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Crusader Yacht Sales

7078 Bembe Beach Road
United States

Fax:  (410) 280-6484

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2000 Sunward - Sparkman & Stephens - Center Cockpit -CUTTER/KETCH


Portland,ME,United States

Main Cabin
Owner's Stateroom
Looking Forward
Walk-thru to Owner's Stateroom
Custom Seating
Guest Stateroom
Galley View
Vanity - in Owner's Stateroom
Guest Stateroom #3
Owner's Head -with Shower Stall
Beautiful Cabin Sole !!
Engine Room  --clean and functional
Fixed Dodger
Spacious Foredeck
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Bright, Open Interior; Classic


**estate sale**

The classic lines of the famous S&S designed Sunward 48 set her apart from other, more "modern" designs.   Most Sunwards were built in the 1980's.  However DANCER, built in 2000, represents a rare opportunity to own one of the last Sunward 48s built.   The most famous Sunward 48 was the venerated WYNTJE, owned by Walter Cronkite.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Max Draft 5 ft 3 inEngine Make Ford Lehman 
Engine Model 2751ELength at Waterline 38 ft 
Length Overall 48 ftEngine Hours 1500 
Number of Engines 1    

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7078 Bembe Beach Road
United States

Fax:  (410) 280-6484


  • Spacious owner's stateroom aft -with ensuite head and shower
  • Bright, open, raised salon interior; Center cockpit with fixed windshield
  • Two private guest staterooms
  • 3 zone reverse cycle AC/heat; 10kw genset (rebuilt 2013)
  • Kubota 10kW genset
  • Autopilot; radar; SSB; GPS/chartplotter
  • Ford Lehman diesel with low hours
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Liferaft
  • Bow-thruster
  • Dinghy and outboard -on davits


Owners Stateroom is aft off galley, has a large queen berth with new inner spring mattress, exceptional storage in hanging lockers and drawers, a short settee, aft facing vanity with S/S sink and mirror over. A large hatch with mounted screen,  and 4 large S/S opening ports provide plenty of air and light. Joinerwork is a combination of varnished teak and mahogany, outboard canefaced lockers and battens along hull sides.   Owners head ensuite to port, the owners head has a Sunward trademark bathtub with shower, a Wilcox Crittenden Skipper head, plumbed for holding tank and overboard discharge. Aft head has capability for fresh or saltwater intake.

Primary Guest Stateroom is forward with chain locker located in bow, wide V-berth and can be used as two single berths or filled for a very generous double. Light and ventilation are excellent; there is an overhead hatch 36 x 36. Overhead lockers, storage under and teak battening against hull sides. Second Guest Stateroom aft to port has generous width, over/under single berths outboard, a hanging locker and plenty of drawer storage. Overhead is a deck hatch.  Enclosed head accompany these forward cabins.

Main Salon is located amidship at foot of the companionway stairs in an outboard facing navigation station on port and extending aft to starboard is the galley. The saloon occupies the full width of this beamy sailing yacht with a comfortable L-shaped settee to port and double seats to starboard. Bookshelves and an entertainment center can be found outboard of the starboard settee and there is additional shelving outboard of the port settee. New courtesy lights have been installed. There are 6 large S/S opening ports, white overhead vinyl headliner secured by varnished, laminated teak and holly beams; exposed hull areas are lined with horizontal, satin-varinshed Ash battens over foam hull insulation; bulkhead trim, bookshelves, lockers and shelving are all varnished Mahogany and mahogany; the cabin sole is all top-quality solid teak and holly with trap access to tanks and bilge; 110v outlets throughout.

Navigation Station is within easy reach of the helm, the outboard-facing navigation station has a full-size chart/navigation table with instruments displayed over. This is a functional, well proportioned work area for planning and executing offshore cruising plans.  Laundry is located behind the aft port bulkhead is the Splendide washer/dryer.


 Cutter/ketch rig

  • Full-batten 9oz mainsail  -w/ lazy jacks ('08)
  • 180% 7oz Mylar genoa  -w/ Harken furler
  • Staysail-8oz Dacron -w/ Harken furler
  • Full-batten 6oz Mylar mizzensail


  • Robertson AP-11 Autopilot
  • Knotmeter/log, Windspeed/direction
  • Icom M-710 SSB transceiver
  • Icom M-59 VHF transceiver
  • Furuno radar & GPS
  • Garmin 4212 GPS/chartplotter


  • Ship's 12 volt system
  • Generator starting battery
  • Engine start batteries,
  • 110V system -w/ 2 30A circuits from shorepower
  • Kubota 10kW genset
  • Battery charger -w/ smart  regulator
  • Xantrex Inverter/charger


  • 3 Blade feathering prop
  • Electric heads; Macerator for holding tank
  • 3 zone reverse cycle AC/heat--  36,000 BTU total
  • 7.5hp bow-thruster- -w/twin  prop 
  • Edson pedestal -w/ dual controls
  • Raw-water deck wash-down
  • Boom gallows
  • Electric windlass
  • 60lb Plow anchor with 250' 3/8" chain
  • 55lb Delta with chain and rode
  • 2000 Caribe rib 12' dinghy; Yamaha 15hp outboard; davits
  • Safety equipment

COMMENTARY -- from a web blogger

The Sunward 48 is the ideal voyaging platform. I own hull number 7 and have logged 25,000 miles in her. To quote a professional mariner of 30 years experience, "The Sunward 48 is the ideal cruising boat. In light airs or heavy seas she will do exactly what you want her to. I have skippered and delivered most of the world's high quality boats including Swans, Oysters and Hinckleys and the Sunward 48 was the best of them all." Its nautical architecture numbers are astounding: comfort motion ratio, sail area to displacement, capsize risk, roll acceleration all point to a boat of amazing stability and strength, yet this vessel routinely sails at eight knots in moderate airs.


Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.