Quality built in Cape Town, South Africa by Maxim Yachts . After cruising the Indian Ocean, crossed the Atlantic to South America, the Caribbean, and finally St. Marys, Georgia where she lies waiting for the new owner to resume her venture. On the hard at a DIYS yard waiting your inspection and offer. Price reduced below market by motivated owner. Check full specs. "AS IS/WHERE IS" Recent survey available to a serious buyer.
Call Ralph (904)945-0619 OR e-mail email@example.com for appointment to inspect and buy this trusted vessel. Located at a DIYS yard. Directions:www.stmarysboatservices.com.
The Maxim boatyard is well known internationally for building quality sailing vessels. Ocean Spice has three cabins, two heads, accommodating eight in two queen-size cabins plus one double and two single berths. Master cabin starboard with private head/shower. Port is two private cabins sharing a large head/shower.
The u-shaped galley is a chefs dream on the main level with large counter space, storage, and propane stove/oven. The salon opens to the cockpit for the helm to starboard and cushioned seating for entertaining and serious sailing. A large foredeck features bow pulpit seats a Maxim touch.
The spacious cockpit is covered with a hardtop and drop down curtains for comfort underway. Solar panels above and stainless supports are over swim steps off each hull.
Kenwood TS50S Amateur Radio (need antenna)
Inflatable two man dinghy
Walker Bay Hard dinghy
15hp Yamaha 2stroke Outboard
Note: Ocean Spice is a foreign flagged vessel in US under cruising permit dated 06/13/2012. Buyer is responsible for import duty estimated at 1.5% of appraisal if vessel to remain in US waters and US documented. Contact broker for details.
OWNER COMMENTS:A friend sold me the Walker Bay as I wanted to convert it into a sailing boat but never did. The two man has only been inflated once. It has wooden floor boards and is PVC with heat sealed joints.
There are two water makers both I have stripped. One is a 12 volt and the second is a belt driven pump and can pump 6gal an hour. Not sure of the condition of the membranes but they where working well when they where operational.
One of the reasons why the star board engine has lower hours than the port is because there was water in the star board sail drive making the oil milky so I never used that engine. Only when I came into a marina. I installed a new gasket one year ago when she went onto the hard.
The rigging has never been changed last inspection it still looked good.
Genoa in fair condition. Main sail has been in the stack pack through the rainy season so not sure. I had the star board engine refurbished by a reputable heavy earth working engineering shop. Which included resleeving pistons New Yanmar pistons rings gaskets sets etc. also had the diesel injectors calibrated. Hardly any hours since then. Reason for this to check oil one needs to remove the mattress and bedding from the starboard cabin where as the port has access through a door in the bathroom which is easy to check the oil.
I have anti fouled her no sign of any blistering. She has two coats of barrier and interlux hard paint. And there is still more on board to paint if need be before launching.
The computer box that was replaced that controls all the instruments was around about $1500 with labour. This gives the auto pilot 9 settings and I have used it virtually the whole way across the Atlantic with no problems.
The batteries are 8 years old and may need replacing however I have never let them go below 80% and have nursed them. The last time I was on the boat our batterie monitor shower 100%. Tractor supplier in Georgia is offering a similar batterie for $90 each. My solar panels are quality and not cheap junk. A shackle smashed one of the 55 watt but it still does work.
I sailed her from South Africa across the Atlantic to South America and up to Georgia. We have been caught in 55 knot apparent winds and have surfed down waves at 18 knots and not once have we ever feared for our lives she is a sturdy and sea worthy craft. I do admit one needs to invest some money into her to bring her back up to standard but that is why we are selling her at a competitive price.
Ralph Talbott and Dick Boger Yacht Sales offer 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.
2305 Beach Boulevard, Suite 106
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