Soft Parade is a 1975 Challenger Ketch,
American built of heavy duty fiberglass
construction.  Her long keel with internal lead
ballast, wide beam and shallow draft make her a
seakindly, solid cruising boat, capable of crossing
oceans or taking her crew to Catalina for the

Her spacious cabin feels like a much larger boat,
and can accommodate six adults comfortably.
With a well-appointed galley, the cook will keep
the crew happy as well.

Equipped with radar, depth, GPS, and autopilot,
she is capable of sailing in all weather.  Her
dodger and custom companionway seat provide a
secure, comfortable place to stand watch while
the autopilot or windvane keep course. Other
deck improvements include custom stainless steel
grab rails and a full stainless steel pushpit
surrounding the cockpit. Replacing the cockpit
lifelines with stainless tubing increases safety
while providing a secure platform should larger
solar panels ever be desired.

With a large diesel engine, 3 bladed prop, and
plenty of fuel tankage, she can motor sail at 6.5-7
knots burning less than a gallon of fuel per hour.

The windvane steering is removable for coastal
cruising and can be replaced with stainless steel
davits to carry a dinghy and outboard.  When
heading offshore again, just stow the dinghy and
davits, replace the steering gear, then set off
across the ocean!
LOA 34’8”
LWL 30’0”
Beam 11’6”
Draft 4’6”
Ballast 4200 lbs
Displacement 13,800 lbs
Headroom 6’8”

Fuel 35 gal
Water 75 gal (40 aft, 35 forward)
Holding 25 gal (est.)
Propane 10 lbs

Simpson Lawrence 555 manual windlass
Bruce 44 lb anchor
Danforth stern anchor
6 opening ports
Forward hatch
Stainless hand rails
Canvas dodger
Companionway doors
Galley window
3 sheet winches
Wheel steering
Dinghy davits (removable)
Wind vane self steering (removable)

Rigging and sails
Fresh main mast rigging and stainless steel mast step
3 halyard winches
Boomkicker rigid boom vang
New Mainsail
New Mizzen
Blade Jib
150% (approx..) Genoa

Safety Equipment:
Standard life jackets
Several throwable devices
Lifesling MOB recovery system
MOB pole with horseshoe bouy
Flare gun with flares and handheld flares
Automatic electric bilge pump
Cockpit mounted manual bilge pump with handle
Emergency tiller

Standard Horizon VHF base station with remote mic and hailer
Raytheon SL70 Radar (24 mile)
Raymarine Autohelm below deck autopilot
Garmin GPS 76
Stereo with 4 speakers (cabin and cockpit) and aux input jack
20” HDTV flat screen TV
Omnidirectional TV antenna
Nav station with switches and fuses for all systems
2 group 27 AGM batteries
Solar panel

New Seaward Princess 3 burner stove with oven
Propane storage locker with remote solenoid and pressure gauge
Built-in Microwave oven
120vac Refrigerator
Double basin sink with H/C pressure water and freshwater foot pump
Pantry and several lockers including overhead storage

Enclosed head with manual toilet, holding tank, Y-valve, and pumpout
deck fitting, and sink with H/C pressure water
Large salon table that converts to double berth port
Settee/sea berth starboard
Spacious V-berth
Starboard quarter berth/Nav station
Many large storage closets, drawers, and cabinets
Easy access to bilge, engine and systems

50HP Chrysler/Nissan diesel engine, 4 cyl.
Borg Warner heavy duty transmission
Stainless steel propeller shaft
3 blade bronze propeller
Primary and secondary fuel filters
100 amp alternator with smart charge controller and fused connection