Basic Boat Info
Engines / Speed
- Make: Yanmar
- Model: 4LH-DTE
- Fuel: Diesel
- Engine Power: 170hp
36 York Street
York, Maine, US, 03909
HULL AND DECK:
- Light gray hull, dark gray sheer boot stripe, red bottom; white trunk cabin.
- Composite glass/wood/epoxy construction, diagonal strip outer planks with several layers of fiberglass, all laid in epoxy.
- Fiberglass, epoxy encapsulated marine ply deck and house, painted light gray.
- Hull, cap rail, toe rail, strike rail and boot Awlgripped in 2019.
- Steel-plated bottom which allows vessel to be beached and also provides ballast for stability.
- Stabilization: hard chine, steel ballast/protection plate, steadying sail.
- Low profile with low center of gravity, with folding mast for steadying sail. Ocean capable.
- Tunnel drive design allows vessel to track well at cruising speed of 9 knots towing a dory.
- Large 22 x 24 fiberglass rudder and bow thruster permit precise maneuvering.
- 22” shallow draft opens access to remote and otherwise inaccessible cruising grounds.
- Extensive ventilation. Most every aluminum-framed window in the wheelhouse and aft salon opens; all windshield panes open; large Lexan hatches in wheelhouse and aft cabin open on tracks; two large Lexan hatches in owner’s cabin and galley open upward and forward with swing-down wood framed screens; remaining two hatches in owners cabin open upward and forward. Port and starboard sliding doors in wheelhouse provide for additional ventilation and quick access to the deck. All opening side windows and the six opening portholes are screened. The steadying sail can be used to keep the vessel into the wind so that air can flow from the bow facing screened forward hatches through the entire boat and out the screened aft cabin windows. No need for air conditioning, even in tropical waters. And bugs are excluded.
- Three 8D house gel batteries and one 4D starting gel battery provide enough power to run refrigeration, lights, small appliances, water pump, electric head and a microwave oven. Normally recharging is accomplished while underway or at a slow idle if necessary. No need for a noise, exhaust and maintenance of a generator.
- Composite “polyteak” swim platform with S/S folding swim ladder.
- Capilano hydraulic steering with autopilot interface.
- Espar diesel heater with adjustable ducts to all cabins.
- Simpson Lawrence 12V anchor windlass with 200 feet of heavy duty chain.
- S/S handrails, S/S bow and stern rails and stanchions and lifelines.
- Aluminum mast and boom with tabernacle with S/S chainplates.
RECENT REFIT 2017-2019 @ Northeast Marine Services in Northport, ME $98,909
MAJOR MECHANICALS REFIT 2017 @ Great Island Yard in Harpswell, ME $21,187
COMPLETION OF REFIT 2019-2020 @ Kittery Point (ME) Yacht Yard (est) $10,500
- New Awlgrip on hull, cap, toe and strike rails.
- Rebuilt caprails, rubrails and toerails.
- Rebedded all topside deck hardware.
- Rebuilt Aft engine room bulkhead.
- Installed new Vetus bow thruster.
- Installed new Teignbridge prop – 22 x 16 5 blade bronze prop.
- Rebuilt Aqua Drive.
- Installed new PSS shaft seal system.
- Installed new turbocharger and exhaust elbow.
- Replaced saltwater pump and radiator.
- Troubleshot entire boat and repaired or replaced defective systems, cosmetics.
Fuel: 200 gallons in 2 aluminum tanks midships; plus 70 gallons in 2 poly tanks aft.
Water: 200 gallons in 2 poly tanks midships.
Holding: 30 gallons in poly tank, macerator pump.
ENGINE & MECHANICAL:
- Single 2002 Yanmar 170 hp diesel, 4 cylinder, FWC, with approximately 3000 hours.
- 1 ½” S/S shaft.
- Hurth HR 630 transmission with 2.48:1 reduction.
- Groco bronze sea water strainer.
- 2 Racor 900MA fuel filters.
- Fuel tank manifold and control valving, forward of engine.
- Fiberglass water lock muffler.
- PSS shaft seal.
- Aqua drive at aft end of prop shaft.
- A coupling is installed between the gear and the tubular “jack shaft.”
- Lighted and ventilated engine room accessed easily below the wheelhouse sole.
- Cruising speed: 9 knots; 600+ NM range.
- Maximum speed: 12 knots.
- 12V DC and 110V AC electrical systems.
- Blue Seas system circuit breaker panel.
- 30 amp shore power service with GFCI outlets in heads and galley.
- Four 8D gel cell batteries located forward of engine, installed in battery boxes; one 4D gel cell starting battery located under steps down to galley from wheelhouse.
- AMPTECH 200 amp, 14 volt alternator with automatic battery charging control system.
- Two Guest battery switches.
- Freedom 30 battery charger-inverter.
- Heart Interface monitor.
- 6 gallon Seaward hot water tank heated via 110V and engine.
- 3 Rule 3500 bilge pumps and one 2000 GPH.
- Very attractive interior for four in four cabins; owner’s double forward, head/walk in shower,
- full galley, wheelhouse with settee seating/table and aft salon with seating convertible to queen berth.
- Herreshoff-style interior with satin finish hardwood joinerwork to high standards, white bulkheads and overhead ceiling, with cork/holly cabin soles.
- Oversized vee berth forward cabin with extensive storage and lockers, 3 hatches (largest has drop down, wood framed screen). Forward head and stall shower to starboard with Sealand Vacuflush WC, beautiful epoxy-sealed and finished wooden countertop and under sink.
- Next aft to port is U-shaped galley with Broadwater 4 burner LPG stove, full oven, sink with hot and cold pressure water, salt water tap, icebox with Seafrost refrigerationand microwave.
- Next up is the wheelhouse, helm to port with Stidd seat, and combination dinette with companionway seating to starboard. Open and airy with excellent visibility, this is the preferred spot to be when underway. Two large, heavy duty sliding doors provide quick access to all parts of the boat, fore and aft, along the wide outer walkway, equipped with double steel safety cabling and convenient handholds.
- Lastly is a cozy, inviting salon with substantial clean, dry storage under the removable flooring panels. L-shaped cushioned seating for four and a small bar are located to starboard. This feature also has a slide-out section that converts the seating into a sturdy double berth. Seating for two others can be had in comfortable wooden director’s chairs that are easily stowable and a custom, collapsible cocktail table is also provided. For entertainment, a flat screen TV is mounted on the bulkhead where it can be seen by all. Large slide opening windows with removable privacy curtains surround the area and double glassed doors with a large sliding hatch provide access to the after deck (director’s chairs are used here too). To port is extensive custom storage that extends under the exterior walkaround deck. A hinged drop down rail on the shelving above the storage lockers is custom fitted to accommodate a standard 88 key electronic keyboard for seagoing musicians.
- Headroom: 6'4" in wheelhouse, owner's cabin forward, galley and head/shower; 5'8" in aft cabin/seating salon.
- Robertson AP-22 autopilot.
- Ritchie powerdamp compass.
- Heavy duty 12 DC amp and speakers for use with keyboard and/or iPad/iPhone type system.
- 2006 Garmin 178 chartplotter and depthsounder. Used as backup by owner who employs an iPad based satellite system for primary navigation. Mount, antenna, and DC cable link for an iPad to remain with boat. The iPad system is very easy to use and the software and charts are very inexpensive and of the highest quality but new owner must provide his/her own iPad and purchase the software separately.
- Furuno Radar 1831 24 mile radar.
- ICOM M-127 VHF radio.
- MOONSHADOW - Newly rebuilt (2019) 18’ Lowell Surf Dory, a classic beauty, which the owner tows on a custom hawser behind MOONBEAM (with a 6 hp outboard in a well). Exceptionally rugged and seaworthy, this elegant tender can safely carry 10 people and it tows perfectly with virtually no drag on the afterwave of Moonbeam at 9 knots cruising speed. She is the ideal companion to Moonbeam and nestles alongside on a single fender when maneuvering in tight quarters or tied off the swim platform when at anchor. Unlike most tenders, Moonshadow can take you to town in style at 10 knots and run for hours with its separate gas tank under the center thwart. Its motorcycle gel battery powers the automatic bilge pump throughout a summer season, open to the rain, on a single charge. And it has two sets of Shaw and Tenney oars, an easily removable mast, a gaff rigged mainsail and an easily detachable rudder and a jib.
- Two Liquid Logic single kayaks in custom cradle on top of aft cabin, with paddles.
- 35 lb Plow type anchor with 200 feet of heavy duty chain. Second Danforth anchor with nylon rode is stored in aft lazarette.
- Fenders, docklines.
- Fire extinguishers; life jackets.
- Life ring, flares, bell, horn, Whale gusher.
- 2-10 lb aluminum LPG tanks in vented locker on aft deck.
COMMENTS: MOONBEAM is a handsome 42’ Covey Island-built Motorcruiser, well-known as the “Summer Kyle” design which sports an ultra shallow draft and tunnel-drive. Designed by Dave Gerr, and built in 2001, MOONBEAM is built of composite construction, strip planking and epoxy, with multiple layers of fiberglass for an ultra strong and durable hull. In addition, a thick, steel-plated bottom adds ballast down low for a balanced ride and provides the ability to beach the vessel if desired. MOONBEAM’S present owners are her third. The vessel has successfully been cruised from the Caribbean to the Canadian Maritimes. She has proven to be an ideal inland waterway or Great Loop vessel due to her low profile, folding mast and 22” shallow draft. She also has performed well offshore in heavy weather owning to her sharp entry, low center of gravity, and steadying sail. The nature of the tunnel drive design causes the boat to track very well at an economical 9 knot cruising speed (est 4 GPH), while the large rudder and bow thruster permit precise maneuvering in tight quarters. She can turn in her own length. Her Yanmar 170 hp diesel is quiet, efficient and reliable. MOONBEAM is the second vessel of this Gerr design to be built by Covey Island Boatworks. She is the newer and more customized of the two sisterships, BELLE MARIE and MOONBEAM. Both have both been featured in Wooden Boat & Passagemaker articles.
The current owner is a very experienced sailor and cruising yachtsman who has owned several serious boats in his 53 years as a boat owner. An engineer/entrepreneur, he bought MOONBEAM (built originally as Twombley) because of her fundamentally excellent design and seaworthiness but also because it was cold-molded wood/epoxy/fiberglass construction and could easily be customized further. The current configuration represents a highly creative evolution of a great design. It is safe, comfortable, flexible, economical, beautiful and not likely to go out of style – ever.
This office believes MOONBEAM is in near first class condition. Her present owners have undertaken professional restoration by top Maine yards - cosmetically, structurally and mechanically. They are lifelong sailors and have taken pride in maintaining MOONBEAM properly. Please come and inspect this fine cruiser and we thank you for your interest.
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.
Annie Gray is a longstanding YBAA member, offering 45 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.