A Leeboard Cat Ketch , Whisper was built in 1994 as a mono hull by Marine Concepts of Tarpon Springs, FL. Purchased by me in 1996. She was converted by Jim Leet at Marine Concepts to a Tri-Sport in 2009. She has taken me on many magical adventures from the North Channel of Lake Huron, to the Marquesas Islands off of Key West. Easy to trailer, launch and retrieve. The perfect, well thought out camp cruiser. Sleeps one in comfort, or two smaller friendly people. Based on a Herreschoff design (Carpenter Dory), lengthened to 21 feet when designed in 1981 - over 500 have been built including the mono-hull versions. She has never capsized. Owned and expertly maintained by a life long sailor.
Good sea keeping ability as well as the ability to shelter in water less than a foot deep. When the tide goes out she sits upright with her leeboards raised. Easy to single hand, as all lines lead to the aft cockpit. The forward cockpit can be used for daysailing 4 or 5 people, and it turns into an easy to set up cabin with the flip up convertible cabin for those overnights on the anchor.
Asking $12,500 or BRO
She has an extensive inventory including:
2010 Tohatsu 4 HP 4 stroke with FNR and external tank (just serviced)
Stainless steel side mount engine bracket
Doyle tri-radial sails new in 2012 in perfect condition
Mizzen Staysail in perfect condition
Continental Trailer in good road worthy condition with new wheel bearings, wheels and tires
Brand new Camper Top, aft Bimini, sail covers, and tonneau cover - all in light tan color.
Tramps between main hull and amas.
Stainless steel rub rails on amas
Teak half rail on main hull
Aft cockpit cushions in light tan color
Bruce (the real one) 11 pound anchor, 8 feet of heavy chain, 150 ft of 3/8" nylon rode.
CQR stern anchor with chain and about 80 ft of rode.
Teak and holly sole boards just varnished
Sport-a-Seat for center cockpit
Self Inflating air mattress by Thermarest.
Propane one burner stove.
Sails in less than a foot of water.
Weight 750 lbs
Length 21 feet
Beam 8'6" with alas folded for travel - 14' with akas extended for sailing
4 stainless pins secure the akas.
Draft 6 inches boards up - 2.5 feet boards down
Sail area 180 Sq Ft in main and mizzen - Cat Ketch Rig.
Vertical battened sails that roll up around the masts.
Easily maintains a 5.5 knot average on long trips under sail.
Will do 6 knots in 10 knots of wind.
Has reached 10.5 knots off the wind in flat conditions.
Located in Largo, Florida near Clearwater on the west coast.