Stone Cup Trophy Winner for Best in Show – 2018 CYC Wooden Boat Show
There are very few sailing yachts of this caliber and even fewer opportunities to own such a masterpiece. ELIZABETH MUIR is like a rare family heirloom and is truly a one of a kind yacht that will be admired for as long as she is afloat.
Stradivarius. Steinway. Lamberdin. Linderman. Four names that represent in every manner, the true meaning of the word quality. Beyond the craftsmanship these names also embody longevity. While the first two names are more easily recognized than the latter, all were acknowledged as the leaders in their profession, second to none.
Every great yacht starts with a vision and this vessel certainly qualifies as a great yacht. In fact, Wooden Boat Magazine called this yacht “a masterpiece of careful craftsmanship and meticulous detailing”. The owner who envisioned this yacht was more than just her owner, but was also her builder, Babe Lamberdin. Time to complete the project was of importance but not at the expense of quality. Babe enlisted the help of his friends and fellow craftsmen, such as John Linderman. The attention to detail which was devoted into her construction, not for the sake of being ornate but with a focus on practicality, is evident throughout the yacht. As one sits quietly below deck you can’t help but to become more appreciative of the sum of these details, all very simple and in harmony with each other.
Elizabeth Muir follows the lines of the “Eastward” schooners, designed by Eldridge-McInnis, a well-respected naval architectural firm based in Boston. In the March 1930 edition of YACHTING MAGAZINE owners were quoted saying; “Of the 10 yachts I have owned, this is certainly the best mannered”. Another owner said, “Hove-to, 45 hours in a gale, sailed 125 miles, blowing 50 miles an hour, the best sea boat I’ve ever stepped on.”
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
CONSTRUCTION & LAYOUT
Built to exacting standards, her hull is of steam bent oak frames with fir planking. The rudder, horn timber, floor timbers and sternpost are all of balau. The ceiling is finished “bright” throughout and at the shear clamp, between the deck beams and ceiling, there is intricate shelf blocking that provides ample circulation for air while being finished to a very high standard. Non-skid on the cabin house. The main deck is laid teak 7/8” thick, with water ways. Varnished teak caprail.The forward most part of the yacht is devoted to storage. There is a foredeck hatch which provides access to the “boatswain’s locker” which has ample room for sails, anchor chain and other gear.Next, is the forward cabin with a pair of single berths, port and starboard. There is generous storage with drawers under these berths and a hanging locker to starboard. The berths are covered in leather, as are all the interior cushions.
To port is the head with a Wilcox-Crittenden manual toilet plus a vanity and ample storage and has an opening port.
The main saloon is light and airy. There is a traditional opening deck hatch with independent operable “wings”. The saloon is arranged with a table in the middle, with leaves. Port and starboard settees with a pilot berth to starboard. To port above the settee is devoted to storage. There is a leaded glass cabinet to starboard with storage for glasses and adult beverages. There is abundant, well organized storage throughout the saloon. The main bulkhead in the saloon features a Simpson Lawrence fireplace from the yacht “Ocean Queen”. There are five opening bronze ports in the saloon.
To port, aft of the saloon is the galley, which is exceptionally well thought out. The galley features a deep sink, 3-burner stove with oven, top loading and side loading refrigerator/freezer.
To starboard is the navigation station, with a tabletop that came from the schooner, “Santana”. The overhead is complemented with sturdy handrails mounted to the underside of the cabin housetop.
There is a bridge deck that separates the cockpit from the companionway. A hatch is provided for access to the entire engine compartment from the bridge deck. The cockpit has ample storage lockers and aft of the cockpit is a large hatch with lazarette storage. There is a teak grating in the cockpit.
All of the bulkheads and faces of the furniture are painted in bright white. All of the trim and cabinet doors & drawers are varnished mahogany. The interior cabin sole is solid teak with a natural finish.
INTERIOR – LAYOUT
The forward most part of the yacht is devoted to storage. There is a foredeck hatch which provides access to the “boatwain’s locker” which has ample room for sails, anchor and other gear. Next is the forward cabin with a pair of single berths, port and starboard. There is generous storage with drawers under these berths and a hanging locker to starboard. The berths are covered in leather, as are all the interior cushions.The main salon is light and airy. There is a traditional opening deck hatch with independent operable “wings” (butterfly hatch). The salon is arranged with a table in the center, leaves for dining. Port and Starboard settees with a pilot berth to starboard. To port above the settee the space is currently devoted to chart and book storage. There is a leaded glass cabinet to starboard with storage for glasses and beverages. There is abundant, well organized storage throughout the salon.
Additionally there is a Simpson Lawrence fireplace ( from the yacht “Ocean Queen”) and five opening bronze ports.
All of the bulkheads and faces of the furniture are painted in bright white. All of the trim and cabinet doors and drawers are varnished mahogany. The interior cabin sole is solid teak with a natural finish.
Wilcox-Crittenden “Skipper” head that discharges to a holding tank.
Elizabeth Muir is the definition of a “proper yacht”. She is well organized with ample spares. The yacht reflects her superb construction and excellent care. The topsides of her hull have been recently painted at KKMI Richmond as well as her bottom.2011 Installed new full batten mainsail and Stack Packs for mainsail and staysail
2012 Rebuild S/S exhaust riser with new boots, hoses plus heat exchanger overhaul
2013 Installed new S/S headstay, furler and two eight foot tracks port and starboard amidships
Installed new 140% Genoa with sun cover and converted 110% genoa with added sun cover
2014 Pull/step main and fore masts
Removed and re-bedded all hardware
Stripped, sanded and refinished masts with (9) coats varnish
Installed new S/S standing and running rig with Norseman turnbuckles, toggles and studs
Installed Spectra Blend 7/16 jib and main halyards
Fabricated mast head bracket for LED navigation light and Gam VHF and GPS antenna
Reworked existing mast wiring, tricolor light, breakers and cockpit switches
Mounted and wired new AIS system with VHF antenna splitter
2015 Bottom Paint, Zincs, re-packing of prop shaft packing gland
Topsides re-painted with Awlgrip
Engine & Transmission Service, New Elbow on Heat Exchanger
2016 Installed new main forestay and backstay
2017 Installed coolant pump, sea water pump, pulley and belts
Installed engine alarm system, serviced sea strainer and hoses, replaced bilge pump, high water alarm, new float switch
Installed 150 amp engine cranking fuse, new 100 amp alternator & 3-step regulator and new battery monitor. Replaced ship’s House and Start batteries
Stripped and varnished cap rail with (9) coats
Fabricated custom dodger & added Sunbrella cockpit cushions
2018 Varnished all brightwork and painted cabin house, cockpit and waterways
Replacing missing deck bungs
SAILS, RIGGING AND SPARS
Ron Wise built hollow Spruce masts. Varnished main, fore and booms1 X 19 Stainless Steel rigging – replaced 2016
Standard Horizon Titan VHF, hand held VHF, Standard Horizon Depth Sounder, AIS with WatchMate Vision Monitor, Hand-held GPS
Vessel is equipped with a 12 Volt DC shipboard system. There is a bank of four absorbed gas mat batteries located aft of the navigation table and below the electrical panel boards. These are considered the house batteries and have been provided with a three way, ignition protected main disconnect switch which supplies power to a circuit breaker panel at the navigation station.Victron DC voltage and amp meter provided. There is a second bank of two six volt batteries wired in parallel used as the engine start bank. Push style circuit breakers have been provided for branch circuit protection.30Amp AC Shore Power with Trace Charger/Inverter and 110V Isolation Transformer. Low Voltage 12V lighting and ample 110V outlets throughout. Electric Bilge Pumps
Perkins 154 cu, 63hp inline 4 cylinder 4-stroke diesel engIne. Naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled engine via heat exchanger from a rubber impeller sea water pump.The engine has a cast iron cylinder block. The cylinder head is a single unit for all cylinders. The engine utilizes diesel fuel delivered in a direct injection method from an inline injection pump after passing through Racor 500 fuel filter.
(2) 35-gallon stainless steel fuel tank supply
The engine weighs approximately 555 lbs. The engine is fitted with a velvet drive transmission with a 2.57 ratio.
The navigation station is to starboard. The tabletop borrowed from the schooner “SANTANA”.
Designer : Eldridge / McInnis
Builder: Babe Lamberdin & Jim Linderman, Bolinas CA (AKA Dinosaur Boat Works)
Year Launched : 1991
Construction: Carvel planked, deck is teak planked over plywood
Length : 49′ 6″
Beam: 11′ 8″
Length at the Waterline: 34′ 6″
Length on Deck: 47′
Draft : 6′ 5″
Fastenings: #14 x 3″ Bronze screws
Planking: Douglas Fir
Frames: Steam bent White Oak, 1 3/4″ sided x 2″ molded on 11″ centers
Floor Timbers : Balau – 2 3/4″ thick
Keel Bolts : 1″ Thick Bronze
Ballast: 9,000 Lbs external lead
Stem: White Oak
Sheer Clamp: Douglas Fir 6″ x 1 1/2″
Rudder Shaft : Bronze
Steering: Wheel, 7 x 19 stainless steel cable to bronze quadrant
Mast Steps: White Oak
Bulkheads: Plywood fastened to hull frames
Deck Beams: Douglas fir, 2 3/4″ x 1 1/2″
Port side of the Salon is an exceptionally well thought out galley. Featuring a deep sink, 3 burner Propane stove with oven, FORCE TEN, top loading and side loading refrigerator/freezer, ADLER BARBOUR. 150 Gallons of Water in two stainless steel tanks.
The topsides are painted glass white with a gold cove stripe. The vessel’s name “ELIZABETH MUIR” and hailing port of “SAN FRANCISCO, have been carved into the transom and painted with gold leaf. Last Painted 2016
DECK, CABIN & COCKPIT
The cabin top is made of plywood with a fiberglass covering. It is painted a light gray and has a sand non skid. There is varnished teak trim piece at its outer edge, teak hand rails port and starboard and varnished teak “Dorade” vent boxes. All varnish, cockpit and cabin house re-freshed 2018.
Assorted Life JacketsHorseshoe and Life SlingFlares
Two bilge pumps
Compass 7″ Danforth Constellation
Two Anchors – 50lb CQR plow
250′ of 5/16″ chain
IDEAL vertical shaft Anchor Windlass and custom stainless steel bow roller
5 Fire extinguishers
Most of the original patterns for the custom bronze castings are included as well as a complete set of construction plans
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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