Written by bob   
Thursday, 07 January 2010 19:42

$750,000 After forty years of ownership, David Crosby has decided that it is time for this magnificent sailboat to become part of someone else's life. Many of David's songs have been created on board this spiritual platform. Mayan has been exceptionally well cared for by David. One could sail away tomorrow with inspiration guaranteed. It was very extensively rebuilt (>$600k) in 2005 by Wayne Ettel in Wilmington, CA. The details of the rebuild were featured in WoodenBoat magazine #187/66. This yacht is a CLASSIC WOODEN SAILBOAT in look, in design, and in performance. The boat is a very powerful design that takes the weather very well. The cabin layout is very traditional but easily sleeps eight in three staterooms plus a large saloon double berth. The boat has been continuously upgraded since 2005 with the addition of new electronics and continuous maintenance by paid hands.  









LOD: 58 ft 11 in

Engine Brand: Mercedes / Wizeman

LOA: 65 ft.

Engine(s) Total Power: 150 HP

Beam: 16 ft 5 in

Engine Model: OM352

LWL: 45 ft 7 in

Engine Type: Inboard

Minimum Draft: 4 ft 5 in

Drive Type: Direct Drive

Maximum Draft: 10 ft 2 in

Propeller: 3 blade feathering

Displacement: 60000 lbs Full Load

Cruising Speed: 8 knots

Ballast: 9000 lbs

Maximum Speed: 11 knots

Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in

Range: 3000 nm

Headroom: 7 ft 0 in

Auxilary: Yanmar 2gm

Freeboard: 4 ft 0 in

Auxilary HP: 18





Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (200 Gallons)

Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (100 Gallons)

Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (40 Gallons)


The Mayan's accommodations are very traditional in layout. As one enters the main saloon there is a large double berth/settee to port, a smaller single settee to starboard. New electronics are mounted just at the foot of the entry on the starboard side. The galley is located on the port side forward of the double settee. As one continues forward, a nice double bunk is on the starboard side. An enclosed head is forward of the galley. The Master cabin is on the starboard side accessible from the main saloon. Forward of this cabin another double cabin is accessible from the forward passage towards the bow. The bow area is both a sail storage and the main chandlery for the yacht.


A large top loading refrigerator and separate freezer are on the left of the galley. The double sink is on the port side, and the four-burner propane stove is near the centerline and forward of the sink. Lots of storage space is outboard of the galley for pots and pans and cooking utensils. Large dry storage cabinets are amidships over the centerboard trunk space in the galley space.


Mayan has totally new installations of all major electronics. This work has been done in 2007 and 2008.

Furano Radar / GPS / Chart Plotter NAVNET VX2 48 NM. C-MAP NTMAX

Garmin 3210 Chart Plotter

Furano SSB SS-1503

Furano Weatherfax FAX 20Z

VHF with Digital Alarm

Back-up VHF


There is a separate hatch on the port side of the cabin top that allows entry into the engine room of the Mayan. This area is fully lit and contains most of the mechanical equipment for the sailing vessel. The main engine is a 135 HP Mercedes Diesel, fresh water cooled. with a feathering prop.

The Auxiliary engine is a Fresh Water Cooled Yanmar 2GM. The auxiliary engine has two alternators, runs the refrigeration system, the water maker, and fire-pump mechanical bilge pump for emergency back-up.

Sail Inventory

Yankee Jib

Genoa Jib

Fore Staysail

Main Staysail

Main Sail

Fisherman Staysail #1

Fisherman Staysail #2 (Very Large)

Spinnaker #1

Spinnaker #2 (Large-Light Air)

Rebuild by Wayne Ettel

The rebuild by Wayne Ettel in 2004-2004 was extensive. During the re-build about 70% of the Mayan's frames were replaced with double sawn Purple Heart. In all the fore and aft timbers the iron fasteners were removed and replaced with silicone bronze. The stainless steel welded structures were made for the centerboard floors and installed after the centerboard log was replaced with purple heart and the centerboard case was rebuilt using the original long leaf yellow pine lumber which was through bolted with silicone bronze. The bottom planking now consists of two layers of kapur, epoxied together and fastened with silicone bronze, then sealed with epoxy resin and an epoxy barrier coat. Topside planking is double-planked Douglas-fir over Port Orford cedar, which was then coated with red lead and marine enamel. The covering boards were replaced with teak; the bulwarks are new vertical grain fir. The teak rail caps were reinstalled. The decks were taken up and relayed and recaulked using the 5200 O-ring sealant. The boat has no wormshoe, the keel is iron and travels almost the full length of the boat. New water and fuel tanks were fabricated out of type 316 stainless steel. The engine was rebuilt and re-mounted on a stainless frame and oil drip pan. A new feathering propeller was added.

Continuously Maintained:

The following pictures were taken May 4, 2010. Mayan is being re-painted both topsides and bottom. This is normal for a boat that is loved so much!





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