3248 Elwood Drive ........... Racine, WI 53406
262-554-1370 ................ fax 262-554-1371
In Illinois cell 847-338-8808
1985 Lafitte 66
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An incredible boat. A Robert Perry designed world cruising ketch. A true dream boat. Now available on the Great Lakes.
This is the owner's stateroom model. She has three private staterooms, plus crew quarters. There are three heads with showers and an additional head with shower for the crew. The interior is finished with beautiful varnished mahogany with a teak and holly sole. The craftsmanship is first class throughout the vessel.
The huge owner's stateroom is aft with a queen size island bed, dual settees on both port and starboard, a dressing table, tons of storage, large private head with separate shower stall, 6 oversize opening ports, a large overhead hatch and two dorades for an incredible amount of light and ventilation. There is a huge hanging locker and lots of well organized storage for personal items on an extended cruise. Moving forward up the private passageway toward the main salon, to starboard just before the salon is the well equipped navigation station.
Up two step into the main salon. There is a large U-shaped dinette/ seating area to port and two occasional chairs built in to port. There is ventilated storage throughout with mahogany grids on the storage space door. The ingenious dining table unfolds both for and aft and extends athwartship with leave to give the owner a bevy of options for entertaining. There is a wet bar complete with icemaker. She has 7 foot headroom in an airy salon with 9 fixed ports giving an almost *pilothouse* feel to the salon.
Aft of the salon on the port side and two steps down is the incredibly complete galley (microwave, trash compactor, food processor, etc.) The built in refrigerator freezer has mahogany doors, over 5" of insulation. She has a 4 burner gimbaled propane stove with oven. There is also a washer and dryer to make cruising a breeze.
Forward of the salon to port is a guest stateroom with a double bed
and private head with shower. To starboard is another guest stateroom
with over and under bunks and another private head with shower. Forward
is the crew quarters in a spacious vee berth. There is a easily removable
filler cushion and another head and shower. The forward bulkhead
has a water tight collision bulkhead.
Autohelm 6000 autopilot, radar, weatherfax, Icom SSB radio, Chartlink, rudder angle indicator, ,speed and distance logs, depth sounder, Signet apparent wind angle and speed indicator, stereo, television, VCR, 6" steering compass VHF. Most of the electronics were replaced in 1996.
Deck and Hull
Fiberglass hull with one inch Airex core constructed to the American Bureau of Shipping Standards for A-1 Yachting Service. The deck is cored with 3/4 inch balsa. Areas where thru-bolted hardware is located are either cored with 3/4 inch marine plywood or are solid fiberglass. The hull is joined to the deck with 1/2 inch stainless steel bolts every four inches. The deck, cabin top and cockpit are planked with 9/16 inch Burma teak. The rudder stock is a massive 3 and 3/4 inch Aquamet shaft welded to a 3/8 inch backbone plate. To prevent osmosis, the underwater hull sections are coated with epoxy at the factory.
The hull was completely professionally refinished with Awlgrip in 1997. The bottom was also completely refinished and epoxy coated in 1997. She has a dodger, cockpit awning, teak deck, fresh and saltwater washdown system, electric dinghy davits, 6-person 13' Projet dinghy with 50 hp Yamaha, electric windlass, anchors, bow pulpit, stern pulpit, double lifelines, electric search light, spreader lights, navigation lights, lifejackets and life rings, U.S. Coast Guard safety package.
Engine and Mechanical
Inboard Perkins fresh water cooled 140 hp diesel, 12.5 KW Kohler generator, fuel filters, lube oil transfer system, engine alarm and emergency stop, engine and stove fuel shut off valves, raw water sea strainer, automatic Halon fire extinguishing system, cockpit engine controls, thermal and acoustical insulation, bilge blower.
Aqua Temp reverse cycle air conditioning system, Bow Jet bow thruster, watermaker, electric and manual heads with holding tanks, 3 automatic and manual bilge pumps.
This page last updated on January 3, 1999