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500ft2 available jan 15

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apartment
laundry on site
off-street parking

My wife & I are selling our home away from home: a meticulously maintained 1978 42 Post Marine Sport Fishing yacht. We are hesitant to sell but my wife & I no longer stay aboard & now have two small children & a project home. Without time to spare, we have not been able to make proper use of the boat.

The history of this vessel: my wife & I purchased the boat from CT which was on the hard for approximately 2 years. We re-commissioned the boat including extensive repairs & maintenance to be our new liveaboard. Our maiden voyage was from Chester, CT to Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, NJ where we resided as liveaboards for 3 years. We used the boat to travel the coast down to the Navesink and up to Croton when we had the time. This yacht is extremely well-suited as a liveaboard and our neighbors always enjoyed gatherings aboard. The boat has all the amenities of an apartment without the exorbitant costs of Jersey City, Hoboken, & New York City NYC. My wife & I had the the best years of our lives staying aboard and met some of the greatest people during our time at the marina. The marinas in the area are walking distance to the PATH in addition to the heart of Jersey City. Unfortunately, after the baby came, we managed to last 4 months on the boat before we required child care and forced to purchase a home. After the second baby arrived, we no longer had the free time to enjoy the boat. We would very much like to keep this boat & have it be a part of our life but without the ability to enjoy or store it closer to home we will have to part with her. I am a mechanical engineer and have meticulous records of all the extensive service and maintenance done since purchased. I have the original build spec & maintenance book from Post Marine in addition to all of the documentation on the systems (engines/twin discs/steering/etc).

WE WOULD LIKE TO SELL THE BOAT OR TRADE DOWN TO A 28 BERTRAM OR EQUAL (Must be trailer-able). THE BOAT HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED & REPAIRED WITH THOROUGH RECORDS. I AM A TRAINED DIESEL TECHNICIAN WHO LATER RECEIVED MY MASTERS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. I KNOW THE BOAT INSIDE & OUT. ALL OF THE MECHANICALS & SYSTEMS OPERATE AS INTENDED.
-Twin Detroit Diesels model 6-71N mated to Twin Disc MG-502 in excellent condition.
-Electric head (toilet) & full shower work flawlessly with plenty of hot water.
-Clean cabin with beautiful parquet floors & pull out sofa
-Full size main cabin with twin bunks forward
-Flat screen TV and full sound system
-Clean galley with all conveniences of a kitchen
-AC works with all new hoses & service
-GARMIN 3012 GPS Navigation & fish finder-Tuna tower (controls pulled for sandblast & chrome/needs new cables)
-Full-sized outriggers
-Two newer Standard Horizon radios
-Full in-depth survey from 2013 valuing the boat at $58k-$60k. The survey will be available upon request and at my discretion
-Engine & house 8D Batteries within the past 2 years w/ Genius tender/charger
-Rebuilt Hynautic steering system & ram
-Replaced strut backing plates
-Props serviced & balanced with paperwork
-Spare shaft
-Engine & transmissions have all new hoses & fluids 2016
-DD water pumps rebuilt with OEM parts
-Spare fuel & oil filters
-Detailed service records and massive 3-ring binder with original paperwork
-I painted both engine oil pans & twin disc transmissions with POR15 as a precautionary measure
-Owned/serviced/maintained by trained diesel mechanic (me) with now mechanical engineer degree
-Children/family care forces sale

WORK REQUIRED
-I pulled the front hatch & rebuilt after a child jumped on the lens. I have the hatch and acrylic but have yet to mold the acrylic to shape
-I have attached pictures of what the boat looked like under proper care. The teak will again need a minor DA & coat ( I used oil )
-I began to topcoat the port engine so engine paint will make for a really nice engine bay
-Port cleat needs to be installed
-The notorious flybridge stancions need to be sealed which damaged the aft portside bulkhead. Currently, the damage is superficial and can be repaired by removing the delaminated layer and repairing the one section. The stbd side is sound.
-Bottom needs paint
-We left the canvas up last winter and a lot of the clear vinyl failed. Complete canvas replacement estimated at $2k total

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. PLEASE TEXT OR LEAVE A MESSAGE. IF THE AD IS STILL UP THE BOAT IS STILL FOR SALE. WE WOULD LIKE TO SELL THE BOAT OR TRADE DOWN TO A 28 BERTRAM OR EQUAL. ASKING $34,999 OR BEST OFFER. THE BOAT HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED & REPAIRED WITH THOROUGH RECORDS.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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