Nicholas Potter California 32

Sloop from the year 1937 - 13,8m length - in Spain

Used boat

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460.000 €
(VAT included )
1/37

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Built for Pacific Coast yachting, the California 32 has the reputation of being a formidable racer and a comfortable cruiser - designed by Nicholas S. Potter, AKA the "Herreshoff of the West". Eight of these sloops were built between the mid 1930s and the mid 60s. The California 32 was often a cover girl in the US West Coast yachting press. CHOLITA, ALTAMAR, TEMPEST, ESCAPADE and AMORITA were built before World War II. They were succeeded post war by ATORRANTE and ANDALE – then finally PEGASO in 1965. The first seven California 32s won 14 out of 16 “Sir Thomas Lipton Cups” from 1948 to 1964 and subsequently dominated most other West Coast races. AMORITA has been sympathetically restored and successfully raced on the classic Med circuit – so far ahead of her 1930s timeline, this is a design that can be easily raced by a family crew and also cruised as her designer intended. She is in our view one of very few yachts from this period that appears to be sailing at 10 knots tied to the dock! Fast and furious to sail it is only if you study all her original detail and gorgeous simplicity along with her purity of line, the game is given away - vintage yacht designed before World War II.

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Features of Nicholas Potter California 32:

Basic data

  • Type: Sloop

  • Year : 1937

  • Length: 13.8 m

  • Location: Spain

  • Name: AMORITA

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Nicholas Potter

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.27 m

  • Draft: 2.02 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 9979 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 40 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Volvo Penta D240

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Sloop's equipment

Brokers Comments

Built for Pacific Coast yachting, the California 32 has the reputation of being a formidable racer and a spacious cruiser - crafted by Nicholas S. Potter, AKA the "Herreshoff of the West". Eight of these sloops were manufactured between the mid 1930s and the mid 60s.
The California 32 was often a cover girl in the US West Coast yachting press. CHOLITA, ALTAMAR, TEMPEST, ESCAPADE and AMORITA were manufactured before World War II. They were succeeded post war by ATORRANTE and ANDALE – then finally PEGASO in 1965.
The first seven California 32s won 14 out of 16 “Sir Thomas Lipton Cups” from 1948 to 1964 and subsequently dominated most other West Coast races.
AMORITA has been sympathetically restored and successfully raced on the classic Med circuit – so far afront of her 1930s timeline, this is a design that can be easily raced by a family team and also cruised as her designer intended. She is in our view one of very few yachts from this period that appears to be sailing at 10 speed tied to the berth! Fast and furious to sail it is only if you study all her fresh features and gorgeous simplicity along with her purity of line, the game is given away - vintage yacht crafted before World War II.

History

AMORITA is the last of five vessels of this design manufactured for the founder members of the California 32 One Design Class, founded and run under the supervision of the designer and the first proprietors. The vessels were all launched on the same day in spring 1937. Built using a development method developed by Herreshoff, they were manufactured upside down over a mould, then turned right side up for completion with tremendous savings and greatly improved development. This was the first time on the US Pacific Coast that a major class had been so constructed.
AMORITA was first owned by Bruce Beardsley of Newseaport RI. Subsequently her proprietorships appear to have shuttled between the North American East and West coasts. Nevertheless until the 60s the California 32s raced in many imseaportant events on the Pacific coast with excellent results in races such as the Acapulco Channel Race, Transpac, and Seattle’s Tri-Island. In both 1959 and 1960 AMORITA won the Californian Lipton Cup.
Brought to Italy in 2005 from San Francisco, AMORITA was restored by Cantiere Navale dell’Argentario in Porto Santo Stefano Grosseto for the present proprietor and launched in June 2007. AMORITA won the Mediterranean Panerai Trophy in 2007 and came in second in 2008. She also won the Puig Vela Classica Barcelona that same year.

Construction


- Carvel Oregon pine planking
- Teak keel, horn timbers, stem, deck and rudders
- 1 1/8th inch Oregon pine planking
- White oak frames and deck beams
- Lead ballast
- Bronze fastenings

Accommodation and Domestic Equipment

- Aft proprietor’s compartment via the bridge deck hatch also provides excellent ventilation
- Varnished deck front and raw teak compartment sole
- Mix of white painted bulkfronts and varnished trunk compartment side cut, opening seaport
- Very large double berth with option to convert to 2 x singles
- Excellent access via aft bulkfront to cockpit, below and lazarette
- 2 x Deck front illumination
- Access to engine under berth
- Hanging safe stbd, shelving to seaport
- Stowage safes
- Head to seaport with hand-operated WC and wash tank with bronze hand-operated tap, accessible to all
- Access fwd to Saloon with Companionway steps also from sliding hatch stbd above
- 2 x Settee berths; one each side, book cases / shelving above and outboard
- 2 x Bronze deck front illumination
- Lockers and cupboards each side from sole and above outboard fwd of berths to bulkfront
- Galley with stainless steel sink, chilly fresh water tap only to seaport
- Large US pattern top loading refigerator to stbd
- 2 x Chrome deck front illumination
- Hatch in deck front over
- Fwd to foc’sl

 
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Nicholas Potter California 32

It is a sloop, manufactured by the shipyard Nicholas Potter in the year 1937 and has a sale price of 460.000€.

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