• 30 Jun 2016 05:10
    Message # 4108379

    PLEASE make an offer on 29ft 'Teleport'!!! She's located in Prince Rupert Canada and ready for expedition sailing this summer!!! Don't miss out!! Just email with your offer!! 

    'Teleport' is one of only six North Atlantic 29's around. Designed by English offshore racing designer Angus Primrose and Blondie Hasler himself, this 29 foot junk-rig (perfect for cruising - see our website for the advantages of junk-rigs) was lovingly built by Jim Creighton, in Canada in 1988, and then rebuilt by Chris and Jess Bray in 2010, who then successfully sailed her up the coast of Greenland and through the Northwest Passage in 2011-12 (over the top of Canada and Alaska through the Arctic) through some major storms and down through the dreaded Bering Strait and Aleutians, down the coast of Alaska to Canada (2013-14), proving her worth as a strong, reliable, and safe go-anywhere cruising / expedition boat. Though only 29 feet long, she’s got minimal side-deck which means the volume inside down below is much larger than you’d expect. She also has a small-looking cockpit, but this is because the North Atlantic 29’s also have an awesome mid-cockpit – a separate, sealed semi-cabin from which you can operate the boat out of the weather (even with heater outlet). This mid-cockpit also doubles as a great ‘mud-room’ or area to strip off wet gear etc out of the weather but before having to wet everything down below. Though originally designed to sleep 6, we re-built her to comfortably sleep two (ok maybe 3), but instead kitted her out for extreme, high-latitude cruising – not only creature comforts like bookshelves, sound system and ducted, thermostat controlled, electric-start heating, but also in terms of brand new ropes, top-of-the-range navigational and safety gear, full AIS transceiver, oversized rocna anchor, custom made expedition dingy with hypalon tubes and 6hp Yamaha outboard motor (combined worth over $6,000 USD) etc. There can be few small boats so capable or so kitted out. Have a read of the huge list of included gear below! This really is a go anywhere, anytime, ideal couples cruising yacht, or equally suited to a solo sailor (particularly with it’s junk-rig).

    Visit to watch the videos and read all about this amazing little yacht and where she’s been. As you’ll see, we’ve been 100% open and honest all the way through our journey in terms of not trying to hide any of the problems we’ve had or things we’ve had to fix on the boat. See our note on ‘overall condition of the boat’ below.

    If you’re interested, or have any questions, we’d love to hear from you – email us at


    Designer: Angus Primrose & ‘Blondie’ Hasler

    Model: North Atlantic 29

    Year of completion: 1988

    Year of re-fit/rebuild: 2010

    Place of completion: Halifax, Canada

    Original Builder: Jim Creighton

    Material of Construction: 6 layers of cold molded cedar with 1 layer of fiberglass

    Length: 29ft (8.84 meters)

    Breath: 2.87 meters

    Depth: 5.6ft (1.44 meters)

    Average sailing speed: We work on about 5 knots for passage making.

    Average motoring speed: 5.5kn.




    • ·       GPS chart plotter – Standard Horizon CP180 – Complete USA charts
    • ·       Radar – Standard Horizon – SI TEX
    • ·       VHF Radio with AIS receiver built in – Standard Horizon matrix series GX2100
    • ·       Tatick wireless wind speed / direction – Mn30
    • ·       Depth Sounder – Raymarine
    • ·       AirBreeze wind turbine
    • ·       Auto Tiller pilot – Simrad TP22
    • ·       Ipod / radio dock and sound system with external waterproof speaker in the cockpit
    • ·       400 watt Inverter
    • ·       Solar Panel
    • ·       Vesper marine AIS watch mate – 750 RX. AIS transceiver with dedicated screen and independent GPS and VHF antenna. Provides a completely independent backup system and back up for GPS.
    • ·       Batteries: 3600 series, model #:DC31DT with digital voltage display


    Engine & Fuel:

    • ·        SABB, 8hp, 1 cylinder, hand start diesel engine.
    • ·       Simple to repair and built like a tank.
    • ·       New head (2012) and plenty of spare parts
    • ·       Low-oil and high temp alarm
    • ·       Spare fuel and oil filters
    • ·       Variable pitch propeller
    • ·       42L stainless steel inbuilt fuel tank
    • ·       100L flexible ‘turtle-Pac’ long range fuel tank that fits neatly on deck under dingy to be easily syphoned into tank as needed.
    • ·       50L Flexible ‘turtle-Pac’ fuel tank in the bilge.
    • ·       100L of plastic diesel jerry containers.

    Dingy & Outboard:

    • ·       8ft custom designed and made dingy to fit perfectly on deck. Hypalon tube, fiberglass hull RIB, with extra abrasion pads, handles, tie down points, and extra strong and durable. Also comes with ‘feather light ores’, seat, anchor, chain, fuel tank.
    • ·       Yamaha 6hp outboard engine, new in 2010, in very good condition, well maintained, reliable and only used for a few months during the summer.


    Anchoring Gear

    • ·       Main anchor: Rocna – 15kg (oversized for this boat) with 90ft of chain and 610 ft of rope marked every 100ft (all new in 2010 / 2011)
    • ·       Secondary anchor set up and ready to use: 35 pound CQR anchor with 60ft chain and 255 ft rope (all marked every 100 ft)
    • ·       Plus large fishermans anchor, don-forth anchor and extra chain.



    • ·       Jabsco Manual toilet (new in 2011) model 29120-3000
    • ·       Solar Ventilator in forepeak
    • ·       Hasler wind vane self steering gear (new vane in 2010)
    • ·       Compass
    • ·       Webasto – Marine air heater system (Airtop 2000s) – diesel tapped from the main fuel tank, ducted into the mid-cockpit, saloon and heads. Electric start and with thermostat.
    • ·       Water System – 50L flexible ‘tutle-pac’ tank plumed into the galley sink tap with foot pump. 7x 10L plastic water containers kept in water locker
    • ·       Canada coast guard approved life jackets x2
    • ·       Tools – complete socket set, spanner / wrench set, drill, soldering iron, crimping took, torque wrench.
    • ·       12V wet/dry vacuum cleaner
    • ·       fishing gear – rod, reel, trolling gear
    • ·       ships EPIRB
    • ·       flares
    • ·       Large Icebox / well insulated, in built
    • ·       Hawkins pressure cooker and assorted pots, pans, kettles, utensils, plates, bowels, cups and mugs.
    • ·       Gas single burner cartridge camping stove (Mat Burton Table Top Burner.)
    • ·       Comfortable bedded single sea-berth that folds down into a comfortable double bed for two.
    • ·        Inbuilt clothes / hanging rack
    • ·       2x 300 ft braded poly propylene floating rope – for tieing ashore
    • ·       mast head tri-light and anchor light and secondary set mounted on the bow and stern
    • ·       Book shelf with assorted books
    • ·       Barlow winches
    • ·       2x Spinlock jammers
    • ·       life ring
    • ·       strong bow sleet
    • ·       Electric bilge pump and manual bilge pump
    • ·       Jacck lines, 2x teachers,  and new rigging (2011)
    • ·       Sail – reasonable condition, minor wear, tear and scuff marks
    • ·       2x Kero Lantans


    Overall condition of the boat:

    • ·       Mast: Lots of paint scratched off where the battens rub, and a few minor cracks and delamination of the fiberglass covering. All indications are that the wood is in good condition underneath.
    • ·       Deck & coach roof – In 2010 we applied a whole new layer of fiber glass to the deck & coach roof for extra strength and sealing. Minor signs of wear and tear are starting to appear with bits of paint flaking off, but all still good. Note that this extra fiberglass layer was not faired smooth on sheet edges etc, so if one looks closely, you can see where some sheets overlap etc.
    • ·       Keel: There was a delaminated region on the starboard side of the keel when we bought the boat in 2010. We had a fiberglass expert company work on this for us, and first they drilled several large holesaw holes through the fiberglass to allow the region to dry out / breath (it was wet behind), but it was evident that more work was needed so they then removed this section of the glass to inspect it, and found it was delaminated because of a slight casting pocket in the metal of the keel when it was cast, which had been filled and faired using some kind of filler, and the fiberglass hadn’t bonded well to that filler when covered. So the fiberglass expert scraped out all the filler, and replaced it was a polybond super strength epoxy, and re-attached and sealed the section of the fiberglass. All good. Over the following 5 years, when we pull Teleport out to store for the winter, slight rust stains weep through around the edges of the original holesaw breather holes. In 2014 we repaired a small crack in the fiberglass on the port side of the keel.


    Optional extras that can be purchased at additional cost:

    • ·       2x Spinlock Deck vest – 150N automatic life jacket with integrated deck harness, Size ‘1’ and Size ‘2’. Hardly used and as new. They are worth $450 USD each, we will sell them for $350 USD each, and we’ll throw in a spare recharge kit.
    • ·       2x Adult Oversized insulated dry suit / survival suit – New was $400 USD each, we will sell them for $250 USD each.  
    • ·       Alaskan coastal charts.

  • 20 Feb 2017 18:04
    Reply # 4619390 on 4108379

    I was informed this morning by email from Jess Bray that TELPORT has been sold! The buyer is aboard checking things over. He plans to sail her to Australia.

    Good news for the boat but Chris is sad about it, Jess says. Quite understandable. I remember how I felt when I saw her out sailing, without me, knowing I might never see her again. When you have invested so much blood, sweat and tears......

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