Grace is for sale

After five years with Grace, it’s time for me to offer her up for sale. It’s been a blast. I fully restored her and have cruised with her along the California coast from Monterey to Point Reyes. She is still my home away from home, but life changes and a calling to start a new boat project motivate me to at least test the waters for interest in this beautiful turnkey sailboat.

The sale price is $24,000 OBO. I have spent far more than that over the years in restoring Grace. I am motivated to sell, and also willing to hold on to her in the absence of reasonable offers. Interested? Please feel free to reach out by phone or email, as posted in this Latitude38 ad, or through the inquiry form at the end of this post.

In the meantime, I will continue to actively sail and maintain Grace, as I have done since 2019. Please peruse my cruising logs and maintenance & repair logs for detailed descriptions and photos. To follow, I provide an equipment inventory and a selection of recent photos.

Equipment Inventory


  • Boat name: Grace
  • Model/Type: H-Boat
  • Lying at: Berkeley, CA
  • Afloat or Ashore: Afloat
  • Builder: Artekno
  • Designer: Hans Groop
  • Year Launched: 1980
  • Length Overall: 27 ft
  • Length Waterline: 20 ft
  • Beam: 7 ft
  • Draught min/max: 4 ft
  • Displacement: 3190 lbs
  • Average – topspeed: 6 kn
  • Keel/Board type: Fin keel
  • Steering: Tiller with spade rudder

Build Material

  • Hulls: Fiberglass. Maintenance note: Exterior gelcoat and non-skid above water line sanded with gelcoat reapplied by spray gun and a rubber + gelcoat non-skid roller reapplied (2022)
  • Last date antifouled: 2 coats of Pettit Hydrocoat Eco (October 2023)

Rigging and Sails

  • Type of rig: Fractional sloop
  • Mainsail:
    • North Sails NPC Cross-Cut NorDac with two reef points (2022)
    • spare North Sails mainsail with one reef point (from approximately 2004)
  • Headsails:
    • North Sails 111% Cruising Jib NPC Cross-Cut NorDac (2022)
    • Pineapple Sails 150% Genoa PE10 (2020)
    • Pinneapple Sails 75% dacron jib (from approximately 2004)
    • North Sails symmetrical spinnaker (from approximately 2004)
    • spare North Sails class jib from (from approximately 2004)
  • Sail Battens: yes, on mainsail and cruising jib
  • Sail Cover: yes (July 2022)
  • Sheet winches: Lewmar size 6 one speed x 2
  • Halyard winches: Lewmar size 6 one speed x 2
  • Winch handles: yes x 2
  • Tracks:
  • Mast: aluminum, original
  • Boom: aluminum, original
  • Spinnaker Pole: aluminum, original
  • Standing Rigging: Stainless steel (2020)
  • Running Rigging: Mostly polyester double braided with some polyester / Dyneema double braided (varying age)
  • Mast lowering system: yes, the tabernacle system is installable when needed


  • Bunks: V-birth and two bunks, suitable for up to 4 people
  • Cooker:
    • Gimbaled alcohol stove when underway
    • Portable induction single burner stovetop for use with shore power
  • Oven/Grill: Magma Marine Kettle gas grill
  • Potable Water: Scepter 2.6-gallon water container x 2
  • Head: bucket with Luggable Loo seat cover
  • Lighting: Lumitec Aurora Flush Mount LED Dome lights (white dimming, red dimming) x 2 (2020)
  • Ceiling lining: Removed; ceiling sanded and recoated with gelcoat (2020)
  • Hullside lining: Original synthetic felt
  • Clock: Weems & Plath Endurance (2022)
  • Barometer: Weems & Plath Endurance (2022)


  • Engine(s): Tohatsu outboard MFS6CD
  • Build-year/1st fitted: 2018
  • Date last serviced: Professionally serviced annually (most recently April 2024)
  • Power-HP / LKW: 6 hp
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Fuel tank(s):
    • West Marine 3-gallon EPA portable fuel tank with fuel line and pump (2023)
    • 2-gallon gas can




Deck Equipment

  • Deck hatches: yes
  • Cockpit cushions: yes
  • Fenders: vinyl fenders
  • Mooring lines: yes
  • Boat Hook: yes
  • Bucket: West Marine Premium 5 Gallon Bucket with Rope Handle x 2
  • Anchor(s): Pivoting fluke anchor 13 lb
  • Anchor Rode: 200’
  • Anchor Chain: 15’


Contact me using the form below. You may also reach me directly using my phone and email information available in this Latitude38 ad.

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