Sold - $130,000

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"Nepenthe" is a wonderful example of the classic Downeaster.  The current owners have had her professionally maintained by Lyman-Morse since the purchased her in 2004.  Now that they are preparing to do more long cruising Nepenthe is ready for her next steward.  She is in fantastic condition and performs beautifully in rough seas.

Layout and Design


  • Clock & barometer
  • (2) folding chairs
  • Cabin lights
  • Groco Manual Toilet
  • Head has Y valve
  • Bunk mattresses
  • Pillows
  • Hanging Locker
  • Holding tank macerator pump


This is a shallow U shaped galley that provides a good amount of counter space and storage for dry goods and galleyware. White bulkheads and cream colored counters keep the area bright and cheerful.

  • Stainless steel sink
  • Origo 2 burner alcohol stove
  • Microwave oven
  • Wine glass rack
  • Pressure H/C water system
  • Norcold dual voltage refrigerator
  • Drawer and locker storage
  • Plate and mug storage



  • Garmin GPSMap 2006
  • Autohelm ST6000 autopilot
  • Furuno 751 radar
  • Icom M58 VHF
  • Electronic charts Cape Cod to Canadian Border
  • Radar & plotter interfaced (NMEA) to autopilot
  • B&G knotmeter & depthfinder



  • (2) AGM D batteries
  • Battery selector switch
  • Battery charger
  • Inverter
  • Shorepower connection
  • Solar battery charger with voltage regulator


Hull and Deck

  • Lewmar elect windlass w/controls at helm and foredeck; power up & down
  • Fiberglass swim platform
  • Swim Ladder  
  • Garelick Helm and passenger seats
  • Opening ports
  • (2) Bomar opening hatches
  • Screens
  • Stainless Dinghy Davits
  • Burgee & ensign flagstaffs
  • Rod holders
  • Hot & cold shower in cockpit
  • Companionway screen
  • Magnum gas grill
  • Cockpit floodlights
  • 35# CQR w/200' chain
  • Fresh & saltwater cockpit washdown system w/hoses
  • Cockpit storage lockers
  • Guest remote control spotlight
  • Canvas cover for aft end of deckhouse w/ center screen
  • Fenders & docklines
  • Teak cockpit steps
  • Custom teak benches aft with cushions
  • Vetus dorade ventilators
  • Two opening hatches in cabin
  • Screens for hatches



Engine & Mechanical Equipment

  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Trim tabs
  • Stainless steel destroyer type wheel w/hydraulic steering
  • Cutters on prop shaft
  • Misc. spare parts
  • Morse throttle & shift control w/Morse cables
  • Dual Racor fuel filter system
  • Fuel vacuum gauge
  • Engine sound insulation
  • Manuals & instructions
LOA: 32' 1"
LWL: 30' 5"
Beam: 11' 9"
Draft: 3' 9"
Displacement: 10-12,000 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 160 gal.
Water Capacity: 90 gal.
Designed By: Ralph Ellis
Builder: Ellis Boat Company
Model: 32' Extended Top
Year: 1996
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Location: Maine
Boat Engine: Cummins
Horsepower: 300
Cruising Speed: 15-18 kts.

For more information contact:

Scott F. Layton
(207) 701-1235

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