Dovekie is hull number 762 of the 802 HR352's built. These very popular center-cockpit cruisers are offshore capable yet small enough for daysailing, overnights, or weekend sailing. The HR352 was considered a breakthrough yacht when Olle Enderlein teamed with Christophe Rassy in 1978. She is very spacious below while retaining good sailing characteristics. Dovekie was delivered new to Japan where she spent four years. She was sailed across the Pacific to Seattle and has since cruised the Pacific Northwest. Dovekie is ready for her fourth owner and new adventures.
Dovekie is located on beautiful Bainbridge Island. Please call the broker Bob Schoonmaker @ 206-818-7394.
All boats sold through Swiftsure Yachts are sold through our Seattle office and appropriate taxes and fees apply.
Engine replaced with new Beta Marine 38hp with new gearbox (2017)
Interior joinery is built of satin varnished African Mahogony with all bulkhead and members glassed and tabbed to the hull and deck. The overhead is of marine plywood covered with white vinyl with inlayed Mahogony staves. The cabin sole is teak and holly plywood covered with removable beige carpets. Upholstery is blue cordouroy. Reading and overhead lights provide cabin illumination at night. Three large and one smaller opening overhead hatches provide natural light and ventilation in conjunction with eight fixed ports in the hull sides. Locker and cabinet doors are fully louvered and constructed of solid Mahogony.
One descends five steps from the center cockpit to the cabin. Two staterooms and one head will sleep four with additional sleeping for two on the salon settees (with lee cloths). Starting forward is the forward stateroom with "V" berth and infill. There are shelves beneath the deck edges and a cabinet up high and forward. Two drawers and two bins are located under the "V" berth with further storage located beneath the mattress boards. A door and overhead shade provide privacy. In the passageway to starboard are two hanging lockers-one smaller and the other quite large. To port is the head/shower compartment with china basin, mirror, Jabsco head, shower curtain, handheld shower nozzle, teak shower grate, and three storage cabinets. The head compartment door swings aft to close off the forward area from the main salon or can close off just the head compartment. This provides a nice dressing area.
The saloon features an "L" shaped settee to port, a centerline dropleaf table, and a straight settee to starboard. The settee backs lift up and secure to provide wider berths when sleeping in the salon, as well as access to storage along the staved hull sides. There are bookshelves and cabinets above the settees and storage below the starboard settee. The dining table center section lifts to access a spirits locker. Grabrails are mounted to port and starboard on the overhead.
To starboard of the companionway is the galley. A row of five drawers is foward of the gimballing Optimus stove/oven. Outboard just above the countertop, behind sliders is the dish storage with movable dowels securing differing sized dishes. Beneath the deck edge is cabinet storage. A top loading fridge/freezer compartment is set into the starboard, aft countertop. Double stainless steel sinks with a single lever faucet are set in the aft countertop. Overhead cabinets above the aft bulkhead have dedicated cup and mug storage.
To port is the foward facing navigation station. A chart table with drawer underneath provides a secure and comfortable location for the navigator to work. A locker with wine bottle storage is located beneath the chart table. Aft of the nav station are lockers for miscellaneous gear. Engine room access is inboard, in the passageway to the aft stateroom. Two hinged, removable doors open to this large machinery space, locate beneath the center cockpit.
The aft cabin is surprisingly large for a center-cockpit thirty-five foot boat designed in the seventies. A large hanging locker is to port. A double bunk is to starboard and a single bunk to port. There is a bookshelf to starboard. Mattress boards lift to access storage beneath the bunks. Two reading lights, a large opening overhead hatch with shade, and two fixed ports in the hull provide light and ventilation.
Mechanical and Systems
Deck & Hull
The hull is white gel coat with a blue sheer stripe, boot stripe, and cockpit coaming stripe. . The fiberglass decks are overlayed with teak and rubber while the slightly raised coachroof has molded-in non-skid. Teak grab rails top the coachroof forward and aft. The center-cockpit is protected by a windshield and soft/foldable dodger (new 2016). Varnished outer chart tables are located adjacent the companionway under the windshield. Deck storage is in three lockers including the bow locker, top opening stern locker, and large cockpit locker. The cockpit locker has dividers and shelves with dedicated storage for the washboards and cockpit table. Raised bulwarks are topped with teak caprails. A molded-in rub rail is capped with a brass rub strip. Stainless steel strips protect mooring lines adjacent the six large mooring cleats mounted on the caprail. An extra towing cleat is mounted on the stern caprail.
Sails & Rigging
Wm roll up dinghy
Mercury 6hp Four Stroke
130 watts of solar panel on lifelines