Murray Peterson Gaff Schooner Coaster III
A Bristol Classic Schooner
For Sale by Waterline Boats Seattle
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Boat REF# · 311662
Length · 41'0"
Year · 1983
Construction · Wood
Underwater profile · Long Keel
Sleeping berths · 6
Engine · 1 x diesel 46hp, Yanmar 4JH2F (1992)
Lying · Portland, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
The annual haul out is schedule for mid July 2023. A great time to schedule a showing!
An American classic, our Murray Peterson Coaster III Schooner brings a timeless traditional yacht design into the modern era in a full- refit and meticulously cared-for wooden vessel. During the Fall and Winter months Freebird is under a full canvas cover.. By late March the cover is removed.
This schooner has been featured at the Wooden Boat Show in Port Townsend and refit by expert shipwrights in that community and at other West Coast ports. Major work accomplished through multiple refits over the past two decades has addressed every need from bowsprit to transom and from masthead to keel. This has included replacement of traditional fittings and rigging components, refinishing masts and booms, a new bowsprit and custom bronze deck hardware, new decks, transom and cockpit, a recent major engine overhaul... all of the big stuff.
Remarks from the survey in 2021 noted: "this vessel is one of a small community of vessels built with traditional materials to traditional design but with modern methods applied where appropriate." Some of those improvements include the upgraded electrical system with an Outback 4KW Inverter-Charger; a major overhaul for the Yanmar 46 HP diesel engine; a new Raymarine electronics suite with integrated autopilot, and even an LED upgrade for all navigation lights... but housed in the traditional fixtures.
This is a vessel that has had continuous maintenance and refit over years as noted in the maintenance logbooks -- NOT a boat that decayed and that subsequently required major restoration.
The layout is traditional and authentic belowdecks with separated cabins and sleeping accommodations for six in single sea berths. The original galley now includes a modern cold-plate refrigeration system in the ice box, and a cozy Dickinson diesel cabin heater that provides hot water to the galley sink underway.
It's the kind of boat that may tempt you to stand an anchor watch aboard her one night on a full moon in a quiet cove somewhere. Or perhaps a boat for taking the kids out to experience traditional sail and to learn how to run a small ship with hand lines, block and tackle.