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1993 Custom Eric Goetz Sloop

Chesapeake, Virginia


ROUTE 66 is an incomparable 70ft LOA, center cockpit, all carbon/kevlar cruising sloop built in 1993 by Eric Goetz in Bristol, Rhode Island. Designed by B&R Design & Engineering (Lars Bergstrom and Sven Ridder), she is a very comfortable, rugged, water-ballasted, liveaboard cruiser that is easily sailed, managed and maintained by a couple without professional crew. She has a very simple fixed cutter rig with no backstays and a super clean deck layout with all anchoring gear, sporting equipment, tender and back-up rudder in dedicated and spacious belowdecks compartments. All running rigging is fully controlled from a secure center cockpit that has organized stowage for every line. Hydraulic primary winches are set up to handle high loads and the same system also lifts the highly efficient keel, coverting a deep draft offshore passagemaker into a shoal draft cruiser. There is a roll-in, roll-out dinghy garage (no lifting required) that contains an Avon 3.4 RIB with a 15hp Yamaha outboard motor attached. A dinghy fueling station with a 30 gallon tank for gasoline is nearby. There is a fold down step off the transom to the dingy garage and water surface (no ladder required for swimming). She has a retractable anchoring sprit with an all chain rode and electric windlass. She carries only asymmetric spinnakers that fly from a second bowsprit that may be extended 12ft out from the bow. The bright, minimalist interior is home to every amenity, is consistent with a yacht of her caliber and features 270+ degree views from the main cabin, galley, dinette and very complete nav station with an inside electronic helm. There are dual and backup electric autopilots. She has a 110hp Yanmar turbo-diesel that drives a 3-blade, 24” Flex-o-Fold propellor, 4.2kw Fisher- Panda genset, Spectra fully automatic watermaker, reverse cycle heat and A/C, KVH broadband satellite phone with internet and HDTV, Sony stereo radio and CD player, complete PC workstation, fresh water head and space for a washing machine and dryer. All systems are cleanly installed for ready access and easy maintainance. She has been thoroughly tested, continuously upgraded and is in flawless mechanical and structural condition.

Great Upgrades:

Significant changes have been made over the past few years to upgrade and stay current with advances in technology, included are: 1) discontinuous carbon rod standing rigging (Including headstays, this removed about 250lbs from an already very light rig by replacing the very heavy nitronic rod and spreader tip fittings); 2) ProCurve laminated glass windows to replace polycarbonate for reasons of both durability and clarity; 3) modified "V" boom with Park Avenue carbon "wings" for a more efficient mainsail cover and sun awning arrangement; 4) Designed a rugged carbon/epoxy emergency rudder and tiller that is readily mounted on the transom in the event of catastrophic damage to the primary canting rudder; 5) Increased main engine horsepower from 56hp to a 110hp Yanmar 4JH4-HTE diesel engine, 6) Changed from a troublesome saildrive to a standard shaft with full skeg to handle larger engine and new 24" flex-o-fold propellor---this combination enables us to motor at 10 knots at cruiing RPM, 7) Swiched to a Panda 4200kW, fresh water cooled ,AC generator, and 8) replaced house gel batteries with latest model Mastervolt Lithium Ion batteries and Masterbus control system that enables faster charging and longer periods without using the generator. 9) Finally, consistent with our philosophy of keeping things new, this year (2021) we bought a new North Ocean 3di working jib and mainsail, new mainsail cover, new dodger, and new anchor chain and ss Rockna anchor.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Route 66
Make: Custom
Model: Eric Goetz Sloop
Year: 1993
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Other
Boat Hull ID: CUST70EGB093
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 70 ft
Length Overall: 68'3 ft
Waterline Length: 66'6 ft
Beam: 19'4 ft
Max Draft: 15'8 ft
Min Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 33,200 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4-HTE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2011


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Sloop, Center Cockpit


Frank D. Gordon
Frank Gordon Yacht Sales


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


One-off hull consisting of an AIREX core with inner and outer laminates of the specified materials orientated in the specified direction. The hull layup in one piece monocoque unit based on full size mylar sections supplied by the designer. Each laminate vacuum - bagged to a minimum vacuum of .75 atmosphere or 10 psi. Resin content does not exceed 50% by volume. Room temperature maintained between 72 to 95 degrees. Laminate skins wet-bagged and the core dry-bagged and hot coated. The builder insured a proper cure. Core is two layers of 5/8" AIREX R 63.80 bonded together with epoxy resin. Outer and inner skin laminates were built up of ANCHOR REINFORCEMENT products or equivalent. Epoxy resin used was either Hexcel or WEST system. Physical properties of laminate are not less than the following: STRENGTH MOM (IN.#/IN.)= 6000; STIFFNESS E x I (#IN.^2/IN.)= 525,000. Total hull laminate weight is less then 2.1 (#/sq.ft.). Removed sections tested for physical properties during construction. Hull area = 1450 sq.ft. LAYER NO. 1. S300 @ 0 2. C320 @ 0 3. C320 @ 90 4. C250 @+45 5. C250 @-45 6. C250 @ 0 7. C250 @ 90 8. AIREX 1.25" 9. C250 @ 90 10. C250 @ 0 11. C250 @ 90 12. C320 @ 0 13. 7.4 KEVLAR CLOTH @ 45 All longitudinal ballast tank faces (fuel & water) are structural components of the hull. In addition the design has six longitudinal frames (stringers), two of which are engine bearers.


1. RADAR (1) FURUNO 1821 (new 2006)

2. VHF (1) Standard Horizon Eclipse+DSC GX1150

3. SSB (1) SEA# 322

4. GROUND “PLATE” (1) Copper Screen in hull aft under dingy garage

5. GPS- FURUNO (2) Model DGPS GP-37 (one active and one spare mounted

6. STEREO ( 1) SONY AM/FM Radio and CD player


8. EPIRB (1) Satfind


10. AIS (1) VESPER MARINE WatchMate 850 ( new 2015)


12. SAILING INSTRUMENTS: Raytheon ST 60 wind speed, wind point (true and relative), depth sounder, boat speed (relative) with nav station repeater

13. DEPTH SOUNDER: Fish Finder independent of sailing instruments

Deck Equipment

1. STANCHIONS by Tops In Quality,fiberglass reinforced, triple lifelines, custom pulpit, pushpits and Dodger frame.

2. WINCHES by BARIENT (8) with two hydraulic Spare Parts by Australian Yacht Winch Co.




Sails by NORTH

Asymmetric spinnaker in snuffer 1993

working jib on Harken Furler

masthead jib decksweeper 1993


NEW Carbon/Spectra 6 batten

MAINSAIL 5/07 Code 0 with top down furler 2010

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.

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