"We went for a pleasant sail aboard the 32 off Newport, Rhode Island, in a steady 15-18 knot sea breeze. The boat relished the moderate conditions and rode smoothly and powerfully through a sizable chop at the mouth of Narragansett Bay. We kept speed in the solid sixes and response at the helm was excellent, even through tacks. There was no apparent slapping on the underside of the bridge deck, and acceleration was quick and positive. In the breezy air we encountered, the behavior of the boat was top-notch." Quentin Warren for Cruising World
Knotty Cat is a single owner yacht that has been seasonally sailed in the Northeast splitting her time between the water and dry storage. She is well equipped and well maintained, and ready to cruise now. The seller is motivated and has priced the yacht in line with the market. This is great opportunity to own arguably one of the nicest PDQ Altair 32's to hit the market for some time.
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The PDQ 32 offers tremendous speed and sleek design, easy singlehanded sailing, enough room for two couples and the kids, and PDQ engineering that puts safety first. Built of acrylic-modified epoxy resin and vacuum-bagged for strength and structural integrity, the PDQ 32 is made for sailing anywhere in any weather - with a near absence of heeling. Quite simply, she represents the cutting edge of nautical design and high-tech craftsmanship. Featuring a unique center-cockpit layout, she is both comfortable and practical with interior space equivalent to a 40-foot monohull. Luxury is evident throughout: hand-crafted cherry wood, the best hardware and tasteful fabric selections. Two spacious owner cabins each feature double-berths with reading lights, four hanging lockers, clothing drawers and a vanity with upholstered seat. Then there's the galley, equipped with three-way refrigeration, two-burner stove, double sink, cutting boards and abundant stowage above and below the countertops. The deluxe head with shower is totally washable. The vanity sink, cherry medicine cabinet with mirror, opening port and extra storage all combine to make a bright, modern facility. In the main saloon a panoramic window affords a beautiful dinner setting for up to eight guests. Extra-large side ports open for plenty of ventilation, and the cherry wood table converts to a useful double bed. To starboard, a functional nav station, with upholstered pilot seat, is designed for the modern skipper. The PDQ 32 comes in both Classic and Long Range Cruiser (LRC) models. The Classic is designed with twin four-cycle retractable engines, self-tacking jib system, a fully-battened mainsail with single-line reefing system, Harken self-tailing winches and deck hardware. The long list of standard features on every PDQ 32 includes refrigeration, pressure water system, stove, convertible saloon table and much more. For the long-distance adventurer, the PDQ 32 LRC has everything for extended cruising: powerful twin diesel engines, high-output alternators, stainless steel bow protection and a davit package for the dinghy. But no matter which model you choose, there's a full line of useful options - from air-conditioning to radar - to enhance the remarkable PDQ 32 for you.
The hull deck are constructed of 100% vinylester resin with tri-axial knitted fiberglass fabric. The outside layer of FRP uses a vinylester resin for superior osmotic protection. Interprotect 2000 epoxy barrier coat was applied by factory. Carbon fiber reinforced beam is used under the mast. Both hulls, above the water line and deck (except for hardware attachment points, which are solid fiberglass) are cored with Corecell rigid foam. All coring is vacuum-bagged to ensure 100% adhesion. Transoms have four steps molded in. The starboard transom has a stainless steel boarding ladder and hot and cold transom shower.
All bulkheads are taped to the hull using x-weave knitted fabric which allows up to 50% more strength than standard cloth. There are two watertight compartments forward. The fin keels have sacraficial sections allowing for substantial damage to keels without endangering boat.
Located forward in the starboard hull, the head is a one-piece module for easy cleaning. this area also features:
The main salon is located forward of the main companionway from the cockpit. With a large wrap around settee that accommodates (6) people comfortably. Additional features are:
Located down on the port side, the one piece molded galley is open above to the salon offering great light and ventilation. Other key features of this area are:
Located down in the starboard hull, this area is open to the salon for added lighting and ventilation. Additional features are:
Pressure on-demand water system feeds hot and cold water to head, shower and galley.
FRP 30 gallon tank with Neoprene hose connections
Yamaha engines are located in pods underneath the cockpit lockers that protect the engines from swamping and allow the engines to be raised by a conveniently located block and tackle system.
Located at the navigation station
12 volt Circuits
110 volt Circuits
Jib & Hardware
Mainsail & Hardware
Additional Sales & Hardware
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23 Glendale Street
Salem, MA 01970