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INDEPENDENCE

  • 53'
  • 2000
  • IAN FRANKLIN
  • Westbrook, Connecticut, United States
  • $395,000

ABOUT INDEPENDENCE

"Fast is Fun" with this New Zealand-built Rob Humphreys 53’ performance cruising yacht.

Rob Humphreys (Oyster Yachts designer) is well known for his ability to design a smooth-sailing high-load-capacity-carrying hull. INDEPENDENCE was commissioned by an experienced sailing couple as their ultimate passagemaker and cruising home.

Built with attention to performance, features such as carbon mast, boom furling and composite construction have shaved off roughly 25% of the weight, when compared to similar cruising yachts of her size.

Below decks the yacht has the feel of a much larger boat. The three-stateroom interior is finished in teak joinery. The raised salon is bright and airy, with salon windows giving occupants a nice feel of their surroundings both at sea and at anchor.

The deck layout is clear and uncluttered. Singlehanded sailing is easy with all sail controls leading to the cockpit. The 105% headsail is easy to tack, and the fractional rig sail plan is the most efficient available. For passages a removable staysail is fitted. Hull was painted low maintenance Gloss White with Flag Blue boot and red bottom paint (fall, 2013). Spring launch paid for by Seller.

INDEPENDENCE is a quality-constructed cruising yacht built with attention to detail and with pedigreed equipment. Estate Sale.





DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: IAN FRANKLIN
  • Category: Deck Saloon
  • Model: Humphreys Deck Saloon 53
  • Model Year: 2000
  • YearBuilt: 2000
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: 1105469
  • Vessel Top: Dodger
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/8 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 53' 0" (16.15m)
  • LWL: 45' 6" (13.87m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 4" (4.67m)
  • Min Draft: 7' 6" (2.29m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: 78' 0" (23.77m)
  • MFG Length: 53' 0" (16.15m)
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 36,500 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 120 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 80 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 6
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 8
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: 2440
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Rob Humphreys
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3-HTE
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Remarks

"Fast is Fun" with this New Zealand-built Rob Humphreys 53’ performance cruising yacht.

Rob Humphreys (Oyster Yachts designer) is well known for his ability to design a smooth-sailing high-load-capacity-carrying hull. INDEPENDENCE was commissioned by an experienced sailing couple as their ultimate passagemaker and cruising home.

Built with attention to performance, features such as carbon mast, boom furling and composite construction have shaved off roughly 25% of the weight, when compared to similar cruising yachts of her size.

Below decks the yacht has the feel of a much larger boat. The three-stateroom interior is finished in teak joinery. The raised saloon is bright and airy, with saloon windows giving occupants a nice feel of their surroundings both at sea and at anchor.

The deck layout is clear and uncluttered. Singlehanded sailing is easy with all sail controls leading to the cockpit. The 105% headsail is easy to tack, and the fractional rig sail plan is the most efficient available. For passages a removable staysail is fitted. Hull was painted low maintenance Gloss White with Flag Blue boot and red bottom paint (fall, 2013). Spring launch paid for by Seller.

INDEPENDENCE is a quality-constructed cruising yacht built with attention to detail and with pedigree equipment.


Interior Accommodations

Teak joinery interior featuring sleeping accommodations for six in three private staterooms, with an additional two berths in the saloon.

Master Stateroom, Aft:

The owner's stateroom features a centerline queen-sized berth, small settee, hanging locker, abundant storage with vanity, large and small drawers, cabinets, four opening ports for excellent ventilation and 270-degree viewing. There are one large opening hatch overhead with retractable screen and shade, overhead halogen lights and reading lamps, as well as Hella fans.

Master En Suite Head:

Master stateroom has an en suite head forward to port, with a walk-through door to the nav area.

Guest Staterooms:

The middle guest stateroom features a double berth, hanging locker, drawers, cabinet, overhead halogen lights and reading lamps, oscillating fan, large overhead hatch with retractable screen and shade, opening port for good ventilation and viewing outside.

The forward guest stateroom features a large centerline queen-sized berth, small settee, hanging locker, drawers and cabinets, overhead halogen lights, reading lamps, two opening ports, a large overhead opening hatch with retractable screen and shade and two Hella oscillating fans.

Guest/Day Head:

Shared by the guest staterooms, opposite the middle guest stateroom, also functions as a day head.

Main Saloon:

The main saloon is spacious, bright and airy. The cabin features a U-shaped settee to port, full-length settee to starboard, adjustable height cocktail/dining table, crystal and wine bottle storage cabinet, CD stereo system with Bose marine speakers in interior and cockpit, two large opening hatches with retractable screens and shades and two opening ports. Large Lexan windows surround raised cabin sole and provide natural interior light.

Galley:

Top and front opening fridge and freezer for full and easy access with 5" insulation. Sea Frost separate engine-driven and DC refrigeration systems. Full-length Savannah Magna Corian counter tops with dedicated dishware compartments built-in.

  • Force 10 three-burner stove with oven and broiler
  • Microwave oven
  • Small pantry and abundant storage
  • Double S/S sink with retractable spray hose

Electrical System

Electrical system designed by Nigel Calder; 900 amp/hrs. gel cell house battery bank; dedicated battery for main engine starting.


  • Navigation lights, running lights, anchor lights etc.
  • Shore power for electrical outlets, batteries, fridge and freezer charging
  • Heart Interface Freedom 25 inverter
  • Balmar 180 amp alternator, in addition to Yanmar alternator
  • Link 2000 battery charger and monitoring system
  • Battery parallel switch for both battery banks

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

  • (7)  Raytheon ST60 multi-function displays total: (3) companionway, (1) helm, (1) owner’s stateroom, (2) nav station
  • Nera Mini M worldwide satellite phone
  • Full-sized chart drawer
  • Raytheon ST 7000 autopilot w/Type 300 core pack
  • Raymarine radar
  • Raymarine RL 80C chart plotter at nav
  • Raymarine RL 70C chart plotter at helm
  • ICOM M710 SSB radio w/AT-130 antenna tuner
  • Standard Horizon Quantum GX 2360 w DCS and fog horn, with (2) remote mics at helm and owner’s stateroom
  • Chart table with opening top and (3) large drawers

Engine/Mechanical Equipment

  • Yanmar 100hp 4JH3-HTE-98 diesel engine
  • Bow thruster
  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning/heat
  • Spectra watermaker
  • Fuel transfer from lowest parts of tanks for testing or transfer
  • Oil change pump on engine
  • PPS shaft seal with Aqua Drive coupling
  • Groco manual head system redundant freshwater system with two Jabsco freshwater pumps; integral tanks with inspection
  • Tank Tender system to monitor fuel and water tanks

Sails and Rigging

Rigging:

  • Sparcraft Hi-tech carbon fiber mast
  • Fractional rig, 75' off water; mast is 68' above deck with 22 degree sweptback double spreaders; 78' air draft
  • Marten Marine Leisure-Furl roller furling boom for fully battened mainsail
  • Retractable stowage cover for roller furling boom that slides forward to easily cover sail when not in use
  • Reef line to cockpit, boom vang, carbon spinnaker pole
  • Harken 3 roller furling unit for jib
  • Running rigging in Vectran and Spectra
  • Discontinuous rod rigging
  • Harken roller furling manual Series 3
  • Harken B503 manual backstay adjuster
  • Kevlar check stays with block and tackle for use when inner forestay is used
  • Dedicated separate trysail cable adjacent to mast for easy deployment of trysail
  • Hydraulic mast jack for easy spar work when necessary
  • Colored Spectra halyards
  • Stainless steel inner forestay cable with Wichard quick release (inner forestay needed only when storm staysail is employed)
  • Stainless steel chainplates

Sails:

  • Mainsail (2012) (excellent condition, used eight times)
  • 105% Ulmer (2004)
  • 100% Doyle (2000)
  • Doyle heavy cruising chute (2000)
  • Ulmer cruising chute (2004)

Winches:

All winches are conveniently located in the cockpit; electric winches have foot controls at helm allowing skipper to easily trim and ease sails. All halyard and reef lines led through Lewmar turning blocks and clutches to cockpit.

  • (2)  Lewmar 64 CEST electric primary winches
  • Lewmar 54 CST electric main halyard winch
  • Lewmar 54 CST electric main sheet winch
  • Lewmar 54 CST halyard winch
  • Lewmar 16 CST traveler winches
  • Lewmar 16 CST jib reefing winch

Hull and Construction

Designed by Rob Humphreys, well known for his work with Oyster Yachts since 1999. Hull was painted low maintenance Gloss White Awlgrip with Flag Blue boot and red bottom paint (fall, 2013).

Construction Features:

  • (2)  Watertight collision barrier bulkheads forward
  • Extremely strong Kevlar composite hull with Airex closed cell foam core (epoxy E-glass unidirectional and triaxial with Kevlar cloth on fore foot area)
  • Resin-International Product XTR
  • Fiberglass layup (material and design by High Modulus)
  • Forespar Marlon thru-hull valves
  • Humphrey's-designed unique modified bulb lead keel externally attached
  • Large carbon fiber spade rudder with Harken rudder bearings

Main Deck

  • Teak seating and floor in cockpit, with teak on aft coach roof and mast step area
  • Teak pushpit seats
  • Integrated toe rail with custom two-tone grey/white non-skid decks
  • 32" Custom tapered S/S stanchions with double plastic-covered life lines
  • (2)  Large lazarettes aft, port and starboard
  • Large sail locker at foredeck behind deep anchor chain locker
  • Dedicated vented propane locker to secure (2) 20 lb. tanks
  • Whitlock Deluxe Mamba 1001/130 DL Bevel drive steering system for precise feel and control, with recessed Ritchie compass white enamel aluminum steering wheel with leather cover
  • Dodger and bimini with S/S framework, clear overhead panel and removable sides for total enclosure
  • (6)  50' Yale 5/8" blue dock lines with loops
  • (4)  White 10 x 30 fenders
  • (4)  12 x 34 fenders

Safety Equipment

  • Avon offshore 6-person canister life raft mounted on aft deck
  • (6)  USCG approved offshore PFD's
  • Horseshoe buoy
  • EPIRB 406 GPS
  • Flares
  • Bell

Exclusions

The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.


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