MOET was designed and built by a well-regarded maker of fine furniture and his talents show well in this capable little pocket cruiser / daysailor first launched in 1997.
It’s hard for us here at Brooklin Boat Yard not to imagine that the inspiration for MOET could have come from the earlier (1992) Joel White design of the Sakonnet 23 daysailor. Nothing wrong with a little design adaptation as imitation is the sincere form of flattery and MOET should perform equally as well as her inspiration making her a joy to sail.
The Sakonnet 23 was strictly a daysailor for protected waters. MOET’s design features (changes) of slightly higher topsides, raised cabin, protective bridge deck, more secure cockpit and slightly shorter masthead rig make her well suited to sailing further offshore and farther afield. Add the (included) trailer and her cruising grounds become virtually endless.
Designer: Tim Faner
Builder: Tim Faner
Year Built: 1997
LOA: 20’ 0”
LWL: 17’ 6”
Beam: 6’ 0”
Draft Minimum: 1’ 10”
Draft Maximum: 5’ 4”
Displacement: 2,440 lbs.
Ballast Keel: 800 lbs.
Ballast Centerboard: 175 lbs.
Sail Area: 196 sq. ft.
West system cold-molded, wood-epoxy hull with outer skins of fiberglass cloth set in epoxy.
Laminate schedule from inside to outside as follows:
1st (interior) Layer strip planked 3/8” x 1” Redwood
2nd and 3rd Layers 1/8” Cedar as at opposing diagonals
4th (exterior) Layer 10 oz. fiberglass cloth
Lead ballast keel / centerboard and spade rudder underwater configuration.
Decks are Okoume marine plywood overlaid with 3/16” teak
Raised house with cabin sides extending aft as cockpit coamings
Cabin top construction is the same as hull laminate schedule.
House sides and cockpit coamings are cold-molded Cedar with Teak overlay and varnish finish.
Deep and secure cockpit with raised bridge deck forward
Topsides are painted (linear polyurethane) Sea Foam Green with a Black boot stripe and White (anti-fouling) bottom.
Teak decks are left natural as are also the cockpit sole floor boards
Cabin top is painted white
Varnished wood cabin sides, cockpit coamings, cockpit seating and companionway hatch.
Companionway hatch fitted with varnished wood and tinted Lexan sliding hatch and Lexan drop board.
Interior cabin hull sides, frames, ring frames and bulkheads finished with clear epoxy / varnish.
Cockpit interior hull sides, frames and bulkheads painted White
Bronze stem fitting
Bronze bow chock and cleat
Hawse pipe cover
Exterior hull mounted bronze chain plates
Mast step / tabernacle
Bronze fixed ports port and starboard cabin sides
Ronstan halyard turning blocks
Bronze halyard cleats
Ronstan headsail tracks, cars, turning blocks and cam cleats
Ronstan main sheet turning blocks and cam cleat
Aft lazzerette / storage locker
Bronze stern chock and cleat
Bronze backstay tang
Deck-stepped (with interior compression post) single spreader, masthead sloop configuration
Varnished Sitka Spruce mast and boom
Stainless steel wire standing rigging (headstay, backstay and shrouds) with bronze turnbuckle adjusters
Three strand Dacron main and jib halyards
Three-strand Dacron main sail lazy jack system
Three strand Dacron main sheet
Yacht braid jib sheets
All sails built by Center Harbor Sails (Brooklin, ME).
All sails Tanbark in color
Condition very good
Mainsail with 2 reef points
#2 Jib (hank-on)
Mainsail cover (Sunbrella Toast)
Garmin Montana 600 GPS
Ritchie primary helm compass
Airguide Chicago secondary compass
12-Volt ship’s electrical system powers running lights and interior reading light
12-Volt marine battery in secured battery box
Mast head Tri-color light
Interior reading light
Oars and oar locks
Optional Tohatsu 4 hp outboard motor available for additional cost
Danforth anchor stored in aft lazzerette
Chain and rode stored in forward locker with foredeck hawse pipe
Davis Instruments “Tiller Tamer” self-steering
Davis Instruments “Spar-Fly” wind direction mounted at mast head
Stainless steel (side mounted) outboard motor bracket
Varnished ash shroud rollers
PFD’s (5 adult)
First Aid Kit
Edson Manual Bilge Pump mounted in cockpit
Dock lines and fenders