Composting Head 2017
New Starting (1) and House (2) Batteries 2017
New Simrad Auto Pilot 2016
2 New Solar Vents 2017
3 Additional SailsThe Ericson 31 is widely respected as a very sturdy and capable pocket cruiser. There were approximately 70 E31s built and thus they rarely come to market.
This is the Bruce King design and it is one of the 21 Cruising 31's made. The first 21 Hulls were marketed as Cruising 31s and thereafter as Independence 31s. There is very little difference between the two models, with the Cruising 31 being distinguishable by its smaller cat-eye shaped fixed portlights and sloop rigging. All Independence 31s had opening portlights and most were cutter rigged with an extended bowsprit.
The interior is in exceptional condition. At 10'5" abeam the interior is very spacious for a 31ft boat. Close inspection revealed no indication of any leaks. The upholstery is in excellent condition. The galley is very well equipped and includes a custom front loading refrigerator in addition to the original icebox. The joinery throughout is very well executed and in very good condition. There is a unique arrangement that provides for a navigation station which can lift and stow allowing access to a comfortable quarter berth in addition to the starboard side settee that extends to a double berth. The V Berth is spacious for a 31 foot boat and also well appointed and executed. There is copious storage throughout the boat.
Exterior While the overall exterior of the boat is in good condition, some loving care and a good polishing will restore luster to the decks. Both the handrails and the hatches are covered with canvas. The hatches and have silent running solar vents. The sails appear in good condition as are the UV sail cover and roller fuller cover.
LOA: 31' LWL: 23'11” Beam: 10'5” Draft: 4'11” Displacement: 11,400 lbs Skegged Outboard Rudder w/ Wheel Steering Full Keel Keel Stepped Mast.
V-Berth Forward w/ Privacy Door, Enclosed Head w/ Sink, Double Berth Mid-ship, Single Berth on Port Mid-Ship, Quarter Berth Aft, 6'3” Headroom, Folding Dinette Table, Galley w/ SS Sink and Cold Pressure Water, Ice Box, Refrigerator, Reverse Cycle AC/Heat System.
Universal 20 HP Diesel Hrs 105
Three 12 Volt Batteries, 110 Volt Shore Power w/ Cord
Uniden VHF, AM/FM/CD Pioneer Stereo, Depth, Garmin 152, Simrad Autopilot.
SS Sloop Rig w/ Harken Roller Furling
North Sails, 130% Genoa, 90% Headsail and Main w/ Cover