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2013 Custom Built Sutton/Schreiber Schooner

$249,000 USD

  • $249,000 USD
  • Rich Gopfert
  • Active
  • Used
  • Schooner
  • 2013
  • Custom Built Sutton/Schreiber
  • Schooner
  • Stuart, Florida, US
  • Sail
  • 46ft / 14.02 m
  • 13ft 5in / 4.09 m
  • Westerbeke
  • 6-346
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Steel
  • 2016-07-28
  • 2016-09-21
  • 2287226

This extraordinary custom steel schooner originated from a George Sutton design which her owner modified from an aft to a center cockpit arrangement.  She is titled and listed as a 46’ yacht which is her LOD.  With her 10’ bow sprit she measures 56’ LOA.  Her LWL is 42’, and her air draft (bridge clearance) is 56’.

Her hull and deck were built by Dennis Schreiber, a highly regarded builder of steel vessels in St. Augustine, Florida.  His process of rolling the hull plating produced a fair hull with rounded bilges devoid of multiple hard chines. 

The owner, a master mariner and accomplished carpenter, proceeded fitting and finishing the yacht to the highest standards.  Six different woods were used to create the exquisite interior joiner work - teak, maple, mahogany, ash, juniper, and cedar.  Where additional expertise was needed, other shipwrights were contracted.  All wiring was done to ABYC code by an ABYC certified electrician.  Mack Sails provided the sails and rigging.  Only the best equipment was sourced, including Technicold, Force 10, Ocean Breeze, Jabsco, Raymarine, Mack Sails, U.S. Spars, Profurl, Andersen, Lewmar, ABI, Ideal, Edson, Hynautic, Martek, and more.

The yacht is being sold complete with a 2014 AB 11’ RIB and Yamaha 20 HP four stroke outboard, all cookware, tableware, glassware, maintenance material, spare parts, manuals, and blueprints.

Vessel Walkthrough

  • Double drop leaf dining table with bottle storage
  • “L” shaped settee with storage under
  • Two Flexsteel reclining swiveling easy chairs
  • Samsung 31-inch HDTV
  • Dish model VIP211Z satellite TV receiver
  • Bose DVD/CD/AM/FM stereo system
  • Bose stereo speakers with sub-woofer
  • Throw rug
  • Digital control for climate control system
  • Lift-top chart desk
  • Storage cabinet for CD’s/DVD’s
  • Four ABI stainless opening portlights
  • Two Lewmar opening hatches with screens & sunshades
  • Ten LED recessed ceiling lights
  • Red night light
  • Throw pillows

Forward Head

  • Jabsco electric fresh water flush toilet
  • Sealand 50 gallon holding tank with macerator and “y” valve
  • Corian counter top with molded-in sink
  • Delta sink faucet
  • Delta shower faucet
  • ABI stainless opening portlight

Forward Cabin

  • Privacy door from salon
  • Double bed measures 50” x 80”
  • Custom memory foam mattress
  • 4 drawer storage under bed
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Two ABI stainless opening portlights
  • Lewmar opening hatch with screen and sunshade
  • Two overhead LED lights
  • Two air-conditioning outlets
  • Access to anchor chain & rope lockers

Aft Cabin

  • Privacy door from galley
  • Near-king sized bed measures 70” x 80”
  • Custom gel memory cell mattress
  • Four drawer storage under bed
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Nightstand cabinet with 4 drawers
  • Corian counter with stainless sink
  • Delta sink faucet
  • Double sliding door mirrored locker
  • Shower stall with pebbled glass door
  • Delta shower faucet
  • Pull out laundry hamper
  • Two air-conditioning outlets
  • Eight storage lockers at head and foot of bed
  • Six ABI stainless opening portlights
  • Three Lewmar opening hatches with screens and sunshades
  • Ten LED ceiling lights


  • Force 10 gimbaled propane 3 burner stove with oven & broiler
  • Oster 700W built-in microwave oven
  • Rich Beers Technicold© refrigeration system with dual ½ HP compressors
  • Dual coil holding plates
  • Heavily insulated separate freezer and fridge cabinets
  • Top access lid to the freezer cabinet
  • Top and door access to the fridge cabinet
  • Stainless sink with faucet, sprayer, soap dispenser
  • Stainless dish rack
  • Two opening ABI stainless portlights
  • Corian countertops with fiddles and backsplash
  • Tableware locker with custom dish storage racks
  • Cookware storage locker
  • Large pantry locker
  • Pull-out waste basket drawer
  • Numerous upper and lower storage lockers
  • Two air-conditioning outlets
  • Seven overhead LED lights
  • Under cabinet and floor LED night lighting
  • Paper towel holder


Deck Hardware

  • Ideal electric dual capstan anchor windlass
  • 45Lb. CQR anchor
  • 22Kg. Bruce anchor
  • 60Lb. Manson storm anchor
  • 200’ 3/8” HT chain rode
  • 250’ 3/4” braid rode
  • Martek dingy davits
  • Hardtop dodger with Strata-glass windows
  • Red & white LED lighting
  • Bimini with connector panel to dodger
  • Extender panel from bimini to backstay
  • Edson helm binnacle with single lever engine control
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system
  • Emergency steering tiller
  • Two dorade cabin-top vents
  • Aft deck dunnage box

Electronics & Navigation

  • Raytheon C90W multifunction GPS/Radar/Sonar
  • Raytheon ST60+ speed/depth
  • Raytheon ST60+ wind
  • Raytheon ST6002 autopilot
  • Standard Horizon GX5000S VHF radio
  • Remote VHF mic in cockpit
  • Uniden MH5125 hand-held VHF radio
  • Ritchie magnetic compass

Sails & Rigging

  • US Spars anodized aluminum spars
  • Single spreader fore mast
  • Double spreader main mast
  • Roller furling working jib
  • Roller furling fore staysail
  • Roller furling mane staysail
  • Roller furling mainsail
  • All four sails by Mack Sails of Stuart, FL
  • Profurl roller-furling systems for three forward sails
  • Profurl electric in-boom furling system for mainsail
  • LED anchor and steaming lights
  • Harken electric mainsail halyard winch
  • All other winches are Andersen two-speed stainless self-tailing
  • Stainless wire standing rigging with Sta-Lok terminals
  • Braided cordage for all running rigging


  • Phasor 8.5Kw diesel generator new 2014
  • Hour meter reads 97.7 hours * (see disclaimer)
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Separate generator starting battery
  • Maxum 3Kw inverter w/140-amp battery charger
  • 50 Amp shore power
  • 630 Amp Odyssey house battery bank
  • Galvanic isolation transformer
  • Zinc monitor
  • Paneltronics 12 VDC & 120 VAC circuit breaker panels

Engine & Mechanical

The Westerbeke engine is a “take-out” that was sourced from an engine shop that had replaced it with a larger engine in another boat.  That shop told the owner that it had 600 hours when removed.  It was independently inspected and tested before accepting and installing it.

  • Westerbeke 115 HP 6 cylinder FWC engine
  • Engine hours estimated at 700 * (see disclaimer)
  • Separate engine starting battery
  • Borg Warner 1.88/1 transmission
  • Morse single lever control
  • 1.5” stainless shaft
  • Shaft saver flexible coupling
  • 3 blade 20x17 fixed propeller
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauge
  • Sea chest stand pipe with removable clear inspection/clean-out plate
  • Fuel tanks fitted with large inspection plates, sight glasses, and low point drains
  • Parker fuel hoses
  • Reverso fuel transfer manifold
  • Kidd Halotron engine room fire suppressant system
  • Engine room access doors both port and starboard
  • Work bench with vice and tool storage
  • 12 volt and 110-volt lighting
  • Air conditioning outlet
  • Diamond plate flooring
  • Overhead access hatch for machinery removal


Additional Equipment & Features

  • 11’ AB rigid inflatable dingy
  • Yamaha 20HP 4 stroke outboard
  • Splendide combo washer/drier laundry machine
  • Sunbrella cover for helm binnacle
  • Sunbrella covers for deck winches
  • Cockpit seat cushions
  • Dish satellite TV antenna
  • USCG safety equipment
  • 10-gallon electric water heater plumbed for engine heating
  • Ship’s clock & bell
  • Horseshoe buoy
  • MOB pole & strobe light
  • Folding swim ladder
  • Two stern rail mounted rod holders
  • Big Green Egg smoker/grill

Brokers Comments

From first stepping aboard and taking in the impressive rigging, to admiring the multi-wood interior joiner work, to probing the bilges, the one word I kept exclaiming was “wow”!  Although the entire build took several years, this yacht looks new.  Indeed, most of her major systems and equipment are only a few years old, and she was launched only two years ago. 

As the owner detailed the building process, his obsession with having every detail done right became apparent.  The very first step was having the raw hull & deck structure, inside and out, sand blasted by a contracted specialist.  The owner then hand painted the entire interior with Hempel 2-part epoxy primer.  The bilges below the water line were then coated with Sterling white epoxy.  Above the water line, self-extinguishing foam insulation was sprayed on all surfaces.  The foam was then hand-cut to a uniform thickness, and then covered with Juniper wood paneling.

The exterior hull was coated with Hempel 2-part epoxy primer, and then faired several times with Awlfair 545.  The final top coat of Awlgrip “Majestic Blue” was sprayed by a specialist.  The decks and house were also primed with Hempel, all welds and seams were faired, and then painted with four coats of Sterling white epoxy.

The finished yacht stands tall with her impressive rig, bow sprit, and gleaming midnight blue hull with tan cove stripe and matching tan canvas work.  Her rich all wood interior is warm (and cool) and comfortable, and looks brand new.  However, there are some tight places where headroom is shy of 6’ and girth clearance is less than 2’.

Due to a personal medical condition which prevents further use, the yacht is sadly but seriously offered for sale at this extremely attractive and competitive price.

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994