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Ontario 32, 1978,

  • Model Year: 1978, Length: 32ft, Displacement: 9800lbs Beam: 11' Draft 4'6"
  • Price: $22,500
  • Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Collins Bay Marina (slip available)

    Summary: A well maintained example of this popular 32ft C&C designed cruiser. Boat is very forgiving for short handed sailing, but it does have a respectable performance. Interior is spacious and ideal for day sailing, weekending or extended cruising. We purchased the boat in mid 2002. Since then, we have upgraded many items and boat has been used sparingly. As we are getting older, it unfortunately seems time has come to sell.



  • Original white gelcoat in good condition for age with blue trim.
  • Bottom professionally epoxy coated in Spring 2003.
  • Bottom has fresh coat of Aquagard water based anti-fouling.
  • Keel is lead.


  • Deck hatches (2) were rebuilt in 2004. (insect screens included)
  • Fixed ports have new acrylic panes and have been resealed.
  • Two opening aluminum ports with screens.
  • Stern railing reinforced and motor bracket installed. Stern ladder.
  • Anchor bow roller and chain locker forward for Windlass.
  • 6 winches.


  • Sleeps up to 5.
  • Layout: V-berth forward. 2 settee berths in main cabin plus pilot berth.
  • One settee converts to double bunk.
  • 6'4" headroom.
  • Hanging locker opposite head.
  • Storage behind settee seatbacks and in lockers on portside. Several drawers for additional storage.
  • Newer cabin upholstery in excellent condition.
  • Large navigators desk with storage below.
  • Refurbished Cole wood stove on main bulkhead with new vent duct (unused since installed)


  • Two large side lockers plus lazarette.
  • Three cockpit cushions.
  • Pedestal mounted wheel steering and compass.
  • Teak cockpit grating.
  • Dickinson Sea-B-Que (large) Stainless steel propane barbecue with cover.
  • Propane storage locker with overboard venting.
  • Folding Cockpit table plus drink/binocular holder.


  • Dodger and Bimini. Newer and in good condition.
  • Good mainsail cover and a BBQ cover.


  • Fully Battened Main
  • 150% furling genoa
  • Cruising spinnaker
  • All North Sails. Sails are older, but in serviceable condition for a few years yet. They have been maintained by Kingston Sailloft, as required.


  • Harken furling system. Refurbished and works well.
  • Standing rigging upgraded with Stalok fittings at lower end
  • Running rigging in good condition and includes spare halyards.


  • Datamarine Knotmeter, Depth and Wind (Older but still functional)
  • Radar: Furuno Model 1720 – Older and not used much but it does work.
  • Radio: Raytheon VHF
  • Clock: Battery operated brass bulkhead clock.
  • Compass: Ritchie Navigator pedestal mounted.
  • Autohelm autopilot. Original type. Worked when last used, but we don’t install it.
  • Vetus gas detector
  • Safe-T-Alert gas detector (newer)
  • VDO engine tachometer and fuel gauge


  • Yanmar 2QM15. 2cyl diesel, 15HP at 3000rpm. Includes operating manual, shop repair manual and illustrated parts catalog.
  • 3-blade fixed prop.
  • New polymer fuel tank under cockpit sole.
  • Exhaust Blower.


  • 3 burner propane range with oven.
  • Refrigerated icebox with Waeco Coolmatic compressor/evaporator unit. Added insulation. Hardly used.
  • Pressure water system including new gal stainless steel hot water tank (electric/engine)
  • Water tanks under each main cabin settee – reported to be 66 gal
  • Several storage bins and racks.


  • Raritan marine head type PHII – Rebuilt in 2003.
  • Previously unused holding tank (33gal) put into service with deck pump out in 2003/4.
  • Y-valve available for overboard discharge if boat goes offshore.
  • Improved venting installed on holding tank.

    Electrical (many recent upgrades)

  • One 12V starting battery plus two 6v house batteries
  • Alternator upgraded to 55A (old one available as spare)
  • 40A dual solar panels mounted above bimini plus controller.
  • 12v system upgraded with fuses and breakers to meet current standards.
  • Blue Seas Batterylink ACR (battery combiner) improves charging efficiency.
  • Dual Circuit Plus battery switch switches both banks simultaneously
  • Dual battery bank voltmeter on main panel
  • Mobotronics A/C power supply can bypass batteries and run refrigeration directly from shore power
  • Truecharge 10 dual bank battery charger (hardly used)
  • Zapstop installed to prevent open circuit failure of alternator
  • Heart Interface 1000 watt inverter (new - not installed)
  • Upgraded 110v AC panel and shore power wiring
  • Navigation lights – hull mounted. (Has mast top combination trilight/anchor light but needs checking)

    Safety Gear:

  • Life ring.
  • Stern ladder with treads.
  • Other misc. safety gear.
  • Ground Tackle:
  • 35# Bruce-type anchor (Bow mounted on roller)
  • 27lb Kingston fixed plough.
  • 100ft chain plus rode for main anchor. Rode for second anchor.
  • Recent 12V “Quick” electric windlass installed at bow with all new wiring and switches.

    Other items:

  • Steel folding cradle
  • Fenders
  • Boat Hook
  • 2 propane cylinders
  • 2 winch handles
  • 3 fire extinguishers
  • Mooring lines
  • Manuals for most items.


  • West Marine inflatable and older 4HP Evinrude motor. (Add $700)

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