Beautiful, classic double-ended Sharpie, 28’ Egret designed by Commodore Ralph Munroe in 1886. This gem was built, using plans available from Wooden Boat and Parker Marine Enterprises, by a local, Jacksonville, FL craftsman/Boat Builder, Wayne Holbert, and launched in 2005 christened IBIS. She was sailed by him motor-free from Fort Myers to Marathon, and around the South Florida coast.
Per the builder, she is built of teak, white oak, purple heart, cypress, mahogany, masts are Spruce, and Douglas Fir, deck and house is Okoume plywood, hull is Maranti plywood, all covered in Polyester Dynel cloth and West System Epoxy. The epoxy on the bottom is saturated with graphite and the centerboard and rudder are covered with Kevlar. She is a solid, well-built boat and in excellent condition structurally. Deck paint is durable polyurethane and still in good condition. Bottom paint is still good. Plenty of rail, trim, and spars that need re-varnishing!
Sails are North Sail cloth sewn by Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers in good condition both with Sunbrella sail covers.
Easy to trailer and launch using her Continental, 25-foot aluminum, tandem axle trailer. The tires and bearings are in good condition, and new springs have recently been installed. There are brakes on both axles but they are not currently operating, condition unknown.
Sails like a dream!