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Colvin Schooner 60'

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Boat REF# 220673
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 18.29m (60'0")
Year 1986
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 85hp, Perkins 4-236 (2015)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Thomas Colvin
Builder Gary Van Der Bush at Milford, CA
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 363.6 ltr (80.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/03/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 85hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-236 (2015)
Engine Hours engine1:   35
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 26" by 18"
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Generator output 1.1KVA
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This Perkins engine has had a total re-build about six month ago, Nov. 2015, by a local Seattle engine company. They started with a Perkins supplied re-manufactured block. All other parts were either re-furbish or replaced.

The steering is by Edson gear driven
The drive shaft is SS 1-1/2" Aquamet with a dripless shaft seal.


LOA 18.29m (60'0")
LOD 18.29m (60'0")
LWL 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Displacement 18,144kg (40,006.9lbs)
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")
Storage In water


Schooner rigged Aluminium spars (1986) with galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 4 Reefs
Headsail - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails foresail (unknown year)
fisherman (unknown year)

These are Junk rigged sails with full battens. This type of rig has proven to provide a great variety of adjustment to varying wind conditions. Ease of handling and great efficiency for long distance cruising are the hallmarks of the junk rig. It should be noted that an advantage of this type of Schooner junk rig provides a much lower center of effort from the combined sail area and is adjustable to keep that center of effort low to add to the overall stability when sailing in heavy weather conditions.

All sails are in need of minor maintenance. The last survey notes that sails to be serviceable but that much of the running rigging needs attention.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Mitsubishi 1100 watt gas generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Total LOA with bowsprit 66'

Built by Gary Van Der Bush at Milford, CA in 1986. All welded Corten steel hull and deckhouse. Transverse frames 4"X1/4" flat bar on 39" centers. Longitudinals 2"X1/4" flat bar on 12" centers. Keel plate 1/4". Bottom plate 3/16". Side plating 3/16". The last survey mentions "hull scantlings considered normal for vessel's intended service." We have on file ultrasonic test results of the hull completed in March of 2015.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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A walk-through description: starting below in the bow is the chain locker with 2" steel pipe chain guide. Aft to port and starboard are storage lockers and small work counters with hatch above. This is a good mechanical work station. Aft to port and starboard is a sleeping cabin with two large single bunks with storage above. Aft to port is an enclosed head with sink and to starboard is a full-size shower. This cabin is separated from the main cabin by a clever sliding "pocket" door to provide privacy. The main saloon features a settee to port with storage above and below. To starboard is a very large dining area with a round table with comfortable curved seating. Aft and to starboard is the L-shaped galley and to port is a counter above the refrigeration that is both top and front loading. Aft and to port is the companionway to the deck and outside helm station. On the port side of the aft deck is the companionway to the aft double cabin with the navigation station VHF radio and instrument panel for the engine. Below both companionways is the access to the engine room. All areas provide plenty of ventilation and natural light through deck prisms and overhead hatches.

The galley features a large Dickinson diesel stove with oven and a small countertop two burner propane stove. Lots of counter space with storage below in drawers and cupboards. Good ventilation is provided with port lights and overhead hatch. Cabin heat is provided by the Dickinson diesel stove and electric space heaters while on shore power.

Nav Equipment

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One Furuno model 1720 Radar
Garmin model GPSMap 545
Knot meter to GPS
Wood Freeman auto pilot
Danforth 5" compass binnacle mounted
Weems and Plath 4" ship's clock
Weems and Plath 4" barometer

Deck Gear

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1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
3 anchors
91.44m (300'0") of chain
Aluminum dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
8hp outboard, suzuki, Long Shaft (unknown year)
Anchor hauled by winch from the foredeck. On the bow there are two CQR type 75-lb anchors, one with 3/8" by 300' of chain. On the stern is a Danforth type anchor with 300' of 5/8" synthetic line rode with chain leader.

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

One Par 600 gph, 1/2" electric pump

Broker's Comments

The Thomas Colvin Pipestrelle design is the 60' version of the popular 42' Gazelle. This big world traveler features a junk rig in the schooner design. Major features are: Corten steel construction; wide open deck spaces; deck-stepped masts in over-built tabernacles; traditional dead eye standing rigging; oversize deck railings and lifelines; three major private sleeping areas. She was designed, built and equipped for ocean cruising. This seller is willing to look at proposals for owner financing subject to satisfactory details.

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

This Colvin Schooner 60' has been personally photographed and viewed by David Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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