MIDNIGHT (ex: Melita II) was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by one of Europe’s finest yards, Weaf Gusto of Holland. MIDNIGHT will appeal to those desiring traditional lines and heavy fiberglass construction. Full keel underbody with private aft stateroom and two heads. Only two owners since her original commission. MIDNIGHT is in excellent shape – she has had numerous refits and is perhaps, in many respects, better than new.
Her long keel and wine glass sections give a comfortable motion in a seaway and instill confidence in her ability to handle any condition. Her displacement of 13 tons ensures she reacts calmly to wash and chop, and is surprisingly stiff.
She finished 2nd in class in the 2011 Marion to Bermuda race, including Marion Town Trophy.United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Wellington Yacht Partners. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel
Yanmar 4JH2-TE Turbo
1991 1452 HRS 62 HP
Num of Engines
The lay-up from keel to water line consists of fiberglass,\nin total 25.5 oz/sq.ft. From water line to deck the lay-up consists of fiberglass,\nin total 19.5 oz/sq.ft.
The strength of the hull and deck have been calculated as\nbeing freely supported without taking into account stiffenings such as\nbulkheads.
1996 – Installation of a new propane locker was added in the\ntransom compartment and the existing Heritage stove was converted from alcohol\nto propane
1998 - Removed, sandblasted and re-gelcoated both fresh\nwater tanks
2005 - Installed bilge garboard drain plug
2009/10 - Removed the polyester gelcoat hull from the keel\nto top of the W.L. and exposed its fiberglass for two summers in a solar shed
2011 – Applied 1208 biaxial cloth (12 oz. glass ¾ oz. mat)\nwith vinylester resin, followed by Duratec vinylester resins, followed by\nInterlux 2000 epoxy barrier coat system and applied Interlux CSC bottom paint
2012 - Removed worn internal rudder gudgeons, lower pintle\nand replaced all pins. Repacked rudder and driveshaft stuffing boxes
Deck and superstructure consists of 1” balsa with 5 ½ oz. of\nfiberglass; the bottom layer is 6 oz. fiberglass. Deck to hull connection is\nreinforced by a tapered step back lay-up of 16 oz. fiberglass and fitted by means\nof stainless steel bolts.
1992 - Replaced teak toerail, eyebrow, handrails, coaming, (2)\nhatches, (4) dorade boxes, aft companionway entrance, spinnaker pole and boat\nhook chocks. All currently varnished and\nin excellent condition
1994 – Designed/built new aft companionway
2002/03 - Removed polyester gelcoat from deck and cabin top.\nApplied 1208 biaxial cloth (12 oz. glass ¾ oz. mat) with vinylester resin,\nfollowed by Duratec vinylester resins and repainted all surfaces using Awlgrip\nproducts
2003 – (13) New stainless steel Hood portlights, all opening\nand inclusive of individual screens
2005 – Fitted canvas for all handrails, dorade boxes,\nspinnaker pole and boat hook chocks, main companionway and (3) hatches
2006 – 3” Fitted exterior cushions
2006 - Installation of inner headstay, deck mounted and\ntabbed to hull
MIDNIGHT has three cabins; all are well-lit, bright and\nwelcoming. The interior bulkheads, cabinets and main salon ceilings are\nbrightly varnished dark mahogany, refinished in 2011. The interior cabin top\nand remaining ceilings were painted Mediterranean White in 2011. All cabin\nfloors are removable and were reinforced in 2003, and last polyurethaned in\n2013.
There is a V-berth with center filler in the forward cabin.\nHanging locker with various storage areas under V-berth and in various\ndrawers.
Aft of and to port of the forward cabin is the en-suite\nforward head and shower. The forward head was totally remolded with Corian\ncounter tops, mirrored walls, new cabinet doors, a teak grated floor and\nvarnished bright mahogany trim in 1996.
The port side of the main salon was redesigned in 1998. The\nproject included a U-shaped dinette, adjustable dining table (up, down, side to\nside), mahogany planked ceilings, bookshelf, and louvered cabinet with ample\nstorage beneath the settee. The starboard side of the main salon was redesigned\nand installed in 2011. It follows the same design trim concept as that of the\nport side. However, its layout has a set of drawers adjacent to an oversized\nsettee. Both port and starboard settees can be used as twin berths with lee\ncloths.
The full galley\nis located aft and to port of the main salon. There is a 3-burner Heritage 5-A\npropane stove/oven and a 9 cu.ft. icebox opposite the galley, which doubles as\na stand-up chart table and is amply sized for a 6-to7 day passage. Oversized\nstainless steel sink, single lever faucet/sprayer faucet and countertops were\nnewly installed in 2011.
The main companionway is on centerline with the engine beneath\nand provides access to the main cabin. A second companionway was added in 1994;\nit is also on centerline and provides access to the aft cabin.
The aft cabin, redesigned in 1995, includes a reverse nav station\nto port, an oversized sea berth to starboard, a set of drawers and a vanity\nfacing aft. A full hanging locker is to port and a ½-hanging locker is beneath\nthe 2nd companionway. Additional storage can be found beneath the sea berth.
The aft head is forward to starboard of the aft cabin and\ncan be closed off to either the main salon or aft cabin. The aft head was\nredesigned in 2011 and includes a new stainless steel sink, faucet, countertop\nand mahogany trim.
The varnished mahogany bright work is immaculate and the\nteak and holly sole give the vessel a very traditional look. All cushions are\ndark green in color. There is generous headroom throughout. MIDNIGHT has an ideal layout for both\noffshore sailing and coastal cruising, and is a joy to sail.
The owner’s personal effects and tools are excluded from the\nsale.
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.