Many boaters have had a glimpse of HARMONY at the occasional LRC rendezvous, or perhaps cruising the Bahamas or the east coast. She turns heads where ever she sails and with good reason. HARMONY is a strikingly stunning vessel. Her attributes go much further than her smashing good looks. She is sea kindly, economical, spacious, well designed, and well equipped and a well executed sea going trawler. Few in number, these heavily built, sturdy, small ships in the LRC family continue to have a strong following and real gems like HARMONY are quite rare.
Harmony's current owner bought her in 1999. She retains her original manuals, brochures, blue prints and even a 1976 Motorboating & Sailing Performance Test article by Dex Hart. Her vintage attributes remain and can easily be seen in the accompanying photographs. Her owner has, however, made meaningful upgrades throughout his years of care and attention. She has obviously enjoyed excellent maintenance her entire life and it shows in her hardware, engine room, interior and the condition of her hull. The excellent maintenance records convey as do the historical documents.
HARMONY has just returned to her berth from a spring haul (March 2011) during which her hull bottom was sanded, thru hull scoops removed and cleaned, running gear taken to bare metal, primed and painted with two coats of Pettit Vivid, zincs replaced and bottom painted with Pettit Trinidad.
In 2005, all the exterior hardware was removed, much of it re-chromed and the entire boat was awlgripped. The hull is Super Jet Black, the house and topsides are Oyster White and the non-skid is Moon Dust tan. She is ready to go on her next cruise.
From the bridge deck to the engine room, HARMONY has every space that is important for cruising and living aboard. Her flybridge is shaded as is her sun deck/outdoor dining area. With just a small modification to the table legs, the dining table could be lowered to provide an outdoor bed for the perfect, starlit night or awesome meteor shower viewing. As it is, this dining area can easily accommodate 8 people. The bridge has all the electronics necessary to pilot the boat all day from up top. The dinghy is easily accessed and deployed from the bridge deck.
The high bow gives the 48 LRC its distinctive shippy appearance and tames head seas. The side decks are generous in proportion and the cockpit is large enough for chairs and a table plus storage.
The pilothouse is the heart of the boat where much time is spent by captain and crew. Visibility is A+, ventilation cannot be improved upon, the port and starboard doors provide immediate accessibility to the exterior of the boat. The settee is generous and the pilot berth is a huge plus not normally found on vessels of this size. Harmony has four A/C and reverse air heating/cooling units that keep her plenty cool in summer and toasty warm in winter. The salon, master staterooms, V-berth and pilothouse all have dedicated units. Newer-styled digital thermostats throughout.
HARMONY has two spacious staterooms and two heads, both bathrooms have separate showers and newer model Lectrasan heads. The carpeted master stateroom with its athwartship queen (and Sleep Number mattress) is quite large with plenty of walking around space plus an immense amount of storage and large head with bath and shower. The V berth (with insert) has a teak and holly sole with floor space and seating, even with the door closed and an ensuite head. Tremendous storage under berths in both staterooms. Both staterooms have custom made linens, reading lamps and master has custom drapes and new grass cloth wall covering that brightens the interior - see photographs.
The galley has many upgrades that make it a joy for meal preparation. The full size refrigerator with generous sized freezer is quite a nice feature for the cook. The salon has a large breakfast bar, comfortable easy chairs, great visibility and is simply a lovely, cozy and entertaining place to spend time. A wonderful advantage of the salon is that it has NO built-in furnishings thereby allowing owners to place comfortable, stand alone furnishings in any configuration they wish.
Stereo speakers are located in the flybridge, master stateroom, V-berth and salon with individual controls in each room and master controls in the salon.
The owner upgraded and updated the kitchen making it much lighter and brighter and added new appliances. Photographs of the galley show the improved wall covering, new built in toaster oven, new stove top, new refrigerator and new Advantium microwave/convection oven.
- Full sized, color coordinated GE refrigerator with freezer
- ranite and teak countertops
- Cream colored, Kohler enamel double sink with newer style, extendable faucet
- New smooth four burner stove top
- U-line ice-maker
- Whirlpool trash compactor
- Overhead halogens with dimmer switches
- GE Advantium convection and halogen heat microwave
- Krupp’s coffee maker
- Kenmore stack washer/dryer - recent rebuild on washer motor
- Roll out shelving in kitchen cabinets
- Gracious amount of galley storage found in drawers, cabinets and cupboards
- Dockside water filtration, water tank filtration and galley sink water filtration
The salon has newer Berber carpet over whitewashed floors. The window treatments are custom made curtains and bamboo blinds. On port side near the companionway to the pilothouse is a beautiful side bar area for storage and entertaining. This area encloses the entertainment center. The speaker selection box can play speakers anywhere on the boat. A keen eye will notice that most of the switches and wall plates here and throughout the vessel have been replaced with durable and beautiful stainless steel. Many vent plates have also been upgraded.
- Built-in television, switch to change from antenna to cable
- Both port (2005) and starboard (2011) large windows have been removed and re-bedded
- Comfortable stressless recliners
- Side chairs from the venerable St. Petersburg Vinoy hotel, reupholstered
- Breakfast bar stools
- Stained glass lamp
- Heart Inverter display in companionway going to pilothouse
- Flush mounted speakers
- Entertainment Center - Magnavox digital converter, Sony music system
The Pilothouse is where everyone gravitates. The visibility is superb; the settee is a gathering area and serves as a great location for dining. The pilot berth allows the off watch crew member to stay nearby while sleeping on overnight trips. The tiger mahogany famous on the vintage Hatts is seen in abundance in the pilothouse as it is throughout the boat. It is in EXCELLENT condition and breathtakingly beautiful as seen in the photographs.
- 1900 C Furuno Plotter (PH)
- 1943 C Furuno Radar C-Map NT (PH)
- Robertson autopilot AP 300X (PH)
- Autopilot integrated with NavNet system and compass (PH)
- NavNet cards for portions of SE eastern seaboard, west coast of Florida, Bahamas
- ICOM IC-M602 VHF (PH) - extra microphone in master stateroom for monitoring and communication, DSC unit with hailer
- Standard Horizon depth/speed (PH)
- Standard Horizon wind (PH)
- Shortwave receiver (PH)
- Stabilizer controls (PH)
- Ship's clock and barometer (PH)
- Three Sea View cameras - one on mast looking aft, two in engine room
- Remote windlass control
- Chart light over chart table
- Storage drawers
- Chart drawer
- Book case
- Simrad digital compass (PH)
- Apelco VHF (FB)
- Danforth Compass (FB)
- Garmin handheld GPS, integrated with autopilot (PH)
- Movable helm seat, with lock downs for steering in a seaway
- New settee table
- Reupholstered settee cushions
- Reupholstered pilot berth
- Rebuilt upper dash, raised 6" for better visibility - no more ping ponging eyes from helm to upper dash to look at electronics
- Rebuilt bottom dash - all electronics have been sensibly located at the helm
- New air handlers in PH
- Intermittent wipers with washers
Around our office the "Engineer Joke" is that you can always tell an engineer but you can't tell him much! All kidding aside, however, we love to list boats that belong to engineers because they are always in very good condition and they all have had thoughtful and substantial upgrades. HARMONY is no exception. Her engineer owner has lavished care on her and it shows. We helped this owner purchase HARMONY in 1999 and we couldn't be more pleased that he has brought her back to us to sell. He has done so much to this boat that it is impossible to put it all in the specification sheet. However, he has maintenance records, manuals for all new equipment and much if not all of the original Hatteras documents on the boat. Following is only a partial list of improvements that will be significant for a new owner. The current owner will gladly assist new buyers with orientation.
- New electronics 2005
- Large port salon window re-bedded 2005
- All exterior hardware removed, much of it re-chromed 2005
- Entire vessel above water line awl gripped 2005
- New Lectrasan head system and new holding tank (never used) installed
- Stabilizer gyro rebuilt by factory and new air cylinders installed 2006
- Exhaust risers replaced on main 2006
- New transducer installed 2007
- Seven 8D gel cell batteries installed 2007
- New nav lights installed 2007
- Port heat exchanger rebuilt 2007
- Sleep Number mattress installed 2007
- New fuel pump small generator 2007
- New A/C unit for PH 2007
- New support shelf for small Genset 2009
- New motor mounts installed
- Astroshield protective covering for paint applied on house in 2009 and on hull in 2011
- Engine room fire suppressant tanks were hydro-static pressure tested, refilled, painted and reinstalled - 2009
- New cutlass bearings and shaft alignment - 2009
- Raw water thru hulls on both engines replaced
- New Racor filters with gauges
- Exterior teak refinished 2011
- HARMONY hauled, bottom sanded, running gear cleaned, bottom and running gear painted 2011