1976 Custom Built 50 BRIER ISLAND


1976 Custom Built 50 BRIER ISLAND

Type Sailboat
Make / Model Custom Built / 50 BRIER ISLAND
Year / Condition 1976 / Used
Length 50'
Engine Single
Engine Description Perkins 4-107
Horse Power 50
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Wood
Stock # 144644
Boat Location Morro Bay, CA
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- Stock #144644 -

Very Unique ONE-of-a-kind, hand-built replica of the "Spray" famously first singlehanded circumnavigation of the globe by Joshua Slocum in 1895-1898.

Located in Morro Bay, California - This Nautical classic is truly one of a kind. Built as a Replica of the world famous vessel the " Spray" - Famously first single handled, circumnavigation of the globe by Joshua Slocum in 1895-1898. Back in the good ol' Squid days of Celestial Navigation.

She has a single diesel, Perkins 4-107 engine onboard.(50 HP)

The two numbers / possible serial number found on the block are -- MC22280, 87112400 247 S

Per the seller -

"The engine does turn-over fine but we're having trouble getting her to start. Just haven't had the time to look at it yet. I suspect it's the plugs or fuel injector."


The interior floor plan is pretty basic - emply when initially purchased.

In the fore Cabin, I built a galley and sitting area attached to the master bunk.

She has a small office in the foredeck -w/ fish hold between port / starboard cabins.

( 2)100 gal fuel tanks, as well as 2 storage lockers that can be used for more bunks.
2 racor fuel filters
Small head in aft cabin

36ft LWL. 50ft LOA. 14ft beam. 4.5ft draft, full keel. Height to masts 40ft.
Rebuilt 4 cyl. hydraulic driven, inboard Perkins diesel installed 2 yrs ago, experienced issues on startup. 3 blade propeller. 75w solar panel. 2 - 100gal fuel tanks w/ Racor fuel filters.

All handmade blocks and hand stitched canvas sails. All hand crafted bullworks, masts and bowsprit - all sealed with pine tar. All handmade blocks and hand stitched canvas sails. Fore and aft cabins. Hull is fiberglass over oldgrowth Doug Fir (totally sealed, no water intrusion) over steam bent oak ribs.

---See owner notes regarding the vessel ---

"The rigging is made of natural fiber manila rope its eight years old and has broken down in the elements... it needs replacing, preferably upgraded to nylon. (Natural is just more authentic).

Block and tackle is handmade of bronze shivs and locust wood... a few are Doug fir. Hand shaped mast and hardware... Custom bullworks and bowsprit.. needs oil and paint for cabins and deck.. (Im trying to get down there next week to clean her up a bit).

The engine is a rebuild from the local Boatyard. We put it in about 4 years ago, had it running for a bit then she cut out and haven't had the motivation to have her looked at by a pro mechanic yet... we had a small engine fire a few years back due to an oil line resting on the exhaust.

The hull was not harmed but engine froze. That's why we replaced it with the rebuild. We also completey replaced the wiring and fuel lines cables etc.

I'm in love with the ship, but due to my other projects, I just don't have the time or motivation to put more money into her... I have completely rebuilt her (other than the hull which is fairly sound, there is one reinforced patch where the strut is tied into the ship).

The hull is old growth Doug Fir I believe with steam bent oak ribs and sealed over with fiberglass. She is super watertight other than the normal slow accumulation from the prop.

She was last hauled out about five years ago so she will need a good bottom cleaning. All through hull valves and fittings were replaced at this time as well as shaft replaced. And bottom painted.

The brier island was built over a ten year period by local Los Osos shipwright Bob White and finished in 76. I believe she sailed to Hawaii and around the channel islands etc.

She glides on the water and sails like a dream. From what I've been told she is the closest replica to Joshua Sloccum's Spray which sailed single handedly around the world. The first single handed circumnavigation.

As an expert Captain and shipwright, this was the perfect all-around vessel. And the junk his preferred rig of choice."

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