Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-08-2017, 02:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Miz Trom's Avatar
 
City: St. Petersburg
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Mariso
Vessel Model: under construction
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 102
Photos: Hurricane Damage to Great Harbour N37

Dan and I visited the Great Harbour manufacturing plant again last week. This poor lady was in the boatyard. I was told that Esmeralda was moored to a concrete floating dock on the east coast of Florida when Hurricane Matthew hit, and the dock became unmoored. She was found in an inland marsh still moored to the concrete floating dock! Fortunately, the owners had insurance. That's all I know.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170103_122514787_HDR.jpg
Views:	473
Size:	152.6 KB
ID:	60251   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170103_122551562_HDR.jpg
Views:	597
Size:	107.2 KB
ID:	60252  
__________________
Advertisement

Miz Trom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2017, 04:05 PM   #2
Guru
 
City: Satsuma FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: No Mo Trawla
Vessel Model: Hurricane SS188
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,729
More info on Esmeralda:

After Hurricane / TS Matthew check in | GHTA Cruising Club
__________________

Donsan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2017, 04:23 PM   #3
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
Talk about a fixer upper
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2017, 12:39 PM   #4
Veteran Member
 
Todd R's Avatar
 
City: Wrightsville Beach
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Searching
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 51
How very sad.

We met the owners on Bald Head Island in 2011.

Here are photos of much better times.

Click image for larger version

Name:	P5270036.jpg
Views:	374
Size:	122.6 KB
ID:	60748 Click image for larger version

Name:	P5270035.jpg
Views:	384
Size:	116.7 KB
ID:	60749
Todd R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2017, 01:09 PM   #5
Guru
 
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
 
City: Saint Augustine, Fl.
Country: Port of St Augustine ,FL
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,027
I think she used to be at the Conch House Marina in St Augustine. I don't know if thats where she was during the storm.
Sailor of Fortune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2017, 11:05 AM   #6
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,912
I likem the nice little whitehall dinghy/rowboat on the cabin top.
And the boom crane.
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2017, 03:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Miz Trom's Avatar
 
City: St. Petersburg
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Mariso
Vessel Model: under construction
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 102
We visited the Great Harbour manufacturing plant again yesterday, and I met the two brothers who purchased Esmeralda from the salvage company. They are working night and day on the restoration, and even let us go up inside to the pilothouse. Great googily moogily, but this boat got TRASHED in the hurricane! The photos above only show the exterior damage.

They had to use lots of bleach in the galley, saying something about a fridge full of rotten meat. Thank goodness, it didn't smell at all now.
Miz Trom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2017, 04:30 PM   #8
Guru
 
healhustler's Avatar
 
City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,192
We also were aboard her in Longboat Key. Nice folks...so sorry for their misfortune.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	231
Size:	125.1 KB
ID:	61064  
__________________
Larry

"I'd rather be happy than dignified".
healhustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2017, 05:06 PM   #9
TF Site Team
 
Larry M's Avatar
 
City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,908
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miz Trom View Post
We visited the Great Harbour manufacturing plant again yesterday, and I met the two brothers who purchased Esmeralda from the salvage company. They are working night and day on the restoration, and even let us go up inside to the pilothouse. Great googily moogily, but this boat got TRASHED in the hurricane! The photos above only show the exterior damage...
It's great to see that she will live on and not end up in a landfill. It would be nice if we could follow the restoration. I can't imagine the magnitude of the project.
Larry M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2017, 01:52 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Fish Catcher Jim's Avatar
 
City: Kalamazoo
Country: USA
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miz Trom View Post
We visited the Great Harbour manufacturing plant again yesterday, and I met the two brothers who purchased Esmeralda from the salvage company. They are working night and day on the restoration, and even let us go up inside to the pilothouse. Great googily moogily, but this boat got TRASHED in the hurricane! The photos above only show the exterior damage.

They had to use lots of bleach in the galley, saying something about a fridge full of rotten meat. Thank goodness, it didn't smell at all now.
If they put it up for sale when done, will the title be a salvage title?
I sure would Not want to purchase a trawler that had that much damage No Matter who restored it !!
Jim
Fish Catcher Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2017, 01:54 PM   #11
Guru
 
Bob Cofer's Avatar
 
City: Bellingham
Country: US
Vessel Name: Ebbtide
Vessel Model: '72 Grand Banks
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,044
Why?
__________________
What kind of boat is that?
Bob Cofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 08:06 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Spottsville's Avatar
 
City: Newburgh, Indiana
Country: US
Vessel Name: Quiet Company
Vessel Model: Great Harbour GH-47
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 238
Also one should note that even with a big hole in the side the boat did not sink! It was swamped with water but it did not sink. Just another plus for buying a Great Harbour!
Spottsville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 09:57 PM   #13
Guru
 
Off Duty's Avatar
 
City: Tampa
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 843
So sorry to see this. I love these boats, from the initial design idea to the finished product. Great boats IMHO.

As for not purchasing a salvaged title GH, well, if the factory did the rehab, based on their reputation and everything else if I had the coin I'd be all over it.
__________________
"I'm the only one who has removed half a brain, but if you went to Washington, you'd think someone beat me to it"...Dr. Ben Carson 08-06-2015
Off Duty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2017, 10:02 AM   #14
Veteran Member
 
Island Bound's Avatar
 
City: Kentucky Lake
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Semper Fi
Vessel Model: 2005 Great Harbour N37
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 33
Esmeralda is for Sale

She has been rechristened Cabana. The description and specifications are jumbled up with Silver Queen, another N37 that is listed with the same broker.

2004 Great Harbour N 37 Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
Island Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2017, 11:36 AM   #15
Guru
 
City: Satsuma FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: No Mo Trawla
Vessel Model: Hurricane SS188
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Island Bound View Post
She has been rechristened Cabana. The description and specifications are jumbled up with Silver Queen, another N37 that is listed with the same broker.

2004 Great Harbour N 37 Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
How lazy can a broker get? Kind of hard to take a flyer on that boat knowing its history but it beats the sample in Hawaii where the broker doesn't even identify the fuel type.
__________________
Buffalo Bluff Light 28
Donsan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2017, 02:50 PM   #16
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 13,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fish Catcher Jim View Post
If they put it up for sale when done, will the title be a salvage title?
I sure would Not want to purchase a trawler that had that much damage No Matter who restored it !!
Jim
It's a salvage boat and requires disclosure regardless. I'm not sure how good Florida is in catching it for titling. However, once an insurer pays in full for a boat as salvage, then it's always part of it's history. Doesn't mean it's not a good buy later depending on the work done.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2017, 05:31 PM   #17
TF Site Team
 
Larry M's Avatar
 
City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,908
When does the seller/broker disclose the boat was a hurricane boat? There’s no clue in the listing but I may have missed it.
Larry M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2017, 06:59 PM   #18
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 13,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry M View Post
When does the seller/broker disclose the boat was a hurricane boat? There’s no clue in the listing but I may have missed it.
When you talk to them, when you ask the history or for the maintenance records. In my opinion, it's better they do so fairly early than delay. When it's done late or caught by the surveyor or by research or by your insurer, then it's like they were hiding it and many people would run at that point.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 12:45 PM   #19
Newbie
 
City: Gainesville
Country: United States
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Off Duty View Post
So sorry to see this. I love these boats, from the initial design idea to the finished product. Great boats IMHO.

As for not purchasing a salvaged title GH, well, if the factory did the rehab, based on their reputation and everything else if I had the coin I'd be all over it.
For the record, the factory did not do the rehab. It was rehabbed by the salvage purchasers.
travm0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 01:41 PM   #20
Guru
 
City: Satsuma FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: No Mo Trawla
Vessel Model: Hurricane SS188
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by travm0n View Post
For the record, the factory did not do the rehab. It was rehabbed by the salvage purchasers.
Did GH repair the fiberglass?
__________________

__________________
Buffalo Bluff Light 28
Donsan is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012