1953 Abeking Rasmussen Yawl 67 For Sale

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Abeking & Rasmussen Yawl

Price: US$65,000

Propulsion Sail
Type Antique and Classics
Length 67’
Hull Steel
Engine/Fuel Diesel
Year 1953
Location United States, United States, Norwalk
Abeking & Rasmussen  Yawl

Alden designed ENCHANTA is a timeless gem. The right person, with a love of antique yachts and yachting will love the one-of-a-kind classic she is. She had a complete refit in the mid 1970s and has been under cover for the past 5 years.

ENCHANTA's pedigree is second to none having been built at the peak of the CCA ocean racing design period by Abeking Rasmussen in Lemwerder, Germany to a design from the Alden office in Boston. She has proven her merit by extensive offshore cruising and an excellent racing record including a Bermuda Race 2nd place. ENCHANTA was built by Dick Steigler who built the A P stores. He raced her actively with the NYYC. Later ENCHANTA was owned by Jonas Salk, followed by Roman Travers. There is a chapter about ENCHANTA in the book Classic Yacht Interiors.

ENCHANTA's rugged steel hull makes her ideal for long range offshore cruising. Her sleek hull with flush decks and her good turn of speed make her a desirable yacht for classic yacht regattas. ENCHANTA can be highly recommended.

She is in need of refit at this point hence the price reduction, this could be a $1,000,000 yacht when she is complete. The boat needs to sell, bring all offers.

Full Specs

Boat name



Model: Yawl
Designer: John Alden
Builder: Abeking and Rasmussen
Keel Type: Full


Bridge Clearance: 0' 0''
LOA: 67' 0''
Length of deck: 62' 0''
LWL: 51' 0''
Beam: 15' 7''
Cabin Headroom: 6' 3''
Maximum Draft: 9' 0''
Minimum Draft: 0' 0''
Displacement: 70000.0 lbs
Electrical Circuit: 110V


Maximum Speed: 8.0


Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 450 gal
Water Tank Material: Other
Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 960 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Number of double berths: 4
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2


Drive Type: Stern Drive
Windlass Type: Electric Windlass
Seller name: Dave Pugsley
Office: Bluenose Yacht Sales- Connecticut
Listing Type: Central/Exclusive
Co-op Type: Available for Co-Brokerage
Listing Title : Bring all offers







Inside Equipment


Electrical Equipment


Outside Equipment/Extras



LOA: 67 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 7 in
LWL: 51 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 62 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 10 ft 6 in
Displacement: 120000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in


Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Single 170hp Detroit 4 cylinder diesel, Morse engine controls. Engine has an Engine Hour Meter. The bronze Luke propeller has a 2" stainless steel shaft and is square.

ENCHANTA's max cruising speed is 7 knots.


Built in 1953 by the Abeking & Rasmussen yard in Germany of Corten steel with an iron structural keel. White Awlgrip finished topsides, black boottop and black bottom paint. Teak 16x10 oval, self-bailing cockpit. Teak deck. Teak deck joinerwork.

ENCHANTA comes with a CAPAC system for cathodic corrosion protection of her steel hull. A constant protection level is maintained by an electronically controlled system.


Sleeps 12 in 4 double berths and 2 queens. There are 2 heads, the one just forward of the master stateroom has an enclosed shower. The pressure water system has a 25 gallon hot water tank. The master stateroom is all the way aft and features one of the queen berths, a wood-burning fireplace, book shelves port and starboard and a comfortable suede settee. The full-width galley is aft of the crew quarters and features 2008 Sea Frost refrigeration and freezer as well as a Shipmate LP-gas stove. The folding dining table is located in the main saloon and will seat 6 to 8 guests comfortably. Additionally, in the main saloon, there is a second wood-burning fireplace. The interior finishes are teak (saloon), black walnut (master stateroom) and mahogany in the galley. ENCHANTA is well ventilated by way of 9 chromed bronze circular hatches which sit in the teak deck, opening to 45 degrees and revolving 360 degrees. There are also 9 opening ports as well as screens.


Steel fuel tank has a capacity of 960 gallons, bronze water tank will hold 450 gallons. Plastic 25 gallon holding tank.


12V starting voltage, 110, 12 and 32 volt lighting voltage. The engine alternator is a 32V 50 amp system with four 8V and two 12V batteries. The electrical panel is circuit breakers. ENCHANTA has a 1986 17kw Northern Lights Auxiliary generator, shore power hook-up, charger, polarity indicator, master switch, battery condition indicator and a Heart Interface Converter.

Sails and Rigging

The sail inventory for ENCHANTA includes a 2006 Banks Genoa, Hood mizzen and main, Hood staysail, Jib roller furling system is by Hood. The boat is yawl rigged with aluminum rigging material, stainless turnbuckles. Keel stepped mast with 87' air draft. Hollow aluminum spars finished with Awlgrip. All 6 halyard winches are Barient and there are 4 Barient sheet winches.

Ground Tackle

75# CQR anchor with chain and 200' rode. The electric windlass is an Ideal.


ENCHANTA's numerous pieces of equipment include a bilge blower, CO2 system, a gas fume detector, 3 electric bilge pumps and one Edson manual pump, a bell, compressor type horn, flares, 2 self-inflatable and ten traditional orange life preservers, one horseshoe ring, a strobe, two searchlights. There are many docking lines, a boathook, 10 to 12 fenders, spreader lights on both the main and mizzen, a Man Overboard pole and EPIRB. Also included in the equipment inventory are a boarding ladder, sail covers, bow pulpit, stern rail, lifelines, cockit awning, dinghy, davits. The extensive collection of blankets, pillows, dishes, flatware, glassware and cooking utensils will be included as will tools.

Electronics and Navigation

The nav station, which is aft of the main saloon, is well equipped with a Weems & Plath Recording Barometer, a Weems & Plath Brass Chronometer, a Danforth Compass, 2 VHF radios, a chromed bronze binnacle, 36 mile Furuno radar, Simrad Robertson autopilot. The depth sounder is a Brooks & Gatehouse with speed and wind indicator and water temperature guage. There are two GPS systems, a Windex masthead wind indicator, a speed log, am/fm radio cassette player, CD player, computer and charts.


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.

This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.