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2004 34Ft IAN ABLETT CUSTOM STEAM LAUNCH \"BEN GUNN\" $85,000 STEAM LAUNCH Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Lake Norman

Overview

Price
85000.00
Type Of Boat
Power
Make
34Ft IAN ABLETT CUSTOM STEAM LAUNCH \"BEN GUNN\" $85,000
Model
STEAM LAUNCH
Year
2004
LOA (feet)
34
Hull Only (ft)
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
Beam (ft)
Deck Material
Hull Material
SEE "FURTHER COMMENTS"
Superstructure Material

Location

City
Lake Norman
Province/State
N.C.
Country
USA
Contact Number
609.312.8263

Engine

Engine Make
Engine Model
Engine Year
Horsepower
Cooling
Fuel Type

General

Boat Survey
Survey Date
Swim Platform
Trailer
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
Winter Cover
Dinghy
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
Air Conditioning
Heater
Wet Bar (With Sink)
Dry Bar (No Sink)
Head
Manual Head
Electric Head
Fire Extinguisher
Color of Canvas
Bridge Enclosure
Bridge Cover
Bridge Enclosure
Convertible Top
Side Curtains
Drop Curtain
Bimini (after)
Camper Back
Tonneau Cover
Deck Enclosure
Windshield Cover
Sleeps (Number of People)
Holding Tanks (total number)
Water Tanks

Further Comments

YEAR: 2004 Length: 34FT

Located In: Lake Norman, NC

Current Price: US$ 85,000

BEN GUNN was built by Ian Ablett and launched in 2004, based on a 1903 blue print of a boat that once plyied the waters of the River Thames in England. At 34' in length, she carries up to 8 passengers, averages 10 mph, and flies an American flag and one of the Isle of Sark, Ian's native home.

Kerosene fires the horizontal boiler that produces 150 pounds of steam in just 10 minutes and drives the 20 hp compound reciprocating steam engine. The boiler's capacity is 15 gallons of water and features a closed recirculating system so no additonal water is needed as the boat runs. She has hydraulic steering and a single prop.

She is built of Philippine mahogany for the hull, deck and interior with basswood gratings and oak ribs. Construction took 3 years with an additional year for sanding and brush applied varnish, hand rubbed between all coats. She comes complete with a custom tandem axle trailer.

BEN GUNN has logged over 400 hours and won numerous awards at boat shows - a testament to her unique character, impeccable construction and captivating spirit! There is nothing else like her.

SIGNIFICANT PRICE REDUCTION

HER OWNER IS BUILDING ANOTHER VESSEL AND IS READY TO SELL NOW.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name BEN GUNN

Dimensions LOA: 34 ft 0 in Beam: 5 ft 6 in Maximum Draft: 1 ft 6 in

Engines Total Power: 20 HP

Engine 1: Engine Brand: Ian Ablett Year Built: 2004 Engine Model: Compound reciprocating steam engine Engine/Fuel Type: Other Engine Hours: 400 Drive Type: Direct Drive Engine Power: 20 HP

Cruising Speed: 9 knots

Accommodations Seating Capacity: 8

Disclaimer 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. 

CONTACT

GLENN SCHROEDER

BARNEGAT BAY YACHT BROKERAGE

609.312.8263

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BarnegatBayYachtBrokerage@gmail.com

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Thank you,  Glenn Schroeder

 

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