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2004 Van Dam Cruising/Racing Sloop

Mackinaw City, Michigan


This Van Dam Custom Boat is a 1" cedar striped hull wrapped in carbon fiber inside and out. It has a wingmast rig, lifting keel and a lifting rudder and displaces 11,500 lbs. This wind machine is owned by the original owner for whom the boat was privately commissioned and is way faster than the owners J/105 & points about 20* higher. While cruising accommodations are not the focus of this performance machine it is equipped with an enclosed head, and berths to accommodate 4. With a 25HP Yanmar(120hrs.), Sail drive system &  3 blade, two speed, folding prop she is well equipped to maneuver out of the slip.

 The hull is one inch western red cedar and multiple layers of carbon-uni on both sides for balanced laminate, the deck is the same. The keel is CNC machined from Douglas fir and has multiple layers of carbon-uni with a 5,000 lb. lead bulb. The entire keel assembly is sleeved into the hull approximately thirty inches and can be easily removed. Within the boats interior is a structural trunk holding the keel, this is carbon reinforced. The rudder is the same construction as the keel and is installed in a custom bearing assembly. The rudder is raised or lowered at will, even under sail. The rudder is made to be raised out of harms way while at anchor. The rudder bearing assembly is CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum with delrin roller bearings fully captured. The bearing has been welded and heat treated and hard coat anodized for under water integrity. The carbon mast and boom shape are designed by Sponberg and fabricated by Ted VanDusen at Composite Engineering in Concord Mass. Ted specified the laminate (PHD mechanical engineering) and the mast and boom were autoclave cured using high modulus carbon. All of the boats appendages are designed for actual stresses far below the allowable working stress for a carbon fiber laminate.  The boat has a water tight bulk head forward, two water ballast tanks, and completely sealed bilge for positive flotation. Since the entire boat is essentially wood together with the water tight spaces, she maintains positive stability. Hull, deck, and mast are painted with Awlgrip Polyurethane. 


Basic Boat Info

Price: $65,000
Boat Name: Saint Barbara
Make: Van Dam
Model: Cruising/Racing Sloop
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Composite


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Waterline Length: 35 ft
Beam: 10 ft
Max Draft: 7'10 ft
Displacement: 11,500 lb
Ballast: 5,000 lb
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 25
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 25hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 120
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Boyne Yacht Sales


Boyne Yacht Sales
974 E Division Street
Boyne City, Michigan, US, 49712

Equipment and Features
  • Engine - Yanmar  25hp sail drive   approx 120 hours
  • Fuel Tank - 25 gallons
  • Propeller - Three blade folding, two speed
  • Head - 25 gallons
  • Instruments - Ockum
  • Auto Pilot - Simrad, full hydraulic custom engineered
  • Compass - Two on deck 
  • Swim Ladder - 6061-T6 aluminum black anodized, custom engineered
  • Life Lines - 28 inch ORC, structural stanchions
  • Deck Hardware - Harken Air
  • Winches - Ten, Lewmar
  • Vang - Full hydraulic
  • Mast rotation -  Hydraulic
  • Cunningham - Hydraulic
  • Water Ballast - Two tanks 1,600 lbs. each  hydraulic stainless pump
  • Main Sail - Carbon with full battens
  • JIb - Carbon on self tacking boom and furler
  • Jib boom - Aluminum
  • Mast - Full carbon
  • Rudder - Carbon
  • Hatches -  Lewmar Ocean
  • House battery - Group 31
  • Starter battery
  • Battery charger
  • Fire suppression - Automatic
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Jeremy Pearson 231 459 1032

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