by Jonathon Bryant
Published: March 27, 2024 (4 weeks ago)
Jacksonville, Florida

1982 ‘Alchemist’ is one of only four North Atlantic 29 junk rig sailboats around and probably the best example out there. Built by Bounty Yachts in California and designed by English offshore racing designer Angus Primrose and Blondie Hasler she has just undergone a four-year complete refit and is a TURN KEY boat, ready for some serious sailing. This boat is perfect for the cruising couple who want to explore far flung places in comfort and safety. Heavily laid up, solid, thick fiberglass hull w/glassed in reinforcing stringers. The hull and deck are super thick and super strong. You feel it when you walk on deck. This boat is built like a TANK. The full width cabin top gives a remarkable amount of livable space down below for a 29 footer. Comes with a swinging gimbaled chair for the inside sailing station. You can completely control the boat from inside while dry, warm and comfortable. You can even adjust the wind vane from inside, so there is almost no need to go outside the cabin on a long passage. 4 Berths: 1 Queen size (or two single) and one double (if less than 5’10”). Currently in Jacksonville, Florida. $24,500.

LOA: 29’2”
LWL: 23’
Beam: 9’7”
Draft: 5’6”

Sail Area: 429 sqft
Displacement: 9300 lbs
Ballast: 4200 lbs (encapsulated lead)
Sail Area: 429 sqft


  • 16hp Beta Marine twin cylinder diesel (New, now with only 100hrs)
  • Oversized 70amp Alternator
  • Upgraded starter panel
  • Priority charging controlled by new Battery Doctor
  • New Vetus Exhaust, water lock and Goose Neck.
  • SD55 Sigma Drive coupler
  • Norscot dripless shaft seal
  • New high grade stainless prop shaft and propeller.
  • Overheat alarm installed
  • Water in fuel alarm installed
  • Solid state fuel pump
  • New Racor filter and multiple spare filters


  • 300w Renology solar panel mounted on reinforced cradle
  • Renology charge controller
  • 5 X 200AH AGM batteries
  • 2000w sine wave inverter


  • Self-Steering: Sailomat 3040 self-steering wind vane
  • Pelagic heavy duty autohelm
  • Diesel heater
  • Airhead composting toilet


  • Excel 44lb plough (new) 200ft chain
  • 25lb delta with 40ft chain and 100ft 5/8 braided anchor
  • 45lb CQR anchor with 100ft chair 200ft 5/8 braided anchor rode
  • Maxwell 600 power anchor windlass with remote control


  • New 4-6 person offshore life raft
  • Lifesling 2 with new cover
  • 3 offshore life jackets
  • Safety harness
  • New ACR Global Fix V6 Epirb
  • New Grab bag and contents (includes laser flares)
  • Extensive first aid kit (I’m a paramedic) with over $800 worth of contents.
  • High bilge alarm
  • Two high capacity (2200GPH) SPX Bilge pumps
  • Whale compac 50 hand pump
  • Rulamatic bilge pump for anchor locker
  • Carbon monoxide alarm, smoke alarm and fire extinguishers
  • New Jordon Series Drogue with 220 mini-chutes. Heavy duty attachment points on the stern.
  • Fire blanket
  • Storm Hatches


  • Digital Yacht AIT 2000 AIS Transponder and receiver on wifi hub
  • Standard horizon GX2000 AIS/ GPS radio
  • Digital Yacht wind transducer (runs through boat wifi)
  • New signal mate mast light
  • Complete boat rewire
  • Hawkeye depth sounder
  • Airmar wireless depth sounder linked to Digital wifi


  • All portholes removed, resealed and re-glazed
  • All hatches re-sealed and reglazed
  • New cushions and upholstery
  • Re-painted with Interlux perfection two part
  • Toerails removed, deck sealed with fiberglass, all bolts replaced, new mahogany toe rail
  • Mahogany dinghy rack
  • New water tank
  • Holding tank and macerator pump for sink
  • Bilges cleaned, painted and sealed
  • Double burner Origo alcohol stove
  • LED Cabin lights
  • Two Sirocco fans and one other
  • Small fridge and 3 cubic foot cooler with extra insulation


  • Only four months old made with new Weathermax 85, an Arnie Kleveland design
  • New battens
  • All new lines
  • Spartite no leak mast seal
  • New sail cover
  • Old flat sail and battens are still available if required


  • Blackbay folding bicycle, recent service
  • Multiple large and medium fenders
  • Lots of Rope
  • Mariner 3 dinghy
  • Lehr 2.5hp propane outboard
  • Heavy duty sewing machine and all accessories
  • Plexiglass bubble for extreme weather
  • Rotating prem hoods with new upholstery
  • New dodgers
  • Full Milwaukee power tool kit
  • Full set of spares and emergency items