Clean and solid, well maintained, this 32-foot diesel auxiliary cutter was designed to sail single handed on trans-Atlantic/Pacific passages. Extensive use of natural teak in the interior.
– Hood Roller Furler
– Doyle-Main Sail Footed Batten Main - Minimal use since 2005
– Doyle Genoa (135-150?) - Minimal use since 2005
– Cruising Spinnaker
– Stainless Steel Bowsprit
– Cockpit Cushions - Pacific Blue
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 32 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 6 in
LWL: 23 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 9 in
Displacement: 9600 lbs
Ballast: 4000 lbs
Total Power: 27 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1984
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 27 HP
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 1
Manual bilge pump
Shore power inlet
Little Bit of History - Bayfield Boat Yard Ltd.
For 18 years the Bayfield Boat Yard, located in south-eastern Lake Huron, manufactured renowned long keeled cruising boats. Starting up in 1970 most boat builders were developing fin-keeled racer/cruisers, so when Bayfield debuted its first boats the Bayfield 23 and the Bayfield 30 in 1973, they definitely turned more than a few heads.
Bringing the traditional look back, the Bayfields were a sight to see with their clipper bows, wooden trail boards with scroll work and on some designs, additional wooden trim and wooden taff rails.
In 1973, after selling a number of Bayfield 30s in the United States they changed the name of the boat to Bayfield 32 to reflect the length of the boat and then again for the 36/40 in 1982.
While in production they made the Bayfield 23, 30/32, 25, 29 and 36/40. A fun fact about the 32 is that were at least three standard mast heights. In 1983 Bayfields Factory Manager Don Heart was issued a challenge from a Douglas 32 owner and Bayfields Designer Ted Gozzard wouldnt have his boat beaten! Ted raised the mast an additional seven feet to enlarge the sail area and they easily beat the Douglas 32. After making four additional tall rigged 32s they cut back the height by three feet. Those five boats are called the 32Cs and have a sail area of 662 sq. ft. instead of the original 525 sq. ft. (we happen to have one for sale! Check it out here ). The taller rigged boats are highly sought after because they are considerably faster than the boats with smaller rigs.
After some management changes, and designer Ted Gozzard leaving to start his own company in 1984, Bayfield Boat Yard Ltd. closed their doors in 1988. Since then there have been a few manufactures that have purchased molds and designs with the intention of reviving the Bayfield line but other than a few small productions nothingsignificant has been done.
Bayfieldshave stoodthe test of time beautifully and have a strong and passionate owners group. They are steeped in Great Lakes tradition andeach boat is a real showpiece.Youll fall in love with the traditional style and comfortable interior. If you want to travel the Intracoastal Waterway or just cruise around the Great Lakes, a Bayfield is a perfect choice.
History of This Bayfield 32C
The Meri Mac has beenkepton the Great Lakes her entire life and if yousailedin lowerLake Huron or out ofPort Huron Yacht Clubin the 80s and 90s you have likely seen her.She has only had four owners and two of them were from the same family whopurchased theboat newin 1984. Shes been extremely well cared for and is in excellent condition.The boat isa must see with all of her updates, so come on out and take a peek. Click here for a brochure and contact information.
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.