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  • Manufacturer: Alajuela
  • Price: €65,000
  • Location: Port Ginesta, Barcelona
  • Year: 1980
  • LOA: 38'0" (11.58m)
  • Beam: 11' 6'' (3.51m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.83
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 34169
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 300 Litres
  • Engine Make: Izuzu/Pisces
  • Horsepower: 40hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 250 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6
  • Top Speed: 8
  • Engine Hours Port: 4789

Broker Remarks

Silver Heels is a 38ft Double-Ended Sloop designed by William Atkin and built-in Huntington, the USA, as a cruiser. The Alajuela Yacht Corp in the United States made her design. The Alajuela 38 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fibreglass, with wood trim. It has a cutter rig, a spooned raked stem with a teak bowsprit, a canoe transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller, and a fixed long keel. The name Atkin has long been associated with the best in seaworthy boats. If you are looking for "the right boat" to build, you will be delighted with the boat design collections of William Atkin. Inherently solid, grand sea-goers and comfortable. The yacht was epoxy treated in June 2021 and stayed out of the water for two months.

The owner says ¨I had a dream to sail the world around. On a clear day, we saw Silver Heels for sale in France. The boat had arrived from California (USA) via New Zealand through the Red Sea into Med. The boat had all the experience and could easily sail around the world on its long keel. I missed the experience of long-distance sailing. The first owners were glad to sell their boat to us, who intended world cruising. Of course, dreams can change, and due to family circumstances, we did not make a world trip with our two small kids. Instead, we sailed Silver Heels to Belgium and enjoyed sailing the Channel. The Netherlands, France and England for the first ten years. My son and I made a year trip to the Canary Islands and ended up in Barcelona, where we used the boat for family sailing to the Balearics Islands. We loved Silver Heels for over 30 years, but now it is time to let her go to somebody else with a dream to sail the high seas¨.

Accommodation

Sleeping accommodations are provided for four people (no pilot berth). These include a "V"-berth in the bow cabin, plus two settee berths in the saloon. The galley is "U"-shaped and located on the starboard side at the foot of the companionway steps. It includes a top-loading icebox and a two-burner propane-fueled stove. There is a navigation station aft. A wet locker is mounted between aft engine room and navigation station aft. The cabin has a teak and holly sole and is finished in teak wood, with a planked ceiling. The head is located just aft of the bow cabin, on the starboard side. The stern lazarette provides vented storage for propane tanks. Ventilation is provided by four teak ventilators, plus an optional teak skylight.

1 forward double cabin
2 single berths in the saloon
LPG fuel cooker
2 burners
1 oven
1 grill
2 sink 
Petrol Cabin Heating
Freezer and Fridge Dual Compressor

Mechanical and Rigging

The yacht comes with 7 sails: a main sail, Genoa and staysale by Lee sails 1998 and a Storm Main, Strom staysale, Gennaker + Spinnaker with are originals. 

Winches Lewmar 2 speed 2 x 44 
                                          2 x 32
                                          3 x 30

The motor is installed under the bridge deck and cockpit floor. The motor is splayed to the port hand. The propeller, however, is in the center of the stern post. The advantage of this arrangement is easy steering when the boat is under power; no pull on the tiller as would be the case with straight center line drive. The engine is a Izuzu 40 HP 3 cylinders fresh water cooling system. Last serviced in 2019 with 4789 engine hours. Shaft drive 18" fixed 3 blade bronze propellerThe boat is fitted with an inboard diesel engine of 40 hp (30 kW) for docking and maneuvering. The fuel tank holds 250 L and the 2 fresh water tank have a capacity of 190 L each. There is a holding tank of 132 L but it is not connected. 

5 vetus/exide batteries capacity 110 x 3 year 2021, 12 volt
Mastervolt 240 Battery Charger
220 Shore Power

Electric Windlass
100 meters of chain 
80 meters of warp + chain
5 ground tackle

Inventory

Navigation Aids
Plastimo Compass 1980 x2 
Horizon Speed WS45 2000
Wind
GPS 2000 Garmin
Plotter
Echo Sounder Horizon 2000
Log Walker KDS MK III
Radar Sitex 24 miles 1980
VHF 1980
Autopilot Autohelm 4000 year 2000
Navtex 2000
Card System Radar Detector
monitor windvane

General Equipment
Tools Complete Set
Dishes and Glasses
Pot and pans
Linens and Towels
Many Engine, pluming and electrical spare parts
Gas Detector
Searchlight
Horn
Boarding Ladder
Achilles Dinghy 4 persons 2000
Outboard Yahama Malta 2000
10 Fenders
1 Manual Bilge Pump
2 Electric Bilge Pumps
3 Navigation Lights
2 Boathooks 
1 Sprayhood
1 Sun Awning
1 Clock
2 Barometer
1 Boat Alarm
Many engine Spares 
1 Radio
1 Cassette
1 CD

Safety Equipment
1 Liferaft serviced in 2000
3 Manual Fire Extinguishers to recharge
3 Life Jackets


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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers Barcelona offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.