Secret Water is FOR SALE!
It's with bittersweet hearts we post that our beloved Secret Water is for sale. Our time aboard her has been without a doubt, the best time in our family's lives. But things have changed for us. Covid brought us state-side and as it turns out, we are one of the lucky one's who's work is growing despite the pandemic. And because of that, we can no longer live aboard and work at the same time.
We've been asked, "Why not keep Secret Water?" The answer to that is, she's a big boat, and deserves to be with a family that will give more time to her than we have. Having her on the hard is 'hard' for us! She needs better than that, even if that means giving her up.
ASKING PRICE $145k
Please contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat with him about your interest in Secret Water.
(Interior photos will start at the v-berth and move aft to the stern.
Scroll past the photos to see boat specs.)
V-berth - sleeps two
Side Berth (Port Side) - Sleeps 2
Head #1 (Starboard Side)
Lower Helm & Nav Station
Master Berth & Head - Sleeps 2
Isla San Franciso May 2020
1979 Maple Leaf 54’ Pilothouse
Center Cockpit with lower helm pilothouse
LOA …………… 54 ft
BEAM ……….. 14 ft 11 in
DRAFT ………. 8 ft
TANKAGE: Fuel .. 400 gal.
Water ..400 gal
Engine … ……..Ford Lehman 120 HP 6 cylinder
Generator …. Kubota DC Generator rebuilt 2020
3 cabins – (1) cabin with queen berth, (2) cabins each with 2 single berths
Diesel forced air heater provided throughout the vessel
MASTER CABIN – aft
Large Master with queen berth
Lots of windows and ports for ventilation
Lots of storage with full wardrobe and hanging lockers
Full bath with vacuflush head, shower, and tub
V-Berth bunk bed forward with opening skylight/hatch
Two single berths, bunk bed style
Storage and hanging locker
Forward head - No shower
SALON and GALLEY
Rebuilt fridge/freezer 2019. 2 compressors, 1 AC, 1 DC.
Force 10 - 4 burner stove w/oven - propane - tank stored in aft lazarette
Three opening skylight/hatches
Salon: Very bright and airy with large windows and opening hatches. This is a cozy area with nice storage shelves, bookcases, and cabinets.
Updated upholstery 2017
Huge – Spacious area with seating to Port and Starbd
Pilothouse, with chart table forward of salon.
Dockside connection – 30 Amp
Batteries: West Marine 8d AGM, new 2016 – (1) engine start, (2) for bow thruster and windlass, (2) house batteries.
(3) 325 watt Canadian Solar solar panels. 2 located on top of center cockpit, one hangs on stbd side.
(2) VHF - updated 2019 Lower helm Standard Horizon GX2200 RG-8 cable up the mast and new Morad Whip antenna, Upper helm older model new antenna 2017
SSB – ICOM IC M8000
RADAR – Furuno it’s old and kicks butt
Chartplotter - we’ve always used an iPad pro and Navionics. We also installed a raspberry pi with OpenCPN to view AIS.
Iridium Go with external antenna
Engine – Ford Lehman 120 6 cyl – (naturally aspirated) diesel – Top-end rebuild 2017 ( 6600 total hours from new)
Separate shift and throttle controls at both helms
Generator- Kubota DC with 175 amp ‘Ample alternator’ - Rebuilt 2019
Water maker/Desalinator – CruiseRO 30 gallons/hour new 2017 – located in engine room
Webasto forced air diesel heater
Bow Thruster – control at helm
3 blade Max Prop
Dripless shaft seal replaced Feb 2018
Fuel- (4) tanks – (1) day tank, 2 main tanks – Aluminum – 400-gal total -Polished tanks in Anacortes WA 2016
Day Tank in engine room, gravity feeds 2 Racor, to manifold with 3 shut offs. 1 shut off for engine, 1 shut off for generator, 1 shut off for diesel heater
2 independent pumps to fill day tank, 1-electrical with button at lower helm, 1-manual in engine room
Fresh Water – 2 tanks total 400 Gal
Hot water tank in engine room
Holding – 1 tank
Engine room – opening port light and seat in center cockpit above work bench.
Accommodations – Owner’s cabin – opening overhead hatch, opening port
Main cabin/Galley – (3) opening hatches
V-Berth – Opening hatch
Crew cabin - dorade
Fresh water- (2) tanks 400-gal total
Holding (1) tank, new macerator pump 2020.
Copper pipe throughout, for water and hydraulic steering
HULL and DECK
Hull – FRP (fiberglass) w/ closed cell foam core
Modified fin keel with bulb ballast =- fully protected skeg hung rudder w/ prop cutout
Deck - fiberglass
Ground tackle: 40kg Rocna – on bow roller, Bruce as secondary stowed in lazarette. 400’ ⅜” bbb, 150’ ⅜” for secondary anchor.
Windlass – Maxwell HWC15 electric -new 2017, with center cockpit controls
Teak Swim platform w/ SS Ladder
Stainless Steel steering wheel
Dodger – fixed wood frame and SS tubing
Bimini – canvas on SS tubing
SAILS and RIGGING
Mainsail – Quantum sail on easy-furl by Forespar roller furling system
Genoa – sail on roller furler new forestay 2019
Jib - sail on roller furler new inner forestay 2019
Spinnaker – A-sym currently stowed in aft cabin, like new condition.
Full sunbrella winter cover included
Built by Cooper Enterprises, Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia.
List of things that need attention:
Finish counter tops on rebuilt fridge. We rebuilt the fridge in El Salvador and didn’t find a counter top we liked. It’s currently white gel coat. Looks nice, but we planned to install formica.
Rigging is old and in good shape. Anyone interested in crossing the Pacific will likely want to refit the standing rigging. We replaced the forestay and inner forestay in Panama 2019.
New bottom paint before splashing, current paint is Blue Water Copper Shield 45 Admiral Green, ablative.
Thru-hull seacock for holding tank needs replacing.
Blister on the port side.
Saltwater wash down system, we’ve never used it.
We’re in the process of having the pushpit rebuilt.
Owners notes: Secret Water has been the best boat for our family of 5. We sailed from Washington to Panama to Puerto Penasco 2016-2020. We’re the third owners. Second owner purchased Secret Water in 2005. She’s lived in Vancouver her whole life, except for the last 4 years. We didn’t plan to sell her now, but things have changed for our family and we hope to find her the best new home. Secret Water is a simple boat and can be sailed from the center cockpit or pilothouse. We loved the pilothouse on all night passages, it’s safe and secure.