Skookum 47 Cutter

A+ Liveaboard & World Cruiser!
US$75,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  274774
  • Length  ·  47'0"
  • Year  ·  1973
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 96hp, Ford Lehman 4D254 (1973)
  • Lying  ·  Kingston, WA, USA -- Shown by Appointment
Boatshed Port Townsend
Boatshed Port Townsend
Van Helker

Extra Details

Designer Ed Monk Sr.
Builder Custom
Lying Kingston, WA, USA -- Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 400.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 250.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 96hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman 4D254 (1973)
Engine Hours Engine1: ~2000
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.8 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Engine was rebuilt in 1990 and has approximately 2000 hours on it since the rebuild. The engine head was rebuilt in 2009.

The boat has four 12V batteries divided into three banks. A start battery, located in the engine compartment, two 8D house batteries located in the bilge, and a 12V windlass battery located under the V-berth in the forward stateroom. The house batteries were replaced in 2016 and the windlass battery was replaced in 2019. Batteries are charged by a Xantrex Freedom Marine 25; 2500 watt inverter charger.

Dimensions

Length 47'0"
LOD 47'0"
LWL 43'0"
Beam 13'6"
Draft Min 7'0"
Draft Max 7'0"
Airdraft 62'0"
Displacement 44,007.6lbs
Headroom 6'6"
Storage On marina

Rig

Cutter rigged Aluminium spars (1973) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)

Sails

Reefing mainsail Port Townsend Sails - Slab (2005) Fully Battened, 2 Reefs
Headsail Port Townsend Sails - Furling (2004)
Other sails Storm sail #1 (unknown year)
Storm sail #2 (unknown year)
Spare foresail (unknown year)

Owners recently purchased a Tides Marine SailTrack system. Although not installed, it is included with the boat.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

For moorage the total length is 47'.

The hull is solid hand-laid fiberglass and seems tough as nails. The Skookum 47 was designed by Edwin Monk & Son, renowned Pacific Northwest naval architects and built by Skookum Marine in Port Townsend and finished on Bainbridge Island. The Skookum 47 model was originally conceived as a world-cruising commercial fishing vessel that would not be reliant on fuel, although this particular boat is one of the those that was built for pleasure.

Tanks are of FRP construction. The hull was recently dived upon and the diver reported seeing no blisters, with anodes and bottom paint in good condition.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Step aboard through a gate in the lifeline to one of the wide side decks. The deck on this boat feels vast and open and it is easy to move around from the foredeck to the aft deck. The aft deck has bench seating on port and starboard - with an open area with sufficient room for folding chairs. The decks feel extremely thick and solid. I did not notice any creaking or flexing, but the topside paint and exterior wood could use some TLC.

The cockpit, forward of the aft deck, is fully covered by canvas and surrounded by removable clear vinyl that can be adjusted depending on weather and sea conditions. The helm dominates the center of the cockpit, with bench seating to port and starboard. Visibility from this position is quite good.

A companionway and a ladder down provide access to the interior which opens up to a cavernous saloon with surprisingly high headroom. Numerous large port lights open completely to allow for excellent air flow. A settee to starboard and folding saloon table offers seating for crew. There is additional seating to the port side of the saloon. A diesel stove forward provides heat. Storage is abundant throughout with seemingly countless drawers, cabinets, hanging lockers, and compartments. This boat was designed for extended voyages and it is apparent that there is ample space for provisions. Natural wood and varnish used throughout the boat make for a warm and inviting interior. Interior decks and upholstery appear in very good condition.

The galley is located aft and to the port side of the saloon and features a refrigerator / freezer, sink, microwave, and more storage. A workshop is located aft and starboard of the saloon which doubles as a passageway to the aft cabin (master stateroom).

The master stateroom is large with a double berth, storage compartments, and a desk. Several portlights and an overhead hatch make this a bright space. The stateroom was refinished by the current owners - old carpet was removed and replaced with Douglas fir tongue-and-groove paneling.

The forward stateroom features a V-berth with sleeping for two and more storage - two hanging lockers, drawers, and access to the windlass battery and anchor locker. Four portlights make this a bright space. The head has a new Jabsco toilet, a shower, sink, and medicine cabinet.

The engine is accessed from the galley or the workshop. Large sound-insulated panels on the buikhead swing up and latch open to reveal the Ford Lehman 96 hp inboard engine.

3 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Drapes
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Cockpit shower
Microwave

Step aboard through a gate in the lifeline to one of the wide side decks. The deck on this boat feels vast and open and it is easy to move around from the foredeck to the aft deck. The aft deck has bench seating on port and starboard - with an open area with sufficient room for folding chairs. The decks feel extremely thick and solid. I did not notice any creaking or flexing, but the topside paint and exterior wood could use some TLC.

The cockpit, forward of the aft deck, is fully covered by canvas and surrounded by removable clear vinyl that can be adjusted depending on weather and sea conditions. The helm dominates the center of the cockpit, with bench seating to port and starboard. Visibility from this position is quite good.

A companionway and a ladder down provide access to the interior which opens up to a cavernous saloon with surprisingly high headroom. Numerous large port lights open completely to allow for excellent air flow. A settee to starboard and folding saloon table offers seating for crew. There is additional seating to the port side of the saloon. A diesel stove forward provides heat. Storage is abundant throughout with seemingly countless drawers, cabinets, hanging lockers, and compartments. This boat was designed for extended voyages and it is apparent that there is ample space for provisions. Natural wood and varnish used throughout the boat make for a warm and inviting interior. Interior decks and upholstery appear in very good condition.

The galley is located aft and to the port side of the saloon and features a refrigerator / freezer, sink, microwave, and more storage. A workshop is located aft and starboard of the saloon which doubles as a passageway to the aft cabin (master stateroom).

The master stateroom is large with a double berth, storage compartments, and a desk. Several portlights and an overhead hatch make this a bright space. The stateroom was refinished by the current owners - old carpet was removed and replaced with Douglas fir tongue-and-groove paneling.

The forward stateroom features a V-berth with sleeping for two and more storage - two hanging lockers, drawers, and access to the windlass battery and anchor locker. Four portlights make this a bright space. The head has a new Jabsco toilet, a shower, sink, and medicine cabinet.

The engine is accessed from the galley or the workshop. Large sound-insulated panels on the buikhead swing up and latch open to reveal the Ford Lehman 96 hp inboard engine.

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Fenders
Swim Ladder
Cockpit Enclosure

3 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric windlass
1 anchors
(30kg Bruce)
400'0" of chain
Porta Bote dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Anchor consists of a 30kg Bruce anchor with 400 ft of 3/8" HT chain.

Nav Equipment

Compass
Wind
Radar
VHF
SSB
GPS
Autopilot
Stereo
Navigation lights
TV
Depth sounder

-Comnav 2001S Autopilot
-Raytheon R20X Radar
-SEA 222 SSB Radio
-Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS VHF Radio
-Standard Horizon Spectrum+ VHF Radio
-Standard Horizon DS35 Sounder (works intermittently)
-Comnav wind gauge installed with Anemometer/windvane included aboard but not installed
-Pioneer Stereo / CD Player
-Dynex TV

Safety Equipment

Liferaft
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

VIRTUAL TOUR - VIDEO - 80 TO 100 PHOTOS - FULL SPECS CAN BE VIEWED OF THIS VESSEL!
Skookum Marine has earned a reputation for building tough, long-lasting boats. This boat looks and feels incredibly solid and appears to have been well-cared-for by her owners throughout her life. The current owners have made a number of improvements and modifications to the interior over the last few years. These include renovating the head, updates to the galley, removing carpeting that covered the bulkheads in the cabins and replacing this with tongue-and-groove Douglas fir paneling, addition of storage compartments, replacement of batteries, new water heater, new marine toilet, stereo, and more.

This boat has a history of cruising and serving as a liveaboard for her owners, and it easy to see why. The interior is rich in natural wood and fine joinery, and offers exceptional headroom and beam. While aboard I found it notable that I never felt restricted, cramped, or confined in any space or on deck.

I visited the boat on a sunny summer day, and the cabin felt cool, pleasant, and airy with all of the portlights open. With it so pleasant to be inside on a summer day, I can only imagine how cozy it would feel while at anchor on a dark rainy day with the diesel stove running.

The topsides could use some work - new paint on the decks and varnish on the wood would really spiff up this boat.

I was quite impressed with this Skookum 47 sailboat. Picture yourself aboard: the possibilities for adventure with this boat are only limited by one's imagination!

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

This Skookum 47 Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Van Helker of Boatshed Port Townsend. 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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