PRICE REDUCED TO $6,500
Of the seven folks who have answered my classified ad on our website, 5 have driven down from various points north to see the boat. The comments from each have ranged from ” beautiful” to “gorgeous” to “the best Sea Sprite I’ve ever seen” which is sort of what I’ve come to expect given the comments I have gotten regularly about her from other knowledgeable sailers, people walking the docks at the marina, and boats splitting tacks with us out on the water. Even the workers at the yard are full of wonderful compliments when they walk past.
Not one of the 5 prospects thought the price I was asking (10K ) was at all out of line and, of course I was happy to hear all the nice compliments. However, of the 5, 4 had to sell their current boat before they could even think of purchasing “Bluegrass” and 2 offered to leave a deposit contingent on the sale of their current boat; an offer I really could not live with. The 5th came with his wife who insisted she could not sail a boat in South Carolina without a Bimini Top and there is really no way you are going to fit a Bimini to a 23 without raising the boom about 18″.
So, rather than haul the boat on April 30th and cover her for the 7 months we are up North I’ve decided to lower the price on the boat to $6,500.00. For any one interested that would require a trailer, a local boat trailer dealer recently quoted me $3,500. for 4500 capacity tandem wheel sailboat trailer set up for the Sprite and ready to go.
If the boat is not sold by April 30th I’ll be hauling her for the season and likely will keep her for our next winter season her in Florida.
This is really a great chance to buy one of the best Sea Sprite Weekenders in the country at an incredible bargin price; one that is ready to go for the coming sailing season up North. The is nothing to do but get her to your slip and splash her for the season.
Due to some logistical problems that I am finding difficult to resolve I have decided to sell my Sea Sprite Weekender, hull number 762.
The boat was launched on 1/17/14 and is ready to sail for the season. I purchased her from Curt Krogen, the CEO of Cadey Krogen Yachts, one of the world premier builders of high end / high quality trawler yachts. Curt purchased the boat to sail on Florida’s Biscayne bay during his frequent stays at his Condo in Miami. As his business grew increasing more demanding, trips to the US from his manufacturing facility in Costa Rica became less frequent and thus prompted him to finally part with the Sea Sprite.
Aside from keeping the boat in immaculate condition and cared for by one of Fort Lauderdale’s best boat yards, Curt made major modifications to the boats rig. He replace the original Dwyer (straight) mast and boom with a new modern tapered aluminum mast with an internal main halyard and a new boom with up-to-date internal reefing mechanisms. The original jumper-strut system was eliminated and the rig was set up with moderate pre-bend. While this work was performed the boats deck stepped mast support system was carefully checked and found to be in excellent condition with no deck sag or deflection under load. The original Lewmar #6 aluminum halyard winches were replace with a pair of more powerful Harken #10 bronze single speed models and a new set of Mack-Shaw sails were ordered; the main with double reef points and the 120% Genoa set up with luff tape to match the new Harken No.1 Roller Furler System. Just installed are a set p/s of Wichard flip-up pad eyes for the clipping on the “inside the shrouds” sheet lead blocks for use when the Genoa is partially furled in heavier breezes. Curt added a marine head with a “Y” valve as well as a set of Ocean Blue Sunbrella cockpit cushions (5). With utmost respect for Murphy’s Law I replaced the Honda 6HP Four Stroke motor that Curt had bought when he originally purchased the boat with a brand new 2013 Yamaha 4HP Four Stroke. It fits nicely in the O.B. well and can easily be lifted out and stored on the stern pulpit’s mounting pad. It has an internal fuel tank as well as a remote 3 gallon tank that fits perfectly in the starboard vented cockpit locker.
Along with the new motor I installed a pair of Lewmar #14 CCST all-chrome self tailing sheet winches ( All- chrome means that the self tailing jaws and mechanism is chrome, not black plastic). At the same time I replace the original black plastic bow and stern chocks with stainless steel models, added a Boom-Kicker rod type boom vang. I also added a complete set of new 3″ foam berth cushions ( Dark Navy Blue with Cream Colored piping), a 14 pound Lewmar Delta Anchor with 20′ of 5/16″ chain and 200′ of 7/16″ rode., a stainless covered hawse pipe over the anchor locker and a unique removable stainless steel bow/anchor roller, a new 3 /3/4″ card bulkhead mount compass, New dock lines and inflatable fenders, and a new Bomar aluminum framed fore deck hatch was installed.
The bow original bow pulpits welded deck mounts were replaced with new investment cast Stainless steel mounts. The boat has bow and stern pulpits and full lifelines with gates p/s. The boats original electric panel is intact but has not been checked although I have no reason to believe there are any problems with it. The “galley” sink is fed by a hand pump from the built-in fresh water tank of unknown capacity. There is a boarding ladder included, a recent 12 volt marine battery, and burgee (masthead) halyard and starboard spreader house pennant halyard.
Completed prior to launch was a complete professional stripping of all exterior brightwork, bleaching, sanding and 4 coats of Sikkens’s Cetol “Clear Gloss” applied, after which the topsides and decks were compounded and waxed. The bottom was properly sanded and given 2 coats of high grade “Sea Hawk” red ablative bottom paint and the black boot stripe given a fresh top coat of Interlux Brightside gloss black.
Bluegrass is presently located in Vero Beach, Florida. There is no trailer or cradle included with the boat but the yard can arrange shipping with any of the reputable boat transporters with whom they regularly do business.
The FIRM price for the boat is $10,000.00. Pictures are below. She can be seen and inspected by arrangement with me at 772-257-5065 or email me with any questions at: