**OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A GREAT WOODEN SAILING KETCH WITH LOT’S OF HISTORY*****
This 1964 Colvin Bugeye was designed by Thomas Colvin & built by Ray Kuafman & friends @ Colvin Manufacturing in Mathews, Va. in 1964. Mr Kaufman was an MIT educated Naval Architect from Williamsburg, Va who circumnavigated the globe in a 45ft ketch named HURRICANE & wrote a book called “Hurricane’s Wake” in 1942.
This beautiful Colvin Bugeye has weathered 7 hurricanes, 5 Nor’easters, & 3 tornados. She has been extremely well maintained & extensively upgraded over the last 29yrs of my ownership. She has sailed from Rockport, Maine to Red Bank, New Jersey to Yorktown, Va. as well as several trips up & down the Chesapeake Bay. She has also been featured in Yachting Magazine & Wooden Boat Magazine as well as local newspapers.
This Colvin is known locally as a resident “Pirate Ship” under the flag of “Calico Jack”. The owner participated in dozens of pirate festivals in Hampton & Yorktown, Va. Also period re-enactments & pirate raids, sea battles & tea parties.
A statement from the current owner:
“I am the 4th owner in This vessel’s 57-year history.
The 3 previous owners combined for the first 28 years.
I have owned her for the past 29 years. I have a lot of interesting history with this boat.”
She comes armed with two cannons if desired.
Upgrades, repairs & equipment include;
Rebuilt engine hatch
Rebuilt Kanzaki transmission
Reconditioned 3HM35F Yanmar Diesel
2 New Deka Pro Master 6 volt/190Ah house batteries
Interstate 12volt 800CCA/1000MCA starting battery
Pro Mariner smart charging system
AIMS 3000w/6000w power inverter
SeaRanger VHF marine radio
Schatz brass ship’s bell clock
LaCrosse Technologies weather station
New steering system
New exhaust hose with bronze thru-hull
New anchor light
New LED’s in all nav lights
Cabin heaters & AC unit
New cabin fans
New 15gal fuel tank
New 15gal holding tank
Two 25gal water tanks
New blue tooth stereo receiver
2 cabin speakers
2 cockpit speakers
Custom mast steps(for easy access aloft)
Lectra San sanitation system(needs servicing)
This 1964 Colvin 40 Bugeye is a “One of a Kind”, custom-built sailing ketch.