NIGHT RUNNER, a 1980 Perry Custom 42. The highly reputable Swiftsure Yachts claims that “no other yacht has achieved greater success in the realms of both cruising and racing”.
Designed by Robert H. Perry for Seattle sailor Doug Fryer, she is a well known “wolf in sheep’s clothing” in Pacific Northwest waters with a classic appearance above the waterline and modern lines below. She is said that she is Perry’s favorite design.
“At the hand of Captain Fryer, she’s won every race that matters in the Pacific Northwest. She is a veteran of 38 Swiftsure International Yacht Races (three times first overall), a singlehanded Transpac, four Victoria to Maui races (including a first in class) and four Van-Isle 360 races (Division II winner in 2009). At the same time, she served her owner as a comfortable and capable cruising platform, extensively exploring Pacific Northwest waters north to Alaska and a dozen circumnavigations of Vancouver Island. As if that is not enough, Night Runner completed a 21,000 mile voyage around South America by way of Cape Horn and the Panama Canal for which Fryer received the Blue Water Medal from the Cruising Club of America in 1998. To say that Night Runner knows her way is an understatement.”
Built by Cecil Lange and Son of Port Townsend, Washington NIGHT RUNNER has the beautiful interior and exterior aesthetics of a traditional wood boat in a strong and lightweight package that has stood the test of time. She’s well set up to provide many decades more of first class sailing.
NIGHT RUNNER has recently received new teak decks, a new diesel engine and Balmar alternator. She comes with an extensive sail inventory and Raymarine electronics.
Listed by Swiftsure Yachts in Anacortes, Washington for $99,000.