Design # 73 by L. Francis Herreshoff
A magnificent example of a Herreshoff copy, authorized by Herreshoff and the original owners of Mistral, built to the highest standards by Legendary Yachts in Seattle, using WEST System epoxy saturation method and modern materials. Carbon fiber masts, electric winches, bow thruster, along with generator and air-conditioning are but a few of her features.
Mistral is another clipper-bowed vessel of what has become known as the Ticonderoga model. She is a little fuller bodied than her ketch sister, but none-the-less a very fast, comfortable boat at sea. Her 6' 3" draft allows her access to many waters otherwise lost to a boat of her size. A com- plete cruiser.
Total Cabins: 3
Owner Cabins: 1
Guest Cabins: 1
Crew Cabins: 1
Berths (Owner): 2
Berths (Guests): 2
Berths (Crew): 2
Bath (Owner): 1
Bath (Guests): 1
Bath (Crew): 1
Bathroom Description: Two heads, Jacuzzi bath tub.
The interior of Mistral is traditional, yet light and open with mahogany raised and white beaded paneling combined with suede upholstery and gold plated hardware.
Epifanes glass and satin spar varnish. Two private staterooms & crew berth quarters (berth for sea). Suede upholstery. Raised mahogany panels. Bead and cove yellow cedar, spruce, and red cedar
paneling. Gold Plated fixtures. Granite galley and head counter tops.
Entertainment center with TV & Stereo system. Navigation Center with computer navigation system.
Starting aft of the chain locker is a crew cabin with two teak berths, two large spacious staterooms for the owner's party, and two berths for crew. A collision bulkhead with watertight door separates this area from the rest of the vessel. Deck access is thru the foredeck hatch.
The spacious owners cabin is next aft with an athwartship full queen berth, large dresser, nightstand and full desk. An ensuite private head with shower is adjacent.
The salon features a U-shaped dining table to port with settee opposite to starboard. This settee converts to a full double berth. A large head with classic wooden framed tub is aft to port of the salon opposite the navigation station.
A guest stateroom is located aft of the salon and head, to port with a full double berth, chest of drawers and hanging locker.
Rig Type: Mistral is a gaff schooner with top masts. Stainless steel rod rigging with wire rigging for the top masts
Mast/s: Carbon fiber fore and main mast by HALL SPARS, with custom Carbon fiber topmasts by GMT added in 2002.
Boom/s: Carbon fiber booms and gaffs by HALL SPARS
Main engines type: PERKINS SABRE 135 Hp diesel engine
Engine hours: 1,006 h
Speed (max.): 10.00 kn
Speed (cruising): 7.00 kn
Propeller: Max-prop 24'' 3-blade feathering prop
Generator type: 10 kw NORTHERN LIGHTS diesel generator, in sound shield
Bowthruster type: Side Power 24 V DV bowthruster (25 hp)
Fuel Tank Description: 400 gallon
Fresh water tank description: 200 gallon
Waste treatment system: 2 separate grey water tanks, each with sump pump
Inverter: 2 Prosine inverters. MASTERVOLT MasterLink Inverter / Charger
Autopilot: ROBERTSON AP20 hydraulic autopilot
GPS/plotter: 2 x GARMIN GPS map 4212 chart plotters
Satnav: Iridium SAILOR SC4000 SatPhone
Echo sounder: GARMIN GSD 22 depth sounder.
OTHERS: GARMIN GMR radome. GARMIN AIS 600. GA 30 GPS antenna. GXM 51 weather antenna
TV: SAMSUNG 5000 LED TV
DVD/Video: Wave WiFi booster
Stereosystem: TV and stereo system
Deep freezer: Yes
Micro wave oven: PRINCESS Gourmet Oven
Stove: GAGGENAU 4 burner electric cooktop
Sailmaker: Sails by Nathaniel Wilson, made from NORTH SAILS Oceanus Dacron, including: Foresail, Mainsail, club staysail, Yankee, 105% Genoa, Topsail, and Fisherman
Main: Foresail and Mainsail by NANCE and UNDERWOOD 2007
Winches: LEWMAR, all self tailing with 4 being electric
Windlass: LOFRANS 24 V DC
Anchor and chain: FORTRESS anchor with rode, 80 LB CQR with 200 feet of chain
Air conditioning: 3 x CRUISE AIR air conditioning units with SMX II controls
Water maker: PUR
VHF-Radiotel: GARMIN VHF 200i. Garmin GMI 10. Poly-Planar Marine Audio System
Tender 1: YAMAHA F8C T8D outboard
Life jackets: Yes
Epirb: GlobalFix iPro 406 MHZ GPS EPIRB
DISPLACEMENT: 72,000 lbs.
BALLAST (Lead): 24,000 lbs.
SAIL AREA: 2200 sq. ft.
Main: 868 sq. ft.
Foresail: 568 sq. ft.
Jib: 428 sq. ft.
Staysail: 306 sq. ft.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE: (At masthead) 64' HIN: LYY63001J999
Mistral is built with the West System epoxy saturation method, sheathed composite construction. Cold molded mahogany and cedar are set in epoxy on galvanized frames. 1 1/4" cedar planking is in the traditional fore and aft direction covered by 3 layers of 1⁄4" mahogany in alternate diagonal directions all set in epoxy. The 2" thick hull is a light, yet very strong type of construction used in much larger yachts. The floors, frames, backbone and stem are hot dipped galvanized steel paint- ed with Awlgrip.
Legendary Yachts, Inc has incorporated it's highly successful composite construction technique in the building of Mistral. Combining structural steel and wood, her hull has been fashioned to with- stand the rigors of the most demanding conditions found at sea. The steel provides a strong, light weight structure over which a wooden skin is applied. In Mistral's case this wooden skin is com- posed of a single 1 1/4" layer of Western Red Cedar over hich is laid three 1/4" layers of Honduras Mahogany.
The whole is fastened with bolts (galvanized fin heads, which were inserted prior to the last layer of mahogany), screws (stainless steel, which were driven into the Cedar thru pre-punched holes in the steel framework), and epoxy to the galvanized frames.
In addition, the cedar planks were edge glued (epoxy) and fastened (stainless ring nails). When taken as a whole, we have provided a single monococque hull, which combined with it's outer epoxy impregnated cloth surface and inner epoxy impregnated surface is impervious to water, allowing for a dry bilge. This construction is intended to provided minimum maintenance obliga- tions, a stiff hull, weight savings and increased interior volume. The topside paint is manufactured by PPG and is an acrylic urethane, color number 2058.
The subdeck is comprised of 2 layers of 1/2" marine plywood, which are through bolted to gal- vanized steel deck beams. The bottom of the subdeck is epoxy coated, while the top surface area is covered with epoxy saturated boat cloth. A 7/8" thich teak deck is bedded in 3M 5200 and fas- tened with #10 Stainless Steel screws over the subdeck. Black Teak Decking Systems caulk over cotton seam tape are in the deck seams. Cabins are AwlGrip non-skid paint, color Moondusk.
Whenever L. Francis Herreshoff was allowed free reign over the conceptual development of a commissioned design, he invariably fell back to what has become known as the Ticonderoga model.
Mistral is a spectacular embodiement of this model, which first emerged during L. Francis' apprenticeship with Burgess, Swasey & Paine. It was design No. 257, known as Joann. When speaking of his passion for this general model he said:
"Now if you takea model like America, cut away her deep forefoot, give her a fuller deck line for- ward, put her ballast all outside, give her a smooth bottom, light spars and cross-cut sails, she will leave our modern racing freaks of the same sail area hull down in a few hours...But best of all, you will have a vessel easy in a sea...You will have room to accommodate the crew necessary to handle the sails.
She will be practical and economical to drive under power at a useful speed and will maintain that speed in a head sea. Last but not least, you will have something which is handsome, and 'hand- some is as handsome does'. You will almost have a thing of beauty and a joy forever, for this model can be made to last a very long time. Dear reader, you may think I am overenthusiastic about this model.
Well, maybe I am..."
It was these endearing qualities which influenced the choice Mistral as a yacht which would pro- vide her owner with a vessel which would enrich his soul. She was L. Francis' 73rd design, drawn in 1937. To some boats are not just a utilitarian object of transportation and sport. Rather they are much more. They express and cultivate one's sense of well being, much like a well sculpted object of art. It is with an extreme debt of gratitude, that Legendary Yachts, Inc has been given the privilege to provide such a joy for one such individual, George H. McEvoy. We thank you!
Deluxe medical kit
3 x automatic bilge pumps
Emergency bilge pump
Vacuflush electric fresh water heads, with overboard option, dockside and macerator discharge.
The galley is located on the forward end of the salon and is well equipped with a generous pantry. Granite countertops
Double SS sink
Overhead wine glass cabinet
Sails and Rigging:
Doyle Cradle Cover stack packs
Schaefer roller furling for the two headsails
A navigation center is just aft to starboard with full size nav desk and storage.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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