Aquarius 21, 1973, Cedar Park, Texas, $3,900, price reduced 10/19/07 to $3,400, sold 12/16/07

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1973 Aquarius 21

  • Great condition with fine woodwork and lots of equipment. This pocket cruiser has been modified and equipped for performance, safety and comfort. Great for daysailing or long camping trips along the Gulf coast or on a lake. The original mast was replaced with a taller 28 ft mast in order to take on larger sails. An extra set of side stays, spreaders and additional lead ballast was added to the skiff keel to compensate. With its wide beam, extra ballast and new rigging you can set all of its canvas on a beam reach in a strong wind and barely get the gunnels wet. The roller reef jib makes it easy to sail singlehanded and the skiff keel/centerboard makes it ideal for exploring islands and coves. The interior woodwork is very well crafted. This boat has been in our family for the past 12 years.

    Specs & Rigging:

  • LOA: 21'
  • LWL: 18'3"
  • Beam: 7' 10"
  • Draft: 12 in (centerboard up) / 4'7" (centerboard down)
  • Mast: 28 ft
  • Boom: 11 ft
  • 1 Spinnaker pole
  • Main sail - 180 sq ft
  • Jib sail - 90 sq ft on a roller reef system
  • No spinnaker
  • Skiff keel (Modified) covered with fiber glass.
  • 900 lbs lead total ballast
  • Swing keel, 165 lbs with new cable.
  • Rudder: shallow flip-up
  • 2 winches on cockpit coaming (for jib sheets)
  • 2 winches on cabin top (for halyards)


  • 7 ft long
  • Self draining
  • stern locker
  • soft foam vinyl sealed seat cushons
  • Instruments cover, compass cover, Wood railings and companionway are teak and in excellent condition.
  • The tiller is varnished mahogany and used only three times.
  • Large compass with backlight
  • Dual automatic bilge pumps
  • Large capacity manual pump can be operated from the cockpit
  • Mahogany/Steel swim ladder
  • Swing-up motor mount for outboard motor
  • 10 gallon fuel tank hidden under cockpit


  • Lots of shelves, cabinets and storage spaces
  • Sleeps 3
  • Port-a-potty.
  • Galley includes stove, draining ice box, sink with pump faucet.
  • Dinette for 2 adults (or 3 kids) folds down and out of the way
  • Pop-up top provides 5'9" head room when open
  • 3 electric lamps and a fan
  • 1 multipurpose electric water pump (can be used for shower)


  • 12 v deep-cycle battery. Wired for second battery (not included)
  • Electronic Depth and Speed instruments
  • VHF radio with weather band
  • Deck-light on mast
  • Running lights


  • No rust
  • New winch post
  • New tires
  • New guide rails
  • Needs some work to replace rollers with a cradle but still functional
  • Gin pole system with hand winch to raise/lower mast

    Just to let you know that the Aquarius 21 sold today to couple from Houston and your website is what made it happen. You perform an invaluable service to the sailing community. Thank you!
    Cedar Park, Texas

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