GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A SOLID, CLASSIC FISHING BOAT!
In terms of overall quality for a
boat, they don't get any better than this. The Interior is Hatteras Afromosia dark paneling in the salon, with light vinyls forward to lighten things up a bit.
With two staterooms forward, the areas are a bit bigger than the comparable Bertram models. As typical in this size boat, the master cabin double berth takes up most of the floor space. However, there is foot space down each side.
The galley is L-shape with all the stove, sink and refrigerator conveniently located. The storage space in the immediate galley area is adequate, and you have other cabinets within the salon for storage.
The roomy salon space really comes from its nearly 14 foot beam, so while small, it's not cramped and you're not likely to trip over the coffee table because there's room to walk by it. The catwalks are wide, so there's good storage space up underneath.
One really nice feature are the optional, built in tackle centers hold up well, and are nicely designed for a variety of uses other than just fishing junk and stinky bait. The in-deck fish box is huge, and it's very light and comes out easily. Below, everything is immediately reachable for servicing.
The bridge sacrifices some practicality for style and space with the swept-back forward coaming, but the ergonomics are good. The ladder up to the bridge has winged handrailings, making for an easier climb. There is adequate room to add on a fighting chair.
The generator is at aft engine room. The A/C compressors are in the engine room where they belong. All hardware is stainless steel and is solidly bolted. No loose, leaking stanchion bases. No plastic hardware crumbing in the noonday sun. After good maintenance by the owner on the exterior, this does not look like an old boat. It's a fine example of good engineering in a boat that's built to last.
The owner has rebuilt the port engine and it has less than 10 hours on it since the rebuild. The Starboard engine has had maintenance performed and runs strong with no issues. While the interior could use some updating, this is a very strong boat and she is ready to go out fishing with her new owner!
Depthsounder, Plotter, Compass, GPS, VHF, TV set, Radio, Shore power inlet, Generator
Electric bilge pump, Manual bilge pump, Battery charger, Air conditioning, Heating, Hot water, Oven, Microwave oven, Marine head, Refrigerator
Swimming ladder, Cockpit shower, Electric windlass, Bimini Top
71 TI, 71 TI, Navigation center
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