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44 ft Vintage Motor Yacht - Triple Cabin - Diesel Driven

End Time:7/23/2014 05:44
Sold Price:$7,500
Listing Format:FixedPriceItem
Location:LaBelle, Florida ()
For Sale By:Private Seller


Year:1939Fuel Type:Diesel
Make:W.C. BreeseEngine Make:Gray Marine Detroit Diesel
Model:Triple CabinEngine Model:6-71
Length:44.0Engine Type:Diesel -
Beam:12.5Fuel Capacity:
Condition:Boat Type:Pilothouse/salon center cabin


Description: Read all information before making inquiry. Boat must be moved at time of payment and exchange of Title. $500 deposit due within 24 hours of sale close. Remainder due within 7 days of sale closing. Payment must be $$ US dollars, CASH The cover photo is 9 years old, the other photos are recent. You May see the boat by appointment. Send inquiry to lgcheek@gmail.com. Built as a 44 foot motor-yacht and launched in 1939 in Windsor, Canada. The builder, Skipper E.C. Breese was a founding father of, and was the 3rd Commodore of the Windsor Yacht Club that has become a well recognized social and yachting organization in Windsor. The boat had a U.S. Navy Detroit Diesel Grey Marine 6-71 engine installed in it in 1945. This engine was the type installed in thousands of Greyhound buses and sounds just like them except for the altered wet exhaust sound. The marine version of this engine was used in many world war II era military boats. The boat was built on a White Oak frame and covered with Cypress planks. Most of the interior work is of Mahogany. The boat includes the 8 foot dinghy built by the same builder in 1929. Since its launch in 1939 Florabelle (named after the builders wife Flora) has had several owners and an interesting life story including a couple of other names. She was originally built for Elizabeth Arden (cosmetic founder,) she was the sister of Flora Breese. She was upgraded to meet coast guard requirements in the early 2000's at a tremendous cost to one of the previous owners. In 2004 it was appraised at $60,000 and at that time it was estimated that to build the boat from scratch with the same materials would cost approximately $600,000. The yacht is currently a resident of Moore Haven, Florida. She is sitting in fresh water just a few miles from Lake Okeechobee and about 45 miles from Ft Myers, on the Okeechobee Waterway, it is also known as the Caloosahatchee River which crosses Florida from Ft Myers on the Gulf Coast to Port St Lucie on the Atlantic Coast. Year of manufacture: 1929-1939 Manufacturer/Builder: E.C. Breese Designer: E. C. Breese Length overall: 48 foot Waterline length:44 foot Beam width: 11.6 foot Mast height from waterline: N/A Clearance without Mast: approx. 8 foot Weight of boat: approximately 25,000 pounds Draft-: 3 ft, 6 inches Rig Type: Motor-Yacht Hull Type: Full Displacement Total # built: 2 Accommodations: Berths: currently configured with 3 Galley Sink: Stainless steel Galley Gas Stove: Alcohol & external lp gas grille Refrigerator: 115 volts 2 heads including 1 porta-potty Head Sinks are: Stainless Steel Shower: 1 in forward stateroomSwim Platform Engine power: Make: Detroit Diesel Grey Marine Horsepower: 220 hp Type: Diesel 6 cylinder inline (1945 model 6-71) Tanks: Water: 100 gallon (galvanized) Fuel: 250 gallon (2 125 gallon steel tanks) Waste: 20 gallon (plastic) Additional Equipment: Depth finder: Garmin, GPS does not work. VHF Radio: Lowrance LVR 850 with Distress Signal) Anchors: 2 Life Jackets 2 First Aid Kit: Dinghy w/ 2.5 hp Nissan direct drive engine: Steering Powered by Sea Star Pro 2.4 Helm Compass: Ritchie lighted Bimini frame: over aft deck House Batteries: 2 Engine Batteries: 1 Xantrex 12v to 120 volt converter 2000 watt Generator portable Honda gas engineLarge coolers / seats for aft deckFolding aluminum chairs (2)Beds have memory foam mattresses Large amount of historical documentation on boat - from builder and more recent ownersShorepower 120 V 30 ampPressurized fresh water system - galvanized tankFuel tanks are steel (125 gal each)Adequate storage for short trips or living aboardSpare 24 inch bronze propeller Safety Equipment Air horn: Electric Life Jackets: 2 General condition: Engine starts and runs well, transmission functions well. Most of electrical is functional, all is easy to access. Engine room is spacious. A real antique piece of work, you must see to appreciate the potential of this boat. The head -toilet probably needs to be replaced, otherwise plumbing all functions. From waterline up the hull has places that need attention, some of the fasteners are coming out and need to be replaced. The decks, roofs and gunnels need attention. She needs work for sure but most if not all of it can be done while afloat. Would make a wonderful live-aboard on a river or lake. Live on her and take your time bringing her back to her original sophistication. Purchaser must take possession and remove boat from its current mooring within 7 days of purchase, at time of final payment. No space is offered. There are spaces available in the neighborhood but they are not owned by current owner/seller. I will put you in contact with them if you so desire but that is the extent of it. Contact owner to ask questions via email.


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