• 108'
  • 1987
  • Seattle, Washington, United States
  • $1,650,000


The owner is not able to enjoy the yacht as expected due to business comittments

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Cruising Ketch
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1987
  • YearBuilt: 1987
  • Year Refit: 2015
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: 921594
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 3/0/5
  • LOA: 108' 0" (32.92m)
  • LWL: 85' 0" (25.91m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 23' 4" (7.11m)
  • Min Draft: 10' 3" (3.12m)
  • Max Draft: 10' 3" (3.12m)
  • Clearance: 127' 0" (38.71m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 9 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 1,400 Miles
  • Max Speed: 10 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: 106 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 730 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 300 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,485 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 5
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Ron Holland
  • Hull Color: Blue
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


AVALON has quite an interesting history. She started out life named GLEAM at 102’ and shortly after delivery her first owner circumnavigated the world with his family. After returning, a six-foot extension was added to allow for greater storage space. Soon thereafter she was sold.

In 1998, her second owner returned the yacht to the builder in New Zealand where she received an entirely new interior and was given her present name. After enjoying many years of world family cruising, AVALON was then re­purchased by her original owner and spent several years cruising the South Pacific.

Three years ago Avalon was purchased by the current owner and transported the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest is among the finest sailing territories in North America and offers some of the top cruising locations in the world. The adventures and family memories made in the Pacific Northwest while sailing Avalon will be treasured for generations.


AVALON comfortably accommodates six owners and guests in three very spacious en­suite cabins aft. Six crew may be accommodated forward in three cabins. The galley is forward within the crew area and is separated by a large bulkhead from the comfortable, full-width salon. The salon seating and dining areas are spacious and very comfortable.

The pilothouse is up a few steps and provides excellent visibility all around as well as allowing for lots of natural light below in the salon. A full size chart table, aft facing navigation desk, and a 2nd steering station for inclement weather are all located here, as well as the port side companionway to the cockpit. The cockpit can accommodate 10 to 12 guests around two teak tables for dining and cocktails.

Master Stateroom

Full beam master w/centerline king size berth.

(4) Opening port lights w/wood blinds
(2) Opening overhead hatches with blackout shades
(2) Bedside reading lamps

Full size sofa/settee to starboard, desk to port.
(4) Overhead deck prisms

Teak paneling and teak and holly sole throughout. Good amounts of storage and hanging locker space for clothes.

Weems and Plath clock
B&G 20/20CD display
B&G Hercules 790 display
LG32” flat screen TV 
Panasonic Blu­ray DVD player
Dennon multi zone receiver/amp
Independent satellite TV receiver
Digital safe

En­Suite Master Head:
Teak paneling and teak and holly sole throughout. Towel warming rack.
Microphor head
Backlit vanity mirror
Marble stall shower
Marble countertop
(1) Opening port light w/wood blind

VIP Stateroom 1

Located on the port side of the yacht, outboard double berth.
(1) Opening port light w/wood blind
(2) Bedside reading lamps

Teak paneling and teak and holly sole throughout.
Desk, large amounts of hanging locker and drawer storage
Full-length mirror behind cabin door
LG21” flat screen TV 
Apple TV 
Audiolab 8000S Receiver
Independent satellite TV receiver

En­Suite VIP Head:
Teak paneling and teak and holly sole throughout
Towel warming rack
Microphor head
Backlit vanity mirror
Marble stall shower
Marble countertop
(1) Opening port light w/wood blind
(1) Overhead deck prism

Guest Stateroom 2

Located on the starboard side of the yacht
outboard and inboard single berths
 (1) Opening port light w/wood blind
(2) Bedside reading lamps
Teak paneling and teak and holly sole throughout
Large amounts of hanging locker and drawer storage
Sharp 15” flat screen TV
NAD DVD receiver
Independent satellite TV receiver

En­Suite Twin Head:
Teak paneling and teak and holly sole throughout
Towel warming rack
Microphor head
Backlit vanity mirror
Marble stall shower
Marble countertop
(1) Opening port light w/wood blind
 (1) Overhead deck prism


L­-shaped seating and dining area to port
Electric hi/low table w/fold out top
Wood blinds for all salon windows
Teak paneling and carpeted sole w/teak border
(2) Large overhead opening hatches with screens and shades
(2) Table lamps
Very large custom wine cooler to starboard
Sofa recovered 
Drink fridge/cooler
Sam (5) Direct TV receivers for South America
46” LED 3D TV
Yamaha RXA20 Receiver
Sony BDPS590 Blu­ray player
Apple TV
Sirius SRH200 satellite radio tuner
iPod Dock 
RT iPanel audio/video software for use with iPad/iPod/iPhone giving control of system
(5) Direct TV receivers for North America
(5) Direct TV receivers for South America


Companionway port side aft
Full size sofa/settee to port
Teak paneling and teak and holly sole throughout
Curved centerline companionway to guest accommodations aft
(2) Overhead opening hatches w/shades
(2) B&G Hydra 2 displays
Desk area aft to starboard
HP Pavilion Slimline computer dedicated to Nobletec charting software
(2010) Nobletec software for Caribbean and East Coast US updated
Brother MFC CW­495 scanner/printer
Shuttle Coms ships computer
Expedition LT passage planning and weather prediction software
Kerio Control, internet connectivity control
Wi­Fi antenna and booster Amp (coastal data connectivity)
Ericson W35 cellular data modem (near­ coastal data connectivity)
KVH V7 (offshore data connectivity)
KVH FB250 (offshore data connectivity)
Panasonic KX­TA 824 phone/landline/intercom system
Iridium sat phone
Simrad AP25 autopilot head unit
Simrad AP40 autopilot processor
Simrad FU25 autopilot joystick controls
Furuno FAR28 x 7 radar with retractable VEI sunlight monitor
Furuno FR8062 radar with retractable VEI sunlight monitor
(2) Furuno GP32 GPS units
Furuno GP7000 GPS/Chart plotter (at outside helm)
Furuno AIS FA150
(2) SSB radios
B&G H3000 system/display
ACR Spotlight
Simrad IS80 electric compass display

Crew Area

Two crew cabins forward followed by a dinette/settee, adjacent to the galley, laundry, and engine room access door. Crew have their own common TV and satellite receiver and can access the yachts video and music library.

The Captain’s cabin is to starboard with a double berth outboard:
Teak and holly sole
HP Pavilion Slimline computer 
JVC CD radio
(2) Bedside reading lamps
(1) Overhead opening hatch
Overhead panels repainted
EnSuite head w/microphor head and stall shower

Two crew cabins forward in the bow sharing a common shower:
Teak and holly sole
(1) Overhead opening hatch in each cabin
Overhead panels repainted
Outboard upper and lower bunks in each cabin
(2) Bedside reading lamps in each cabin
JVC CD radio in each cabin

Deck Equipment

The construction of AVALON consists of an aluminum hull, deck and superstructure; built to Lloyd’s drawings and specifications. Thermal and acoustical insulation is found on all inner surfaces from the waterline up. This allows for world cruising in a variety of climates. Her exterior is painted with Awlgrip along with varnished teak trim, stainless railings and stanchions, and teak laid decks.

(2) Maxwell V4000 hydraulic vertical capstans with warping drums, 4000lb pull and 25ft/min
(2) 285lb Mansion stainless steel plough anchors w/390 and w/260’ 5/8” chain
200’ of 1 ¾” nylon rope
40’ of ½” chain
(10) Fenders
(6) Dock lines
(2) “Mega braid” dock lines
GMT 13’ carbon passerelle
(2) Awnings for aft deck and just aft of the pilothouse
(4) Reclining teak deck chairs
(4) Dinner chars
(4) Clamshell soft deck chairs
Brand new cockpit cushions and pillows
HUGE updated spare parts inventory


Main, North Sails carbon spectra
Mizzen, North Sails carbon spectra
Genoa, North Sails 390TX w/Gatorback, 130%
Staysail, North Sails 490TX
Mizzen Staysail, Doyle w/snuffer
Gennaker, North Sails red norlon 250 w/snuffer
Mizzen Gennaker, North Sails red norlon 150 w/snuffer
Rondal Hydrafurl 250 genoa furler
Rondal Hydrafurl 200 staysail furler

Antal batten cars and slides on main and mizzenmasts
Rod rigging entirely replaced in the past two years
Recent full rigging check, all gear is fine for 4/5 more years
(2) Lewmar 111 three speed selftailing hydraulic winches 
(1)Lewmar 90 three speed selftailing hydraulic winch
(1)Lewmar 88 three speed selftailing hydraulic winch
(1)Lewmar 77 selftailing hydraulic winch
(1)Lewmar 70 selftailing hydraulic winch
(3) Lewmar 68 selftailing winches
(3) Lewmar 65 selftailing hydraulic winches
(1)Lewmar 65 selftailing winch
(2)Lewmar 55 selftailing winches
(1) Lewmar 550 selftailing winch
Navtec hydraulic Main and Mizzen vangs
Navtec hydraulic backstay rams
Genoa sheets

Running rigging is all in very good shape. All winches were serviced within the past two years.

Engine and Mechanical

(2) Caterpillar 3208 215hp main engines (New 2006 @ Rybovitch Marine, Palm Beach, FL)
Port Engine hours: 5200
Starboard Engine hours: 5200
(2) Twin Disc transmissions (Rebuilt 2010)
Shafts removed, trued and optically aligned (2017)
Rudder removed, checked, fully serviced (2014)
Stern tubes (New 2011)
Bulkhead thrust bearings (New 2014)
Sound Down flexible shaft couplings (New 2011)
Cutlass Bearings (New 2017)
(2) Max Prop 3 blade 34” feathering propellers (Balanced and tuned 2017)
Accu Steer HM250 24volt steering pump (2006)
Adjustable Kobelt helm pump (2008)
A/C and Heating rebuilt
Sea Recovery, 1600GPD water maker (2006)
New water maker high-pressure pump and control board
(2) Northern Lights 30kw, 1200rpm, 220/60 Hz generators (New 2006)

Safety & Fire Protection

(2) 24V Jabsco 3000gph bilge pumps with float switches
High capacity hydraulically driven bilge pump
Central bilge manifold system allows water to be pulled from any compartment
(2) 406 EPIRBS
(2) Givens 8 man life rafts
(2) Man Overboard Units
(1) Med Link first aid kit
(1) Lifepak defibrillator
(1) Oxygen tank
(2) 10lb Co2 fire extinguishers
(12) 2.5lb ABC fire extinguishers

Full overhaul of the smoke and fire alarm system throughout the yacht
Halon engine room fire system
(3) Raw water firefighting outlets on deck fed by a hydraulic pump
Hand bellows pump system (backup)


Novurania 4.8 hard bottom w/100hp 4stroke
Yamaha (New tubes 2009) (New engine 2010)
AB 290VI hard bottom w/25hp 2stroke
Yamaha (Boat 2006) (New engine 2010)
(6) Sets of snorkel gear
(6) Dive tanks
(4) Sets of dive gear
Bauer PO dive tank 3200lb compressor w/single fill (2006)
(2) Penn International 130lb class rods w/Penn 130ST reels

Recent Upgrades

  1. New Rod Rigging; when the main mast was out all sheaves were serviced and a new mast boot was built. New halyards were installed and lazy jacks were serviced.
  2. Elimination of water cooled compressors. New 24/110 volt under counter refrigerators and new air cooled freezer compressors.
  3. Fresh Water system; New circ pumps, rebuild of all pressure pumps and new pressure valves.
  4. Hot Water system; New hot water tanks and new hot water manifold allowing switch over from electric to genset. All lines flushed.
  5. Black and grew water system; New float switches, pump rebuilt and new sensors; tanks cleaned and recoated.
  6. Main hydraulic system (bow thruster and anchor windlass);  new pumps, reservoir tank cleaned, new sight gauge and hose fittings and bow thruster rebuilt.\
  7. Vang and laz hatch hydraulics rebuilt.
  8. Shafts pulled, new cutlass bearings, new engine mounts, rebuilt stuffing boxes, props disassembled and serviced and realignment of the shafts.
  9. New B&O Stereo.
  10. Toilets rebuilt.
  11. Electrical; Buses in engine room rebuilt. Main switching panel is in the process of being redone. Gensets serviced by Northern lights. New inverters throughout (I think there is one left to be replaced). New charger is on order and all monitors are new.
  12. New fire alarm system (Consilium) and new Halon bottle. New fire extinguishers throughout. Bilge and hatch alarm system is in the process of being replaced.
  13. Main water maker rebuilt and new membranes installed. Back up system is a winter project.
  14. All winches torn down, serviced and worn gears replaced.
  15. HVAC system; New circuit boards in air handlers, air handlers serviced and control panels being replaced. HVAC system is a work in progress. New HVAC units are on order and piping system is completely redone.
  16. Electronics; new gyro, new Furuno GPS/chart system at the helm, new main board for B&G, new transducers for depth, new hard drive for computer at chart table, new AIS antennae, new booster for telephone/data.
  17. Mains Engines and Gensets; These have been completely serviced by the head engineer for Seaspan. Work includes new water pumps, impellers etc, new racor system (oversized), valve clearances as per factory spec, new exhaust valves (these are air actuated), new exhaust hoses, new vacuum gauges and rebuilt mufflers/baffles.
  18. Cosmetics include; teak and holly floors below have been recoated, new carpet and new sound insulation under, new backsplash and counter tops, opening galley to salon, remove the old bar, cap rail has been taken down and recoated.
  19. Sails; the main and mizzen are virtually new, batten pockets have been replaced and head boards, clews and tacks have been redone. Both headsails have new UV covers and have been serviced - they are all off the boat in the loft now.
  20. All thru hulls were serviced.
  21. Air compressor service, valves replaced.
  22. Caulking between the cap rail and hull was removed and replaced.
  23. New rubbers in all deck hatches.

The boat will be hauled in Feb and bottom paint, bow thruster service and prop service will be done. Note that the rudder was out and all bearings serviced in 2014. A new keel was installed in 09.

We have been gradually working through her systems. As each system was serviced/redone a complete set of drawings and manuals were completed which are in effect as built. These make servicing easier now. Our focus has been on systems so the boat was ready to go to sea.

She is a great boat. Engines have about 5600 hours and gensets about 10,000 hours. They have been well looked after.


Designed by Ron Holland and built in 1987 by Southern Pacific Yachts in New Zealand, “AVALON” has since circumnavigated the globe, completed two successful tours to the South Pacific, and become one of the most celebrated Newport and St. Barth’s Bucket Race veterans in history — all the while being maintained to the highest standards.

Currently berthed in Vancouver, BC, this makes for an opportunity that most buyers do not take advantage of: the amazing sailing, scenery and incredible adventures offered in BC and Alaska. Sailing among the whales, sea life and eagles common in this region create memories that last a lifetime.