Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Pinta del Sur", Classic Schooner on a Modern Hull

"Pinta del Sur" is a Shearwater 39 with a difference. She was professionally-built by Nebe Boats, starting with a production GRP hull out of the Shearwater 39 moulds. That is where the similarity to the standard boats ended. She then received a custom-built wooden deck with a classic two-box layout and a custom interior designed by her town-planner owner.

She was custom-built to fulfill the dream of the owner to own and sail a classic schooner in the image of those designed by Pete Culler. Her owner bought me a copy of the beautiful book "Pete Culler's Boats - The Complete Design Catalog" by John Burke, as inspiration to steer me along the right route when I was drawing her.
"Pinta del Sur", very pretty under sail.
She has now come onto the market and is available at a very good price. The perpetual decline of the South African currency has resulted in boats being available to foreign buyers at very good values. That includes this beautiful schooner that is ready to go world cruising.
Classic styling on a modern hull.
This is a yacht that would fit in very nicely with the schooner fleets on the US East Coast. She would account for herself very well in the big schooner races, like the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race between Baltimore and Portsmouth, Virginia and other schooner events up and down the coast. She is the smaller sister to the Shearwater 45 schooner "Apella", which has been in those fleets the past few years.
Nicely fitted comfortable low maintenance interior.
We have her listed in our brokerage listings, where you can see many more photos of her. She is a fine seaworthy and fast cruiser, capable of taking you to almost anywhere that you want on the normal cruising routes of the world.

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