McGowan Loop Cruiser
File Number: PA5792
Broker: Ernest Hamilton
Location: New Brunswick
LOA / LWL: 24' 10" / 23' 10"
Beam: 7' 1.5"
Displacement: 3,929 lbs
Hull: ½” Oukume Marine plywood with 24 oz. tri-axial sheathing; Deck: 2 layers of ¼” Oukume Marine plywood w/ 6 oz. fiberglass cloth. The hull has full foam floatation. Pale gray hull, white boottop; red bottom paint; white deckhouses and decks with non-skid; hard-top with side curtains; solar panels on the hard-top; flag mast; stainless steel bow pulpit; chain locker under the recessed foredeck; anchor roller; patent forward hatch.
The yacht sleeps 4; 6’1” headroom under the hard-top. Two single berths forward; Dickinson (vented) LPG heater; Galley aft with the sink and icebox with Isotherm (water cooled) 12 V refrigeration to port and the Eno stainless steel LPG 3 burner stove with oven and counter space to starboard. The cockpit has the helm forward to starboard and a beautiful bird’s-eye maple removable cockpit table; bench seating port and starboard. There is a potential of a forth berth on the port side cabin bench seat. The Aft-Cabin has a quarter-berth to starboard and an ‘Airhead’ composting head to port. There is a small aft cockpit with anthwartships bench seat.
The interior is finished in ash with cherry trim and locker facings; 2 – 20 gallon PVC water tanks under the cockpit sole.
2019 Yamaha 40 HP outboard with 188 hours; 15 amp alternator; 2 – 27 gallon PVC (fuel rated) fuel tanks under the seat in the aft cockpit; cruising speed: 8-10 Kts.; top speed 13 Kts; the owner reports fuel consumption of 1 GPH at 8 kts.
12 volt DC system supplied by the 15 amp alternator on the engine and by 2 - 100 watt solar panels; 2 – 100 amp/hr. AGM house-system batteries; 1 – 12 volt starter battery; circuit breaker panel; LED cabin and navigation lights.
Raymarine Radar with Axiom GPS/plotter with sonar; Raymarine #52 VHF; Ritchie compass.
Dock-lines; fenders; 16 lb. Lewmar claw (Bruce); anchor; 30’ chain leader; 140’ of ½ nylon rode; Whale ‘Gusher’ manual bilge pump; 500 GPH Rule electric bilge pump.
2019 Load Rite ‘5 Starr’ aluminum, tandem-axel trailer; licensed and inspected.
PARTICULARS AS SUPPLIED BY THE OWNER ARE BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT BUT ARE NOT WARRANTED.
This is the second build of the Laurie McGowan ‘Loon’ design mentioned, in concept, in Wooden Boat Magazine (#244). In my many years in business I have seldom, if ever, offered a virtually new boat so beautifully built and finished. She should be considered in ‘as new’ condition and she is ready to cruise.
With her tumblehome aft, oval ports, and the springy curve of the hard-top, she is a small yacht with a lot of character. She is for sale due to a change in the owner’s cruising plans.
I want a boat in which to cruise the Great Loop... so began Jack Monturi's letter to Laurie McGowan and Michael Scharcht, the guys who accepted the challenge to draw up LOON, a 24' 1" fuel-efficient outboard cruiser designed for amateur home construction. Read up on the concept design in WoodenBoat Magazine No 244. www.woodenboat.com/loon-11
With the water and fuel tanks low down in the boat and fairly flat bottom in the aft end, she is quite stable considering the narrow beam and has a quick motion in a seaway. Cockpit roof is relatively light and does not affect her roll.”