This is a racing cruiser. Put on the seat cushions, doors, stove (does not have one currently), and table and you have a very fast cruiser
This is not your typical Sydney 41. Built in 1994 she is either hull #1 or #2. One of them won the Sydney to Hobart race that year.
Spirit Walker has won almost every race on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron over the past 20 years including the Chicago to Mac Overall in 2015 and Boat of the Year twice.
All cushions, doors, and the folding table are part of the package. She can easily be set-up for fast cruising.
Beam: 12 ft 1 in
LOA: 40 ft 10 in
Hull: Kevlar and Fiberglass.
Modifications (these modifications were reported when getting the PHRF certificate):
Her 8 ft 5 in fin keel was replaced with a custom 9 ft keel to gain an extra 0.2 knots. 0.2 knots over a 300 mile race, that’s a win!
Her mast was replaced with a more rigid aluminum mast and the rigging was changed to accommodate an average of 8 knots of wind, rather than the ocean-going 25 knots.
Sails: She has a 2 year old Evolution mainsail and a 1 year old #1 and #3. She also has a 1 year old Evolution Drifter that has been used twice. These sails were only used for long distance regattas – Chicago to Mac, Queens Cup, Clipper Cup, and Tri-state.
She also has the older set 1, 2, 3, 4, 0.4, 0.5, 0.75, 1.5, code zero and main. And an assortment of practice sails.
A new A2 is on the way, but will need a 11″ prod installed to match the sail. Cost is $900 – $2500 depending on what you choose.
Electronics: She has a two year old B&G H5000 processor, laptop with Expedition software, 2 chart plotters, 3 20/20 mast displays, a digital display, compass, and VHF with handheld.
Engine: 38 hp Yanmar diesel.
Propellor: Folding propellor.
Drive Type: Sail Drive
Kevlar spin pole
I re-bedded all the hardware on the deck with butel tape (not silicon) with the exception of the stern stanchions.
You get everything. Fenders, flares, first aid kit, Lifesling2, MOM 8-A, binoculars, signal flags, sewing kit, Mikita variable speed buffer, 2 12’ Fiberglas ladders, spare parts, tools, flashlights, knives (strapped to the Cunningham as required by the Mac) etc. This boat is Mac ready.