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Frers Derecktor 64
$275,000 USD
64ft 0in

Tough, seaworthy, family friendly, and beautiful, Volcano is a yacht capable of crossing any ocean in comfort and style. Conceived on the same drafting table that would later produce the Swan 651, German Frers’ elegant lines turn heads every time she leaves the harbor. Whether plying the waters of Puget Sound, gunkholing in Southeast Alaska or beating up the coast of Mexico, her capabilities are astounding. A rugged aluminum hull and deck provide exceptional strength. Her warm, roomy interior will accommodate family, friends or charter guests. And her rig catches the wind and powers Volcano to the crest of the next wave.

Volcano was designed by German Frers and built by Derecktor Shipyards in Mamaroneck, NY for the venerable yachtsman Llwyd Ecclestone. She is one of a series of ocean racers built for Ecclestone including Dyanamite, Kodiak, Runaway, and Bikini whose purpose was for comfortable and safe cruising and to win the Newport to Bermuda Race. Volcano is now available for purchase: a quality yacht of pedigree sure to provide quality sailing moments and memories for her next owner.

Name of vessel Volcano
Model Frers Derecktor 64
Year 1978
Builder Derecktor Shipyards
Designer German Frers
Price $275,000 USD
Location Bainbridge Island, Washington
Length (feet) 64
Beam (feet) 16.5
Draft (feet) 7.5-13
Displacement (pounds) 65,000
Ballast (pounds) 32,000
Engine model Perkins
Engine horsepower 135
Engine hours 4580
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 280
Water tank capacity (gallons) 280
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 50

Interior Accommodations

Coming in from the cold or stepping away from the heat of the day, Volcano’s interior provides a welcome alternative to the energy of her surroundings at sea. As you step down the companionway, she glows from the warmth of her lovely teak. Cut from a single log, the teak veneers, solid frame cabinetry and teak and holly floors are enhanced by fine joinery throughout the yacht. The newer wood headliner is painted white providing a bright and reflective counterpoint to the natural finish of the furniture, bulkheads and cabin sole. There is generous storage throughout and most cabinet doors offer ventilated, wicker panels. Upholstery is leather and in good condition. There are multiple opening hatches in all areas for good ventilation while the Webasto hydronic heating system gives thermostatic control throughout the vessel

The aft cabin can be accessed privately from the aft cockpit. On either side of this companion way are two berths. There is a double berth to port and a large single berth to starboard. Above the port double and aft is a locker for navigation charts. There is generous storage in this cabin with storage under the berths, several drawers, cabinets (two lockable), a tall hanging locker and good shelf surface. On the starboard side is a covered bench seat. There is access to the engine via a panel in the forward center bulkhead.

The aft head is to port and is accessible via both the aft cabin and the main salon. The surfaces are laminate. This head is separated into two parts with a dedicated shower stall, stainless sink with hot and cold pressure water and deep mirrored medicine cabinet. In the head proper there is a Raritan SeaEra head, another stainless sink, two deep cabinets and a deep drawer under the sink. The engine is accessible from the head through a large opening panel on the inside wall. The head is plumbed for heat as well.

The galley runs along the starboard side of the boat in the passageway between the aft cabin and the main salon. The layout is certainly capable of handling two cooks in the kitchen! There are three large top loading compartments for refrigeration with the center acting as the deep freezer. A bulkhead mounted cold water dispenser from the refrigeration box serves on-demand chilled water. Deep cabinets run the length of the galley along the outboard side for great storage. The galley’s double stainless sink with hot and cold running water and generous counter space offer an excellent sea going galley with secure places to wedge yourself in when the going gets rough.

The companionway from the center cockpit enters into the main salon. On the starboard side of the salon is a large teak drop leaf table. Seating at the table is L-shaped and centerline leather covered settees for seating of up to 8 people. To port in the salon is a straight settee. Both the port and starboard settee pull out to make larger sea-going berths. Above the settees are two pilot berths and book cases. There is a lot of storage around and under with a total of 9 drawers, 6 cabinets of various sizes and a hanging locker. On the forward bulkhead is a painting that lifts up to expose a recessed flat screen TV. There are 5 opening hatches for great cross ventilation.

Aft and to port of the salon is the aft facing nav station. The nav table lifts for storage below. This area is truly the navigation, communications and systems station, all the needed instruments, SSB, ham radio, radar, AC and DC power panels and battery switches are close at hand. As is the continuing theme with this boat there is good storage with 4 drawers below the table. Below the companionway and inboard of the nav table are three more cabinets.

Just forward of the main salon are port and starboard private cabins, both with two bunks. The cabins are accessible from the main salon and connect to the forward head and laundry. Each is ducted with heat and have their own thermostat. Both rooms are nearly identical. Each have storage cabinets outboard of the bunks and drawers under the bottom bunk. Forward of the berths is a hanging locker and drawers. Every bunk has its own Hella fan for a total of 2 fans in each room. There are two opening hatches in each cabin. The starboard cabin houses a large floor to ceiling cabinet with the DVD/VHF player and lots of shelves for storage.

Forward of the bunk cabins is the forward head and laundry. To starboard is a SeaEra electric head with macerator. There are two cabinets above, one mirrored, the other with a wicker cover. Below the cabinets and aft of the head is a stainless sink. Also in this space is a shower with hot and cold pressure water. A teak grate covers the shower sump. Across from the head on the port side is a large combination washer/dryer.

Forward of the head near the forepeak is the forward stateroom. To port is a small double berth. Aft of the berth is a shelf for books and the Play Station 2. Forward on the bulkhead is a Sharp flat screen TV for DVD’s and the PS2. Under the berth are four deep drawers. Across from the bunk and to starboard is a mirrored cabinet above cabinetry housing the watermaker pumps and filters. Aft is another cabinet housing the Echo-Tec watermaker membrane. The forepeak is tastefully separated by Sunbrella zip covers that give easy access to storage, yet can be shut off from the cabin. This cabin also houses a ladder that gives access to the large forward hatch.

Force 10, 4 burner propane stove with oven

Propane switch in galley

Grunert holding plate refrigeration

2 top loading chill boxes, 1 top loading freezer

Large double basin stainless steel sink

Galley Maid Pressure H/C water

Chilled drinking water dispenser

Kenmore microwave oven

Large thermos in holder

Spice rack

Crockery and cookwear

Hella fan in Galley

Mechanical Systems
Perkins 6354 Diesel 135HP auxiliary w/4850 hours since rebuild

3 blade Max-Prop Easy (installed)

3 blade Max-Prop Classic (spare)

5.5 Polar Power DC generator with 135 hours (new 3/2016)

Echo-Tec 780-AML-2 32 gph water maker (new 5/2017)

Splendide Comb-o-matic 6100 automatic washer and condensing dryer

Webasto diesel fired hydronic heating

2 Raritan SeaEra electric heads with macerators

Electric driven centerboard actuator

Jefa DU-WS300-24 sprocket drive autopilot motor (2018)

Ideal electric windlass

Torrid water heater

Anchor washdown pump

Main engine 32v alternator with spare

Balmar multi-stage voltage regulator with spare

Spare main engine starter motor

Electronics and Navigation
(4) B&G Triton2 multifunction displays (2018)

B&G Triton2 Pilot controller (2018)

B&G NAC3 autopilot computer (2018)

B&G Precision-9 fluxgate compass (2018)

B&G WR10 Wireless Autopilot Controller (2018)

Jefa DU-WS300-24 sprocket drive autopilot motor (2018)

B&G wind speed/direction transducer (2018)

Airmar depth and speed/sea temperature transducers (2018)

Simrad GS25 GPS with compass

Maretron DSM-410 multifunction display at nav station (2018)

Furuno model 1941 8-tone daylight radar display

Trimble NavTrac XL GPS

Radar Mast with Furuno 36 mile open array radar antenna and misc other antennas

Miltec Marine AIS receiver

Electronics ready to interface with PC charting programs

Extensive West Coast charts

Dedicated weatherfax antenna

SSB antenna on stern pulpit

Backstay serves as Ham radio antenna

Icom M58 VHF radio

Icom M700 SSB

Kenwood HF Tranciever TS4508 ham radio

(2) Icom handheld VHF radios

Kenwood stereo AM/FM receiver with CD player

Niles speakers in the cockpit

(2) TVs, one in main cabin, one in fwd stateroom

DVD/VHS player serving both TVs

Spare Icom VHF fixed radio

Play Station 2 in FWD cabin which also plays DVDs

Furuno model Fax-208 weatherfax receiver (currently uninstalled and in spares)

Iridium phone (currently uninstalled and in spares)

Electrical Systems
The electrical system provides for ample power to go extended periods without having to charge. Volcano is wired for 32volts with step down transformers for 12 volt and 24 volt service. An Outback inverter/charger and DC genset covers all the bases.

32 volt electrical system

Converters for 24 volt service

Converters for 12 volt service

Charles 3.6 KVA Marine Isolation Transformer (3/2016)

110V 30 amp shore power and inverter service

8 Roll-Surette 4 volt batteries providing 546 amps at 32 volts ( 2017)

Outback VFX3232M inverter/charger for house battery bank (2016)

Mastervolt 12/25-3 ChargeMaster battery charger for engine and genset start batteries

(2) Balmar MaxCharge MC632 voltage regulators (one in spares)

Electrical panel with 110AC service, 32 volt service and 12 volt service

Sail and Rigging
Volcano’s tall rig catches the breeze and her stainless steel centerboard drawing 7.5 feet with the board up and 13 feet down provides the ballast and lift for safe fast sailing. Between 2000 and 2002 her mast and running rigging underwent a complete refit. The mast was removed, sand blasted to bare aluminum and repainted. Compression fittings were replaced and new spreader fittings added. A new Antal track was drilled and tapped into the mast and running rigging replaced with high tech spectra and vectran line. The backstay and vang are controlled with Navtech hydraulics and jib is roller furled.


Mast and boom completely rebuilt (2000)

Rod standing rigging

Rod inspected and re-headed where necessary (2000)

Warpspeed Spectra halyards and Vectran reef lines

Antal full batten mast track and cars

Navtech hydraulic backstay and boom vang

Roller furling headstay

Removable inner forestay

Antal main traveler track


Ullman Dacron full batten main

Ullman Dacron working jib

Ullman Dacron High clew mule jib

Ullman Dacron heavy weather staysail, set with hanks on inner forestay

Ullman asymmetric cruising spinnaker with ATN dousing sleeve

Hood two-ply Dacron main with standard battens

Hood Dacron #2

2 Hood Dacron #3s

Hood Dacron #4

Hood two-ply Dacron 160% reaching headsail

Staysail windseeker

Hood .75 oz symmetric spinnaker

Hood 1.5 oz symmetric spinnaker

Hood 2.2 oz symmetric spinnaker

Deck and Hull
Volcano’s exterior has been through a complete refit which was finished in 2002. The hull and deck were stripped to bare metal, re-faired and re-painted. Hatches and ports were replaced.

Ultrasound done 2004 w/no deficiencies

Stainless steel centerboard: draws 7’6”w/board up, 13’w/board down

(2) Barient 32 runner winches

(1) Barient 28 self-tailing main sheet winch

(2) large Barient primaries

(2) Barient self-tailing reefing winches

(5) Barient 28 self-tailing halyard winches

Antal jib cars

Antal line stoppers

Custom stainless anchor roller on bow

(2) 75lb CQR anchors (1 mounted, 1 spare)

300’ length of chain

(1) 44lb Bruce anchor

(1) 55lb Delta anchor

50 feet 3/8” chain and 200 feet ¾”line for stern anchor

50 gallon holding tank

Lewmar Offshore hatches

Liferaft stowage locker

Teak soles in center and aft cockpits

Salt and fresh water wash downs in aft cockpit


Horseshoe buoy with strobe on stern

Cockpit cushions

Removeable folding cockpit table

EV deluxe 6-man liferaft

Center and aft cockpit dodgers

Full cockpit bimini with windows

Oversized cockpit sunshade/awning

Rail mounted barbecue

Miscellaneous tools and consumables

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.


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