HYDROTHERAPY is a 37' MDI long range Downeast Cruiser finished by her experienced engineer owner who did a first class job in every way. This is the second vessel he has built. The vessel was built in 2000 to cruise two comfortably and efficiently with extensive tankage and storage. She was designed mechanically and electrically for cruising on an anchor rather than marina living, as she is equipped with a large engine-driven 45 gph watermaker and Seafrost refrigerator, large alternator and house battery bank, making 4 lbs of ice a day. The engine needs to operate for 1 hour a day in Maine or 1.5 hours in Southern waters to keep all above systems operating efficiently. Electrical usage including a computer for 6 hours only drops house bank .2 volts. The owner prefers to cruise at 7.8 knots for maximum fuel efficiency and quiet running and suggests that if a buyer intends to cruise at higher speeds, the prop might need to be repitched. HYDROTHERAPY has made 4 year-long round trips to Florida and two round trips to the Bahamas. The owner reports she handles extremely well due to her built-down hull, long keel, and large rudder. Please call us if you wish to inspect this extraordinary vessel.
HULL & DECK:
• Solid fiberglass built- down style lobster boat hull.
• Hull built by the Mt Desert Island Boatworks, Southwest Harbor, ME; finished by current owner.
• The hull gelcoat thickness is based on workboat usage and thus can stand hard use and still be buffed and even wet sanded repeatedly for a long term yacht finish.
• Hull is divided into 3 near watertight compartments, forward of engine room bulkhead, engine room, aft of engine room.
• Keel is filled solid to prevent grounding damage.
• House is epoxy wood composite with Awlgrip - Repainted 2011.
• Decks are phenolic overlaid plywood covered with fiberglass on top and gelcoated on underside.
• Bow rail with backing plates under all stanchions.
• S/S handrails full length on trunk cabin and saloon top with backing plates.
• Fiberglass swim platform.
• S/S swim ladder on swim platform.
• Transom door.
• Varnished teak trim and coamings in cockpit using Epiphanes varnish.
• Stern mounted lift for dinghy engine and to tilt dinghy up.
• PVC toerails & rubrails all around with S/S trim.
• PVC quarter guards and spray rails with S/S trim.
• Three10" S/S cleats with backing plates, port and starboard.
• S/S chocks at bow and stern.
• 15" cleat at bow, bolted through 4.5" substructure.
• 2 dorade boxes and cowl vents on house roof.
• 2 cowl vents with concealed dorade boxes for under cockpit ventilation.
• 1.5" water fills port & starboard.
• 1.5" waste pump out port & starboard.
• Seawater wash down on bow and in cockpit.
• One large Bomar hatch forward and two smaller Bomar hatches midships, all with screens.
• Two overhead Bomar hatches in pilothouse.
• Screens for side and aft doors in pilothouse.
• Fresh water washdown in cockpit.
• 20 lb propane bottle storage box; also 20 lb spare bottle.
• 3 electric windshield wipers.
• Starboard side pilothouse door at helm.
• Hinged cockpit door with fixed window.
• Custom fiberglass mast for radar, gps, and nav/anchor lights.
Fuel: 240 gallons in two 120 fiberglass tanks.
Water: 160 gallons in two 80 gallon fiberglass tanks.
Holding: 80 gallons in fiberglass tank with y-valve to discharge to tank or directly
overboard; new 2015 head hose from head to holding tank (also port & starboard deck
ENGINE & MECHANICAL:
• Single Cummins 6CTA 8.3 350hp diesel , 6 cylinder, FWC, commissioned 2000, with 5200 hours as of May 2016.
• Injectors replaced 2011.
• Wet exhaust elbow replaced 2015.
• Raw water pump rebuilt 2015.
• Thermostats and jacket water pump replaced 2015.
• New rubber float engine mounts 2015.
• Aftercooler and heat exchanger removed and cleaned 2015.
• Twin disc 5061A 2:1 reduction gear with trolling valve .
• Trolling valve control at cockpit helm; control replaced 2015.
• 26x24 4 blade prop; prop scanned by Accutech in 2003; also inspection well to clear prop of warp or weed.
• 2" Aquamet 21 shaft.
• Custom German flexible shaft coupling for noise reduction.
• Stuffing box with water injection and Teflon treated packing.
• Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters with vacuum gauges.
• Two station Capilano commercial duty hydraulic steering, one helm in wheelhouse, and one in cockpit.
• Accutech variable volume hydraulic autopilot pump.
• Two station Kobelt engine controls; laminated teak rim on spoked wheel at helm.
• Baffled air intakes in hull for engine room.
• Comments from Seller on this engine: "Starts easily and instantly, and smokes the least of any mechanically controlled diesel. This engine is identical in all ways to the 430/450 hp version but is adjusted to only provide 350 hp. It is a true commercial diesel with removable cylinder liners, and engine life is expected to exceed 16,000 hours. There is kneeling access all around engine."
Cruising speed: Current owner cruises at 7.8 knots @ 1200 RPM @ 2 gph.
Maximum speed: 14-15 knots @ 2400-2500 RPM.
• The Soundown company of Marblehead, Ma was consulted during design to control noise and exhaust smell. They specified and supplied;
• Engine room is completely separated from remainder of boat by insulated bulkheads or deck.
• Engine stringers are separated from bulkheads.
• Any connection between deck and engine stringers or hull bottom in engine room are done with vibration isolators.
• All exhaust piping and muffler have multiple vibration isolator couplings.
• Custom noise damped plywood for certain bulkheads.
• German flexible float engine mounts.
• German flexible shaft coupling.
• 2 lb per sq ft lead substitute sound insulation.
• Double hatch gaskets.
• Custom designed water separating muffler with under water exhaust.
• Perforated aluminum insulation covering.
• 2011 2-8D deep cycle house batteries with isolation switch.
• 2013 1-8D engine start battery, with isolation switch and diode isolator from house bank.
• Custom fuse panel.
• Custom switch panel controlling all solenoid and rotating equipment (pumps, fans, wipers, heater, watermaker etc.) located at the helm for ease of access.
• 2013 160 amp Balmar alternator with 2011 Balmar regulator.
• 30 amp shore power with 50' cord; shore power wiring/control is very simplistic and may need expansion depending on buyer's needs; there are a few 110V outlets.
• 600 watt sine wave inverter .
• 10 amp battery charger.
• All under water metal bonded.
• All interior lighting that is used for more than a few minutes a day is either LED or fluorescent - anchor light uses only 5 watts.
• For four in a bright, attractive interior finished in varnished red oak trim with off-white laminate surfaces.
• Large vee berth forward, 35" wide by 7' 4" long, with shelves outboard.
• 4 large drawers under vee berth.
• Over/under dual hanging lockers to starboard.
• Next aft is a desk with 2 drawers and cabinet space.
• Wide hanging locker with 3 large drawers under portside.
• Large separate shower stall to port.
• Head compartment with sink and faucet, and manual W.C.
• 2 drawers and storage under vanity.
• Up in salon is helm station on starboard with door, sufficient area for a Maptech chart pack.
• Aft to starboard is full length settee with storage under, makes into single bed 6'2" long.
• Portside U-shaped galley with Force 10 three burner propane stove with oven and broiler, large top loading Sea frost engine driven refrigeration with oversize holding plate, sink with hot & cold pressure water, 6' counter space, 5 drawers and 3 storage cabinets (icebox has 3" of insulation).
• Aft of the galley is an L-shaped settee with removable table; storage under settee; table folds up when underway and stows in a trunk cabin closet.
• Fiberglass cabin sole for ease of cleaning and accessing engine room.
• Settee makes into a single 71" long berth.
• 12" Standard Horizon CP500 chart plotter with East Coast and Bahamas chips.
• 2016 5" Garmin DV540 fish finder/chartplotter.
• 10" Raytheon R40XX radar with Marpa - data from chartplotter repeated.
• Simrad AP16 autopilot with handheld remote - position data from chart plotter.
• Sitex differential GPS receiver - 90D.
• ICOM MC502 VHF
• AM/FM/CD stereo with 2 speakers in trunk and 2 in salon.
• 5" Ritchie compass.
• Full canvas and or screen enclosure for cockpit.
• Canvas sun awning from windshield to forward of trunk to shade the foredeck.
• Port and starboard side awnings for saloon.
• Canvas rain awning/wind scoop for trunk cabin main hatch.
• Window weather stripping replaced 2011.
• Ideal V2 windlass with dual foot switches.
• 220' 5/16" G40 chain ( re-galvanized 2011).
• 55 lb Rocna main anchor
• FX23 fortress on foredeck with 125' 5/8" rode in locker.
• FX11 fortress on foredeck with 120' rode for lunch hook.
• FX23 fortress backup with separate 125' rode.
• 4 flush rod holders in cockpit.
• Screens for all doors, hatches, and windows.
• 3.2 meter ABI hard bottom 2004 & 15 hp 2 stroke Yamaha 2004.
• 6 gal gas tank new 2013.
• Small Danforth anchor for dinghy.
• Marine quality On Demand S/S propane water heater-never run out of hot water.
• Fan forced heater for salon, utilizing engine coolant, with defroster outlets for helm and center windshield.
• 45 gph watermaker, engine driven, with oversized inlet water filters for low maintenance (water maker is manually controlled for reliability and ease of repair).
• Two Force 10 propane cabin heaters, one in salon and one below (with solenoids).
• Two Caframo fans over vee berths
• Hot and cold pressure water with expansion tanks.
• Shower sump with pump and filter.
• Seawater washdown forward and aft with good pressure and flow.
• All seacocks have integral flanges and through bolted, and are bronze.
• Whale black water discharge pump.
• Custom refillable holding tank vent odor filter, with one spare.
• Three bilge pumps.
• All manuals.
• Two deck chairs.
• Snap-on curtains for windshield windows; roll-down curtains on pilothouse windows.
EXCLUSIONS: PERSONAL EFFECTS.
MAJOR SPARES ON BOARD AND THEIR VALUE:
• Backpressure regulator for watermaker ($400).
• Jabsco commercial duty water pumps (3), new and rebuilt for watermaker and refrigeration condenser ($900).
• Water heater controller, igniter cable, flow switch ($250).
• Propane solenoid valve ($200).
• Saltwater washdown pump ($150).
• Portable water pump ($200).
• Shower sump pump and float switch ($80).
• Anchor winch solenoid ($60).
• Yamaha outboard water pump, carb kit, fuel pump, shift and throttle cables, prop ($600).
• Main engine raw water pump ($800).
• Jacket water pump (used good).
• Belt idler ($60).
• Belt tensioner ($120).
• Fuel pump ($160)
• 160 amp alternator ($250).
COMMENTS: HYDROTHERAPY is a 37' MDI long range Downeast Cruiser finished by her experienced engineer owner who did a first class job in every way. This is the second vessel he has built. The vessel was built in 2000 to cruise two comfortably and efficiently with extensive tankage and storage. She was designed mechanically and electrically for cruising on an anchor rather than marina living, as she is equipped with a large engine-driven 45 gph watermaker and Seafrost refrigerator, large alternator and house battery bank, making 4 lbs of ice a day. The engine needs to operate for 1 hour a day in Maine or 1.5 hours in Southern waters to keep all above systems operating efficiently. Electrical usage including a computer for 6 hours only drops house bank .2 volts. The owner prefers to cruise at 7.8 knots for maximum fuel efficiency and quiet running and suggests that if a buyer intends to cruise at higher speeds, the prop might need to be repitched. HYDROTHERAPY has made 4 year-long round trips to Florida and two round trips to the Bahamas. The owner reports she handles extremely well due to her built-down hull, long keel, and large rudder. Please call us if you wish to inspect this extraordinary vessel.
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.
36 York Street
York, ME 03909