LIMERENCE is a well kept and upgraded/outfitted First 375! Do not be fooled by her year- she shows like a much newer boat! With a sea-proven track record and lots of love, care, and money invested throughout her entire life, LIMERENCE is more than ready for any adventure!
Comments by a previous owner:
LIMERENCE has been extensively modified for safety, comfort and speed. She has sailed the waters of the West Coast, Central America and from Spain to Turkey. The Beneteau First 375 has proven to be everything we dreamed she would be and more in our eight-year adventure. The yacht has served us well since we purchased her NEW in 1986.
The sheer amount of redundancy and top quality HARDWARE and custom engineering has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
LIMERENCE is equipped to remain completely self sufficient for months at a time without plugging into dock power!! "We spent three months at anchor in the San Blas Islands (off Panama) with plenty of fresh water and power. The systems built into our yacht are simple to use. We have back up features for each one so you always have an easy solution at your fingertips. All the systems were designed for easy maintenance and simplicity. She is one of the yachts featured in Jimmy Cornell’s “World Voyage Planner” 2012. He references our goal of making the boat "woman friendly". That means comforts like good reading lights, a custom mattress with proper sheets and pillows, quality cookware and dishes, crystal wine glasses in addition to plastic, and plenty of fresh water for cleaning and washing clothes. In other words. . . a lovely home!!" Here is a small sampling of her remarkable features:
Leather settee in salon
Wind Generator, 400 watt, new in 2016
All new canvas: dodger, bimini, cockpit enclosure, dinghy cover - 3/2016
ICOM 706 SSB
Pactor III modem
Garmin High definition radar
Electric winch for raising the dinghy
Achilles Hypalon Dinghy w/15HP Mercury Motor
Custom stainless steel arch
8 Gallons per hour Spectra Water Maker
2500 watt Trace Inverter, 2016
Adler Barbour Refrigerator/Freezer, 2016
Robertson Hydraulic Drive Autopilot
Isolation transformer for European operation 220/110
There are a total of 6 berths: 2 in the forward V-berth, 2 in the aft cabin, 1 on the stbd. settee, and 1 to port in the U-shaped dinette. Custom gel mattresses are fitted in the V-berth and the aft cabin.
Entering the salon, your first impression is light, space, and elegance with 6’2”standing head room. Teak staircase leads down to salon/galley. Limerence has 4 opening hatches and 8 opening ports. Engine access under the stairs. Chart table/navigation station is to starboard facing forward with storage in desk and under navigation seat. Forward to starboard there is a settee with green leather cushions and accented finished woodwork bookcases. There is a u-shaped dinette with teak folding table with wine rack inside opposite to port. There are book shelves/cabinets to both starboard and port with grab rails. Entertainment center on port side features TV, DVD/VCR combo player, stereo speakers, and satellite receiver. There are several 110v energy efficient lights in the salon including a brass extendable wall lamp with halogen dimmable bulb. The salon has teak and holly sole throughout and vinyl/teak overheads with four fluorescent lights in overhead.
Portable Air Conditioner is set up in the cabin and can be easily stowed when sailing. It is operating when the boat is docked to control moisture and insure comfort.
The interior features exposed bulkheads sheathed with teak laminates and teak hardwood trim. Sliding Sunbrella drapes provide shade for main salon windows. Limerence teak and holly sole is carpet covered throughout.
Custom Nav Station
The custom Navigation Station to starboard houses a complete complement of electronic communication, navigation, main electrical panels, and power management systems, including radar display FMD-81, SSB Marine/Ham radio with Pactor III modem, SGC model SG-230 antenna tuner, and extensive copper grounding system. The SSB ICOM IC-706MKIIG is an all mode VHF, HF,and UHF unit.
The entertainment center is located on the starboard side on custom shelf with mounted SONY Trinitron 13” color television. Sharp multi-zone VCR/DVD combo player operates in European and Central American countries. and stereo speakers, and Digital TV Satellite
Receiver SAT+ model X-91with remote antenna. High fidelity speakers are located on both sides of the salon.
Music is also provided by a new AM/FM stereo receiver with compact disc player, and Ipod input. This is located at the nav. station.
Single energy efficient Volv-Penta, 28 horsepower, naturally aspirated, in-line 3 cylinder, fresh water-cooled, marine diesel engine.
Engine completely serviced April 2015
Engine instruments include analog oil pressure, engine temperature, fuel filter vacuum gauges, and digital engine hour meter.
Engine model number: 2003
Engine serial number: 13455
Engine hours: approx 2950
The upgrade to the gearbox was performed because of a worn spline gear. The new upgrade converts the spline gear with a hexagonal shaped interconnecting drive shaft with a matching flywheel plate. This was performed pre-emptively and not as the result of a problem.
Racor 500 with fuel shut off valve located in-line to facilite service of the filters.
Groco ARG raw water engine strainer located in the rear of the engine compartment for easy service.
Spectra Reverse Osmosis 180 Watermaker delivers 8.3 gallons per hour @ 8amp. The Spectra Watermachine with its unique Clark Pump is the most efficient marine watermaker available. The Clark Pump is an energy recovery and pressure amplification innovation developed and manufactured by Spectra. It is powered by a flow of relatively low-pressure water from a separate pump (feed-water pump). The Clark Pump boosts the pressure of the feed-water to the reverse osmosis membrane (800 PSI). The watermaker control panel and instruments are located in head. Watermaker pump, filters and membraneare located in starboard lazaret.
Hookah oil-less dive compressor with adjustable regulator, Hausbell/Hausfeld 110volt – 9.6 amp operates from shore or inverter power, with 60’ dive hose 3/8I.D.
Raritan hot water heater with 6-gallon capacity– dual source engine or 110v input power.
Jabsco Model 17800 engine oil changer pump mounted in engine compartment.
Diesel fuel is stored in 2 rectangular stainless steel tanks for 67-gallon total capacity, and both tanks have baffles and inspection plates. An electric pump transfers fuel from forward to aft tank. Fresh water is storedin (2) plastic tanks (50 gal each) under salon settees. Waste sanitation is stored in (1) hard plastic tank, (20) gallons with T-Series discharge macerator discharge pump.
WEMA Model UP-7 tank monitoring system located at navigation station measuring fuel, sanitation, and water tanks quantity.
Propane gas is stored is in (2) composite see-through Trident LPG tanks.
Spare Parts included with boat including engine starter, alternator, water pumps, engine injectors, fuel filters, head repair parts, water maker filters and pumps, and outboard motor parts.
Harken traveler on coach roof. All lines brought to cockpit. Full canvas boat sun cover, jack lines, safety harnesses/clip on straps.
Bruce: 33-pound bow anchor is stored on modified stainless steel bow roller with single nylon roller; anchor locker located in foredeck well has been modified to accept 300’ of chain.
The below deck anchor windlass with horizontal capstan and gypsy can be operated from the bow or remotely controlled from the cockpit.
Anchor snubbers (2) and two additional 150' backup anchor rodes.
Fortress: 16-pound stern anchor with 30’ chain and 200’ rode mounted on arch.
Fortress: 10-pound auxiliary anchor and 200’ rode.mounted on arch.
Decks constructed of fiberglass laminates. Molded fiberglass cabin structure. Decks and Cabin are formed as a one-piece component. Integrated non-skid surfaces on decks and cabin top.
Foredeck fitted with a stainless steel bow rail. Double safety lines supported by stainless steel stanchions that run down side decks to port and starboard gates and continue on to stainless steel stern arch.
Varnished teak grab rails. Aluminum toe rails. Fore and aft aluminum dock line cleats provided.
Baby stay at mast forward. Self-bailing cockpit.
Rudder constructed of fiberglass and known as “sword” type.
Outrigger “Rock N Roll” Magma R-10 Stabilizer system reduces motion sickness at anchor.
Thru-hull fittings are bronze. Interior sea valves are bronze ball valves. Other thru-hull openings made for depth sounder transducer and knotmeter paddle wheel.
Hull constructed of fiberglass laminates supported by longitudinal stiffeners and supporting bulkheads laminated to hull with fiberglass tape.
Raked bow stem, standard sheers, extended transom fitted with boarding ladder.
Portable folding stainless and teak side boarding ladder. Stainless bracket for passerelle.
Personal flotation devices (6)
Throwable flotation devices: Jim Buoy ring, Life sling
Fire extinguishers (1) Type ABC dry chemical (1) Halon, (2) Type BC-1 Dry Chemical
Olin flare gun kit and flares
Navigational lights and try-color mast light
Emergency Mast Strobe light
Lightning Surge Suppressor
Radar Reflector Mobri S2
Satellite ACR EPIRB 406: Fresh batteries & updated 8/2015
Beacon Bilge pumps (electric) (1)
Rule type automatic bilge pump
Whale manual bilge pump
Bilge High Water Alarm
Propane Gas detector, Safe Alert 40-442A
galley Photoelectric Smoke alarm, SA97B
Backup two bladed propeller
Emergency rudder tiller
The cockpit has an integrated dodger/bimini combination. The mainsail traveler was relocated from the cockpit to the coach house roof and all halyards are led back to the cockpit. This feature significantly increases safety under high sea/wind conditions and the cockpit is self-draining. In addition, the cockpit has two zip-on wrap around full enclosures for weather and sun protection: one is made of white Textilene and the other is a Plexiglas window type.
The very dry cockpit has a customized teak folding dining table, remote radar, backup wheel autopilot and instrument displays, vhf speaker/mike, and cockpit cushions. There is a manual bilge pump and emergency tiller. There is a deep storage locker on the starboard side with access to the water maker and filters, and plenty of storage. Propane locker and more storage aft – easy access to below deck hydraulic steering system. There is an electric winch on starboard cockpit coaming to raise dingy.
Freshwater and saltwater wash down located in cockpit. There is a Ritchie Compass, binnacle mounted and lighted.
The stainless steel aft arch was designed to raise our dinghy via electric or manual winch. It makes it convenient to deploy the dinghy quickly, and hoist it for safety and security. The arch completely replaces the stern pulpit and is an integral to the design.
The arch is strong and holds the Achilles 2012 - Hypalon 9’10 Dingy w/15 hp Mercury Motor. Outboard engine is hoisted with a block and tackle system.
The arch also supports radar and communication antennas, solar panels, anchor and floodlights, wind generator, Force 10 propane barbeque grill and spare anchors as well as adding two aft seats in the cockpit.
Achilles (new 2012) 9’10” Hypalon Dingy w/15 hp Mercury Motor
The electrical power systems on Limerence, has been significantly modified for live-aboard cruising. The design considerations focused onenergy efficiency and a balanced design of battery storage, and charging capacity. You will be able to sit quietly at anchor for several days without starting the engine, and still have the electrical comforts of home.
The electrical AC power system was designed for 110 volts, so you can use standard off the shelf products, like microwave, entertainment components TV, VCR, appliance, tools, vacume cleaner, and reading lights.
The Vessel’s primary electrical power is 12-VDC supplied from the (3) 4D, maintenance free heavy duty deep cycle marine gel-cell batteries. The batteries are mounted in custom locking enclosures. There is also (1) 12-VDC Optima sealed Red Top backup starting battery.
Smart multi-stage Regulator, Ample Technology - Next Step model NEXT -12p with automatic temperature compensation, and adjustable absorption setpoint for fast full charging of gel-cell batteries.
Inverter Trace Model 2512 pure sinewave, 2500-watt inverter/battery charger with 6,000 watt surge power capacity converts the 12vDC from our batteries to produce clean 110 volts. This unit also serves as an automatic and quiet battery charger when at the dock.
Wind Generator - Fourwinds II super quiet wind generator/alternator mounted on Arch with capacity of 12volts @ 22amps.
Isolation transformer European power step-down with input 230v output 110v rating 3000 VA, RS International CM40002/A/US.
Galvanic Isolator Guest Model 2433 protects boat from the galvanic corrosion thatoccurs from the resulting DC current and shore power connection.
Electrical Breaker Panels (1) 110v and (2) 12v and (1) system alarm panel.
Heart Interface Link 10 DC voltage monitor/manager displays, volts, amps, amphours, time of operation remaining and charging history of batteries.
Shore Power Cable 50' for scondary electrical power at 120-VAC
Engine Alternator - HEHR Series 23 engine mounted heavy duty alternator 100AMP Powerline high output alternator.
Two 80-watt Kyocera high efficiency KC80 solar panels with Power ManagementXantrex C12 power regulator/controller. Both wind and solar panel electrical systems protected by in-line fuses or circuit breakers.
Alarm Annunciator Panel at navigational station with bilge high water, refrigeration high temp, radar traffic notification alarm and security hatch open alarm. Smoke detector First Alert SA97B.
Smoke detector First Alert SA97B with long-life lithium powercell Battery with long-life lithium powercell Battery
Galvanic Isolator Guest Model 2433 protects boat from the galvanic corrosion and metal loss that occurs from the resulting DC current and shore power connection. This is a passive isolator blocks DC current that wants to flow to the water, but passes the necessary AC ground current and the dockside power ground. The unit is loacated in aft lazarette and is rated at 30Amps AC @ 50/60 Hz.
Energy efficient light fixtures110V and outlets in all cabins.
Isolation transformer European power step-down with input 230v output 110v rating 3000 VA, RS International CM40002/A/US.
4 batteries replaced with AGM 8Ds in May 2015
The custom Navigation Station to starboard houses a complete complement of electronic communication, navigation, main electrical panels, and power management systems, including Remote Radar Display FMD-811.
SSB: ICOM IC-706MKIIG Marine/Ham Radio with Pactor III high speed modem interfaced to PC for email and weather data, SGC model SG-230 antenna tuner, and extensive copper grounding system. The SSB is an all mode VHF, HF, and UHF unit.
Garmin High Definition radar
Garmin VHF with AIS, 2016
Garmin 7610 XSV GPS MAP, 2016
Garmin 740 S GPS with 2 remotes, 2016
Furuno Navtex NX300 Telex unit receives NAVTEX navigational warnings, meteorological warnings, search and rescue information and other data for ships sailing within 200-400 n.m. of shore. Every incoming message is identified and new messages are read from the high-contrast 4.5" LCD display, no paper is required. The NX300 consists of the compact, waterproof display and an H-Field Loop antenna mounted on the arch.
Simrad, IS-15 multifunction instruments displays, depth, boat speed, apparent wind speed and direction at helm. Multifunction repeaters located at navigation station and forward berth. Simrad’s plug-and-play IS15 wind instrument system has been specifically designed for sail boats.
With a selection of six different instrument heads, IS15 presents useful information via multi-function digital and dedicated analogue instruments.
The robust IS15 system is comprised of:
One IS15 Wind – a clear analogue display of apparent wind direction with precise readout of wind speed, which makes for more efficient sailing is located at the helm.
Three IS15 Combi – corresponding data is arranged on display screens in groups: speed, log, depth, wind and navigation are located at helm, navigational station and forward berth.
Primary autopilot below deck Robertson Hydraulic Linear Drive HLD2000 interfaced to intelligent Robertson AP-20 autopilot. The unit has a compact control panel, bulkhead mounting at the helm. Large LCD display for readout of autopilot data and rotary course knob. It is interfaced to the IS-15 instrument system and Furuno GPS unit. Backup or secondary Robertson Wheel Autopilot WP-30 is a self-contained automatic pilot, with highly sophisticated electronics with advanced software and a powerful mechanical drive. It provides a reliable backup if the main autopilot fails or under reduced power consumption operations. It provides reliable and accurate steering performance under a variety of different conditions with minimal power consumption.
The Wheelpilot has been designed so that, while it represents the state-of-the-art in marine autopilots with many advanced features, it remains very simple to operate, using only five keys to access all functions.
Primary Furuno Radar Display in weatherproof enclosure.
Signet MK-172 backup Depth Finder located in cockpit.
Simrad, IS-15 Multifunction Instruments displaysfor both boat and wind information located in cockpit.
Communication Antennas (2) VHF mounted on top of mast and (1) VHF mounted on arch and (1) SSB mounted on insulated backstay.
Kenwood stereo CD MP3 April 2015
GARMIN 740S GPS unit installed at helm in 2015.
Isomat Aluminum Mast/Boom with vang. Mast stepped at keelson, removable inner forestay, whisker pole mounted on mast and manual Barbarossa backstay adjuster.
Shrouds are ¼ and 5/16 inch, 1 by 19 strand stainless steel wire rope, which are attached to chrome/bronze turnbuckles and stainless steel chain plates. Chain plates are thru-bolted to interior bulkheads. Harken traveler track located on cabin top with control lines to cockpit. Genoa traveler tracks and Boom vang Hall Spars model B-12 (hydraulic).
(2) Lewmar #46 self-tailing sheet winches mounted on cockpit coaming.
(1) Lewmar #16 halyard winch mounted on mast.
(2) Lewmar #30 self-tailing 2-speed halyard winches mounted on cabin top aft.
(1) Maxwell VC vertical capstan self-tailing electric mounted winch on cockpit coaming.
Battened Main Sail with three reefs and flattening reef and jack lines.
Medium Air Genoawith ProFurl reefing system and full main sail cover.
Working Jib and Storm Sail with sheets in sail bags.
Gennaker Sail like new, custom made North Sails TrueMax1.5 weight with sheets, toe rail blocks and snubber.
LIMERENCE was hauled, inspected, and refit following a lightning strike in late 2015. As a result, she has benefited from the following new equipment:
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