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Sirus has a very interesting history, and one that would take too much time here to recount. A complete account of her life is available by request but, the main highlights can be summarized as follows. Sirus was built in San Isidro, Argentina and launched in 1952. She was campaigned in the River Plate Racing Circuit and competed in an eleven -day classic from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. She was kept Buenos Aires until 1974 when she was shipped to Trinidad and then sailed to the U.S.V.I. and on to Puerto Rico. From there it was on to Moorhead City, NC (nine days and three hours at sea) and from there, on to the Chesapeake Bay. She underwent a refit in 1991 and had much new equipment and another extensive amount of work in 1994 to present, after purchase by the Genthers. She continues to sail the waters of the Chesapeake and is respected and loved by all who see her.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 41' 0"
- LOA: 30' 0"
- Displacement: 20000 lbs
- LWL: 30' 0"
- BEAM: 10' 6"
- Engine(s): Yanmar 3HM35F
- Hours: 35
- Water: 40 gallons
- Hull Construction: Wood
- Manufacturer: Frers
- Model: custom
- Designer: Horatio Cattani
V-berth with filler cushion and shelf and bin stowage is forward. The head is next to port with hot and cold pressure water, Pullman sink, shower, and marine head with Y-valve and waste treatment system. There is a hanging locker to starboard. The main cabin has facing settees (water tanks under), drop-leaf mahogany table and custom mahogany cabinetry, cupboards, drawers, shelves and wine rack. Two quarterberths with stowage and battery compartments underneath are to either side of the companionway. All interior cushions are 5" high density foam new in 2002.
- 1998 New Mahogany cabinetry in head, salon and galley
- 1999 New Butterfly hatch and chart cabinet in main salon
Galley to port and starboard. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, 3 burner Shipmate propane stove with oven. Top-loading ice box with Alder-Barber refrigeration. Ample drawer and locker stowage with custom raised panel cabinetry.Hot and Cold Pressure Water
Stainless Steel Sink.Adler Barbor Refrigeration
Electronics / Navigation
Standard Horizon Depth
Standard Horizon Speed and Distance.
Northstar 857 Color Chartplotter and GPS
Yanmar 3HM35F Installed in 1991
Fuel Shut Off Valves for Stove and Engine
Morse MV-2 Single-Lever Engine Control
Sails and Rigging
Standing (except forestay) 5/16" 1x19 hand-spliced stainless steel. Genoa and spinnaker halyards and topping lift are 1/8" 7x7 stainless steel hand-spliced to ½" Dacron line. STA-SETX main halyard. SAILS 1999 St.Michaels Sails main, Doyle 130% genoa and Harken jib furling.
WINCHES Lewmar ST Primaries. MAST is 55'Sitka Spruce, hollow, built in 1995 by John Swain; keel-stepped with jumper struts and one pair of spreaders. Running Backstays
MAIN BOOM is 18" long, round, Norway Spruce with removable mahogany crutch.
SPINNAKER POLE is Norway Spruce, used as ridge pole for winter cover.
1994 SALE TO CURRENT OWNERS
In June 1994 Boreal II was purchased by Dale and Cindy Genther, now of Rock Hall, MD. Since 1994 the Genthers have done the following work on the boat and they renamed her BOREAL (without the II).
1995: Installed new mast built by John Swain of Chestertown, MD
1995: Repaired any cracked frames with new, laminated-in-place, sisters
1996: Removed old plumbing system and installed new system, adding pressure water and hot water heater
1997: Removed all existing wiring and replaced with new wiring, including new electrical panel
- 1998: Built new mahogany cabinetry in head (lockers, salon and galley).
- 1999: Built and installed "butterfly" hatch and chart cabinet in main salon. New main sail built by St. Michaels Sails
- 2000: Replaced stem, wooded-down hull and made all necessary repairs to planking, butt-blocks, etc. Custom stainless stem-head fitting fabricated and installed.
- 2001: New dodger and bimini. Added shower in head. New backstay.
- 2002: New high density 5" interior cushions, with period fabric
- 2005: Installed new Lewmar Pro-Series windlass and remote control. Installed deck wash-down
- 2006: Added Northstar 857 Color Chartplotter and mounting bracket.
- Replaced old galvanized floor bolts.
- 2003: New teak decks and mahogany transom (now varnished)
- 2004: Installed new Xantrex battery charger
Please call or email us with any questions.
6 Dock Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: 410 268 7171
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