In a world of rabbits, it's better to be the turtle.
2004 Ocean Custom Cutter, designed and built by professional boat builder working for PDQ Yachts at the time, in consultation with the late Dennis Furnis, the designer and builder of the famous Whitby and Alberg sailboats.
LOA 42 ft
LOD 37 ft
Beam 11 ft
Draft 5 ft 8 inches
Vertical clearance 54 ft
The boat was built for ocean crossings, the fibreglass hull is hand laid and it is one inch thick, with the hull, deck, and keel being one single piece.
The structural integrity is further enhanced by fibreglass wrapped 2x6 beams reinforcing the bow and stern on the inside, while the front, bottom, and back of keel has fibreglass covered stainless steel plates.
The deck has thick marine plywood as core, covered by two layers of woven fibreglass and two layers of mat fibreglass, finished in non skid gelcoat.
The lead internal ballast located inside the full keel is secured by layers of fibreglass, and it will not be dislodged under any circumstances, rapidly righting the ship.
Furthermore, the safety of the crew being paramount, the helm is inside a strong pilot house, with solid, sealed, lockable door, laminated and tempered glass window, and thick plexiglass side windows secured by bolts and cast aluminum frames. Sun covers for all.
V berth and aft bedrooms have large, queen size sleeping areas.
All railing around deck area, not lifelines.
Extended, high bowsprit for dolphin watching (or coral heads, as need be)
Moonlight Porthatches, opening (9), with removable screens, and one non opening porthatch.
Lewmar hatches (3) with removable screens
Screen for pilot house entrance, to keep deer flies out while you drive. If you’ve been on the AICW, you will understand how much this matters.
Two Mako electric windlasses, with 5/16 HT all chain rodes of 150 feet each
Three anchors, 65 lbs CQR, 45 lbs plow, and a Delta for a stern anchor.
StaLok rigging connections. 3/8 rigging wires
Roller furlers for jib and baby (Harken and Profurl)
Lazy Jack for main sail
All sails are heavy Dacron, and like new. Mainsail is 41x41x14, jib is 46x41x16.3, baby is 28x25x10, made by Michelle Stevens Sailloft in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where the sails for Bluenose II were made.
Three Lewmar self tailing winches on mast, one Lewmar on pilot house, two 45 Lewmar on raised cockpit.
Lewmar traveller for main sail.
Engine is Volkswagen Marine Diesel, 50 HP, non electronic, so it will not be affected by lightning. Low fuel consumption makes it ideal for today’s fuel prices. At a speed of 5 knots, it uses 2.7 litres per hour, or 0.7 gal/hr.
Hurth Transmission ZF12M, A=2.63, B=1.95
Sure Seal shaft seal
Aqualloy 22 shaft, 1 ¼ “ D
Aquadrive CV-15 with B10 thrust bearing (Made in Sweden)
18x11 three blades fixed propeller, Hydralign 18” adjustable pitch propeller
Raymarine ST7000 Autopilot, G3
Raymarine Depth, Speed, Wind ST60
Icom VHF radio
Icom M710 HAM/SSB radio
Standard Horizon CP175C dual card chartplotter, with cards covering the area from lake Ontario to the Bahamas.
Magnum Inverter/Charger new 2018
NovaKool Fridge/ice box 12V
NovaKool Freezer/ice box 12V
Watermaker, 5 gal/hr, Leeson motor, ½ HP
Plastimo propane stove, two burners and oven
Webasto AT 3500 diesel heater, ducted throughout the boat
12V Majestic TV DVD combo
Honda Generator 2000W
Walker Bay Genesis 270 Hypalon Dinghy, hard V bottom, Yamaha 9.9 two stroke gas outboard
Dinghy davits, stainless steel
Retractable swim platform
6 persons life raft, valise
4 high output bilge pumps
Electric Jabsco toilet, with options to pump out, or through hull macerator.
Retractable shower in head
Hot water heater, electric and engine
Four rigid solar panels, 2x120W, and 1x100W mounted on solid, steel reinforced arch, and one movable 80W to catch the morning sun.
Four deep cycle Rolls batteries, 530A each, plus two golf cart batteries for house.
Separate starting battery, sealed.
All systems are easily accessible, with ample room to work on any of them.