Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-20-2018, 03:05 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
yachtbrokerguy's Avatar


 
City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Model: I have keys to lots of boats...
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 438
I expect this boat to be purchased by an antique boat fan who would keep it under cover and lavish attention on it. Someone who already has antique cars, or antique airplanes, or antique motorcycles. Maybe an antique checkbook that never runs out.
I wrote much of that listing write up and the listing itself has been turned over to a broker intern here at Bradford Marine. I have been told by the former caretaker that the hull is wood, and it was double planked and then glassed over.
The exterior is pristine, when the paint or varnish crews were not busy here at Bradford they would work on this boat. I saw a boat tech remove an air condition raw water hose and replace it with a new one because there was marine growth inside the hose, it was easier to get a new hose from the parts department rather than clean out the old hose.
The boat is a gracious older lady, that led a pampered life with the best of care, but systems are older and will need more care over the years.
Inside storage here in Fort Lauderdale would run from $30,000 per year to $100,000 per year at Lauderdale Marine Center at only $5 per foot per day for undercover. the rest of the country will be less in most places.
Here is a little of the engine compartment.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Helvetia and Deck 037.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	156.0 KB
ID:	73134   Click image for larger version

Name:	Helvetia and Deck 039.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	124.1 KB
ID:	73135   Click image for larger version

Name:	Helvetia and Deck 049.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	140.4 KB
ID:	73136  
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Tucker Fallon CPYB
yachtbrokerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 03:09 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
danderer's Avatar
 
City: Newark, DE
Country: US
Vessel Name: Infinity
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 48
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 486
Quote:
Originally Posted by High Wire View Post
I'm going to take a guess at $100K/yr minimum for operating and maintenance expenses.
Well now that's just silly. Where did you come up with a number like that?

Oh, wait, that's the same number that I guesstimated. Never mind.
__________________

danderer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 03:17 PM   #23
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by RumRunnin View Post
Not knowing much of the costs associated with a vintage ship of this size.
[/url]
That answers your question. No, you should not purchase because you don't have a true understanding of what is required to maintain it-time, effort, or cost. A post on a forum might give you some ideas but not the knowledge you need.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 03:35 PM   #24
Guru
 
Fletcher500's Avatar
 
City: San Diego
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Helmsman 4304
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,374
Quote:
Originally Posted by danderer View Post
Well now that's just silly. Where did you come up with a number like that?

Oh, wait, that's the same number that I guesstimated. Never mind.
Definitely higher than what I had expected, but I have never owned an older, larger boat like this. She sure is a beauty for the right person.
Fletcher500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 03:37 PM   #25
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletcher500 View Post
Definitely higher than what I had expected, but I have never owned an older, larger boat like this. She sure is a beauty for the right person.
Need an unlimited budget and must be willing to exceed it.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 03:51 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
danderer's Avatar
 
City: Newark, DE
Country: US
Vessel Name: Infinity
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 48
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 486
Quote:
This is a very unusual boat as it was maintained for the owner of Bradford Marine in Fort Lauderdale with no regard for cost. Bradford Marine, currently with over 129 employees, has in house diesel mechanics, electricians, painters, plumbers, air conditioning technicians, carpenters, fiberglass workers, and more who took care of this min yacht for the owner of the business.
That is the kind of home she belongs in. I hope the next owner can lavish her with the same kind of care.
danderer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 03:55 PM   #27
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 8,875
I would only buy this boat if I was extremely wealthy and had an unlimited maintenance budget. Beautiful boat, but on my budget it would not stay beautiful very long...
__________________

Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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 02:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×