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DAVID JONES YACHT BROKERAGE AT ROCKPORT MARINE

33′ K. Aage Nielsen Pilot Sloop – Sold

Sable is a K. Aage Nielsen designed Pilot 33. She is graceful in the water and the ideal coastal crusier. This boat has been expertly cared for (work history below) and always earns admiration in the anchorage. A recent survey is available upon request. The boat is in Belmont, Maine. Additional photos are available at the YachtWorld listing or upon request.

TYPE: Kuntson Pilot 33 Sloop

YEAR BUILT: 1946

HULL MATERIAL: Wood

DESIGNED BY:  Aage Nielsen – at Sparkman & Stephens — S&S Design #539 – Hull #5

BUILDER: Thomas Knutson – Huntington, L.I., New York  – #305

MEASUREMENTS

LOA:  32’-11”                   Draft: 4’-9”

LWL:  24’-0”                     Ballast: 4,500#

Beam: 9’-6”                      Displacement: 12,500#

Headroom: 6’-2”              Sail Area:  495 SF

PROPULSION 

Engine: Westerbeke Model 30C-Three;  25 HP   (2011)

Engine Hours: 299 hours

Cruising Speed: 5 Kn/hr

Max Speed: 6 Kn/hr

Prop: 3 blade bronze on 1” bronze shaft (2011)

TANKS

Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 gallons in Monel tank (under cockpit sole)

Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 30 gallons in 2 Monel tanks (under settee berths)

Holding Tank Capacity: 35 gallons in fiberglass tank (2006) (under V-berth)

HULL & DECK CONSTRUCTION

  • Hull:
    • Carvel planked with 7/8”cedar over steam bent white oak frames.
    • Bronze screw fastened (refastened & re-caulked below waterline – early 1990’s).
    • CCA full keel underbody configuration with keel hung rudder.
    • Lead ballast keel
    • Bronze keel bolts (keel bolts inspected and ballast keel re-bedded early 1990’s. Aft keel bolts inspected 2016 – found to be in excellent condition).
  • Rig:
    • Sitka spruce spars – 7/8 fractional rig
  • Decks:
    • Plywood decks and cabin house top covered with fiberglass set in epoxy, painted with 2 part linear polyurethane Awlgrip paint with a non-skid pattern. (early 1990’s)
  • Cabinhouse & Brightwork:
    • Varnished mahogany cabin trunk sides, cockpit coamings, toerails and hatches.
    • Forward hatch with Lexan top for light (2005)
    • All brightwork was wooded, and had 12 coats of Epiphanes varnish applied by Hinckley yard in 2003.
    • All brightwork has received 1-2 refresher coats every year since.
    • Boat always stored indoors for past 20+ years.
  • Hardware:
    • All hardware is traditional bronze or brass
    • Bronze self-tailing winches, cleats, and chocks
    • Brass bow pulpit and stern pulpit (stern pulpit 2008)
    • Stainless steel lifelines (single) with bronze turnbuckles (2008)
    • Bronze turnbuckle shroud adjusters
    • Custom brass foredeck cowl vent by Paul Luke (2011)
    • Bronze cowl vents on top of cabinhouse
    • Bronze bow roller
    • Bronze manual windlass

COCKPIT

  • Cockpit and bridge deck were completely rebuilt in early 1990’s
  • Large 7’ + cockpit with high coamings
  • Varnished mahogany coamings
  • Tiller steering – varnished ash tiller with decorative ropework
  • Teak bridge deck
  • Dark green vinyl cockpit seat cushions (2002)
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • Teak cockpit sole
  • Seat lockers – port & starboard, and 2 aft
  • Lazarette storage under hatch aft of cockpit
  • Engine controls (Westerbeke panel, Morse throttle, and bronze shifter) all in easy reach of helm
  • Binnacle mounted Ritchie compass mounted forward of cockpit on bridge deck
  • Instruments (Wind/Speed/Depth & GPS) mounted on cabin bulkhead

ACCOMODATIONS & LAYOUT

  • Sleeps 4 in two cabins
  • White interior bulkheads and overhead with varnished mahogany trim and interior cabin house sides.
  • Varnished mahogany cabin sole
  • Separate enclosed head
  • Dark green upholstered cushions throughout

Companionway

  • Varnished mahogany companionway ladder (2008) is removable for easy engine access
  • Varnished companionway sliding hatch and hatch boards
  • Slide in screen

Interior Layout

  • Forward – chain locker
  • Forward – Owner cabin – double V-berth
  • Head to port
  • Hanging locker & drawers to starboard
  • Main salon – settee berths to port & starboard w/ folding table centered
  • Aft – U shaped galley

Galley

Convenient to cockpit, the U-shaped galley with dark green Formica is separated by half bulkheads from main salon. Galley was completely rebuilt in early 1990’s.

  • Galley Sink to starboard w/ storage under
    • Fynspray brass fresh water lever handpump (2002) & seawater footpump spigot
  • Large fiberglass insulated ice box to starboard – drains overboard with footpump
  • Dish storage lockers w/ shelf above to starboard (one locker utilized for electrical panel)
  • Formica counter aft, hinged lid to provide access to engine, battery switch and batteries
  • 2-burner gimbaled Origo alcohol stove to port (2002)
  • SS storage bin under stove
  • Dish lockers w/ shelf above over stove to port
  • All fresh water piping completely replaced 2004

Main Salon

  • Settee berths – port and starboard (water tanks under)
  • Dark green cushions and matching throw pillows w/ ventilation matting under
  • Dining table with folding drop leaf
  • 5 fixed portlights (re-glazed & bedded 2014)
  • Mahogany handrails overhead
  • Painted white interior and overhead with varnished mahogany trim, cabin sole, and cabin house sides.

Head

  • White porcelain sink with brass freshwater handpump (pump re-built 2010)
  • Jabsco manual marine toilet (new 2007)
  • Fiberglass 35 gallon holding tank (new 2006)
  • Electrosense holding tank monitor (2011)
  • Macerator pump (2013) to seacock overboard discharge w/ Y- valve and deck pump out
  • Odorsafe sanitation hoses replaced in 2013
  • Single fixed portlight
  • Linen storage / medicine cabinet locker outboard to port

Storage

  • Storage lockers outboard behind settee berth backs, with shelves above
  • Two hanging lockers to starboard opposite head
  • 6 drawers opposite head
  • Minimal storage under V berth

Forward Cabin

  • V-berth with insert to provide double berth w/ some storage under
  • Dark green cushions
  • Ventilation matting under cushions
  • Shelves outboard – port & starboard
  • Single opening round portlight forward
  • Overhead hatch with Lexan top provides light & ventilation, with screen
  • Access to chain locker forward

NAVIGATION ELECTRONICS

  • Ritchie compass in binnacle mounted at front of cockpit at bridge deck
  • Raytheon RC-420 GPS / Chartplotter – mounted on cabinhouse bulkhead to starboard (2003)
  • Raymarine ST-60 instruments – Wind / Depth / Speed (2003)
  • Furuno radar – on swing out arm into companionway (2003)
  • Standard Horizon Matrix VHF (2004)

SPARS & RIGGING

  • Painted (Sundown Buff) sitka spruce keel stepped mast (reconditioned & repainted 2014)
  • Bright varnished sitka spruce boom (hardware removed, wooded and varnished – 8 coats -2015)
  • Adjustable mainsheet traveler aft of helm
  • Mechanical mainsail outhaul, adjustable downhaul and topping lift
  • Stainless steel upper shrouds & backstay replaced by Pope Sails (2012). Swaged end fittings to bronze turnbuckles.
  • Stainless steel lower shrouds replaced by Pope Sails (2014). Swaged end fittings to bronze turnbuckles.
  • Harken roller furling (2000)
  • Lazy jacks (2010)
  • Sitka spruce spreaders and fractional rig jumper struts – finished bright.
  • Boom crutch
  • Forespar whisker pole ( 2012)
  • Sitka spruce spinnaker pole

WINCHES

  • 2 Lewmar bronze self-tailing sheet winches(2000)
  • 2 Lewmar bronze self-tailing halyard winches (2000)

SAILS

  • Mainsail by Maine Sailing Partners with 2 reef points (2000)
  • Tides Marine low friction Strong Sail sailtrack and sail slides (2000)
  • 130 roller furling genoa by Quantum Sails (2000)
  • Spinnaker by Wilson & Silsby Sailmakers with snuffer (1992)
  • All sails in excellent condition
  • Green Sunbrella sail cover

ELECTRICAL

  • 2 – 12 volt Interstate AGM batteries –  group size 31- 105 AH each  ( 2014 & 2015), charged by engine alternator or by portable solar panel when boat sits at mooring
  • Guest battery selector switch
  • Link 20 battery monitor (2010)
  • 40 watt flexible solar panel  with charger control (2011)
  • Boat completely rewired (2003)
  • New breaker panel by Ocean Pursuits (2003)
  • 12V accessory outlet in cabin
  • LED masthead anchor light
  • All new interior cabin lights (2003) – all LED bulbs (2010)
  • Navigation running lights (2003)
  • Navigation steaming lite & deck lite  (2003)

ENGINE/MECHANICAL

  • Westerbeke Model 30C-Three; freshwater cooled diesel engine (25 HP at 3600 RPM)
    • Boat was repowered in 2011
    • 299 hours
    • Westerbeke “Admirals” engine panel (2011)
    • Morse throttle lever with control cable (2008)
  • 5:1 reduction gear
  • Bronze 1” shaft – stuffing box repacked in 2012
  • Racor fuel filter
  • 12V – 50 ampere engine alternator
  • Bronze raw water sea strainer
  • Bronze 3 blade prop (2011)
  • Two automatic Rule electric bilge pumps controlled by automatic float switches
  • Standard Horizon –CD/stereo with built-in cabin speakers (2010)

GROUND TACKLE

  • 35# Delta anchor with 60’ of chain and 150’ of ½” nylon braided rode
    • Mounted on custom bronze bow roller
  • Manual bronze windlass (2008)
  • 22# Danforth – chock mounted on foredeck w/ 15’ chain and 200’ rode

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Charcoal cabin heater by COLE – with charlie noble smoke pipe
  • Manual Gusher bilge pump – rebuilt 2013. Accessible from cockpit.
  • Custom brass foredeck ventilation cowling by Paul Luke (2011)
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Sitka spruce bright varnished boat hook with bronze end, and decorative ropework handle
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Life jackets
  • Throwable cushions
  • Forespar MOB pole (2014)
  • Horseshoe ring life buoy & bracket mount
  • Swim ladder (2014)
  • Hatch screens
  • 3 kerosene cabin lamps
  • Flares
  • Owner’s Manual – 3-ring binder with all equipment operator manuals
  • Miscellaneous spares

UPGRADES:

1988-1994: (Major re-fit by then Owner who was a shipwright – done for his own use)

  • Ballast keel dropped, re-bedded & keel bolts inspected
  • Refastened hull below water line
  • Re-caulked hull below water line
  • Replaced mast step and mast step floors
  • Repaired engine beds
  • Rebuilt decks including new covering board, epoxy and glass covering with linear polyurethane paint with non- skid pattern.
  • New teak bridge deck
  • New aft deck & new cockpit with new teak cockpit sole
  • New mahogany toe rails
  • New galley & insulated icebox

UPGRADES – con’t:

1995-2000:

  • New cockpit cushions
  • New cabin cushions
  • New bronze self-tailing winches
  • New sails and sailtrack
  • COLE charcoal cabin heater

2001 – 2004:

  • New Harken roller furler
  • New fresh water piping
  • New Standard Horizon Matrix VHF
  • Brightwork renewed – wooded and 12 coats Epiphanes varnish
  • Cabin interior painted
  • New running rigging
  • Boat completely rewired, new breaker panel by Ocean Pursuits
  • All new cabin & navigation lights.
  • New forward hatch with Lexan top
  • New instruments including Raymarine ST60 Wind / Speed / Depth
  • New Raytheon GPS
  • New Furuno radar
  • New Origo alcohol stove

2005 – 2010:

  • New stereo
  • New stern pulpit
  • New life lines
  • New marine toilet
  • New holding tank, macerator pump, and tank monitor
  • New gennaker
  • New anchor, rode, windlass and bow roller

2010 – 2016:

  • New Westerbeke engine
  • New standing rigging
  • New lazy jacks
  • New batteries
  • New solar panel /charger
  • New whisker pole
  • New sanitation hoses
  • Portlights re-bedded and re-glazed
  • Mast repainted
  • Boom wooded and varnished
  • Topsides painted in January 2017

COMMENTS:

SABLE is one of the Sparkman & Stephens Pilot 33’s which were built by the Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corporation to the handsome design by Aage Nielsen while he was collaborating with Olin Stephens after WWII. These vessels are comfortable cruising auxiliaries known for their good sailing characteristics. SABLE placed 4th in her class in the 2006 & 2010 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, and attracts compliments wherever she drops anchor.  She has been well cared for by the last three Owners, all of whom have maintained her in bristol fashion, and continually upgraded her.

SURVEY:

  • A recent (11/16) survey is available, in which no issues were discovered.

LOCATION:Belfast, Maine

TENDER  (Optional)

  • 9’-6” plywood dinghy – classic “Martha’s Tender” design by Joel White, including oars
Price $49,000
Name Sable
Type Sail
Length 32.9 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer K. Aage Nielsen
Classification Sloop

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