Baccara III - 1985 55' LYMAN MORSE BOAT CO. Hood 55 Stoway Ketch
Phillipsburg Saint-Martin (French part)
BACCARA III is a custom sailing vessel designed by Ted Hood and built in Maine by the acclaimed Lyman Morse Boatyard. To date she has had just four owners, with her present owners owning her since 2015. Health reasons are forcing the sale. The current owner has replaced most systems aboard and the boat must be considered "Turn Key" ready to cruise. BACCARA III is a capable and seakindly sailboat that, with her ketch rig and shoal draft keel centerboard hull design, can still transit north/south via the U.S. east coast Inland Waterway. Board up, she draws less than six feet, and with her centerboard down, she sails well to weather. She is currently located on the Carribbean Island of St. Maarten and can be seen by appointment.
BACCARA III has three private sleeping cabins. There are two staterooms -- guest forward and master aft -- with a third single cabin forward of the salon. Joinery is varnished teak interspersed with white intermediate bulkheads in the galley and staterooms; her soles are varnished teak and holly.
Spacious V-berth stateroom is forward with two hanging lockers, lots of drawers and under-bunk storage. A very big overhead hatch and two opening ports provide light and ventilation to the stateroom. Enclosed head has a tub and shower and is accessed directly from forward stateroom as well as from the passageway.
Opposite the head to port is the third cabin which houses a single berth, hanging locker, sink, hatch and opening portlight.
The main salon is unusually spacious. The dining area with L-shaped settee and two swivel chairs provides comfortable seating for six. Lockers and shelves are outboard. Aft is an efficient, well-laid-out U-shaped galley. Opposite the galley is a comprehensive sit-down navigation station with full desk. An abundance of natural daylight makes BACCARA III's salon inviting, complements of overhead hatches and large portlights.
The passageway to the aft cabin contains a big built-in freezer, microwave oven and set of three big drawers and storage.
The master stateroom is aft and has upsized and comfortable single berths to port and starboard, and ensuite head with shower. The master has two overhead hatches, four opening ports, a cedar-lined hanging locker, bookshelves and various drawers and lockers.
All ports, including hull ports, are stainless and opening. BACCARA III is equipped with storm shutters for all port lights and 1/2” Lexan storm windows for the main cabin windows and all hatches. Port lights and the companionway have screens. All berths, including salon benches (which can be used as sea berths), have lee cloths. There are hand rails and fiddles throughout.
Everything about BACCARA III below decks is best described as extremely comfortable. There is nothing about BACCARA III’s belowdeck accommodations that was squeezed in.
The cockpit is of the notable Hood design with easy access to the deck through coaming cutouts. The cockpit table has drop leaves that will accommodate six and has an insulated well for drinks. Starboard side of the cockpit forward also features a navigation table with chart storage.
The U-shaped galley is designed for offshore use, yet is within easy reach of the salon dining or the cockpit. All countertops have fiddles. A bar is located next to the galley with ice-maker and bottle storage.
- Force 10 3-burner stainless steel propane stove with oven and broiler
- Stainless steel sink (oversized)
- Hot and cold pressure fresh water with back-up pedal pump
- Saltwater pedal pump
- Toaster oven, coffee maker, knife sharpener, cutlery, dishes
- Front and top loading refrigerator with Frigiboat refrigeration systems
- Built-in freezer in the aft passageway with Frigiboat refrigeration system
Electrical and Mechanical
THE ENGINE ROOM HAS BEEN TOTALLY REFITTED IN 2020 WITH NEW WIRING, BREAKERS, SWITCHES AND THE PERKINS DIESEL WAS OVERHAULED.
- Northern Lights 9 KW generator
- 12VDC/110VAC systems
- Victron inverter/charger
- LINK battery monitoring system
- (7) Marine batteries with approx. 1300 amp hours
- Momentary switch to allow use of house bank for engine start
- (3) 50 amp shore cords
- Wiring and plumbing in place for watermaker
- (2) Air conditioning units with reverse-cycle heating - new 2020
- Furuno 1831 24nm radar w/ two displays (2014)
- Furuno weatherfax with NAVTEX
- ICOM-80 VHF
- ICOM SSB
- Autohelm 7000 autopilot, (2) station controls: helm and nav station
- Autohelm depth sounder
- Autohelm wind instruments
- Pioneer CD player: (2) speakers in main salon, (2) speakers in cockpit
- HEC DVD player
- Perkins Model: 6-3544M engine, 135 hp - rebuilt fall 2020
- MaxProp 3-blade feathering propeller
- Borg Warner velvet drive transmission with thrust plate Hobco shaft brake
- FE-241 fixed fire system in engine room and generator spaces
- Engine alarms
- Bilge alarm system
Sails and Rigging
- North Main sail
- #1 Genoa Gennaker Mizzen
- Yankee jib Staysail
- Storm trysail Storm staysail Mizzen staysail
- Hood Hydraulic Stoway in-mast furling main mast
- Hood Hydraulic furling headstay
- Hood manual in-mast furling mizzen mast
- External Storm Trysail track on main mast
- Lewmar Commander hydraulic control system, for main mast, headsail furling
- Lewmar hydraulic power primary and secondary self-tailing sheet winches.
- Wire halyard reel winches for main and mizzen
- Ideal 110 VAC windlass
- 65# CQR with 250’ of 3/8” chain
- 50# Delta with 250’ of 3⁄4 nylon and 30’ of chain
- 65# Hi-tensile Danforth
- 35# Hi-tensile Danforth
- 105# Luke folding Fisherman’s
- (2) Additional 3⁄4” nylon rodes, about 250’ each
- Dual anchor chocks on bow
- Fresh and saltwater pressure outlets on the foredeck
- Deck, cabin trunk and all on-deck fiberglass surfaces were refaired and refinished with Alex Seal epoxy (similar to Awlgrip) (2015)
- Cockpit dodger (2015) General:
- Avon 6-person offshore canister life raft
- Lexan storm shutters for salon windows and companionway
- Reversible Bowmar hatches
- Hood stainless dorades with S/S guards
- (2) Swim ladders
With her centerboard up, BACCARA III only draws 5'-9", and with board down, she draws approximately 11 feet.