Shibumi is a Motorsailer 65' Motorsailer currently listed for sale on the market. While this boat is not currently listed with United Yacht Sales, our team is happy to work on your behalf in the research and potential sale of the vessel. Our commitment to our clients is to find the best yacht available that fits the their needs, no matter where its listed. United is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Motorsailers and similar boats.
AN ABSOLUTE INCREDIBLE YACHT AT AN ABSOLUTE INCREDIBLE
PRICE - AS IS, BUT AS IS, IS VERY IMPRESSIVE!
1974 Custom Custom Twin Keel Offshore Pilothouse Cruising Ketch, Designed by Alan Wright, SHIBUMI is a 65 foot custom built twin keel composite constructed, ketch rigged cruising motorsailor with enclosed pilothouse specifically designed for comfortable, long term, bluewater cruising in remote areas. She is an all weather go-anywhere vessel that can be handled by two people. Built in Auckland NZ. Engine is a Gardner 8LXB Diesel including complete rebuild of fuel injection system and her Hundested variable pitch propeller system in 2011. SHIBUMIs layout includes a master cabin and second guest cabin aft, a forward guest cabin, saloon, galley and navigation station forward with a large pilothouse above the engine room. Walk-in engine room and shop provide easy maintenance of all systems. Construction Highlights: Triple fiberglass and double end grain balsa core hull to 9 below waterline-Twin Keel, twin rudder, with 4.5 tons of lead-integral diesel Tankage of 1100 gallon diesel. Water Tankage 720 gallons. Other Tankage-holding tank, lubricating oil and hydraulic oil. Forward and aft watertight collision bulkheads Watertight bulkhead fore and aft of engine compartment with sealing hatches. Stainless companionway security grates-Aluminum plate sliding companionway closures. Enormous below decks and topside storage Safety Features:Pilot House with full waterproof protection- Triple fiberglass and double end grain balsa core hull-Fwd and Aft watertight collision bulkheads-Bulkheaded engine compartment-Gardner 8LXB Engine-Main Engine driven high output emergency water evacuation pump system, plumbed and valved to each major compartment-4 automatic electric bilge pumps -Bilge high water level alarms-Doubleiple hull construction- SHIBUMI is a find of a life time! As is....is good condition at a poor condition price!
The Gardner 8LXB engine (s/n 180147) is a very reliable, low RPM, long-lived engine. The manufacturer recommended oil changes every 600 hours and overhauls every 20,000 hours. The present engine hours are 5,800. The maximum RPM is 1,300, but cruising RPM is 800. At 5,000 hours in 1987, the heads were removed to clean carbon and grind valves. At the same time, the heat exchanger, oil coolers, and bronze and carbon steel salt water pump were rebuilt per the manufacturer's specifications. In 2003, the heads and exchangers and raw water pump were rebuilt again. In 2011, the fuel injection pumps, governing systems and injectors were rebuilt. There is a spare Gardner starter and eight spare injectors, complete instructions, and special engine tools. Other features include Morse controls for both steering stations. It has a built in oil and fluid change pump system.
The fuel system draws fuel from 2 forward hull tanks and 2 keel tanks through a manifold to a 20 gallon day tank by either an automatic 24 VDC pump or a back up hand pump. The fuel is filtered three times before it is supplied to the engine. Fuel can be transferred among any of the four tanks or recycled to polish the fuel in any one tank.
Radios ICOM 710 RT SSB/Ham radio Standard Horizon Fog Signal and Hailer Standard Horizon Matrix 2150 AIS & DSC VHF ICOM M502 DSC VHF with remote to aft deck steering station.
Main engine, emergency and fresh water piping is hard drawn copper tubing connected by brass fittings or brazed bolted flanges.
The triple fiberglass and double end grain balsa core hull is 2.5-3.0 inch thick to a depth of 9 inch below the waterline, then transitioning to solid glass approximately 1 1/8 inch thick. Decks are ¾ inch plywood double treated then 5/32 inch fiberglass layup and covered with ¾ inch teak planking. The original teak decks were replaced in 2002.
This beautiful yacht has sailed offshore many times, cruiser twice across the Atlantic, around the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South America. SHIBUMI sails well both in light to heavy conditions. Sheets and jib furling lines lead to pilot house. You'll love this boat and will enjoy the all of the wonderful times and memories that comes with ownership of this timeless classic Motorsailer Ketch.