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Old 11-14-2019, 06:51 PM   #1
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Anyone on here purchase this cool trawler?

I looked at it last October on the hard in Anacortes. Custom built 60í. Original owner passed away before it was finished. He had owned a boat manufacturer in California then a fire truck manufacturing company. What I understand he had it built at his facility and used quality equipment and tradesmen. The last owner passed away and the boat was sized in the estate the best I could understand. It had a US Marshal seizure tag on the dash when I looked at it.

Being I still have three years until retirement and living in Austin Tx I just couldnít throw in an offer on the boat. I think Iíve found every picture on the web of the boat and studied each detail.

The boat is no longer listed for sale. Iím hoping it went to a good home and would enjoy to hear more about it.

Who knows it may come back on the market in three years.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:39 PM   #2
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:30 PM   #3
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I believe a "marine seizure tag" is similar to the results of filing a lien on your house due to non payment of contractor but since boats can move they are seized or I think the marine term is arrested.

It could be due to a number of reasons: the buyer not paying the final payments or the builder not finishing it (or so the buyer says) so the buyer wouldn't pay any more.

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Old 11-14-2019, 08:57 PM   #4
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If I remember correctly a bank was currently the owner. They had it seized and had a broker listing it and taking care of storage. This boat was made reaonice and some one hit one heck of a deal.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:34 PM   #5
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Looks like a Cape Horn
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:56 AM   #6
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That boat was in our marina for a time about five years ago. Never knew what happened to it, until now. In fact, your photo of her in the water was captured at the South end of Mare Island Strait in a Vallejo, California. The old flour mill (soon to be a cement mill) is in the background.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:41 AM   #7
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After California it moved up to Seattle and renamed Rock A Bye. I believe it was in Union Lake for most of its time until moved to Anacortes
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:48 AM   #8
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I looked at it last October on the hard in Anacortes. Custom built 60í. Original owner passed away before it was finished.
Some of those electronics are pretty old for a boat not yet finished. How long was the build project? Or, how long did the boat sit? That display looks like it's seen 20 winters.
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I think I remember it as a steel hull. Correct? If so, is the house aluminum?
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:12 PM   #10
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Very nice trawler. Let us know if anyone finds out if it is still for sale. However I never liked bridges where the instrument console obstructs with windows. I realize that they are positioned so you can still see the water, but if your little 12 year old girl is at the helm then sheíll need a step stool to see. Or what if someone falls or has an incident on the deck or bow? Youíll never see it happen. Plus it just plain doesnít look cool.

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Old 11-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #11
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If it was truly a US Marshall tag on it, I am good friends with the guy that has the (auction)contract with the US Gov't for siezed assets. I'll send it to him and see if it has come across his desk.
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:53 PM   #12
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I think I remember it as a steel hull. Correct? If so, is the house aluminum?
Yes steel hull and aluminum house. The amount of custom CNC metal cutting was impressive. The mast actually has a big hydraulic ram to raise and lower it too.
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Some of those electronics are pretty old for a boat not yet finished. How long was the build project? Or, how long did the boat sit? That display looks like it's seen 20 winters.
Would need some updating as for electronics. But interior and systems appeared to be new. Lots of Cherry and granite professionally done. Big John Deere with 40k John Deere Generator. In the paperwork survey from the build the original owner had plans to have an hydraulic driven ďget homeĒ prop that could be lowered and mounted to the stern. Also has a 50 gallon gas tank with pump and nozzle for the tender.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:36 PM   #14
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I believe the boat in question was a Precision.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:48 PM   #15
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Donít know anything about the boat other than itís good looking. But Dripping Springs is a cool place. Not very close to the water, though.
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Old 11-16-2019, 04:02 PM   #16
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Donít know anything about the boat other than itís good looking. But Dripping Springs is a cool place. Not very close to the water, though.
We lived in League City before moving up here 11 years ago after retiring from the Coast Guard flying helicopters. Been flying medical and rescue here in Austin. We are looking to have a trawler soon and keep it in Clearlake. Iíve been looking online at the Defever 49í. Really like the layout and cockpit option. Always thought I wanted a pilothouse but seeing the sundeck and cockpit on the 49í has.
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:54 PM   #17
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Why a trawler in a lake? A houseboat is better suited.
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Why a trawler in a lake? A houseboat is better suited.
Weíve been cruising the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers for three years on a trawler. Most of it is lake cruising. We would far prefer to be on a trawler than a houseboat.

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Why a trawler in a lake? A houseboat is better suited.
Clear Lake is a inland body of water connected to Galveston Bay which dumps into the Gulf of Mexico. Itís a pretty safe place for boats for hurricanes about 20 miles inshore.
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Exterior of the boat was well maintained while in Vallejo.

As I recall, the propulsion was diesel-electric (diesel engine making electricity, powering electric motors turning propeller shaft.)
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