"OLD WORLD CHARM"
Classic Restoration Awaits Your Closest Inspection
Since 2001 "Bequia Chief" has experienced a keel up restoration. When purchased in February of 2000 she was considered to be in "rough" shape, needing a lot of TLC. She was taken "home" in 2001, put on the hard, and virtually stripped to her bare bones. Most of her structural wood was replaced and re-glassed. Her imperfections were perfected whether it be mechanical, electrical, structural or cosmetic. Teak decks stripped and made new. Generator added, systems improved. Her interior has been re-fit with the live-aboard in mind, granite countertops, full size refrigeration, ice maker, tiled baths, convection oven, and decorator faucet sets.
Read her specs and you will understand why it took 12 years of hard work to get her ready to go. She has been cruising since March of 2013 and is now in Brunswick, Georgia awaiting the introduction to her future Captain and First Mate. Current owners are looking to make the transition fun and easy and will spend time sharing their extensive knowledge of the boat with you.
OWNER WANTS HER SOLD NOW!!
SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT
Available for co-brokerage on a 50/50 basis.
Listed by a CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL YACHT BROKER
Starting aft - Master Stateroom: Athwartship queen berth is surrounded by six lockers to starboard with fiddled shelf above, book shelf aft, and six lockers to port with fiddled shelf above. Stern windows add light and a "Captain Ron" romance to this stateroom. To starboard you'll find incredible storage with 4 drawers, 6 locker bureau with fiddled shelf above. The portside has a 4 drawer, 4 locker bureau and the built-in Splendide washer/ dryer combo. The bulkhead features a Dickinson solid fuel heater. The settee/ dressing seat just forward of the berth surrounds an expandable drop leaf table that serves as the below decks dining table which easily seats 4-6. The ensuite head is forward to port and has a tiled shower with teak floor grate, granite topped vanity, ss sink, electric full size head, makeup mirror, designer faucet, medicine cabinet, 3 lockers and a mirrored bulkhead locker. Two drop down door lockers access the engine compartment. A deck prism and screened portlight allow light and ventilation. The best word to describe the master stateroom storage is "HUMONGOUS"! An oil lamp and 12v & 110v fans complete the ambiance.
Walk through to Salon: Outboard side locker houses the generator and has a "hidden" locker above and fiddled shelf on top. Adjacent is a hanging locker with more shelving hullside. Inboard is the drop-down door access to the engine room.
Salon Starboard side: Dedicated nav station with seat, flip up chart table, six upper drawers, storage bin, and 3 drawers below. Here you will find the VHF, SSB, AIS, 12v fan and the electrical panel. Entertainment center is adjacent forward. Further forward is the settee with pilot berth. Three drawer storage under the pilot berth. Drawer and bulk storage under the settee. Bookshelves abound. Carved wood bulkhead with Dickinson diesel heater below.
Portside: Galley at companionway base (see below). Forward of the galley are two reclining chairs, bookshelves outboard, bulkhead storage shelves, plate and dishware storage and a wine glass rack. Oil lamp provides ambiance.
Guest Cabin: Starboard single berth with drawer storage under. Private fully tiled head to port with granite topped vanity, ss sink, 4 lockers, teak grated shower, huge storage shelf, manual head, shaving mirror, deck prism and screened opening port.
Work shop/ storage: Next forward is the sail locker, storage locker and workbench. Full forward is the anchor locker access.
General: Incredible storage capability for months at sea. Cushions are finished both sides and can be "flipped" for a "new" look.
Captain Ron lives! EXCEPT "Bequia Chief" has had thousands of man hours invested in her total rebuild and many, many more thousands of dollars invested in her upgraded mechanical, electrical, and comfort systems.
She is perfect for that cruiser who really wants the capability to go somewhere over the rainbow or who just wants to sit at the dock in comfort and dream... It makes no difference. The key is after 14 years of hard work and rebuilding "Bequia Chief" from the keel up, she is finally "ready to go".
Personal gear (owners live aboard)
Owners personal items not listed here are not a part of this sale. 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 this vessel.While efforts are made to keep listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyers desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
1035 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, FL 34221