Broker’s Best – Frers Derecktor 64

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Frers Derecktor 64
The drafting table of notable Buenos Aires-based yacht designer Germán Frers has produced many excellent sailboats. Prominent in the portfolio of Frers (and company Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering) is the entire sailboat production lines of Hallberg-Rassy (since 1989), much of the Nautor Swan line (since the 1980s), and Hylas. High caliber custom designs abound too and can be found the world over winning races and cruising to distant shores.

One such example is the center cockpit, aluminum-hulled Volcano, a Frers Derecktor 64 built in 1978 as a part of a series of custom ocean racers for yachtsman Llwyd Ecclestone to take on the iconic Newport to Bermuda Race. The Derecktor name may ring some bells with those from the East Coast, as it refers to the famed Derecktor Shipyards of Mamaroneck, New York, where these sailboats were built.
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Volcano didn’t stop at the Newport to Bermuda Race circuit and has since lived a life as a couple/family cruiser plying the waters between Mexico and Alaska. You may have even seen Volcano in the conspicuous Elliott Bay Downtown Sailing Series in previous years.

This 64-footer has two enclosed heads and two large staterooms (aft cabin and forward) in addition to port and starboard cabins (with two bunks apiece). The spacious interior combined with the 135-horsepower inboard diesel Perkins, 280-gallon tanks of both fresh water and fuel, the aluminum hull, and a straightforward rigging plan have “dream cruise with the family” written all over it.

If interested in Volcano, you can inquire for more information from local dealer Swiftsure Yacht Sales. Price listed at $377,000.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show, Alt for Norge. He loves living in a state where he can explore the ocean and mountains in the same day.

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