BLUE STAR is a truly special Little Harbor 53. To date, she has had just two ownerships; the first for 15 years, the second for 17 years. Over the last 17 years, BLUE STAR has been maintained by the same boat yard, same engineer, and same cosmetics-varnish expert. She has been sailed, never chartered, only by the owners, who maintain her (in season) at their private and protected dock.
Below decks BLUE STAR's layout is especially focused on safety and offshore blue water sailing. All berths are equipped with lee clothes, the salon is designed to take full advantage of space, with a large curved salon table and all safety ‘reaches' never out of arms distance. The aft owner's cabin has two oversized sea berths that each approach the size of a double bed with extra length. The exceptional three-head arrangement, each with shower, can accommodate three couples or crew with comfort and privacy.
BLUE STAR sleeps six in three private staterooms, each with private head and shower. Starting forward there is a large storage area/bosun's locker with workbench and deck access. Aft of the forepeak are two identical guest staterooms, each with over/under berths and separate heads, including showers. Each cabin has a full cedar-lined hanging locker, several drawers, large lockers, opening ports, opening hatches and fans over each berth. Winter and summer custom fitted coverlets and sheets and monogrammed towels are available for each cabin. Two sets of fitted coverlets for each berth; one cream colored and the other a rich patterned winter coverlet, fitted sheets. monogrammed linens include towels, pillows, shams (with a monogram of Blue Star's design), napkins, glasses, stationery, and more.
The first impression when you enter the main salon is that you are on a larger yacht. Six wide hull ports (new 2012) provide water views while seated, and the varnished teak woodwork is beyond compare. White leather upholstery throughout is maintained in pristine condition. Fine oriental rugs protect the varnished sole in salon, galley, and the three sleeping cabins. The ship's brass clock is to starboard on the forward port bulkhead of the main salon.
The nav station is aft to port of the main salon and has an extensive array of electronics and communications equipment.
The galley is aft of the main salon to starboard.
Galley/Laundry Equipment Includes:
- Combomatic 2000 clothes washer and dryer
- Separate side opening refrigeration with separate door for bottles and cans, and top-loading freezer
- Litton microwave oven
- Oversized portholes opening to the cockpit for access to the galley
- Countertops are White Corian
- Separate thermostat for refrigerator and freezer (new insulation and refrigeration 2012)
- 110 volt Grunert engine-driven refrigerator and freezer
- 4-Burner propane stove with oven and broiler
- Borad filtered fresh water system (2000)
- Macerator in sink for garbage disposal overboard
- Double stainless steel sink
- Cookware, everyday dishes, and china for 10, Tervis glasses and wine glasses
- Heavy, seaworthy dishes, glasses and mugs.
- (6) Place settings of china, ample crystal glasses
BLUE STAR's satin-varnished teak interior is finished to extremely high standards. Floorboards are varnished teak and holly, and all lock in place. Overheads are white Formica. Yacht ventilation is excellent, provided by 17 polished stainless steel opening ports, nine opening stainless steel overhead hatches and nine stainless steel dorades. There is an Espar unit with thermostat for heat (new 2012). Marine Air A/C 10kW air conditioning unit for owner's quarter (2008), and 16 kW unit for salon and forward cabins (2008).
The master suite has custom extra-wide sea berths port and starboard to offer superior comfort and security while underway offshore, with beside-the-berth navigation information and lee cloths.
- Master head to port
- Full stall shower
- Combomatic clothes washer and dryer (2000)
- Hidden safe and shotgun locker
- Mirror vanity amidship
- Spacious drawers and lockers
- Large full-length hanging locker
- (4) Opening portholes
- (2) Overhead hatches
- Fans over each berth
- White leather settee
- Hand knotted Oriental rug
To starboard is a three-quarter round settee/dinette. Outboard side (to port) are louvered doors, cold wine rack and liquor storage (settee bar). Beautiful teak over and liquor storage in center of the table and two chairs are to port. Full entertainment area. Custom bottle/decanter storage is available at the settee bar and in the table. Three crystal lockers are on the forward bulkhead with custom tumbler and highball glass storage. White leather covers the spar and all upholstery. Delivery covers for all upholstery and cabin soles.
Hand-laid fiberglass hull with Airex foam core construction. Molded in fiberglass fuel and water tanks and centerboard trunk. Internal cast-lead ballast. Hand-laid fiberglass deck and Divinycell core construction and 5/8" teak overlay. Varnished teak exterior trim with highest quality stainless steel portlights, (9) hatches, (9) cowl vents. Teak rub rails fastened to hull with stainless steel striker. (2) deck prisms. Centerboard is foil shaped for enhanced performance upwind. Centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 5'-6" with board up, and a maximum draft of 11' with board down.
Paramount Pictures selected BLUE STAR to be featured as the sail boat in ‘Bristol' condition for its movie, ‘Failure to Launch' starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey. This selection was made after the Governor's office for Tourism referred their call to several boat yards and much competition from visited yachts resulted in BLUE STAR's selection. This selection speaks to the pristine condition of the yacht. BLUE STAR's role resulted in signed logs by Sarah and Matthew; one extra, transparent Bimini; and one set of new ‘blue' cockpit cushions (desire of the Director, but in the end BLUE STAR's white cushions were chosen).