57' Ketch Rig Offshore Cruiser

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    ID 1277 REF mm Length: 57' Year: 1985 Location: Trinidad Price: $134,500
    Hull Material: Other Number of Engines: 1 Total HP: Fuel Type: Diesel
    57' Ketch Rig Offshore Cruiser - SOLD

    Bella Donna was named for her beauty, in Italian (Beautiful Lady). She was built with the greatest of care and only the very best Quality and most expensive gear was selected. She has been continually updated over the years and is truly ready to sail around the world. Bella is powered by wind and solar power, no generator noise and maintenance necessary. She is truly a beautiful cruising vessel, and is priced to sell. The equipment list is large with lots of spares and back ups. Why the low price? Because it?s a Ferro Hull (Ferro cement sailboat) and that affects the resale Value?as simple as that.

    All documentation the photos of the construction of this vessel are available, including all operations manuals. The hull was cemented in one day by a professional Canadian crew and water cured to specs. Our owner tells us "The workmanship, hull and equipment is in excellent condition. Bella has proven herself many times for her comfort, safety, strength, and good sailing abilities. She has been my pride and joy for over 20 years. Time has come to move on."

    Engine: FORD 4 CYL.
    Cruising Speed: 6 KNT.
    Cooling System: Fresh water with salt water heat exchanger.
    Alternator: Motorola 130 AMP hour.
    Belt driven engine HP: 85 HP
    Custom Built: Special Stainless Steel fresh water cooled manifold
    Exhaust: Wet fiberglass aqua-lift
    Engine Model: 256 CU in Diesel
    Engine Hours: 2800
    Fuel Consumption: 1 GAL per hour.
    Fuel Filters: Dual switch able system brand is Dahl and Gauge

    Note: The engine has absolutely no corrosion

    BorgWarner Velvet Drive heavy duty hydraulic 2:1 gear reduction.
    The shaft is a hiquality stainless steel 1.5? diameter
    Prop - Bronze 22? x 14 Pitch LHD.

    Hull and deck was built of Ferro Cement to perfection.
    All documents and pictures are available.
    This vessel was built in a mold upside down,
    The best, hardest and most expensive way to build a Ferro Hull
    All paints are polyurethane
    Cabin construction is 1.5? solid Teak, Top Plywood and fiberglass over.
    All other exterior woods are Teak.


    One trace 2000 watt inverter.
    One Motorola 90 amp hour alternator (driven of the shaft
    while sailing with manual shaft clutch).
    Two Airogen 6 wind generators (hi out put).
    Ten solar panels (siemens) w/auto control charge system.
    One main electrical control panel AC and DC.
    Four 8D 225 amp hour each Gel batteries (new).
    One refrigerator AC and DC top loading well insulated.
    One freezer AC and DC top loading well insulated.


    On the bow, the windlass area has a well deck for dirt and mud from the chain to flush off easy with out messing up the whole deck. The deck just got
    new paint and nonskid LP paint. The nonskid sheeting is a special urethane material which is also a good insulator. Bella has center cockpit, is very
    comfortable and dry while on the way. There are 6 cockpit lockers for storage. The aft deck has a large storage locker. There are 4 large stainless
    steel dorades and 3 aluminum hatches (Bowmar) and 1 large Teak forward hatch. This vessel has never leaked (very dry). The dingy is stored on two
    SST Davids. The Outport motor is stored on a bracket mounted on the Davids for long passages.

    The headroom is 6.3? plus and the layout is well lit, spacious, open and has good
    ventilation, plus excellent insulation. There is no condensation below and all
    storage area is dry and spacious.
    The joinery throughout is mainly Teak, Rose Wood, Koa and Birch. The interior
    varnish is of a satin finish. The large cabin doors are solid Teak and stained
    This yacht has 2 private cabins, and sleeps plus minus 6 persons.
    There are 5 opening Hatches and 4 large Dorade vents.
    One forward cabin with 2 bunks.
    One main saloon.
    One dining settee (sitting 5).
    One mid ship galley.
    One main chart area with companion way.
    One large head and shower.
    One large aft cabin with double bed (master state room).
    One forward storage area.
    Head And Shower

    Water Pressure Pump 40 Psi.
    Hot And Cold.
    Manual Foot Pump.
    2 Stainless Steel Sinks, (1 Deep & 1 Shallow).
    One 3 Burner Stainless Steel Gimble Stove, Brand
    (Cannon) With Oven.
    Lots Of Storage Space.
    2 Fans, 2 Oil Lamps And 2 Fluorescent Lights.
    Galley pots and pans, all high grade cookware.
    (Very expensive)

    One large head and shower is located at mid ship on the STP side. Head and shower are separate. The shower just got new all grip paint (like new).
    The toilet is a brand new unit never used, manual head, brand is Lavac, it is one of the best and trouble free head on the market. The holding tank is a
    50 GAL capacity with 2 options of extraction; (1). Gravity and (2).By Suction.The water heater is ofstainless steel and works on demand (instant),
    powered bypropane gas, a very efficient unit. The counter is a solid marble slab, with a porcelain sea shell shape sink. The ventilation in head and
    shower is very good, it has one Bowmar Hatch over the shower, and one Dorade in the head with a prism for natural light.

    GPS: 2 Garmin
    GPS: 1 Magellan
    Weather Fax Furuno
    Computer: Sony flat screen vaio.
    E-mails: Pactor 2 E modem for
    Ham/SSB: Kenwood TS50 (all bands w/auto tuner).
    Boat Speed & Log: Signet
    Radar: Furuno model 1721 16 mile
    3 VHF: 1 kom,1 Kenwood, 1 Handheld
    Wind & Speed: Telcor.
    Entertainment: One new TV and DVD player.
    Entertainment: One stereo w/amplifier

    Sails & Rigging
    Main sail.
    Genoa 150%
    Jib (storm) 50%
    Stay sail.
    Mizzen sail.
    Mizzen stay sail (black-red-yellow).
    Cruising spinnaker w/snuffer (white-blue-orange).

    All sails are made in the USA by Kern?s Cruising Sails and by Oddessey in New Port Beach Calf.

    All sails are in very good condition (no patches).

    Main mast, mizzen mast and booms are ¼? aluminum.
    All masts and boom build by Forespare S.Calf.
    Roller furling headsail Stream Stay 2.
    Roller furling Mainsail Schaefer.
    All standing rigging wire is 3/8? 316 SST and was replaced in 2003.
    All turn buckles are merriman bronze and SST shaft. All upper and
    lower terminals are SST Norseman and STA-LOCK, (no swages)
    all chain plates are 316 SST ¼? reinforced polished. Bobstay is
    new, never got wet, 5/8? 316 SST and buckle, fore and aft
    ratlines and main and mizzen maststeps for reef navigation and
    maintenance. Running back stays for main and mizzen. This
    vessel can easy be single handed. Top mast has lightening
    rods, wind instruments, Anchor light.


    All winches are SST and self tailing and 2 speed
    2 Andersen # 52
    3 Barlow # 46
    2 Barient # 45
    3 Winches on main mast
    2 Winches on mizzen mast
    1 Winch on mizzen boom
    1 Winch on Davis

    Additional Equipment

    A Maxwell Windless 3000 Lb vertical lift 12 volt and manual operation
    Twin 3/8? SST Chain Port and STR Port never used,
    brand new
    Two Bow Port And STR Port Anchors made in France with a special
    modification 60 Lbs each
    Two Stern Anchors CQR 35 Lbs w/chain and line
    One Special Hurricane Anchor 65 Lbs made in Australia
    One Spare Special Anchor for heavy weather condition.
    Danfort Type (Fortress) Large (Like New)
    One Sea Anchor for hurricane condition at sea w/400 ft
    of line
    Many extra lines and dock lines for Panama Canal Crossing.
    Seven large fenders
    Two large Fender Boards for docking on pilings in rough condition
    1 Ships Bell (Bronze)
    2 Wind Generators (Airogen 6)
    10 Solar Panels w/auto control (Siemens)


    Two electric bilge pumps
    One large 2? manual bilge pumps.
    One gas powered 2? emergency pump (Honda) (4STK).
    One Outport motor 15 HP Honda (4 STRK).
    One underwater video camera custom build
    Many charts to cover 80% of all oceans
    One in mahogany case sextant (plath bronze)
    One fire place (coal and wood burning).
    One air condition unit and central heating 7000 PTU.
    One water maker (little wonder) 150 GAL per day.
    Three fire extinguishers
    Three 20 lbs propane Tanks.
    One 10 ft inflatable dingy w/fiber glass floor.
    One 8 man Avon offshore life raft in container.
    One large 8? Globe master Ritchie Compass.
    One hydraulic steering system (single cylinder hynautic).
    Two flare guns and many flags and 5 life jackets.
    One boarding ladder aluminum.
    Oil lamps throughout the boat.
    Three ships clocks and 1 barometer.
    Four water canisters.
    Four Diesel canisters and gas canisters.
    One 50 ft ship to shore power cord.
    Fishing rods, spear guns and a power head.
    Honda gas scuba compressor
    Honda 1000 W portable generator
    1 SST Bar-B-Que Lpg
    Heavy duty sewing machine in Oak Case(like new)
    Cockpit cusion
    Storm panels (3/8" plexy glass removable.)
    Spare Parts
    Amongst many items, 1 spare Prop and shaft and
    Emergency Tiller.

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