1968 Lowell Lobster Boat

£ 15,555
Afton, MN
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-362-7988
Tel: 651-436-8795
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Located In:
Afton, MN
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Current Price:
US$ 19,900 (£ 15,555) 

This is a classic Down East-style Lowell-designed wooden lobster boat that was built in Bristol, Maine around 1968 and transposed into a picnic boat.  She has unique lines that narrow towards the stern with a fair amount of tumble home at the transom.  A former owner found these features to be interesting enough to perform a complete makeover on the boat at a cost reportedly of nearly $60,000.  When the previous owner found her, she had been sitting unused for a number of years. The restoration began by rolling her over to glass her hull with four layers of S-glass, a very densely woven and rather expensive fiberglass cloth. The job was accomplished very well and the results show.  Her hull, now fair to the point that there is virtually no outward indication that Capt. Woodie acdtually has a wooden hull.  No seams to be seen or flaws to be found. During this restoration, Capt. Woodie also had her decks restored and glassed and she received a new cabin and hard top.  All of the systems, from power, running gear, tankage to wiring and electronics were renewed. After the restoration, the owner continued to make improvements to the boat adding a new teak bow pulpit with remote electric windlass, a full camper enclosure to the aft cockpit and finished off the interior casbinwith a bright ceiling leaving her looking even better. Additionally a new combo radar/chart plotter was added.  She is a head-turner where ever she goes.  The hull construction is of carvel planked wood. Ribs are oak. Four layers of fiberglass were applied over the wood in proper fashion and surveys show that there are no alarming levels of moisture in the hull and show no signs of distress or delamintation.  Structural integrity of the hull is accomplished where floors, beams, bulkheads, cabin structure and decks work together to provide a strong unit.  And the addition of the fiberglass has only increased hull strength and integrity.  Most of the trim work, window treatment and hand rails are yellow pine finished bright. 


2001 135 HP Volvo Penta 181 gas inboard (approx 480 hours), Borg Warner 71C Gear Box

1 ¼“ SS shaft w/stuffing box, Deena stern bearing & Bronze Nibral 3-Blade 13x10 Prop

Engine Keel Cooler

2 Plastic Fuel Tanks (28 Gallon total)

Hydraulic Sea Star Steering

Dual Battery 12v Electrical System (part of refurbish work)

Solar Panel

Blue Seas 100 Amp Breaker Panel & 2nd Auxillary 75 Amp Blue Seas Breaker

2 Rule Marine 1500 Auto Bilge Pumps

Remote Spot Light

Jensen MSR-4115 AM/FM/CD Stereo

Windshield Wipers

Humminbird Matrix 25 Depth Sounder

Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF Marine Radio

Raytheon RL-70 Radar

Lewmar Plow Anchor on Roller

18# Danforth Secondary Anchor

Electric Remote Windlass

Electric Horn

Xintex Gas Fume Detector

Cockpit Cushions

American Flag & Socket

Complete Cockpit Enclosure

Hello, my name is Bill Hooper. I have been in the sailboat business for over 30 years and started in the service repair end and moved into sales. So, I have a good understanding of systems and how to evaluate most everything dealing with the vessel. In addition I have been sailing and racing boats for all those years and so understand the needs of various sailing venues from inland dinghies to offshore salt water passage making and most anything in between. I have a great knowledge base involving most anything with sailing and can help you sort out the differences and what is important in a boat used for different purposes and in different sailing areas.

To see this lovely Picnic Boat please contact Bill at 651-436-8795 or 1-800-377-8795

Please contact Bill Hooper at 1-800-377-8795

Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-362-7988
Tel: 651-436-8795
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