Slip Away

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Slip Away is For Sale

1978 Islander Freeport 41' ketch-rig cruising yacht in excellent condition

Price: $89,000 USD

Slip Away is currently located in Jacksonville, FL

Contact: svslipaway @ (leave out spaces)

Phone:  (513) 680 - 0976

Slip Away is well-equipped for offshore cruising and is in turn-key condition.
Present owners have restored, upgraded and maintained Slip Away over the past 17 years while cruising around the world.
Slip Away
is a strong, sturdy vessel that can handle offshore conditions, and she is also extremely comfortable at anchor.
With her traditional lines, she's a beautiful boat too!

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Yacht Specs:

Length: 41 feet

Beam: 13 feet

Draft: 5 feet

Main Mast height above water: 53 feet

Gross tonnage: 18

Net Tonnage: 16

Number of staterooms: 2 Master stateroom with queen berth aft + large v-berth

Number of heads: 2


  • Full-batten main constructed by Hood Sailmakers in 2007 and still in very good condition.

  • Genoa and full-batten mizzen new in 2017, purchased from Zoom Sails, New Zealand/Malaysia.  Sails constructed of Dimension Polyant C-Breeze Dacron.

  • Staysail new in 2003.

  • Genoa and staysail both on ProFurl roller-furling equipment.

  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker with ATN Spinnaker sock

  • Standing rigging: Over-sized wire rigging with Norseman fittings on main mast and swage fittings on mizzen

  • Chainplates & Tangs new 2011-2013.


  • Main engine: Yanmar, 4JH4-HTE, 110 horsepower turbo diesel, new 2007, 3715 hours as of May 2019

  • Generator: Northern Lights, M643, 5kw diesel

  • Numerous spare parts for both Yanmar main engine and Northern Lights generator

  • Batteries:

    • House Bank: Six Trojan T-105 6-volt wet cell deep cycle

    • Start Battery: Trojan 30SHX 12-volt wet cell deep cycle

  • PYI Dripless shaft seal

  • PYI Max Prop 23 three-blade

  • Tankage:

    • Diesel: 168 gallon (636 liter) stainless steel tank (new 2004)

    • Water: 125 gallon (473 liter) plastic tank (new 2004)

Cruising Equipment:

  • Ground tackle:

    • Primary anchor: 30 kg/66 lb. Bruce on 330 feet 3/8 chain

    • Secondary anchors: 45 lb. CQR and 52 lb. Fortress, as well as smaller Danforth stern anchor

  • Anchor windlass: Lofrans Tigres (new 2009)

  • Solar panels: Four Kyocera 130-watt solar panels 2 mounted on stern pulpit, and 2 mounted on cockpit roof.

  • Inverter/Charger: Xantrex MS3000 Sine Wave Inverter, 140 Amp Charger (new 2009)

  • Refrigeration/Freezer: Technautics Cool Blue, 12 volt, air-cooled compressor with cold plate. Two units one for refrigerator and one for freezer.

  • Stove: Seaward Princess two-burner stove with oven.

  • Watermaker: Watercraft Watermakers 120 volt AC, 20 gallon per hour watermaker, made from generic components Cat pump, Koch membrane and other off-the shelf items (easily maintained)

  • Dinghy and Outboard: Apex A-10 lite RIB with Yamaha Enduro 15hp two-stroke outboard engine

  • Dinghy Davits: Kato Marine

  • Liferaft: Lalizas 4-person offshore life raft (purchased new in 2017). Can be serviced worldwide.

  • Heads: Lavac heads installed forward and aft. Aft head connected to 30 gallon holding tank.

  • Deck Shower: Scandvik fresh-water shower installed in cockpit (new 2016)


  • Radar and Chartplotter: Furuno Navnet Radar with C-Map chips for numerous areas around the world. Magnetron replaced in radar 2019.

  • Wind/Speed/Depth: Simrad IS15 instruments. Depth transducer new 2019.

  • Autopilot: Simrad/Robertson AP20 - NEVER failed us on our circumnavigation!

  • AIS: Vesper Marine Class B transponder and receiver (stand-alone unit)

  • 12 volt receptacle and tablet mount at helm for additional navigation aids.

  • ICOM M-802 SSB radio, also programmed for HAM channels

  • Standard Horizon GX1600 VHF radio with cockpit Command-mic and GPS input

  • VHF antennas:  Gam Electronics SS-2 antenna on main mast (new 2019), AIS-tuned Morad Electronics antenna on mizzen (new 2017)

  • ACR GlobalFix Epirb

Cosmetics (Exterior & Interior):

  • Fiberglass cockpit roof with stainless steel supports, constructed in 2009, providing platform for canvas/strataglass full cockpit enclosure.

  • Hull re-gelcoated in 2009 and holds a beautiful shine.

  • Decks and cabintops resurfaced and painted with Awlgrip marine paint (2017)

  • Jotun Seaforce 90 bottom paint (renewed 2019)

  • Interior headliner removed and replaced with laminate panels with oak strips provide easy access to deck hardware

  • Varnished interior

  • Closed cell cockpit cushions with custom covers which are removable for washing


  • Dive Compressor: Bauer Jr. with 5hp Honda gas engine, mounted on back deck (can be removed and sold separately if new owner does not want the compressor) + four aluminum dive tanks.

  • Numerous hardware upgrades, including self-tailing winches in cockpit.

  • A detailed list of all the extensive upgrades and improvement can be provided upon request.

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