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1985 62 (ft.) Custom Steel Schooner

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General Information

Listing# 96860

Panama City, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Tom Colvin
Steel Schooner
62 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines
Engine Hours

General Details

Custom Steel Gaff Rigged Schooner 62’ LOA, 50’ LOD, 5’ draft, designed by Covin as his Pipistrelle 50 design, built by Island Star Marine in MS of steel plate flame sprayed with aluminum, anti-corrosive epoxy (inside and outside of hull) and then polyurethane paint for protection. "Interlude"  is a real head-turner with her clipper bow, long bow sprit with chain bob & whisker stays and wine glass stern built to extremely high standards. She had new bottom paint and new Awlgrip on hull in June 2011, mast painted May 2012 and recent survey rates her "Bristol". Seller is airline mechanic and she is maintained to that standard. You will not find another steel yacht in this condition.

"Interlude" would make a striking 6-pack charter boat. 

She features 2 staterooms with beautiful woodwork throughout, Very low hr engine and genset. She is owned by a retired airline mechanic and it shows.

Call or e-mail for recent survey. She is a 10.


Ballast: 6,000 Displacement: 33,464
Total Power: 43
Interlude’s interior is handcrafted of contrasting woods-cypress for the hull, ceiling, and bulkheads, Honduras mahogany for the joinery and ash for the sole (all beautifully varnished). Starting forward is the guest stateroom with 2 single berths and lots of storage. Next to port is the separate shower w/ tub and head, to stbd is L shaped galley with pass through to salon. Next aft is the salon with settee to stbd, followed by storage cabinet. To port is the circular dinette followed by a very large nav station, again with lots of storage. Aft of the salon is the walk-in engine room allowing easy access to all systems. And finely we reach the master stateroom with 2 large berths equipped with lee-cloths. The master stateroom can be accessed through engine room walk-through or from her cockpit.
2-burner Kenyon Electric range Adler/Barbour Cold Machine frig/freezer Norcold Frig and Freezer AC/DC Double SS sink with pressure and manual faucets New Seaward S700 Stainless water heater
Robertson 200DL hydraulic autopilot Standard Horizon depth sounder Standard Horizon apparent wind/wind speed (new 02) Furuno 1721-2 24km radar (2010) ICOM IC-M80 VHF ICOM m45 VHF (2010) Garmin MAP 2010 GPS Garmin 152 GPS 406 IPIRB (New battery 6/05) LiMac Security System (infrared)
Northern Lights 8kw genset, fresh water-cooled- only 203 hrs. 110 volt AC via 2-30 amp shore power cords 35 amp, 3-bank Professional Mariner Battery Charger 2- AM/FM Stereo's Custom designed DC distribution Panel at Nav station All wiring labeled and color-coded 5- 12 volt batteries (new 02) 10- 12 volt Guest fans Cruisair portable air conditioner in forward stateroom Home air conditioner in owners stateroom
You will not find a cleaner, more organized engine room. Everything is proper and labeled. Recent surveyor states "Vessel appears in "Bristol" condition". Very efficient cruising, recently motoring 36-hrs using 23 gal of diesel. At 2,000 RPM at 5 kts in 3-4' seas, she sips just 1/2 GPH giving her tremendous range. Single 43 HP Lugger by Alaska Diesel, fresh water-cooled- only 840 hrs. Fuel filter manifold/by-pass system on forward engine room bulkhead 3 blade 19" Prop Shaft is 1.5” Stainless Steel Dripless shaft log Lots of spares
Sails and Rigging
Her custom aluminum spars were custom built by Johnson Sails of St. Petersburg (all with internal halyards, reefing lines, outhauls, topping lifts), Harkens 3” Big Boat Blocks and several other items were especially made for Interlude. Sails were built by Schurr of Pensacola, a racing sail maker who happened to be experienced with gaff rigs. They incorporate moderate roach supported by battens for draft control. She is an “American Schooner” rig with jib, staysail, gaff-rigged foresail and marconi rigged main (seller has boom if buyer wants to convert back to gaff rig ). Ratios, etc: Mast height- 47’ Disp/Length- 242 SA- 1,100sq. ft. SA/Disp- 16.9 Last complete rig inspection was 7-years ago when entire rig was dissemabled and masts/boom painted. Masts/boom repainted May 2012.
Hull and Deck
Technical hull info from survey: The hull of this vessel is constructed of 3/16” welded mild steel plate and framed with ¼’ mild steel frames on 30” centers. The decks ar3 3/16" welded mild steel with the same type of steel framing. Longitudinal 1/4'” X 2” flat bars welded to the transverse framing with the ¼” edge against the plating and spaced approximately 12’ apart help form the hull and prevent set-ins and warping of the plate material. The inside and outside of the hull was sand blasted to white metal and flame sprayed with molten aluminum and the primer and finish coats applied over the aluminum sealing the mild steel from the atmosphere and preventing the wasting of the mild steel. The hull has a sailboat stem, a slightly rounded transom, and a full keel. Strengthening is provided by a mild steel keel and stem plus six welded mild steel bulkheads. The deck construction, the attachment of the decks to the hull plus the deck clamp, chine, and sole framing helps strengthen the hull. There was no evidence of hull flex, set-ins, or bulkhead movement where these parts could be inspected. The lack of wasting ferrous material of this vessel is due to the proper cleaning and proper application of the flame spraying process of the hull when it was new and the proper care applied by a devoted owner. The exterior of the hull is cosmetically excellent. I consider this hull bottom to be structurally sound and in excellent cosmetic condition. New Awlgrip hull June 2011 New bottom paint June 2011 Full keel- Epoxy encapsulated lead in keel section Bimini/dodger (New 11/04) Sail covers (New 11/04) Manual Anchor Windlass 65 lb. CQR w/ 600’ ½” chain 55 lb. Danforth w/ 250’ ¾” nylon rode 20 lb. Danforth stern anchor Fire Boy engine room fire control system (inspected 2000) 12 Offshore life vest 6-man Off Shore life raft (new 96) Boatex 800 (8’3”) hard dinghy w/ oars and cover
Survey comments
Condition comments from June 2011 survey: Subject Vessel appears in "Bristol" condition for a vessel 26 years old and this type. The owner takes great pride in maintaining Subject Vessel and it shows. He has just completed a new anti-fouling bottom paint job and repainted Subject Vessel topside above the waterline with Awlgrip-type paint so that boat appears "like new". Vessel was out of the water for nearly one month undergoing up-dates and routine maintenance which has off-set the amount of normal depreciation on the Present Market Value. The June 2011 survey is available to serious buyers.
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 many 100s of pictures, information, or copy of recent survey, call or e-mail Listing Broker AL POLLAK   (727) 492-7340 or e-mail-