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1991 Jersey 47 Dawn III

Westport, Connecticut


Additional photos of engine room, cockpit and flybridge to follow week of January 7, 2019.

Like all Jerseys, Angel's Ark has a solid fiberglass hull.  She is a "battle wagon," a fishing platform with excellent cruising speed (20-21 kt cruise), and great rough water performance (40,000 lbs and a flared hull that keeps her dry). The cockpit is 125 sq ft, and is partially covered by an extended custom awning with an attached bimini that can be folded away when fishing.  The flybridge is positioned for ideal visibility fore and aft, excellent electronics, new cushions, and a recent EZ2CY enclosure. (See Engine details for maintenance and updating.)

And as a cruising boat with all the amenities a family could want, she is at the top of her class: The main salon is bright and roomy, nicely decorated with updated upholstery. The galley is four steps down, and is fully equipped with a full size refrigerator/freezer, washer, microwave, toaster oven, and electric cooktop and oven. A dryer is within a teak cabinet in the salon above the washing machine.  The salon includes an up to date entertainment center, a Bose AM/FM disc player, a 22" flat screen TV with a DVD player. With its beautiful parquet floor and complete suite of appliances, the galley would shame any NYC studio. Forward are the guest and master staterooms with en-suite heads and shower stalls.  The traditional teak  bulkheads, trim, and furniture are complimented by updated beige carpeting and beige Ultrasuede seating, newly upholstered valences and soft wall panels, and an interior kept comfortable by reverse cycle air and heat.

Her equipment list is long, and continuously updated/upgraded by her exceptionally sophisticated yachtsman/owner of almost 28 years.  She is being sold reluctantly but necessarily. 


Basic Boat Info

Price: $139,900 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: Angel's Ark
Make: Jersey
Model: 47 Dawn III
Year: 1991
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 47 ft
Length Overall: 47 ft
Beam: 15'9 ft
Displacement: 40,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 19 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 671TIB
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 485hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Alloy
  • Engine Hours: 2898
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 671TIB
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 485hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Alloy
  • Engine Hours: 2905
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 970hp
Cruising Speed: 21 kn
Maximum Speed: 25 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Convertible Boats


Diana McCabe


Petzolds Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
East Norwalk, Connecticut, US, 06855

Vessel Walk-Through

Forward from the cockpit is the salon, galley, guest cabin and head to port, owners' cabin forward with head and shower on starboard side:


To port is a long L-settee covered in beige Ultrasuede with storage below.  At the forward end of the settee is a teak customized entertainment center with a Bose Sound system and CD player, Sony DVD player, and new 22" Samsung TV.  At the settee is the hi-lo teak coffee table/dining table to accommodate 8 people.

To starboard is a club chair covered in matching Ultrasuede next to a teak cabinet that serves as an end table and has storage within.  Forward is the counter overlooking the galley.  A full size dryer is behind a teak door under the counter.

The beige carpeting and patterned soft panels and valences have all been recently added, creating a bight sunlit interior. There are blinds on all of the large windows for privacy, and plenty of lighting throughout.


The custom designed galley is open above and down a few steps from the salon.  The varnished parquet sole in the galley, companionway and heads is a beautiful recent addition.  There is a full size refrigerator with a freezer, a Princess 3-burner stove/oven with pan storage below, a new microwave, big single sink, toaster oven, AND, hidden behind a cabinet, a full size clothes washer.  

The Tank Tender is in the galley showing the fresh water and holding tank levels. There are six drawers (usually in short supply on many boats), ample storage above and below the counter, and a slide out waste drawer.  A Central Vac unit is conveniently located on an inboard bulkhead.


There are twin berths with drawer storage below, and a filler to convert to a single queen.  The large overhead hatch and mirror on the aft bulkhead provide a light, ventilated interior.  The hanging locker and outboard cabinets provide additional storage.

A door from the cabin and the companionway lead to the day head with its stall shower.  There is a fresh water flush toilet, and a varnished parquet sole.


The queen island berth has an oversized hatch above, along with teak hanging lockers to port and starboard, and enormous drawer storage (8 drawers).  Another mirror, overhead lighting, and reading lamps provide plenty of light.

The roomy master en-suite head has a salt water flush toilet, stall shower, varnished parquet sole, and large overhead hatch.

Throughout Angel's Ark is reverse cycle heat and air conditioning, and replaced/updated soft panels and valences. 



The big transom door from the fiberglass/teak swim platform with a swim ladder leads to a large 125 sq ft cockpit to accommodate two chairs and a table.  To starboard is the Cablemaster and lazarette storage.  There is an enormous 9' storage bin holding spare props. At the forward port end of the cockpit is the fiberglass cabinet with a freezer for bait, drawers, and large cabinet storage below.  

Overhead is a metal framed extension to the cabin-top, protecting the forward end of the cockpit, with a newly replaced sunbrella cover.  The sunbrella bimini extension to cove the entire cockpit can be easily folded away when fishing. 

Flybridge and Electronics

The stairway from the cockpit leads to the large flybridge with its recent EZ2CY enclosure and new white cushions on the straight settee to port and the settee forward of the helm area.  There is storage forward, and a handy Norcold fridge. There is a spare drive shaft stored in the port side settee. 

There are two pedestal seats at the helm with room for chart storage, the electronics, and an overhead custom trimmed electronics locker.


GARMIN 3206 Chartplotter

48 Mile Furuno Radar (4 years old)

Robertson Auto Pilot

Raytheon Fish Finder/Depth

Icom M120 VHF

Datamarine Depth Finder and Speedo

Remote Controls for Sea Wolf Simpson Lawrence Windlass with 200' of chain.  There is a spare anchor on deck with its own chain and rode.

6" Danforth Compass




On the forward deck:

  • The newly upholstered white cushions on foredeck seating w/canvas cover
  • 1000 lb electric dinghy crane
  • Avon 10'3" dinghy w/black cover
  • Nissan 8HP outboard 
  • Low profile Sea Wolf Simpson Lawerence Windlass w/controls
  • Plow anchor with 200' of chain
  • Fortress spare anchor with 80' chain and rode
  • Fresh Water Spigot
Mechanical and Engine Room

Engine access is through a large opening hatch in the main salon, but all other panels are removable for full access:

  • Excellent lighting
  • Dry clean bilge
  • Detroit diesels with about 2900 hrs on each engine:
  1. All pistons and cylinders replaced on both engines
  2. Exhaust risers changed to stainless steel on both engines
  3. Exhaust manifolds replaced on both engines
  4. Air Seps on both were updated to new style
  5. Engine zincs on both have been changed annually
  6. Main bearings replaced on port engines, not because of wear but because of accessibility
  7. Block heaters added for easier starting in cold weather
  • Westerbeke 8KW generator with approximately 600 hrs installed about 5 years ago
  • 3 Air conditioning units (only 2 are used)
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.
Additional Contact Information

Please call Diana McCabe at 203-247-7808 for additional information and boarding instructions.

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