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Retired Sailor III is a beautiful “like new” custom aluminum alloy semi-displacement trawler that is an outstanding coastal cruiser. Offered for sale by her original owners, Retired Sailor III was designed by renowned naval architect, Gregory Marshall and built out of aluminum alloy by the expert ship wrights employed by Park Isle Marine in British Columbia.
Every detail and selection of equipment and systems was thoroughly analyzed to achieve optimum performance and reliability. The total build price exceeded US$ 6,000,000!
Retired Sailor III is a performance semi-displacement trawler motor yacht that will appeal to discriminating buyers who may also be considering such brands as Fleming, Marlow, Offshore and Outerreef.
Retired Sailor III is best summarized in one word “innovative”. She boasts a collection of first class features and equipment. A comprehensive list of these selections is included in this write up.
Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market providing a huge resource to any potential buyers which he is happy to share. As a trawler specialist, Jeff will happily explain the many advantages that Retired Sailor III has to offer and can also provide more photos and answer your specific questions upon request.
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Name: RETIRED SAILOR III
LOA: 73’0”/ 22.25 M
LWL:62’6” / 19.05 M
Beam: 19’0 / 5.79M
Draft: 5’7” / 1.80 M
Type: Semi displacement
Designer: Gregory Marshall
Builder: Park Isle Marine
Hull Material: Aluminum Alloy
Deck and superstructure: Aluminum Alloy, FRP top
Displacement: 118,500 pounds /53.75 MT
Ballast: 2,000 pounds lead / 907 KG
Displacement Length Ratio: 272
Above Below Ratio: 2.65
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.76
Air Draft: mast up29’6” (9.02 M), mast down 21’6” (6.58 M)
Color:Awlgrip Moondust hull, White superstructure
Stripes: Green and White
Bottom Paint: Black
Engines: Yanmar 6SY-STP 720 HP – ZF 2.6:1 reduction,
Engine Hours: Port main = 2,510 Starboard main = 2,515
Range: approx. 900 miles at 9.0 knots
Propellers:5 blade bronze 36” x 28”, spare set - 4 blade bronze 36”
Propeller Pockets: Yes
Exhaust: Wet exhaust by De Angelo
Deadrise: 16 degrees
Stabilizers: ABT TRAC active fins
Generator 1: Northern Lights 30 kW 2,340 hours
Generator 2: Northern Lights 12 kW 4,325 hours
Thrusters: ABT hydraulic bow and stern thrusters
Windlass: Lofrans Titan 2000W horizontal windlass with capstan top.
Flush Deck Design: Covered side decks
Staterooms: Three (sleeps eight)
Interior: Cherry wood – matte finish. Corian counters. Cork flooring
Climate Control: Cruisair chilled water air conditioning and heating system with five zones
Tender: Apex A-15 six person RIB registered in British Columbia
Outboard Engine: Yamaha 50 HP outboard internal 20 gal tank –
Fuel: Diesel 3 aluminum tanks – 1,710 gallons / 6,473.0 L total
Water: 2 Tanks - 240 gallons / 908.5 L total
Black:3 Tanks - 309 gallons / 1,169.7 L total
Gray: 3 Tanks - 334 gallons / 1,264.3 L total
Registration: Canadian flagged, NAFTA entry
*All specifications are approximate, but believed to be accurate
Retired Sailor III is a beautiful “like new” custom aluminum alloy semi-displacement trawler that is an outstanding coastal cruiser. Offered for sale by her original owners, Retired Sailor III is the culmination of a lifetime of boating. This experienced cruising couple owned several sailboats and purchased two Grand Banks trawlers before deciding to build one final yacht that would include all of the features and equipment they wanted to enjoy in their ideal boat. It was very important to them they could easily operate and maintain it on their own. After studying the available models marketed by the leading trawler companies they could not find anything suitable. Realizing that their best solution would be to build a custom boat they hired renowned naval architect, Gregory Marshall, to work out the profile and layout that they were looking for. With designs completed and being Canadian citizens, they interviewed several builders before selecting Park Isle Marine in British Columbia for construction. The size and performance they were looking for was most practical to use aluminum alloy construction so a collaborative effort with their boat savvy and marine trade experienced son Ian as project manager allowed building to begin in 2004.
Every aspect of the boat was thoroughly researched with the goal of achieving their “perfect mobile home”. They pulled out all of the stops and created a bill of materials that took advantage of the best available industry leading equipment. The original concept included a diesel electric propulsion package which, unfortunately, was never able to meet the performance promises and was ultimately removed and new Yanmar engines were installed by Deltaville Boatyard in Virginia. The propulsion change meant a two year delay in their ability to go out cruising and even though the build year is listed as 2008, the owners were not able to enjoy Retired Sailor III until 2010. Now, after several years of very enjoyable cruising they have reached a time in their lives where they need to stay ashore and after much deliberation have decided to list her for sale.
The diesel electric propulsion proved to be the only regret. The rest of Retired Sailor III is best summarized in one word “innovative”. She boasts a collection of first class features and equipment. A comprehensive list of these selections is included to help you understand the thought and attention to detail that went into this project. Reading through this listing you will appreciate the time and effort that defined this build, but nothing will tell the story better than actually getting aboard to see for yourself.
Retired Sailor III was delivered to her owners in May 2008 in British Columbia, Canada. After initial sea trials and shake downs and commissioning in the San Juan Islands she was transported as cargo to Fort Lauderdale, FL for extensive review of the diesel electric propulsion. After trials it was determined that the diesel electric package was not going to live up to the expectations and it was agreed to move her north to Virginia for an extensive retrofit at one of the best boat yards in the US, Deltaville Boatyard. The owner of the yard, Keith Ruse, took on the project with great care and the owners monitored the progress which ultimately took 2 years to complete. Marine industry expert, Steve D’Antonio, was hired as a consultant for the project and helped oversee the transition.
In April of 2010 the new and improved Retired Sailor III was re-launched and finally began her
cruising career. Over 4+ years it has covered well over 10,000 miles traveling from Virginia to the Bahamas and Turks. She is an incredible trawler and many enjoyable family cruises have taken place in their “home away from home”.
Continual upgrades in systems and equipment on top of the original build selections make Retired Sailor III an outstanding purchase for anyone looking to own the ultimate coastal cruiser. If it is your desire to see the world and travel along coastal waters in style and comfort please review this very detailed listing to learn more about Retired Sailor III, she is not only exceptionally outfitted, she represents an incredible value when you consider that she cost over $6,000,000.00 to build and is now fully functional and truly shows like a lightly used almost new boat due to her limited use despite the years that have passed since her original launch.
Most production trawlers marketed to the public take advantage of the simplicity of duplicating sister ships through the use of fiberglass construction. Provided the design is well founded and the tooling is well made, the builder can offer a series of hulls that are uniform in construction and the manufacturing process is more streamlined and faster to crank out boats. There is an argument to be made for building trawlers out of metal - with steel and aluminum being the preferred materials. For a full displacement yacht where weight is less critical steel is more popular. Retired Sailor III was constructed using aluminum alloy for better strength to weight ratios and to keep her lighter to gain more speed. The entire design was first computer modeled and these precise dimensions enabled all of the aluminum to be cut to exacting specifications to be welded together. The initial frames were set up to develop a robust frame work.
Retired Sailor III is a three level flush deck boat
You can board Retired Sailor III from a removable ladder that connects to either bow or stern port or starboard side deck boarding doors or use the detachable Marquipt boarding stairway.
Retired Sailor III is beautifully appointed with custom upholstery and a gorgeous cherry interior finish. Corian countertops, practical and efficient cork floors, tasteful decorations and carpeting plus beautiful chrome and stainless fixtures are used throughout.
The foredeck is a very open space with high bulwarks and aluminum tubular railing. The anchor platform is raised and angled forward to contain the mess from anchor wash down. There are two anchors ready to deploy with excellent chain stoppers and cleats. The large deep chain locker has a separate shelf aft for the Glendinning shore power retrievers and fresh water hoses. There are rollers and cleats for dock lines as well. Along the deck are fender storage racks, also a large storage box to stow lines.
Entering the salon from the aft deck through the water tight glass French doors you will be impressed with the inviting layout creating a great sense of space. There are large opening windows outboard and the beautiful cherry wood is accented appropriately with warm colored ultra-suede wall covering. This saloon is “cozy” with a comfortable upholstered couch and matching arm chairs which are each dogged down. There is an innovative high low coffee/dining table which can seat eight. An entertainment center with flat screen television is located in the aft starboard cabinetry with controls for the upper and main deck speakers. The cork flooring adds a practical and decorative touch that also has sound insulation advantages.
There are two stairwells amidships, the forward one leads up to the flybridge and below to the master stateroom, utility and third cabin. The aft stairwell leads down to the full beam guest stateroom and engine room.
The forward reverse raked windows provide excellent visibility ahead. This forward area of the main level has a helm station with a folding helm chair and a desk. At the helm station are all of the nav/com essentials with autopilot and multi-display screen which duplicates the flybridge, however most of the time Retired Sailor III is driven from above. The desk area is spacious and includes a printer and plenty of drawer space.
The well designed galley is amidships and has two opposing L shaped Corian counters, with a spill lip all around, making this a marvelous area for preparing meals and 4 swivel chairs which can be used along the outside counter for dining. There are ample drawers below and lockers above which contain a microwave, sink and trash compacter. The 4 burner cook top includes a BBQ with an exhaust hood above. One of the highlights is the custom designed dumbwaiter for easy delivery of food and drinks to the upper deck.
A convenient day head is opposite the galley.
Retired Sailor III‘s covered aft deck is great for entertaining and provides an incredible view of your surroundings. There are chairs and tables for relaxing as well as storage lockers and a built in sidebar beverage system including an ice maker and refrigerator.
It is very easy to board the boat by stepping onto the swim platform and walk up the centerline stairs that lead to the aft deck. The swim platform provides access to two built in lockers outboard in the transom which store fresh water hoses and the fresh water fill, also a custom detachable swim scuba ladder. On the stairway is an h/c hand shower.
The owners chose the forward stateroom because of the extra light from the three hatches and the ability to hear the anchor sounds. There is a floor to ceiling shoe locker to starboard as you enter. The master features two three quarter size beds outboard, which are divided by a wide centerline floor space with an area rug. The cork flooring has an innovative locking system that covers several large storage compartments in the bilge area, containing plastic bins. The bins hold extensive spare parts and tools with an estimated replacement value of $10,000.00. There is a complete inventory sheet of contents. There are his and hers hanging lockers with a handy lowering bar system for convenient hanging of short items above the bureaus, as well as a full length hanging locker.
This is a convenient and private head with shower and sink. It is paneled with cherry wood and wall coverings and includes a mirrored medicine cabinet and lockers.
This stateroom has a single bed size settee and a hinged single Murphy bed in the bulkhead with a small desk with drawers below. There are storage lockers on the outboard wall and hidden ones behind the settee cushions. There is an ensuite head with shower. This cabin would make an excellent captain’s quarters.
The forward stairs lead down to a large utility room that fronts the master stateroom. There is a covered sink, a top loading chest freezer and a Miele clothes washer and dryer. There are sliding locker doors outboard for additional storage. The stairs lift to reveal the central vacuum canister, a safe and extra storage space.
This amazing guest cabin is created underneath the aft deck providing a full beam stateroom with large queen sized beds and an ensuite shower and head. Between the beds and aft is the bureau with a large counter top and several drawers underneath. The bureau cabinetry is easily removed to allow access to the watertight “Tiller Flats” area and the steering gear.
The “flats” are located behind the removable bureau in the guest stateroom. This is where all the rudder steering gear and stern thruster equipment is serviced.
This head is bright and cheery with attractive wall paper covering. There is excellent lighting and mirror
The “stand up” engine room is very spacious and easy to work in. It is accessed from the salon stairway through a Diamond Sea Glaze door with viewing window. This room is a well-lit and well laid out for easy service and maintenance with secure hand rails and sure footed flooring that locks in place. The engines are outboard with a centerline walk way, the two generators are installed aft with the watermaker forward. There are three fuel tanks, two outboard and one beneath the sole. Aft is an electrical panel with breakers and spare fuses. Each raw water system has a separate through hull for intake. A unique discharge water sea chest returns overboard. There is even an emergency escape hatch with built-in steps, and there is also a signal alert red light to notify crew if needed on flybridge.
The flybridge stairs lead to a sliding door with screen, which secures the interior living areas from the upper deck. This top deck is all on one level with the area forward of the mast enclosed with clear Lexan panels. The side ones are mounted on separate tracks allowing them to be opened independently or they can be removed and stored in vinyl bags. This area has proven to be the most popular part of the boat, whether underway or at anchor and can be temperature controlled. Centered forward is the helm station which has all the necessary nav /com electronics easily reached from the two seater Stidd helm seat. Below the console is storage space for life jackets etc. and there is a movable chart box on top. There is forward facing seating port and starboard and a U-shaped seating area with a drop-leaf table. The fiberglass hardtop has opening hatches giving extra lighting and ventilation. The flybridge and boat deck are divided by the mast which has a clever lowering apparatus for low bridges and easy access to the mast head electronics. One of the highlights is the built-in dumbwaiter from the galley which allows the easy delivery of food and drinks between levels.
On the boat deck behind the mast is the Apex 15’ RIB mounted athwartships and the Steelhead crane which can launch off the stern or either side. There are two electric bikes in custom mounts. The boat deck/flybridge area has Plasteak flooring for a finished and practical surface.
The boat deck area is surrounded by high railings with lots of open deck space for reclining and enjoying the sun and fresh air. This is where the two electric bikes are secured in custom racks. There are two large storage lockers, the starboard one contains a wash-down hose and there is a handy low box fridge / freezer alongside. The tender is mounted across the beam and can be launched off the transom or to either side with the Steelhead crane aft.
Retired Sailor III was built to cruise in US and Bahamian waters and is set up with a very well-engineered electrical system.
The amount of navigation, communication and entertainment electronics supplied throughout Retired Sailor III is astounding. She is well integrated with excellent electronics for reliable ‘away from land’ travel.
Retired Sailor III includes very well thought out fresh water, black water and gray water plumbing. There is redundancy built into systems. All dock water is pre-filtered.
Over $140,000.00 in service work has been completed since Retired Sailor III arrived at the Deltaville Boatyard in May, 2014. Every effort has been made to keep her clean, reliable and ready to continue cruising. Please contact the listing broker, Jeff Merrill, for specific details.
Retired Sailor III is a stellar example of an ideal cruising trawler, long range, quiet and swift through the water, economical to operate and comfortable both underway and at rest. This is quite simply an extraordinary yacht. Her original owners have contributed their expertise gathered over years of cruising to make sure she is a wonderful live aboard for months on end. I was able to spend a couple of days aboard including a sea trial and was very impressed with the thinking put into every detail and her quiet, smooth ride.
Her active use and regular meticulous maintenance have kept her in Bristol condition. Retired Sailor III is truly at home in stormy weather and equally comfortable plying the coastal waters nearer to shore. There was never a budget limitation; all of the extras were included without hesitation. She has the coastal cruising pedigree to take you and your family safely to numerous ports of call. If you are a discriminating buyer looking for an innovative yacht that includes the necessities of home and you have longed to own a unique exceptionally designed and outfitted one of a kind motor yacht and in a position to take off for adventures you need look no further.
Retired Sailor III is truly “ready to cruise.” and will continue providing her new owners the special luxury of world class cruising with safety and redundancy. She has been carefully maintained since new by a professional yard and her enthusiastic owners. Just bring your clothes, books, provisions, and your favorite music, then you will be ready to start your own cruising adventure.
She is available for inspection by appointment only; however we will do everything we can to accommodate a last minute showing. Once aboard you will truly be able to appreciate the thinking that has been incorporated to create this trawler master piece
“I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with Retired Sailor III for the past seven years, having first gone aboard during her commissioning process in Victoria, BC. Since then I’ve worked with the owners, Bev and Ann Collombin, consulting on and overseeing a variety of projects, repairs and upgrades, including the re-power. Truly no expense has been spared in maintaining Retired Sailor III during my tenure with her. Only the finest, highest quality equipment has been used, all of which has been installed and maintained in keeping with the American Boat and Yacht Council’s, as well as the equipment manufacturers’, rigorous standards. I’m not one to exaggerate, which is why, when I say attention to detail in the initial build, as well as work carried out thereafter, is second to none, it represents the very highest praise. This is a fine vessel and one of my personal favorites.”
Please contact listing broker Jeff Merrill directly to learn more and to schedule a visit aboard.
Brokers, this listing is available for co-brokerage at 50/50. Courtesy showings are available by appointment after signed co-op. Subject to appropriate licensing (CA/FL) where required.
Four framed pieces of artwork, owner’s personal effects. Potential purchasers should realize that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, may not be included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct, but cannot be guaranteed.
Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Details regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel have been obtained from sources believed reliable, but the owner and brokers cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or the condition of the vessel. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his/her agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.
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