BLUE MUSE (Name Reserved)

  • 70.3333'
  • 2003
  • Southwest Harbor, Maine, United States
  • $1,995,000


BLUE MUSE is the absolute best and most recent of her kind afloat. Hull Number Five of (5) hulls in the Sou’wester series, BLUE MUSE performs better than all other SW70s. Unlike her sister hulls with in-mast furling systems, she boasts hydraulic furling carbon booms, which provide for more sail area and better sail shape, and a tall main mast that stands 93’ over the water. She draws 8’ with her centerboard up and 18’ with board down.

She benefits from a larger interior layout often found on 80’ boats and certainly not found on any other SW70’. BLUE MUSE has two large en-suite staterooms, in additional to a third with over/under bunks and full separate crew quarters. Her owner had her interior layout enlarged and improved by omitting the redundant second settee belowdecks and replacing what typically would have been the standard SW70’ forward port bunk cabin with a VIP suite, complete with double berth and abundant storage.

She is still owned by her original owner and has been captain-maintained since her launch date. Her rigs, topsides, deck and bulwarks were Awlgripped in 2011; she has low hours on her machinery; has never been chartered and shows like a new vessel. She is fully commissioned and ready to cruise anywhere!

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: HINCKLEY
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Sou'wester 70
  • Model Year: 2003
  • YearBuilt: 2003
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Raised Pilothouse
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/9 - Crew R/B/S: 0/2/2
  • LOA: 70' 4" (21.44m)
  • LWL: 52' 4" (15.95m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 17' 6" (5.33m)
  • Min Draft: 8' 0" (2.44m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 90,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 400 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 400 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 6
  • Heads: 4
  • Sleeps: 9
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: 2
  • Crew Sleeps: 2
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Centerboard
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Bruce King
  • Hull Color: Blue
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Cummins
  • Model: 6BTA5.9ML
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


BLUE MUSE is the absolute best and most recent of her kind afloat. Hull Number Five of (5) hulls in the Sou’wester series, BLUE MUSE performs better than all other SW70s. Unlike her sister hulls with in-mast furling systems, she boasts hydraulic furling carbon booms, which provide for more sail area and better sail shape, and a tall main mast that stands 93’ over the water. She draws 8’ with her centerboard up and 18’ with board down.

She benefits from a larger interior layout often found on 80’ boats and certainly not found on any other SW70’. BLUE MUSE has two large en-suite staterooms, in additional to a third with over/under bunks and full separate crew quarters. Her owner had her interior layout enlarged and improved by omitting the redundant second settee belowdecks and replacing what typically would have been the standard SW70’ forward port bunk cabin with a VIP suite, complete with double berth and abundant storage.

She is still owned by her original owner and has been captain-maintained since her launch date. Her rigs, topsides, deck and bulwarks were Awlgripped in 2011; she has low hours on her machinery; has never been chartered  and shows like a new vessel. She is fully commissioned and ready to cruise anywhere!


Starting Forward on Deck

Inside the stainless steel bow rail is a grated teak seat/step. Forward running lights hang outside on stainless steel brackets. Hanging in the massive dual bow rollers is a 105 lb. stainless steel plow anchor with 300 feet of ½ inch stainless steel chain running through a Lewmar 3000 windlass with stainless capped up/down pressure switches. There is a stainless steel dorade to ventilate the forepeak. Continuing aft past the Reckmann hydraulic headsail furler is a large teak-covered Freeman hatch for forward deck lazarette storage. A second anchor, Fortress FX 125 with 25’ galvanized chain and 175’ X 1” nylon rode stores here. Just aft of this hatch is the deck fitting used to fly the removable fore staysail. Next is a large hatch with dodger and handrail that provides direct access to the crew quarters.

There are (2) flush glass hatches aft outboard over each of the (2) guest heads, with a deck prism between to provide natural light in the large, shared stall shower below. The starboard side deck has a hatch that opens to a “well” that houses the fuel fills. This prevents any diesel from getting on the deck. Next aft is an in-deck locker for (2) 20 lb. propane tanks. Outboard from the cockpit to the port and starboard are in-deck storage lockers. The aft deck has a large lazarette for storing miscellaneous deck gear and houses the Fortress FX55 stern anchor with 25’ galvanized chain and 175’ nylon rode. A Givens (8)-man life raft with hydrostatic release spring is mounted here. Recent inspection. (May, 2016)

Entering the cockpit, one will immediately notice that no fiberglass is visible. It was the owner’s desire that one would view just wood, and the effect is striking. The spectacular custom helm has a wooden (Whitlock) steering wheel, custom stainless steel electronics pods, hydraulic controls for the centerboard and retractable bow thruster, single-lever Hinckley engine controls, engine instruments, (2) custom pedestal doors containing 24V controls, and other accessories. Port side at foot level are the Navtec hydraulic controls for the main and mizzen mast vangs and the backstay adjustment. There are windows to port and starboard of the companionway: The port is electric up-and-down while the starboard is fixed. Ahead of the pedestal is a cockpit table with leaves port and starboard. There are (2) coaming boxes each to port and starboard, trimmed out in stainless steel. Above the companionway are sailing instruments and stereo speakers in custom wood trim. Under the forward port cockpit seat is a refrigerator/cooler for cockpit beverage service. Blue cockpit cushions with white stripes.

Below Starting Forward

Ahead of the crew quarters (forepeak) is a watertight bulkhead with dedicated bilge pump.  Next aft is the crew head with Vacuflush toilet, sink and shower. This area is tastefully finished in “Herreshoff” style, with white surfaces and gloss mahogany trim. Opening one of the cabinet doors handily exposes the retractable bow thruster system. The crew cabin features over/under bunks to starboard, air conditioning control, AM/FM/CD stereo, generators, engine and bilge warning panel and B&G Hydra 2000 display. A ladder behind the door will take you out to the foredeck. Going aft through a centerline waterproof bulkhead door leads to a large stall shower that services the (2) matching guest cabin heads to port and starboard. The shower has a teak grated floor, lighting and a deck prism above. The two outboard matching heads have large overhead hatches, Vacuflush toilets and sink.

Leaving the port head going aft into the starboard guest stateroom you will find over/under bunks, air-conditioning controls, hanging and storage lockers. The bottom berth is a “friendly double”. Opposite to port is another guest stateroom with a double berth, writing desk, numerous storage and hanging lockers, Samsung LCD TV with a Linn CD/DVD player with remote controls. Both guest staterooms exit aft into the galley area.

In the galley to starboard is a large countertop with built-in knife rack, side-out cutting board, and lift-up access to food storage. Outboard is a new and unused (2012) (4)-burner Verona cooktop with (2) drawers below. There is an exhaust fan above. There is an automatic icemaker in the galley sole. The galley also has a new and unused (2012) Fischer-Paykal drawer-style dishwasher, new and unused (2012) U-line two-drawer refrigerator, Franke instant hot/cold filtered water, and Sanyo microwave in a cabinet with doors.

Continuing aft, and up a few steps is the raised-pilothouse main salon. To port is a large wraparound settee finished in navy leather with gold piping. There is an absolutely gorgeous Honduras mahogany salon table with leaf insert for dining. This table powers up and down from cocktail height to dining height. The outside view from the raised pilothouse is fantastic! There are electric shades for the pilothouse windows. Opposite the settee to starboard is a bar with ample space below, beautiful glass storage, sink and a widescreen 24” LCD TV that raises from the countertop via an Inca powered lift. As in the galley, the marble countertops are honeycomb-filled to reduce weight. The surround sound with sub-woofer is originated through a Linn Classik DVD and comes through a B & W speaker and Snell surround speakers. There are (2) Pioneer six-disc CD changers. There are (2) Sony satellite receivers, so different monitors can watch different channels.

Down steps aft to starboard is the navigation area. A handsome Recaro Maritime Navigation chair sits in front of the impressive navigation station. The navigation station includes the boat alarm system keypad, ICOM SSB VHF, air-conditioning controls, battery switches, Furuno NavNet display, Northstar 952XDGPS (note: all Nav chips (Avionics) are interchangeable between Furuno and Northstar units and all chips and charts will convey with the yacht), PC system with Nobletech charting, Samsung LCD display, internet and normal PC functions. There is an HP all-in-one printer, FAX, scanner and copier behind a paneled door. There is a clever USB port at the navigation station wired to the PC. There are MPDS grid and autopilot remote ports. FAX, phone, internet are serviced through a Fleet 55 satellite communicator. There are (2) Iridium Motorola phones with a docking station. The yacht is hardwired throughout with ethernet and wireless high-speed internet. There are Panasonic wireless phones throughout the yacht that be dialed through the satellite or be used as an intercom system.

Opposite the navigation station is the engine room. Here you will find the Cummins engine, ONAN 20kW generator, Lewmar hydraulic system (which can be run off an engine PTO if there is a failure), Sea Recovery watermaker, Hart tank tenders, work bench with vise and much more. Going aft of the navigation station outboard is a large cabinet with hide-away doors, which conceal an ASKO clothes washer and dryer. Conveniently located above the washer/dryer is a chart locker. Opposite the laundry is the ships panel 24V and AC, inverter monitors, pump monitor display, energy monitor and generator controls.

Aft through this passageway leads to the magnificent owner’s stateroom. There are hanging lockers to port and starboard, numerous drawers and storage areas, and a  forward-facing vanity with swing-away stool. Aft to starboard is a built-in comfortable chair, queen centerline berth, storage cubbies, and a hideaway LCD TV with Linn AV system, (2) B&G 2020 repeaters and combination safe. Forward to port is the master head with stall shower.


  • Interior styling is raised-panel Honduras mahogany
  • Overhead is V-grooved plywood with custom detailed beams
  • (6) Beveled-edge mirrors throughout (except mirrors in crew's cabin and inside lockers)
  • All rectangular lockers have adjustable shelving where possible
  • All drawer tracks are stainless steel
  • All cabin sole hatches have hold-down latches; no holes or hardware in top of sole
  • Passage door hardware is lockset with lever handles in polished
  • Interior trim rings on small oval ports are polished stainless steel – (7) ports total
  • (6) Opening ports: (1) in galley, (2) forward in aft cabin, (1) in aft head, (1) in aft shower and (1) on inboard side of nav station. All are polished chrome finish.
  • Interior layout has enlarged pilothouse forward; galley is moved to starboard side; port cabin is enlarged with double bunk aft
  • Roman shades on cabinside ports have mahogany batten on bottom that stores in overhead when shade is up
  • Area under head countertops is divided for small trash bucket and cleaning supplies
  • Outboard vanity top in owner's head is mahogany
  • Shower overhead is Formica-covered plywood
  • All head and shower fixtures are polished chrome. All other hardware i.e. hinges, knobs, etc. are stainless
  • Aft cabin shower door is off-white translucent Plexiglas
  • Glass doors in bar and galley are clear beveled glass
  • Pilothouse windows and all hatches are light grey tint
  • Ensign and staff are sized so ensign hangs within 6" of water
  • Companionway door is varnished teak with 16" drop-in screen for top of opening
  • Cockpit seat lids have gas spring supports


Crew Quarters

  • Over/under bunks to starboard
  • Controls for A/C, AM/FM/CD stereo and generators, engine and bilge warning panel and B&G Hydra 2000 display
  • Bulkhead and door aft of crew's quarters is watertight
  • Ladder behind the door leads to foredeck

Port Guest Cabin

  • Large double berth outboard
  • Storage for one case of wine in desk seat
  • (2) Lee boards, (1) port and (1) starboard, in addition to lee cloth

Starboard Guest Cabin

  • Upper and lower bunks
  • Upper bunk hinges down

Owner’s Aft Cabin

  • Centerline double berth
  • Bookshelves port and starboard of berth
  • Hanging locker to port
  • Hanging lockers have partition between doors with hanging rod on forward side and shelves on aft side
  • Forward centerline vanity is granite with drawers below counter, with swing out seat to serve as a computer desk or vanity. Vanity top is marble beveled-edge mirror forward of vanity
  • Hayman combination safe is on the port side in locker under berth
  • Lockers port and starboard of berth have beveled glass mirror for panels on the doors Lee boards
  • Insulation under owner's bunk to soundproof cabin from steering machinery
  • Locker above vanity with double arch top doors
  • Starboard circular seat


  • Granite countertops (lightweight honeycomb core), match bar countertop in salon
  • Granite counter has 1-1/2" stone backsplash and mahogany fiddle
  • 220V seawater-cooled Grunert refrigeration system with holding plates and Grunert engine-driven refrigeration system (as backup)
  • Two-drawer Uline refrigerator (new 2012)
  • Freezer with sliding bins for storage
  • Verona four-burner cooktop with (2) drawers below (new 2012)
  • Range hood with exhaust fan
  • Sharp R820BK microwave oven behind hideaway door, fits in upper locker
  • Franke Beach stainless steel double-bowl sink
  • Franke Beach filtered water dispenser (hot and cold), LB200 with heating tank
  • Grohe faucet
  • Filler piece for sink opening
  • Fischer-Paykel drawer style dishwasher (new 2012)
  • Garbage disposal - Little Butler 3/4 hp, WD751 continuous feed switch
  • Compact Marine SFI 56 110 V icemaker, modified to be top-opening under galley sole (runs off inverter)
  • Locker under microwave has roll-out "pots and pans" drawer inside
  • Locker with tempered beveled glass door aft to store glassware
  • Glassware secured with Lucite shelves
  • Pull-out counters with Corian top - locks into position
  • Accent lighting behind doors
  • Knife rack
  • Paper towel rack
  • Stainless bar with hooks for straps at galley stove


All heads have Sealand Vacuflush systems, Corian countertops with molded backsplashes and fiddle and molded sinks. All fixtures are polished chrome finish. Shower fixtures are Grohe Relaxa Plus with Chiara mixing valve and trim set with adjustable hand shower and adjustable wall-mount holder. All sinks have Grohe soap dispensers. Additionally:

Owner’s Head/Shower

  • Corian is Caribbean, with Bisque sink
  • Golden Rod heaters in hanging lockers and outboard locker
  • Grohe Chiara Faucet
  • Exhaust fan in shower
  • Outlet for the A/C system

(2) Guest Heads/Shower

  • Corian is Azure, with Bisque sinks
  • Forward shower doors are cored with Formica on shower side and raised panels on head side
  • Shower doors are louvered in lower portion
  • Exhaust fans in shower

Crew Head/Shower

  • Corian is Mediterranean, with Bisque sink
  • Forward shower doors are cored with Formica on shower side and raised panels on head side
  • Exhaust fan in head
  • Circular shower track and curtain
  • Separate mixing valve with telephone shower head
  • (3)  Stainless steel towel bars


  • Granite countertop with wood nosing and continuous fiddle rail matching galley
  • Bar tool drawers
  • Ice chest / sink
  • Glass storage
  • Wine and liquor bottle storage
  • Small sink and faucet under lift-up-top of bar
  • Recessed faucet under lift-up lid arrangement under countertop
  • Corian sink
  • Drain is polished chrome
  • Franke filter in line to bar sink faucet


  • Robertson AP22 autopilot, two cylinders
  • Main panel at helm with remote at nav station panel next to ethernet plug
  • Soft mounting autopilot parts to reduce noise in owner's cabin
  • KVH gyro compass to provide backup to main Simrad autopilot compass
  • VHF Standard Horizon GX1200 AIS with RAM mike at pedestal; radio has loudhailer, fog horn and DSC Norstar 952XD GPS/chartplotter as backup GPS system; it is interfaced to same electronics as main Furuno system
  • B&G Hydra 2000 system with (4) 2020 displays in cockpit and remote controls at helm
  • (2)  Multi-function displays at nav station
  • Multi-function display in crew cabin
  • 2020 displays in aft cabin with remote controls
  • Analog wind displays in cockpit
  • System displays: Wind, depth, boat speed, compass, navigation data, sea and air temperature, barometric pressure, and centerboard percent down
  • B&G displays in cockpit have polished stainless steel covers SSB ICOM 802 RT with tuner and insulated backstay
  • SSB has weather FAX connection to computer and weather FAX 2000 for Windows software installed in computer
  • Transceiver has Ham option
  • Alarm system is Flagship International with keypad and (2) remote controls: companionway is armed; full motion detector in pilothouse; (2) infrared trip alarms: (1) at nav station and (1) forward of galley
  • Furuno NavNet 3D MFD 12 radar with 4kW radome and Furuno WAAS antenna feeding the GPS to the chart plotter; 10" repeater on pedestal guard in cockpit
  • Satellite telephone: KVH FB 150
  • Iridium satellite phone system, with (2) handsets and docking station at nav area, used for backup to KVH FB 150 system; antenna is located on stern pulpit and provides voice-only service
  • Recaro Maritime leather seat with headrest, stainless steel pedestal and sliding base
  • Storage in desk for pencils, dividers and parallel rule


  • Steering wheel is polished stainless steel hub and spokes with varnished teak rim, 44" diameter Devil's Claw
  • Dimmer for engine instruments on pedestal and compass
  • Table is crotch mahogany top with custom inlay border. Top has folding, removable leaf
  • Stainless steel powered up-down pedestal and can slide inboard. Polished chrome ring at top of base pedestal
  • Windows are high-performance laminated safety glass
  • Side windows are bent to the shape of the pilothouse side
  • All windows have powered fabric shades
  • Aft port window is an electric-powered opening window
  • Storage under outboard pilothouse seat accessed from lift-outs in settee bottom
  • (4)  Steps are hinged to provide access to storage
  • Teak decking on top of pilothouse roof with varnished teak trim
  • Underside of pilothouse roof overhang is varnished teak
  • Aft face of pilothouse has varnished teak covering, including wings


  • Engine and generator are 24 Volt start
  • Engine start at helm with emergency start in engine room
  • (2)  Transformers on 240 shore cords
  • All AC powered equipment is 50-60 Hz where possible to allow connection to European shore power
  • Shore cords have transformers to protect 240 Volt AC input to boat boom light in main boom over cockpit table
  • (2)  Boom lights, both with dimmers, on mizzen:  (1) over lazarette hatch and (1) over grill
  • Lights on main and mizzen spreaders, switched separately
  • Second Prosine 3.0 inverter/charger and upgrade of standard Heart inverter/charger to Prosine 3.0 Pure Sine Wave inverter/charger – the 3.0 runs the house and the 3.0 runs the A/V. Both charge the batteries
  • (3) 12V outlets:  (1) in cockpit coaming forward, starboard, inside winch box opening; (1) in nav station and (1) inside the opening on the starboard side of the pedestal for laptop connection. All outlets are cigarette lighter-style
  • Smart-Y adapter for shore power cord
  • All systems necessary for 12 Volt circuit for electronics, and incorporate Vanner battery equalizer Additional red and green running lights to mast; (1) pair of lights on each side of mast, port and starboard
  • Custom electrical panel with boat glyph and indicator lights for all pumps, includes test function for lights
  • Step lights are white
  • 24V outlet inside starboard winch box opening; outlet forward is standard for locker light; outlet is twist-lock HRH-style
  • Shore power connections in locker in starboard aft wing of deck
  • Engine room overhead lighting is switched inside and outside engine room
  • All 110V outlet covers in living quarters are solid mahogany
  • Custom lighting with dimmer switches for all living area lights
  • 110 Volt outlets below galley upper locker and in charging locker in nav station are strip-type outlets
  • Separate breaker for each Vacuflush toilet
  • Circulation fan in transformer compartment in lazarette
  • Custom lighting Hella cabin fans
  • Video game outlet for TV system in port guest cabin
  • Loud hailer horn on main mast spreader, close to mast
  • Ethernet and 110 Volt outlets in pilothouse in aft outboard corner of pilothouse


  • ICOM IC-M802 SSB with AT-140 tuner
  • (6)  B&G 2020 displays
  • (3)  B&G FFD Displays
  • Furuno radar
  • (2)  Furuno 3D NavNet 12
  • Standard Marine GX1200 AIS VHF at Nav Station with Ram Mic at helm
  • Nobeltec Visual Planner and charting software
  • Furuno GP-320 B DGPS
  • Northstar 952XD Chart Navigator
  • BLL&G magnetic wind angle display
  • B&G 360° analog display
  • (2)  Motorola Iridium phones
  • Phone system:  PBX controller for landline and satellite phone, with connections to computer and FAX machine
  • (7)  Panasonic phones throughout the yacht located in aft cabin, crew quarters and nav station; second program phone
  • Xaxero Weather FAX software
  • Pro-Tech CPU with Windows XP
  • Hard-wired, wireless ethernet system with one transmitter
  • Ethernet outlets in aft cabin, nav station, pilothouse, port cabin and crew cabin
  • Computer system has input from phone system, (2) GPS units, SSB, and B&G system
  • Computer system outputs to fax, phone system, nav monitor, ethernet, autopilot, and radar
  • Cable only in main mast for Weather Trac antenna
  • Hewlett-Packard all-in-one printer
  • D-Link routers and ethernet switch
  • USB jack at nav station
  • (2)  Samsung LCF Monitors
  • 12V power outlet at pedestal for laptop connection
  • Video feed from computer to cockpit radar display
  • Fireboy/Xintex propane SNF detector
  • Fireboy/Xintex automatic fire extinguisher


  • Linn 110 Volt audio/video system:  Main system is in the pilothouse and includes (4) speakers, and subwoofer feeds, (2) speakers in the starboard guest cabin and (2) speakers in the cockpit. All speakers are top-quality
  • Aft cabin, crew cabin and port guest cabin have separate stereo systems, with a pair of speakers in each cabin; they can also be interfaced to the main system
  • Pioneer AM/FM CD player
  • Audio speakers by B&W, Snell Sonance, Sunfire, Terra
  • Apple Mini Mac
  • Apple TV
  • (2)  Linn Classik Movie Systems
  • Pilothouse, aft cabin, and port guest cabin have CD/DVD players feeding the stereo system and TV monitors
  • Aft cabin and port guest cabin each have one 17" – 20" flatscreen monitor
  • Pilothouse has a View Sonic 24" monitor
  • TV antenna on top of main mast with connection to (3) TV monitors
  • Cable TV shore cord and inlet with connection to (3) TV monitors


  • Lewmar retractable bow thruster, power takeoff at engine, control at wheel
  • Gori 3-blade folding prop
  • Chilled water A/C system, reverse-cycle for heat with digital controller with outlet in owner's head
  • Sea Recovery watermaker, 1,500 gallons per day with UV sterilizer plumbed into (2) tanks, manifolds for tasting and bronze pickling, and charcoal filter for back flush
  • Dual Racor fuel filters on main engine with vacuum gauges
  • Single Racor filter for generator with vacuum gauge
  • All Racor filters have water sensors and signal on alarm panel
  • Dual filters set up to allow engine to run off either filter, allowing other filter to be changed while engine is running
  • (2)  Allcraft water heaters
  • Marine Air Systems air conditioning (chilled water)
  • Duplicate full generator gauges at panel
  • Soundproofed hydraulic machinery and transformer in the lazarette. Insulation is 3" fiberglass with plywood covering
  • Engine and generator have water drop mufflers for maximum sound reduction
  • Additional sound reduction includes soft mounting generator, AC chillers, watermaker components and all pumps and blowers
  • Electric fuel prime pump with switch near bleeder
  • Pump and valving are designed to enable pump to transfer fuel between tanks
  • Engine drive bilge pump has electric clutch
  • Shut-off valve before macerator pump in waste system
  • Carbon monoxide detector under galley sole
  • Emergency steering system is (2) turnbuckles secured to quadrant
  • Stanchion height is 30" with standard top detail
  • Halon system manual release lever is under top step at companionway stairs
  • Racor fuel filters have drain petcock on bottom of stainless steel bowl
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Oil transfer pump
  • Audio and visual bilge alarms at crew, nav and helm stations
  • Hydraulic function buttons on deck are stainless steel, engraved with function; total of (16) buttons


  • Cummins 225 hp, Model 6BTA5.9 ML (1,954 hrs), with Airsep crankcase ventilation system
  • Perforated aluminum covering over 3" fiberglass insulation
  • Onan 20kw Generator (2,898 hrs)
  • Engine start panel with gauges in engine room near door
  • Lewmar retractable hydraulic bow thruster
  • Flowmeter with alarm on main engine and generator salt water supply line
  • Meters in engine room
  • Alarms at helm, crew cabin and nav station
  • Engine room flooring is anodized aluminum grating, which is low to provide max room
  • Algae-X LG 500 fuel conditioner on main engine and generator fuel lines
  • Workbench
  • Stainless steel handrail around port side of main engine
  • Tap from pressure fresh water system in engine room
  • Automatic fire extinguisher system has automatic shut-down of main engine, generator and exhaust fan; shut-down has manual override at pedestal; system has manual-release lever outside engine room door
  • Circulation fan in forward port corner and has on/off/auto switch that comes on when engine or generator is running. Engine room intake and exhaust fans come on automatically when engine is on. Engine room exhaust fan comes on when gen set is running
  • 3" Diameter window openings with polished chrome trim ring


  • (4)  Fuel Tanks:  (2) 61 gallons and (2) 164 gallons
  • Algae-X fuel conditioners
  • Racor fuel filters
  • (2) Grey water tanks
  • (3) Black water tanks with macerators and deck pump-out
  • Second (12) gallon hot water heater feeds aft cabin. Aft cabin hot water can be valved to receive water from main hot water heater
  • All system lines color-coded and labeled with flow direction arrows
  • Holding tanks monitored from engine room
  • Spare breaker panel for pumps next to Sealand gauges
  • Breaker panel in engine room
  • Fresh water via (4) tanks with selection manifold


  • Anchor, stainless steel 105 lb. CQR
  • Lewmar 3000 windlass, can be controlled at helm by remote switch or at the bow by remote switch or deck switches
  • Sea anchor
  • All powered winches hydraulic, not electric
  • Stainless steel stanchions with wire cable
  • Port and starboard opening gates and lift gate
  • Passarelle
  • Magma propane grille
  • Boarding/swim ladders
  • (2)  Fender boards varnished Sitka spruce with rope hangers, stainless steel strips on one side and bumpers on back side, store in forepeak
  • Rod holders:  port and starboard on stern pulpit, storage for (2) fishing rods in forepeak
  • Chain is 1/2" stainless steel 300' long
  • Rope chain snubber


  • Outboard motor mounting bracket on stern pulpit with stainless steel pad
  • Storage for outboard in forepeak
  • Aluminum dinghy chock cradle
  • (4)  Flush removable padeyes to tie down dinghy
  • Dorades are easily removable for dinghy tie-down
  • Teak trunk cabin top
  • Dodger has 6'-3" clearance;  coaming has varnished teak cladding all over top, front and back
  • Rigid turnbuckle adjuster on dodger for tensioning aft bow; bows able to fold down/forward quickly and easily
  • Exterior handrails have custom stainless steel bases
  • Removable plywood panels with latches cover engine air intake and exhaust grilles
  • Forepeak cowl vent and deck plate with T-handle openings
  • Cowl vent on lazarette with water trap in wing on port side
  • There are (4) dorade guards: (2) aft (sing guards with one dorade under each) and (2) forward (two dorades under one guard)
  • Cowl vent closures are painted to match overhead
  • All vent tubes have screens
  • Cockpit winch handle storage openings have stainless steel trim rings
  • Lewmar Hatches on trunk cabin
  • Forward and aft trunk cabin top and pilothouse top hatches are anodized Lewmar; weather deck hatches are flush Freeman style
  • Teak bow pulpit seat
  • Small deck locker on starboard side with flush hatch for fuel fills
  • Port fuel fills mounted below deck in port deck locker
  • (4)  Rectangular and (4) round prisms
  • Sacrificial teak strip to protect deck from chain
  • Chrome-plated bronze step plate on bulwark cap at gates, port and starboard, engraved with boat name
  • All deck hatches opening into interior of boat have manual sky screens
  • Custom varnished teak vent guard over crew's cabin
  • Cover for hydraulic manifolds and pump in forepeak
  • (2)  Line holders in forepeak
  • (2)  Removable Rondal blocks on deck for MPS sheeting
  • Stainless steel swim ladder doubles as forepeak and boarding ladder
  • Saltwater deck wash located in locker and accessed through deck plate on starboard foredeck
  • Fresh water deck wash is Paragon Sr. pump, set up with Y-valves as a backup for pressure pump
  • Deck wash spigots located in forepeak locker and portside of push pit
  • Deck shower at port side of stern pulpit. Mixing valve in aft port deck wing. Deck fitting in box with mixer. Deck shower is in port wing
  • All hydraulic fittings on deck and at mast are stainless steel, quick-disconnect-type
  • Stern pulpit has gate with socket for passerelle; passerelle is Nemo Trifold and has storage in the forepeak and lazarette, the gate has tubing hinged at top and mid rail of pulpit
  • Line racks in port and starboard deck lockers – storage in forepeak only
  • Dedicated storage in lazarette for BBQ grill, stern anchor and rode, parachute anchor and rode, drogue, and other gear
  • Platform and hold-downs for life raft at forward end of lazarette
  • Wooden plugs at all seacocks


  • Enclosed pilothouse with raised settee
  • (6) Hull ports: (2) in aft cabin, (1) in nav area, (2) in port cabin, and (1) in starboard cabin
  • Cockpit locker/cooler for drinks, with 24 Volt Grunert cold plate system, seawater-cooled system Fiberglass panels around heads
  • Opening port light between nav station and cockpit
  • (2)  Winch pockets per side in cockpit, with stainless trim rings
  • Locker with hinged top in aft starboard wing of deck for shore power connections


  • Varnished teak coaming in center cockpit
  • Custom steering pedestal with autopilot and radar displays in custom stainless steel enclosures at guard
  • (4)  Rondal removable padeyes in cockpit for safety harnesses
  • Cockpit cushion holders via boltrope track recessed into teak coaming
  • Screen guard on cockpit port light
  • Cockpit table fixed with foot bar with fold-out extensions
  • Foot well in cockpit is varnished teak
  • Teak on outside of cockpit coamings


BLUE MUSE is set up to be sailed short-handed with hydraulic winches and furling gear.
  • Main mast is Hall Spars carbon fiber with Marten Spars hydraulic carbon furling boom (new Awlgrip in 2011)
  • Ketch rig with Hall Spars carbon fiber mast and Marten Spars carbon fiber hydraulic furling boom
  • Pressurized Navtec system with extra Commander Function
  • Second genoa halyard; set up includes stand-up block on starboard side with (2) ZS spinlocks and cleat
  • Preventer is externally mounted on boom
  • Reckmann RF90-3 jib furler
  • All deck hardware is Rondal
  • Main vang, backstay cylinders and panel are polished stainless steel
  • Main and mizzen vangs are push-pull style with extra function on cockpit panel
  • Lifelines are stainless steel die-formed wire with HRH-style turnbuckles
  • (6)  Rondal removable padeyes and (4) Rondal blocks for outboard sheeting of genoa and staysail
  • Navtec S/S turnbuckle covers for standing rigging
  • (2)  Mast steps at top of main mast; (2) steps below boom of main mast, (1) step on mizzen mast, (1) step below boom on main mast
  • Main and mizzen boom vangs to have boom angle indicators that display on B&G system MPS halyard set up including stand-up block, (1) ZS spinlock and cleat
  • Mast-mounted carbon fiber whisker pole
  • Rondal stainless steel track and controls for butt of pole on mast, and all running rigging and hardware for gennaker
  • Main mast has removable fixed carbon fiber burgee staff at masthead
  • Mast has mizzen staysail halyard
  • Size and number of spreader lights on mizzen spreaders are same as main mast, mizzen lights are proportionately smaller



  • Marten Leisure Furl boom furlers
  • Mainsail:  Spectra full-batten, in-boom furling main with Sailkote, (6) carbon fiber battens
  • 135% Spectra 195TX Gatorback furling genoa, with Sailkote and UV leach and foot
  • 105% #3  Jib:  Spectra 295TX Gatorback high clew furling jib; with Sailkote and UV leach and foot
  • Forestaysail:  13.8 oz. premium Dacron
  • Mizzen:  Full-batten Spectra 195TX Gatorback with Sailkote, (6) carbon fiber battens mizzen staysail in snuffer sock


  • Lewmar, hydraulic and manual


  • Rod rigging
  • Harken running backstays
  • Hall carbon fiber spars with Marten furling booms
  • Navtec stainless steel hydraulic boom vangs
  • Hall carbon fiber spinnaker pole (mast-mounted inboard spinnaker lift winch)
  • Braided stainless steel covered hose for hydraulic lines above deck to headstay furling unit and backstays


  • Forward dodger, cockpit dodger, and cockpit bimini (new 2015)
  • Removable bimini with zip-in window to connect to dodger with height maximum allowed under boom
  • Full yacht awning
  • Natural Sunbrella Dodger fabric – 75" clearance under aft bow, 2" closed-cell foam cockpit cushions
  • All hull ports have fabric plugs
  • Cabin and cockpit sole covers
  • Brightwork covers for handrails, dorade boxes, cockpit table, pedestal; cockpit table cover is padded with access to lift-out; pedestal cover has access to instruments with Natural Sunbrella fabric
  • Padded Sunbrella covers for nav table top and chart storage locker above washer/dryer
  • Crew's deck hatch has folding dodger, and the feet are easily removable; Dodger bows are tensioned with lashing to flush padeye in deck; Natural Sunbrella fabric
  • Natural Sunbrella fabric wheel rim protector
  • Natural Sunbrella fabric covers for flag
  • Sail covers have battens to sit inside booms
  • Delivery covers
  • Mattresses:  Owner's cabin and port guest cabin are innerspring mattresses, HCM System 3, 8-1/2" thick
  • Port cabin mattress is split for access; Tempur-Pedic on starboard guest lower berth; foam on starboard guest upper berth and crew's berths; all berths have direct mattress covers
  • Port lights are covered by Roman-style shades
  • All interior cushions fabric
  • Bedspreads for all bunks
  • Fitted sheets for all berths – (12) sets of sheets total
  • Mattress pads for all berths
  • Lee cloths for all bunks
  • Salon table has padded cover
  • Salon cushions are Navy leather with yellow piping; backs are 8" channel backs, tapered 4" – 6" top to bottom; channel backs have yellow piping around top edges
  • Aft cabin seat


  • Boot top stripes are off white, double white stripe with blue hull color between bottom stripe and red bottom
  • Bottom color is Red Micron CSC; black signal coat and (2) coats of red
  • Name and hail is gold leaf with clear Awlgrip topcoat
  • Paint on all radar, satellite phone, and satellite TV antennas mounted on masts match mast color
  • Interior woodwork is gloss varnish finish
  • Treads on stairs to pilothouse from galley, nav area, and cockpit are non-skid gloss varnish
  • All trim in painted cabins is varnished mahogany
  • Mahogany stain is Interlux Brown Mahogany


  • Givens 8-man life raft
  • Man Overboard Module 9
  • 406 EPIRB with GPS
  • Life jackets Solas approved
  • Life Sling
  • (2)  Life rings and brackets on stern pulpit
  • Trilens radar reflector on mast
  • Propane alarm system with (2) sensors


  • Spurs line and weed cutter
  • Shaft spurs


  • Towels
  • Decorative pillows
  • All throw blankets
  • Blue bedspread in aft cabin
  • Cockpit pillows
  • BLUE MUSE statue
  • Binoculars and hand-held GPS units
  • Hand-held VHF units
  • BLUE MUSE name is reserved