s/v Ferrity

The boat

s/v Ferrity is a 1989 Bayfield 36 cutter built at the Bayfield Boat Yard in Canada.

  • LOD: 36′
  • LOA: 41′ as built… with windvane and solar panels LOA is 44′
  • LWL: 30′ 6″
  • Beam: 12′
  • Displacement: 18,500 lbs (pre-cruising, closer to 20k with equipment and provisions)
  • Draft: 5′ 6″
  • Air draft: 52′
  • Sail Area: 738 sq.ft.

Hull is white with blue cove stripe, blue bottom paint, blue canvas, and white sails.

Engine: Beta Marine 43 with 17/12 RH 3 blade wheel. (Replaced original Yanmar 4JHE 44hp diesel.)

Hailing port: Annapolis, MD

MMSI: 367698660


New yankee, staysail, and mainsail (3 reefs) installed 2017

Previous sails are in good condition, have been serviced, and carried as backups.

Standing rigging replaced 2016. Chainplates replaced 2019.

Running rigging replaced 2017

Hydrovane independent self-steering windvane and emergency rudder steering system

CPT electronic autopilot

Safety equipment

Liferaft: Revere Offshore Commander

EPIRB: ACR GlobalFIX V4 w/GPS. Registered w/SARSAT

PLB: ACR PLB-375.  Registered w/SARSAT

Iridium Go hotspot. (Blazing 2400 satellite connection.)


B&G Zeus2 multi-function display

B&G Broadband 4G™ Radar

B&G NAIS 500 AIS – send & receive

B&G DST800 Depth, Speed, Temperature Sensor

B&G 608 Wind Sensor

B&G WiFi-1 GoFree

– all B&G electronics are networked on NMEA 2000

– tablets and phones (non-rotary) can display all instrumentation by connecting to the GoFree WiFi access point via Link App.


VHF: Standard Horizon GX-1700 (w/GPS & DSC) at chart table with remote mic and speaker at helm, two handheld VHFs

Garmin inReach SE+ – provides tracking, texting, weather.

Iridium Go hotspot. provides tracking, weather (PredictWind), email, phone

Life support:

Cooking: Origo 4000 non-pressurized alcohol stove

Chiling: Engel Fridge Freezer

Drinking: two internal water tanks total 100 gallons. Katadyn PowerSurvivor 40E/12V watermaker. Rain catchment system. Pressure water, foot-pump, raw water pump for washing.

Exhausting: C-Head composting toilet


Navionics charts, Aqua Map, NV Charts, OpenCPN, chart books, ActiveCaptain etc.

Sextant with tables

Ground Tackle:

Vulcan 20 kg (44 lb.) with 200 feet 5/16″ HT chain

Bruce  33 lb anchor with chain and 200′ rode

Danforth HT 12 lunch hook with 150′ rode

Fortress FX-37 with 200′ 5/8″ double braid ready to deploy

Shore bound:

Walker Bay Odyssey inflatable with 6 hp Tohatsu.

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