Help Save Old Boats!
are a few of the old boats in need of new homes - more can be viewed
1940 Hunter Sedan Cruiser – NEEDS A NEW HOME !!!
REDUCED to $2400. This
boat first appeared in the Fall ’05 issue of Bone Yard Boats.
She is a beauty and still available.
has been in the same family for 50 years. It was built in Suisun
Bay, California. She has undergone continual updating to structural
and mechanical systems up to spring of 2000 at which time she was
in an almost completely restored condition with a survey value of
$20,000. Due to owner’s health, she has been neglected at
dry dock for the past 3 years. She has now become a project boat
and needs to find a home with someone who has the time and skills
to restore her again.
frames need repair and planks need to be re-secured in places. At
least two planks are soft and need replacement. There are areas
of soft wood in the cabin. Her top was fiberglassed 3 years ago.
The engine needs repair or replacement.
is carvel cedar planks on a steam bent oak frame
• Mahogany supersturcture and cabin
• Teak cockpit deck has original wheel, bell and instrument
• 115 HP Chris-Craft KS 6-cyl flathead engine
• Length 30’, beam 9’4”, draft 28”
• Cabin: dinette, settee, head, galley, v-berth
• New electrical wiring & 1301 halon auto fire-extinguisher
Boat Location: Chesapeake Bay area, Maryland
Herreshoff, H-28 Ketch, 28’
Oak frame with
white cedar planking. In the water and being used as a day sailor.
Needs lots of TLC. The owner saved this classic ketch from the chain
saw. He has sailed it for the last 5 years, and “it’s
now time for someone to come along and give this boat a good home
and lots of elbow grease.”
Beal Downeaster, 32’
beam & 2’8” draft. Built by Beal Island. Carvel
planked white cedar topsides/bottom over oak frames with silicon
bronze fastenings. Floors, keel and deck beams are oak. Raked stem,
round bottom with transom stern. Underbody has a full skeg with
propulsion protected. Single Chrysler raw water cooled gas engine;
7-knot cruise, 9-knot max. Two 40-gallon fuel tanks. Cuddy cabin
forward with V- berth and V-berth filler. There is an open spacious
cockpit with semi-enclosed starboard steering station. VHF, depth
sounder, bilge blower, solar panel, fume detector. Needs cosmetic
Elco, Flat Top, 42’
no. 2383) has had one owner since 1964, SCRIMSHAW prior to that.
Very original except aft trunk cabin was removed half a century
ago, leaving a huge covered deck with huge storage below. She has
been afloat and operational continuously until August 1, 2005. Ford
six cylinder diesel in good running condition. All critical repairs
to a small stem area are complete and she is now able to launch
or be trucked anywhere. Has all the frame, floor timber, butt block,
and keel issues of any other boat over sixty years old, but repairs
have been made continuously so she is still reasonably seaworthy.
Owner is looking for someone who would promise to maintain and use
yard bill needs to be paid plus a bit more.
Location: Rock Hall, Eastern Shore of Maryland