A 25' Amphibicon Class Sloop
(revised 07/28/2001)

For Particulars see the pages on the Amphibicon Class for photos of this boat see the Lichen photo album. There is standing headroom under a lifting top.

Designer/Builder: This class was designed and originally built Mount Desert Yacht Yard  "Lichen" was owned by a family member of the originators. The team that produced the concept was E. Farnham Butler and Cyrus Hamlin. This particular example is believed to have been built by Vator in Helsinki, Finland in 1959.

Construction: These hulls were built in glued strip construction with the interior structure and framing glued in place as well. This has proved to be very durable construction. One sometimes sees boats of this group of designs that have been horribly mistreated by idiots with disc grinders and disc sanders but aside from that they are usually in quite good condition. This boat has been completely painted and varnished inside and out with Kirby paints. The centerboard was rebuilt in early 2001 using oak and epoxy. The winch wire, eyebolt, swivel bolt for the centerboard have all been replaced. Five out of 7 keelbolts have been replaced. Centerboard trunk cap has been replaced with quarter sawn white oak. The inside of the centerboard trunk has been red leaded. All deck fittings have been rebedded. Cabin sole has been refinished as natural wood. All painting and varnishing is completely up to date. The varnish is Epifanes, which we believe to be the highest quality conventional varnish presently available. The paints used are Kirby paints, which are specially made for wooden boats. The bilge has been treated with a borate wood preservative to prevent rot.

Engine: None

Tanks: There is a new 6 gallon gas tank and fuel line. A new 5 gallon water tank has been fitted and new lines run to the sink pump.

Electrical: There is a 12 volt gel cell battery with solar panel charging system, used Ray Jefferson VHF, original depth sounder, and a new 12 volt bilge pump.

Accommodations: There are berths for four people. From forward you have the chain locker, then a very spacious comfortable forward cabin followed by the head. Across from the head is some storage and a solid fuel heating stove with a hanging locker behind it for drying clothes. Next aft is the galley with sink, stove, and ice box. The main cabin has two quarter berths with a table between. The cockpit is roomy. The outboard well is right aft and houses the engine related gear nicely and unobtrusively.

Sails & Rigging: There are 6 sails. The main, two genoas, working jib and storm jib are reported "completely refurbished by Sailcare of Pennsylvania." Two additional sails, one a very worn main and the other a jib which is reported as "OK" were not done. Running rigging is new. There is a new sail cover and a new canvas roll up door into the cockpit both in matching tan.

Equipment Reported:
New 5 gallon water tank and waterlines to sink/pump
VHF, used Ray Jefferson
New 6 gallon gas tank and line.
New wood cradle (treated)
New keel bolts (5 of 7)
Sails (6) four completely refurbished by Sailcare of Pa.
New Running Rigging
New windows
Rebuilt head, all hoses new
New laminate counter tops in galley and head
Blake and Spartan seacocks, 2 new, others refurbished Wilcox Crittenden
New Whale Gusher 10 pump installed and accessible from cockpit
New gel cell battery with solar panel charging system
New life ring
New brass kerosene lamp
Gold gilded mahogany name board and registration boards
Depth sounder, original of British make
25# CQR, with new chain and rode (anchor is painted)
Fisherman anchor, no rust
Original aluminum spars with new cleats and blocks for reefing
New sail cover
New canvas hatch cover
Wood hatch boards
Two new CG approved fire extinguishers
New stainless steel Charlie Noble for wood stove
Wood stove, reported by owner to be "a jewel"
Cooking stove, alcohol recently rebuilt at factory
Original Drawings & Literature
New bronze anchor chain pipe
New bronze swivel cleat/block for main sheet.
New centerboard

Comments: Lichen's present owner has done a great deal of work on her. Most of it was done with the help of emailed advice and sketches from our offices. While the pictures show that some trim remains to be put back and we certainly recommend, as always, an independent survey, Lichen should prove to be a well found boat well suited to extensive coastwise and intracoastal cruising.

Location: Michigan    Asking Price: $12,500 Reduced to $9,750, Reduced to $7,500

Listings are subject to prior sale, withdrawal, or change in price without notice. The particulars given are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. An independent survey is always recommended.

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