RUBY SLIPPER has just been listed after being well loved and well traveled by her knowledgeable and attentive owners. Her condition shows the care given and her upgrades include the sought after larger Cummins 370 turbo diesel, bow thruster, Weaver Hoist Davit System, 9.6 AB Light Rib with Yamaha 15hp outboard, solar panels to go "off grid" and a custom innerspring mattress to sleep in comfort when your day cruising is done.
PassageMaker Magazine Review:
The PowerBoat Guide had this to say:
Fuel-efficient coastal cruiser is built tough, loaded with practical features. Well-appointed interior with large head, roomy stateroom is perfectly suited for cruising couples. Front, side visibility from raised pilothouse is excellent. Side decks are wide with raised bulwarks for added security. Twin pilothouse doors provide easy deck access. Note cabintop dinghy storage, false stack. Bow thruster is standard. Deep keel protects running gear. Range at 8 knots can exceed 1,000 miles.
Enter the cockpit of RUBY SLIPPER through the transom door or over the side deck and down built-in boarding steps. The cockpit is large with the bridge deck overhead for weather protection. Along the starboard side and forward is a locker with plenty of room for additional storage. A cockpit lazarette opens to reveal the steering mechanism and also offers additional storage space Beyond the transom door is a Weaver Hoist Davit system secured to the swim platform. It easily stores and launches the dinghy and outboard-making going ashore a breeze!
Along the port side of the cockpit is a stainless steel ladder that leads up to the upper bridge decks. Here there are stainless steel railings for safety and a bimini top for sun and weather protection while lounging on the top and to store water toys such as a canoe or kayak. Further forward and out of the way, is a pair of solar panels to ensure independence while at anchor. There is a hinged stainless steel radar arch on top of the faux smokestack.
Back down below, the side decks are wide enough to move forward easily. American Tug has added stout stainless steel grab rails on the deckhouse to make passage safer. Forward of the pilothouse, stainless rails provide protection for crew working on the foredeck.
Step through the handsome AJR door and into the galley and salon. The galley is starboard side, arrayed along the after bulkhead, up to the wall separating the galley and pilothouse. A corner sink is molded into a Corian-style counter-top; the galley stove is in the center with a great exterior view to starboard. A refrigerator/freezer is in the back wall of the pilothouse. The long L-shaped galley counter will accommodate both a cook and a helper (or two) when major meals are planned. Many larger boats aren't that generous with galley space and it will please the most discriminating on-board chef.
Just inside the doorway on the port side is a large locker fitted beneath the aft window. The "L" shaped settee covered in ultra-leather is along the port side of the salon. It hides an enormous amount of storage space and opens up to a double berth. The dinette table is a high-low and can be used as a dinette table or a coffee table and has a folding leaf. Forward on the port side is a control panel for the generator and stereo system. Large windows offer excellent natural light and the forward and aft windows slide open for ventilation. The window shades offer privacy. A warm, neutral beige carpeting covers the floors throughout the boat.
Up a few steps, you enter the large pilothouse. The false smokestack on the upper deck opens above the steps to offer excellent headroom to enter the pilothouse. Inside the stack is a hatch that provides for ventilation and offers natural light to the steps. There are port and starboard pilot house doors and most windows will slide open, with screens, to give more than adequate ventilation. The helm and companion seats are double seats and the helm seat will adjust fore and aft. Under the seats are storage drawers and foot rests. The large helm counter offers excellent chart room and there is a large hinged top "desk" for storing charts and accessories. The helm is located along the starboard side and the array of electronics is impressive while engine controls and gauges are within easy reach. Reverse pilot house windows offer individual wipers and the helm has excellent 360 degree visibility. The electrical panel is located in the pilothouse and is protected by an acrylic door. Engine room access is through two hatches in the pilot house. There is a a stainless steel ladder for complete access to the engine and engine room spaces. Well lighted with excellent access to all the engine room machinery and generator.
Along the port side is the companionway to the lower cabin. The companionway curves slightly inboard and offers a built-in bookcase to port and a storage locker at the bottom of the steps. Immediately to starboard is access into the head compartment. The head also offers a private entry through the lower stateroom. The head features a teak and holly sole and a solid surface counter-top with a easy-to-clean molded sink. There is a Vacu-flush head and the ensuite shower stall is spacious with plenty of headroom. Stainless steel hardware enhance the head.
The lower stateroom features a center-line queen bed with large built-in drawers under the berth. There is a large cedar-lined hanging closet along the starboard side with a shelf and cubby storage from the locker forward. On the port side is a shelved linen closet and more storage going forward. Over the berth is a hatch to let in cooling breezes. The stateroom has private access to the head.Behind the bed is a forward bulkhead with access into the anchor locker.
Solid surface counter-tops with double molded sink, stainless single lever faucet
Electric stove with oven and cover
Cutting board fits over sink
Nova Kool 8000 6.8 cu ft, 12 volt refrigerator/freezer
Generous cabinets and drawer storage
Raymarine wind machine
Stereo system with AM/FM &CD Player
Flat screen TV
Northern Lights 6kw generator (1000 hours)
Two Sanjo HIT Power solar panels (220 watt each) & Outback Flex Max controller
House bank 2- 4D AGM batteries
Engine start battery 1-4D AGM
Battery selector switch w/parallel
110/v - 12/v distribution panel
12v lighting throughout
Shore power inlets and cords (2 each)
Bimini top for sun deck (with boot)
Exterior window covers
Fortress anchor w/rope-chain rode
New Rocna anchor - 33 lb with 200' chain
Deck wash system
Fenders x 4
Life jackets, docklines, etc.
Foredeck Fender holders
Fiberglass deck box
Air conditioners x 2 (reverse cycle)
Electric cabin heat
Racor fuel filters for engine and generator
Oil change system
Windshield wipers w/washers
6hp Bow thruster
Engine room fire ext. system
3 - 1500 GPH bilge pumps
Waste discharge system
Dripless shaft and rudder glands
Hot water heater with exchanger
Vacu flush fresh water head
Dual electric horns
Groco sea water strainer
9.6 AB Light Rib
Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke outboard (regularly serviced)
Newly buffed and waxed hull. Gel coat in very good condition
Bottom painted 2015; New zincs
Well maintained by experienced yachtsman and professionally serviced.
After cooler, heat exchanger rebuilt by Cummins 2013.
New alternator 2015
Innerspring center-line mattress with moisture barrier
222 Severn Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403