PRICE REDUCED FROM $58,500. Do not miss this opportunity on a really great boat. Downeast Lobster Yacht For SaleBuilt by Billings at Stonington Deer Isle Yacht Basin in 1949. Explorer was heavily built for the Maine Marine Patrol and served in that capacity into the 1970's. After a number of owners she was acquired by Samples Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine where she received new work from 2002 to 2004 to include a complete rebuild of the transom, refastening below the waterline, new trunk cabin top with exposed oak beams.From 2005 until the present her current owner has repowered with a rebuilt Detroit 471 and rebuilt transmission. All of the following are NEW - All new engine wiring, plumbing and guages, new wet exhaust and muffler, newdip style aluminum fuel tanks, new fuel hoses, Racor filters. New steering system to include ram and hoses. New propeller and drive shaft and drive saver, new cutlass bearing. Rudder post and bearings. New bronze sea water strainer and hoses, new starterThe main cabin was substantially rebuilt with new side walls and back wall. New aluminum windows on sides with some opening with screens. New back door to aft deck, and new windows in back wall. All providing excellent visibility. New cabin top with exposed oak beams. All decks fiberglassed with epoxy using a cloth that resembles canvas and has excellent non skid properties.New oak anchor platform with double stainless rollers, new electric windlass with all chain rode. New CQR and Danforth anchors. New custom mooring bit.New cockpit framing and deck with fiberglass finish over. Commercial aluminum and stainless hatches provide access to the under deck areas, steering and lead ballast of about 600 lbs.About 2010 the forefoot was replaced and replanking on the bow below the water line was accomplished.Previous owner invested over $200,000. over the past 10 years in major refit and repower. Explorer is a flush deck cruiser with a substantial amount of space, galley down to port with opening hatch overhead, head with sink and toilet to stbd with ability to have a shower in that same space. 4 bunks in the fore peak with opening hatch overhead to fore deck. At present the main cabin is wide open for the new owner to design and finish as they wish. This is a prime opportunity to move the galley up into the main cabin and turn the lower cabin into a master owner's suite with centerline berth, separate shower and head, and room left over for hanging lockers. In addition there are 4 bronze portlights that open into the forward cabin for ventilation and light.New interior oak paneling on side walls. New propane stove and oven.The cockpit is substantial, side decks are about hip high, the transom has a wide deck ample for sitting on. In there corners are heavy oak towing bits. Railings on the outside are stainless steel.New Electrical panels with DC breakers, new battery switch with 2/0 battery wiring. New batteries and boxes with covers. New high output Balmar alternator 105 Amp. All very professionally installed.All of the above and much much more was accomplished by marine professionals at significant expense.The investment into Explorer since 2002 exceeds $200,000. Owner is willing to sacrifice at a fraction of his cost to a buyer that will appreciate his valuable investment in this classic Maine boat.Explorer is ready for her next phase of life, ready for your ideas and input to bring her to the next level of finish that was never imagined for her originally. Photos range from 2004 to the present. We believe this would make a great 6 Pack passenger boat, large cockpit and large cabin, galley, bunks and enclosed head. Highly recommended by listing broker who knows the boat very well. Hull just surveyed by Jon Moore of Southwest Harbor, the vessel is in remarkably good condition, bronze fastenings were pulled and inspected, and are in good condition. Bottom stripped of paint and repainted. Bottom caulking was completely reefed out and re-caulked by master shipwright Jim Parker of St. George, Maine. This was just completed in Dec. 2015. Bottom has been painted as mentioned.Spring 2016, replaced a few planks as needed, stripped and primed topsides white, ready to finish paint. Boat only needs minor work at this point estimated at $2,500. by shipwright who has done work on this boat already and knows it well.
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NEW (3) ALUMINUM COCKPIT DECK HATCHES NEW COCKPIT DECK AND UNDERSTRUCTURE NEW 4 STEP BOARDING LADDER.
ELECTRIC NEW Windshield wipers ( 2 self parking) NEW AC ELECTRICAL PANEL 10 POS NEW DC ELECTRICAL PANEL UPM DELUXE NEW WIRING THROUGH OUT 12 VOLT SYSTEM NEW STEAMING LIGHTS NEW ANCHOR LIGHTS NEW 30 AMP DOCKSIDE POWER NEW BATTERY (2) ALL NEW 1x8D, 1x4D NEW BATTERY BOXES, Blue Seas NEW BATTERY CHARGER NEW BATTERY SWITCH NEW BATTERY SEPARATOR 100 AMP NEW ALTERNATOR 100 AMP NEW DOCKSIDE POWER NEW ZINCS
COMPASS ENGINE ALARM ENGINE ROOM REBUILT DD 4-71 LESS THAN 100 HOURS REBUILT M2.0 TRANSMISSION REBUILT TRANSMISSION OIL PUMP NEW MUFFLER NEW EXHAUST TUBING NEW EXHAUST THRU-HULL NEW EXHAUST ELBOW REBUILT HEAT EXCHANGER NEW ENGINE MOUNTS NEW FRESH WATER COOLING SYSTEM NEW FUEL SHUT OFF VALVES NEW SS 2" SHAFT NEW SHAFT COUPLING NEW 26x18 4 BLADE WHEEL NEW Cutlass bearing NEW RAZOR LINE CUTTER NEW ENGINE ROOM SOLE WITH STEPS FOR CABIN ACCESS NEW CABIN ENGINE ROOM MAIN HATCHES NEW CABIN ENGINE ROOM REAR HATCH WITH ACCESS STEPS NEW DORADE BOXES, MAHOGANY NEW FUEL TANKS, 100 GAL EACH, 3/8 aluminium NEW HOUR METER NEW MORSE CONSOLE SHIFTER AND THROTTLE NEW Sound Down noise control in engine room GALLEY COFFEE MAKER MICROWAVE NEW 38 GAL FRESH WATER TANK REFRIGERATOR NEW GALLEY STOVE, ALCOHOL HEAD NEW MANUAL HEAD NEW MACERATOR NEW Y VALVE NEW 40 GAL TANK HULL SIGNIFICENT REFASTNING REPLANKING, NEW STEM, NEW FOREFOOT, ETC ALL NEW BRONZE THROUGH HULLS NEW BOW PULPIT WITH SS RAILING NEW LOFRANS TIGRES ELECTRIC WINDLASS NEW STAINLESS STEEL SAMPSON POST NEW STAINLESS STEEL HAND RAILS MECHANICAL NEW BILGE BLOWER 3 NEW BILGE PUMPS AND SWITCHES NEW FRESH WATER COOLING SYSTEM NEW FUEL SHUT OFF VALVES HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEM NEW HYDRAULIC STEERING HELM PUMP REBUILT HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST STEERING PUMP NEW HYDRAULIC CYLINDER RUDDER RAM REBUILT HEAT EXCHANGER PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM WATER HEATER 6 GAL NEW ANCHOR, KINGSTON K60 NEW ANCHOR, 30 # BRUCE NEW 250' 5/8" nylon rode - 10 ft chain - 30 lb anchor NEW 150' Anchor Chain - 60 lb anchor SALOON ~ 9'x12' Starboard steering station NEW SALOON SOLE NEW OAK PLYWOOD PANEL AND TRIM NEW 2 AC OUTLETS NEW GLASS THROUGH OUT CABIN SAFETY 2 BII FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 2 BI FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 4 BI Extinguishers New Boat Hook 4 ADULT NEAR SHORE PDFS 4 50 - 90 lb near shore pdfs 2 INFANT PDFS 2 40 FT 5/8 NYLON 3 STRAND DOCK LINES 2 FT EYE 2 20 FT 5/8 NYLON 3 STRAND DOCK LINES 2 FT EYE 15 FT 3 STRAND 3/8 NYLON FENDER LINES 4 18" DIA TUFF ROUND FENDERS 2 8"X 22.5" FENDERS EMERGENCY TILLER
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