Owner Has Died
LOTS OF SPARE PARTS AND EQUIPMENT
AS IS WHERE IS
This "Recluta" is the first. This is the boat that sparked the fire and inspired German Frers to build two more "Reclutas" for Carlos Corna to compete and win offshore races and help put the Frers name in the record book for building beautiful and competitive racing sailboats. Almost since German Frers has been designing boats, there has been a racing boat named "Recluta". She was built in San Fernando, Argentina by Vincent Martinez.South American Wood was used exclusively in her construction. Her stern, trim and laminated frames are viraro; her keel is lapacho and her double planking is Paraguay cedar. The deck is plywood, covered with fiberglass and original fastenings are Everdur screws. Floor timbers are laminated wood alternating with manganese bronze at every other frame
This Recluta is the one that started it all. Originally built to race by a boat yard in Buenes Aires
Solidly built and beautifully designed Recluta can be the boat of your dreams.
Owner has Died
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David M. Cox,
Recluta was exceptionally well built in Argentina in 1967 to win Ocean Races for Carlos Corna who later built 2 more Frers Design "Recluta's" and competed in world wide major racing events. There is little early history on the boat but in 1980 a couple from France acquired her and transformed her into more of a cruising yacht. They completely rebuilt her with a powerful Swiss rig, perkins diesel, rewiring, new tanks, new sails, etc. They then sailed Recluta down to Africa, across the Atlantic to Brazil, up the coast of South America, through the Carribean and out to Bermuda. On the next leg, they weathered the hurricane that sank the sail training ship Marques.
The next owner, an Admiral in the US Navy, bought her in 1984, At that time she had a varnished hull. The current owner was hired to maintain the boat and annual trips were made from the Chesapeake to Maine. No expense was spared to maintain the boat. Work and improvements included new sails, new electronics, refastening the bottom (1994), new full winter cover, adding anchor chain, rebuilding cockpit sole, adding a holding tank, re-fiberglassing deck (1989), adding rub rail, new stove/oven, x-raying keel bolts, and new self tailing winches. Eleven years ago, the current owner purchased the boat when the previous owner passed away. Since then major improvements include refastening the topsides (2005), replacing the alternator for the windlass and refrigeration, and rebuilding the aft deck where the mizzen mast is stepped.
Recluta has classic Frers lines and a look that is just right. The white hull and off white deck are beautifully accented by varnished wood toe rail, cabin sides, and around the cockpit coaming which tastefully highlights the care this yacht has received her entire life. Aft of the Mizzen mast is a lazarette locker for storing deck gear and equipment. Full cockpit with wood wheel steering and seating for 4 - 6 people. Primary and secondary winches mounted on bases outside the cockpit. The primary winches are self tailing. The main Traveler is just forward of the cockpit and a winch is mounted on the cockpit bulkhead for trimming the main. A large compass is mounted on a post forward of the helm and gauges are mounted on the cabin side. The main mast has steps for climbing to the spreaders. There is a mid-cabin hatch on the cabin top and a forward hatch forward of the mast. On the foredeck is also a windlass with serious cleats for mooring or docking. Roller furling genoa and stainless bow pulpit, spinnaker pole and lifelines.
Coming down the companionway on starboard is the Nav Station with main electric panel outboard. On port is the galley. Forward of the Galley is a comfortable seating on port around a table with a folding leaf. On starboard the couch bench seat slides out and can serve as an additional sleeping berth. The head is forward to port opposite hanging lockers on Starboard and storage areas and a vee berth all the way forward with access to the anchor Locker.
Aft of the companionway steps on Port is a quarter berth which can be accessed from the port Cockpit Locker and can also be used as a Storage locker for the cockpit or Sail Locker. From this locker is also an access panel to the "front" of the engine (which faces aft) and the steering quadrant.
On Starboard is another Quarter berth which also has an access panel to the starboard side of the engine
"Recluta" is truly a beautiful Yacht that was solidly built for competitive off-shore racing using the fastest design and best quality wood and materials of the time. German Frers had built and raced. She was rebuilt and re-powered in 1980 to be more of a cruiser. Lately she has been lovingly maintained by the same person and fully enjoyed whenever there was an opportunity to go for a sail.
Due to health issues the current owner is forced to give her up to the next owner. She is a wooden boat and as such, will need attention regularly and although the electronics are dated and the sails have some age on them, the boat itself is in great condition and I am not aware of any serious structural problems or maintenance issues that will require a big commitment of time and money to repair.
If you are seriously interested in owning a beautiful wooden boat you will immediately see what this Frers Design Yawl has to offer you. She is definitely worth the look.
Unlike most boats on YachtWorld, Recluta is a Yawl and offers other options for sails than are standard options to select. Recluta has an assortment of sails, some used more than others, that are still serviceable but the main and genoa have been enjoyed by the current owner mostly when the wind blows. These sails are "Okay" and have more life in them, but if you want to maximize the performance, you will need a new main and genoa. The Mizzen, asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers, Mizzen staysail, forestaysail and storm sails are all in good shape. There is also a Staysail club boom and a traveler for a self tacking arrangement with the foresail.
The original mast and boom, and mizzen mast and boom were replaced in 1980. The main mast is shorter and the main boom is shorter. The traveler was moved forward to the front of the cockpit.
Most of the boat is set up for 12 volt systems and equipment. When the boat was refinished in France, she was set up for 110 and 220 service.
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