1981 Aries 32ft Cruising Sailboat


Year: 1981 Length: 32′
Engine/Fuel Type: Single / diesel
Located In: La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Hull Material: Fiberglass
YW#: 81897-3744035


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The current and only third owner of Sans Souci bought her in 2009 and after refit and preparations in sailed the boat down to Baja in 2013 and spent the season.  They then bashed her back to California in 2014.  Continually upgrading the boat, they then sailed her back down to Mexico in 2019 and have spent their time cruising the famed Sea of Cortez.

As every guy dreams, the wife now wants a bigger boat, so this proven cruiser has to go ASAP before she changes her mind!

The boat is currently located in Marina Costa Baja in La Paz, Mexico and doesn’t need the typical Old Boat Refit costing money and time.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you the State Sales Tax and the boat is already where you want to start Cruising.  When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and piece of mind.

The owners of La Paz Cruisers Supply and Brokerage are cruisers themselves and have been living and cruising aboard in Mexico since 2008.  Our team has crossed oceans, sailed to the South Pacific, delivered catamarans from South Africa and sailed around the Caribbean, Mediterranean and world. Our goal isn’t to waste your time, but to help you find a boat that fits your budget and dreams.

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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Sans Souci

Builder: CC Chen
Designer: Thomas Gilmer
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Full

LOA: 39 ft 0 in
Beam: 9 ft 8 in
LWL: 26 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 32 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 16000 lbs
Ballast: 4500 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 1 in

Total Power: 30 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1981
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Engine Hours: 2200
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 30 HP
Cruising Speed: 5 knots @ 1800 RPM
Maximum Speed: 6 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (35 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (5 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of heads: 1


Recent Upgrades
Recent upgrades to the boat:
-new injectors and rebuilt fuel pump/new fuel line; 12/1 oil change, new fuel filters
– new running lights, masthead light
– new SS forestay/bobstay fitting
– new second electrical panel
– new fans, galley lights, USB ports added
– All varnish redone
– new cockpit canvas
– new raw water pump and shaft, rebuild the old one for a spare onboard
– new spare starter onboard
– new freshwater pump installed, saltwater pump added
– new victron charge controller, new victron battery monitor
– new drinking water filtration system
– new 5/16” HT chain, 225’
– new deck paint
– new SS rigging, chain plates pulled and inspected, mast pulled and inspected
– new fuel tanks (plastic) 2 12.5 gallons; new fuel hoses, new deck fills
– new ais/vhf antennae
– new mainsail, 3 reefs, 2 full battens, 1 partial
– new bottom job
– 3 new through holes and all inspected
– new batteries 2 house deep cycle 240ah, 1 start
– new outboard 3.5 hp
Deck Equipment
Rocna 44lbs 225ft of HT
Bruce 45lbs
Danforth 25lbs on stern
30ft Anchor snubber
Simpson Lawrence Windlass
Bow Anchor Roller
Dodger and two large shade canvas covers for Cockpit and Deck
Standing Rigging
2018 New Standing Rigging and Chain plates removed and checked
Sails and Sail Handling
Lines led aft for easy single handing
New Main sail in 2017 with 3 reef points
Spare main
3 headsails: Jib, and two Genoas
Mainsheet Traveler
Boom Vang
Roller Furling Headsail
6 Self Tailing Winches
And Monitor Windvane self-steering!!!
There is also over $1k in tools on board, enough to fix everything onboard. There are backups and spares for everything. Lots of extra electrical wire, spare hardware, shackles, 100s of feet of spare line, spare filters (oil, fuel, water), fuel lines, hoses, spare mainsail, 30’ anchor snubber, zincs, varnish, brushes, 2 5g diesel jerry jugs,3 6g water jugs, 1 5g gas jug, water hose with filter, epoxy, and more…
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.