LARA, Concordia Yawl #48 was built in Germany by
Abeking and Rasmussen in 1957. She underwent a year-and-a-half-long
major refit and modernization at Maine Traditional Boat in 2014-2015.
During that time, was re-built from her bottom (all new keel bolts and
17 new floor timbers, numerous new sister frames, frame ends and
bottom planks and a new rudder) to her masthead (all new
stainless-steel standing rigging and LED lighting). She has all new
plumbing (including a pressure water system) and wiring, both 12-volt
and 110-volt (adding shore-power capability with inverter/charger) and
LED lighting throughout. She has all new electronics (including
autopilot, digital color radar and sonar, digital charts, and depth
and speed indicators) all tied together with an MFD in a custom-built
control module at the steering station. She has been completely
refurbished below decks with particular emphasis on the galley (major
components: new countertop, new 12-volt top-loading
refrigerator-freezer, new gimbaled 2-burner alcohol stove, new
stainless steel sink and fixtures) and head (major components: new
countertop with three-drawer, one-door vanity beneath, new stainless
steel wash bowl and fixtures, and new toilet). Hatches and skylights
were newly water-sealed and new screens installed throughout. For
entertainment, there is a 28-inch flat-screen smart TV with Blue
Ray-DVD player and a four-speaker AM-FM-Satellite Sony stereo system
with CD player. There are all new settees with movable backrests for
seating/sleeping in the saloon, and a new double berth in the forward
stateroom. New upholstery throughout. At the same time, Lara also got
new ground tackle with 240 feet of nylon braid and chain, a new
42-pound Delta anchor, a new electric windlass and a custom bronze bow
roller. She has since been sailed out of Belfast, ME, on Penobscot
Bay, Down East to Lubec, ME, and down coast to Sandy Hook, NJ, and
back. She was re-powered in August of 2016 with a new Yanmar diesel
engine. Lara is fitted with a new Feather Stream three-blade
feathering prop and comes with a customized eight-foot Puffin dinghy.
As a result of her thorough refit, LARA is one of the
"youngest" Concordias in the fleet. A clean 2015 survey by
Paul Haley is available.
LARA is a past winner of the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (as
Harbinger) and won the Opera House Cup (Nantucket) in 1990.
Annie Gray is a longstanding YBAA member, offering 44 years of experience in assisting clients in the purchase or sale of high quality yachts of distinction.
Please call Annie at 207-363-7997 or on her cell at 603-498-3450.