Designed by Alan Wright, “SHIBUMI” Is a custom pilothouse cruising ketch crafted for comfortable, long term, bluewater cruising in remote areas. She is an “all weather” “go-anywhere” vessel that can be handled by two people.
Built in 1973 in Auckland, NZ, her current owners have upgraded and modernized her over the last 16 years, including a new teak deck, custom pilothouse configuration, interior layout and finishes, and mechanical systems. Her current owners have have lovingly maintained her Gardner 8LXB Diesel, including rebuilding the complete fuel injection system in 2011, and her Hundested variable pitch propeller system which was rebuilt in December, 2011.
SHIBUMI’s layout includes a master cabin and second guest cabin aft, a forward guest cabin, saloon, galley, and navigation station forward with a large pilothouse above the engine room. Her walk-in engine room and shop provide easy maintenance of all systems.
SHIBUMI is in “sail away” condition and is a big boat for people with big plans.
Available for viewing by appointment, she is scheduled to be located in 2013 in
• St. Thomas, USVI
• Beaufort, NC, USA
• The Chesapeake, USA