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1976 DownEast

$29,995 USD

  • $29,995 USD
  • Mike Conley
  • Active
  • Used
  • Sloop Sailboats
  • 1976
  • DownEast
  • Naples, Florida, US
  • Sail
  • 32ft / 9.75 m
  • Yarmar
  • 3gn30
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-05-20
  • 2016-10-27
  • 2268748

Time to Move it  - Owner is looking for an offer!


Solid, Stylish, Safe and Self Sufficient!


Honu Kia, This 1976 classic style Downeast 32 cutter with a full keel has been equipped for the true live aboard. Designed to provide comfort, reliability and the ability to  leave the dock behind for months.


  • Upgraded Sails - 2013
  • Stripped and re- gel coated 2007
  • Bottom painted 2013
  • New closed cell cockpit cushions
  • New hot water tank 2015
  • Sunbrella skirting around the cockpit with mesh bags 2015


Broker's note:

 Honu Kia is a classic; the boats lines are impressive. The owners of this Downeast 32 has spent years living aboard off the coast of Panama. The boat is designed to be sailed. All electrical and plumbing systems provides what is needed to live independently of land. The cockpit is spacious and with the new cockpit cushions, Sunbrella bimini and skirting and custom wood enclosed instrument panel on the binnacle  delivers a classic, relaxing and safe for both piloting the boat and entertaining guest. If you have the desire to move aboard, sail the oceans and explore new places at a reasonable price - take a look at Honu Kia


As you enter the companionway and head down the hinged staircase; which provides very easy access to the engine compartment, yo have entered the main cabin of these 32.

To your right is the chart table with a single quarter berth located behind it.On your left is the galley with its Corian counter-tops, deep freeze freezer, large refrigerator and a propane oven with 3 burners and a 12" deep single stainless steel sink.

Looking forward there are two single berth lounges. A fold-up table is secured to the bulkhead. Before entry the forward stateroom you encounter a large hanging/storage closet on the starboard side. 

The entrance for the head is in the stateroom. The head compartment size is comparable to boats larger.


Sails & Rigging

  • Mast and spreaders painted and serviced in 2011
  • Stays and Shroulds 2001
  • Topping lift 2001
  • Life Lines 2007
  • Main and headsails halyards have replaced and upgraded


  • Furling Mainsail - upgrade 2013
  • Furling Jib - Upgraded 2013
  • Furling Staysail - Upgraded 2013


Solar Panels:

  • 50 Watts
  • 135 Watt
  • Sun Saver - with regulator,remote and monitor

Generator: 1900 Watts

Battery Charge: ProSport 20 - 3 banks

Batteries: 2 -12V



Depth Sounder: Horizon 1998

Speedometer: Horizon 1998


Autopilot: Simrad 2005 - WP30 Wheel Pilot

VHF: West Marine


New since 2013

  • Dingy and Suzuki Engine
  • Custom Cockpit Cushions
  • Upgraded Sails
  • Bimini
  • Cockpit Screens - Sun shade screens



The boat has been sailed through out  Central America and now resides in Naples Florida. It has provided a home for many years to the current owners and can deliver the same comfort, securing and freedom to you.  



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 Edwards Yacht Sales

510 Brookside Drive
Clearwater, Florida, 33764