The Aloha 32 comes after the successful Niagara 35 design by Mark Ellis. Many sailors who fell in love with the Niagara, wanted something a little smaller, yet still have the ease of handling, and quality construction of its larger sister. Ouyang Boat Works, of Whitby Ontario, developed the popular Aloha line of yachts, and successfully made about 700 Aloha 32’s. Thanks due to its popularity and rave reviews by owners and cruisers alike.
Aquarelle is her name and is French for ‘watercolour’. If the sailor is the artist, and the boat is the brush, then her travels over the Salish Sea is a wonderful canvas to explore. Thanks to her high aspect rig, she will move in light air, and with a reasonable displacement, she will express confidence in higher winds. Whether for a couple or for a young family, the Aloha 32 will not disappoint both underway, and at anchor.
So Why Should You Buy This Boat?
New! New! New!- This may be a 1984 model, but with a solid fiberglass hull, the owners over the last three years have provided key upgrades that should put new owners at ease: new larger rigging, new 3YM20 Yanmar Diesel, upgraded AGM batteries and enlarged electrical panel.
A Very Roomy Cabin – With a headroom of 6’4” throughout the cabin, you have a very airy cabin that does not feel enclosed, but welcoming and inviting. The unique layout of the interior is what Mark Ellis calls “settee forward”, which is more geared for voyaging by replacing the traditional V-berth with a workshop, sail bins and additional stowage. Compound this with a generous head compartment with a shower and large galley, and you have a well fitted vessel to sniff the coast. Even the main cabin has a Dickinson heater to ward off those cooler nights.
Smart at Sea- It is not too often that you discuss design numbers like ballast/weight ratio in a cruiser, but having a such a ratio of about 40%, Aquarelle is a stiff boat, and should sail at or near her hull speed of just under 7 knots. Also, the inverted-V arrangement of the dual mainsheet controls on either side of the cabin in lieu of a traditional traveler, effectively makes the mainsail self-tacking.
Smart at Anchor- With no traveler and mainsheet to intrude the cockpit, you can sit back and stretch out your legs while reading a book. With the cockpit table, you are able to enjoy those late afternoon tuck-ins and stay in the fully enclosed dodger/bimini when the weather turns. Further, if you need to get to shore, the tender can be lowered from the aft davits. Once smart package that is fully accommodating.
Notes from 2016 Survey “…above average condition…well maintained…no priority repairs or maintenance items required…”
So much more to tell you, so open and read “Full Details” and be ready to be impressed. Then call us to arrange your own private showing. You will clearly be glad that you did. This very special Aquarelle can be yours, and take you in total confidence, from the cruising grounds of the Salish Sea to Puget Sound and why not, even Mexico.
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