Gregory Poole Caterpillar
Caterpillar repower in 2014 at Jarrett Bay Boatworks featuring a pair of CAT C32 D-Rated 1650hp engines, ZF transmissions, props, shafts, custom "Marine Exhaust" and twin 20 KW Caterpillar generators. Currently she has only 680hrs and there is an additional ESC Caterpillar warranty available for purchase with maximum coverage until May of 2024.
Jarret Bay Boatworks
In 2014, Jarrett Bay removed all the old equipment, completely faired, painted and rewired the entire engine room, replaced all the pumps, installed two 36000 BTU Dometic marine chillers, Eskimo 600lbs per day and all new audio/visual throughout. New Palm Beach Towers hardtop, US9SP Miya Epoch Teaser Reels, EZ2CY enclosure and new Garmin electronics package.
Bayliss Boatworks completed a new fully-refrigerated Mezzanine in 2008, with Gaggennau grill, Pipewelders sunshade, teak deck and covering boards.
Houdini's new power pushes her over 40kts on the high end and smoothly cruises at 34kts at 1950 RPM, with an incredible 600 mile+ range at 30kts. Giving you the ability to fish the most remote areas around the world without bladder tanks.
Houdini has a three-stateroom/three-head layout which includes an owner's suite forward and guest suite amidship. Heads are finished with teak and holly flooring. Traditional varnished teak is used on all bulkheads, cabinets, rails and drawers. Instead of the traditional dinette, the boat's owner opted for an office suite that includes two large file drawers and a desk housing a computer and fax machine (both of which are routed to the boat's landline, cellular and satellite phone systems). A bookshelf, large chairs, bar stools and large granite bar, complete with the traditional brass kick bar, contribute to the antique look while the 46’’ Samsung , remote-control high/low table and pneumatic pop-up sofa bring a modern edge.
Two luxurious, thick leather sofas are found to port, each with enough stowage below for everything...plus a custom Teak table with marble top and remote controlled hydraulic system that raises/lowers the table for the perfect height for dining or entertaining. Opposite and aft is a custom top loading ice bin with stainless insert fed by an Eskimo shaved ice machine. Directly forward are two matching designer leather recliners with a marble top end table, with drawer stowage. Furthest forward is the entertainment featuring a 46" TV hardwired to two separate DSS boxes. The audio end features DVD Player Yamaha Receiver with built in Surround Sound and Sub Woofer system.
Forward to port is the Galley and Breakfast Bar with three brass and leather stools.
The Galley features a built-in stainless steel, full upright, refrigerator with separate freezer below (hidden in the galley by matched grain teak paneling). Furthest outboard is a double wide sink. Everything in the galley has a home... custom built-in holders for all of the pots and pans, silverware, china plates, glasses and coffee cups. Everything is neatly stowed and nothing rattles when underway. There is stowage everywhere - custom spice pantry, a custom flip up "whiskey sipper" glass and carafes for half gallons of the finest to serve your guests...
“Houdini” features a perfectly dedicated, well appointed office area for a traveling boat. It allows one to keep up with the ships records and you can even slide in a little business on the side. It has fax and computer hook ups that are hard wired into the two SAT phones, as well as the PBX lines. Plus...there is a 56K Satellite transmission with compression software! Plenty of drawers and filing cabinets, reading lamps and a very comfortable lounge chair. There is a beautiful Teak and Holly deck in the galley and office area.
Forward is a gracious master suite with an oversized queen berth with hydraulic lift to storage below, built-in end tables on each side, with a bookcase and six storage cabinets above. Aft in the suite, is a desk with lift up top and drawers. There are two full sized cedar clothes lockers with built-in dresser drawers beneath, one on either side of the cabin. Also built-in is an upholstered easy chair with a matching foot stool.
To the port side of the companion way is the large VIP ensuite cabin with a queen lower berth (storage beneath) and an oversized single berth above. There is a large cedar lined hanging locker, built-in chest of drawers, and built-in T.V.
Oversized upper and lower bunks with loads of stowage below the lower bunk. The full-sized Cedar-lined hanging locker is more than ample with the drawer stowage beneath. The private head features a shower stall, fresh water head and a vanity. The full-sized stacking washer and dryer are located here, as well, behind locker doors.
The three heads have teak and holly sole, with Corian counters, brass Jado (non tarnishing) faucetry. Headhunter fresh water heads. The starboard guest head has a washer/dryer.
This vessel was built with every possible space being utilized for storage. There are over 75 drawers and cabinet doors built-in to the boat with 24 being in Galley. The owner has traveled extensively on her and remarks, "there is not squeak or rattle in any seas" a true compliment of her pedigree.
2017 August - New bottom paint
2014 - Foredeck painted at Jarrett Bay Boat Works
In 2008 "HOUDINI" was taken to Bayliss Boat Works and the entire cockpit was completely upgraded including new teak deck with bull nose corners, new teak mezzanine deck, new coverboards, new raised mezzanine deck and lounge to port. To starboard, below the cushion, is a custom tackle locker with a Gaggennau grill and polished stainless steel back splash. Below the mezzanine seating (custom seaworthy cushions) is a large stainless steel Top Loading bait freezer. There are two separate stainless steel large refrigerated bait coolers to port, both with dual stainless removable bait trays. Next inboard is the access to the engine room. In front of the salon door is a stainless steel refrigerated drink box with starboard dividers. Both bait boxes and the drink box have thermostats to make them all-but freeze, too. Furthest to starboard is another stowage locker. Pipewelders added a custom flybridge overhang extension that not only accentuates her graceful lines, it provides total shade across the mezzanine deck.
Cockpit entrance below Mezzanine seating and below galley deck into the pump room.
MAY 2014 Jarrett Bay Boat Works and Gregory Poole Caterpillar completed a full repower. The new power package includes a pair of CAT C32 D-Rated 1650hp engines, ZF new transmissions and twin 2.2 20 KW Caterpillar generators. *D-Rated for efficiency and continuous wide open operation
17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston City Marina
Charleston, SC 29401