Vita is for sale
A 1983', 29' Bayfield Cutter. Vita is a beautiful boat with extensive modifications for bluewater cruising. You can read through her long list of changes and upgrades right here on this website. She has a been a wonderful addition to our lives over the last 6 years, but we can no longer physically handle the lifestyle. So this is an awesome deal for someone who wants to go cruising to the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas and beyond. Don't worry about getting lost, Vita knows the way.
The list of equipment is insane, but I will try to capture the more important items:
1. Both foresails are on rollers, the staysail done 2017.
2. The Main and staysail are excellent quality offshore sails with 3 reefs in the main.
3. She has a Topgun dodger and full add-a-room for extra living space.
4. Top of the line Lavac toilet, no more head issues.
5. New custom fibreglass holding tank 2017.
6. New bowsprit 2016, a common problem with Bayfields.
7. Rigging was all replaced 5 years ago.
8. Two self-tailing winches in the cockpit, and a further 8 winches for great control. Including two on the mast and one on the boom.
9. A rigid boom-vang from Garhauer.
10. Manual Lofrans windlass
a. main anchor is a 15 kg rochna with 130' of 1/4"HT chain and 100' of rode. This has never dragged, not once, and held us in 60 knots of wind. It is amazing.
11. Electronics include; Raymarine Autohelm ST4000, Standard Horizon 5" chart plotter, raymarine knot log, raymarine depth sounder, Xantrex battery monitor, Blue Sky 2000E solar controller, 2 - 85 watt Kyocera solar panels, and TV.
12. Custom build marine refrigerator and freezer. It is extremely efficient.
13. All through hulls have been replaced with proper bolted through seacocks.
14. The interior has been modified to provide comfort for two.
15. The Galley has been completely redesigned from normal to include a larger sink, taller counter, propane stove with oven. All the cabinets are made from hickory. Its just a great space to work in.
16. Complete propane system with two 10lb tanks, safety valve and sniffer.
17. The hull is epoxy barrier coated with Micron CSC antifouling. She received 3 coats of Micron CSC bottom paint this spring, and is ready for salt water. A $600.00 touch.
18. High output Balmar 80 amp alternator and regulator.
19. Custom boom made from the mast of a 28' Bayliner sailboat. Heavy duty for offshore work.
20. The bottom picture shows her very colourful DRS. A wonderful light weight sail for those less than blustery winds.
21. A brand new red canvas stack pack and lazy jacks for easy mainsail work.
22. A 14 hp Yanmar 2GM twin cylinder diesel has been very good to us, and runs great.
Really, if you want all the information, please look back through the pages on this site. There is a ton of information that will keep you reading for several days.
The price above does not include the dinghy, Life Line. She is a 8' Walker Bay with an inflatable hypalon collar, a brand new 2.5 hp Yamaha outboard, and the sailing kit. We will let her go with the boat for an additional $2000, if the purchaser really wants her. She is a great little dinghy, great on fuel, and a lot of fun in the anchorages.
Vita was sold, but the deal fell through because the buyer ran into some medical and logistical issues. However, he did complete a survey on her, which she passed with flying colors.
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 343-645-4015 for further details.
Known issues include, no VHF radio. We gave ours away to a friend as we intended to purchase and install a different one, which we never got around to. We have a handheld that we will throw in for now. The antenna, cabling, power connection for a Standard Horizon, are all there. The dinghy motor although brand new, has a crack in the plastic. The manual water pump in the head has been acting up. We were thinking about replacing it with a foot pump, but again, haven't got around to it.
Bimini Bahamas above
Staniel Cay Bahamas Below
Staniel Cay Bahamas Below