This is a 45 foot steel hull auxiliary sloop designed by John Alden & Co, as design #882. Vessel was built originally for Jack Aron of New York, NY as the yacht “Alibubu IV” by Abeking & Rasmussen in Bremen, Germany. The interior is a tri-cabin, two level deck layout with head to starboard and galley to port. Vessel is composite construction with custom built flush welded steel hull and upper cabin framing. Mahogany wood deckhouse, super structure and aft cockpit with bright vanish finish. Decks are replacement plywood and fiberglass / epoxy resin covered. Single spreader mast and boom are box construction of Sitka spruce in bright varnish finish. Auxiliary power is supplied by a 62 hp Beta diesel engine.
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Designer: John Alden & Co.
LOA: 45 ft 8 in
Beam: 11 ft 5 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 5 in
Engine Brand: Beta Marine Ltd. Engine
Engine Model: BF2803
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 53
Engine(s) Total Power: 62 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (37 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (70 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (30 Gallons)
TYPE: Full displacement with keel and skeg rudder.
EXTERIOR HULL: Dark blue painted steel hull with white waterline boot stripe.
FRAMES (RIBS): Vessel is steel framed construction.
TYPE: Painted FRP and plywood composite construction.
COCKPIT: Painted FRP and plywood composite construction.
MATERIAL: Cabin house and deck are a combination of welded steel framework and mahogany wood side construction. Cabin tops are a combination of wood and epoxy resin / fiberglass construction.
DECK HATCHES: Three (3) large opening overhead hatches, one (1) square forward cabin house over v-berth, one (1) over main salon areaand one (1) over galley area. Hatches are clear lexan plastic with wood frames. Appears serviceable.
WINDOWS/PORTS/DOORS: Two (2) opening round bronze portlights located forward in v-berth area. Eight (8) opening 5 1/2 ” X 12 1/2″ portlights, four (4) each on port and starboard forward cabin sides. Two (2) large opening forward 9″ X 19″ portlights in raised cabin area. Large fixed windows on the aft cabin sides. Entrance to the
cabin area is gained by a sliding hatch and doors in the aft cockpit area. Serviceable.
SUPERSTRUCTURE HOUSE TO DECK JOINT: Welded steel superstructure frame work and deck joint.
JOINERY AND FINISH: The joinery and finish of the interior woodwork in very good condition.
CABIN BRIGHT WORK: Varnish finish on all wood doors and trim
ACCOMMODATIONS: Three (3) cabins areas. Forward v-berth, main salon with port and starboard bench seating and raised aft cabin area.
HEADS: One (1) manually operated marine toilet, located on starboard aft. Head was not tested. Appears serviceable.
CABIN HEATING: Cabin heating is provided by Wallas two (2) burner cook top unit. This is a diesel fuel unit with electronic controls.Unit is designed to also work as cabin heater.
STEREO, ETC.:. Alpine AM/FM radio with CD player and cabin speakers. Model DVA-9860.
LOCATION: Port side aft galley area.
SINKS: Single stainless steel sink in galley area.
REFRIGERATION: Danfloss cold plate 12 volt DC refrigeration in galley.
STOVE/OVEN: The stove is a Wallas two (2) burner cook top unit. This is a diesel fuel unit with electronic controls. Unit is designed to also work as cabin heater.
HEAT PROTECTION (INSULATION): Stainless back splash.
TYPE: Auxiliary power plant is a five (5) cylinder diesel naturally aspirated.
MANUFACTURER: Beta Marine Ltd. Engine Type BF2803, 62 BHP @ 2800 RPM
SERIAL NUMBERS: Engine # 5Q0322
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS: Five (5) in line configuration.
INDICATED HOURS: Engine hour meter indicates 53.3 hours.
THROTTLE CONTROLS: Mechanical lever/cable type, at helm station.
EXHAUST SYSTEM: The exhaust system is a direct wet exhaust which is cooled by the engine raw water system.
ENGINE ALARMS: Low oil pressure alarm and coolant over heat warning both visual and audible at navigation station. A
TYPE: Freshwater reservoir type cooling with raw water cooled wet exhaust.
TYPE: Inboard straight drive hydraulic gear.
MANUFACTURER: PRM – Marine Model 260 (Newage)
CONTROLS: Morse type mechanical cable and linkage.
PROP SHAFT: Prop shaft diameter is 2 inch. Material: Bronze.
COUPLER (SAFETY WIRE): Coupler used lock washers.
PACKING GLAND: Stuffing box and packing gland, are bronze draw-bolt type, boot was double clamped
COOLER: Yes. External engine mounted raw water heat exchanger.
MAIN ENGINE(S) FUEL SYSTEM
FUEL TYPE: Diesel.
NUMBER OF TANKS: Two (2) Note: Port tank is not currently operational)
TANKS CAPACITY: Reportedly 70 gallons for both tanks. (35 gallons each)
SECURED: Yes. Nylon ratchet straps.
LOCATION: Fuel tanks are port and starboard, outboard aft under cockpit seating.
MANUFACTURING LABEL: None sighted due to limited access.
FILL PIPE LOCATIONS: Starboard side aft deck. Fill deck fitting clearly marked as to fuel type, diesel.
FILL PIPE MATERIAL: Type A2 USCG approved hose. Serviceable.
HOSE CONNECTIONS, CLAMPS: Double clamped where sighted.
FUEL LINES AND FITTINGS: Grade USCG type A1.
RETURN LINES: Grade USCG type A1.
SHUT-OFF VALVE: Yes. Ball valves at filter.
FUEL FILTERS: Yes. Both remote mounted Racor filter/water separator type and engine mount spin on/off type.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (D.C. SYSTEM)
VOLTAGE: Battery powered 12 volt system.
BATTERIES: Quantity of three (3) batteries, properly secured.
BANKS: Two (2) banks of batteries. One (1) bank of two (2) house batteries located starboard side aft cabin locker. One (1) engine battery llocated on port side of engine in bilge area
MAIN BATTERY SWITCHES: Two (2) main battery switches.
PANEL: DC electrical panel located aft on starboard side navigation station.
BREAKERS/FUSES: Individually switched branch breakers, well marked.
CHARGING SYSTEM (BATTERY CHARGER): Marine grade 110 volt A.C. Manufacturer, Professional Mariner. Model ProMite.
CHARGING SYSTEM (ALTERNATOR): Alternator on main engine.
OUTLETS: 12 Volt outlet was sighted at the navigation and helm station.
TERMINAL BLOCKS: Plastic double sided terminal block with captive lugs
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (A.C. SYSTEM):
SHORE POWER INLET: One (1) 120 VAC 30 amp shore power inlet location, starboard side aft cockpit. Serviceable.
SHORE POWER: Cord: One (1) 50′ long Vinyl: 30 amp 125 volt. Condition: Serviceable.
FRESH WATER SYSTEM:
FRESH WATER SYSTEM: (POTABLE WATER)
STORAGE TANKS: One (1) main ships tank is located on centerline in bow under v-berth.
CAPACITY: Reportedly 37 gallons.
MATERIAL: Copper tank.
PUMPS: Manually operated foot or hand pump faucets located in galley and head
SANITATION (Black Water):
MANUFACTURER: Blakes Lavac Taylors
MANUAL OR ELECTRIC TYPE: Manual head operation.
LOCATION OF HEADS: One (1) aft starboard cabin area.
Certification Type: MSD U.S.C.G. Type III. (Holding tank)
HOLDING TANK: Two (2) 15 gallon plastic holding tanks located under aft main cabin sole.
CAPACITIES: Reported to be 30 gallons total capacity.
SANITATION (GREY WATER):
BASINS, SHOWERS, HOSES AND CLAMPS: The basins on this vessel drain overboard in the near vicinity of the specific basin.
TYPE: Steering is a spoked mahogany wheel attached to bronze dual link worm yoke steering drive attached to rudder stock.
PACKING GLAND: Bronze draw-bolt type packing gland.
ANCHORS: One (1) 44 lb polished steel plow style anchor. Appears serviceable.
RODE MATERIAL: Anchor chain and braided marine grade nylon anchor line, approximately 150′ located in rope locker.
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT:
VHF: Raytheon VHF, Model Ray 55 located at navigation station.
RADAR: Raytheon RL70 radar with display integrated into multi function display at helm and navigation station.
GPS: Raymarine GPS display integrated into multi function display at helm and navigation station
CHART PLOTTER: Raymarine RC520 chartplotter display integrated into multi function display at helm and navigation station.
SPEED LOG: Raymarine speed log is integrated into multi function display at navigation station. Raymarine ST60 Tridata speed log is displayed at navigation station. Appears serviceable.
DEPTH SOUNDER: Raymarine ST60 Tridata digital depth is displayed at navigation station.
NUMBER AND TYPE OF PFD’S: Type II-U.S.C.G. approved PFD’s sighted onboard.
NUMBER OF THROWABLE PFD’S: One (1) Type IV-U.S.C.G. approved throwable device.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: [A6] Three (3) fire extinguishers onboard. Three (3) BC dry chemical type BI .
SOUND DEVICES: Yes. Electric trumpet style twin horn mounted on cabin top, forward of the helm station.
NAVIGATION LIGHTS: Yes. LED navigation lights properly mounted.
INLAND NAVIGATION RULE BOOK (12M-39’4″ OR LONGER)
AUXILIARY SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
BILGE WATER ALARM AND SAFETY SWITCHES: Yes. Vessel is equipped with high water alarm and additional bilge pump located in engine compartment.
BILGE PUMPS: Three (3) bilge pumps. Two (2) lower bilge 12 VDC bilge pumps with automatic float switch. One (1) aft cockpit manually operated diaphragm type pump.
MAST: Wooden mast, Sitka spruce box construction.
SPREADERS: Single spreader rig. Appears serviceable as sighted from deck.
SHROUDS AND STAYS: Shroud and stays were 1X19 stainless wire. Appears serviceable were sighted.
BOOMS: 22′ wood boom, Sitka spruce box construction.
TURNBUCKLES: Turnbuckles of the open design.
TOGGLES: Steel toggles.
WINCHES: Mast has two (2) Meriman bronze wire reel winches mounted for main and jib halyards.
Cockpit has two (2) winches mounted outboard port and starboard.
BLOCKS: A variety of older (wooden – bronze) and newer (composite) blocks were sighted.
MAIN SHEET TRAVELER: Main sheet control is a Harken block and tackle attached to a wood post in aft cockpit.
HALYARDS: Braided halyards with wire to rope splices.
ROLLER FURLING GEAR: Forestay has wire bronze drum early design furling unit.
SAILS: Vessel inventory is reported to include roller furling Genoa, storm jib and mainsail.