1987 Brewer Design 37' Homebuilt Sailboat
DISPLACEMENT: 22,000 lbs.*
BALLAST: 7,500 lbs.*
Truly, a unique boat, "Dawn Treader" is a home built cutter rigged sailboat that is an Edward S. Brewer design. It is design number 77, flush deck version done for Motor Boating and Sailing Magazine in May of 1973. It was built by a Hixson, Tennessee resident who spent over a decade hand building the boat in his back yard. Dawn Treader was launched in 1987 (perhaps 1986) and was rigged up and sailed locally until the early 1990's when it was brought down river to Orange Beach, Alabama where it remained for a few years or so. The builder/owner of the boat actually road out Hurricane Opal in Mobile Bay in 1995 and suffered no damage. The boat returned to Sale Creek in the summer of 1999 and has been moored here since. This is an excellent boat for someone with cruising aspirations, spacious, and solidly built! The diesel engine is a Vetus M3-10, 3 cylinder, 20 horsepower and runs smooth. Three sails (mainsail, staysail, and the hank on genoa were made by Fred A. Bremen and Sons and are all quite serviceable. Hull sides were painted professionally in the summer of 2017 with Awlgrip. The deck was also repainted in 2017 by family members with Interlux Brightside Polyurethane. There is a 30A AC shore power system with 2 cords (1 spare). and the DC system consists of two Group 24 marine batteries (replaced in 2017) and a battery selector switch. Fresh water and holding tanks, marine head, dinette table, fore and aft cabins. This boat is ready to use and sail now and yet has potential for upgrades - customize to your liking! *Displacement and ballast are estimated.