Ferenc Mate in his book The Worlds Best Sailboats remarked “the Bristol Channel Cutter and the Falmouth Cutter are the most beautiful 28 and 22 foot fibreglass sailboats in the world”. This so exciting, I just got permission to assist with the sale of Honu, she is a 1981 Sam Morse factory finished Falmouth Cutter. If you have ever dreamed of owning one of these fine ships run don’t walk before this ship sails away.
She is listed at a very reasonable $59,900. and worth every penny. Below is a just a sneak peak, a full listing will be up at Boatyard Pirates as soon as I can get a real internet connection.
Halyards, save the staysail halyard, replaced in 2007. Sheets replaced in 2007/2008 with the exception of the staysail sheets. Jib roller furler (Harken) installed in June 2011. Roller furler mated to a 110% high clew 6.5 dacron yankee built by North in February 2011. Remaining sail inventory; main with two reef points, stay sail with one reef point, jib topper and drifter all original as of my purchase of the boat in 2005 and all in service- able condition.
BMW 7 HP diesel, rebuilt February 2012.
New head stay June 2011, uppers replaced 2006, boom and mast and remaining rigger in good shape.
VHF and Autohelm tiller pilot.
Two, one deep cycle, 2010
Bruce on bow, danforth on stern, manual windlass, chain rode on bow, chain and line combo on bow , Line on stern.
10 amp battery charger, 2 burner stove and oven (propane) new in 2007, Adler Barber refrigeration, 3 bilge pumps, one auto, one large electric, one hand pump, porta potti, 3 fire extinguishers including engine compartment halon, solar panel for battery charging, full awning and mosquito netting.
General condition and other notes:
New bottom June 2011, 3 coats Pettit ultimum 60 ablative, New cutlass bearing June 2011, New Rudder 2008 (7 layers five ply 1/4inch Okume marine ply, epoxied and barrier coated).
Trailer: 2 axle fully braked trailer with extension tongue. Completely disassembled, sand blasted and coated with expoxy shipcoat in 2008. Just serviced and ready to travel. Tires new in 2008.
She, like her big sister the Bristol Channel Cutter, is built by hand and to the same standards only with one less lay‐up on the hull. She carries very similar lines with a shallow full keel that is swept back so it does not disturb the movement of water and will go aground gently. The large sail area and long waterline provide excellent per- formance in both light and heavy airs. Like all Hess boats, this is a remarkably big boat for her length.