This classic US Army T-Boat was build by National Shipbuilding Co in San Diego,Ca. and is going through a complete renovation and refit where no expense has been spared. The engine was new in 1986 and has been completely rebuilt by a professional mechanic. The owner hopes that the new buyer will have the same passion to finish the project and get her ready for a new career at sea as a work or pleasure vessel, the possibilities are endless. See list below of renovations already done to date.
Mobile In Mexico 044 (322)779 7526
USA Line 1 (619) 488-4428
Please contact Robert Kupps at 011-52-322-297-2249
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 65 ft 6 in
Beam: 18 ft 7 in
LWL: 62 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 0 in
Displacement: 198000 lbs
Dry Weight: 148000 lbs
Total Power: 250 HP
Engine Brand: Detroit
Year Built: 1986
Engine Model: 12V71
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 250 HP
Delivered to US Army Depot, Beaverton, Oregon, 506th Transportation Company by Upper Columbia River Towing Company, 8/7/54
November 1959 requested by 362nd Transportation Company, Vallejo, California but not considered economical due to location.
10/31/77, transferred to Washington State Voctech Education as McNeil Island prison ferry, renamed "S.E. Raymond", operated until 12/18/86 and sold at auction.
Purchased by Warren Huff and renamed "Scotsman", converted to fishing tender based in Gig Harbor, Washington and operated in southeast Alaska.
8/04 purchased by Clint and Debbie LaFontaine, rechristened "T-Sarge" Port Townsend, Washington
Cruised Puget Sound waters until 10/25/07 then headed south down Pacific coast.
Entered Ensenada, Mexico 2/15/11 and has been cruising Mexican waters.
03/16 purchased by the new buyer and renovations begin.
10/17 purchased by new buyer and renovations continue.
A lot of work has been done on this classic yacht within the last couple of years. with only a little more work to put her back in the water. From the list of major projects that have been accomplished so far are:
Repairs to the hull and structure, Custom-shaped patches of marine-grade steel sheets have been welded
Repaint of the hull, topside, decks and main cabin, including all the bilges and inside spaces with corrosion resistant primer and paint
New access to the roof tops with custom built steps and a new sliding hatch from the pilothouse
New safety hand-rails all around the roof that will largely increase the surface of usable area of the vessel
Entire bulkhead of the forward quarters has been moved aft, giving ample living space for accommodations to the bow area
New reinforced chain bin has been designed to store the anchor chain off the foredeck and below deck
New see-through custom designed Plexiglas aft door has been built to access the aft deck directly from the main cabin and let daylight come in, and more
Arranged and paid for installation of the main engine back in the engine room.
Purchased and arranged for the installation of a engine room marine generator
Arranged installation of the shaft/propeller and steering systems
Other projects of varying importance have been planned
Some major projects still will need to be completed are as followed:
Install Marine-Standard Electrical and Plumbing System
Upgrade Navigation Equipment
Estimation of approximately $30,000 usd to complete the project for comfort and safety
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 the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.