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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


Built / Refit1974
Length19m / 62'4"
Beam4.5m / 14'9"
Draft1.2m / 3'11"
Hull MaterialFibre Glass
EnginesGardner 8LXB diesel engine: 13.93 Liter 8 Cylinder BHP 158


Price447,500 USD
LocationUnited States

Main Characteristics

Year Built1974

Mechanical Characteristics

PropellerVP4-FROA Mark II Hundested

Electical System

GeneratorWesterbeke 7.7 model WMD 8 (s/n 32409) with remote start panel and controls and a 8KW generator which is belt driven from a jack shaft on the Gardner and set to use at cruising RPM.

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