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The company, located in Holland, Michigan, USA, was founded by boating industry legend, Leon Slikkers, after he had sold his powerboat company, Slickcraft. As part of the sales agreement, he was precluded from the powerboat market for a number of years. There were no restrictions on sailboat building. So he built a new plant which was, at the time, a model for production-line efficiency and strict quality control. In the late 1970s, S2 did start building powerboats again, and soon established its Tiara line. Slikkers was later able to buy back his old powerboat line, Slickercraft. Production of sailboats ended in 1989.

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The biggest of the S2 series was offered in two layouts. The center-cockpit version is a bit ungainly looking, but offers a lot below, and like her sister is well-built. Both versions have held their value.

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Leon Slikkers is a boatbuilding legend. Chris Scott, who has worked with him for over three decades, knows the story well:

“Leon grew up on a farm in Michigan. I doubt he ever saw the ocean. What stood out then, as it does now, was his craftsmanship and ingenuity. For instance, he made his own tractor from used car parts. After the war he left the farm and went to work for Chris Craft [in Holland, Michigan]. He had a good job running the shop that made hard tops, but , even with a mortage and a young family to feed, he decided to go out on his own. ‘I can build a better boat.’

“He began in his garage, building 15- and 17-foot runabouts. From there he grew Slickcraft until AMF came and bought it  in the early ’70s. The sale included a non-competition agreement for five years.

“Slikkers couldn’t sit on his money, though, so in 1973 he started S2 to build sailboats. Building on the niche that he’d established in powerboats, his original aim was a series of ‘well-detailed, nicely built, high-quality trailerables.'”

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Along with the differences between sail and power, Slikkers ran into the problems of pushing premium products in a price-competitive arena. “And those early boats weren’t wonderful,” Scott says. “The joke was that S2 stood for “slowly sideways. They weren’t very salty looking, either.”

Slikkers, however, was a quick study. By the late ’70s the company had developed a full series of cruising auxiliaries. The new boats continued the Slikkers attention to detail and solid craftsmanship. Sailing performance and styling were improved, and the second wave of S2 sailboats helped people forget the ugly ducklings.

The Slikkers story continued. The “third wave” was a successful foray into high-performance boats, with the Graham & Schlagater-designed Grand Slam series—7.9 meter, 9.3, and 10.1. (The 7.9 was twice MORC National champion.) Then, in the early ’80s, Slikkers read the shrinking sailboat market and returned to building powerboats—this time the Tiara series. He retooled twice for limited orders from established sailboat classes (a fleet of 7.9s was wiped out in a hurricane, for instance) but abandoned sailboats for good in 1986.

Tiara (along with its companion line, Pursuit) still thrives. From Holland the company has grown to encompass plants in Florida and North Carolina. Leon’s sons, David and Bob, are at the helm, but Leon continues to maintain an office in the Holland plant and is “more active than you can imagine,” says Scott. Along the way he managed to acquire the assets of his original Slickcraft company at a fraction of the price that he was originally paid for it.

Introduced in 1977, the S2 11.0 reflects the maverick disposition of her makers, the quest for a better mousetrap, and the market savvy of a successful entrepreneur. She was built in both aft and center cockpit versions (roughly 160 of each type were sold). She has weathered the intervening quarter century well. The owners we queried were universally upbeat about her durability and sailing ease.

Design Often credited to the “S2 Design Team,” the 11.0 was actually designed by Arthur Edmunds. A veteran of the sailboat projects initiated by Chris Craft in the late ’60s (Commanche, Apache, et al), Edmunds was called upon by Slikkers to draft the lines for his cruisers. Largest of the bunch, the 11-meter was to combine modern sailing performance, an attractive layout, contemporary styling, and meticulous construction. Says Scott, “Leon left Arthur’s lines alone below the water, but the ‘team’ concept came from the fact that he had tremendous influence on everything else.”

Perhaps the best way to describe the 11.0’s sailing characteristics is “straight down the middle.” In an era when IOR bulges and bumps were visible even on cruising boats, Edmunds opted instead, in almost all cases, for “the mean.” Her 11′ 11″ beam is substantial, but it’s regular and fairs nicely into waterlines that give her a symmetrical “footprint” or waterplane, meaning that as she heels, her shape in the water is only minimally distorted. This is one of the sources of her light, mannerly helm.

She has the sailplan proportions of her day—masthead rig, small main, overlarge foretriangle. Modern cruisers have come to appreciate larger, controllable mainsails and smaller, more easily handled headsails, but that’s not a combination you’ll easily find in boats of her vintage.

It’s hard to recall that there was a day when all sailing controls weren’t led to the cockpit, but the 11-meter was a pioneer in that regard.

The boat has a longish fin keel that strikes a balance between the deeper, thinner foils of today and the full-length keels they’ve evolved from. In order to encapsulate the considerable (6,000-pound) ballast, however, Edmunds was forced to make the keel very thick in section. In addition to adding to parasitic drag the thick keel produces less lift than might a modern NACA-inspired or suitably engineered foil. This all tends to decree middle-of-the-pack performance, especially upwind.

Her rudder is lower in aspect ratio than those that have followed, and it is supported by a vestigal skeg. Both of these factors reduce turning efficiency, but cruisers get some compensating confidence from the protection afforded by the skeg.

Contemporary cruising boats tend to have longer waterlines and stems that are more nearly plumb than the 11-meter. There’s good reason that boats have evolved toward longer waterlines, narrower entries, and flatter waterplanes—they go faster. But yesterday’s cruisers, even yesterday’s “modern” boats like the S2, offer some compensations. Certainly the foredeck on the 11.0 is kept relatively dry by her marked overhang forward. Certainly her look is more balanced and graceful due to her overhangs fore and aft. Her reverse transom works nicely with the rising line of her overhanging counter to form one of the aesthetic achievements of the boat.

In profile we can’t help but wince a bit at her oversized windows. While they certainly make the interior brighter and more habitable, they involve three jumbo-sized cutouts in the cabin trunk—big enough to pose a risk, in our view, in breaking seas. The rest of her styling elements—the marriage between a relatively straight sheerline and a slightly forward-leaning housetop, the stem and stern angles—all work together well.

When Slikkers introduced the 11- meter, the most popular auxiliary in the world over 30 feet was Morgan’s Out Island 41, which at that time was  closing in on 500 sold. Morgan attempted to capitalize on this acceptance with a smaller boat, a 36-footer built around the same open feel, the same center cockpit convenience and aft cabin privacy that made the 41 so popular. Despite being built on the hull of a racing design and being able to sail circles around its larger Out Island cousin, the Out Island 36 didn’t come close to matching the 41’s popularity. Neither did the Out Island 33.

S2 11.0

Is a 36-footer too small to be a good aft-cabin cruiser? Not if you’re willing to separate appearance from effectiveness. The center cockpit version of the 11.0 has a very workable layout. Passage fore and aft can be accomplished either through a passageway (with galley ranged outboard) to port or a double-doored head (to starboard). The galley is close to the companionway and in the pitching center of the boat—good for ventilation, communication, and comfort. The saloon is pinched a bit by being shoved forward, but it works. We think it would work even better if the space devoted to a navigator’s electronic center had been minimized to achieve a bit more elbow room.)

Take a look at the two versions in profile, however, and you might have second thoughts. While the aft cockpit 11.0 has a comforting familiarity, the aesthetic adjustments called for to accommodate to the tall and bulging center cockpit boat are major. And, perched way atop the thing at the wheel, how protected, comfortable, and at ease will you feel? We sailed the aft cockpit model, so this is just speculation. Suffice it to say that, in return for the privacy of well-separated cabins and the convenience of sailing the boat from the middle, there are some prices to be paid.

Construction The mid-sized sampling of owners who weighed in on the 11.0 made her durability and sound construction their central theme. Said one owner of  a center cockpit boat,  “On the trip from San Diego to Hawaii we had several days of 12- to 18-foot seas and winds up to 55 knots. The boat handled everything with no problems. We felt very safe.”

Most rate the boat’s strength, quality, and equipment as well above average. “A lot of that,” says Scott, “is the integral keel. Molding the whole boat instead of bolting the keel onto it makes it much stronger.”

The hull is solid fiberglass. The deck is cored with end-grain balsa in the way of the walkways. During the production run of the 11-meter, blisters popped their ugly heads onto the marine scene. Says Scott, “We did a lot of research right away. We had been using vinylster resin from the start. What we wound up doing was replacing the exterior layer of cloth with chopped matt to eliminate the problems caused, we felt, by the binder in the cloth. Up to that point we’d always thought the chopper gun was a quick and dirty tool that we’d never use. We were among the first in the industry to come up with a five-year anti-blister warranty in 1984.” 

Just a single owner in our sample reported blistering. His, he said, “are widely spaced and have shown no change since 1983.”

S2’s hull-deck joint is simple, well-engineered, and has held up well: The hull molding has an inward-turning flange, onto which the deck molding is dropped. The joint is bedded in a flexible sealant, and through- bolted on six-inch centers by bolts passing vertically through the entire height of the slotted aluminum toerail. The joint is also through-bolted across the stem. Deck leaks seem not to be a problem.

The chainplates, however, have been a source of aggravation to several owners. One claims that they must be rebedded every season in order to keep them watertight.

Slikkers designed and made the hatches for the 11.0, rather than buying them from a vendor. From molding the surrounding lip into the deck tooling, to shaping the Lexan, to sizing and making the gasket, developing the sealant, and cutting the teak non-skid strips that guard it, the entire operation was done in-house. “Gelcoat was the premium available,” says Scott. “Our factory was one of the first to be climate-controlled. We pioneered the practice of building the boats in the molds so that they’d have maximum support.”

The 11-meter boats were sold with a variety of engines, including Universal, Volvo, and Yanmar. We saw no engine complaints, with the exception of one Volvo MD 17C (with saildrive) that had problems with overheating until a separate through-hull was installed for raw water intake.

S2s were priced above the market average, but lots of sailors were willing to pay for what they delivered. Praise is not unanimous, however.  Though no one has reported structural problems, one sailor sees the wooden mast step and relative “lack of structural support for the keel-stepped mast” as a potential problem. The recessed grab rail atop the cabin house is also, we noticed, the sort of “finger breaker” design that is neither accessible nor hefty enough to be a useful handhold in a time of genuine need.

Performance The 11.0 displaces 15,000 pounds. That means that she doesn’t get thrown around by the waves. It also means that it takes a lot to get her going. You can make the case that weight and momentum are advantages in a seaway, but our experience, and the evolution of modern cruising design, suggests that the less weight for a given sail power, the more efficient (and certainly the more sprightly) the sailboat. The trend over the quarter century since the 11.0 was designed has been toward lighter and lighter cruisers, and there are few sailors today who feel that adding pounds adds to sailing performance.

S2 11.0

The 11.0’s sail area/displacement ratio of 17.2 is moderate, but it’s up against a displacement/length ratio of nearly 300. She has more wetted surface (by something approaching 25 percent) than a typical modern cruiser might. She is, in short, no speed demon. The lighter the breeze and the closer into it the course, the more she tends to suffer for the design trends of her era.

Due to her stability, predictable handling, and ease of maneuvering, though, she can be fun and forgiving to sail. She’s quite stiff, despite the fact that she derives relatively little form stability from her slack-bilged hull. Her T-shaped cockpit, an innovation in its day, limits the size of the wheel (36-inch) so that steering from the rail isn’t comfortable or efficient. The cockpit is not as deep nor the coamings as high as we would like to see on a boat that ventures offshore. The cockpit locker, on the other hand, is big enough to afford access to the port side of the engine, as well as space for generator, watermaker, and plenty of stowage. Furthermore, it’s compartmentalized intelligently.

Accommodations From its oversized (6′ 5″ x 6′ 4″) forward berth to its generous (6′ 5″ x 3′ 9″) quarter berth aft, the S2’s interior is more than a little accommodating. Throw in places to sleep for three more and she truly fulfills the “boat with beds” ideal that was the controlling interior principle in the ’70s and ’80s. But she’s more than a bunkhouse. Her galley, wrapped around a “serve-through counter,” was ahead of its time in terms of function, elbow room, clever use of space, and integration with the rest of the interior.

Using the quarterberth as a seat for the nav table is an acceptable accommodation in a boat this small. A surprisingly large hanging locker, well-finished drawers, and a jumbo head with shower are among the other details that have make the boat livable.

Whether the center-cockpit version “succeeds” in your eyes depends upon the priority you put on sociability belowdecks. The necessary functions—cooking, sleeping, and head-going—receive more space and attention in the twin-cabin set-up. The saloon is nudged forward and made “cozier” in the process—not necessarily a bad thing.

Having separate cabins is a boon for couples that cruise together. If that’s what’s on your mind, the 11.0 offers a boat that’s sized and priced to make double-cabin sailing a reality. One owner, who is 6′ 5″, reports that “I not only have room to stand up and lie down, but in weeks at a time of cruising I’ve never gotten that ‘closed in’ feeling.”

Conclusions Most owners rated the 11-meter’s original equipment as good to adequate. One said, however, “make sure that primary and halyard winches are big enough. My boat had Lewmars that were very undersized. I’ve moved to #43 (primary) and #42 (halyard) respectively.” Another wrote, “The original refrigeration wasn’t adequate for living aboard. We replaced it with Adler Barbour 20 years ago and it’s still going strong.”

Superior gelcoat quality is part of the S2 reputation. Most owners are pleased with the way theirs have held up over the years. While the boats were never built with an epoxy or any other form of barrier coat, the research that Slikkers and company did in the ’80s, and the use of vinylester resin, seems to have yielded hulls that have resisted blistering well.

The boats that Slikkers built, both aft and center cockpit,  are cruisable in the extreme when it comes to accommodation and capability. The more you demand from them in terms of sailing sizzle, the more their slips show, but considering the high level of construction in the hull, deck, and cabinetry, the generally good standard equipment list, and the thoughtful design details throughout, it’s easy enough to see why these boats have held their value over the years. According to the BUC Used Boat Price Guide, a 1981 model S2 11.0 (in both center- and aft-cockpit versions) has a retail value range today between $48,000 and $52,000 (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region).

There’s a good deal of information on S2 boats on the Web. In particular check the pages at www.angelfire.com/mi/loosecruise/S2/index.html .

Contact – Tiara Yachts, 725 E. 40th St., Holland MI, 49423; 616/392-7163; www.tiarayachts.com .

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I bought an S2 11.0A (36′ aft cockpit) a couple of years ago. I had been looking at a Hunter Cherubini 37′ cutter rigged boat that was said to be the heartist boats built in it’s time, and seemingly blue-water capable. That deal didn’t happen, but a year later I found my 36′ S2 and in researching the vessels specifications, I saw that it wasn’t exactly a blue-water boat, but it definitely fit the mold of a coastal cruiser. 75 galons of water, 50 gallons of fuel, 36hp engine, vestigal skeg rudder and encased lead keel. The quality of construction was noted in most online articles I read; and just as most people said, I wouldn’t find any blistering of the fiberglass on this four-decades old boat, however, up until this past season, I was actually considering painting the hull, the tan gelcoat was chalky and I had always wanted a dark blue hull anyway, but that was before I spent a couple of days polising the gelcoat. The color and shine was restored to that of a much younger boat, doing that and stripping the paint off the teak toerails and oiling them, has gotten me several complments from other boaters. The S2 is shaping up to be the type of boat I’ve always admired, a vessel with classic lines, nice overhangs, moderate freeboard, a heart-shaped transom, with golden-orange teak and stainless steel glistening in the sun. But while some of those items are cosmetic, and while I haven’t been in many wicked conditions yet with this boat, I’ve been in a couple that have proven to me that those old-style overhangs, along with the overall hull shape, is a great design in large swells when winds are high and when you are plowing through oncoming wave-sets that are as close together as possible without breaking over each other. And while the interior isn’t designed with an “open plan” like a modern boat, you do have confidence in rough conditions that you’re not going to be allowed to get very far if the boat makes an unexpected movement when you’ve braced yourself in the galley while making something for the crew. What is also notable is the quality of the interior woodwork. My wife spent a couple of hours treating all the interior teak with lemon oil, which gave the woodwork a fresh luster without feeling oily or tacky. The boat is exceptionaly dry, maybe owing to the care by the single owner the boat had had for nearly 40 years, before us. But I would guess that even through multiple owners, as long as one of them didn’t go “redesigning” the interior, or exterior for that matter, any S2 would still be a boat that is functional and updateable. If you like a more classic looking boat with teak insead of aluminum, formica, or plastic, then this is a boat that was at the top of it’s class for the price at the time, and in my opinion, has aged well as far as design and looks.

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Within a wide field of well-designed and competitive racer/cruisers of the 1970s, the S2 9.2 stands out, mainly because it wears its age very well. Without a scoop transom and boarding steps or skinny portlights below the sheer, it still looks modern. The flat sheer, sloping deckhouse, almost-flush Lexan forward hatch, hinged anchor lid, and tinted deadlights are familiar features on boats built three decades later. The carefully detailed teak handrails set on molded fiberglass spacers are unobtrusive while emphasizing the hull’s refined shape and unified design. Nothing is exaggerated in the interest of the fashions of the day or to suit a rating rule.

Powerboat builder Leon R. Slikkers founded S2 Yachts in 1974 and commissioned Arthur Edmonds, designer of the Allied Princess 36 and Mistress 39, to design the S2 9.2A (for its aft cockpit) and the S2 9.2C (for its center cockpit). Over 700 A and C models were sold. Both versions have the same hull, fin keel, partially balanced skeg-hung rudder, and masthead sloop rig. The single-spreader aluminum mast, painted black (an S2 trademark) is stepped on deck over a compression post that’s built into the main bulkhead.

The hull is solid, hand-laid fiberglass. It has an inward-turning flange at the sheer to which the balsa-cored deck is bolted through an extruded aluminum toerail. There’s no molded interior liner. Bulkheads and furniture are tabbed to the hull, which contributes to its structural stiffness. Two tons of lead ballast is encapsulated in a sealed keel cavity. Well-cared-for boats show little wear and tear after three decades of hard sailing, and, owners agree, the gelcoat is generally free of stress cracks even where moldings take tight bends.

The T-shaped cockpit is comfortable and workmanlike. The starboard seat opens to general storage and access to the stuffing box and engine controls. Additional storage is located under the helmsman’s seat in twin lazarettes.

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Everything on deck is carefully laid out. The mainsail is sheeted abaft the 28-inch wheel, where it’s out of the way but in reach of the helmsman. The 8-inch stern cleats are mounted on anti-chafing pads and close to hand. Engine controls are similarly convenient to the helm. Early boats had Atomic 4s, but a variety of diesel engines were fitted after 1978.

The engine box provides a wide first step down to the cabin. A small corner galley to starboard of the companionway contains a sink, icebox, and stove. Opposite is a quarter berth and navigation space with a folding seat and table. Headroom is 6 feet 3 inches aft and drops gradually to about 5 feet 10 inches toward the forward cabin.

The saloon table and settee convert to a double berth and, together with a 6-foot-6-inch settee opposite, make a comfortable eating, lounging, and sleeping area. A double berth is located forward of the wardrobe and head area. Generous use of teak, both solid and ply, contributes to a sense of quality throughout the boat, but the polypropylene carpeting used to line the hull ages unattractively.

Sailing the S2 9.2 is a treat. In 15 to 17 knots, it heels sharply under the mainsail and 150-percent genoa before settling in to make 5 or 6 knots upwind. Weather helm is noticeable in stronger gusts, but the boat is generally well balanced and always manageable, even in lumpy seas. All in all, the S2 9.2 is a well-designed, tough, and able 30-footer with good performance for racing or cruising.

Architect Richard Smith and his wife, Beth, sail their Ericson Cruising 31, Kuma, in the Pacific Northwest.

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This S2 11.0 Sloop has not been used much over the last few years. It's mainly dirty and the seller suggests it needs to be painted, have the through hulls changed, and the toilet plumbing repaired. He'd intended to restore the wood doors and drawers and switch out the wall covering. He's purchased new wall material. The Trojan Deep Cycle batteries are fairly new, he'll include the Mast Climber and a small compressor for diving, etc. The owner indicates the original engine onboard needs a head gasket replaced. Since the engine is non-functional, there will need to be an in-water survey. The owner will include a replacement Volvo Penta 17c engine that he purchased for $3800. He suggests the original engine can also be repaired. He'll also include a new Triton 2 Wireless wind station, valued at $2,200. Stock #367982 This S2 comes with a spare engine and Triton2 Wireless Wind Station. It's priced to sell! The S2 36' 11.0A aft cockpit is a sloop-rigged, fin keel, spade rudder sailboat with a keel-stepped mast. S2 Yachts sailboats are renowned for their build quality, and sailing ability. Built in Holland, MI by the same family that builds the Tiara powerboats. Beautiful woodwork and high-quality materials are used throughout the boat. This aft cockpit S2 sloop is well suited for crossing oceans, and yet she is fast and easy to handle with all lines leading aft to the cockpit and she is comfortable to live aboard. Her mainsail was recently replaced and the jib on a rolling furler is in great shape. As you enter the companionway, the galley is to port with a gas stove: 2 burner and oven, a large refrigeration box, deep double sink and lots of storage. The seller will also include a new 11 gallon water heater that will need to be installed. To starboard, there is a single berth and a dedicated nav station. In the salon area, the convertible U-shaped lounge becomes a double bed and there's a single settee to starboard. In the bow is a V-berth and the head is to the port with a toilet, a shower, and a sink. This sailboat is priced to sell! Please see the "Condition of Unit" section below for more information and call us today.

1980 C&C 34 Swing Keel - Shoal Draft

1980 C&C 34 Swing Keel - Shoal Draft

Chesapeake City, Maryland

Make C&C

Model 34 Swing Keel - Shoal Draft

Category Sloop Sailboats

We have owned "Surprise" since 2011. We have campaigned the boat successfully on the Bohemia River and upper Chesapeake Bay. The swing keel draws only 4’ when up and 6’10” when the board is down, making it prefect for the upper Chesapeake. Last season she won the ERYC Bohemia Bay Wednesday Night Racing series and the Gene McCord Memorial Race. “Surprise” continues to be a fast and competitive racer. The 150 genoa is on its second season. Sail inventory includes a main, #1 genoa, 1 spinnaker, 1 asymmetric drifter, … In addition, she has proved a comfortable cruiser for those times when we weren't racing. This 1980 C&C 34 Sloop offers a great deal of comfortable cruising for a very reasonable price. She has beautiful lines and is a great all-round boat with a good turn of speed. She is roomy below decks with over 6 feet of headroom and accommodations for six. Side decks are large permitting easy movement around the boat, and forward is a large anchor locker. Her bottom was painted in spring of 2022. The boat is in very good shape with a large V-Berth, Convertible Settee that sleeps 2 and a Port Aft Bunk that sleeps 1. Galley has a 3-burner stove/oven, sink and top loading ice chest. A single head to port and large hanging locker before the V-Berth. She has a Yanmar 2QM20 20 HP Diesel, 2 - 12V batteries + Inverter, Keel stepped mast, Furling Jib, two Danforth Anchors + 50 feet chain and 200 foot of rope, Maroon Sail Cover that matches Bimini, Dodger and wench covers. All lines led into the cockpit, sailing instruments in cockpit, 3 bumpers, and 50-foot Shore power cable. She has a custom cover for the winter. The new owner gets all this plus the equipment and accessories listed below. The 34 is considered one of C&C's better designs, equipped for racing and cruising. Call for a showing today. Contact Information: Paul Fruehauf 302-690-1929 (cell) - [email protected] Dave Schnelle 302-562-9318 (cell) - [email protected] Deck & Rigging: Four Large 2 speed (jib or spin sheet) winches in cockpit One Large 2 speed self-tailing winches on cabin top (main sheet) 2 Additional winches on cabin top 1 small winch on boom for outhaul Harken roller furling headstay All spinnaker gear (Spinnaker pole, launce bag, blocks and sheets) 4 to1 boom vang Pedestal steering with large SS Destroyer wheel Teak Cockpit table Teak drink holder on pedestal Traveler in cockpit at bridge deck Two Large Danforth Anchors with Rode Lifelines, gates P&S double rail bow and stern pulpits Track on mast for mainsail luff White painted mast & boom, double spreader, SS rod standing rigging Cockpit cushions Opening Transom gate with SS Swim Ladder Interior: Teak woodwork V berth with filler Settees P&S in salon Center dropleaf table Custom interior cushions, white plush fabric Teak & holly floorboards Galley aft to starboard with 3 burner propane stove and oven Pressure water Quarter berth aft to port Enclosed head/shower forward to port Marine toilet with holding tank Engine: Yanmar 2QM20 Diesel with service manual 16x10 folding propeller installed, spare 3 blade fixed prop Electrical & Electronics: 110-volt shore power with cord Two 12v batteries VHF radio Stereo with speakers Navman Electronics Knotmeter Depthsounder Windspeed & direction Compass GPS Sails & Canvas: Matching Mainsail cover, Bimini, Dodger and Wench Covers Mainsail #1 Genoa Furling Full size spinnaker Asymmetric drifter Winter Cover Other Equipment: Life sling Horseshoe Life Ring Dock lines Fenders Fire extinguishers Misc. Safety Gear Bolt cutters Radar reflector Wind scoop Screens Emergency tiller Binoculars Solar heated showers

1978 S 2 model B

1978 S 2 model B

Denison, Texas

Model Model B

Category Sailboats

1978 S 2 model B, Nice Sail Boat with an 8000 lb. lift. 15 horse sail drive motor mounted inboard. Sails includeMain, 100 jib, 130 jib , 150 genoa and a cruising genneker. All in good condition. A carry onAC unit included. Motor runs good. All clean inside. A big dock box also included $6000.00

1979 S2 8.0

1979 S2 8.0

Muskegon, Michigan

1979 S2 8.0 This vessel is a well built pocket cruiser with an aft cockpit, wheel and OMC sail drive. S2 quality of build. Get excited about her - go for Endorfin today!

1982 S 2 7.3

1982 S 2 7.3

Indianapolis, Indiana

1982 S 2 7.3 Recently restored.  Bottom blasted, epoxy barrier coat & anti-fouling paint (never launched).  Hull and deck wet sanded, buffed, polished & waxed.  New 6hp Tohatsu 4 Stroke Motor with remote control added to new motor mount on stern.  Interior Cushions Recovered.  Turn-Key Boat!

1982 S 2 7.9

1982 S 2 7.9

Fairhope, Alabama

1982 S 2 7.9,Very solid boat and hard to beat on the racecourse.Equipment List:Sails: 2008 North Nordac Race Mainsail (in very good condition), 2013 North 3DL 155% genoa, 2012 North 3DR 140% genoa (both rarely used and stored indoors) 2009 North spinnaker, older spinnaker, older mylar main and dacron 110% and 155% genoas for cruising.2005 5 HP Mercury 2-stroke w/internal and external tanks. Double axle trailer with good tires (replaced in 2010)Misc. - Lifting keel, Tick-Tack Compass, swim ladder, rudder replaced in 2007, forward hatch replaced in 2007, 2013 custom-made full deck cover(mast up or down), new running rigging 2014, new Harken mainsheet system, new Baltoplate bottom paint summer 2014 $13500, 9046139246

1984 S2 11.0

1984 S2 11.0

1984 S2 11.0 The S2 36' 11.0A, aft cockpit is sloop rigged, fin keel, skeg hung rudder and keel stepped mast. Her standard engine was a Volvo diesel but Far Niente has the Yanmar upgrade. Her hull is solid fiberglass and her deck is end grain balsa core construction for the insulating qualities and additional strength. Her inviting interior offers solid teak trim and bulkheads and teak and holly sole, exuding the quality construction that S2s are known for. With seven under berth storage lockers and several hanging lockers, there is plenty of room for the family's gear. Teak dinette table with double pedestal legs lowers to make a double berth with a straight settee opposite to starboard. Complete navigators desk. Berths for seven including a double quarter berth and forward owner's V-berth. The large U-shaped galley aft and separate head compartment with vanity and shower forward complete the interior. Far Niente has been extremely well kept under this owner for the past six years and has been professionally maintained by North Shore Marina in Spring Lake, MI. There were many upgrades in 2009 including a new North main, sail cover, binnacle cover, winch covers, winter cover, nine jack stands, Garmin GPS 541 chart plotter, Adler-Barbour refrigeration, inverter, a new hot water heater, head system rebuilt with all new hoses and pump service kit, and tack tic wireless wind instrumentation. Three new batteries were installed in 2013. The head sail was professionally serviced in 2014, including a new cover for it. Go with Far Niente for the 2015 sailing season now!

1984 S2 9.1 Liberty Cup Model

1984 S2 9.1 Liberty Cup Model

Dunedin, Florida

Model 9.1 Liberty Cup Model

1984 S2 9.1 Liberty Cup Model Well prepared and updated S2 9.1, Inboard Yanmar 2GM, Great PHRF Club Racer/Weekend Cruiser, good sail inventory, Raymarine ST 60 Sailing Instruments, Garmin GPS Plotter

1985 S 2 9.1

1985 S 2 9.1

Tampa, Florida

1985 S 2 9.1, Excellent S2 9.1 racer/cruiser in very good condition, well maintained. New bottom job 8/2015. New sail cover, tiller cover, Bimini top cover and compass covers. Has two roller furling Cruising Genoas (150 and 110), 2 racing 155 genoas, (2) Main sails, 2 spinnakers and additional sails, like new custom cabin cushions and covers as well as original cabin cushions, tiller autopilot. Fixed Keel draws 5.5 feet. Has a Yanmar 2GM diesel inboard engine well maintained in great condition. $16500.00, 8135053493

1984 S2 24 (7.3)

1984 S2 24 (7.3)

Barnegat, New Jersey

Model 24 (7.3)

1984 S2 24 (7.3) This boat is clean, well-loved, in good condition with a dry cabin. She is shoal draft at 2'10". Great for shallow bays and gunk-holeing. The hull was soda blasted and then epoxy barrier coated in 2009. If you are looking for your first sailboat or just looking for an inexpensive easy to handle, easy to sail, easy to maintain boat, this is it.

1980 S2 30

Croydon, Pennsylvania

1980 S2 30 This well maintained center cockpit design gives a lot of interior space for a 30 footer with 6'2" headroom, shoal draft and excellent sailing ability.

1982 S 2 8.5

1982 S 2 8.5

Buffalo, New York

1982 S 2 8.5 Brokers Comment:"Dolce Vita" is an excellent example of a quality built sloop. Whether you want some fun going around the buoys or day-sailing and weekend cruising you’ll appreciate the 8.5’s comfort and performance in an easy to handle package. Rich teak woodwork and trim enhance her good looks. A new Furlex roller furler makes sail handling easy as it is led aft to the cockpit. . She features good walk-around deck space to make moving forward safe and easy. One look and you’ll appreciate this solid vessel. Summer dockage is paid in full. A new custom winter cover is also included. Lake Erie PHRF 192

SAILBOAT 30' S2 9.2A

SAILBOAT 30' S2 9.2A

Pocasset, Massachusetts

Length 30.0

I have been living and solo navigating Vagabundo for 5 years with no prior experience in the Caribbean. I am currently in Barlows Boat Yard 18 Wings Neck Rd, Pocasset, MA 02559 (CAPE COD). She is loaded with everything needed to live aboard. Please see the video and contact me if interested. I will be happy to remain with new owner until they are comfortable and confident with Vagabundo. Live your dreams, no excuses, MAKE LIFE HAPPEN. Equipment-Harken Roller Furling System, Dutchman Sail Flaking System, new dodger & bimini, 3 anchors, Edson wheel steering w/break. Ritchie Compass, whisker pole. Water catcher. Hydrovane-mechanical self steering auto pilot, w/2 vanes, 2 rudders. 2-dive tanks. Electronics-GPS 521 at helm, Raymarine ST6000 auto pilot and ST60 depth gauge, Furuno Radar, GPS 162. Self tailing winches (installed aft), traveller (on stern), all at helm location, all lines led to cockpit, easy single hander, single line reefing. 12 volt refrigeration with freezer, 130 watt solar panel, 4-deep cycle batt new Oct. 2012, Honda 2000 generator, Inverter, Zantrex 40 amp smart charger. All safety equip.VHF, lifesling, flares. 9' Caribe dingy w/8hp Yamaha 2 stroke motor 2009. Engine 2QM15 Yanmar 1800 hrs with new stuffing box, Racor filters. Fishing equipment. Propeller and shaft were balanced at New England Propeller, with new coupler.I AM THE 3RD OWNER.I WILL SAIL THE BOAT WITH OWNER TO THEIR DESTINATION. PAYMENT IN FULL

1981 S2 11A 36 ft sloop

1981 S2 11A 36 ft sloop

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Model 11A 36 Ft Sloop

1981 S2 11A 36 ft sloop Great price for a 36' Sloop! Good condition Author Edmunds design that is waiting for it's next adventure. This layout has the aft cockpit with a convential v-berth, saloon and quarter berth with the galley flanking the companionway. Nav station and table folds down for another berth. Solid fiberglass hull that includes a moded keel cavity for internal ballast with a balsa cored deck. (Work completed mid-2016) new navigation installed new dinghy wind vane auto pilot installed, needs attached arm Volvo Penta MD17C engine had some minor service done, cooling system checked, belt replaced, fuel and oil filters changed 50 hrs ago Stern drive was replaced a few years ago per the previous owner.   Minor plumbing adjustments, cleaning and new bilge pump and back up bilge pump installed 500 and 2000. Manual pump was serviced and works like new. Sails are in good condition and were serviced about 6 months ago, all new lines Propane system serviced Two new batteries that need to be installed with boxes properly. Exterior has been refinished white top, blue/black bottom paint, blue lines. -Critical deck penetrations re-sealed. Minor window leaks that need addressing Original teak interior in great shape, all fabric in great condition. Audio system with hd radio receiver works fine.  Depth sounder works fine (ray marine) Water heater works fine. - Refrigerator is functioning great. Engine has been cleaned and partially refinished with rust-reformer and matching paint. Some minor ite

1982 S 2 8.5

Category Daysailer Sailboats

1982 S 2 8.5 Brokers Comment:"Dolce Vita" is an excellent example of a quality built sloop. Whether you want some fun going around the buoys or day-sailing and weekend cruising youll appreciate the 8.5s comfort and performance in an easy to handle package. Rich teak woodwork and trim enhance her good looks. A new Furlex roller furler makes sail handling easy as it is led aft to the cockpit. . She features good walk-around deck space to make moving forward safe and easy. One look and youll appreciate this solid vessel. A new custom winter cover is also included. Lake Erie PHRF 192

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Bodies of two children recovered after sailboat capsizes, search continues for missing man

by Emily Matesic, FOX 11 News

{ }Missing man and kids in Door Co. Last seen Saturday, July 13, 2024 (Brown Co. Emergency Management)

UPDATE: The children's names have been released .

FISH CREEK (WLUK) -- The bodies of two young children were found after their sailboat was found capsized in the waters of Door County.

"My heart is in my stomach. As a boater, we've been boating 50 years and to see a boat pull in and not know where the captain or two small children are, that's a boater's worst nightmare," said Kathy Hinkfuss of Green Bay, a recreational boater.

A search began over the weekend for the two children, ages 3 and 5, and their father, 32-year-old Bill Salnik of Little Suamico, after they went sailing Saturday.

Officials say the three left Oconto Harbor after 10 a.m.

Around noon Sunday, the Oconto County Sheriff's Office received a report of an overdue boat and began a search with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Wisconsin DNR.

"The Oconto County Sheriff's Office began a search along with the USCG and the WI DNR. The search expanded last night into the jurisdictional waters of Door County. Emergency personnel from the DCSO, DC emergency services and local fire departments joined the search," said Chief Deputy Patrick McCarty with the Door County Sheriff's Office.

The family's intended route was to go from Green Island in the bay to a marina just south of Oconto but they never made it to their destination.

Salnik's truck and trailer was still at the boat ramp and his phone calls went straight to voicemail.

At 6:22 a.m. Monday, the capsized sailboat was found just south of Chambers Island, without Salnik and his children. The vessel was was towed to Fish Creek.

After 11 a.m. Monday, searchers found the bodies of the two young children about a mile south of where the sailboat was found. "The bodies of two young children were recovered in the water about one mile south of where the boat was located. Their names are not being released at this time pending positive identification and notification of next of kin," added McCarty.

The Door County Sheriff's Office says they will continue their land and sea search efforts to find Salnik.

Due to warmer water and air temperatures, officials say it is still possible to find Salnik alive.

Officials are asking those out on the water to keep an eye out for anything that may be related to the search for Salnik.

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Search for family’s sailboat finds 2 children dead; father still missing

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( WBAY /Gray News) – Two children were found dead and their father is still missing after they disappeared during a boating trip off the Wisconsin coast.

Searchers scoured the Bay of Green Bay for Bill Salnik, 32, and his children, who were 3 and 5 years old.

The family is believed to have gone sailing from Oconto on Saturday, but no one had heard from Salnik since 5 p.m. that evening.

The family was last seen near Egg Harbor and Green Island. They were supposedly headed for Riley’s Bay before storms hit.

The U.S. Coast Guard began a search when the family was reported missing Sunday afternoon after they failed to reach their destination. The person who reported them missing said calls were going straight to voicemail and Salnik’s truck and trailer were found still at the boat ramp.

Officials found their 18-foot sailboat capsized south of Chambers Island at 6:22 a.m. Monday.

The bodies of the children were found five hours later.

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to search for Salnik.

Multiple agencies are working on the investigation.

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Bodies of Children, 3 and 5 Years Old, Recovered, Dad Still Missing After Sailboat Capsizes in Wisconsin

The children's bodies were found more than 48 hours after their boat set sail

The bodies of a 5-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son were recovered on Monday, July 15, following a search and rescue mission for a missing sailboat near Chambers Island, Wis., according to the Door County Sheriff’s Office . The search for their father continues. 

Bill Salnick, 32, and his children, 5 and 3, went missing around 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Although police withheld the names of the children in their initial statement, they were identified as Charlotte and Josh by a GoFundMe created by Salnick's mother, Tina.

The 18-foot Gulf Coast sailboat, My Lady Blue, they were sailing in was found around 6:20 a.m., just south of Chambers Island in Gibraltar, Wis., the sheriff's office said. The children's bodies were discovered at around 11:20 a.m., "one mile south of where the boat had been found."

Oconto County Sheriff's Offic

The family left the Oconto boat launch on My Lady Blue around 10 a.m. Saturday. The search for Salnick and his children began after the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office was notified that an overdue boater had left the Oconto Harbor, per the OCSO’s Facebook statement . Oconto County is west of Door County and across from Green Bay.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, City of Oconto Police Department, Oconto County Emergency Management, Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and Dispatch Center and Oconto Fire & Rescue assisted with OCSO’s search. 

Beginning Sunday, the USCG searched the Bay of Green Bay and expanded into Door County's jurisdictional waters. The Door County Sheriff’s Office, Door County Emergency Services and Town of Gibraltar Fire Department then joined the search.

The search for Salnick will continue on land, water and air on Tuesday morning.

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Representatives for Door County Sheriff’s Office and the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for more information.

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Bodies of 2 children found near location of capsized sailboat in bay of Green Bay

T he bodies of two children were recovered from the bay of Green Bay on Monday morning, according to the Oconto County Sheriff's Office.

A 32-year-old Little Suamico man and his two children were reported missing after they went sailing Saturday afternoon on the bay of Green Bay.

The bodies of two children were found at 11:21 a.m. Monday, one mile south of where the boat was recovered, south of Chambers Island, according to the Oconto County Sheriff's Office.

Land, water and air searches will continue into Monday night for the missing man, with additional searches resuming in the morning as necessary, according to the Door County Sheriff's Office.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard and Oconto Sheriff's Office:

  • The father and two children left Green Island in the bay at about 4 p.m. Saturday on an 18-foot sailboat.
  • The three were reported missing at 12:42 p.m. Sunday after they did not arrive at their planned destination in Oconto. The Coast Guard was notified at 4:27 p.m. Sunday.
  • Sunday afternoon, the father's truck and trailer were still at the boat ramp, and calls to his phone went straight to voicemail.
  • A capsized "sailing vessel" was located at 6:22 a.m. Monday south of Chambers Island and was towed to Fish Creek.
  • Neither the father nor the two children were found on or underneath the vessel.

Neither the Coast Guard nor the Oconto County Sheriff's Office has identified the victims.

Brown County Emergency Management identified the missing man as Bill Salnik and his two children, 3 and 5 years old.

Rashad Alexander can be contacted at [email protected].

This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Bodies of 2 children found near location of capsized sailboat in bay of Green Bay

The sailboat that was reported missing on July 13, 2024.

Search continues for missing boater; 2 children who had been on sailboat with him identified

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the identification of the victims.

STURGEON BAY - The two children whose bodies were recovered from the waters of Green Bay were identified by the Door County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

The sheriff's office confirmed that the children are Joshua Salnik, 3, and Charlotte Salnik, 5. They had been on a sailboat Saturday with their father, Billy Salnik, 32, of Little Suamico, who still remains missing.

According to the sheriff's office:

  • The children's bodies were recovered on Monday south of Chambers Island in the town of Gibraltar.
  • The siblings were found together and they were both wearing flotation devices.
  • The autopsies were done on Tuesday by the Brown County Medical Examiner's Office.
  • The search continues for the father. The sheriff's office said it is conducting drone searches over the bay today and the search will continue on Thursday.
  • The incident remains under investigation.

GoFundMe started for Salniks

Tina Salnik, the mother of Bill, created a GoFundMe on Monday, raising money for Bill and his children's funerals. The fundraiser had raised over $15,000, as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, to help pay for the funerals.

In the description of the GoFundMe created by Tina Salnik suggests a storm that evening was the cause of the disappearance. "They took the sailboat out and were caught in a storm, they did not survive," Salnik said.

Timeline of events

According to reports between the Door County Sheriff's Department, Oconto County Sheriff's Department, and the U.S. Coast Guard, this was the timeline of events leading up to discovering the children's bodies.

  • Salnik and his two children departed Green Island, in the bay, around 4 p.m. July 13 in an 18-foot sailboat.
  • The three were reported missing at 12:42 p.m. Sunday when they didn't arrive at their planned destination in Oconto. The Coast Guard was notified at 4:27 p.m. Sunday.
  • The father's truck and trailer were found at the boat ramp on Sunday afternoon. Calls to the Salnik's phone went straight to voicemail.
  • A capsized vessel was retrieved at 6:22 a.m. Monday south of Chambers Island and was towed to Fish Creek.
  • At 11:21 a.m. Monday, the bodies of two young children were found from the water about 1 mile south of where the boat had been located.

McCarty confirmed that the Door County Sheriff's Department found the bodies and the boat, while the initial missing persons report and overdue boater complaint was handled by the Oconto County Sheriff's Department.

Rashad Alexander can be contacted at [email protected].

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Missing sailboat found overturned in lake michigan, but man, 2 kids weren’t there, search continues for 3 missing boaters.

Derick Hutchinson , Lead Digital Editor

A missing, overturned sailboat was located in Lake Michigan, but the man and two children who had been on board were nowhere to be found.

A 32-year-old father and his two young children left from Green Island in Green Bay, Wisconsin, around 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2024. They were heading to Oconto, Wisconsin.

When they didn’t arrive, an overdue report was filed at 4:27 p.m. Sunday. The caller told officials that the man’s truck and trailer were still at the boat ramp, and calls to his phone went straight to voicemail.

The United States Coast Guard and other agencies began searching Lake Michigan. The 18-foot sailboat was found at 6:22 a.m. Monday, but the three missing people weren’t with it.

Officials continue their search with boats and helicopters.

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by Skyler Shepard

The cocaine was estimated to be worth more than $2 million. The USCG provided photos of the haul. (U.S. Coast Guard)

MIAMI, Fla. (CBS12) — Around 170 pounds worth of cocaine was offloaded in Miami Beach on Monday.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said the drugs were intercepted off a boat in the Caribbean.

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The cocaine was estimated to be worth more than $2 million. The USCG provided photos of the haul.

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