1968 Boston Whaler

  • 17 ft
  • Center Console
  • Rockport, Me, ME, US

Yacht price :

$16,499

Overview

OWNER'S COMMENTS:

Huge Price Reduction!!!!!

The boat was built in 1968 by Boston Whaler when located in Massachusetts and the company was owned and operated by Richard Fisher who designed the hull. His innovation was in the design of the hull with essentially three keels, and to make a double hull with the gap filled with styrofoam, making the boat, even when cut in two, unsinkable. It is extraordinarily fast. Using a GPS I've measured speeds of  32 Knots. A problem with old whalers is the inner hull becomes wet. Orca is dry.    I purchased the boat June, 2013, having spotted it on the lot of Penobscot Bay Marine Services in Orland, ME. I stripped out the wood furniture. Seal Cove Boatyard in Harborside, ME did an exceptional job in awl gripping the interior and topsides.    Using the original wood work as a pattern, I rebuilt the center console and benches by stripping and reusing the hardwood. All plywood is new, with the exception of the anchor hatch cover. All wood and hardware if set using bedding compound.    In July, 2015, Gemini Marine Canvas made a full boat cover.   In May, 2016, New Load Rite Trailer with bunks as specified for Boston Whalers.    In August, 2016, Coastal Boatworks in Newcastle, ME, stripped and painted the bottom with Micron CSC Red Paint.   The engine is a 1998 Yamaha two cycle. It has been inspected and serviced by J & H marine in Spruce head. Services included checking compression, vacuum, and lower unit. Engine was fully serviced and prepared for storage in October, 2016. Steering and wiring, including battery cables have been replaced.    The boat has an original compass, a feature among Boston Whaler fans. 

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Boston Whaler
Model:
Year:
1968
Category:
Power
Condition:
Used
Location:
Rockport, Me, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
ORCA
Boat Type:
Center Console
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
HIN:
Designer:
Flag of Registry:
US

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
17 ft - 5.18 meter
LOA:
-
Beam:
-
Draft - max:
-
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
-

Engine

Make:
Yamaha
Model:
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
-
Cruise Speed:
-
Range:
-
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Outboard
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
Gas/Petrol
Horsepower:
60 (Individual), 60 (combined)
Max Speed:
-

Gallery

Descriptions

Tankage

12 gallons fuel in poly tank

Additional Information

Automatic bilge pump

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.

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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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6246634)
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