Preliminary Listing…details to follow!
CIRCE, a yacht of some renown, is now available for sale to a discriminating yachtsman with a sense for her pedigree and true beauty. She was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Derecktor Shipyards in Mamaroneck, NY. Her racing experience includes 1 Bermuda – Copenhagen, 3 Bermuda races, 4 races to Mexico and Hawaii, and two crossings to Tahiti. Her cruising destinations have included Europe and the Eastern Seaboard, the California Coast and the Pacific Northwest, and she has enjoyed her life in the FRESHWATER of the Great Lakes since the early 2000’s.
Not often does a yacht with a pedigree like CIRCE become available. She is seriously for sale, and ready to provide the next generation with a glimpse of yachting’s finest days!
ADDITIONAL SPECS, EQUIPMENT AND INFORMATION
Engine Model: 6BT-5.9
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 3506
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 210|horsepower
Walking through Circe, it is easy to imagine the adventures, experiences and comfortable surroundings enjoyed by all of the guest with have walked her decks. Whether crossing an ocean or exploring our great inland seas, the traditional Herreshoff interior is inviting and warm. The large main deck salon with a raised L-shaped dinette is a great place to escape the weather, yet still feel a part of the world outside. Sitting or standing, there are unobstructed views through three large windows to port and starboard. The middle window on either side rolls down for cross ventilation. The large dining table is gimbaled, providing a flat eating surface during long open water passages. The table also slides out, facilitating easy access to the dinette. The track and holly cabin sole and varnished trim provide a warm counterpoint to painted bulkheads and ceilings. Storage is abundant: in drawers and lockers under the settees, in the ‘basement”, a large storage area under the main salon, and book shelves and cupboards above.
Circe’s galley will certainly meet the chef’s needs. Located three steps down from the main salon, the large U-shaped galley is close to the boat’s center of motion, affording sea kindly conditions for the cook. Access to the three compartment refrigerator/freezer is from both the countertop and front loading doors. Deep cabinets and drawers run the length of the galley. A large pantry is located along the passageway to the forward cabin. Dishwasher, stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, and generous counter space complete this area.
Separate entry to the aft stateroom, ensuite head, and two comfortable, sea kindly berths ensure Circe’s owners the best in accommodations. With ample storage located under the berths, in the centerline chest of drawers and tall hanging locker, Circe has the amenities necessary for life at sea as well as ashore. Seven stainless steel opening ports and an opening deck hatch provide excellent ventilation and light. The owner’s stateroom heating system is thermostatically controlled. The stateroom head includes a shower space, porcelain sink, Mansfield VacuFlush toilet and ventilation form and opening port and dosage vent. Access to the engine room, workshop and laundry is through a watertight door which opens behind the companionway stairs.
Forward of the main salon and down tow steps is the guest head and adjacent guest stateroom. With over and under bunks, ample storage cabinets located outboard of the berths, drawers and large hanging locker, friends and family will find Circe’s accommodations most pleasant. The forward most stateroom, perfect for crew’s quarters or guests, features two large single berths, cabinet storage and large hanging locker. Access to the chain locker is forward of the V-berths. Each cabin has excellent ventilation from opening overhead hatches with access ladders to the deck above and thermostatically controlled heat.
There are two heads forward of the main salon. Each includes toilet, sink, and main compartment shower. Linen storage is in large cabinets and mirrors are above the vanity. Staterooms and heads are white with brightly varnished trim and drawer fronts.
Outside on Circe
This Sparkman & Stphens 65′ Ketch has a round bilged welded aluminum hull with a raked stem, a full keel with tandem centerboards, an inboard keel shoe hung rudder, and a transom stern. There are teak caprails with stainless steel guard strips, stainless steel bow and stern rails, and single lifelines run on aluminum stanchions.
The foredeck is flush to aft of the mainmast and has an anchor windlass, a hatch over the chain locker, and a scuttle over the forward accommodations. The raised main cabin trunk follows and has a short, low forward portion with two skylight hatches, and the main higher portion has windows forward and to the sides and a companionway hatch aft to the cockpit. The cockpit follows, and has a steering pedestal with a teak, folding drop-leaf table, and port and starboard settees with storage under each and access to the engine room. The cockpit is sheltered by a hard windshield and fiberglass hardtop. The raised aft cabin trunk is aft of the center cockpit, and has a companionway hatch forward, a skylight hatch, chocks for a dinghy and for a life raft canister, three ports on each side, and two ports aft. Side decks lead around the cabin to the aft deck, where there is a skylight hatch over the lazarette, and there is a compartment containing a stove oil tank for the heating system.
Construction and Re-Fit Details
Ultrasonic thickness testing done in May of 2005 indicated that the majority of the welded aluminum plating is nominal one-quarter inch plate, with some three-eights inch plate used in the lower areas of the forward portion of the keel sides, and on the lower portions of the rudder. Hull and deck frames are two and one-half inch by three-eights material on twelve inch centers, and hull longitudinal are one and one-half inch flat bar on the flat on twelve inch centers. Aluminum and plywood bulkheads and partitions are used. The main deck is of aluminum construction overlaid with teak decks. The cabin trunks are of plank and plywood construction.
In 2006, Circe had extensive work done, including:
Complete removal of the teak decks and aluminum sub-deck along with all deck hardware.
Replacement of the aluminum sub-deck of the entire main deck with reported 7/32″ plate. The new plating was fully welded in place and was also welded to the existing aluminum deck beams.
The bulwarks were refinished as needed
Complete new teak overlaid main decks and cockpit decks. Also, new cockpit seat hatches were made, the cockpit seats were overlaid with new track decks. All work was carried out to a very good standard.
Some repairs and fiberglass sheathing were made to the cabin sides, the coach roofs were fiberglassed, and the cabin trunks were painted.
Deck hardware was cleaned, buffed, polished, or re-plated as needed prior to reinstallation.
New interior headliners as needed.
A new GPS was installed onboard.
A new Schaeffer jib stay furling system was installed.
New lifelines installed.
Three forward opening ports were renewed with stainless steel units.
Exhaust system was examined and hoses and outlet valve were replaced.
In 2019, a new furling Genoa was added. (Quantum Sails)
Circe Equipment Details
Engine and Driveline
- Cummins 6BT-5.9 turbocharged inline six cylinder diesel engine, 210 hp
- Twin Disc MG502 2:1 transmission
- Engine is fresh water cooled with heat exchanger
- Dual Racor fuel filters
- Raw water intake strainer
- Exhaust system with dry riser and wet exhaust to stern tailpipe
- 2″ SS propeller shaft with rigid coupling running through an aft engine compartment bulkhead gland, a pillow block bearing, a conventional bronze flexibly mounted stuffing box, an aluminum stern tube, and a synthetic stern bearing.
- 24″ three bladed bronze Max feathering propeller
- Groco Electric oil change system
- Two integral aluminum fuel tanks below the sole plates in the engine room
- Electric fuel transfer pump
- Electric fuel priming pump
- Black water tank, 40 gallons, in engine compartment, plastic, with Sealand pump out
- Grey water tank in forward bilge area, integral aluminum
- Two integral aluminum water tanks below storage compartment beneath the salon
- Aluminum 35 gallon fuel tank for the heating system located beneath the aft deck
- Paragon Sr. 32VDC pressure water pump
- Water outlets in head, shower and galley
- Foredeck wash down spigot
- Village Marine Tech SPW watermaker
- (1) 10 gallon 115VAC engine heat exchanger type water heater
- (1) Everhot water heater heated by hot water form the Webasto furnace
Bilge pumping system
- Manual bilge pumps for forward and aft bilges
- 32VDC submersible electric bilge pumps, automatic switched, in the forward bilge and engine compartment bilge
- 32VDC diaphragm bilge pump located in the engine compartment has a nom fold valve system with pick ups labeled : Trunk, Aft, Engine, and Forward
Hull Attitude Control and Steering System
- American Bow Thruster 10″ 32VDC electric bow thruster
- Wagner hydraulic steering
- Emergency tiller
AC Electrical System
- 30 am 125vac shore power inlet
- Northern Llghts 8kw Generator (3137 hours)
- Electrical panel in the salon, and has circuit breakers and a transfer switch for shore or generator power source.
DC Electrical System
- (4) 8V wet cells for 32VDC house bank
- (2) 8D wet cells for a 12VDC engine starting system
- Newmar 32 12 35amp Converter for 12VDC power supply
- 12VDC alternator on engine
- 32VDC alternator on engine – 80 amp
- Lewco 1240 ACD 12V 40amp charger
- Lewco 3240 A 32V 40amp charger
- DC circuit breaker panel in salon
- Sacrificial Zinc anodes are installed on the hull and propeller
- ElectroGuard Corrosion Monitor gauge
Heating and Ventilation Systems
- 32VDC exhaust blowers for heads
- Galley exhaust blower
- Ducts for air for the engine compartment, and provision for a blower
- Webasto DBW2020 diesel fired hot water type heat with thermostatically controlled fan forced air handlers
- Keefe vertical type 32VDC anchor windlass with foredeck up/down controls
- Forfjord 80 pound anchor with 300′ of 3/8″ chain
- Danforth 20H anchor with 25′ of 5/16″ chain and 300′ of 3/4″ rode
- Fresh water wash down spigot fwd
- Dickinson SeaBQue barbeque
- Beaufort canister liferaft, six person Solas A pack
- Man overboard pole
- Teak boarding ladder and teak folding swim/boarding ladder
- Alden 406 Satfind EPIRB
- Canvas covers: main sunshield, Mizzen, jib, sunshield, forward hatch, life raft, dinghy, winches, wheel and anchor windlass, U ring cover, cockpit awning, full boat cover to lifelines
- Radar reflector
- Gas systems three burner stove with oven, CNG fueled
- (8) CNG cylinders secured in lazarette
- Electric holding plate refrigeration with two water cooled compressors in engine compartment, a refrigerator and freezer compartment in the galley, and a freezer compartment beneath the starboard settee in the salon.
- Magic Chef dishwasher
- Litton Microwave Oven
- 12VDC/115VAC ice maker in storage compartment beneath salon
- Kariba washer/dryer in engine compartment
- Magnavox 9″ TV/Video player
- Alpine TDM7580 AM/FM Cassette Stereo with CHMS620 CD Changer
- Stereo speakers in cockpit ad salon
- 8″ Binnacle Compass
- Signet System 4000 Depth Sounder, knot meter, wind Speed, wind direction
- Autohelm Tridata depth, knotmeter and log
- Raytheon Raychart Plotter
- Garmin GPSMAP 276C
- Ocean PC laptop computer with Nobeltec navigation software. Onan PC 12″ remote screen at steering pedestal
- Wagner rudder angle indicator
- Wagner Mk 4 Autopilot with remote control
- Icom ICM125 VHF Radio
- Raytheon R40XX radar
- Chelsea 6″ chrome clock and barometer
- CO2 system in engine compartment wit two cylinders totaling 70# of CO2. Manal release lever at steering pedestal.
- Handheld units (5)
Spars, Rigging and Sails
- Bermudian Ketch rig
- Aluminum spars, painted
- Chainplates are aluminum and stainless steel
- Aluminum spinnaker pole and strut
- Stainless steel rod rigging with open bodied turnbuckles
- Insulated backstay for antenna use
- Halyards are stainless steel wire with line tails or all line
- Sheets are synthetic line
- Blocks are Schaeffer, Penguin, and other aluminum/SS/synthetic types
- Stearns hydraulic vang
- sail sheet tracks and cars
- Drum type furling system on main sail on a jackstay. Shaeffer 4100 jib furling system, mizzen has a Dutchman flaking system.
- Two Barient 35ST electric two speed primary winches
- Barient 28ST Mainsheet winch
- Barient 10 mizzen sheet winch
- (2) Barient 10 on mizzen mast
- Barient reel type main halyard
- Harken 44ST Main halyard
- Barient 22 Jib
- Barient 28 Spinnaker
- Barient 22 pole lift
- Barient 28 on forward cabin top
- Barient 28 main furling winch
- Mizzen sail
- Roller fuling Genoa (2019 Quantum)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Contact Brian Dekkinga at 616-550-8162