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1988 Deerfoot 61

St Augustine, Florida


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This custom Deerfoot was designed with serious cruisers in mind. If you prefer a civilized lifestyle, and cruising swiftly, comfortably and safely, then the Deerfoot Yachts Mango Tango is the yacht for you. She's set up to be handled by two.  Mango Tango has all the amenities one would expect in a custom yacht of this size, including: washer, AC/Heat, genset, watermaker, new Garmin electronics, and the list goes on.  Her decks were Awlgriped in 2015.  If you're looking for a proven offshore cruiser, look no further!



Basic Boat Info

Price: $249,900
Boat Name: Mango Tango
Make: Deerfoot
Model: 61
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Deerfoot
Designer: Dashew
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 61.0 ft
Length Overall: 61.0 ft
Waterline Length: 59.92 ft
Beam: 13.75 ft
Max Draft: 6.5 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo 2001
  • Model: TAMD31
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Stainless Steel
  • Engine Hours: 1900


Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter

Max Bridge Clearance: 70
Ballast: 9394
Displacement: 40000
Total Power: 110
Cruising Speed: 8.5 k
Max Speed: 9.5 k

Holding tank for forward head 20 gals ('14)

Holding tank for aft head

Fuel tank 160 gals

Fresh water tank 160 gals

Water tanks were inspected and pressure tested ('15)


Vessel Walk through: The master stateroom is forward and has a large pull-man berth with drawers below. Lockers, drawers and other storage are opposite. The ensuite head compartment is forward and features a shower/ bathtub, sink with vanity, and a marine toilet. The forward bulkhead is watertight.

The saloon, galley and nav station are midships and provide an open gathering spot for crew and guests. The nav station is spacious enough to be used as an office when anchored. Portlights on either side of the yacht allow light and views in, while the many overhead opening hatches provide excellent ventilation and even more light. The upholstery is navy blue leather, countertops are also navy blue, both of which complement the look of the custom teak joinery throughout. The sole is teak and holly.

Two staterooms aft provide storage and guest / crew cabins. The portside stateroom has over/under berths, while the starboard cabin has a large double berth. Both cabins have hanging lockers and other storage. The day/guest head is to port, just aft of the galley.

  • MarineAir 12,000 btu & 16,000 btu AC/heat units
  • Leather upholstery in saloon area
  • (5) Hella fans
  • Large mirrors in each stateroom
  • 9w PV lighting throughout
  • Low amp tube lighting at sole & behind valances
  • Retractable screens & shade cloths for overhead hatches
  • Roll-away heat reflecting shades for portlights
  • Dorade vents in every cabin
  • Jabsco manual forward head '14
  • Jabsco manual aft head '14
Galley & Laundry

The large galley is amidships and forms a deep U which provides lots of counter and storage space, not to mention the safety factor. The cook can easily brace against the counter to prepare meals while in a seaway.

  • Double sinks with H/C pressure water
  • Force 10 3-burner propane stove w/oven & broiler
  • Grunert holding plate refrigeration & freezer with new compressor ('15)
  • Panasonic Microwave ('14)
  • Corian counter tops
  • Clothes washer (located aft head compartment)
  • Seawater foot pumps (not currently connected)
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Toaster
  • Coffee grinder
  • 8 gal stainless steel water heater ('15)

The nav station computer ('09) runs C-Map.

  • W-H hydraulic autopilot, new ram (2014)
  • Furuno 1622 16 mi radar (cockpit)
  • Furuno 1700 16 mi radar (nav station)
  • Kenwood SSB w/tuner
  • Hornet series display at nav station (not currently connected)
  • 10 sq meter grounding plate/counterpoise antenna in hull
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio 
  • Suunto self adjusting compass ('04)
  • Garmin GPS/plotter 741XS ('14)
  • (2) Garmin GMI 10 digital displays ('14)
  • Garmin wireless masthead wind direction/speed indicator ('14)

The electrical system on this yacht was designed to be compatible with both North American and European systems.

  • Nor-pro 7kW genset '08 (402 hrs)
  • 110v & 220v invertors
  • (8) 6v batteries (house) in two banks, 160 amp each ('14)
  • 12v battery (start) for generator and engine ('14)
  • Battery selector switch
  • 175 amp engine alternator and a spare
  • Three step regulator
  • Victron 100 amp large capacity automatic battery charger 
  • Large isolation transformer
  • 110v invertor
  • 220v invertor
  • Dockside electrical connection w/cord
  • Several pigtail adapters
Sails & Rigging
  • Reckman furler on headstay
  • 85% Yankee ('06)
  • Staysail ('06) & spare staysail
  • 135% genoa
  • Doyle full batten mainsail w/batcars & lazyjack system (refurbished by Quantum, 2014)
  • S/S boom 
  • Keel stepped aluminum mast
  • Carbon fiber spinnaker pole
  • Storm trysail on separate track
  • Storm jib
  • S/S wire standing rigging ('06 & newer)
  • Running backstays
  • Navtec hydraulic system: staysail, backstay & vang
  • 2 sp Antal electric halyard winch
  • Secondary winches are also self tailing
  • Barient 36/3 sp ST primary winches
  • New Spectra staysail halyards ('14)
  • (2) New Spectra main halyards ('14)
  • New Spectra running back stays ('14)
  • New Spectra reef line ('14)
Hull and Deck

There are watertight bulkheads both forward and aft offering extra protection in case of collision. The forward deck locker is huge and houses racks for six dive tanks, chain, lines, sails and has room for more gear.

In 2014-2015, all of the deck hardware was removed.  The deck was water-metered and all soft areas were cut out and re-cored.  All of the fastener holes were over-drilled and filled with epoxy.  New holes were drilled through solid material.  All deck hardware was re-bedded and installed with new fasteners. 

  • Deck Awlgriped ('15)
  • 3 Coats Micron Extra bottom paint (5/2015)
  • Hull was Awlgriped in ('01)
  • 110# Bruce anchor w/300' chain
  • 85# Luke Yachtsman anchor
  • Danforth T-6000 anchor w/30' chain + rode
  • Maxwell electric windlass ('08)
  • Fresh washdown system (cockpit)
  • Saltwater washdown system (bow)
  • Dodger & bimini
  • Deck awning extends forward from dodger to bow
  • Givins 8 person life raft (needs certifying)
  • Custom teak & S/S passarelle w/handrail & stern mount socket
  • 10.3' Walker Bay RIB w/ 15 hp electric start, Mercury 4-stroke outboard
  • Swim platform w/ladder
  • Radar mast
  • 30" stanchions w/lifelines
  • High density foam cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit swivel chairs ('14)
  • 3 legged SS cowl vent guards ('14)
Mechanical Equipment & Engine details
  • Spectra 42 GPH water maker
  • 3 blade 24" (J Props) feathering prop, similar to Maxprop
  • Halon fire extinguishing system in engine room
  • (3) auto/manual bilge pumps
  • 3000 GPH "crash pump" on electric clutch to engine
  • Engine & genset freshwater cooled
  • Engine room acoustical/thermal insulation
  • New Racor fuel filters (2) for engine w/ bypass switches ('14)
  • Electric fuel pump ('14)
  • New Racor genset fuel filter ('14)
  • New engine shifter and cables ('15)
  • New fuel lines and valves ('14)
Construction Details

As is true for most custom yachts, this one was built over a male mold. The hull and deck are a monocoque* structure, with no hull/deck joint. Advanced techiniques for balsa cored construction were employed, including the careful elimination of excess resin. Building the hull "upside-down" means that the cloth used is laid in tension and excess resin flows away from the hull rather than pooling in the bottom. This produces a stronger structure and lighter weight. After the interior components were added, the balsa cored deck was built in place, eliminating the hull/deck joint. This structure is completely tied together with every element drawing strength from every other element.

*Monocoque is a construction technique that supports structural load by using an object's exterior, as opposed to using an internal frame or truss that is then covered with a non-load-bearing skin.

  • cockpit table
  • Fenders & docklines
  • PFD's & throwable devices
  • Hand held search light
  • Drogue w/line 
  • Many spare parts
  • CO monitor in main cabin
  • (2) Firdell blipper radar reflectors
  • Tools convey
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.
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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