Torresen Marine, Inc.

38' Alden Burbach Cutter 38 Cutter

Location: Whitehall MI United States
Listing Number: M-4750315
Price: $ 55,000   
Max. 5.83'
Burbach Cutter 38
Torresen Marine, Inc.
3003 Lake Shore Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441

Aramis was built by the Burbach Yacht Company in Grand Rapids and Ferrysburg, Michigan in 1935. She was christened Dor-Jac and was launched in Spring Lake, Michigan and sailed to Detroit for a year or two. She then sailed on to the Chicago Yacht Club for 24 years and had a name change to Aramis, where she spent years racing the Chicago Mackinac races. She lost her original mast in one of these early races in the 40's. Her rig was changed to mast head from fractional and a laminated bow sprit was added, for a large increase in sail area. Aramis was moved to Holland, Michigan about 1961 and� spent about 19 years with her name changed to Daystar and then changed back to Aramis around 1980. She has been in Western Michigan for well over two thirds of her life and has never seen saltwater. The name Aramis means: (Educated To Take Holy Orders)

She was designed by Henry Gielow and Francis Swiesguth, who also designed the International Star, an Olympic Class of past years. Both marine architects worked in the John Alden office and therefore, her lines are all Alden, with a beautiful shear.

Aramis's second mast was built by Red Nimphius, in Wisconsin, well known for his quality of workmanship. It is a double spreader, sitka spruce hollow airfoil shape tapered mast with an octagon shape below � in the cabin. A real work of art.

Aramis was built to heavy scantlings, using hot dipped galvanized steel clinch nails that have been inspected and appear to be like new. She is mahogany long planked, from stem to horn timber, over oak frames, with almost no butt joints. She has had a new deck, new diesel engine, replaced horn timber and rewired electrical system, all in the last ten years. The sails were made by Joyce Sails (Bill Joyce from North Sails) around 1983 and have been very little used over this time period, as one of the past owners of 15 years loved to work on her, more than sail her.

This is a very fine lady and she deserves the best care, as she has had for many years.

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Model Name:
Burbach Cutter 38
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Henry J. Gielow & Francis Swei
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal):
30 gallons
Water Tank Capacity (gal):
20 gallons
Engine Horsepower (hp):
42.0 hp
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