'Holy Grail', Custom Aluminium Pilothouse Cutter for Sale

by Captain Howard
(Whidbey Island, Western Washington)

Design: Wittholz and Kaufman

Design: Wittholz and Kaufman

Holy Grail is a fully round bilge professionally built world cruiser, built for the present owners, and designed to sail anywhere in the world. With 50,000 miles under the keel in comfort and safety, she has proven herself an able sailor, often making 160 to 190 miles a day, day after day. With less than 6 foot draft, she is able to explore most of those out of the way lagoons in paradise.

Joinery is of Cherry and Pecan hardwoods with some neutral Formica. With two independent diesel heating systems, ten watertight air vents and nine cabin hatches, she is warm in high latitudes, and airy in the tropics - a true expedition boat. There are 12 deck prisms for good lighting below. Fitted with one private cabin in addition to settee berths for five, one head with stall shower with separate washer/dryer space, Holy Grail is a wonderful and spacious live aboard for one couple. There is also a workshop with metal work bench, vice and drill press in the forepeak, along with lots of storage for tools, spares and materials. It is large enough to be converted to a sleeping cabin if desired. In September 2020, she was hauled out for routine bottom paint and survey. The survey and Audio Gauge, which is an ultrasound to determine the condition of the metal, Holy Grail was declared in perfect condition.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Overall length 51’3″ (plus pulpit overhang);
  • Length on deck 49’0″;
  • Beam 14’2″;
  • Draft (half fuel & water) 5’8″;
  • Draft (cruising) 6’0″;
  • Displacement – design 44,500#;
  • Displacement – est. cruising 48,000#;
  • Keel shoe 1/2″;
  • Keel and keel web 3/8″;
  • Hull – keel web to toe rail 1/4″;
  • Deck and house mostly 3/16″;
  • Tankage: Fuel, keel & internal day 450 US gallons in integral tanks;
  • Tankage: Water, 5 SS tanks 320 USG;
  • Rig: Mast tapered and boom one piece anodized, Isomat with custom spreader through-bars;
  • Standing Rigging 3/8″ 316 SS – 2016;
  • Fittings, Norseman reusable;
  • Backstay adjuster, manual;
  • Walder Boom Brake;
  • Inner jibstay with pelican hook;
  • Jib roller furler – Profurl 2012;
  • Insulated backstay for Ham & SSB;
  • Sails: Main 2012, Jib 100% blade 2001, Staysail 2016 with reef points, Drifter 1992, Spinnaker 100% tri-radial 1992, Spinnaker 75% Storm, 2.2 oz., 1992, Storm Trysail 1992, Storm Staysail 1992.


EQUIPMENT:
  • Engine, 80 hp Cummins B3.9;
  • Max Prop 3 blade & Henderson dripless shaft seal;
  • Generator, 8kw Northern Lights;
  • Alternator, 165 amp shaft driven;
  • Watermaker, 16-20 gph, modular, currently uninstalled;
  • Batteries, 6 – 8D Lifeline, 2016;
  • Frig/freezer, Fleming 110 volt R-22;
  • Deck wash, Jabsco;
  • Pressure Water, Groco PJR;
  • Hot Water heater, Seaward 11 gallon with heat exchanger;
  • Bilge pumps, 5 12 v automatic Rule with alternative manual switches;
  • Bilge pump, manual, two Whale;
  • Shower sump, automatic rule;
  • Heating: Dickinson and Custom, both with recirculating boiler systems and radiators;
  • Ventilation cabin fans: 5;
  • Stove, Force 10 propane gimballed 3 burner and oven;
  • Spares galore: Injectors, head gaskets, pumps for main & genset, more than can be listed.


ELECTRONICS:
  • Raymarine GPS Chartplotter 9″;
  • Raymarine Seatalk speed, depth, wind;
  • Raymarine TriData;
  • WH autopilot;
  • Garmin GPS;
  • VHF radio with AIS receive, Standard Horizon;
  • HAM radio, Kenwood 450S, with SSB mod and manual antenna tuner;
  • Radar, Furuno 24 mile model 1720;
  • Epirbs, 406 mhz and 121mhz.


DECK GEAR:
  • Hatches, 11 Goiot and Bomar;
  • Prisms, 10 Stainless and glass;
  • Cowl Vents, six 5″ stainless steel;
  • Winches, 12 Andersen, SS size 66 to 16;
  • Aqua Signal running lights, tricolor and strobe;
  • Windless, Maxwell 3000 for chain and rope;
  • Anchors: Primary 50kg Bruce, Stern Fortress 55, spares: Herreshoff 65# fisherman, Pekney 95# Stainless with conversions to mud, sand and rock flukes;
  • Anchor rode: Primary 325′ hi test 3/8″ chain; secondary 50′ 3/8″ hi test chain, 250′ 3/4″ nylon; stern 50′ 3/8″ hi test chain, 250′ 3/4″ nylon; parachute anchor 9 foot diameter;
  • Liferaft, Revere Offshore 6 person with cannister;
  • Lifesling;
  • Tenders: 14′ nesting hard dink w/2 rowing stations, 7’6″ oars, Suzuki 6 hp 4 stroke outboard; 13′ inflatable 2 station kayak;
  • Stainless Flopper Stopper;
  • Propane tanks, 2 aluminum 30# lay down in cockpit seat locker.



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