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3111 Harborview Dr
Gig Harbor
United States

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1978 Spencer 1330


Gig Harbor,WA,United States

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ATHENA, is a 44 ft. Spencer 1330, center cockpit – Ketch, Blue Water Sailboat. Canadian Built in 1978, this is hull No.16 with only 2 owners. It is in excellent Condition and is very well equipped, with a "SAFTEY FIRST" mindset. The insulated double walled hull (eliminates interior moisture) is constructed with super strong Airex. It is equipped with a dependable Isuzu diesel engine that will take you everywhere the winds won't. Enjoy true "cockpit comfort" under the custom hard dodger, with tinted glass – providing protection from sun, wind & rain! This boat has been set up well for single handed sailing. For the past sixteen years, Athena has provided the current owners with a dry, warm and extremely comfortable interior plus an extra margin of safety, while cruising the waters of Puget Sound, Canada and Alaska. 

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 13 ftMax Draft 7 ft 2 in 
Engine Make ISUZUEngine Model C 240 
Engine Year 1978Fuel Capacity 96 gal 
Length at Waterline 35 ftLength Overall 44 ft 4 in 
Number of Heads 2Holding Tank Size 5 gal 
Water Capacity 160 galEngine Hours 3500 
Number of Berths 4Number of Engines 1 

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3111 Harborview Dr
Gig Harbor
United States

Fax:  253-858-2674

General Information

Type: Spencer 1330 Ketch Center Cockpit
Designer: Naval Architect: John Brandlmayr 
Builder: Spencer Boats Ltd. Ship Yard - Richmond, B.C. Canada 
Last Survey: Barry D. Smith & Company, Vancouver, B.C. November 27, 1992
Yacht Name: ATHENA
Year Built: 1978
Year Launched: 1983

Hull Specifications

L.O.A.:  44 ft. 4 in.
L.W.L:   35 ft.
Beam: 13 ft.        
Draft:   7 ft. 2 in.
Freeboard Forward:   6 ft.      
Freeboard Aft:   4 ft. 9 in.     
Est. IOR Mark III rating:35.8
Displacement:   24,000 lbs.
Ballast:   10,000 lbs. (lead)  
DPL/WL Rating:   254
Hull Construction: Fiberglass Double Hull (Airex Core)
Deck (Balsa Core)
Color: Hull - Robin Egg Blue
Topsides – White
Trim – Teal Blue


Engine Make: ISUZU
Model: C 240
Year:    1978
H.P.: 60 HP
Cylinders: 4
Type:  Diesel
Hours: 3500
Fuel Filter: Racor (2/micron) Cooling: FWC
Fuel Tank: Mat’l/Fiberglass Capacity: 96 US gallons
Propellers: (1) Three Blade, (New 1999), (1) Spare propeller
Cruise Power:
Range: 700
Miles Speed: 7 kts
Fuel Burn: (1) gph
R.P.M.: 1,900


Tall Rig: Lefiell Marine Aluminum Spars, Main mast 55ft., Mizzen mast 35 ft.
Rigid Boom Vangs: Garhauer Marine, Installed on both Mizzen and Main Boom
Roller Furling: Profurl, Headsail roller furling system
Reefing: Jiffy reefing on main sail, Main sail has two reefing slab layers
Mizzen sail has one reefing slab layer
Bosom Chair: (1)
Sail Inventory:
Main 7.6 oz. 356 sq. ft.
Genoa 130 (new in 99) 7.62 oz. 542 sq. ft.
Mizzen 5.6 oz. 140 sq. ft.
Total Sail Area:  1,038 sq. ft.
Spare: Genoa 120 original 8.2 oz. 561 sq. ft.
(2) ARCO USA No. 44  Chrome 2 Speed Self-Tailing
(1) LEWMAR No. 16  Bronze Self-Tailing
(3) ARCO USA No. 40, 30, 10 Chrome (Halyard winches)

Dingy & Related Equipment

Dingy: 12 ft. AVON, Roll-up Inflatable (Clam shell box storage on deck)
Dingy Outboard: Tohatsu 4 hp (2005) 
Boarding Ladder: (1)

Ground Tackle

Windlass: MAXWELL 2200#  Vertical  Reversible
Switch locations:
1) Steering Pedestal
2) Bow Foot Switches
3) Bow Remote Control, (Hand Held)
Twin Bow Roller: Self-launching with anchor stowage locks
Primary – Bruce 20 kg. / 44 lb.  300 ft. 3/8” BBB Chain
Secondary – Fortress FX-37  300 ft. ¾” 3 Strand Nylon Rope 
Anchor and Deck Wash: Spigot on deck

Notable Equipment

Statpower, 40 amp. battery dual bank  three step charger with temp. sensor 
Southwest, Wind generator
Balmar, Alternator, 90 amps.
Balmar, Voltage regulator, three step charging, solid state 
Trojan, Four golf cart batteries, 400+ amps. (house battery bank)
Separate starting battery, isolated via battery combiner
AMP-HOUR+2, Battery monitor, voltage and amperage
Statpower, Inverter, 300-watt, continuous power, 12 vdc / 110 vac
Shore power plug in receptacle
Extension cords, 100 and 50 foot with plug in adapters
Propane tanks, (2) six-gallon aluminum
Primary cold plate refrigerator and freezer system, mechanical
Secondary cold plate refrigerator and freezer system, 110 vac (not currently operational)
Five fenders, Polyform, HTM-2, 8 in. by 20 in.


Combination Port (red) and Starboard (green) navigation light mounted on bow pulpit.

Stern (white) navigation light mounted on stern pulpit.

Steamer (white) navigation lights mounted on main and mizzen masts.

Masthead Lights:

Combination Tricolor (red, green, and white) navigation light
Anchor light (white)
Emergency strobe light
Spreader lights, Four lights located on main and mizzen mast spreaders.
Cabin lights, Nineteen located through out interior of boat.

Safety Equiqment

Life Jackets: Six adults
Extinguishers: Three 
Visual Aides: Flares, Smokes, Dyes & Distress Flag
Life Sling: One
Life Rings: Two
Bilge Pumps: One hand pump, one engine pump, & one electric pump (automatic and manual switching)
Pulpits: Bow and Stern 1 inch Stainless Steel
Life Lines: Two stainless steel white vinyl covered lines  
Life Line Stanchions: Ten stanchions, stainless steel, one inch diameter tapered, thirty inches high

Cockpit Equipment

Hard Dodger: Dodger fully covers cockpit with six safety glass tinted windows.Protects crew and skipper from excess sunshine, rain, wind and cold. Makes sailing a pleasure in the worst of conditions.
Edison Pedestal:
Steering 36 in. stainless steel wheel, (Capilano, hydraulic steering)
Sestrac Compass mounted on top of pedestal 
Single Lever Throttle with Forward and Reverse side mounted
Remote  Autopilot Controls, side mounted (35 ft. remote wire)
Remote Anchor Up/Down Switch, mounted on side of pedestal
Engine Instruments

Navigation Instrument Panel: SIGNET  Electronics

  1. Wind Speed
  2. Knot Log
  3. Depth Sounder
  4. Wind Angle
  5. Rudder Angle

Forward Cockpit Hatch: Stairway to main saloon, galley, and navigation station.
Aft Cockpit Hatch: Stairway to aft berth, aft head, and engine room.

Bilge Pump: Henderson, manual bilge pump, located port side of cockpit


Teak interior thru out all cabin areas, with lots of bookshelves and storage area. 

Forward V-Berth: Double V-Berths with over/under storage areas and book shelves.
Adjoining double hanging lockers and storage
Right and left spot reading lights and two overhead lights
Hatch with sky light

Forward Head: Sink with hot and cold pressure water.  Manuel pump for back up.
Toilet – Groco, Model K full size toilet seat
Mirror, cabinet storage, and two overhead spot lights
Nicro vent, solar and battery powered

Aft Berth Area:
Double berth with over/under storage areas and book shelves.
Hatch with sky light, steps to cockpit
Right and left spot reading lights and one overhead light
Adjoining lockers and storage areas
Three opening port lights, with screens
Wind generator on/off switch

Aft Head:
Sink with hot and cold pressure water.  Manuel pump for back up.
Toilet – Groco, Model K full size toilet seat
Mirror, cabinet storage, and two overhead spot lights
Shower, with hot and cold pressure water.  
Nicro vent, solar and battery powered
Opening port light, with screen

Saloon & Galley

Straight and L- shaped settees separated by dinning table
(Settees can be made into two single berths)
Over/under storage area, and bookshelves
Two wall lights and two spot reading lights
Thermostat for hot water heat control
Dining : Fold down dinning table, seats eight 

Hot & cold pressure water, manual foot pump for backup
Deep double stainless steel sink
Gimbaled Force 10 propane stainless steel cooking stove, with three surface burners, and oven with broiler.
Cold plate mechanical freezer and refrigerator
Hatch with sky light, steps to cockpit
Large opening port light, with screen
Xintex, Propane fume detector with valve control
One overhead light and one florescent counter light

Navigation Station

Chart table and chart Storage, double bulb overhead light
Large opening port light, with screen
GPS – Furuno, (New 2003)
*2005 Dell Inspiration /6000 Laptop Computer  Screen 15.4 in. 

  1. RAM 2 GIGS
  2. Hard Drive 80 Gigabites
  3. DVD/CD (Movies and music on board)
  4. Built in speakers
  5. Nobeltec Navigation Program
  6. Extensive North America, Canada & Alaska, Computer Charts,   
  7. Computer nylon carrying case

*W.H. Autopilot, Controls and Interface

*Furuno Radar 1721, Daylight-bright, Range 16n.m., 8-tone

*NOTE: (All the above * navigation electronics are intergrated.)

Eight Day Ships Clock with Chimes
Barometer matches Ships Clock
Canon Color Printer BJC – 2000

Radios: NDI-Marine VHF Radio Telephone, Synthesized  
SITEX - SSB Receiver – WX FAX Computer Program Capable
Radio Shack Radio – Multiband Receiver FM, AM, ect.

Electrical Panel:
AMP – HOUR+2, Monitors battery banks, voltage and amperage
Circuit Breakers, switches and fuses
Guest, Battery selector and voltmeter 
One overhead light

Engine Room

Complete easy access to engine maintenance

  1. Oil changes
  2. Oil filter changes
  3. Fuel filter changes, 

Standup headroom 
Work bench with vice and storage
Diesel fired boiler hot water system – Proheat:

  1. Provides hot water to five heaters located through out boat, seven heat outlets.
  2. Also provides hot water to heat exchanger for pressure hot water.
  3. Engine heat exchanger provides alternative heat source for interior of boat. (Boiler off, engine running)

Propeller shaft lock, oil presser activated
Seawater strainer, Groco
Holding tank (5 gallon) 
“Y” valves and manual pump for evacuating holding tank
Fresh water pressure pump
Fresh water selector valves (6), for four-tank system, 160 gallons
Overhead light for engine
Overhead light for workbench


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.