1989 Macarrini 1989

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Class Sails
Category Motorsailers
Year 1989
Make Macarrini
Length 158'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Wood
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Newport
Short Description

The family that conceived the idea to build a “yacht with character” went to great extremes to achieve their goals. The best wood could only be gotten in Paraguay so they bought a substantial piece of that country. They had a whole saw mill disassembled and put on barges. Log loaders and trucks were added to the fleet to be tugged 1500 miles up the Uruguay River. Mr. W had a landing spot for his helicopter cleared so he could personally choose every tree that would go into the making of the AVANY so that it would be worthy of carrying his beloved wife’s name (and her face on the figurehead). The ipe’ logs were milled to manageable dimensions (1 ½ times the weight of oak) along with the finest mahogany, then it was transported back down to the ocean and up the coast to the best wooden ship builder in a land of wooden ship builders. Estaliero Maccarini was chosen to build the largest vessel of his career. His sons (the 5th generation of Maccarini’s to build wooden vessels) would work with him and his whole work force to complete the vessel in 3 years. Engineers designed the transom to open into a large “hangar” to house a pontoon copter and other essential items for their comfort and enjoyment. This makes a tremendous dive platform and dingy dock while at anchor and armor plates the ship’s stern for whatever the seas can throw at it underway. Dozens of molds were made for casting the large arched windows, deck hardware, anchor windlasses, hausepipes, and even door hinges out of silicon (navy) bronze, everything bearing the name Avany. “They broke the mold when they made her” was never truer.

The beveled glass in the windows (1/2” thick laminated safety glass) and many stained glass mosaics adorning the state rooms, salon, (and even head doors) all speak loudly of the exacting detail that went into the planning of this most unique vessel.

The up to date navigation equipment is even set into a huge wooden console with large spoked wheel so as not to take away from the feeling of wealth from another age. The modern and the timeless beauty are blended perfectly into a vessel that is only 25 years old and built to last another century.

Layout and Accommodations

Very large Master Suite on raised deck aft has queen Murphy bed (with decorative lights and hinged table when in up position). There is a built in dresser/desk with shelves. She features a curved coach that is 9’ long with storage underneath. The settee is 4’ long with generous storage underneath. There is a double caned door closet with drawers and shelves. Seven very large arched opening ports with beveled safety glass give natural lighting. There are two large doors that open onto a private large deck with a 14” wide taffrail cap and 6x6 spindles. The attached dressing area has four closets, some with shelves and drawers. There is a large bath with a 6’ Jacuzzi tub with shower. A gorgeous marble sink counter top with mahogany bowl sink. She has a Bidet and regular Kohler flush toilet as well.

Moving forward through a heavy mahogany raised panel door to the landing is a wide staircase to the right with handrails and spindles leading up to Bridge/Salon. Straight down three steps there is a “Captain’s Cabin” to the right under the Bridge. It has a built-in drop down desk, hanging locker with drawers and shelves and louvered doors. There is a “Purser’s Bed” with 2 rows of large drawers. The bed is a wide single or the lee board slides out and an additional mattress comes up to make a queen size bed. An upper athwart ship bunk was added but could be removed. Head has toilet and sink. Shower was removed to accommodate the extra bunk but could be re-installed if bunk were removed.

Continuing forward there is the Pantry on the right with a stained glass mosaic door. Further along one enters into a large open bar area and galley. The L shaped bar has four fixed stools with leather seats and bronze bases with foot rails. The bar has built in counters w/cabinets, sink, and shelves. The large settee that seats six is in corner. The galley has many cabinets, counters, shelves, gimbaled stainless steel propane stove, double sink, and a full size refrigerator/freezer. An arched pass-through opening at counter level into main dining area makes serving easy. Four arched opening windows and three large doors make this a great place to work and socialize too. A companionway leads downstairs to additional galley space with walk-in cooler, counters, electric range/oven, huge pantry with two chest freezers and an electric convection oven. There is a laundry room with full size washer and dryer, cabinets and shelves and wet clothes hanging area. An opening skylight/hatch brightens the area.
Continuing forward you pass a wide spiral mahogany staircase on the right which leads down to four very large VIP Staterooms. Continuing forward there is a day head with a stained glass mosaic door, mahogany bowel sink/cabinet and Kohler toilet.
Continuing forward through a stained glass mosaic door with the ship’s original name “AVANY” is the entry to the main salon. This is a very large room with curved built-in cabinets for china and serving counters at one end. These have arched caned doors and drawers and feature opaque lighting panels above. The other end has a curved twelve foot long couch with button tufted leather cushions and arched panel mahogany base. A fixed coffee table that matches the heavily built dining table is in place. The dining table is eleven feet long and the top is made from a single piece of mahogany. The beautiful table seats ten comfortably. There are eight matching arm chairs with cushions. A wood pellet stove with glass doors provides a warm glow to the room. It also has nine large arched bronze opening windows, beveled glass of course, and large doors opening up to the decks on both sides.

The Main Side Decks outside are wide, there is room for chairs, they have high bulwarks and a very wide cap rail. There are many built in deck boxes. Some are comfortable for extra seating while others have large bro

Mechanical Equipment

2 deck winches with catheads that can be disengaged.
Each w/ 25HP 3 phase electric motors (new 2014).
Each with gear reduction drive units re-conditioned 2014.
1 winch on aft deck with 25 HP 3 phase electric motor. Gear reduction unit re-conditioned 2014
1 850 lb. “Navy” anchor on port hawse with 6 shots 1” stud-link chain
1 750 lb. “Danforth” anchor on starboard hawse with 6 shots stud-link chain
1 850 lb. “Navy” anchor spare
Multiple 1 ½” dock lines.
Many 2” dock lines new 2014.
900’ additional 2” double braid line new 2014
Hydraulic steering with double cylinders on yoke. New hydraulic lines 2013.
Cylinders rebuilt 2013. Main electric motor new 2014. 2 back-up motors in place. Steering valve rebuilt 2013. Manual/Auto switchover valve rebuilt 2013.
Transom/dive platform new 2014. Suspended on 2 box beams with hydraulic pistons
2 Keypower 50 HP hydraulic bow thrusters New Installation 2014. All piping, 100HP electric motor and wiring also new 2014.


1.) Large Traditional double ring spoked ship’s wheel
2.) 2014 RAYMARINE E90W multi-function display with AIS, WX, depth & chart plotter,
3.) 2014 RAYMARINE AIS 650 transceiver,
4.) 2014 SIRIUS SR-6 sat/radio/wx receiver,
5.) 2014 RAYMARINE DSM-300 depth gauge,
6.) RAYSTAR 920 GPS,
7.) RAYSTAR 420 loud hailer,
8.) 2013 FURUNO GP-32 GPS/WAAS,
9.) 2012 FURUNO 1935 radar,
10.) INTERPHASE PROBE sonar/depth,
11.) Two ICOM IC-M422 VHF w/ slave,
12.) MOORE SEATRIX magnetic compass,
13.) EQUIP-AIR main engine controls,
14.) VDO rudder angle indicator,
15.) SW main engine panel gauges (alarmed),
16.) SIMRAD AP-20 autopilot,
17.) HART TANK TENDER tank monitoring system,
18.) Two BEEDE F/W tank monitoring system,
19.) RULE H/W alarms,
20.) Two navigation computers w/ NOBELTEC & COASTAL EXPLORER chart software,
21.) CANON scanner,
22.) Generator remote start/stop controls,
23.) SHERWOOD AM/FM RX-410B receiver,
24.) ISS8 audio system with eight speakers,
25.) Variable speed joystick for bow thrusters new 2014

Broker Comments

PEACEMAKER is a stunning Auxiliary Motor sail. Built for comfort and not as a tall ship for 20 crew. The interior is finished in luxurious mahogany and stained glass with custom bronze ports. She is spectacular and there is nothing like her on the market. She offers great sailing ability and long range motoring capability. A head turner in every port and designed to sail around the world in royal accommodations. Offered for sale at a fraction of her replacement cost for a quick sale!

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.
Contact Information

For complete details please contact Central Agent Mike Geraghty CPYB at Northrop and Johnson, Newport office, (401) 848-5500, Cell (401) 261-0252. To receive more information by email: mike.geraghty@northropandjohnson.com

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Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model 855CI
Engine Year 1989
Total Power 800hp
Engine Hours 5257
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
1989 Macarrini 1989

PEACEMAKER is a stunning Auxiliary Motor sail. Built for comfort and not as a ship for training. The interior is finished in luxurious mahogany and stained glass with custom bronze ports. She is spectacular and there is nothing like her on the market. She offers great sailing ability and long range motoring capability. A head turner in every port and designed to sail around the world in royal accommodations. Offered for sale at a fraction of her replacement cost for a quick sale!

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