2014 - Hull #32
We considered it a rare opportunity to own an award winning Outremer 51. These are highly desirable world cruisers and rarely come to market.
In 2013, Outremer updated their award winning 49 model and created the 51. It was essentially the same boat, but they modernized the design with square windows, a more Scandinavian looking interior, weight savings throughout, longer transoms and other various improvements. It was an instant success.
Our Outremer is an outstanding example of why these boats are in such demand. Owner operated and professionally maintained to the very highest levels, the original build selected nearly every upgrade option available.
The Outremer optional upgrades included:
- Carbon Longeron with Staysail and larger Genoa
- Air Conditioning
- Upgraded Antal deck gear
- 3x Electric 2-speed winches,
- Watt&Sea Hydrogenerator
- Bimini & Carbon Wheel
- Sat Phone & Full Instrument Nav Panel
- Cockpit enclosures/cushions
- Global 120/230v, 50/60Hz charging capability
- And much much more...
We have also upgraded many items over the past three years, including:
- New Engines
- New Solar
- New Batteries
- New Paint
- New Rigging
- New Anchor & Chain
- New Dingy & 25hp Outboard
- New Instruments
- New lines, halyards, sail bag & more...
Archer has five different sails, covering every angle of attack. All made by French sailmaker Incidence, the sail cloth is Hydranet, an upgrade that is ideal for global cruising. It has the longevity of a sail cloth (vs a laminate) but is much stronger than Dacron.
The sails include a Hydranet squaretop mainsal, Hydranet overlapping Genoa, Hydranet Staysail, Dacron asymmetrical Reacher and Dacron symmetrical Spinnaker.
Inside the main salon we have a drop table that converts to a day bed, a U-shaped galley with 3-burner stove & oven, LED lighting, forward facing nav table and a tasteful selection of light oak and dark grey fabrics.
The Navigation Table features a PC connected to the NMEA network to run TimeZero, a navigation software that does weather routing, AIS, radar and more.
We love the protection of the U-shaped cockpit, which is very secure and safe underway. There is little chance of someone falling overboard with this style setup and the table itself seats 10 people for dinner.
The cockpit has custom designed cushions with back rests, outdoor pillows and a full weather enclosure with flyscreen and clears that roll up.
We installed a custom spring mattress with a foam top which dramatically improves the live-aboard experience. The two stern staterooms both have Queen sized beds.
Archer is a 3-cabin "Owner's Version" that converts the Port hull into one long stateroom with a larger Head in the bow area. The sliding door by the stairs closes off the hull for privacy and there is good storage for clothes (hanging and shelved). The daggerboard casing is covered in a synthetic leather with high quality stitching.
The master head has a large sink, electric (freshwater) toilets and a large stand up shower with 6'8" of headroom. Elizabeth calls it our "loo with a view."
The optional bunk bed setup was selected for Archer, providing a fold down single bed over the lower double. We keep all of our spare parts under this bunk and it includes a full tool set (drills, spanners, wrenches, electrical items, stainless parts, fiberglass kit, and more. Everything you need to be fully self sufficient at sea.
There is a second head on the Starboard side and a separate shower, which we converted to a hanging closet and additional freezer storage for long distance provisioning. There is also another shower on the back transom.
Archer has every navigational option you could ask for, including a SSB Radio, Iridium 995 Satellite Phone with wireless sidekick router, 12v TV monitor, Boat PC, Furuno FI-50 Multi Instrument Panel, Battery inverter controls, EPIRB and Icom VHF.
We updated the stock 580 watts of solar and replaced it with 1,260 watts on the davits plus a further 550 watts on the bimini. An additional and completely unnecessary 400 watts can also be clipped to the trampolines. Archer does not have a Generator and would never need one with this set up. We have unlimited power and leave our inverter on 24 hours a day.
We upgrade Archers dingy to a new AB12 Aluminum hull RIB plus a new 25hp two-stroke Yamaha outboard. Yes, you can go tubing or wakeboarding behind this dingy!
Parts & Extras
We carry all the equipment on-board needed to travel the world independently: spare engine parts, spare running rigging, spare kevlar shroud, all tools, safety gear (inflating lifejackets & tethers, EPIRB, 2x ditch kits, etc), watermaker filters & chems, kitchen appliances, dinner wear, utensils, pots/pans, bedding, decorative pillows, deep sea fishing rods and reels, outdoor bean bag chairs, sun shade, etc. This boat is ready to go anywhere!