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Used Downeast Custom Cruiser Sailboat For Sale 10 pictures

Boat Description

Honu Kia, This 1976 classic style Downeast 32 cutter with a full keel has been equipped for the true live aboard. Designed to provide comfort, reliability and the ability to leave the dock behind for months.

– Upgraded Sails - 2013
– Stripped and re- gel coated 2007
– Bottom painted 2013
– New closed cell cockpit cushions
– New hot water tank 2015
– Sunbrella skirting around the cockpit with mesh bags 2015

Broker's note:
Honu Kia is a classic; the boats lines are impressive. The owners of this Downeast 32 has spent years living aboard off the coast of Panama. The boat is designed to be sailed. All electrical and plumbing systems provides what is needed to live independently of land. The cockpit is spacious and with the new cockpit cushions, Sunbrella bimini and skirting and custom wood enclosed instrument panel on the binnacle delivers a classic, relaxing and safe for both piloting the boat and entertaining guest. If you have the desire to move aboard, sail the oceans and explore new places at a reasonable price - take a look at Honu Kia
Boat Name Honu Kia Specs Hull Shape: Monohull
Dimensions LOA: 35 ft 6 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 25 ft 10 in
Length on Deck: 32 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 9 in
Displacement: 17000 lbs
Ballast: 5500 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Engines Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yarmar
Year Built: 1976
Engine Model: 3GN30
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 8000
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 27 HP
Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (48 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (70 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (30 Gallons)
Accommodations Number of single berths: 3
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Electronics Log-speedometer - Horizon
CD player
Depthsounder - Horizon
VHF - West Marine
Compass - 2 compass: Pedestal- Richie, 2 - Saturn compass
Autopilot - Simrad 2005 Wheel Pilot
Radio - LG Radio 2011
Sails Storm jib - Staysail - furling
Furling genoa - upgraded 2013
Furling mainsail - upgraded 2013
Rigging Tiller - emergency tiller
Steering wheel
Inside Equipment Battery charger - Prosport 20 - 3 banks
Manual bilge pump
Deep freezer - compressor - 134A
Oven - propane with 3 burners
Hot water - new 2015
Electric bilge pump
Refrigerator - Crosby
Electric head
Electrical Equipment Generator - portable - 1900 W
Outside Equipment/Extras Davits
Cockpit cushions - custom - closed cell foam
Tender - 8' AB inflatable 2013
Solar panel - 3 panels: 50W,135W 1 with regulator
Swimming ladder
Outboard engine brackets
Manual windlass
Covers Bimini Top


As you enter the companionway and head down the hinged staircase; which provides very easy access to the engine compartment, yo have entered the main cabin of these 32.

To your right is the chart table with a single quarter berth located behind it.On your left is the galley with its Corian counter-tops, deep freeze freezer, large refrigerator and a propane oven with 3 burners and a 12" deep single stainless steel sink.

Looking forward there are two single berth lounges. A fold-up table is secured to the bulkhead. Before entry the forward stateroom you encounter a large hanging/storage closet on the starboard side.

The entrance for the head is in the stateroom. The head compartment size is comparable to boats larger.

Sails Rigging

– Mast and spreaders painted and serviced in 2011
– Stays and Shroulds 2001
– Topping lift 2001
– Life Lines 2007
– Main and headsails halyards have replaced and upgraded


– Furling Mainsail - upgrade 2013
– Furling Jib - Upgraded 2013
– Furling Staysail - Upgraded 2013


Solar Panels:

– 50 Watts
– 135 Watt
– Sun Saver - with regulator,remote and monitor

Generator: 1900 Watts

Battery Charge: ProSport 20 - 3 banks

Batteries: 2 -12V


Depth Sounder: Horizon 1998

Speedometer: Horizon 1998

Autopilot: Simrad 2005 - WP30 Wheel Pilot

VHF: West Marine

New since 2013

– Dingy and Suzuki Engine
– Custom Cockpit Cushions
– Upgraded Sails
– Bimini
– Cockpit Screens - Sun shade screens


The boat has been sailed through out Central America and now resides in Naples Florida. It has provided a home for many years to the current owners and can deliver the same comfort, securing and freedom to you.

Approximate boat location: Naples, Florida