The Island Gypsy 32 flybridge cruiser is an immensely popular cruiser designed built by Halvorsen using top of the range equipment and second-to-none workmanship. Better known around the world for their beautiful extremely pricey and expensive to maintain timber yachts, Halvorsen in response to popular demands decided to build a more user-friendly and easier to maintain boat for people who appreciate a beautifully built boat but would like to spend less hours varnishing or maintaining a timber yacht.
The Island Gypsy was designed around the seaworthy fishing trawler hull shape, with a wide-beamed, stable hull with high bow and stabilizing keel. Her mid-ship installed engine and well positioned tanks help stabilizing the boat in ocean condition as well as minimize hull weight aft, reducing drag and enhancing performance. The Island Gypsy, like all gentlemen cruisers of her type, is not a speed boat, but will glide along effortlessly at around 9-10 knots with no wake and as little as 8L per hour of fuel consumption, making her an ideal family boat in the days where high fuel costs are making many power boats a lot less popular.
"Gunner" can only be described as immaculate. Her light tinted timber work inside give her a modern and spacious feel, as her beautiful teak decks and cockpit, which have recently been replaced and present in beautiful condition. Freshly painted, with a pristine woodwork, lining, paintwork, stainless steel work, etc, "Gunner" will appeal to the most discerning buyer. Owned by her adoring owners for many years, she has regretfully been offered for sale, but will be the joy of her next owners.
All equipment on "Gunner" is in perfect operating order, and her engine purrs along beautifully without smoke or any oil leak. Her bilge and engine room are pristine (always have been), and not a corner of the boat has been left without regular attention.
Easy to handle in all weather, she is one of the only Island Gypsies we have ever seen fitted with a bow thruster, which make berthing or picking up moorings a breeze. Dhe is also equipped with a bow spotlight, which make a big difference when anchoring or mooring at night.
Unlike other Island Gyspies, who sometime have a wooden deck, this boat has a solid GRP deck with teak over the top. The teak is of the top quality, unlike many production boat, and is almost 10mm thick, with fine, dense grain and caulking in very good condition. The whole aft section of the deck as well as the flybridge deck was replaced in late 2010 and presents as new.
Other work recently carried out include:
-New exhaust, manifolds and engine water system overhauled (late 2009)
-New alternator (2010)
-New fuel tanks (late 2010)
-New aft bulkhead in lazarette (late 2010)
-Cockpit deck replaced (late 2010)
-Flybridge deck replaced (late 2010)
-Mast repaired and re-installed (late 2010)
-New toilet and holding tank (2011)
-New 120 amps batteries (2) (mid- 2011)
-New railing covers and curtains (mid 2011)
-New fuel solenoid (2012)
-New bimini (2012)
-New flybridge seats (2012)
-New injectors fitted/injector pump re-aligned (mid 2012)
-Full service incl. water pump rebuild and new engine anodes, liquid filters, filters all replaced and full corrosion removal (mid 2013)
-New starter motor (Mid 2013)
-New 2 X 150 amps batteries (mid 2014)
-New flybridge and cockpit covers fitted (l2014)
-New 20H fresh water pressure tank (late 2014)
-New toilet inlet and outlet skin fittings (mid 2015)
-Hull anodes replaced (mid 2015)
-Engine serviced religiously since new every 100 hours
-Hull slipped, antifouled and top sides polished each year (Last antifoul was august 2015)
All service reports, bills and contact for specialists are available on request. Motor manual available.
Furthermore, a July 2015 full out of water survey was carried out. This report was done by an independent surveyor and is valid as a pre-purchase survey for 12 months, saving you around $1200 of pre-purchase costs. This survey report is available on request.
For more information or to arrange for an inspection please contact Anna on 0420 882 296. This boat is offered for sale at a very reasonable price and will not last long on the market. be quick! "Gunner" is moored in Careel Bay, just outside our office and is available for inspection at any time by appointment.
DISCLAIMER: 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
surveyor to investigate such details as the buyer desires. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without
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