Some deferred maintenance ** Lightly used since 2014 ** On the hard since 2018 ** Requires some recommissioning **
Updated sail inventory
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A rugged, moderate displacement cruiser, the well known Wauquiez Pretorien is among the most respected designs in her class. Pretoriens have proven themselves on the oceans of the world. ALCHEMY, with her fastidious maintenance and amazing list of recent upgrades, must be regarded as one of the finest Pretoriens afloat. The previous owner runs the service dept at one of the top boatyards in Annapolis
Many cruising sailors in the market for a "pedigreed" yacht such as Halberg Rassey, Pacific Seacraft, Swan, Tartan, Bristol, and Sabre, also have Wauquiez on their "short list."
contact:Rod Rowan, CPYB
PHONE: 410-269-0939 or 703-593-7531 (daytime only please)
Beautiful teak bulkheads and cabinetry, teak and holly sole, fiberglass headliner throughout; brass door handles; custom, cedar lined hanging lockers, generous storage throughout; 6' 2" headroom; Webasto 3500 forced-air diesel cabin heater (2011)
V-BERTH features large double berth with filler cushion covered in ultra leather (2011), storage beneath berth, shelves outboard both sides and forward, overhead opening hatch, hanging locker, magazine rack, 12 light and fans all LED or CCF, including red LED lighting in galley, nav station, head and salon.
HEAD is forward to starboard. Features Jabsco marine head with holding tank, sink with hot and cold pressure water, storage, medicine cabinet, hand held shower head with sump, new pump assembly for head 2011.
MAIN CABIN features straight settee to port, storage and shelves outboard - both sides. Double drop leaf table on centerline (rebuilt with new wood 2013) with large wrap around settee, ample storage beneath seats, overhead opening hatch.
NAV STATION is at the base of the companionway to port. Features curved seat, large chart table with storage beneath, electronics panels and storage outboard.
GALLEY is at the base of the companionway and to starboard. Offshore safe, wraparound style layout - features tile countertops, deep top-loading icebox with 12v refrigerator/freezer - additional 1" insulation and removable tray system, Force 10 gimbaled propane 2 burner stove and oven, two round stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water (2013), ample storage and drawers. Custom opening portlight in galley (2013). Drinking water filter. **Spectra Watermaker - 6 gallons/hour (2007) (rebuilt w/ new membrane in 2011) w/ Clarke pump
AFT CABIN features large double berth, opening ports, changing seat, hanging locker, privacy door.
Large anchor locker; dual anchor rollers
Maxwell 800 windlass with capstan and 5/16 chain gypsy,
44 lb Rocna Anchor (2010) w/ 150 ft of 5/16 HT chain, 100 ft 5/8 rode 33 lb bruce w/ 50ft of 5/16 chain and 100 ft of 5/8 rode
Plastimo man overboard retrieval
Viking DK4+ commercial grade USCG Liferaft (2006, first certified in 2011) -in deck cradle (2011) w/ hydro release
Stainless steel bow pulpit, stanchions, pushpit and double lifelines with side gates
Sailomat Self Steering Wind Vane
Outboard engine lift
Dodger, bimini and connector (2010) in Cadet Grey Sunbrella, Tenara stitching
Teak cockpit grate and seating (replaced 2013)
SAILS and RIGGING
Double spreader masthead aluminum mast - keel stepped
Spartite mast painters (2013)
North/Harken Headsail roller furling
Lewmar 2 speed self-tailing primary and secondary winches
Omar/Hydranet 135% furling headsail (2013)
Omar/Hydranet full-batten mainsail (2013)
Spinnaker w/ATN tacker
Spare mainsail -and 130% furling headsail
Some spare standing rigging
NEMA 2000 network
Maretron WS 100 Ultrasonic wind instrument with barometric pressure (2013)
Maretron DST800 Depth speed and water temp transducer (2010)
Maretron USB gateway (for connecting computer to N2K network for updates, testing and instrument/gps to computer software) (2010)
Simrad IS20 Graphic Display (2011)
Garmin GMI10 Color Display (2010)
Furuno GPS GP33 with Navman repeater in cockpit
Lowrance LVR800 VHF transceiver (2010)
Airmar 2183 3-axis gyro compass (2011)
Navman Depth (off network, as backup)
Simrad AC12 Autopilot, Octopus linear Drive (2011) **Steers well on all points of sail, including upwind and challenging downwind surfing conditions --interfaced w/ masthead anemometer
Silentwind wind generator -on transom pole w/ programmable controller (2013)
PRIOR OWNER'S COMMENTS
The Pretorien 35 is a go-anywhere performance cruiser -built in France by legendary boat builder Henri Wauquiez. The Wauquiez company is known for producing some of the strongest and most capable offshore yachts ever built; that look as great as they sail. ALCHEMY’s medium-displacement solid FRP hull achieves high strength through a massive internal stringer system and a uniquely strong bulkhead-to-hull/deck fiberglass joint. The very high-aspect ratio sailplan drives this boat easily in light winds; while the very high ballast-to-displacement ratio of 46% (lead ballast located at the bottom of a deep sump) generates a very high righting moment, allowing her to comfortably power upwind in 40+ knots of true breeze (with sails appropriately reefed). The deep full-skeg rudder assures maximum control and security.
Multiple circumnavigator and BOC competitor Hal Roth chose the Pretorien as his cruising boat for his third time around -and was quite happy with his choice for comfort and functionality. The design has drawn rave reviews from many other authorities -including Practical Sailor and Cruising World. There is not a more capable, good looking, performance cruiser in this price range. Don't miss the opportunity to own a true quality performance cruiser.
Fixed keel (cast lead, bolted on)
Bottom paint ('13); Epoxy barrier coat
Longitudinal and athwartship stringers -for additional hull strength and rigidity.
Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.