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Here are some photos of the Boat Trailer that is no longer for sale 1, 2, 3.

  "Darshan"* is a "Bayfield 25" cruising sloop.

We have really enjoyed exploring Southeast Alaska during the past four years. Now we are ready for a bigger boat and so we were happy to find someone who will enjoy "Darshan" as much as we have.

  • Key Features of the Bayfield 25:
    • shallow draft - means you can get into sheltered anchorages and close access to shore
    • light weight - means it is easy to handle, especially nice when docking
    • trailerable - means you can store out of the water for the winter, or move to another cruising area (like Atlin Lake, or Gulf Islands of BC)
    • exceptionally functional layout (see the photos!)
      • sleeps 4
      • folding dining table
      • stove, heater, kitchen sink, enclosed head (toilet), wash basin
      • cabin / reading lights, kerosene lamp
      • ample storage for food and gear
      • plan & profile views of layout.
      • perfect for longer voyages around southeast Alaska - whale watching, Hoonah, Juneau, White Sulfur Hotsprings, Glacier Bay, etc (see the photos!)
  • "Darshan" includes:
    • four sails
      • mainsail (with colour-coordinated sail cover)
      • roller furling 100/110% headsail
      • spare "hank on" 80% jib
      • asymmetrical spinnaker
      • telescoping whisker pole
    • custom canvas dodger
    • new upholstery & carpet
    • depth sounder
    • VHF radio (older, but quite functional)
    • removable compass, with light
    • inflateable dingy with oars and outboard motor
    • swim / boarding ladder
    • anchor with ~20 ft galvanized chain plus ~200 ft nylon rode
    • life ring
    • Man Overboard (MOB) marker buoy
    • mosquito netting / skylight for companionway
    • boat hook, mooring lines, fenders
    • 1989 Trail-rite trailer
    • apparatus for manual lifting, stepping and unstepping of the mast (including demonstration video!)
  • Specifications:
    • built in Bayfield, Ontario Canada - 1977
    • 25 feet length overall, 8 feet beam, 3 feet draft
    • engine - Yanmar YSB8 single cylinder diesel (very economical - about 0.6 l/hr)
    • dual 12 V deep-cycle batteries
    • stove - 2 burners, propane (with leak detector)
    • radiant heater - propane (with leak detector)
    • fresh water tank ~40 l (ie ~10 US gal)
    • diesel fuel tank ~40 l (ie ~10 US gal)
    • detailed layout and manufacturer specs.
  • Some photos while underway near Skagway 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (courtesy of Boris).
  • A collection of photos from some memorable cruises!.
  • You can download the "Sailboat For Sale" poster (1 MB)...

* Apparently the name "Darshan" may be loosely translated from Sanskrit as "Gift from God".

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