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1981 Islander 55 Brigantine

Bandon, Oregon

Serenity is a classical rigged brigatine built on a fiberglass hull. Starting with her Islander 55 hull, we built Serenity over a 10-year period in the Charleston Oregon shipyard. Built to the highest standard, 66’ LOA. Ship like topside, she is custom all the way. Below are 2 staterooms, 2 heads with showers, and actually includes a washer/dryer unit in the laundry area. Her John Deere 4045, engine has been fully rebuilt with less than 10 hours run time. Serenity has a roomy main salon and large galley (with full sized refrigerator). All new navigation equipment, modern electronics, and sails (9). Only thing missing is the cannons. Truly must see to appreciate!   Located in Brandon, OR. 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Islander
Model: 55 Brigantine
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ISLN55BRI081
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 55 ft
Length Overall: 66 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Max Draft: 7'5 ft
Displacement: 66,150 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: John Deere
  • Model: 4045
  • Fuel: Diesel


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 55 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Antique And Classics, Other, Antique And Classics


Frank D. Gordon
Frank Gordon Yacht Sales


Frank Gordon Yacht Sales
2300 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite 3E
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, 33301



Flush deck. Lots of locker space.

Rigging traditional in design.

Sail plan and rigging are configured to be able to set and furl all sails from deck.

Two people could sail this vessel; however, it would take a larger crew to set all 9 sails.

Hatches, deployed sails and steering binnacle all have canvas covers.

There are three 110-volt outlets on deck.

Below Deck:

Lots of lighting, hatches, and ports. Lots of cabinetry/storage Upholstery is new.


State rooms: Two, one forward and one aft

Head/showers: Two, one forward and one aft. Both have showers


Four burner propane stove/oven, single basin, microwave, full size refrigerator, large counter space.

Laundry: Combination washer/dryer



  • VHF

  • Garmin: Radar, GPS, Chart plotter.

  • B&G: wind speed, boat speed and depth.


  • House batteries: six 4D lead acid
  • Windless: one 4D lead acid                                                        
  • Engine starting: one series 78 lead acid
  • All can be interconnected with the battery switches                    
  • 3 KW inverter, 100 Amp. battery charger                                        
  • 30 Amp. Shore power                                                                      
  • 12-volt breaker panel, 110-volt breaker panel.

Main, Main topsail, Main top staysail, Main lower staysail, Fore upper top(square) sail, Fore lower top (square) sail, Fore upper staysail, Fore mid staysail, Fore lower staysail.

All sails are new Dacron, canvas color.


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 their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Mechanical Disclaimer:

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or their agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as other representations noted on the listing.