Retired Sailor III

  • 73'
  • 2008
  • Deltaville, Virginia, United States
  • $2,750,000


Major price reduction, incredible opportunity

Alternative layout general arrangement with master stateroom aft is available as a PDF by request.

Retired Sailor III
 is a beautiful “like new” custom aluminum alloy semi-displacement trawler that is an outstanding coastal cruiser. Offered for sale by her original owners, Retired Sailor III was designed by renowned naval architect, Gregory Marshall and built out of aluminum alloy by the expert ship wrights employed by Park Isle Marine in British Columbia.

Every detail and selection of equipment and systems was thoroughly analyzed to achieve optimum performance and reliability. The total build price exceeded US$ 6,000,000!

Retired Sailor III is a performance semi-displacement trawler motor yacht that will appeal to discriminating buyers who may also be considering such brands as Fleming, Marlow, Offshore and Outer reef.

Retired Sailor III is best summarized in one word “innovative”. She boasts a collection of first class features and equipment. A comprehensive list of these selections is included in this write up.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: CUSTOM
  • Category: Trawler
  • Model: Snowbird 73
  • Model Year: 2008
  • YearBuilt: 2008
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/8 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 73' 0" (22.25m)
  • LWL: 62' 6" (19.05m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 19' 0" (5.79m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 5' 7" (1.70m)
  • Clearance: 29' 6" (8.99m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 9 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 900 Miles
  • Max Speed: 15 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 118,500 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 240 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 309 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,710 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 6
  • Heads: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Semi-Displacement
  • Project Manager: Park Isle Marine
  • Hull Designer: Gregory Marshall
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 6SY-STP
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Retired Sailor III is a beautiful “like new” custom aluminum alloy semi-displacement trawler that is an outstanding coastal cruiser. Offered for sale by her original owners, Retired Sailor III is the culmination of a lifetime of boating. This experienced cruising couple owned several sailboats and purchased two Grand Banks trawlers before deciding to build one final yacht that would include all of the features and equipment they wanted to enjoy in their ideal boat. It was very important to them they could easily operate and maintain it on their own. After studying the available models marketed by the leading trawler companies they could not find anything suitable. Realizing that their best solution would be to build a custom boat they hired renowned naval architect, Gregory Marshall, to work out the profile and layout that they were looking for. With designs completed and being Canadian citizens, they interviewed several builders before selecting Park Isle Marine in British Columbia for construction. The size and performance they were looking for was most practical to use aluminum alloy construction so a collaborative effort with their boat savvy and marine trade experienced son Ian as project manager allowed building to begin in 2004.

Every aspect of the boat was thoroughly researched with the goal of achieving their “perfect mobile home”. They pulled out all of the stops and created a bill of materials that took advantage of the best available industry leading equipment. The original concept included a diesel electric propulsion package which, unfortunately, was never able to meet the performance promises and was ultimately removed and new Yanmar engines were installed by Deltaville Boatyard in Virginia. The propulsion change meant a two year delay in their ability to go out cruising and even though the build year is listed as 2005, the owners were not able to enjoy Retired Sailor III until 2010. Now, after several years of very enjoyable cruising they have reached a time in their lives where they need to stay ashore and after much deliberation have decided to list her for sale.

The diesel electric propulsion proved to be the only regret. The rest of Retired Sailor III is best summarized in one word “innovative”. She boasts a collection of first class features and equipment. A comprehensive list of these selections is included to help you understand the thought and attention to detail that went into this project. Reading through this listing you will appreciate the time and effort that defined this build, but nothing will tell the story better than actually getting aboard to see for yourself.

Some History

Retired Sailor III was delivered to her owners in May 2006 in British Columbia, Canada. After initial sea trials and shake downs and commissioning in the San Juan Islands she was transported as cargo to Fort Lauderdale, FL for extensive review of the diesel electric propulsion. After trials it was determined that the diesel electric package was not going to live up to the expectations and it was agreed to move her north to Virginia for an extensive retrofit at one of the best boat yards in the US, Deltaville Boatyard. The owner of the yard, Keith Ruse, took on the project with great care and the owners monitored the progress which ultimately took 2 years to complete. Marine industry expert, Steve D’Antonio, was hired as a consultant for the project and helped oversee the transition.  

 In April of 2010 the new and improved Retired Sailor III was re-launched and finally began her

cruising career. Over 4+ years it has covered well over 10,000 miles traveling from Virginia to the Bahamas and Turks. She is an incredible trawler and many enjoyable family cruises have taken place in their “home away from home”.

Continual upgrades in systems and equipment on top of the original build selections make Retired Sailor III an outstanding purchase for anyone looking to own the ultimate coastal cruiser. If it is your desire to see the world and travel along coastal waters in style and comfort please review this very detailed listing to learn more about Retired Sailor III, she is not only exceptionally outfitted, she represents an incredible value when you consider that she cost over $6,000,000.00 to build and is now fully functional and truly shows like a lightly used almost new boat due to her limited use despite the years that have passed since her original launch.

Hull Construction

Most production trawlers marketed to the public take advantage of the simplicity of duplicating sister ships through the use of fiberglass construction. Provided the design is well founded and the tooling is well made, the builder can offer a series of hulls that are uniform in construction and the manufacturing process is more streamlined and faster to crank out boats. There is an argument to be made for building trawlers out of metal - with steel and aluminum being the preferred materials. For a full displacement yacht where weight is less critical steel is more popular. Retired Sailor III was constructed using aluminum alloy for better strength to weight ratios and to keep her lighter to gain more speed. The entire design was first computer modeled and these precise dimensions enabled all of the aluminum to be cut to exacting specifications to be welded together. The initial frames were set up to develop a robust frame work.

Construction Details and Features

Retired Sailor III is a three level flush deck boat

  • Lower Deck -Staterooms fore and aft of engine room.
  • Main Deck – Salon, galley forward, pilot station.
  • Upper Deck - Enclosed flybridge forward and tender storage.
  • Aluminum alloy hull construction with 3/8” plating below the waterline and 1/4” plating above over longitudinal and athwartship framing and stringers.
  • Watertight bulkheads – anchor locker, forward engine room, aft engine room and tiller flats.
  • Galvanic protection with zinc anodes / bonding system
  • Interior spray foam insulation to the waterline and under the decks.
  • Hull faired then painted with Awlgrip Moon Dust
  • Rub rails aluminum with UHMW rounded support edges
  • 8 degree trim wedges on transom underbody
  • Propeller pockets
  • Plasteak flooring on upper deck
  • Marine 2000 flooring on main deck
  • Diamond Sea Glaze custom doors and windows
  • Freeman watertight hatches
  • Fiberglass covered, aluminum framed flybridge hard top with opening hatches
  • Fiberglass signal mast with antennas, hinged for bridge clearance
  • Interior joinery crafted from American cherry
  • Barriga Natural Cork flooring throughout interior living spaces
  • PYI Floor anchors for cork sole latches
  • Majilite Prestige shell color headliners
  • Corian Mojave counters in galley and Corian Aurora in Utility room
  • Cast marble poly–resin counters in head and showers
  • Ultra suede on outboard walls
  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures
  • Phantom screens for outside doors
  • LED overhead lighting throughout with dimmers.
  • Mood strip lighting behind all valances

Main Deck

You can board Retired Sailor III from a removable ladder that connects to either bow or stern port or starboard side deck boarding doors or use the detachable Marquipt boarding stairway.

Retired Sailor III is beautifully appointed with custom upholstery and a gorgeous cherry interior finish. Corian countertops, practical and efficient cork floors, tasteful decorations and carpeting plus beautiful chrome and stainless fixtures are used throughout.


The foredeck is a very open space with high bulwarks and aluminum tubular railing. The anchor platform is raised and angled forward to contain the mess from anchor wash down. There are two anchors ready to deploy with  excellent chain stoppers and cleats. The large deep chain locker has a separate shelf aft for the Glendinning shore power retrievers and fresh water hoses. There are rollers and cleats for dock lines as well.   Along the deck are fender storage racks, also a large storage box to stow lines.

  • Lofrans Titan B horizontal windlass with two outboard gypsies and a centerline top capstan includes foot buttons on deck and hand control.
  • Bow rollers for two anchors
  • Two Delta Fast Set 110 lb. anchors
  • Each anchor connected to 200’ of G4 3/8” high test chain
  • Chain stoppers for anchors
  • Built in deck rollers for fair leading dock lines
  • Freeman hatches above both sides of the anchor locker
  • Fresh water spigot
  • 3 Lewmar hatches
  • Large deck storage box
  • Anchor wash
  • Shore power inlet connections with Glendinning

Main Salon

Entering the salon from the aft deck through the water tight glass French doors you will be impressed with the inviting layout creating a great sense of space. There are large opening windows outboard and the beautiful cherry wood is accented appropriately with warm colored ultra-suede wall covering. This saloon is “cozy” with a comfortable upholstered couch and matching arm chairs which are each dogged down. There is an innovative high low coffee/dining table which can seat eight. An entertainment center with flat screen television is located in the aft starboard cabinetry with controls for the upper and main deck speakers. The cork flooring adds a practical and decorative touch that also has sound insulation advantages.            

There are two stairwells amidships, the forward one leads up to the flybridge and below to the master stateroom, utility and third cabin. The aft stairwell leads down to the full beam guest stateroom and engine room.

  • Three seat couch and 2 matching chairs
  • Adjustable dining table
  • 4 folding captain’s chairs stored under furniture
  • Edge bound carpeting
  • Phantom roller screens
  • Entertainment center

Lower Helm Station and Desk

The forward reverse raked windows provide excellent visibility ahead. This forward area of the main level has a helm station with a folding helm chair and a desk. At the helm station are all of the nav/com essentials with autopilot and multi-display screen which duplicates the flybridge, however most of the time Retired Sailor III is driven from above. The desk area is spacious and includes a printer and plenty of drawer space.

  • Folding seat
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Shifter for lower/upper deck control
  • Furuno chart plotter with radar – multi-purpose LCD display
  • Simrad autopilot and rudder angle indicators
  • Furuno depth display
  • Electronics panel with breakers
  • Eaton hydraulic pump emergency steering system
  • Electric compass
  • Windlass control
  • Red overhead lights
  • Engine controls
  • Maretron
  • ABT bow and stern thruster proportional controls
  • Windshield wipers with washers
  • Running lights and anchor light control panel
  • Engine and generator alarms
  • Generator control panels
  • Delta T override
  • VHF
  • Watermaker panel
  • Breaker panel
  • Fireboy panel
  • Canon Printer on sliding shelf
  • Drawers and lockers
  • Side windows open
  • Side deck door with Phantom screen


The well designed galley is amidships and has two opposing L shaped Corian counters, with a spill lip all around, making this a marvelous area for preparing meals and 4 swivel chairs which can be used along the outside counter for dining. There are ample drawers below and lockers above which contain a microwave, sink and trash compacter. The 4 burner cook top includes a BBQ with an exhaust hood above. One of the highlights is the custom designed dumbwaiter for easy delivery of food and drinks to the upper deck.

  • ULine bar size refrigerator with 2 refrigerated drawers below
  • Miele electric four burner cook top with Barbeque in center
  • Vent-a-hood above cook top
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Sharp microwave oven
  • Deep storage drawers for pots and pans
  • Stainless, double under counter sink
  • Overhead lockers
  • Side deck door with Phantom screen
  • Dumbwaiter
  • Galley equipment includes toaster oven, silverware, plates, glassware, table cloths, etc. will all remain onboard for the new owners
  • 4 swivel bar chairs

Day Head

A convenient day head is opposite the galley.

  • Royal flush toilet
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Exhaust fan
  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures
  • Corian counter top
  • Mirrored ceiling – laminate

Aft Deck

Retired Sailor III‘s covered aft deck is great for entertaining and provides an incredible view of your surroundings. There are chairs and tables for relaxing as well as storage lockers and a built in sidebar beverage system including an ice maker and refrigerator.

  • Icer-ette ice maker
  • Bar Fridge
  • Sidebar beverage system
  • Cupboard for glasses
  • H/C water in bar sink
  • 2 stainless rod holders

Swim Platform

It is very easy to board the boat by stepping onto the swim platform and walk up the centerline stairs that lead to the aft deck. The swim platform provides access to two built in lockers outboard in the transom which store fresh water hoses and the fresh water fill, also a custom detachable swim scuba ladder. On the stairway is an h/c hand shower.

Master Stateroom

The owners chose the forward stateroom because of the extra light from the three hatches and the ability to hear the anchor sounds. There is a floor to ceiling shoe locker to starboard as you enter. The master features two three quarter size beds outboard, which are divided by a wide centerline floor space with an area rug. The cork flooring has an innovative locking system that covers several large storage compartments in the bilge area, containing plastic bins. The bins hold extensive spare parts and tools with an estimated replacement value of $10,000.00. There is a complete inventory sheet of contents. There are his and hers hanging lockers with a handy lowering bar system for convenient hanging of short items above the bureaus, as well as a full length hanging locker.

  • Full bedding including sheets, bed covers, pillows, etc.
  • Edge bound carpet
  • Large hanging lockers
  • 3 Lewmar hatches with screens and black out
  • Lowering hanging bar system
  • 4 Opening port lights – two per side
  • Black out curtains on port lights
  • Black out curtains and screens on hatches
  • 2 Hella wall fans

Master Head

This is a convenient and private head with shower and sink. It is paneled with cherry wood and wall coverings and includes a mirrored medicine cabinet and lockers.

  • Grohe fixtures in sink and shower
  • Soap dispenser
  • Lockers and drawers
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Royal Flush fresh water toilet
  • Exhaust fan
  • Opening port light
  • Hella wall fan
  • Excellent overhead LED lighting
  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures
  • Cast marble poly-resin counter top
  • Mirrored ceiling - laminate

Third Cabin

This stateroom has a single bed size settee and a hinged single Murphy bed in the bulkhead with   a small desk with drawers below. There are storage lockers on the outboard wall and hidden ones behind the settee cushions. There is an ensuite head with shower. This cabin would make an excellent captain’s quarters.

  • Large hanging locker and drawers
  • Opening port light
  • Hella fan
  • Flat screen monitor with a DVD player
  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures – in head
  • Cast marble poly-resin counter top -in head
  • Mirrored ceiling – laminate –in head

Utility Room

The forward stairs lead down to a large utility room that fronts the master stateroom. There is a covered sink, a top loading chest freezer and a Miele clothes washer and dryer. There are sliding locker doors outboard for additional storage. The stairs lift to reveal the central vacuum canister, a safe and extra storage space.

  • Miele clothes washing machine
  • Miele clothes drying machine
  • Large basin sink with Corian split covers
  • 5 cu. ft Woods deep chest freezer
  • Central vacuum storage of hoses
  • Safe
  • Opening port light
  • Small Hanging locker
  • Cupboard with owners and ships manuals
  • Inventory book listing stored items

Guest Stateroom Aft

This amazing guest cabin is created underneath the aft deck providing a full beam stateroom with large queen sized beds and an ensuite shower and head. Between the beds and aft is the bureau with a large counter top and several drawers underneath. The bureau cabinetry is easily removed to allow access to the watertight “Tiller Flats” area and the steering gear.  

  • Queen sized berths outboard
  • Large hanging locker with mirror
  • Custom fitted designer bedspread and pillows
  • Area carpet
  • Large bureau with drawers
  • Emergency escape hatch to aft deck
  • 4 Opening port lights outboard with black out blinds
  • 2 Hella wall fans
  • Dimming overhead LED lighting
  • Mood lighting behind valances
  • Watertight Freeman hatch access to “Tiller Flats”

Tiller Flats

The “flats” are located behind the removable bureau in the guest stateroom. This is where all the rudder steering gear and stern thruster equipment is serviced.

  • Jastram steering helm cylinders
  • Accusteer dual autopilot pumps
  • Emergency tiller
  • Tides seals on rudder bearings
  • Stern Thruster
  • 2000 lbs of ballast - secured
  • Steering bypass system
  • 5 blade 36” bronze propellers
  • Spurs line cutters on shafts

Guest Head

This head is bright and cheery with attractive wall paper covering. There is excellent lighting and mirror

  • Shower
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Royal Flush toilet
  • Ceiling exhaust fan
  • Hella wall fan
  • Opening port light
  • LED overhead lighting
  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures
  • Cast marble poly-resin counter top
  • Mirrored ceiling – laminate

Engine Room

The “stand up” engine room is very spacious and easy to work in. It is accessed from the salon stairway through a Diamond Sea Glaze door with viewing window. This room is a well-lit and well laid out for easy service and maintenance with secure hand rails and sure footed flooring that locks in place. The engines are outboard with a centerline walk way, the two generators are installed aft with the watermaker forward. There are three fuel tanks, two outboard and one beneath the sole. Aft is an electrical panel with breakers and spare fuses. Each raw water system has a separate through hull for intake. A unique discharge water sea chest returns overboard. There is even an emergency escape hatch with built-in steps, and there is also a signal alert red light to notify crew if needed on flybridge.

  • 2 Yanmar 720 hp main engines
  • Stainless rails around engines
  • Aquadrive thrust bearings
  • Tides shaft seals
  • Northern Lights 12 kW generator
  • Northern Lights 30 kW generator
  • Reverso fuel polishing, priming and transfer system
  • Reverso 210 GPH Separ pump
  • Algae X fuel conditioner
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Delta T engine room ventilation system
  • Three aluminum fuel tanks
  • Buell air compressor
  • TRAC active fin stabilizers
  • TRAC steering
  • TRAC bow and stern thruster
  • Odyssey AGM batteries on sliding shelves
  • Electrical panel with breakers and fuses
  • Maretron engine performance displays
  • Fireboy fire suppression with engine shutdown and manual release
  • Cruisair chilled water air conditioning
  • Village Marine water maker
  • Locked in and easily removable flooring
  • Engine room emergency light
  • Engine room emergency escape hatch
  • Small work bench with vise
  • 2 Dual Racor fuel filters with petcock drains
  • Video monitoring to the Furuno
  • Red signal alert light


The flybridge stairs lead to a sliding door with screen, which secures the interior living areas from the upper deck. This top deck is all on one level with the area forward of the mast enclosed with clear Lexan panels. The side ones are mounted on separate tracks allowing them to be opened independently or they can be removed and stored in vinyl bags. This area has proven to be the most popular part of the boat, whether underway or at anchor and can be temperature controlled. Centered forward is the helm station which has all the necessary nav /com electronics easily reached from the two seater Stidd helm seat. Below the console is storage space for life jackets etc. and there is a movable chart box on top. There is forward facing seating port and starboard and a U-shaped seating area with a drop-leaf table. The fiberglass hardtop has opening hatches giving extra lighting and ventilation. The flybridge and boat deck are divided by the mast which has a clever lowering apparatus for low bridges and easy access to the mast head electronics. One of the highlights is the built-in dumbwaiter from the galley which allows the easy delivery of food and drinks between levels.

On the boat deck behind the mast is the Apex 15’ RIB mounted athwartships and the Steelhead crane which can launch off the stern or either side. There are two electric bikes in custom mounts. The boat deck/flybridge area has Plasteak flooring for a finished and practical surface.

  • Stidd bench seat at helm
  • TRAC stabilizer controls
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Instruments and controls for the main engines
  • Forward bench seats port and starboard
  • U - shaped settee
  • Hardtop covering
  • Enclosed area with sliding Lexan panels
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • Moveable chart box
  • Adjustable signal mast lowers for bridge clearance
  • Navigation and communication instruments
  • Remote windlass control
  • 2 Weaver Maxwell Offshore hatches in overhead
  • Dumbwaiter
  • Custom fabricated fiberglass signal mast with nav/com antennas.
  • Speco Technologies horn
  • Remote controlled spot light
  • Plasteak decking
  • Coast Guard required equipment, flares, life jackets, etc.
  • Viking 6 UKLS – 6 man life raft

Boat Deck

The boat deck area is surrounded by high railings with lots of open deck space for reclining and enjoying the sun and fresh air. This is where the two electric bikes are secured in custom racks. There are two large storage lockers, the starboard one contains a wash-down hose and there is a handy low box fridge / freezer alongside. The tender is mounted across the beam and can be launched off the transom or to either side with the Steelhead crane aft.

  • 15’ Apex RIB (14’6”/4.42M)
  • Yamaha 50 HP outboard
  • 2 Green world electric bikes Super 9
  • Steelhead CT900 – 900 lb. crane
  • 2 Storage lockers
  • Frigibar / freezer
  • Hosemaster wash-down hose


  • Marine 2000 flooring on main deck and swim platform surfaces
  • Boarding gates bow and stern, port, starboard and swim platform stairway
  • Aluminum exterior handrails surround the deck
  • Full beam swim platform
  • 1 moveable staple on swim platform
  • Cleats on swim platform
  • Transom storage lockers – port and starboard for shore power and shore water
  • Fortress anchor storage in transom locker
  • Spot Free water filtration system
  • Shore water intake system with filters
  • Hosemaster fresh water hoses forward and aft
  • Hot and cold freshwater shower in swim platform steps
  • Boarding gate at top of stairs to aft deck
  • Aft deck has rollers and cleats in aft lower corners
  • 4 Chairs and 2 tables on aft deck
  • Storage locker to port on aft deck
  • Icer-ette ice maker and refrigerator with a cupboard above for glasses
  • Sidebar beverage system
  • Wide side decks port and starboard – covered
  • Boat hook storage
  • Retractable railing, mid ship port and starboard to access dock cleats
  • Recessed life rings in outboard gunwales (port and starboard)
  • Large hawsers
  • Fender storage holders
  • Lifesling
  • Raised anchor platform foredeck
  • Shore power connections forward and aft with Glendinning’s
  • Outlet for connection to dockside Cable TV and Telephone
  • Lofrans Titan B horizontal windlass with two outboard gypsies.
  • Centerline top capstan with foot and hand controls
  • Bow rollers for two anchors
  • Two Delta Fast Set 110 lb. anchors
  • Each anchor connected to 200’ of G4 3/8” high test chain
  • Chain stoppers for anchors
  • Built in deck rollers for fair leading dock lines
  • Anchor snubber bridle
  • Two painted Freeman hatches for access to the chain locker
  • Burgee staff on bow pulpit
  • 3 Lewmar hatches in foredeck
  • Large storage box on foredeck
  • Escape ladder built into storage box over hatch
  • Recessed boarding ladder storage on port side
  • Emergency escape hatch from engine room on port side deck
  • Built in diesel fuel tank fills on house with analog gauges and venting
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Stainless steel flagpole with Canadian Ensign
  • Diamond Sea Glaze doors and windows
  • All exterior doors have Phantom roller screens
  • Hand held spotlight

Machinery Equipment and Features

  • Twin Yanmar 6SY-STP 720 HP engines with ZF transmissions 2.64:1 reduction
  • DeAngelo marine exhaust with Borel engine exhaust alarms and Centek water lift mufflers
  • Aquamet 22, 3” propeller shafts
  • Tides Marine drip less shaft seals
  • Twin screw 5 blade 36” x 28” bronze propellers
  • Spare 4 blade propellers
  • Spurs line cutters on both main propeller shafts  
  • Sea chest for outlet water discharge
  • Miller-Leaman sea water strainers
  • TCI seacock’s - flanged ball valve
  • Sea chest raw water discharge manifold
  • Delta T engine room ventilation system
  • 12 kW Northern Lights generator
  • 30 kW Northern Lights generator
  • Reverso fuel polishing pump and manifold with control panel
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • 2 Outback VFX 3524 3500W Inverters
  • Odyssey AGM batteries on sliding shelves in engine room
  • Glendinning cable master shore cord retrievers fore and aft
  • TRAC 370 active fin stabilizers
  • ABT TRAC 12 hydraulic bow and stern thrusters
  • ABT hydraulic steering reservoir
  • Accusteer helm pumps
  • Tides seals on rudder posts
  • Village Marine PWV 50 GPH 220 VAC watermaker  
  • Torrid MVS 40 gallon hot water heater
  • 2 Mach 5 fresh water pumps
  • Trojan Technologies UV water sterilizer
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Fireboy fire suppression in engine room
  • Lofrans Titan dual rode horizontal 24V windlass
  • 2 Delta deep set 110 lb. galvanized anchors
  • Steelhead CT900 crane
  • Apex 15’ RIB tender with Yamaha 50 HP outboard
  • Charles 12 KVA isolation transformers for fore and aft 50 amp power feeds
  • Speco horn
  • Maretron systems monitoring
  • Lonseal floor panels secured and easily removable for access
  • Wheelhouse Technologies ships maintenance program, regularly updated by DBY
  • Diagrams, manuals
  • Huge assortment of spare parts, cataloged and bin stored under soles in bilge area
  • Detailed log of receipts documenting expenses available from owner
  • Marquipt boarding stairs

Household Conveniences

  • Village Marine water maker
  • Royal Flush freshwater toilets
  • Cyclovac – central vacuum
  • Dometic – Cruisair chilled water air conditioning
  • Miele W1113 clothes washer
  • Miele T1313 clothes dryer
  • Miele KM 400 series four burner electric cook top with barbeque grill  
  • Vent-a-hood above stove top
  • Uline bar size refrigerator with 2 refrigerator drawers below
  • Woods 5 cu ft. chest freezer
  • Wacco bar fridge and Icer-ette ice maker
  • Frigibar refrigerator/freezer chest
  • Sharp microwave oven
  • Toaster oven
  • Spot Master freshwater softeners
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • Slide out trash bin
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Sidebar beverage system
  • Soap dispensers at all sinks
  • Fiddles on many surfaces
  • Metal glides on drawers
  • Magnetic catches on doors
  • Phantom screens on outside doors
  • Dumbwaiter in galley that ascends to flybridge
  • Hot water circulation pump
  • Flat screen TV, CD player, monitor, IPod attachment
  • Speakers in ceiling on main, aft and upper deck
  •  Strip/mood lighting behind all valances

Electrical Systems

Retired Sailor III was built to cruise in US and Bahamian waters and is set up with a very well-engineered electrical system.

  • Dual 50A/240V shore power cords deployed from stern by Glendinning retrieval systems
  • Dual 50A/240V shore power cords deployed from bow by Glendinning retrieval systems
  • Both 50A/240V power feeds are routed through Charles isolation transformers
  • Dual Outback inverter/charger units
  • Northern Lights 12 kW generator
  • Northern Lights 30 kW generator
  • Odyssey AGM batteries – total of 1,254 Amp hours
  • Paneltronics breaker panels
  • DC distribution box
  • Individual battery isolation switches
  • Main AC and DC distribution and control panels
  • Sub DC distribution and control panel in pilot house
  • Bonding system and zincs
  • Extensive lighting system on deck and through interior – mostly upgraded to LED
  • Aqua Signal mast spotlight
  • Golight Stryker Spotlight

Navigation / Communication Electronics

The amount of navigation, communication and entertainment electronics supplied throughout Retired Sailor III is astounding. She is well integrated with excellent electronics for reliable ‘away from land’ travel.

  • Compasses: - Ritchie on flybridge and KVH on lower helm.
  • VHF radios: - Icom IC-M604 at the upper and lower stations
  • Microphones: - Icom HM-157 (Command mic) remote in the flybridge and connected to the lower station VHF.
  • Autopilots: - Simrad AP25 on flybridge and lower helm
  • Depth sounders: - Furuno, F1-50 Multi at the upper and lower helms.
  • GPS: - Via Furuno display equipment and Maretron GPS200 antenna-receiver.
  • GPS: - Hand held Garmin Mariner in flybridge console locker
  • Radar: -Via multi-function display and open array on signal mast.
  • Fish finders: - Furuno DFF1on flybridge with Simrad combo transducer and MB-1100 matching equipment.
  • Weather Station: - Furuno PB150 on the flybridge.
  • Multi-function instruments: - Furuno MU-120C at lower helm and MU-170C on flybridge
  • Furuno Software Installed: - Navnet, MaxSea navigation, Network sounder DFF1, PG 500 Heading sensor, Radar sensor, Sirius satellite weather, plus BBWX1 receiver
  • Control units: - Furuno MCU001 at the upper and lower helm
  • Processor Unit: - Furuno MPU001 at the upper flybridge
  • Heading sensor: - Furuno PG 500
  • AIS system: - Furuno FA-59 Class B transponder.
  • Black Box: - Furuno MFDBB on flybridge.
  • Radar sensor: - Furuno DRS6A on flybridge.
  • Additional monitors: - Starboard side on flybridge
  • Antennas: - Airmar weather, VHF, Maretron GPS, Trac phone and vision, AIS-GPA-017. Mounted outboard of flybridge and on signal mast.
  • Video Monitoring: - Axis Network Cameras. Two 211M in engine room, one 215 PTZ on aft deck. Closed circuit television
  • Phone System: - Charles Industries C-Phone communications system 9404 model; Panasonic KX-Tg6411T cordless phone stations - office, salon, 3 cabins, hard wired – engine room and flybridge; Telular SX5T wireless terminal,
  • Internet: - access via TracPhone; Thrane & Thrane Fleet 33 Inmarsat.
  • Ethernet Hub: - Furuno HUV-101 on the flybridge.
  • Internet switch: -Netgear EN104TP; in entertainment cabinet.
  • Printer: - Canon MG5120 in lower helm desk
  • Engine and systems monitoring: - Maretron DSM250 displays at flybridge, lower helm, and OEM displays in engine room.
  • Headsets: - 2 pair Tech Link radio headsets
  • Electronic Chart chip in Furuno

Entertainment Electronics

  • AV Surround receiver: - Denon AVR-2106.
  • Speaker control: - Russound SDB series speaker selector.
  • Direct TV: - HD Receiver.
  • Television: - Sony, flat screen in entertainment cent
  • Denon receiver and DVD, plus Direct TV
  • Television antennas: - TracVision 4 plus MultiSat control.
  • Television/VCR/DVD player(s): - Clarion VS755 digital media player in 3rd cabin
  • DVD Video Player and Monitor: - Denon DVD-1720 in third cabin
  • Speakers: - in saloon, galley, aft deck and flybridge headliners

Plumbing Systems

Retired Sailor III includes very well thought out fresh water, black water and gray water plumbing. There is redundancy built into systems. All dock water is pre-filtered.

  • Village Marine PWV 1200 gallon per day 220 V AC watermaker
  • Torrid MVS 40 gallon hot water heater
  • 2 Mach 5 - fresh water pumps
  • Trojan Technologies UV water sterilizer
  • 4 Royal Flush Neo classic freshwater toilets
  • Dometic black water vent filters
  • Headhunter gray and black water discharge pumps
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • Spot Free dock water inlet filter
  • Liquatech “whole house” water filter
  • 3 Hosemaster fresh water spooled hoses fore, aft and upper deck locker
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower at swim platform steps
  • Select valve for dock water or boat water wash down
  • Accumulator tank for pressure smoothing.
  • Miele clothes washer
  • Extra freshwater taps for fly bridge and foredeck
  • Pilothouse window washer/wipers
  • Electric overboard pump for black and gray water tanks
  • Black and gray have deck plate pump outs for shore evacuation
  • Bilge pumps - 2 in engine room, forward master and aft stateroom
  • Johnson bilge pumps
  • Rule bilge pumps
  • Hot water circulation pump

Miscellaneous Features and Safety Equipment

  • All Coast Guard required equipment
  • Emergency signal flares
  • Life jackets
  • Viking 6UKLS six man life raft
  • Fireboy fire protection system with automatic shutdown in engine room
  • Ships manuals with all systems and drawings
  • Extensive spare parts and tool inventory, estimated replacement value $10,000+

Recent Maintenance and Upgrades

Over $140,000.00 in service work has been completed since Retired Sailor III arrived at the Deltaville Boatyard in May, 2014. Every effort has been made to keep her clean, reliable and ready to continue cruising. Please contact the listing broker, Jeff Merrill, for specific details.

  • Bottom maintenance:  Painting, anode replacement, Prop Speed service on the running gear
  • Thruster Maintenance:  Stern thruster removal and service by ABT Trac, annual maintenance to stern and bow thrusters
  • HVAC System:  Seasonal maintenance, raw water circulation pump replacement, condensate drain systems services
  • Interior Varnish:  Standard wear repair and maintenance coats to all interior varnish
  • Water Systems:  Repair to starboard fresh water tank, repair to grey water tank, replacement of aft deck faucet, service to discharge pumps, replacement of aft deck ice maker, service to water maker
  • Engine Room:  Engine room cleaning and painting
  • Maretron Monitoring System:  Software updates and sender maintenance
  • Hydraulic System:  Cooling pump maintenance, seasonal maintenance services
  • Dinghy Davit:  Replacement of the control
  • Doors and Drawers:  Maintenance, service, repair/replacement of all door and drawer hardware
  • Wind Screen:  Replacement of starboard flybridge wind screen
  • Hull and Superstructure:  Hull and transom re-painting, superstructure paint repairs   
  • Interior Sole:  Install trim and ring pulls to forward cabin sole boards
  • Utility Room:  Freezer maintenance
  • Engines:  Fluid and filter changes, coolant change, exhaust riser repair/replacement, turbo
  • insulation maintenance, replace analog fuel level gauges, fluid samples (engines, gears, generators, hydraulics, coolants)
  • Dinghy Service:  Seasonal engine and vessel service
  • Glendinning:  Cord/hose reel services
  • Port Lights:  Maintenance and repairs to opening port lights
  • Life Raft:  Certification
  • Lighting:  Maintenance to all lighting
  • Interior and Exterior:  Stainless polishing, cleaning and waxing, detailing
  • Winterization and Commissioning:  Winterization of needed systems and commissioning of needed systems. 
  • Monitoring and running of the vessel while in Deltaville Boatyard’s care
  • Wheelhouse Service:  Perform all of scheduled wheelhouse maintenance
  • Ships Documents:  Updating of all ships manuals, spares documentation and Wheelhouse Services

Listing Broker's Comments

Retired Sailor III is a stellar example of an ideal cruising trawler, long range, quiet and swift through the water, economical to operate and comfortable both underway and at rest. This is quite simply an extraordinary yacht. Her original owners have contributed their expertise gathered over years of cruising to make sure she is a wonderful live aboard for months on end. I was able to spend a couple of days aboard including a sea trial and was very impressed with the thinking put into every detail and her quiet, smooth ride.

Her active use and regular meticulous maintenance have kept her in Bristol condition. Retired Sailor III is truly at home in stormy weather and equally comfortable plying the coastal waters nearer to shore. There was never a budget limitation; all of the extras were included without hesitation. She has the coastal cruising pedigree to take you and your family safely to numerous ports of call. If you are a discriminating buyer looking for an innovative yacht that includes the necessities of home and you have longed to own a unique exceptionally designed and outfitted one of a kind motor yacht and in a position to take off for adventures you need look no further.            

Retired Sailor III is truly “ready to cruise.” and will continue providing her new owners the special luxury of world class cruising with safety and redundancy. She has been carefully maintained since new by a professional yard and her enthusiastic owners. Just bring your clothes, books, provisions, and your favorite music, then you will be ready to start your own cruising adventure.

 She is available for inspection by appointment only; however we will do everything we can to accommodate a last minute showing. Once aboard you will truly be able to appreciate the thinking that has been incorporated to create this trawler master piece

Testimonial from Steve D'Antonio Marine Consultant

I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with Retired Sailor III for the past seven years, having first gone aboard during her commissioning process in Victoria, BC.  Since then I’ve worked with the owners, Bev and Ann Collombin, consulting on and overseeing a variety of projects, repairs and upgrades, including the re-power.  Truly no expense has been spared in maintaining Retired Sailor III during my tenure with her.  Only the finest, highest quality equipment has been used, all of which has been installed and maintained in keeping with the American Boat and Yacht Council’s, as well as the equipment manufacturers’, rigorous standards.  I’m not one to exaggerate, which is why, when I say attention to detail in the initial build, as well as work carried out thereafter, is second to none, it represents the very highest praise.  This is a fine vessel and one of my personal favorites.”


Four framed pieces of artwork, owner’s personal effects. Potential purchasers should realize that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, may not be included with the sale of the yacht.  These specifications are believed to be true and correct, but cannot be guaranteed. 



LOA:  73’0”/ 22.25 M

LWL:62’6” / 19.05 M

Beam: 19’0 / 5.79M             

Draft: 5’7” / 1.80 M  

Type:  Semi displacement

Year: 2005                                                    

Designer: Gregory Marshall  

Builder: Park Isle Marine                  

Hull Material: Aluminum Alloy

Deck and superstructure: Aluminum Alloy, FRP top               

Displacement: 118,500 pounds /53.75 MT  

Ballast: 2,000 pounds lead / 907 KG

Displacement Length Ratio: 272

Above Below Ratio: 2.65

Prismatic Coefficient: 0.76

Air Draft: mast up29’6” (9.02 M), mast down 21’6” (6.58 M)

Color: Awlgrip Moondust hull, White superstructure

Stripes: Green and White      

Bottom Paint: Black

Engines: Yanmar 6SY-STP 720 HP – ZF 2.6:1 reduction,

Engine Hours: Port main = 2,510   Starboard main = 2,515

Range: approx. 900 miles at 9.0 knots

Propellers: 5 blade bronze 36” x 28”, spare set - 4 blade bronze 36”

Propeller Pockets: Yes

Exhaust:   Wet exhaust by De Angelo        

Deadrise: 16 degrees                                     

Stabilizers: ABT TRAC active fins

Generator 1: Northern Lights 30 kW 2,340 hours

Generator 2: Northern Lights 12 kW 4,325 hours

Thrusters: ABT 12 hydraulic bow and stern thrusters

Windlass: Lofrans Titan 2000W horizontal windlass with capstan top.

Flush Deck Design: Covered side decks

Staterooms: Three (sleeps eight)

Interior: Cherry wood – matte finish. Corian counters. Cork flooring

Climate Control: Cruisair chilled water air conditioning and heating system with five zones  

Tender: Apex A-15 six person RIB registered in British Columbia

Outboard Engine: Yamaha 50 HP outboard internal 20 gal tank –

Fuel:   Diesel  3 aluminum tanks – 1,710 gallons / 6,473.0 L total

Water: 2 Tanks - 240 gallons / 908.5 L total

Black:3 Tanks - 309 gallons / 1,169.7 L total

Gray:  3 Tanks - 334 gallons / 1,264.3 L total

Registration: Canadian flagged, NAFTA entry


Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Details regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel have been obtained from sources believed reliable, but the owner and brokers cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or the condition of the vessel. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his/her agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.