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47' Palmer Johnson / Ed Dubois Aluminum Racing Sloop

Location: Port Aransas, TX |

$38,000.00


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Year: 1980
Model: Palmer Johnson Ed Dubois Aluminum racing sloop
Feet: 47
Zip Code: 78373
Condition: Used
Location: Port Aransas, TX

Up for Sale. A 1980 Palmer Johnson 47 foot aluminum fractionally rigged racing sloop designed by Ed Dubois. Built in the USA at Palmer Johnson Yard in Racine WI.
The boat condition is rough. But it is all there. the boat went through Hurricane Harvey, with little damage. There is no structural damage from the storm. The deck hardware topsides and below were stripped for paint years ago and never got finished. The boats inventory is extensive, and some of the items that were in offsite storage were submerged in saltwater from the storm. The vessel particulars are listed below as best as i can recall and can be verified by survey. Vessel can be shown by appointment only. Please direct all inquiries to 1980palmerjohnson47@gmail.com.


This is a 47 'USCG documented Palmer Johnson aluminum fractional rigged sloop.
Built 1980 in Racine Wisconsin USA; designed by Ed Dubois
LOA 47'
Beam 14'
Draft 8'3"
Mast: Air draft 75' approx. all original. Doubled to jumpers, tapered, Palmer Johnson aluminum keel stepped mast, and boom with NavTec rod rigging ( re-coldheaded in 1997), Spartight chock. Navtec hyd vang; block and tackle backstay
Sailplan dimensions I-60', J-16', P-20', E-54' measurements are approximate
Displacement 21,000Lbs
Ballast approx. 10,000Lbs.
Last PHRF rating 48 in 1995
Full original Palmer Johnson construction line drawings
Sail inventory: 1- spectra/dacron delivery Mainsail w/ 3 reef points, and only 30 days time in service new in 2000
8 plus bags of spinnakers
4 headsails (These got wet ).
There are lots of sails.
2pcs 4" aluminum spinnaker poles, (one is a 2 piece) with ball bearing mast track
Full 2 piece Sunbrella deck awning with spreader bars and hardware new 2003
Full set of sunbrella deck runner's from the 1980's to keep the deck clean at the dock
AVON 6 man offshore double tube liferaft
MOB float and pole



47HP Perkins 4-108 diesel engine
Paragon reduction gear
Walter v-drive,
Folding propeller with shaft lock ( so it does not have a flopping blade)
80 gallons fuel
80 gallons potable water
16000 BTU marine air conditioner ( semi-portable installation)
Simrad Hydraulic Autopilot New in 1997, with remote
ProFurl R-42 headsail furler ( new in box 1997) never installed
Antal mainsail track and slides new in 1999
all Barient winches 3 speed primaries, 3 speed coffee grinder mainsail winch
2 groove tuff luff installed

B&G Hercules Sailing instruments ( original 1980's) mast head wind bird is gone, working conditon of 5-6? pcs. deck repeaters is unknown
Berthing for 9 crew max; currently berthing 5
3 burner propane stove
large capacity 12VDC refrigerator icebox conversion
manual and pressure fresh water
Wilcox Crittenden Skipper marine head ( the big one) with 6 gallon holding tank
20Lbs. or so of original and copied paper charts

vessel general condition is rough and needs attention

Currently the engine runs, but the water lift muffler has rusted out and fills the cabin with smoke and water when running. As stated the deck hardware has been stripped. The installed running rigging is badly frayed from the storm. There are I think 4 stainless stanchions missing, one of the big fwd. hatches is badly cracked plexi-glass, one of the little hatches has a broken hinge. Vessel can be shown by appointment only.

Some of the tools and equipment not original to the boat , that may have been pictured are not included in the sale. ( air compressor, vacuum cleaner etc. )

Vessel sold as is where is, no warranty expressed or implied . All sales final, no refunds no returns.
thanks for looking