1988 Van Dam Daysailer

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Osterville, MA

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Class Sails
Category Daysailers
Year 1988
Make Van Dam
Length 55'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Composite
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Osterville, MA


The layout of this Henry A. Scheel designed daysailer is centered upon the spacious cockpit area containing a cushioned lounge area, cushioned seating area, and large magnificent centerline teak table. This arrangement is perfect for entertaining family, friends, or colleagues while underway; regardless of their sailing ability. The mahogany brightwork, polished stainless steel deck fittings and hardware and teak deck provide a rich environment reminiscent of days gone by. The aft end of the cockpit is devoted to vessel controls and helm. Modern systems make this vessel truly convenient and easy to maneuver by only one or two people.

Below, the interior of the vessel hull, frames and structures are varnished to a magnificent finish which serves to show off both the incredible craftsmanship, as well as the overbuilt perfection of the hull construction itself.



Hull is cold-molded with (4) layers of 3/8" mahogany saturated in West System epoxy and then sheathed with (2) layers of 6 oz fiberglass cloth set with West System epoxy resin. The exterior finish is Awl-grip. Frames and keelson are laminated mahogany. The deck is thick teak laid over mahogany plywood. Coamings and all trim are perfectly executed mahogany joinerwork finished in varnish.

Note the original "Scheel Keel" was replaced by the 2nd Owner in order to improve upwind performance. This current keel is 18" deeper than the original, and was designed by the Sparkman and Stephens firm and cast by Mars Metal.


Engines and Mechanical:

The twin W46 Westerbeke Diesel engines are set on soft mounts, and connected to Aqua Drives to reduce vibration. Oversized 1 3/8' stainless prop shafts go through dripless Lasdrop shaft seals, and turn (2) 20" three blade feathering Maxprops.

Other features include:

  • Twin engine panels at binnacle
  • Bronze sea strainers
  • Racor fuel filters each engine
  • Oil changing pumps
  • Pressure water system w/12 gallon hot water heater from engine or 110V
  • Built in refrigerated cooler in cockpit
  • Wilcox Crittenden Skipper Head
  • Halon 1301 fire suppression system
  • 12V DC/ 110AC :
  • Custom panel at Nav station
  • 90A Alternator each engine
  • 60A Battery charger
  • Inverter
  • Battery bank #1 - (6) 6V Rolls batteries 675 AH
  • Battery bank #2 - (4) 6V Rolls batteries 450 AH
  • Shore power cord


Sails and Rigging:

Rondal aluminum mast and boom with discontinuous NavTec rod rigging and hydraulic roller furling. Both jib and ma


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Total Power
92.0 hp
Contact Information

Please contact Listing Agent:

Gregory R. Egan, CPYB

Office:508-428-6900  Mobile: 508-280-7704   Email: gre@crosbyyacht.com

Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fuel Tank Material
Engine Make Westerbeke
Engine Model W46
Total Power 92hp
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet
CD Player
TV Set
Cockpit Speakers
Furuno Radar at Helm
Wind Speed and Direction
Navigation Center
Standard Horizon
Hydraulic Winch
Steering Wheel
Electric Winch
Furling Mainsail
Asymmetric Spinnaker
Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit Cushions
Cockpit Table
Teak Sidedecks
Teak Cockpit
Inside Equipment
Electric Bilge Pump
Battery Charger
60 Amp
Manual Bilge Pump
Sea Water Pump
Marine Head
Hot Water
Hull Shape Other
1988 Van Dam Daysailer

Built of cold-molded construction in 1988 by the famed Van Dam Yard in MI, "Patrician" is one of the most magnificent day sailers ever built. The vessel centers around its giant cockpit, providing ample space for guests and non-sailors with the helm aft within easy reach of the power winch sail controls. The gleaming, varnished mahogany and wide teak decks are accented by oversized polished stainless steel hardware. Extremely easy to handle by virtue of well placed powered winches, and twin screw propulsion when motoring. This modern classic is the perfect aesthetic blend of tradition with modern concepts. Below there is a head, galley area, full nav station with chart table and two large berths forward. Powered access hatches enable unencumbered access to the twin W46 Westerbeke engines.  Beautifully maintained, this vessel is one of a kind and virtually turnkey ready for a Summer of enjoyment.

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