1983 Gilcraft Staysail Schooner for sale in Charleston, USA

1983 Gilcraft Staysail Schooner for sale in Charleston, USA

1983 Gilcraft Staysail Schooner for sale in Charleston, USA

‘Metani’ was built in 1983, based on the lines plan of John Alden’s ‘Malabar X’ but with more freeboard and greater sheer to enhance her ocean sailing qualities. The design brief was to construct a traditionally built yacht capable of sailing to any part of the globe that could be handled by a small crew who were to be carried in as much safety and comfort as a yacht of her size could offer.

‘Metani’ cruised the world extensively with her original owners, from Australia to Antigua, via Sri Lanka and the Christmas Islands; to the Red Sea, Mediterranean and Canaries; and back again to the Caribbean and USA. She has also raced in many Classic Yacht Regattas in Antigua and won the Concours d’Elegance in her division

Her second and current owners bought her in 2007 and have cruised in her around the USA and Caribbean in the last decade, making many updates and improvements to her

This Gilcraft Staysail Schooner is powered by a Ford Lehman 120hp diesel engine with approximately 3,300 hours since it’s rebuild in 2005.

She her fuel system includes USCG A1 rated fuel hoses, Raycor canister primary fuel filters, dual secondary fuel filters.

She also features hydraulic Hy-Drive 2000 Series steering, with dual helm positions in the pilothouse and in the cockpit.

‘Metani’ is a staysail rigged Schooner featuring aluminium masts and stainless steel standing rigging. She also includes and impressive sail inventory.

Accommodation for six is provided within 3 cabins on board this Gilcraft Schooner.

To aft are two guest cabins, port and starboard, with double berths. Both cabins offer plentiful storage, including hanging lockers.

There is also a shared bathroom with a shower.

Forward is a Master suite with double bed to port and a large desk and storage cabinets, there is further storage in a hanging locker and large drawers beneath the bed.

Forward is an en-suite bathroom featuring an electric head.

Metani’s spacious saloon provides two sofas to port with a large table for dining with guests, to starboard is a further sofa which can double as a sea berth.

Above the main saloon is a large butterfly hatch, which allows plentiful light into the saloon.

The galley is well equipped with a 3 burner propane stove with built-in oven, mounted on gimbals; SS sink (2016) with pressurised hot and cold water; 12v refrigerator/freezer in galley boxes (2010); engine driven holding plate system R134A (2017) in galley and pilothouse, and a Spectra Water Machine water maker (approx. 14GPH).

The pilothouse of this Gilcraft 65ft Schooner features a sheltered helm position with all instruments, there is also a chart table with multiple storage drawers. To port is a large refrigerator with icemaker and a settee.

The cockpit features cockpit cushions and a propane barbeque.

This Gilcraft Staysail Schooner is also equipped with a Caribe 10ft RIB with 15hp Mercury outboard engine, on removable SS davits (2016).


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