1968 Voyager Nicol Trimaran 50 Sailboat for sale in Honolulu, HI

Offered by: Pop Sells
5717 Bessie Drive
Sarasota FL 34233
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Stock #345903

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ALL OFFERES WILL BE CONSIDERED! must sell ASAP! Voyager Nicol Trimaran 50 Located In Hawaii, Plenty Of Cabin Space!

This Trimaran is a vintage, custom-built Hedley Nicol trimaran (Voyager design), a proven bluewater cruiser that is both spacious and comfortable, with amenities for overnight or liveaboard.

The cockpit should comfortably seat about 12 and the spacious decks will accommodate about another 24.

This Trimaran's cruising accommodation is about 12, including a double V-berth forward with private head, vanity, hot shower, and ample stowage, plus 4 spacious double berths on the wing decks curtained with ample stowage.

There is also a second head and vanity area in Stbd. float (Ama) and a 3rd vanity area in the Port. float (Ama)

The spacious main saloon provides ample seating, dining for 6 at the teak double-drop-leaf table. This can also convert to sleep an additional 3 in single berths if needed.

The large open-counter galley has a Force 10, 3-burner oven/range, Isotherm refrigerator freezer, and generous stowage for food and supplies. The vessel carries about 125 gallons of potable water. She has a full 6' 6 headroom throughout and is well-ventilated by overhead hatches and 10 opening bronze ports.

The aft cabin is functional as a workshop with access to an engine room. Powered by a Perkins 4-236, 85 HP, diesel engine.

There are stack packs for both main and mizzen sails. This vessel also has bow and stern rollers.

Two 400 wind generators. Two 164 Solar panels with 300 W inverter.

Raymarine multi-functional: GPS/Radar/Depth

Draft per seller is 4ft 6 sitting in water.

The construction of the vessel is fiberglass over cold molded wood per the seller.
per seller:

~6'6 headroom.
~Hulls were inspected proximity Jan 2022
and antifouled.
~The sails are in pretty good condition however if the buyer is looking for long-range cruising/sailing he recommends new sails and rigging and using the ones on the boat for backups. The storm jib is newer and has never been used. The rigging is in pretty good condition.
~sails and rigging are about 8 years old per the seller.
~Wind and depth indicator batteries are not working
~Navigation equipment is about 8 to 10 years old. (GPS/Autohelm/Radar
Note from the seller:
Free Spirit is a vintage, 50' LOA, Ketch Rigged, trimaran. She is a Hedley Nicol Voyager design, custom built by Brian Edelstein, Imperial Beach, CA. in 1968. She was Edelstein's 3rd Tri, purposed to be his young family's cruise and charter business adventure to the Caribbean, South Pacific, and Hawaii. She's a proven world-class cruiser, safe, spacious, comfortable, and with all the conveniences of a family liveaboard. She has been extremely maintained, is equipped.

As a party boat, on deck she will comfortably accommodate about 30 guests (originally USCG certified for 38). Her cruising accommodation is 12, including a double V-berth forward w/ private head, vanity, hot shower, and ample stowage, plus 4 spacious double berths (2 per wing deck) with ample stowage, head & vanity area in the Stbd Ama and a 3rd vanity area in the Port Ama. The large main saloon provides 2 additional single berths (over/under), dining for 6 at the teak double-drop-leaf table, and a large open-counter galley with a Force 10, 3 burner oven/range, Isotherm 5.2 cu. ft. refer/freezer, 125-gal potable water, and copious stowage for food and supplies. She has a full 6' 6 headroom throughout and is well ventilated by overhead Lewmar hatches and 10 opening bronze ports. The aft cabin is a functional, fully tooled, workshop with fwrd access to the engine room, battery banks, and fuel.

The hull is composite, Cold Molded (fiberglass over wood), double diagonal w/ horizontal sandwich on the main hull and double diagonal on the Floats (Amas). Over the years, extensive hull renewal has been professionally implemented from stem to stern, keelson to 3' above the waterline.

Approx: Dimensions Overall: 50' LOA, 48' LOD, 24' Beam, 4'6 Draft , Displacement is 22,426 lbs., gross tonnage 23 Tons., Last surveyed: 2/25/2021

She has an upgraded Hydrodynamic keel designed by Antrim Associate and a redesigned Spade Rudder. Combined they greatly improve steerage, pointing, maneuverability, and reduced leeway.

She is powered by a Perkins 4-236 (85hp) Diesel with lots of spare parts. Her reduction and reverse gear is a Borg-Warner, 2-1 Ratio, hydraulic (rebuilt 3/2019). She sports a 3-blade Classic, 70mm, Sea Shield Max Prop with a recently renewed PSS Dripless Shaft Seal and Cutlass Bearing (Duramax Marine Bird, 1 1/4 X 1 3/4 X 5 ).

Speed under power is 8 knots (at current adjustable prop pitch). Her sails consist of, Main: 337 sq. ft. w/ 2 reef pts. (Good) w/stack-pack, Jib: 345 sq. ft. (Vry Gd) on a Harken Roller Furling, Mizzen: 173 sq. ft. w/ 2 reef pts. (Good) w/ stack-pack.

Steerage is achieved by a 32 teak helm, chain to cable to quadrant, with Raymarine Type 1 linear drive Auto Pilot.

The custom teak Helm Station displays her recently renewed state-of-the-art instrumentation, including engine gauges, Multi-Function Display w/ GPS Plotter, Radar, Auto Pilot, Depth, Wind, speed a Standard Horizon GX1600 VHF, Class D DSC w/ Ram 3, Windlass toggle plus remote, and 406 EPIRB.

Sails and winches:

Jib: 345 sq.ft. (Very Good), Harken Roller Furling, 2 Lewmar #55, 2-spd, self-tailing Winches

Main: 337 sq.ft. (Good), 2 reef pts., stack-pack, Harken #44, 2- speed, self-tailing Winch

Mizzen: 173 sq. ft. (Good), 2 reef pts., stack-pack Lemar #8

Storm Jib: 122 sq.ft. (New), Jib Winches

Main Halyard Winch, Antal #48, 2-speed, self-tailing

Mast and Mizzen Winches: 4 ea., Lewmar #16, non-self-tailing

Conveniently rigged to single-hand

Electrical Supply: 12 volt

Charging: Engine Alternator, 2 ea. Natural Power 165 W Rigid Monocrystalline Solar Panes and 2ea. 400 W, Wind Air-X Turbines

300 W inverter

Batteries: House 4 ea. G/Y, DC31 Marine 180, Cranking 1 ea. RC 875 MCA, 1 ea. Windlass 1 Gel (forward)

Ground Tackle:

Primary: 35# CQR w/ 300' 5/16 HT chain

Secondary: 21# Fortress w/ 30' 5/16 HT chain and 300' 9/16 3-strand nylon

Lunch hook: 13# Danforth w/ 200' of 3/4 3-strand nylon

Bow & Stern Rollers

Lewmar Windlass, Pro-Fish 1000, Free-Fall, (Helm Station & Wireless Remote controls)

Chain Stopper, HD

She was last painted with AWLGRIP Matterhorn White in 2017

She's cruised the west coast, Caribbean, and French Polynesia prior to coming to Hawaii in early 1970's where she served in charter as the primary Club Boat for Free Spirit Adventure Sailing, conducting day-sails and monthly 3-5 day interisland cruises for up to 18 members and crew.

My wife and I purchased the boat in 1992, operated the club for 13 years, and for the past 18 years have sailed her privately throughout the Islands. Unfortunately, at our age, she's become a little too much for us to handle on our own.

(The information about this boat is per the seller)
Specs and information is approximate POP YACHTS has not seen the boat.

While we will always attempt to provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market, during any purchase from Pop you will be encouraged to schedule an inspection from an independent, accredited surveyor and every purchase WILL ALWAYS BE subject to your satisfaction with the results from your independent survey and your own personal trial run.

We have several more Bayliner, Maxum, Trophy, and Meridian vessels for sale. If you're in the East Honolulu, Pearl City, Waipahu, or Kailua areas, please contact us to let us know what you're looking for and we'll get back with you today about any other trimaran sailboat options we have locally that may meet your needs.

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