A SOLID 'n PROVEN BLUE WATER CRUISER
RAVEN is a radius chine steel hull boat (round bilge) designed by renowned South African Dudley Dix and built by Glyn Buckle. She has a modern design with a spacious, efficient and comfortable interior layout ideal for a family and capable of long ocean going journeys. The hull was extended an extra foot to allow for an extended swim step on transom. The steel hard top dodger installed in 2001 allows great protection from the elements. Hull is insulated from approx 12 inches below water line and up. Watertight bulkheads at transom and bow (chain locker) add another level of safety to this true blue water cruiser.
New Antifouling in 2017
New Yanmar 75 hp 4JH3-THE installed in 2001
Solid 'n Proven cruiser that's presently USCG Flagged
Call Listing Broker Kevin Welsh to arrange a showing of this fabulous boat.
Designer: Dudley Dix
Builder: Glyn Buckle
Place of Build: South Africa
LOA: 44 feet 10 inches
LWL: 39 feet
DRAFT: 6 feet
BEAM: 13 feet 5 inches
DISPLACEMENT: 31,517 pounds
BALLAST: 4 tons internal lead
HULL: Steel (hull, superstructure and deck)
ADDITIONAL INFO: Radius chine construction (round bilge); steel hard dodger; watertight bulkheads at transom and chain locker; scantlings to Lloyds/ABS; hull insulated from approx. 12” below waterline up.
RUDDER TYPE: Skeg
STEERING SYSTEM: Whitlock Cobra
NO. of CYLINDERS: 4
SHAFT: 75MM Stainless Steel
PROP: 3 Blade Bronze Right Hand
FUEL: (1) 100 gallons (approx)
FUEL: Day Tank of 12 gallons stainless steel
WATER: (2 total) Steel and Plastic - 1 x 100 gallon in keel, 1 x 35 gallon under port settee
HOLDING: (1) 35 Gallons Plastic
Fridge: 12V Waeco Coolmitic 2 compartment top loading
Stove/Oven: Voyager 2 burner propane
Galley Sink: Double sink with pull-out spray faucet for Fresh Water
Pressurized Water: 12Vdc
Manual Foot Pumps for Fresh and Salt Water
Lots of Counterspace 'n Storage
PRESSURIZED: Jabsco Sensor-Max VSD
ADDITIONAL PUMP: 2 x Manual Foot Pumps - 1 Saltwater, 1 Freshwater
No. of Berths: 8
No. Cabins: 3
Aft Cabins: 2 quarter berths
Forward Cabin: Vberth
No. of Heads: 1
Cabin Heating: Engine generated forced hot air heater with outlets in the main saloon and two aft cabins.
Interior Wood: Beech
Headroom: 6 feet
Layout Version: B
BATTERIES: 3 House, 1 Starting
CAPACITY: 675 Amps Hours
ALTERNATOR: Balmar 100 amp
REGULATOR: Balmar Max Charge MC-612
CHARGER/INVERTOR: 120V Heart Freedom 20 100A
MONITOR: Heart Link 2000
RUTLAND 910 Wind Generator (not presently operable - needs blades)
STANDING RIGGING inspected in 2017. All deficiencies corrected.
TYPE: Cutter with removable cutter stay
SPAR MAKER: D-Spar
SPAR MATERIAL: Aluminum
STANDING RIGGING : Stainless Steel
RUNNING RIGGING: Various, Internal Halyards
MAINSAIL with Stackpack, Fully Battened by Doyle (1996)
GENOA 130% w/Profurl Furler by Owens (Scotland) (2004)
STAYSAIL by Doyle (1996 excellent shape)
SPINNAKER 1.5 oz Asymmetrical with sock by Doyle (1996 excellent shape)
Storm Sail by Doyle (1996 as new)
GENOA: Harken #56 x 2 (two speed, self tailing)
SPINNAKER: As Above
MAINSHEET: Harken #44 x 2 (two speed, self tailing)
HALYARDS: Harken #24 on mast (two speed, self tailing)
Compass: Whitlock 5 inch, Autohelm electronic
Radar: Furuno 1712
SSB: Yaesu w/Antenna Tuner
VHF: Silva S15, Standard Horizon HX460S (2004)
GPS: Garmin GPS III Plus, Garmin 45XL (2000+)
AUTOPILOT: Autohelm 7000
EPIRB: ACR Globalfix 406 (2002)
FWD LOOKING SONAR: Echopilot FLS Gold III (2009)
SEXTANT: Astra III (2000)
(1) 65 lb Plastismo plow w/ 3/8 inch x 150 feet chain, 19mm x 200 feet rode.
(1) 45 lb CQR w/ 3/8 inch x 100 feet chain and 100 feet 19mm rode.
(1) Fortress FX-23 w/ 8mm x 75 feet chain, 13mm x 150 feet rode.
WINDLASS: Lofrans Tigres Electric and Manual
Vessel was completed in 1996 in South Africa. The hull was built by Glyn Buckle and interior finished by the owner. The hull is a Dix 43 with an extended swim step. She has a nice fair hull with round bilges. There are watertight sections at both bow (chain locker) and stern (swim step). Main tankage is in the keel increasing stability. The vessel (Wind Cheetah) was sailed to the US and sold. Re-named ‘Happy Dream’ by the second owner we bought her in 2000. In 2000/2001 she underwent a complete re-fit with much new equipment fitted. All the floorboards were removed and the entire bilge area prepped and coated and the exterior hull UHWP blasted and re-coated below the waterline. A new hard dodger and radar arch were installed in 2001. Between 2001 and 2006 she was sailed from the Gulf of Mexico to Turkey via Labrador, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Morocco and many other countries.
We spent a very comfortable winter in northern Scotland with just a small oil radiator as heating. The dodger provides great protection from sun and gales and kids love to jump off the top of it. The dodger top is insulated to reduce heat beneath and it is bolted in place so it can be removed for maintenance. With the engine running the forced air heater can be used and will keep the area in the dodger at the companionway opening warm—the value of this cannot be overstated to the night watch in a gale above 60N. The aft cabin berths are good sea berths so we never had to use the settees as sea berths.
There is a deep bilge sump forward of the engine box. All hand tools are stored in a 10 drawer tool cabinet under the companionway ladder. The engine can be accessed from all sides for maintenance and the engine box is sound/heat insulated. The rope lighting throughout the main cabin provides great ambience for dining.
Raven is built and equipped to allow the owners to spend long periods away from marinas and civilization.
Full details of this design can be seen at Dudley Dix website: www.dixdesign.com
CONTACT Listing Broker Kevin Welsh in Melbourne at 321.693.1642
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