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Apr 26, 2014
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US $45,000.00
Approximately C $54,731.28(including shipping)
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Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1976
Keel: Fixed Make: NORDIA VANDAM
Use: Salt Water Type: SAILBOAT
Engine Type: SINGLE INBOARD VOLVO PENTA MD 120B Length (feet): 60
Engine Make: VOLVO PENTA MD 120B Beam (feet): 16.4
Primary Fuel Type: Diesel Hull Material: Steel
Fuel Capacity: Over 200 Gallons Rigging: Ketch
For Sale By: Private Seller

Hello! Offered for purchase is our 1976 60' Nordia Vandam ketch rigged motorsailor.

First and foremost our vessel is seaworthy. However, she should be considered a project boat due to the need for extensive cosmetic repairs to make her look pretty again. 

"Questar" is currently on the hard @ the old Merrill Stevens Yard on the Miami River, Miami, FL and available for viewing by appointment.

Her blue prints from Vandam shipyard are in our posession. She features 3 heads with showers, accomodations for 7 comfortably, with a captain's cabin, crew cabin with bunkbeds, forward cabin with 3 berths, and an owner's cabin aft shared with the main salon.

Questar has experienced some great adventures including commissioning by an millionaire attorney in 1975, a spy ship for the Feds, drug smuggling for the bad guys, stolen, repainted and recovered, sold due to marina liens. We purchased her for $45,000.

She has been in our care for over three years. During that time we have invested over $160,000 in an effort to return her to the sea. We note that over half of that amount has been spent on several "expert welders". The fleecing of us by these folks really, really compromised our ability to complete her restoration.She is seaworthy. However, between being fleeced by welders and our involvement with other sailing vessels we have been unable to do her justice.

We are praying that the reader will fall in love with her, come visit, and pay the buy it now price which includes delivery anywhere up to a 1000 nm along the east coast of the US.

In additional to compression post replacement, 40% replacement of hull plating to Lloyd's of London specs the following has occurred:

Removal of all standing rigging, repair, reinstallation and tuning of same, replacement of all zincs(hull & engine), main engine tuned, new impellors, steam cleaning of fuel tanks, fresh water tanks, grey water tanks, replacement of all gaskets for same, new steel access covers for all tanks, rebuild of shaft lubrication system, repair and cleaning of  sail inventory(main, mizzen, genoa, staysail, asymetrical spinnaker, Replacement of all bilge pump impellors(24v, 12v, 120ac, 220ac), motor replacement of main bilge pump motor, removal repair and reinstall standing rigging, Rebed & tune genset(15kw Westerbeke diesel with 5,400hrs, R&R of 4 Racor filter polishing system, new stainless steel exhaust, rebuild of water collection box, Repair of LEWCO 24v Battery Chargers and the list goes on.

In addition to the above her are some of the other goodies she comes with:

Shenker Watermaker(600gal), solar panel array, Robertson Autopilot w/separate  NAVICO wheel pilot w/remote), new Raymarine sonar/chartplotter/radar configuration, along with (2)portable chart plotter with internal GPS/wifi, 2 Horizon vhf radios, ICOM SSB w/ tuner, Furuno weather fax, 4 offshore harnesses, 12 lifevests, 2 stearn immersion suits, Caribe 12' tender with e/s 9.9 Yamaha, 2 Battery bank 24v config-new batterys, with stepdown unit to 12v and 220ac stepdown to 120ac, new main and mizzen coats, new canvas on all cushions, mattresses (all Sunbrella), new toilets except for rebuilt Baby Blake , New dual 24v fresh water pump, Simpson-Lawrence 2000 anchor winch, all Barient winches rebuilt, 2 Hood hydraulic roller furlers(one needs some tlc),  2-60 lb SS anchors(1-Danforth style, 1-Plow). 200-3/8 gal chain, 200' 7/8 inch nylon braid, and this list goes on and on as well.

As mentioned the Buy It Now price includes delivery within 1000 nm's of Miami. Provided a nonfundable down payment is provided for $2,500.00. Sea trial cost is $1,000.00.

Note that the yard bill is paid up to date. That vessel can remain at her location indefinitely.  DIY is okay provided vessel is insured and work is agreed to by the fine folks at Spencer Boats.

If you want a proven vessel that still has thousands and thousands of nm's left under her keel, and you are prepared to spend around $100,000 to bring her to bristol condition then BID.

I am available to discuss Questar further with anyone who has bid on vessel above the price we paid for her. If you have done so, kindly message me with your ebay handle, name and phone number and I will contact you.  

Thank you for considering her for purchase and restoration!


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