Murray Peterson Gaff Schooner Coaster III

A Bristol Classic Schooner
US$169,000.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  311662
  • Length  ·  41'0"
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 46hp, Yanmar 4JH2F (1992)
  • Lying  ·  Portland, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Boatshed Seattle
Boatshed Seattle
Dave Carleson

Extra Details

Designer Murray Peterson
Builder Clifford Gary Niederer, Hull #8
Lying Portland, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 130.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 25/06/2021

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 46hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH2F (1992)
Engine Hours engine1= 186
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Paul Luke feathering 3-blade 22 x 15 bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots

The engine has 186 hours since major overhaul (in 2019) and 2,867 total hours. The Kawasaki KBW-20 hydraulic reduction gear is 3.23:1 ratio. New motor mounts were installed in 2013.

New batteries, cables, inverter and DC panels and circuits (2019).

Six (6) Rolls Group GC-2 6-volt 230 AH batteries wired in two (2) 12-volt banks with an Outback OBX Extreme 4 KW inverter/charger

The Paul Luke feathering propellor was serviced in 2021. The shaft is 1 1/2" stainless alloy.

Dimensions

Length 41'0"
LOD 41'0"
Beam 12'0"
Draft Max 7'0"
Displacement 34,005.7lbs
Headroom 6'2"
Storage On marina

Rig

Schooner rigged Clifford Niederer Wood spars (1983) with Other standing rigging (unknown year)

Sails

Reefing mainsail - Other (unknown year)
Headsail Port Townsend Sails - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Foresail (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)
Topsail (unknown year)
Gollywobbler (main topsail balloon staysail) (unknown year)

All sails were made by Port Townsend Sails, Also know as Carol Hassie. New in early 2000, and are dacron with hand sewn cringles and leather, new mast hoops, with light wear and in good condition. much of the standing rigging and deck hardware including chainplates has been replaced, some with custom cast bronze components. the standing rigging is by Brian Toss Rigging and is galvanized steel, served and parceled.

The masts were pulled in 2018 and fully inspected and refinished. Spars are of clear grain Sitka spruce.

Running rigging includes 3/8", 1/2" and 5/8" nylon three-strand line. Traditional block and tackle rigging controls the sails.

The boat comes with sail covers, boom covers, covers for all exterior varnished wood components, and a full boat cover to protect the finish and wood materials from the elements year-round.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 110 shore power voltage, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Total LOA 58'

Traditionally-built with Douglas Fir planking on bent 2" x 2 1/4" oak frames generally spaced at 8 1/2". The frames in the wineglass counter stern are double-sawn. Sheer clamp is 2" x 6" and floors are 2 1/2" in dimension. Heavy galvanized steel webs at intervals serve as knees and as floor reinforcement. Marine plywood bulkheads. The deck is of old growth fir planking on oak frames. The deck planking is newly installed and caulked.

A tremendous amount of work has recently been completed including transom re-planking, new cockpit framing, planking and decking replacement, two Samson posts and belowdeck reinforcements added aft, a new bowsprit with all fittings replaced, stemhead configured for twin anchor rollers, bow bulwarks rebuilt, all hatches, ports, and windows re-bedded and sealed, bronze guards fitted over the companionway hatches, both masts pulled and refurbished, custom new bronze deck hardware installed, making for a thorough and complete Bristol quality refit in all.

The hull is well caulked and sealed with no open seams or butts, no proud planks or indications of fastener failure or previous repair. The hull was sanded to bare wood at a recent haul out, fasteners inspected, through-hull fittings and running gear serviced, and the hull was primed and painted above and below the waterline as well as all topsides repainted. The survey notes: "all was found to be of above average quality in materials and workmanship, finished to or exceeding accepted industry standards."

The structure inside is intact and well preserved with no visibly weakened frames. The aft frames are sistered and the keel bolts when surveyed appeared sound. The 2021 haul out included new bottom paint applied.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

This is a classic Murray Peterson Coaster schooner with two trunk cabins and solid bridge decks at the companionway access hatches.

From the aft bridge deck enter the main cabin below. To port is the galley with propane stove and oven, sink and manual water pump. To starboard is a navigation station, icebox with Technautics Cool Blue cold plate refrigeration, and ample storage. Next forward to port is a settee berth, and forward is a storage locker and diesel cabin heater in this space. The Dickinson Newport diesel heater includes a water coil for galley hot water. Opposite to starboard is an L-shaped settee berth with storage beneath and outboard.

A bulkhead door to port leads forward into a stateroom with berths port and starboard. Fuel and water tanks are located beneath the berths. Between the berths are the inverter, battery switches and covered battery storage, and a coaming hatch to access the diesel engine.

A bulkhead door forward leads to an enclosed marine toilet compartment with another door leading into the forecabin. The toilet is a Sea-Land Type 2 Marine Sanitation Device waste treatment system.

The forecabin has port and starboard berths and a companionway hatch to the main deck.

3 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Oven
Sink
Cooler
Refrigerator
Manual water system

This is a classic Murray Peterson Coaster schooner with two trunk cabins and solid bridge decks at the companionway access hatches.

From the aft bridge deck enter the main cabin below. To port is the galley with propane stove and oven, sink and manual water pump. To starboard is a navigation station, icebox with Technautics Cool Blue cold plate refrigeration, and ample storage. Next forward to port is a settee berth, and forward is a storage locker and diesel cabin heater in this space. The Dickinson Newport diesel heater includes a water coil for galley hot water. Opposite to starboard is an L-shaped settee berth with storage beneath and outboard.

A bulkhead door to port leads forward into a stateroom with berths port and starboard. Fuel and water tanks are located beneath the berths. Between the berths are the inverter, battery switches and covered battery storage, and a coaming hatch to access the diesel engine.

A bulkhead door forward leads to an enclosed marine toilet compartment with another door leading into the forecabin. The toilet is a Sea-Land Type 2 Marine Sanitation Device waste treatment system.

The forecabin has port and starboard berths and a companionway hatch to the main deck.

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Tonneau cover
Rode
Fenders
Boathook

Manual windlass
3 anchors
(40# Fisherman (2 each); 45# Danforth)
Zodiac 8.5 ft dinghy (unknown year)
(Inflatable)
3/8" galvanized 3-G anchor chain (port anchor);
1" three-strand nylon rode (starboard anchor)

Nav Equipment

Compass
Radar
VHF DSC radio
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Ritchie 5" binnacle compass, circa 1929;
Commodore Dingo model compass in master stateroom;
Raymarine Hybrid-Touch 9" Multifunction Display with GPS, Chart Plotter, Depth Sounder, and Radar (2020);
Raymarine Evolution Series EV-400 Autopilot with Model P70 digital color display and control head (2020);
ICOM Model IC-M604 VHF DSC marine radio;
US Navy (Seth Thomas) ships clock and barometer;
LED navigation lights fitted to traditional fixtures;
Anchor bell

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Horn
EPIRB 406MHz

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fire Extinguishers:
Type B-1 (3); Type B-2 (2);
Life Jackets and PFD:
Five (5) Type II Adult;
Two (2) Exposure Suits, Adult;
One (1) Type IV Horseshoe Ring Buoy;
Offshore First Aid Kit, supplemented;
SOS Distress Visual Distress Signal Light;
Abandon Ship Kit;
Kerosene lanterns, two (2) each;
(Noted in survey: EPIRB requires battery replacement; LPG system requires a safety shut-off solenoid)

Broker's Comments

5 VIRTUAL TOURS - 1 VIDEO - 100 PHOTOS - FULL SPECS & BROKER'S COMMENTS CAN BE VIEWED OF THIS VESSEL!

An American classic, our Murray Peterson Coaster III Schooner brings a timeless traditional yacht design into the modern era in a full- refit and meticulously cared-for wooden vessel.

This schooner has been featured at the Wooden Boat Show in Port Townsend and refit by expert shipwrights in that community and at other West Coast ports. Major work accomplished through multiple refits over the past two decades has addressed every need from bowsprit to transom and from masthead to keel. This has included replacement of traditional fittings and rigging components, refinishing masts and booms, a new bowsprit and custom bronze deck hardware, new decks, transom and cockpit, a recent major engine overhaul... all of the big stuff.

Remarks from the survey in 2021 noted: "this vessel is one of a small community of vessels built with traditional materials to traditional design but with modern methods applied where appropriate." Some of those improvements include the upgraded electrical system with an Outback 4KW Inverter-Charger; a major overhaul for the Yanmar 46 HP diesel engine; a new Raymarine electronics suite with integrated autopilot, and even an LED upgrade for all navigation lights... but housed in the traditional fixtures.

This is a vessel that has had continuous maintenance and refit over years as noted in the maintenance logbooks -- NOT a boat that decayed and that subsequently required major restoration.

The layout is traditional and authentic belowdecks with separated cabins and sleeping accommodations for six in single sea berths. The original galley now includes a modern cold-plate refrigeration system in the ice box, and a cozy Dickinson diesel cabin heater that provides hot water to the galley sink underway.

It's the kind of boat that may tempt you to stand an anchor watch aboard her one night on a full moon in a quiet cove somewhere. Or perhaps a boat for taking the kids out to experience traditional sail and to learn how to run a small ship with hand lines, block and tackle.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Murray Peterson Gaff Schooner Coaster III has been personally photographed and viewed by Dave Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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