Schooner Scheherazade for sale

Former member Jerry Sawyer sent in the following for-sale notice for his schooner Scheherazade:

Schooner Scheherazade

Sadly, I am being moved to a land-locked area and must sell my beloved schooner, Scheherazade. She is a beautiful boat, shoal-draft and hard-chined, easy to handle even solo, which is how I sailed her for the most part.

Vessel Model: ‘Island Princess’ Auxiliary Schooner

Built: 1969

Builder: Traditional Yacht Builders (Florida)

Designer: Atkin

LOA: 43’ LOD: 36’7” LWL: 29’ Beam: 10’6” Draft: 4’9”

Construction: 1” carvel planked cedar on white oak frames, with white oak centerline construction; keel and deadwood replaced 1989; stainless steel keel bolts; hull sheathed in epoxy (3 layers of 11oz. Cloth) 1998/99; registered tonnage: 8.75; ballast 4,800 lbs. Lead; fully supported rudder; plywood decks with teak overlay (deck caulking renewed 1999); bow pulpit; 2 companionway hatches; butterfly hatch; opening ports; self-bailing cockpit; worm gear wheel steering.

Accommodations: The yacht sleeps 5 and has 6’2” headroom. Vee berths forward with enclosed head aft to port and hanging locker to starboard. Next to locker is a propane fireplace with tile backing. Main cabin has settees port and starboard with galley aft. There are sinks in both galley and head with pressurized running water (cold only, though the boat is plumbed for hot also but doesn’t have hot water heater). Galley includes new AC/DC refrigerator, icebox, new propane gimbled stove with oven, (on-deck propane locker with two propane bottles and shutoff switch in galley).

Engine: Westerbeke 4-107 diesel inboard; fresh water cooling (heat exchanger); 37 hp; 25 gallon aluminum fuel tank.

Electrical system: The yacht is equipped with a 12 volt DC three-battery electrical system and has full cabin and navigation lights.

Sails: All new in 1992 by R.B. Stevens and Son: Marconi Mainsail; Gaff Foresail; Staysail; working jib. Sail bags and three sail covers included.

Spars and rigging: Varnished spruce spars with stainless steel standing rigging; masts are stepped on the keel. Traditional rig with deadeyes and belaying pins.

Electronics and navigation: New radar, VHF, autopilot. Compass in cockpit. Depth finder.

General: 35 lb. Plough anchor with 50’ of chain and 3/4 “ rode; Danforth anchor; manual winch; electric and manual bilge pumps; docklines, fenders, manuals, 8’ hard shelled dingy.

Price: $45,000 OBO

She is in Connecticut. Please write to for more information or to arrange a visit.