Ericson Independence 31 - Sea Livin - $59,000

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Ericson Independence 31 - Sea Livin - $59,000

'Sealivin' is an Independence 31 designed by Bruce King and built by Ericson Yachts and now listed exclusively for sale with YOTI on Sydney Harbour.

Renowned for the superior craftsmanship and for building solid and lasting yachts, the Ericson Independence 31 has the traditional looks of a classic timber yacht with the conventionality of a modern GRP hull and lead ballast keel.

Launched in California in 1981, Sealivin is hull #71 of 73 and the last built by Ericson Yachts. She has been hand laminated with moulded plank scoring for a classic style with detailed trail board, teak toe rails and trim, winch islands and bronze detailing throughout -all in excellent order and a rare find in a modern yacht. Her teak bowsprit with bronze double bow rollers offers the option of fitting an inner forestay for the traditional cutter rig.

'Sealivin' has been lovingly cared for by past owners having been shipped here from the US. Her standing rigging has been replaced and her Universal 20hp was completely re-built in 2006. Her batteries were replaced recently and are kept topped up by a small push pit mounted solar panel. She was slipped, polished and anti-fouled in June and her sails have just been serviced with Hood.
Her luxurious teak interior with beige upholstery is warm and welcoming and offers comfortable quarters for dining and sleeping with an enclosed V-Berth forward, enclosed head and dinette double and single berths in the saloon.

Her U-shaped galley provides excellent storage options in beautifully finished timber lockers, top opening ice box, single s/s sink and 3-burner gas stove with oven and grill. She is also equipped with a large cockpit table and brand new Magma BBQ and a new TV/DVD (never used).

This yacht is beautifully balanced under sail with long keel and bowsprit with furling genoa (with optional cutter rig). She has been designed to handle adverse weather and rough sea conditions. Her large protected cockpit with cabin top halo will keep you safe and dry at sea.

She would be well suited to someone seeking a sturdy, sailing yacht capable of living on board for extended coastal or offshore cruising - and someone with an eye for beauty and a taste for traditional yachts and old-world style.

This stunning eye catching little yacht is available for inspection on Sydney Harbour. For more information on her inventory and to view, please contact Sonia Robinson.


Designer : Bruce King
Builder : Ericson Yachts USA
Water (Potable) Capacity (L) : 170 l
Hull Construction Material : GRP (encapsulated lead ballast). Hull #71.
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : GRP and teak fittings (balsa core).
Length (feet) : 30' 9"
Length (m) : 9.38 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.14 m
Draft (m) : 1.50 m
Keel/Ballast : Cutaway Moulded GRP Full Keel integral with hull.
Displacement : 5170kg
Engine Room : Engine behind companionway stairs.
Number of Batteries : 3 x fitted in cockpit locker - NEW.
Accomodation Notes : Enclosed Owners Cabin - forward. Navigation Station to stbd with settee forward. Teak interior. Two teak dec. K hatches, 1 moulded sliding companionway hatch, 6 opening portlights fitted to cabin house. Interior woodwork is meticulously crafted. A lot of well appointed internal storage. Brass clock and barometer. New upholstery in V-Berth. Headroom 6'3".
Number of Berths : 5 - V-berth dbl fwd, single settee to port (saloon), dinette dbl to stbd.
Number of Toilets : Enclosed head with manual marine toilet - NEW 2017.
Galley Notes : U-Shaped Galley to port.
Stove : Smev 3-burner gas stove with oven and grill, gimballed with electric ignition.
Refrigeration : Ice box (with manual foot pump to drain ice box into sink).
Number of Sinks : Deep s/s sink with salt and fresh water taps. Foot pump.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : AM/FM Radio CD Player with Pioneer All weather speakers (interior and cockpit). TV/DVD (NEW never used) with remote.
Anchor / Winch : 33 mtrs x 8mm short link chain (NEW in 2014) with S/S swivel NEW 2014. Manual windlass. 10kg Bruce anchor, 7.5kg CQR, 1 x Danforth.
Bilge Pump : 1 x electric, 1 x manual.
Deck Gear : 2 x Barient 19 primary self-tailing winches, 1 x Barient 10 self-tailing winch, 1 x Barient 19 self-tailing winch, 2 x Barlow 16 mast winches.
Mast/Rigging : Masthead Sloop/Cutter. Aluminium mast & boom. Stainless Steel rigging. NEW Bowsprit - made by Northside Shipwrights. Rigging tensioned and split pins replaced 2016. Original mast, forestay, shrouds and lifelines replaced Nov 2009. Bobstay replaced 2014.
Sail Inventory : Main. 3 x Genoas. Symmetrical spinnaker in sock with pole. Hood Seafurl 2. Main and furling jib just cleaned and serviced by Hood.
Electrics : 20W solar panel mounted in pushpit. 110 shore power connections. Dome lighting on cabin tops throughout 12V. Nav lights.
Electronics Navigation : Garmin 176C. Raytheon ST Tridata Sounder/Log and Wind. AP Raytheon ST4000. Danforth Constellation binnacle compass.
Dinghy : Mercury 4 person Inflatable with oars - 6 mths old.
Covers : Boom Tent, New Hatch Covers, Helm and Winch covers.
Safety Gear : 2 x dry powder extinguishers (need checking).
Radio : Icom IC M502 VHF.
Remarks : Magma S/S BBQ - NEW. Bronze Mounted Winch Islands. Bronze through hull fittings. 6 x Bronze "Perko" opening port lights with fly screens. Three cockpit lockers with a winch cuddy to starboard. Cockpit scuppers. Teak cockpit grate.
Vessel Name : Sea Livin
Anti-foul : Slipped, anti-fouled and polished June 2017.

Engine 1

Engine Make : Universal M3--20B
Engine Hours : 450
Horse Power : 20
Fuel Type : Diesel
Drive Type : Inboard / Shaftdrive
Steering : Wheel Steering with leather trim.
Fuel Capacity : 133
Service History : Re-engined 2006, Hurth Gearbox, Bronze Skeg.
Propeller : 2-blade fixed bronze propeller.