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Yacht Tender "Sunshine"


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Sunshine is without exaggeration, the finest yacht tender I have ever had the pleasure to use. And this one happens to be a 12' version of the standard 10'-6" model. That translates to enhanced seakindliness, and of course more room inboard where more room is always welcome.

As you can see, she is sprit rigged (though the sail is set about 6" higher than it wants to be in this photo). If the creases in the sail are any indication–and they are–she hasn't been sailed very much at all. Even so, she has been refinished, and doesn't look more than a couple of years old. Truth be told, we built here in 1981. I didn't believe it myself until I found our copy of the original contract.


You can see in this closeup just how nice her condition is, right down to the varnish on her thwarts and knees. Her oars and spars are in great shape too. Note that she's also got her bronze belaying pins. Those are rare these days. Last time I made any, they cost something on the order of $55 apiece to produce!

She's cedar planked with riveted laps and ribs, and is of course bronze and copper fastened. She is offered as is, complete with trailer for $8750. How much would it cost to have one like her built today? You'd have to figure $1000/foot plus at least $800 for a trailer, and that's no exaggeration.

Price does not include delivery.


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