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Old 10-01-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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City: California Bay Area
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Vessel Name: IMPROV
Vessel Model: PDQ 34 Powercat
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87 Newburyport 37 ***SOLD***

I bought this a year ago Spring with plans for full-time cruising starting this Summer. Spent all winter re-doing just about all the systems on board. Unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way of boating and it is now for sale -- asking $85K/BO. This is a limited "Preview" offer, as I have talked with a broker and will likely move the boat to Annapolis and list it with him before the Power Boat Show in a couple of weeks. His price (surprise, surprise) is higher.

LOA • 37’ 0”
BEAM • 13’ 3”
DRAFT • 3’ 6”
WEIGHT • 19,800 lbs.
FUEL • 240 gal.
WATER • 180 gal.
HOLDING TANK • 40 gal.
VESSEL TYPE Single Engine Power Vessel – Semi-Displacement Design
BUILDER Her Shine Marine Co. Ltd., Kaohsiung - Taiwan, Designer: Ed Monk
H.I.N. MQN37803F687
Single skinned FRP construction (hand-laid) with simulated/molded planking. Stringers and bulkheads FRP tabbed to hull for increased rigidity.
Hullsides and quarters fitted with teak rub rails.
Hullside rub rails fitted with S/S guard.
Swim step of teak construction fastened to transom via S/S brackets.
Fitted with retractable S/Sboarding ladder.
Full skeg fitted with bronze lower heel bearing and S/S rudder.
Main Decks: Teak planking over FRP with plywood core. Planking secured via S/S fasteners.
10” bulwarks fitted with varnished teak toe rail.
Helm Deck/Aft Bridge Deck/Forward Cabin Top: White gelcoat with patterned non-skid over FRP with plywood core.
Main deck fitted with S/S stanchions/varnished teak cap rail fastened to toe rail.
Boarding gates port/starboard and aft.
(2) S/S hawse cleats forward, (2) S/S open-bodied midship cleats, and (2) open-bodied stern cleats.
Bulwarks fitted with S/S hawse feeds.
45 lb. Stainless Steel CQR design on stainless steel anchor roller
Lewmar Stainless Steel windlass with up/down pressure pad operation on foredeck and toggle operation at both helm stations.
Main engine shaft 2” S/S construction. Through-bolted flange design fitted with drive saver.
Sidepower SP75 bowthruster with dual (4) blade operation and joystick controls at both helm stations. Installed 12/ 2007.
(4) Aluminum saddle fuel tanks installed 2004 (60 gal each) - fitted with (2) external sight tubes (sight tubes fitted with valves).
Freshwater tanks stainless steel, 2 X 90 gal. with sight tube.
Holding tank, FRP 40 gal.
New “Smart” deck power fitting X 2.
Newmar 50-amp/three-stage/multi-bank battery charger.
Westerbeke 4.4 KW generator (Model W10B-2) about 900 hrs.
Balmar 100 Amp alternator on engine with remote three stage regulator.
Separate start batteries for both main engine and generator engine.
4 Group 27 105 Amp house batteries.
Engine - Perkins T6.544M 200 HP @ 2600 RPM with under 1000 hrs.
Borg-Warner velvet drive transmission model 10-14-000-005.
Racor 500 fuel filter for both main engine and generator engine fuel feeds.
Morse separate throttle/transmission levers at each station.
St. Croix S/S swivel/transom mount dinghy davits with 8:1 purchase block and tackle and S/S winches.
2 Sealand Vacuflush fresh water heads.
Zodiac Dinghy new 2007 (new valve stems 2011), 8 HP 2-cycle Evinrude outboard.
Maintenance/upgrades since 9/2011:
Mast and boom removed, stripped and painted, rewired, LED Anchor light and Running light installed.
Water heater element replaced.
Bottom sanded, repainted with ablative paint.
Underwater metal cleaned to bare, primed with 2-part primer, painted
Replaced 120V outlets with GFCIs.
Replaced main engine water pump impeller.
Repaired float switch for bilge pump, replaced wiring and hose clamps.
Installed access panel through forward head to service generator engine.
Replaced main engine shaft packing and hose clamps on stuffing box/shaft tunnel hose.
Replaced Racor fuel filters, disassembled and cleaned filter assemblies.
Moved generator control panel to overhead location.
Installed new AM/FM/CD radio and power amplified antenna.
Disassembled, cleaned and painted stereo speakers, reinstalled.
Replaced running light bulbs with LEDs.
Replaced grounding brush on main engine shaft
Disassembled, cleaned and repainted generator sound shield. Replaced soundproofing foam.
Replaced water pump impeller in generator engine.
Disassembled and cleaned generator heat exchanger, replaced zincs.
Removed lower helm controls, had them re-chromed, reinstalled.
New galley cabinetry installed with new 120V wiring and switch for new induction cooktop and new microwave/conduction oven.
All existing polybutylene plumbing was removed, all old plumbing fixtures removed.
Hot water heater and pressure pump moved to aft port position in engine room, rewired.
Added check valve, temperature compensating valve and pressure compensation tank to water system.
Replumbed all fixtures with PEX tubing (hot=red, cold=blue)
Replaced all plumbing fixtures in sinks, shower.
Sliding doors removed; exterior painted, interior varnished, reinstalled with HDPE runners.
Front opening window removed, stripped and disassembled, replaced cracked glass, exterior painted, interior varnished.
Teak trim strips fabricated for forward windows to allow runoff, windows caulked, painted.
Fore & aft Bowmar hatches removed, refurbished, reinstalled with butyl bedding tape.
New screens made for overhead hatches.
Flybridge “eyebrow” teak trim removed, bridge base filled and fiberglassed to cabin top, painted.
Flybridge instrument panel and frame removed, rebuilt, repainted and revarnished.
Electrical panels upgraded, separate 120V panel moved to forward passageway, added 2nd 30A service and 2nd “Smart” power fitting for future HVAC.
12V monitoring system installed.
All window screen frames removed, stripped, painted and new screen fabric installed.
Pull-out shelf installed under galley sink.
Refrigerator/freezer removed, new platform fabricated, replaced wiring to outlets, reinstalled refrigerator securely and added lower vent.
Replaced trim rings around 4 portlights with CNC-machined 1/4” Starboard, bedded in butyl tape.
Replaced old engine room floorboards with TREX lumber.
Fabricated and installed canvas tool holders in Engine Room
All interior cabin lighting updated with internal LED fixtures.
Teak decks refurbished with old caulking removed, joints cleaned, re-screwed boards as needed, caulked with TDS.
Swimstep delamination repaired, swimstep sanded and treated.
Installed new Standard Horizon VHF radio (with DSC) on bridge with remote at lower helm.
Bridge dashboard covering removed, holes filled/sanded, refinished with hammertone paint.
Naugahyde cover fabricated/installed for lower dashboard.
All interior cushions reupholstered.
New interior curtains fabricated/installed.
New Phifertex exterior window coverings for main cabin fabricated and installed.
All new electronics installed and networked:
SimRad - NSS8 (lower helm)
NSS7 (upper helm)
3G Broadband radar
AP24 autopilot with rudder feedback and hydraulic motor
AIS transceiver
Fluxgate compass
Depth finder
New VHF antenna
2 New GPS antennas
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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DVD, She looks great. Sorry you have to sell her, I've been reading your posts along the last year with great interest. Is Ad-Lib too big a boat for a first timer?

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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That is a sweet looking boat. Love the tool pouches in the engine room. A lot of work......sure hope you get your $$ out of it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by scarletbison View Post
Is Ad-Lib too big a boat for a first timer?
No, just so long as you take your time, have a captain on board to teach you how to pilot, and learn your systems. Our first boat is 35' and it might have taken 6 months for us to be truly confident with our boat.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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SB -

Size is relative. We met a couple last week who were on their first boat - a brand new Kady Krogen 48! If approached in a sensible manner with appropriate instruction and some patience, most any boat can be handled well. My wife and I cruise this one with no problems. She does not have a lot of experience, but took a trawler-handling course last year and now has the wheel in and out of the slip, anchoring, getting fuel, etc. while I handle the lines.

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Healhustler -

Thanks for the sentiment, but I would never expect to get a neutral cash-out on a boat. I look at boats like other vehicles that depreciate over time and use, even with some fixin' up and appropriate maintenance, I expect a loss. Not whining, just that's the way it is.

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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DVD, Would you post more exterior pictures? Or send a link of similar models.
Thanks, Helmling
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
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Here are some more pics -- some are from when I first got her (don't seem to have many exterior pics). There aren't many others like her around. These were semi-custom boats ordered by the importer and built individually to specs by the Hershine yard.

I'm delivering it to the broker (Annapolis Sail Yard) on Monday (Oct. 8) where it will be hauled and listed for a quick sale at $82.5K. In the broker's contract I included a discount (reduced commission) if a buyer saw it here first.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #9
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Vessel Model: 37' 1987 Newburyport
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Trying to get a perspective on the salon....is there more seating across from the settee (I can see a little yellow in one photo)? Is the fridge an under the counter type? How far is the head of the bed set in to the built in cabinetry? Any photos of the teak deck? Photos of the bridge? Seating on the bridge and upper helm? Thanks!
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:32 AM   #10
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The only seating on the starboard side in the salon is at the lower helm (it has a yellow cushion). The 120/12V Norcold fridge/freezer is undercounter. The aft bunk is recessed more on the starboard side because of the "dressing cabinet" on that side. In real-world use, we found it more comfortable with the head of the bunk forward and feet in the recess. There is back-to-back seating P & S on the bridge with a considerable amount of storage under the seats. Newly-upholstered blue Sunbrella cushions are on the bridge. The teak deck were totally re-caulked and lightly sanded this past winter. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures that you requested. The boat is at the broker's yard in Annapolis and I'll probably be stopping by there this weekend, so will try to get more pics.

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:37 AM   #11
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If the boat is 1987 , most of the deprecation is gone , condition , condition ,condition (paint) sell the boat.

The loss will be in "upgrades" your labor mostly , tho if it helps condition there will be a return in shorter sales time.

The biggest loss will be electronics, almost valueless as your version is not the "newest " version with even more toys included.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:16 AM   #12
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is the boat still available?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #13
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Nope, we are the new owners!

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