"CELESTE" is a classic traditional designed ketch that turns heads in every port she sails into. Her 4' 3" shoal draft full keel with cutaway forefoot allows her to access shallow bays while cruising. The large center cockpit is great for entertaining. She has spacious accommodations for six with private fore and aft cabins. The vessel has been set up to easily be sailed short handed with all control lines led to the cockpit and the roller furling jib has a self-tending boom. "CELESTE " has had only two owners. The first owner docked the vessel up the Pocasset River and cruised on Buzzard's Bay. The current owner has sailed the boat in FRESH WATER for the past 23 years on Lake Michigan
"CELESTE" has had a major renovation and upgrade which included : upgrading rigging, upgrading the electrical system, rebuilding the cockpit seats, new cockpit coamings, new teak handrails on house top, teak ship's wheel, adding interior trim and ceilings not found in the original construction, Awlgrip paint, and much more.
Construction: The hull is solid fiberglass. The Decks and cabin top are fiberglass over marine plywood. The cabin sides are varnished solid mahogany. The decks, cockpit and house top were painted with Awlgrip paint during the restoration of the vessel.
25 HP Westerbeke 4-91 4-cylinder diesel engine with 1400 engine hours, 30 gallon Monel fuel tank, fresh water closed cooling system, fixed 3-blade bronze propeller, 6 knot cruising speed, wheel steering system with custom teak wheel and binnacle.
New 120 volt AC wiring and electrical panel, New 12 volt DC wiring and electrical panel, New high output Balmer alternator and regulator, 20 AMP battery charger, 3 group-27 house batteries, 1 group-24 starting battery, 120 volt shore power system with 50' 30 amp shore power cord, 7 brass cabin light fixtures, deck light mounted on mizzen mast, masthead light, navigation lights.
Hot and cold pressure water system with 2 water tanks ( total capacity 60 gallons ), hot water is provided by 120 volt hot water heater or heat exchanger off engine, galley and head stainless steel sinks, Wilcox Crittendon manual marine head with 25 gallon holding tank.
Accommodations for 6. The forward stateroom includes a double V-berth, drawers, storage lockers, and large hanging locker with shelf. The aft cabin stateroom includes a large wrap around V-berth, dressing seat, large storage lockers and shelves.
The main salon to port includes a dinette which converts to a double berth, storage lockers and a wet hanging locker. The galley to starboard includes: a gimbaled 2-burner Origo non-pressurized alcohol stove with oven and chopping block top, Adler Barbour 12 volt Cold Machine refrigeration system with freezer ( galley and cockpit access ), large stainless steel sink, abundant counter top space and storage space.
Interior Decor: Has a very elegant feel to the interior. Custom teak varnished trim, white painted bulkheads, custom clear pine varnished ceilings and overhead, teak and holly cabin sole, oriental throw rug, light green interior fabrics, decorator throw pillows, bronze light fixtures.
Ventilation is provided by: 4 hatches, 9 bronze opening ports, 4 dorade vents ( all with screens ).
Ritchie binnacle compass, Corus knot meter with log, Corus depth sounder, Corus wind speed and wind direction indicators, Standard Horizon VHF radio telephone with remote Ram Microphone at the helm.
Mainsail with two reef points and lazy jacks, Mizzen with two reef points, roller furling Working Jib with self tending jib boom, Cruising Spinnaker.
Aluminum main and mizzen masts with aluminum booms, single spreader rigs with stainless steel wire rope standing rigging, aluminum self-tending jib boom, aluminum whisker pole, Furlex roller furling system for headsail, boom vang, all necessary winches and hardware for sailing. All control lines are led to the cockpit, which makes sailing the boat short handed a breeze.
Bow pulpit, stern rail, lifelines with boarding gates port and starboard, electric bilge pump, Whale Gusher manual bilge pump, 4 handheld fire extinguishers, fog horn, ship's bell, flare kit, lightning ground system, emergency tiller, Life Sling man-overboard safety pack, horseshoe life ring, life jackets, throwable flotation cushions, radar reflector, 35 LB. CQR anchor with chain and nylon rope anchor rode, 15 LB. Danforth anchor with nylon rope anchor rode.
Fenders, dock lines, boat hook, swim ladder, water hose. Brown Sunbrella cover cockpit cushions with white piping, Brown Sunbrella dodger with zip-out center window ( 2007 ), brown Sunbrella sail covers. Fresh Micron CRC anti-fouling bottom paint ( Spring 2015 ). Five jack stands for winter storage.