This 38 ft LOA Van de Stadt design incorporates an array of innovative concepts to produce a one-of-a-kind solidly-built aluminum passage maker, capable of crossing any ocean. This vessel was built in Australia and crossed the Pacific shortly after completion in 2008. Built with safety top-of-mind, she features six water-tight compartments. This boat feels as tight and as serviceable as a submarine below decks - but with natural light and good ventilation. I like the cockpit / pilothouse arrangement above deck. It is built to offer full protection from sun, wind, rain, or boarding seas -- and has several opening windows and hatches for air flow and ventilation. The helm station is well-equipped with navigational electronics and system monitors. Both the main and jib are furling, and 29 lines lead to the cockpit for near-total control of the sails. Very solid, but removable, 36" aluminum rails run the perimeter of the deck. This vessel is outfitted with numerous backup/failsafe systems for redundancy. For instance, charging the 1200+ amp hours of batteries is provided by solar panels, wind turbines (x2), shaft alternator, engine alternator, hydraulic alternator (x2), genset, or shore power. Two hydraulic pump units driven by the main engine provides hydraulic power throughout the boat for usual equipment – like the bow-thruster and windlasses. The hydraulics also power two 60 GPM pumps and an air compressor which are cleverly plumbed to de-water flooded compartments or to free the vessel if grounded via six keel jets. Additional information on these, and other unique systems are in the full listing. This vessel was not built to be glamorous or luxurious, either inside or out. Instead, she’s built to be tough and self-sufficient -- like a Coast Guard cutter. Exposed frames, insulation, and plywood interior decking are offset by the elegant utility of this boat, and so many of her astoundingly impressive systems (plans for finishing the interior are on file with Waterline Boats). Many features were designed and installed for marine archaeological exploration and recovery (think Mel Fisher and the $400 million Atocha find). Four anchors allow for pinpoint anchoring – and preparations have been made to the rudder to allow for a prop wash deflector to be mounted for blowing away sediments / overburden. Bottom line – if you are looking for an impressive and proven platform that can accomplish the extraordinary, then this just might be the boat for you. These boat details are subject to contract. Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered. Visit our website for the full specifications of this boat with up to 100 photos, videos and virtual reality images.