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72' Abeking & Rasmussen
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For Sale

Sales Rep: Support Atlantic
Telephone: 1-954-921-1500

"BARLOVENTO II" is a famous "classic" Rhodes designed ketch built in 1959 by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany.  She was built for the duPont family with a view to do, among other things, some competitive racing including particularly racing in the annual Newport to Bermuda race.  Indeed, there was a book written out the 1960 Bermuda race which featured Barlovento II.  Completely refit in 1986 she now stands ready to be restored once again. With a double centerboard keel her shallow draft capabilities lend themselves ideally to Caribbean cruising without sacrificing blue-water stability. A "Must See" for any classic enthusiast looking to personalize amenities.


Built in 1959 by Abeking and Rasmussen in Germany "BARLOVENTO II" stands out! Her uncommon versatility and outstanding quality set her apart.

Designed by Phillip Rhodes for Pierre S. duPont with offshore sailing in mind she stormed toward the finish line in the 1960 Newport to Bermuda race under full main and staysail in winds up to 60 knots to take a respectable fourth place in the 22 boat A class. In 1964 she completed the race in a time of 103:51.

Barlovento II also graces the cover of the well known book "A Berth to Bermuda" by Bill Robinson.

In 1986 she underwent a complete restoration including new bottom plating, tanks replaced, engine and generator overhaul, new plumbing and wiring, new galley and all new rigging. Keeping with modern standards a bow thruster was added shortly after that.

Today, a unique opportunity exists to take this rare diamond and restore her once again to her former glory. Her twin centerboard design enables both deepwater passage making and shallow water cruising with comfort and ease, her interior layout with accomodations for nine provides a spacious escape from the elements.

Currently dry stored in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin she is immediately available for inspection. With world class tradesmen and competitively priced shipyards nearby she is well located to be restored and personalized once again by her next owner.


Elegant accommodations for 9.

The OWNER'S STATEROOM aft includes:

  • Double berth to starboard
  • Twin berth to port
  • Dressing seat
  • Dresser/vanity
  • Abundant storage in hanging lockers, drawers, storage lockers
  • Private ensuite head compartment includes a separate shower stall and bathtub

Forward of the aft stateroom to starboard is a double GUEST STATEROOM which includes:

  • 2 lower twin beds
  • Vanity/dresser
  • Hanging locker
  • Drawers and storage lockers
  • Across the companionway to starboard is the guest head compartment with shower

Up a few steps to the MAIN DECK SALON which includes:

  • Large U-shaped dinette/lounge to port
  • To starboard is a single settee which can be used as a comfortable sea berth
  • Abundant drawers, shelves and storage lockers
  • Large salon windows provide a light and airy feeling

A few steps down to the DINING SALON which includes:

  • U-shaped dinette/lounge area with a drop leaf table
  • Leaded glass crystal and linen lockers
  • Shelves and storage lockers
  • Both the Deck Salon and the Dining Salon provide excellent entertaining areas.

Opposite the dining salon to starboard is a SINGLE PRIVATE STATEROOM/OFFICE which includes:

  • Single lower berth
  • Built-in desk
  • Hanging locker, drawers, shelves and storage lockers
  • This stateroom could be used as a Captain's quarters or an additional guest stateroom

Forward of the dining salon to port is a large GALLEY which includes:

  • Ample countertop space
  • Large refrigeration and freezer compartments
  • Large double stainless steel sinks
  • 3-burner propane stove with oven
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Ample storage space

To starboard of the galley is a THIRD HEAD COMPARTMENT which includes:

  • Storage cabinets
  • Sink
  • Countertop space
  • The head has been removed from the compartment, and this area is currently being used as a WORKSHOP.

Forward in the bow is a DOUBLE STATEROOM which includes:

  • Port and starboard twin single berths
  • Shelves
  • Storage lockers,
  • Foredeck access hatch
  • This stateroom would be great for crew or additional guests

VENTILATION is provided by:

  • 22 opening ports
  • Sliding salon windows
  • 3 hatches
  • 10 chrome dorade vents
  • Cabin fans
  • Cruise Air reverse cycle heat and air conditioning system (5 units)

INTERIOR DECOR: Classic white painted bulkheads with beautiful varnished teak trim, teak and holly cabin sole, decorator fabrics throughout, accent pillows, leveler blinds and curtains.

  • The engine room is located below the salon deck with access thru 2 large hatches in the cabin sole and a walk-in door from the lower dining salon.
  • Main engine is a 1959 GM 471 165 HP diesel with Allison model M - 2:1 reduction gear.
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Secondary Racor fuel filters
  • 359 gallon fuel capacity in two integral steel tanks
  • Fixed 3-blade bronze propeller
  • Vetus bow thruster.
  • Twin fore and aft centerboards with position indicators.
  • Scuba dive tank compressor.
  • 110 volt and 220 volt AC electrical systems
  • 12 volt and 32 volt DC electrical systems
  • 3 battery banks
  • 2 Sentry battery chargers
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Best power inverter
  • 110 volt shore power system with shore power cord and adaptors
  • Lamarch Isolation Transformer on AC shore power line
  • 2 Acme Transformers
  • 20 KW Northern Lights generator
  • 8 KW Northern Lights generator
  • Main and mizzen spreader lights
  • Navigation lights.
  • Hot and cold pressure water system with 548 gallon water capacity in 4 integral steel tanks
  • Sea Recovery 100 gallon per day water maker
  • 16 gallon hot water heater
  • 4 sinks,
  • 2 showers
  • 2 Vacu-Flush electric heads
  • Jabsco deck wash down system
  • 8" Ritchie binnacle compass
  • Brooks and Gatehouse Hornet 4 system and Hecta sense system which includes ( knot meter, log, wind speed and wind direction indicators and depth sounder
  • Furuno 803D 36 mile radar unit (mizzen mast mounted)
  • North Star 800 Loran C
  • Raytheon Ray Star 920 GPS chart plotter
  • Garmin 250 Fish Finder
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio telephone
  • Stephens SEA - 322 SSB radio
  • Robertson AP 200 DL autopilot
  • Magnavox MX-4102 Satellite Navigation system
  • Alden Weather Fax system
  • AIWA TV/VCR combination, TV and telephone shore hook-ups
  • Two sets of Clock and barometer
  • Sony AM/FM stereo system with CD player
  • Ketch rig
  • Aluminum main and mizzen masts
  • Sitka spruce booms
  • Aluminum spinnaker pole
  • Headsail roller furling system
  • Up-dated standing and running rigging, all necessary tracks, blocks, cars for sailing.
  • Most winches are Barient
  • Primary winches are Electric Barient # 735's.
  • Mainsail
  • Mizzen
  • 150% Genoa
  • 135% Genoa
  • Yankee
  • Working jib
  • Storm jib
  • Fore Staysail
  • Storm Staysail
  • Mizzen Staysail
  • Spinnaker with spinnaker sock
  • Bow pulpit
  • Stern rail
  • Hand rails
  • Double life lines
  • Three electric bilge pumps
  • Engine room ventilation blowers
  • 4 hand held fire extinguishers
  • 50 LB automatic engine room extinguishing system
  • Bilge alarm system
  • 2 horseshoe life rings
  • Narco EPIRB
  • Avon canister life raft
  • Air horn with compressor
  • Ship's bell
  • Search light
  • Flare kit
  • Lightning ground system
  • Electrolysis monitor system
  • Storm shutters for deck house windows
  • Life jackets
  • Throwable cockpit cushions
  • Bosun's chair
  • Radar reflector
  • Fore and aft deck emergency escape hatches
  • Two 105 LB CQR plow anchors, each with chain anchor rode

Built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1959. Still one of the finest Yachtbuilders in the world today!
A great performing boat built to go anywhere!

CONSTRUCTION: Welded steel plating (1/4" topsides plating to 3/8" bottom plating with 22" on center framing). Twin fore and aft centerboards. Teak decking over steel deck plating. House construction is teak.

PILOTHOUSE: Spacious horseshoe shaped cockpit with wrap around seating, a large folding cockpit table and storage attached to the forward end of the helm station.

  • Fenders
  • Dock lines
  • Life lines
  • Boarding gates port and starboard
  • Boat hook
  • Swim ladder
  • Boarding passerelle
  • Stainless steel bow anchor roller
  • Galley Maid 40 electric anchor windlass
  • Abundant number of spares
  • Full boat Summer awning
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.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 72' 0"
- LOA: 72' 0"
- BEAM: 18' 0"
- DRAFT: 12' 0"
- Engine(s): Detroit Diesel 4/71
- Fuel: 359 gallons
- Water: 548 gallons
- Hull Construction: Steel
- Manufacturer: Abeking & Rasmussen
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Details of this vessel are offered in good faith by the Company. The Information cannot be guaranteed; therefore it is up to the Buyer, his Agents, or his Surveyors to verify.

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