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Blue Water Sailing Yacht & Live On Board
Out of the water and ready for your inspection immediately. Price is reduced. 
Her 2020 IAMI Accredited Marine Survey places her in “Above Average Condition” with a “Fair Market Value of $259,000, Price is Just Reduced to $159,000

1986 Norseman 535 



Now out of the water in Stuart, Florida,  Spirit offers both spirited and safe blue water sailing and ultra comfortable live aboard accommodation with 6.5'  headroom throughout No comparable vessel is being advertised on Yachtworld. The closest to her would be an Oyster 53. In this respect, the Norseman 535 of which there are 7 with this being the only one with the designers'  ( hard dodger is the equal and more liveable vessel.


We have owned and sailed her for 18 years with ports of call including San Francisco, Catalina, San Diego, Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Puerta Vallarta, La Paz, Port Sydney (via freighter,) Victoria, Newport, Oregon, Panama, Cartagena, Caymans, Key West, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Nassau, Emerald Bay (Exumas,) Eluethra, Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbor (Abacos,)  Brunswick, Georgia, St. Augustine, and now Stuart, FL where she is out of the water at the Hinckley Yacht Services. 

First bought by Australians and commissioned in Fort Lauderdale,  she has circumnavigated. We have sailed 12,000 miles with her,  and she has never once let us down including two full gales at sea. 

We lived aboard her for years  in marinas in Sausalito,  Treasure Cay, and Fort Lauderdale. She has AC and reverse cycle heat.  She a 6KW Onan genset as well as a Webasto furnace with vents throughout.  She has both shore powered and engine driven refrigeration with two massively insulated cold boxes as well as propane powered 4 burner stainless range and oven.  Her entertainment array includes a 40" Samsung Flat Screen,  Onkyo amplification and 4 boxed NHT speakers hung in cabinets above with a Polk Sub woofer below.  There is also a flat screen in her aft cabin.   


Sails are managed by 3 Rechman hydraulic furlers powered by a Lewmar Commander in her bow along with  Barient electric primaries (2) and manual Barlow secondaries (10.)  Her well maintained Hood vertical batten main is in mast on its spandrell with new bearings and new hydraulic lines. Her foresails (3) and Spinnaker are by North. Her Cutter rig allows her to match canvas to wind.  She sails easily at 8 knots and has seen 14's.  She is capable of push button sailing. 

Her massive 6 cylinder,  non-computerized,  Mercedes OM352  6 liter diesel provides 125 Hp to her Maxprop folding  propellar with line/weed cutter.  Her current Blackstone Oils report shows "that she is wearing well at 8900 hours with no need for a replacement or rebuild."  She runs at 7.5  knots at 2200 rpms.  She maxes out at 2400 rpms.  Her extensive spare parts locker includes a spare starter motor. Unlike more modern power units she can be repaired without new mother boards nor a factor trained technician.  Her engine room is accessible on both sides and in front.  She has room for a washer/dryer unit.  


Her teak deck has been removed.

With greater ballast but less beam and lighter overall weight than the Oyster 53, Spirit has a 43% ballast/displacement ratio, a displacement /length ratio of 180, and a sail area displacement ratio of 17.7 making her capable of 200 miles daily runs. And, she can do this with a 6’ 6” versus a 7’3” draft for the Oyster which makes Spirit more Bahamas friendly.  

She has a king-sized center aft berth, queen-sized forward V berth, over/under crew berths, and a convertible captain/storage berth. The swing-up saloon berth has been removed but could be replaced. She can bunk 9. There are 3 cedar-lined hanging closets, built-in dressers, and a wall safe. There are 7 large storage compartments inside and 4 on deck. She has a "kangaroo" monogrammed wine bar and a custom locker for the crystal. She has two Vacu-flush heads each with telephone booth Plexi stall showers. Her sound/TV systems include a Samsung 40” flat screen, 4 NFT Audio Speakers + Polk Sub, and Onkyo blue tooth surround sound with Roku and Sirius XM. She has a Westinghouse flat screen VCR aft. She carries both Cruiseair and LG portable AC, as well as Wabasto diesel heat. She sports granite-topped galley counters, designer stainless sinks, Grohe fixtures, leather settees, a custom removable bulkhead supergraphic of the owner racing a Farr 65 in the Heineken Cup, and sisal wallpaper.  

Rondal deck up-lights may illuminate her sails at night. Deck and anchor wash, twin rollers, Delta, Bruce, and 75 lb. yachtsman storm anchor, 150 feet inspected chain with an Ultra Swivel anchor/chain connector, and a recent Lofrans windless with remotes complete her ground tackle systems. For your tender, she has Simpson stainless deck davits and winders with spare wire.  

Her nav station was refit in 2012 with Raymarine E7 Plotter and HD Radar. A Raymarine cockpit repeater was added in 2018. She may operate on an Ipad or an I-phone and her software is recent as well as her Platinum Navionics and C-Chart kits. She also has extensive paper charts. 

She operates a Simrad A-27 autopilot system which may be controlled from under her hard dodger. Her VHF units with AIS (Nav/Cockpit/Portable) are ICOM. Charging systems (12V and 24V) are by Amp Tech and Balmar. Refrigeration is Crosby AC shore and Genset powered and Gruenert DC powered off the main engine. She has heavily insulated top and side loading iceboxes. 

She carries 200 gallons of fresh water and 120 gallons of diesel in 7 aluminum tanks all connected by stainless steel food grade transfer lines.  She has a twin Racor fuel filtering system plus engine filters and manual plus electric lift pumps. Her tanks are full and treated. 

Before considering making an offer, please recognize that unless you go aboard and make it clear you are truly interested in this well regarded sailing yacht, the  price presented is the final price.  Once on board,  however, you will find the seller to be reasonable with genuine concern for the vessel as well as for its next owner. 



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