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Layla is now being offered at just $ 28,000 USD
Currently, on the hard at Point Lookout Marina, Ridge, Maryland
They are including an:
8' Portebote dinghy
Suzuki 3hp O/B
Honda Generator - 1000 Watt
A full tank of diesel
She is a wonderful example of the Dreadnought 32 Tahiti Ketch.
Lovingly cared for and really well equipped she is ready to take you cruising
The owners have invested over $ 30,000 in upgrades since purchasing her in 2014 and they continue to their TLC today.
We offer to share a marine survey from Dec 2019 to serious clients
The Dreadnought 32 is a fibreglass replica of the Tahiti Ketch that was built by Dreadnought Boatworks of Carpinteria, California.
It was originally designed by John Hanna in 1932 and William Crealock made a few design modifications for Dreadnought Boatworks who produced 83 hulls between 1973 and 1982.
For the person that wants the freedom to go anywhere on the seas, a fast racer or streamlined sailing yacht just won’t do. So when John Hanna dreamed of going to Tahiti, he designed a stout double ender. He determined the shape to be “the best for cruising with maximum comfort and safety, with minimum effort and risk. From here to any given point at the other end of any ocean”. In 1923 he designed the famed wooden Tahiti Ketch and after testing 6 boats for stability, strength and seaworthiness and sea kindliness under severe conditions. He published plans for the ketch which hundreds of people used in building their own boats. John Hanna explains the Tahiti Ketches success.
“She is dry, that means she stays on top of the waves and does not tend to stick her nose under them. She is easy in her motions, She is remarkably easy to handle and obedient to the helm. She has the much desired but seldom obtained merit of a good cruiser. The ability to sail herself and hold her course for hours with the tiller lashed. She has laughed at the worst storm she has ever yet met”.
Engine and propulsion
Maintenance and Replacement
Tiller Steering - custom laminated white oak 2018 $ 250
Outboard rudder - overhauled 2022 $ 500
Raymarine Tiller Pilot - ST 2000+ 2016 $ 700
VHF RADIO with RAM
Depth sounder and Speedo
110 Volt System
12 Volt System
This boat has great ventilation consisting of:
New set of sails from 2015 - 2018 at a cost of $ 8280
246 sq feet
luff - 22.0’
leech - 23.06’
foot - 8.5’
116 sq feet
luff - 33’ 4”
leech - 29.5’
foot - 24.7’
390 sq feet
Roller Furling for genoa
The hull and decks are on fiberglass construction and built solidly.
Other details include:
Masts and Booms
The galley is nicely enhanced with the addition of:
The head is very nicely done featuring:
The forward cabin has a comfortable feel to it with a generous V-berith with a filler panel.
Generous storage and really good ventilation and light
The main cabin features:
Dodger, Bimini, Side Curtains and an aft curtain 2018 $ 4000
Primary Anchor 2015 $ 2152
Folding steel cradle
This system consists of:
- #1 tank is in the bow under the V berth and is 32 gallons. Tank is fibreglass.
-#2 tank Port Side is fibreglass and is 25 Gallons
-#3 tank is Polyethylene and is 25 gallons
-Water Pressure system pump in a cupboard under galley sink
It supplies water to the galley sink and the head sink / shower
-No foot pump or manual hand pump
-One sink in the galley
-One sink in the head
-no water heater.
-shower in the head combined with the faucet but no Hot water.