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Old 01-01-2018, 10:27   #1
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52ft custom metal, ketch rigged sailboat

Well known and published Asperida is for sale. Designed by Van der Meer was built in Holland in 1967 as a research project for the Institute of Metallurgy of Alabama University . The goal was to find the perfect material for the boat building. The hull is made of solid 4 mm thick copper-nickel alloy UNS C71500, which is supported by a 6 mm frame made of the same alloy. I'm not going to repeat tons of information easily available on the Internet and the discussion groups about this boat. I'm the sixth owner and in the years 2001 to 2013 I've completely rebuilt the whole interior and reequipped the vessel. Asperida currently is in a marina in Rio Dulce , Guatemala . This is a beautiful, safe and cheap place to prepare the boat for the farther adventure . It is possible to stay in the same slip after the ownership transfer. It costs only $210 a month and the place is hurricane safe. There is a big workshop with a lot of power tool in the marina. The boat is documented with the CG and also registered in the state of Florida. I hope to get for it around $150k but this is off course a subject of negotiation.

Description:
Starting from the bow, the first compartment, a fore pick, is separated from the rest of the hull by a stainless steel watertight collision bulkhead. The access there is through a heavy duty hatch from the deck . It's used as a storage for the chain, some anchors and some not very often used sails. The next behind the bulkhead there is a crews cabin . There are 4 single bunks on two levels. Under the lower beds there is a large storage. Going aft , on the port there is a head with a toilet, sink and a shower. A large storage cabinet is located on the starboard side. Next, behind the door there is saloon with a large foldable table and settee which can serve as beds for two people. From the saloon there is an access by the companionway to the pilot house and the cockpit. On the starboard right behind the salon there is a galley with a huge, deep double sink, washer/ drier, stove and freezers. There is plenty of counter space and storage. On the port side there is an large engine room where besides all the machinery there is a large workbench and a lot of storage for tools and spare parts. Farther aft located is the owner cabin with plenty of cloth storage, large head, one double and one single bed. The last compartment is an aft pick also separated from the rest of the boat by watertight bulkhead . Besides steering rams and pumps , there is the waste tank and the vacuum pump servicing both toilets inside. It is also used as a storage for a spare dinghy and other equipment

Parameters:
- LOD 52'
- Net tonnage 31 NRT
- Draft 5' 8
- Fuel tank ~400 gals
- Water tank ~ 400 gals
- Waste tank ~ 20 gals
- Engine Perkins T6.354 with hydraulic control (2 stations)
- Steering hydraulic Capilano
- Vetus bow thruster
Sails
- wooden spars in good condition
- large number of basic sails not new but still useful
- complete set of storm sails with few different size jibs
- almost new huge asymmetrical spinnaker
- large aluminum telescopic spinnaker pole
Electrical
- Onan 9kW diesel generator
- Honda 2 kW gasoline generator
- 16 Concorde 6V AGM batteries (225 Ah each) in two banks 12/24V (aircraft quality )
- 2pcs group 4 starting batteries
- battery monitors
- Trace 2kW inverter/charger
- Prosine 2kW inverter/charger
- Xantrex 60A solar controller
- Sentry battery charger (for starting battery)
- 2kW insulation transformer
- ~ 500W of solar panels
- wind generator (useless) but there is a mount to install better one
Heating and Cooling
- Dickinson Adriatyk diesel stove
- propane stovetop with a tank and connections (not permanent installation )
- Webasto hot water heater
- Two toploader freezer/refrigerators with gimballed Danfoss BD50 12V compressors
- Webasto air conditioner in the aft (owner) cabin
- portable dehumidifier
- Webasto diesel air heater (not installed yet)
Anchoring
- 1Kw electric chain/rope windlass
- 120' of 3/8 galvanized chain
- 60' of 3/8 stainless chain
- 300' of 1 braided nylon rope
- 600' of 3/4 3-strand nylon rope
- Manson Supreme 45 galvanized anchor
- stainless CQR ~45 lbs anchor
- Fortress FX23 stern anchor
- Fortress FX125 storm anchor
- Large Fishermen storm anchor ~120lbs
- Para-tech sea anchor
Electronics
- two stationery computers (itx) one dedicated to the navigation, the other general purpose.
- Iridium GO! Global on line access
- Simrad Broadband 4G Radar
- Interphase PC/ View foreword looking sonar
- Icom IC-M700Pro SSB Transceiver
- Icom IC-M127 VHF Transceiver
- Nauticast X-Pack AIS Transceiver
- Silva Nexus instrument Network (needs new server box)
- Autonav Nexus A-1500 autopilot
- Cetrek spare autopilot
- Garmin main GPS
- a couple handheld VHFs
- a couple binoculars
Other devices and equipment
- Spectra Ventura 150 watermaker
- PUR Power surviver 40E watermaker.
- PUR manual watermaker for the liferaft
- Dahon two folding bicycles
- Sailrite LSZ-1 sewing machine
- 9' RIB dinghy
- 10' soft bottom dinghy
- two outboard motors
- Cornelius diving tank filing compressor (electric)
- Diving gears for one person
- Milwaukee Winch Buddy sailboat cordless winch assist.
- Battery powered MIG welder
- many power and hand tools
- large collection of ss fasteners
- miles of spare lines (new and hi-tech also )
- a lot of spare parts (for example: complete steering system replacement including rams, pumps and even autopilot)
- thousands of cruising guides, charts , manuals and books in both paper and electronic form.

Asperida is not a fixer upper but o that size of boat with this number of the equipment there is always something to do. There is a lot of wood on the deck which in tropics has to be re varnished pretty often but considering the cost of the local labor it is not really big deal .

Link to more pictures
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1AmytlSb7w41yuViAAiLpxfvW1ZActR8m
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:00   #2
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Good article about the Asperida's history :

https://www.copper.org/applications/...boat_hull.html
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Old 27-01-2018, 15:44   #3
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Hi Tristan,

What condition is the engine in? Why was it burning oil?

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Old 27-01-2018, 16:55   #4
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It has never been. There was a leak in the heat exchanger and the oil was going with the cooling water to the exhaust. Fortunately, I had another heat exchanger and after replacement the problem was gone. The engine is running great !
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Re: 52ft custom metal, ketch rigged sailboat

What an absolutely gorgeous boat! The origin - being a project of the university of Alabama, and so on - make for an interesting read. Reading about its write-up by the Royal Naval Academy - it's a piece of maritime history! The 2004 survey makes it seem pretty darned sound. What's the boat been doing since that time?

Guatemala may be a little inaccessible for some, so may slow down the marketing. Kiind'a wish I was in a position to come down there myself. Good Luck!
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I'd like to talk with you about this boat. Please call or text me at 808-209-0907.
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I will stay in Rio Dulce until April 15. I would like to establish some contacts with the potential buyers until then. Later, contact with me might be a little bit difficult (another crazy adventure)
I would seriously consider until then any offers above $80 000.
Next time I should be here at the end of the year.
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Hi Tristan~!

I'm interested in your boat. Could you shoot me off a mail to nevtaylorthesailor att gma!l dott comm? thx
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The very basic floor and sail plans :
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Hello Tristan,

Me and my family are very interested in your boat.
What a magnificent vessel, she is beautiful.
We are living in Curacao so we can arrange some things...
We want to see the boat.
please contact me through mail or phone.
bb.brouwer@ home .nl - +5999 566 1982

thank you very much
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Tristan, have you sold the boat?
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No, the boat is still available !
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A very interesting boat indeed. Wish I was in a better position to acquire a boat with this history behind it. Good luck with selling it.
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A very interesting boat indeed. Wish I was in a better position to acquire a boat with this history behind it. Good luck with selling it.
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