Originally built of the best materials (mahogany on oak frames and teak decks) for a wealthy summer family to run them to their island estate in Maine, GREY SEAL's more recent work is as a service vessel at a successful marina, along with some day cruising and overnighting. She is a strongly built, well cared for and seaworthy Maine cruiser and in the last several years has been repowered with a Volvo 6 cylinder turbo diesel engine. At various times in her life she has been given partial rebuilds or partial refits, as delineated under hull & deck. Work has also included a completely new electrical and plumbing system with a new cockpit control station. At the time of her engine repower, new engine beds were installed, new shaft log, propeller, cutlass bearing, and a fully cushioned transom seat added.
The focus on this handsome little downeast power cruiser is the cockpit, but there are reasonable accommodations for two to do an overnight or longer cruise to the extent the occupants understand and enjoy camp cruising. Below GREY SEAL has a 6'-6" long V-Berth with filler. Below the filler is a manual head plumbed via a Y-valve to the waste tank. Aft and to starboard are storage cubbies and a counter surface while to port is another small counter surface with stainless sink with manual fresh water pump. Headroom below is a bit over 5'. Natural light and venitlation is provided by six opening bronze ports with screens and a large overhead hatch. 12 volt lighting.
Set up for coastal cruising
Electrical: Wired for 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC service. The entire 12 Volt and 110 Volt electrical system was replaced in 2010 including all wiring and the switch panel.
12 Volt DC
110 Volt AC
Fresh water cooled 6 cylinder turbo charged Volvo diesel turns a 4 bladed 18" propeller and a 1.5" stainless steel shaft.
The engine was purchased used in the winter of 2010/2011 with just under 1110 hours on it and an additional 229 hours have been put on it since (12/13) on a new hour meter.
Built by the respected Rich Brothers of Mt. Desert Island, Maine of 3/4" x 2" mahogany planking on white oak frames and timbers on 14" centers using bronze fastenings. Decks are solid teak over plywood on white oak deck beams on the side and fore deck and solid teak in the cockpit.
Transom seat with storage under, full width raw teak decked cockpit, white oak rub and quarter rails with bronze half round. Side decks have comfortable width to allow transit fore and aft.
In 1995 she was rebuilt, any frames that needed it were sistered, decks completely replaced and extensive repairs were made to her house. A separate rebuild in the winter of 2003/2004 covered similar items but having had extensive work done in 1995, little in that regard was warranted.
All finishes all oil based enamels, Gull grey topside paint, green boot top with a hard red epoxy anti-fouling on the bottom.
GREY SEAL is a wholesome downeast power cruiser form a respected builder that has enjoyed periodic upgrades and re-fits. She would make a fine vessel for those who want a vessel of this styling to service an island home, to do day cruises with a larger party, or to do cruises of longer duration with one or two aboard. Her sale includes linens and a small amount of galley wares.