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1988 Ericson 32-3

Fairhaven, Massachusetts


This Ericson 32 is located in Fair Haven, MA

Currently covered with a relatively new Fairclough cover, she is accessible for showing
via the boarding ladder.

The current owner has made a number of improvements since buying Esprit about 8 years ago:

New Raritan head, hoses, and macerator pump.
New fuel tank
New SS Hot water tank
New ports & hatches
New Belmar alternator and digital regulator
New water pump
New flat screen TV with Majestic antenna and stereo

The lavish teak interior gives a warm comfortable ambiance below
while providing a full 6' 2" headroom and a spacious 10' 10" beam
plenty of comfort for the cruising family.

There is a spacious U shaped galley to starboard with hot and cold pressure water,
a 10" stainless steel sink with through-hull drain. It has a gimballed 2 burner stove with oven
and safety bar for those intrepid souls that expect the ships cook to provide a hot meal
while under way.

There's a 6 cubic foot insulated ice box with insulated top and lid. A tilt-out dish caddy that
holds ten full place settings. To give you an idea of the thoughtful planning that went into the
Ericson 32, they even thought to have a trash compartment that opens to the cockpit through a
lazerette hatch. Who thinks about making garbage convenient?

There are plenty of drawers and cabinets for storage, a top loading dry storage bin and even a
built-in wine rack.

The nav station is to port and just forward of the spacious 6' 6" quarterberth on the
port side.

Forward of the nav station is the settee with seating for 4, and a convertible dinette that
provides a 6' 6" by 4' berth.

Forward is the owners stateroom secluded by a private teak panel door complete with a
private changing area and a large hanging locker.

On deck Esprit has everything you need for that casual afternoon sail on a balmy Sunday
afternoon, or for missing by inches, white knuckle competitive racing. This
boat is equipped to be sailed to your design. (Or your spouses, if you are looking to provide some
harmony on your sailing adventures).

She has the wing keel option providing a shoal draft and offering substantial lift upwind.
The wings are angled down slightly at the leading edge to produce windward lift when the
boat heels.

There is a significant sail inventory. See Additional Info Section for all the details.

Esprit has been raced competitively over the years and has collected dozens of trophy's. This is
a boat that someone can have some fun with and hone their sailing skills.

Definitely a boat to be considered.

Please call the listing broker for an appointment.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Esprit
Make: Ericson
Model: 32-3
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ERY32741K788
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Winged Keel


Length: 32'6 ft
Length Overall: 32 ft
Beam: 10'10 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: M25XP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 23hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Feathering
  • Year: 1988


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sloop


Larry Rutter
Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC


Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales LLC
83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809



LOA 32' 6"
LWL 25' 10"
Beam 10' 10"
Draft 4'5" ----- Wing Keel
Displacement 9800 lbs
Ballast 4200 lbs
Engine Universal Diesel
Fuel 22 Gallons
Water 30 Gallons
Masthead Rig
Total Sail Area 496 sq ft
100% For Triangle 289 sq ft
Main 207 sq ft
Rig Dimensions
I 42' 0"
J 13.75'
P 36' 0"
E 11.5'

KEEL:  Wing ( Provides performance equal to deep delta fin keel)

Universal M25XP diesel, 23hp, ( low hours since boat used more for racing than
The propeller is a two blade feathering prop.
There are three marine 12V batteries.

Fresh water : 30 gallons
Fuel Tank: 22 gallons ( fuel tank replaced in 2011 by Pleasant St. Marina)
Holding Tank: 10 gallons ( can be pumped out with macerator pump)

Main Sail, fully battened Haarstick sail , CXP6/CXP7 laminate, Triradial, 2009
Genoa, 145% furling Haarstick sail, CXP^/CXP7 laminate, Triradial, 2010
Genoa, 100% furling Haarstick sail, Vectran, 2005, seldom used
Spinnakers: 1/2 oz and 3/4 oz spinnakers complete with pole and sheets and guys. good
Mast is fitted with accessories for spinnaker use.
Kevlar Racing Sails: Full set of Kevlar sails including;
Full battened big roach Main sail, Thurston
Light #1 genoa , full sail and not furling, Thurston
Heavy #1 genoa, full sail and not furling, Thurston
Heavy #3 genoa, full sail and not furling , Thurston
(note: these sails have not been used since we started using
furling sails for racing, they are in good condition)
A new Harken roller furling system was installed in 2007.
A new Sailtec hydraulic back stay adjuster was installed in 2007
A new Harken coach top Traveler, 2004

Two Barient #27 self tailing primary winches
One Barient #21 self tailing main sheet winch on coach roof
One Barient #21 main halyard winch on coach roof
One Barient #18 jib halyard winch on coach roof

Radar: Furuno 1621 Antenna mast mounted
VHF radio: iCOM , IC-M402
Datamarine Corinthian Meters for Depth, Wind speed and direction, Boat speed
GPS MAP Garmin 130 mounted at the nav station
GPS MAP Garmin 546 with mount at the wheel, New 2010
Ritchie Binnacle Compass, New 2007
Stereo/CD player and speakers

Standard Ericson 32 Galley with Ice Box and Two burner CNG stove

Standard Ericson 32 interior.
New Raritan manual head , 2012
New faucet in head, 2013

Fairclough custom winter cover and frame
Five jack stands for winter storage
Emergency tiller
Weems & Plath tide clock and barometer 
Garmin e charts West Marine life jackets in carry bag new
Danforth anchor with 150ft Rhode
New spare halyards 4 winch handles
19" 12 volt TV with Magellan antenna 
New boom vang 12volt vacuum 
Outboard motor caddy Staff with ensign 
Numerous spare parts Service manuals with pictures and illustrations
Shurflo pressure water pump
Million candle power spot light.
Spare filters belts Olin marine safety kit

Full complement of standard and inflatable PFD's.
Recently purchased Life Sling

The Hull was sand blasted prior to 2016, barrier coated with 5 coats on Intreprotect barrier coat and painted with VC Offshore bottom paint. The bottom has been resurfaced with VC Offshore annually and wet sanded to optimize racing performance.
Since 1996 until 2016 the boat had been stored during the winter season inside of a shed, and is  now winter covered with a full Fairclough cover.

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.
Additional Contact Information

Listing Broker:

Cell: 401-338-3554

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