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Navy Launch Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Roche Harbor

Overview

Price
17500.00
Type Of Boat
Make
Navy Launch
Model
Year
1945
LOA (feet)
45
Hull Only (ft)
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
Beam (ft)
Deck Material
FRG over Marine Plywood
Hull Material
Longleaf Yellow Pine Over Oak
Superstructure Material
Fir and Marine Plywood

Location

City
Roche Harbor
Province/State
Wa
Country
USA

Engine

Engine Make
Perkins
Engine Model
4-236
Engine Year
Horsepower
85
Cooling
Fuel Type
Diesel

General

Boat Survey
Yes
Survey Date
Swim Platform
Yes
Trailer
No
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
No
Winter Cover
No
Dinghy
No
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
Air Conditioning
Yes
Heater
Yes
Wet Bar (With Sink)
Yes
Dry Bar (No Sink)
Yes
Head
Manual Head
No
Electric Head
Yes
Fire Extinguisher
Yes
Color of Canvas
Bridge Enclosure
Not Specified
Bridge Cover
Not Specified
Bridge Enclosure
Not Specified
Convertible Top
Not Specified
Side Curtains
Not Specified
Drop Curtain
Not Specified
Bimini (after)
Not Specified
Camper Back
Not Specified
Tonneau Cover
No
Deck Enclosure
Soft
Windshield Cover
Not Specified
Sleeps (Number of People)
Holding Tanks (total number)
1
Water Tanks
2

Further Comments

This is a U.S. Navy commissioned launch, built in 1945 out with longleaf yellow pine (AKA heart pine, one of the most rot-resistant woods known) planking on oak ribs. In 1966, the boat was purchased by a naval architect who designed and built the cabin and pilothouse, using fir and marine plywood. The oak ribs were also doubled up at this time, making the hull very stiff and even stronger. The boat stayed in the family until until about 1995. The current owner purchased her in '98, and has cruised her extensively to Desolation Sound and the Gulf Islands. The boat has been maintained very well, hauled out about every three years to be scraped and a new coat of bottom paint applied. The decks have been glassed and have non skid surfaces. There is a small spot of rot at one of the pilothouse window frames which will require some attention, along with some small areas on the cabin in need of fresh paint, otherwise the boat is completely sound. It is very seaworthy, tracks beautifully, and has a very comfortable ride. Overall the boat has beautiful lines. All the work done on her has been well thought out and professionally executed. The current owner is a professional marine mechanic with an excellent grasp of systems and maintenance, and the improvements reflect that. The cabin has several very nice features, including a Wallas cooktop/heater, a 12v/110v refridgerator, a huge V berth sleeping area, a seperate head with macerator, and hot water. The Onan 3kw genset provides all the power you need when you're away from shore power - runs like a top! There is a professionally built enclosure for the back deck, enabling you and twenty of your friends to cruise the San Juans in style. This would also make a great liveaboard.
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