About this Yacht
Santa Barbara, CA
43 ft 0 in
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Mariposa de la Islas
LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 9 in
Engine Brand: Detroit
Engine Model: 6-71N
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3000
Engine Brand: Detroit
Engine Model: 6-71N
Engine Hours: 3000
Number of heads: 2
- Detroit 6-71N Diesel engines
- Twin-Disc transmissions
Original machinery was “baselined.” All the oils were analyzed for particulates and acids.
Cooling systems on the engines and generators were disassembled and
cleaned, and the raw water pumping systems on both were either rebuilt or replaced.
Fresh water flushing system was installed on both engines and
generator. Owner states "each and every time they are run in salt water, they have been
religiously flushed with fresh water and Salt-Away, and the mufflers have been
drained to prevent exhaust system corrosion and deterioration"
- Fuel system upgrades – gauges were installed on each of the Racor fuel filters
so that you can know exactly when to replace them.
Access ports were created atop each of the fuel tanks, and the fuel was professionally polished while in the yard in 2016. Since then, a combination biocide and lubricity agent (BioBor JF) has been added to fuel to (a) kill bacteria that feeds on diesel fuel, and (b) restore the lubricating value of today’s low-sulfur diesel.
The salon remodel includes:
• Reconfigured forward windows to
accommodate louvered blinds
• Hard rock maple cabinets, Corian
accents and no-mar surfaces
• Storage for DVD and CD’s, wine,
operation, and maintenance manuals
• Master controls for windlass power
and the new 7-pump bilge system
• Electronics included a 40-inch Samsung
Smart flat screen LED TV with swing-away
mount, Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS), Bose Wave Radio, Sony Blue-Rayplayer set up for Netflix, Amazon Prime and other instant play services, Cox-ready system that can accommodate a hi-capacity DVR, modem, and wirelessrouter to support the printer and computer use at any location, including dinette, salon, aft deck, and top helm
• A new leather-covered power double-recliner couch
provides very comfortable seating for the
• Sunbrella fabric curtains on the side windows, and new retractable louvered blinds on the front windows
• Built-in storage for the Operation Manual, Maintenance Records, all engine,
genset, and Viking owners manuals and wiring diagrams, navigational aids, CD’s and DVD’s, high-intensity marine light, handheld.
Galley and Heads remodel, Dinette
Huge remodel effort by Seller started with completely gutting the galley and dinette area, section-by-section.
Design and build were done by Seller (mechanical engineer-turned cabinet maker) who used an exclusively Festool-equipped shop for high-precision joinery and mitering, using hard rock maple, teak, multi-layer marine Baltic Birch ply and other such quality materials.
- Blum drawer systems, integrated Corian countertops and sinks, and dinette table with matching Corian accents in the salon.
- Appliances include;
- Grohe faucets, Moen stainless steel dish and hand soap dispensers
- Watts Premier triple filterone-micron drinking water dispenser
- Seaward glass-top range, baking/broiling
- Microwave, toaster, coffee maker
- Newer larger Sanyo refrigerator with frost-free freezer.
- Storage for food, beverages, and supplies were doubled over
the original design, and included separate underway secure-able
storage for both wine and spirits, printers, books, and office supplies,
plus a separate file drawer for boat records.
Dinette was re-configured to double-access seating with new cushions covered in matching Sunbrella fabrics.
- Dinette also can be configured as a queen-sized bed.
- Dinette area has an embedded complete ethernet wired and wireless office setup with file drawer, book storage, and Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) in case of any dockside intermittent power outages.
- Soft under-counter LED down-lighting is mounted in both the galley and dinette areas.
Lighting Upgrades – In addition to the soft LED lighting in the
galley and dinette, all the incandescent fixtures have been replaced by new dual-voltage xenon and LED 12-volt/120 volt lighting.
Fore and aft heads were upgraded with integrated Corian sinks and countertops, with Moen faucetsand integrated soap dispensers, replacing the old Formica countertops and RV-type faucets.
Heads – Re-vamped heads with quality Grohe and Moen faucets, soap dispensers;
integrated Corian countertops and sinks, with custom marine edges that makes
them easy to clean and able to contain small spills.
Aft cabin V-berth remodel
• Hard-rock maple accents
• Queen-sized bed with 4-inch memory foam topper and electric blanket
• LED down-lighting and additional mirror
- Revamped storage, and new
- High-density foam cushions with matching Sunbrella fabric
- LED down-lighting.
V-berth lockers that were previously mostly unusable were revamped for stowage of spare parts, general gear, stern anchor with rode, a Dyson deck and carpet vacuum system, plus a shop vac that doubles as crevice and work vacuum,and a dinghy inflator.
Topsides, Decks, and Bottom revamps
Topside, dockside, and aft deck revamps:
- Topside and aft deck Sunbrella fabric canvas and Strataglass enclosures, with
added stainless steel supports topside and aft. All the supports have all been
upgraded to heavy duty 1” stainless steel tubing. Provides
comfort when cruising, year-round living and entertainment space
on the aft deck.
- Five weather-rated 120-volt outlets for lighting, heaters, freezer and general use.
- Aft deck box for storing additional mooring lines, and BBQ accessories and
- Newer commercial-grade aft deck table with leveling system and chairsPaint
Complete topside John Hall paint, using top-of-the-line Interlux paint was done in 2011 with select area paint upgrades done in 2017 and 2019. This includes specific areas
of non-skid for safety and beauty.
- Regular yard periods in which multiple coats of epoxy
resin base coat were followed by multiple coats of Z-Spar ProGold bottom paint.
- Regular monthly professional hull cleanings, zinc replacement.
- Revamped hot water system – New 17-gallon Torrid Marine stainless steel
water heater. Torrid heater is rated to operate at
between 145 and 160 degrees, which is much higher
than normal. The Honeywell valve output is continually
and automatically adjusted to run at a safe 105 to 110
degrees (or whatever you choose) by mixing the water
heater output with cold water as you use it.
- New fresh water distribution panel – The pumping capacity was doubled by providing new ShurFlo redundant water pumps, with the ability
to switch either pump on or off, and valve either pump in or out of the system. In addition, there is a sediment filter on the input side of the panel,
and a coconut charcoal filter on the output side, which serves to remove small fines and chlorine.
- Water maker – Katadyn PowerSurvivor 40E provides the ability to
make fresh water at about 1.5 GPH.
Electrical system upgrades:
- Electrical service – New 50-amp service and complete service power wiring
replacement; as an option, you may also power with 30 amps if you are
traveling and in guest accommodations at another marina.
- Power system re-design and rebuild – This includes twin Charles isolation
- The first of the two Charles transformers powers all the panel-labeled “A-side” 30-amp loads; this includes each of the four heaters, and both the standard oven and microwave oven, which can be can be selectively switched at each unit
to use the “B-side” circuit from the second identical Charles isolation
- Heating – Four electric heaters, V-berth, galley/dinette, salon, and aft cabin.
All four are set up with “A-Off-B” switches at each unit. Both the
microwave and oven are also “A-Off-B” switchable at the appliances.
- Newmar Phase Three charging system,
- Newer large-capacity alternator
- Newer AGM 8D and AGM group 31 batteries
- Victron battery monitoring system,
- Wiring and master panel
- Engine compartment has a permanently installed Fire Boy system that is set up
to automatically flood the engine area in the event of fire.
- Fire extinguishers in every major area.
- Vessel has been voluntarily and regularly subjected to the U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check.
- Bilge Pumps
The two original factory bilge pumps have been replaced, and their number
expanded to seven: Three forward, one under the new Northern Lights genset,
two in the outer areas of the engine room, and a new aft pump.
- Rule auto-manual pump switches were installed in the salon for easy monitoring and control.
Ground tackle, Lines, Toy storage
Ground and Marina Tackle
• Newer 65 lb. Delta anchor, which is
roughly 50% over standard rated size for a
vessel of this type and size
• All-chain rode; 300 feet of high-strength
chain, marked at 50-foot intervals
• Newer Maxwell vertical windlass with foot
switches at the windlass and redundant controls at the upper helm; you can single-person launch and retrieve the new anchor
• Newer 316-L stainless steel bowsprit
support, professionally hand-polished, and
finally electro-polished to passivate the
professional stainless TIG weld zones; all
through-hull fasteners are certified 316-L
• Oversize 3⁄4-inch New England Ropes mooring lines with ballistic nylon/Velcro
line chafe covers
• Permanent aft mooring lines, secured to piling and dock finger
Newer 316-L stainless steel bow storage bars for kayaks and stand-up paddle
• Furuno chart plotter
• Furuno radar
• Standard Horizon handheld and fixed radios
• Shakespeare antennas
.Danby deep freezer with underway-secure mounts
• Catalina Infrared BBQ
• Achilles dinghy, with a Weaver Snap Davits docking
and retention system, and Sunbrella cover
• Lehr 5-HP four-stroke clean propane fueled outboard
with lift harness and new outboard storage rack
• St. Croix Model 190 stainless steel 4-sheave crane to
safely and easily lift the outboard, dinghy, and perform an
emergency person-lift using the aft-deck mounted Lifesling2
• Rebuilt matching dock step with non-skid treads, internal storage, and the ability
to lock up the boat-end of both the 50-amp power cord and the dockside fresh
water line; this prevents its use or theft when cruising away from home port.
• Newer hatch hardware and vent louvers
• Newer porthole fixtures forward and amidships
New carpet – high-grade commercial loop carpet, installation performed by professional boat carpet installers, who re-cut and furred-out all the hatches, with new lifting handles and supports. Access to every possible compartment was created.
Goldenrod system – From stem-to-stern and side-to-side, (including the engine
room), these simple low-wattage heaters aid in keeping compartments and galley areas
moisture and mold-free.