never out of arms distance. The aft owner’s cabin has two oversized sea berths that each approach the size of a double bed with extra length. The exceptional three-head arrangement, each with shower, can accommodate three couples or crew with comfort and privacy.
BLUE STAR sleeps six in three private staterooms, each with
private head and shower. Starting forward there is a large storage area/bosun’s
locker with workbench and deck access. Aft of the forepeak are two identical
guest staterooms, each with over/under berths and separate heads, including
showers. Each cabin has a full cedar-lined hanging locker, several drawers,
large lockers, opening ports, opening hatches and fans over each berth. Winter
and summer custom fitted coverlets and sheets and monogrammed towels are
available for each cabin. Two sets of fitted coverlets for each berth; one
cream colored and the other a rich patterned winter coverlet, fitted sheets. monogrammed
linens include towels, pillows, shams (with a monogram of Blue Star’s design),
napkins, glasses, stationery, and more.
The first impression when you enter the main salon is that you are on a larger yacht. Six wide hull ports (new 2012) provide water views while seated, and the varnished teak woodwork is beyond compare. White leather upholstery throughout is maintained in pristine condition. Fine oriental rugs protect the varnished sole in salon, galley, and the three sleeping cabins. A beautiful original oil painting, “RED SAILS AT SUNSET” graces the forward port bulkhead of the main salon, and the ship’s brass clock is to starboard.
The nav station is aft to port of the main salon and has an extensive array of electronics and communications equipment.
The galley is aft of the main salon to starboard. Galley/Laundry Equipment Includes:
BLUE STAR’s satin-varnished teak interior is finished to extremely high standards. Floorboards are varnished teak and holly, and all lock in place. Overheads are white Formica. Yacht ventilation is excellent, provided by 17 polished stainless steel opening ports, nine opening stainless steel overhead hatches and nine stainless steel dorades. There is an Espar unit with thermostat for heat (new 2012). Marine Air A/C 10kW air conditioning unit for owner’s quarter (2008), and 16 kW unit for salon and forward cabins (2008).
In 2012 BLUE STAR had a comprehensive refit. The following
items were replaced, repaired and refinished:
All sail handling functions designed for singlehanded
operation by the helmsman with all controls for sail handling at helm station.
Hand-laid fiberglass hull with Airex foam core construction.
Molded in fiberglass fuel and water tanks and centerboard trunk. Internal
cast-lead ballast. Hand-laid fiberglass deck and Divinycell core construction
and 5/8” teak overlay. Varnished teak exterior trim with highest quality
stainless steel portlights, (9) hatches, (9) cowl vents. Teak rub rails
fastened to hull with stainless steel striker. (2) deck prisms. Centerboard is
foil shaped for enhanced performance upwind. Centerboard configuration offers a
minimum draft of 5’-6” with board up, and a maximum draft of 11’ with board
Paramount Pictures selected BLUE STAR to be featured
as the sail boat in ‘Bristol’ condition for its movie, ‘Failure to Launch’
starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey. This selection was made
after the Governor’s office for Tourism referred their call to several boat
yards and much competition from visited yachts resulted in BLUE STAR’s selection.
This selection speaks to the pristine condition of the yacht. BLUE STAR’s role
resulted in signed logs by Sarah and Matthew; one extra, transparent Bimini;
and one set of new ‘blue’ cockpit cushions (desire of the Director, but in the
end BLUE STAR’s white cushions were chosen).
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.