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Designed by Ted Hood and built to the highest standards by Bristol Yachts, HERON features a shoal draft, heavier displacement hull form with efficient centerboard that combine to provide excellent upwind performance, comfortable motion in a seaway and tremendous interior volume for a yacht this size. Her draft of less than five feet with centerboard up allows access to less-crowded cruising grounds normally limited to much smaller yachts. HERON has benefited from many recent upgrades and is well equipped for extended shorthanded cruising, with many unique features including a larger 100 hp engine and four topside hull ports.
1987 4680.00 HRS 100.00 HP
1987 4680.00 HRS 100.00 HP
Heron sleeps four in two staterooms, plus two in the main salon. The interior is beautifully detailed with hand-rubbed satin-finished teak, with paneled cabin doors and louvered locker fronts throughout, and a varnished solid teak and holly cabin sole. Numerous opening portholes, hullports and hatches with hinged screens provide very nice light and ventilation throughout. Tasteful décor includes curtains and throw pillows.
The forward cabin has a large V-berth, with a seat in the middle and a filler cushion that can be used to create a double berth. There are two hanging lockers and extensive storage space throughout, including twin bureaus and multiple lockers above the berths on each side. A large opening hatch and two opening portholes provide great light and ventilation. Forward of the cabin is access to a divided chain locker.
The enclosed head with shower is aft and to port, with access from the forward stateroom or from the main salon. There is a toilet, vanity with porcelain sink, shower and custom oval teak-framed mirror. A ventilator and opening porthole provide light and ventilation.
The main salon has a full length settee to starboard that extends to a double berth, with multiple storage lockers outboard. An L-shaped settee to port extends to a double berth when needed for extra guests. There is a drop-leaf table just off center with useful utensil/bottle storage in the middle, easily accommodating six guests when fully opened. There are louvered-door storage compartments above and outboard, as well as enclosed storage behind the settee seat back. Two fixed hull ports provide extra light and visibility.
The U-shaped galley is aft to starboard, conveniently located next to the companionway. There is extensive countertop area and abundant storage throughout.
The forward-facing navigation station is in the passageway to port, featuring a large chart table with storage under and flush-mounted electronics. Electrical panels and large access doors to the engine and generator are inboard, opposite the nav station, with additional access panels on all sides for exceptional accessibility. A hull portlight enhances light and visibility.
The aft stateroom has a centerline queen berth with an abundance of louvered-door front storage compartments and drawers on both sides, and a large hanging locker to port. Custom mattress with memory foam. Natural light and ventilation are provided by four opening portholes and a large deck hatch.
The private aft head is to starboard with toilet, vanity, porcelain sink, tile floors and separate shower stall. Two opening portholes provide light and ventilation.
The hull is constructed of hand-laid solid fiberglass, and the deck is hand-laid fiberglass with end grain balsa core. Hull is Flag Blue Awlgrip with white double boot stripes, gold cove stripe and blue bottom. Deck is white with beige non-skid. There is also a varnished teak rub rail with stainless striker. Centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 4’-11” with board up and a maximum draft of 11’ with board down.
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