SIGNE is spectacular! The love and attention that went into the major 2005 refit with continued upgrades makes this boat turn key for immediate enjoyment. Read the complete listing to get a complete sense of everything that went into this fine vessel.
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The second owner of Signe commissioned an extensive two year refit program to be performed by professional shipwrights. The following is a description of primary project tasks that were completed in the spring of 2005.
Both masts and booms were completely stripped, sanded, primed and finish painted with oyster white Awl grip. Stainless steel fasteners, tangs, pins, bearings, fittings and other hardware were either refurbished or replaced. All halyards were changed from external to internal along with new electric wiring, lights, winches, rope clutches and cleats. New inline, wing-shaped spreaders for both masts were installed in addition to new standing/running rigging and two Selden Furlex jib furling/reefing units.
All exterior teak woodwork including toe rails, handrails, taffrail, cockpit coaming, eyebrow and companionway trim were removed. Each item, plus additional pieces and a new bowsprit were then custom designed and crafted from select Burmese teak and installed to create a graceful, traditional sheer line in combination with other aesthetically pleasing brightwork.
All exterior stainless steel, aluminum and bronze metalwork including cleats,
chocks, fittings, T-tracks, portlights, stanchions, lifelines, pulpits, pushpits and other hardware were removed. Each item was then custom designed and fabricated with the exception of the bronze Genoa tracks and the aluminum opening portlights that were refurbished.
All of the new teak and mahogany joinery is custom designed and crafted including
the companionway structure/trim, stairway, engine enclosure, navigation station, chart table, main/transom berths, head, bulkheads/partitions, fiddles, and hull ceiling which are all finished with Epifane's satin, rubbed effect varnish.
After the exterior woodwork and metalwork were completely removed from the boat, every exterior surface was faired, sanded and primed to be finished coated in accordance with the following schedule
The interior of the vessel consists of a forward cabin, head, main salon, galley, and navigation station. The cabin sole is teak and holly, and the majority of the interior joinery is teak and mahogany with a satin varnish finish. There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with four large fixed and six smaller opening ports, two large dorades, and one oversized hatch in the forward cabin.
Features a V-berth with filler. Forward of the berth are two opening doors to the forward chain locker with dorade for ventilation and two chain pipes. Above the berth the hull is lined with varnished mahogany ceiling and there are full length storage shelves with fiddles. Below the berth, there are four drawers and two opening cupboards. Aft of the berth to starboard is a hanging locker. The forward cabin has two opening ports, one large overhead hatch, and a vent to a dorade box on deck providing ventilation and light. There are two swivel halogen chrome reading lights.
Immediately aft of the forward cabin and to port is the enclosed head which can be accessed from either the main or forward cabin through two full-height doors while preserving privacy for both the main salon and forward cabin. The head features a fresh water Vetus electric head plumbed with a y-valve to the holding tank. It is a USCG approved MSD type 3 sanitary system. Outboard of the head are two cupboard doors providing storage and access. The Formica counter has a round stainless steel sink, pressure hot and cold water faucet, and full teak fiddle. Outboard of the counter are six drawers providing storage. Below the counter are an additional four drawers and a cupboard door providing storage and access. There is an opening port and vent to a dorade box on deck providing light and ventilation. Two swivel halogen chrome lights provide ample lighting. The molded floor with shower drain has a teak grating.
Aft of the forward cabin and to starboard is a large hanging locker. Aft of the hanging
locker is a bureau with shelf and four drawers and one cupboard below. Above the bureau shelf is a vertical sliding cupboard door providing storage with a shelf. The main salon has pull out berths to port and starboard with drawers and pilot berths making up the back rest, with additional cupboards below. Above the berths are varnished mahogany ceilings. There are three opening ports and four large fixed ports providing ample light. A single OceanAir curtain on the port and starboard sides cover the two large fixed ports and one small opening port. Three swivel halogen chrome reading lights and one overhead light provide ample light to the main salon. There are cushions on all bunks and pilot berths.
Furthest aft on the port side with an L shaped configuration. The stainless steel sink is supplied with hot and cold pressure water and a manual faucet. The water supply is fed from a 75 gallon water tank, which is pressurized in the head and galley by a 12 volt pressure actuated pump. The vessel is also equipped with a stainless steel Isotemp water heater, which can be heated with a 120v AC element in the tank and by circulating hot water from the engine. There is a large top loading, fully insulated icebox equipped with refrigeration. The single burner electric stove is concealed by a Formica countertop that connects with the rest of the counter and fiddles. Below the stove are two large pull-out drawers. Outboard of the icebox is a full-length locker with sliding doors with a built in microwave located just forward. There is one swivel halogen chrome light and one overhead light.
Aft of the starboard settee and directly across from the galley is the navigation station and chart table with all electronic controls and DC/AC panels on an opening door and flip down wood electrical panel. Batteries are housed behind an access panel located under the chart table. To the outboard is a full-length locker with sliding doors and below is a Formica counter with fiddle and large locker door providing access to additional storage.
Primary: (2) Barient 28
Secondary: (2) Barient 22, (1) Barient 16
All sails made by Doyle Sailmakers
Dutchman system on main and mizzen (2012)
All canvas is Sunbrella “toast” color with leather reinforcement at stress points; all custom
frames are stainless steel
Pedestal cover (2020)
Winch pad covers (2020)
Hand rail covers (2020)
Sail covers (2020)