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Downeaster 32, 1976, Aransas Pass, Texas, $19,999

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Downeaster 32, 1976

  • $19,999
  • Aransas Pass, Tx

    First Introduced in 1975 the Downeaster 32 is a traditionally styled long range cruiser ideal for couples. Through the years the boat has proven to be rugged, easy to sail, and has won many a praise from owners. They have sailed far and wide and at least three have circumnavigated.

  • Even in the 1970s when Downeast Yachts introduced their boats they evoked nostalgia and tradition. The Downeaster 32 keeps up the family traits with a long keel with a keel-hung rudder, clipper bow and a bowsprit. The hull has moulded-in planking lines in the fiberglass and a slight tumblehome in the aft quarters ending in a wineglass-shaped transom. Above deck, she's driven by cutter rig slung from a four foot bowsprit - it's a rig that has proven to be reliable.Ex-factory, the Downeaster 32 exuded quality throughout and was offered with an large array of options above and belowdecks such that each boat tended to have a uniquely individual personality. The hull laminate was built extremely thick, bordering on overbuilt by modern standards and the rigging has proven strong.
  • Internal space is generous for a 32 foot boat and TALL sailors will appreciate her six and a half feet of headroom. With the right configuration she can theoretically sleep six with three berths in the salon, a quarter-berth on the starboard aft, and v-berths forward.
  • Because she is often sailed by couples or single handed, many owners have modified their boats appropriately. The original layout has two doors closing off the v-berth and adjacent head from the main saloon. There's a u-shaped galley complete with gimballed stove, refrigerator (non working) and icebox, and a sink. Storage includes two well-ventilated hanging lockers and numerous cubbies.

    Equipment:

  • Specifications
  • LOA: 35' 6"
  • LOD: 32' 0"
  • LWL: 25' 10"
  • Beam: 11' 0"
  • Draft: 4' 9"
  • Displacement: 17,000 lbs.
  • Ballast: 5,500 lbs. (lead)
  • Sail Area: 602 sq. ft.
  • Bridge Clearance: 44' 5"
  • Headroom: 6' 6"
  • Engine: 30hp Perkins Perama M30 diesel
  • Fuel: 60 US Gal. (aluminium)
  • Water: 40 US Gal. (aluminum)
  • Holding: 15 US Gal.
  • Designer: Bob Poole
  • Builder: Down East Yachts Inc.
  • Running Rigging:New
  • Standing Rigging: New
  • Anchors: 35lb CQR
  • Sails: Main in Good Cond.
  • Headsails: 110 / light air - excellent condition
  • Staysail: Like new
  • Dodger w/ side curtains
  • Kenyon 4 burner stove w/oven
  • Pressure pump to all faucets
  • Amazingly good engine access
  • Low hour engine
  • Transferable slip - $185 per month w/electric/water/ Restrooms/ showers

    Ideal boat for Utube sail channel participants, couples who wish to cruise safely, in comfort on an easy to handle vessel.

  • Its traditional look (pirate ship), makes it a head turner at every marina, and restaurant dock.

    Email Daniel at Hunterdriver@aol.com

  • or phone 806-787-0012
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    Downeaster 32, 1976 sailboat

    Downeaster 32, 1976 sailboat

    Downeaster 32, 1976 sailboat

    Downeaster 32, 1976 sailboat

    Downeaster 32, 1976 sailboat

    Downeaster 32, 1976 sailboat

    Downeaster 32, 1976 sailboat

    Downeaster 32, 1976 sailboat