This beautiful Jim Taylor designed 54' fast cruising, ultra light, traditional looking sloop is anchored and races out of Marion, MA. She was custom built over 18 months by Olsen Marine, Inc in the true spirit of tradition with the classic looks of a meter boat from the early part of the twentieth century, but using modern construction techniques and materials. Its composite hull was built in conjunction with Aquidneck Custom Composites using cedar veneers over foam core with fiberglass and epoxy reinforcements. After completion of the hull, Olsen Marine built and installed a completely custom designed interior of beautifully hand-crafted cherry, teak and cedar with the traditional allure of a classic yacht and the efficiency of a modern lightweight racing boat.
The photo of the deck facing aft shows the self-tacking jib track arrangement.
The cockpit facing aft shows a hatch to starboard to access the water heater, CNG tank refrigeration, exhaust fuel tank and steering gear. The molded in steering pedestal is carbon fiber. Notice the large afterdeck with storage in the lazarette compartment below deck.
The cockpit facing forward shows the ample sized cockpit with self tailing winches, the starboard cabin top winch is electric for ease of handling the fully battened main which furls into the boom.
Glory from the bow shows the teak caprails located on the low bulwarks. Custom deck hatches for the sail locker, anchor locker and stanchion bases are molded in. Note the carbon fiber hawse pipes.
The aft stateroom is located on the port side under the cockpit and has a queen-sized berth with storage below. Access to the engine and sail drive unit is provided on the port side by two large hatches located in this cabin as well as access to the steering gear visible in the photo. This stateroom also has a vanity with two drawers a hanging locker and a settee with storage inside.
The galley Located to starboard has a top loading freezer and front opening refrigerator. A two burner Force 10 CNG stove with oven on gimbals will be used for cooking. In order to save weight and complexity there is no microwave oven.1/4"Corian was used on the counter tops to save weight.
The navigation station has the electrical panel and the navigation instruments in it. The seat pedestal is carbon fiber.
The salon looking aft shows the removable floor panes and woodwork in the cabin trunk. The stairs are also removable for engine access.
The salon looking forward shows the pilot berths in their normal down position. The table will be centered in the salon with drop leaves to accommodate serving six comfortably for dinner.
The aft head is located to port in the main salon and has a cherry vanity top with both pressure and foot pump operated water.
The forward head located in the owner’s stateroom has a shower visible in the left side of the picture.
The owner’s stateroom located forward has a queen sized berth, two bureaus with drawers and cabinet storage as well as a large hanging locker and settee with inside storage. Note the cabin house trim.
Looking aft from the forward stateroom into the main salon the hanging locker and one of the bureaus can be seen.
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Olsen Marine, Inc.
PO Box 1481
357 Hokum Rock Road
East Dennis, MA 02641
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