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Name: Free Range Chicken
Builder: PERRY
Model: 59
Length: 59' 0" (17m)
Beam: 16' 0" (4.88m)
Year Built / Refit: 2006
Engines: 1 x Yanmar intercooled turbo
Staterooms: 2
Flag: N/A
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The Perry 59 is a fast, comfortable, true blue-water cruiser, easily handled by a couple, or can be single-handed by an experienced skipper. All sail controls lead to the cockpit, and the main and jib sheet winches (electric) are easily reached by the helmsman, as are the GPS, autopilot, chart-plotter,etc.



  • Fiberglass composite with a 1" rigid pvc  foam core
  •  Solid glass in way of keel, thru-hulls, rudder, etc.
  • Kevlar outer hull laminate for impact resistance
  •  Crash bulkheads:

              -the forward cabin foremost bulkhead is sealed to the stem

              -the aft cabin bulkhead is sealed to the stern, including steerage.

  • Integral tanks:   (2) 155 gal fuel tanks  (2) 120 gal water tanks   (1) graywater tank   (2) blackwater tanks
  • Ballast:  14,250 lbs cast lead, draft is 8.6'
  • Rudder is carbon fiber with a carbon shaft
  • Rudder bearings are Jefa articulating roller type 
  • Autopilot is a 24v electric stepping motor with direct chain drive, controlled by B&G.  (no hydraulic arm)


  • There is a "hard dodger" with removable windows. Mainsheet traveler is atop the dodger.
  • The cockpit is open, has a drop leaf table and 2 long "settees".
  • Bimini covers the steering area of the aft cockpit
  • Liferaft locker
  • Twin, independent destroyer-style steering wheels
  • Resin:  The boat was built using Epoxy resin thru-out, post-cured.

Winches:(all by Lewmar):

  • (2) Electric halyard (3) manual halyard (2) Electric primaries (2) manual running back (2) Electric mainsheets
  • Windlass for chain/rode

Roller furling:

  • Main is Leisurefurl in-boom furling.
  • Genoa is Haren furling
  • Staysail is Harken furling
  • All furlers lead to electric winches


  • (1) primary, Delta with 200' 3/8" sch. 40 HT chain and 150' rode, normally mounted on bow  
  • (2) secondaries, Danforth style, with appropriate chain and rode

Spinnaker gear:

  •  FRC is fulled equipped for asymetrical spinnakers to fly from a pole.


  • Fuel injected, intercooled turbo Yanmar, 4 cyl, 110 hp.
  • 22", 3-blade MaxProp

Safety :

  • Liferaft:Viking 8-man self-righting, (new 6-15).
  • MOM unit  (Man Overboard Module)
  • Heaving line
  • Strobe
  • (2) registered Epirbs with gps
  • Lifesling II
  • (5) VHF radios including 3 hand-helds
  • SSB (we have SailMail and can receive weather faxes)
  • Satellite telephone
  • (3) GPS units
  • AIS
  • (2) independent navigation systems  (Nobeltec Time Zero and Furuno NavNet)
  • Paper charts
  • Ditch Bag
  • Flares:  Red parachute, Red hand, Orange smoke, White hand.
  • Horn, Bell
  • Radar reflector
  • (8) USCG Type 1 pfd's
  • Masthead tri-lite with anchor lite
  • Storm JibStorm
  • Trysail with independent luff track
  • DCS/VHF handheld


  • Aluminum by Ballinger
  • Swept-back spreaders (3 sets)
  • Navtec discontinuous rod standing rigging
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang
  • Fractional with running backstays
  • Leisurfurl in-boom main furling


  • (5) air conditioners
  • Icemaker
  • (3) refers (one in cockpit)
  • (2) freezers
  • Trash compactor
  • LP oven/stove with gas leak detector
  • LP Magnum BBQ
  • 30 gph Watermaker
  • Hot water
  • Cockpit stern shower
  • Swim ladder
  • Stereo system with cockpit & cabin spkrs, iPod connection
  • TV monitor, runs dvd's off a laptop HDMI cable
  • Dell laptop, Win8.1 with DVD
  • Wireless remote mouse and keyboard
  • Remote 22" Dell monitor
  • All-in-one Printer
  • Wifi system for shore connections, wireless on-board
  • Skype, when we can get good wifi from shore
  • VacuFlush heads (2)
  • Coffee maker
  • Air Pots


  • Mercury inflatable 10.5' with hi-pressure floor
  • 8 hp Yamaha outboard
  • Anchor, line, tow lines.

Dive Gear:  

  • Several sets of masks, fins, and snorkels
  • Scuba:  One complete set with a BC and 2- 80 tanks.


  • Main (new 2014)
  • 103% genoa
  • Staysail
  • 2 spinnakers, flown from pole


Hull - Wet preg epoxy vacuum bagged E-glass laminate, foam core

Deck - Wet preg epoxy vacuum bagged E-glass laminate, foam core

Structure - Carbon fiber reinforced, wet preg epoxy vacuum bagged E-glass laminate, foam core

Keel and Rudder

Keel - Fixed keel, cast iron fin with lead bulb

Rudder - Autoclaved, pre-preg carbon fiber post with carbon fiber blade

Steering - Twin helm stations with SS wheels