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Hinckley Yacht Brokerage
INDIGO is a pristine and updated example of the Bruckmann Blue Star 36.6. INDIGO has always been maintained by the best New England Boatyards without regard to cost.
The Blue Star 36.6 was an innovative entry into the traditional express market in 2002 bringing the “open to below” concept to the space above the down galley and superior visibility and ventilation in the pilothouse. Her Mark Ellis deep-vee hull has 22 degrees of deadrise delivering exceptional seakeeping capability with a soft dry ride. Her beautiful Downeast styling and quality construction has always ensured her place among the competition. She has a large cockpit with aft facing settee and stern seat, wide workable side and fore decks and outstanding sight lines from the helm.
INDIGO’s condition will impress even the most discerning yachtsman and she’s ready to cruise with everything including davits, dingy, and outboard. She is a boat with no excuses and has spent her winters in heated indoor storage, low hours on her twin Yanmar engines, recent hull awlgrip, Garmin electronics, generator, and presents like a much newer boat – inside and out.
The large cockpit offers seating and substantial storage. The full beam transom seat seats at least 4 and long enough for that afternoon nap. Easy steps to the broad working side decks with safety rail allow safe crew movement around the entire boat. Windlass and ground tackle are well configured for safe anchoring and include a teak pulpit with roller.
The first thing you notice when stepping into the Pilot House is the amazing visibility. Mark Ellis configured the 360 degree glass enclosure to allow exceptional visibility to all those seated in the pilothouse, even from the settees. The large side windows open to invite fresh air and a gentle breeze while running. The well laid out Helm Station provides good console space for flush mounted instrumentation. Across to port is a large chart table and convertible companion seating which disappears upon arrival returning to the large L-Settee, an extremely clever solution to this common challenge on boats of this type. Access to the engine room is through the large deck hatch in the salon sole and good sound attenuation ensures a quiet ride.
The helm is comfortable and well designed. All instruments and gauges are easily viewed and within an arm’s reach. With the large side window open there is a sense of running an open boat.
The main salon is on the pilothouse deck, which offers a large L-Settee, Custom teak table (2017, by Kerr & Sons) companion & helm seating and another settee aft to starboard. Three steps down the companionway reveals the galley to port with dinette adjacent, head to starboard and master cabin with island queen berth in the bow.
The Galley is bright with the open above configuration, allowing natural light and ventilation to flood this lower space.
The master cabin is forward and quite spacious. There are overhead deck hatches and opening port lights to ensure plenty of natural light and ventilation. The island queen bunk is very comfortable. There is plenty of storage in 4 overhead compartments as well as two large drawers beneath and a cedar lined hanging locker. The head is en-suite to the master cabin as well as accessible from the passageway. Additional features include: