Custom Staysail Schooner

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Boat REF# 174113
US$359,000.00 (Approx £295,205.99) Reduced
Length 25.90m (85'0")
Year 1934
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 295hp, Detriot 671 (1983)
Lying Astoria, Oregon

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Extra Details

Designer Calle
Builder A.C. Pankey
Lying Astoria, Oregon
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 5,466.0 ltr (1,202.5 USG) Total - 6 Tanks
Water capacity 3,293.0 ltr (724.5 USG) Total - 5 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 151.0 ltr (33.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/09/2011


Engine 1 x diesel 295hp
Engine make and model Detriot 671 (1983)
Engine Hours engine1:   1765
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 26" 4 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.0 ltr (4.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 12.5KVA
Water-maker tick

12 x 215 watt solar panels with outback controllers (3000 amp hrs daily)
2 electric energy 5 blade (silent) wind generator with controllers.
Generator 1800 hours
Spectra watermaker

LG projection TV (portable so that movies can be projected on sails, waterfalls, or on screen) Speaker system throughout inside & out of vessel.
New electrical wiring throughout.
All new Cantaloupi LED lighting throughout inside and out Teak interior Custom Teak saloon table and illuminated Teak China hutch.

Worth noting this Schooner NEVER needs to be plugged into shore power or even go to a dock due to her absolute self sufficient set up, With her state of the art electronics and green technology (wind/solar). She can go months at a time without getting near a marina and with today's economy that is a great advantage.
Fuel is generally purchased every 8 - 10 months, depending on passages.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 25.90m (85'0")
LWL 17.37m (57'0")
Beam 5.45m (17'11")
Draft Min 2.43m (8'0")
Draft Max 2.43m (8'0")
Airdraft 24.38m (80'0")
Displacement 80,000kg (176,400.0lbs)
Headroom 2.13m (7'0")


10% discount on rigging

Schooner rigged Port Townsend Shipwright Co Wood spars (2011) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2011)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Carol Hasse - Slab (2011) 2 Reefs
Headsail Carol Hasse - Hank On (2011)
Other sails Fisherman (2011)
Course (square sail) (2011)
Raffee (2011)
Gollywobbler (1976)
Storm Tri Sail (2011)
Forestay Sail (2011)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 18 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power, generator


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Boat lifted for hull maintenance September 2016 - see photo's.
Hull: Cedar and Mahogany
Interior: Teak and Fir
Deck: Oiled, Sapele Mahogany plank. 2 layers of 1/2″ Sapele plywood under the deck.
40 month, $1.7 million dollar refit, relaunch 2011:
65% hull planks replaced new deck (2 layers ½” mahogany marine grade plywood and overlaid with 15/16th Sapele
new masts and yard arm on foremast new bulwarks and stanchions new 5/8" stainless steel rigging.

Holding Tank - Black Water
Steel water tanks


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Air conditioning tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Ice Maker tick
Microwave tick
Compactor tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

Custom wheel house seating and cushions Custom Teak deck furniture and cushions & covers.

Custom 20 year marine foam mattresses and linens New appliances (full size 19 cf Maytag fridge w/ice maker, 3 burner stainless stove, full size front loading washer and electric dryer, trash compactor)

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
SSB Modem tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick
WiFi Booster tick
AIS Receiver tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Garmin electronics: 7200 series main computer station, 5212 series computer in lower nav station, GHC 10, 5 GMI 10's, AIS 600 & 300 systems, Remote control Auto helm & Radar.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Bimini tick
Tonneau cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

3 anchors
(154lb Rockna, 75lb Danforth, 75lb CQR)
300.00m (984'3") of chain
20hp outboard, Honda (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Gasolene Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

A one of a kind Schooner built in Los Angeles, CA by Arthur Pankey at his shipyard. She launched on Sept 17, 1934.

Literally born of gleaming wood and old Hollywood glamour, 85' Destiny was launched in 1934 for Academy Award winning screenwriter and director Preston Sturges, and named, not just for Lady Destiny, whose siren song calls each and every one of us to become captains of our own fate, but also in memory of his mother, Mary Desti, whose telegraph address was DESTI, N.Y.

Humphrey Bogart captained her as a Transpacific Judges boat in 1936; she was commandeered by the US Navy in what was know as The Hooligan Fleet during WWII (check out the forecastle carvings our Boys in Blue gave her); in 1961 John Wayne chartered her from San Carlos to Hawaii and then on to San Juan Island; and in the '50's she was later owned by Howard Hughes, who secretly married actress Terry Moore aboard the boat. In the 1970's Cheech and Chong's famous movie "Up in Smoke" was written in Destiny's salon and in 2008, owners Dawn and Mike Hilliard took Destiny to Port Townsend, WA for an extensive refit. 42 months and $1.2 million dollars later, she was completely restored from hull to masts and ready for a new set of adventures.

Though she looks like she came straight out of an old school pirate movie, with her all-wood two-masted Staysail Schooner design, Destiny has all the modern amenities you could want, and then some.
At her heart beats a rock steady Detroit Diesel 671, reliably putting out 295hp since 1983, and a 12.5 KW Northern Lights genset. Augmented by a massive 12V battery bank, 2 wind generators and an enormous solar power array, this yacht has no need to put in to port all the time, especially given her Spectra water maker, the more than 800 gallons worth of potable water tankage, and her 1000 gallon diesel fuel tank capacity.

In 2011, the Port Townsend Shipwright Co. re-rigged her wood spars and stainless steel standing rigging, while Carol Hasse took care of a brand new Slab-style Reefing Mainsail with two reef points and a Hank On Headsail. Rounding out the sail complement which sends her soul aloft are a Fisherman (2011), Course Square Sail (2011), Yankee (2011), Raffee (2011), Stay Sail (2011), Gollywobbler (1976), Storm Tri Sail (2011), Forestay Sail (2011), and of course, her Spindrifter Spinnaker w/sock and the Hai Matau symbol on it (2011). She's happiest in about 20 kts of wind and you'll average 7-9 kts in those conditions. Although her rated hull speed is 10.4 kts, the Hilliards have clocked her in at 13.1, heading downwind in 45 kt winds, surfing the front side of a wave.

Making sure you get safely from Point A to your next exotic port of choice, Destiny's state of the art electronics include: Garmin 7200 series at the main computer station, Garmin 5212 series computer in the lower nav station, Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot Control Unit, 5 Garmin GMI Digital Marine Instrument Displays, both a Garmin 300 AIS unit and a Garmin 600 AIS unit, GPS, Chart plotter, a remote control Auto helm, and Radar. There are 3 VHF stations on board--plus portable VHFs, SSB w/modem, Weather fax, and a 406MHz EPIRB.

And while we're talking about safety, Destiny is built like a tank out of old growth Port Orford Cedar, Fir and Mahogany. The interior is Mahogany and Teak. Her high bulwarks make it easy to stay safely aboard in even the heaviest seas and she comes with a full complement of safety equipment, including: a life raft, life jackets, life buoys, proximity alarms, Danbuoy, searchlight, safety harnesses, a horn, 4 bilge pumps, and emergency steering capability.

Once you've arrived safe and sound, take your pick of a 154lb Rockna, 75lb CQR, or the 75lb Danforth, with nearly 1000 feet of BBB 1/2" chain. After the anchor sets, head to shore in your West Marine Hypalon inflatable dinghy with an 8.9hp Mercury outboard, or enjoy a well earned drink, watching the sun set as you relax in the Wheel House.
While Destiny enjoys spacious accommodations down below, including 3 cabins and 6 sleeping berths, it's worth noting that during the 10,000 NM Mike and Dawn have sailed her, most of the time it's been just the two of no need for extra crew if it's privacy you crave.

Even at anchor, all of Destiny's considerable amenities are available to you and your guests, including: air conditioning, an electric head, luxurious tiled shower with an abundance of hot water, full sized 19cf Maytag fridge with an ice maker, 12V chest freezer, 3 burner stainless steel propane stove, trash compactor, a full size front loading washer, and an electric dryer. For your entertainment pleasure, there's a portable LG projection TV that can be displayed on the sails, a roll-down screen, or whatever else you might have at hand. Perhaps a waterfall? As for sound, Destiny's speaker system can handle everything from just the two of you watching a movie in the salon or a 60 person party, both above and below decks.

More than a living piece of history, more than the sum of her impressive spec sheets and equipment lists (which you should definitely check out), and more than merely a boat, Destiny is a home. A home that will take you and those you love to places beyond your wildest dreams. In style.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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