It is commonly recognized that when sailors reach a certain “maturity,” they often migrate to a “sailor’s powerboat” such as a really fine quality trawler. MAEVA represents an opportunity to have the advantages of a trawler AND a sailboat. Her all weather, comfortable pilothouse, massive displacement and large twin diesels allow her to operate as an efficient, maneuverable trawler (cruising speed 8.5 Knots) while her ample, well set up and efficient rig allow her to be very viable under sail. In fact, due to her hull and keel configuration, displacement, and sail plan, she should have a much more comfortable motion than her trawler counterpart – especially in beam seas.
MAEVA was impeccably built of cold-molded wood/epoxy construction by Covey Island Boatworks in 1997, had substantial systems and mechanical upgrade in 2018, and has an excellent 2019 survey. MAEVA is extremely well appointed with modern conveniences, safety, and sail-handling equipment to insure safe and easy operation by a couple.
Down below MEAVA’s glowing brightwork is balanced by just the right proportion of satin finished white paint and custom upholstery, to create a wonderful ambiance that is warm, inviting, light and cozy at the same time.
Whether heading off for extended ocean voyaging, coastal cruising, or a full-time live-aboard situation, she is ready and able to take you there in safety and comfort. MAEVA represents the opportunity of a lifetime to own one of L. Francis Hereshoff’s classics. Featured in “Sensible Cruising Designs” she was certainly one of his personal favorites.
MAEVA is in transit from Long Island sound to Maine, where she will be spending her fall and winter months. Please call or email today for a copy of the complete survey or to schedule a viewing.
48’ Motorsailor MAEVA
BUILDER: Covey Island Boatworks 1997
DESIGNER: L. Francis Herreshoff “WALRUS” 1928
-LWL: 43’ 8”
-Beam: 13’ 10”
-Displacement: 37,856 lbs.
-1 ¾” strip planking over 2” laminated Douglass fir frames.
-Sheathed in 3 layers biaxial E-glass/epoxy
-Keel, clamps, and stringers Laminated Douglass fir.
-Deck: 2 layers E-glass/epoxy over ¾” plywood and laminated spruce beams
-House: E-glass/epoxy over plywood
-All fasteners bronze or stainless
-2x Perkins 4-236 Diesels
-Hours: Approx. 3400
-Fresh Water: 344 gal.
-Fuel: 400 gal.
-Holding: 92 gal.
-Furuno F1-50 Wind Speed & Direction
-Furuno Chart Plotter, Nav Net 30 Multi
-Raymarine ST7002 Autopilot
-Icom ICM 59 VHF/AIS
-Pilot House with helm station
-Forward master cabin with double bunk and ensuite head
-Aft cabin with twin bed, ensuite head, and private deck access
-Custom LED (low/high/red) interior lights by Alpen Glow
-Titanium LED reading lights in aft cabin and master cabin
-Sorenson oil lamps, master cabin and saloon
-24 opening ports/ hatches with screens
-New memory foam mattresses with custom upholstery in both cabins.
-Massive amounts of storage throughout vessel
-Force 10 propane stove with xintex/fireboy detector
-Seagull fresh water filter
-Custom stainless and bamboo counters/ backsplash
-Custom inlaid teak and mahogany dining table (Removable for extra bunk)
RIGGING / DECK:
-Sails by Carol Hasse Sailmakers in Port Townsend,WA
-Main and Mizzen fully battened, loose footed
-Neil Pryde Reacher
-Shaefer, 3100 furler, 2017
-Custom titanium Dorades with varnished mahogany boxes
-3 Lewmar forty 2-speed self-tailing winches
-Two Solara solar panels, top of pilothouse, 80 amp hours max each
-Aft Deck, two Lewmar 58’s for jib sheets
-Two Lewmar 44’s for Mainsheet
-Lewmar 40 on Mizzen
-Custom aft sitting area mahogany and bronze, padded backrest
-Aft steering station with teak pedestal and custom bronze Lunenbourg wheel
-Massive aft storage locker/ lazarette with propane storage
-Custom covers for toe rails, dorade boxes, hatches, steering station
-Full winter cover
-Dometic ECD16K Air conditioning (2 units)
-Propane barbeque, rail mounted
-14x 1” Sampsom braid dock lines and 10 fenders
-Mahogany boat hook,
-Small folding table for aft deck
-Lifesling, 8 lifejackets,
-Resqlink GPS Beacon, Garmin 78C hand held GPS
-Compliment of spare parts