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Old 05-01-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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Teddibear?

Here's an interesting one. It's got a helicopter landing pad. I wonder about how seaworthy she it.

Teddi Bear | A Jay Benford Small Ship

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Old 05-01-2017, 08:49 PM   #2
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This boat was at the Trawler Fest in Anacortes several years ago and was open to the public. What a fantastic ship this is. The nicest I have ever seen in over 60 years of boating.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:53 PM   #3
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Egad. That's a lot of ship (condo) squeezed into one pudgy package!
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:06 PM   #4
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Looks like a sound vessel.

However I personally don't find it good looking in any way - in fact it is not pleasing to my eyes.

Wonder why that is? Too square, squat?

Not sure.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:09 PM   #5
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I had no idea Red Head was once owned by Billy Joel...and here I sit about 200' down the dock from her. Thanks for posting this link Jim.

And, I cannot figure out who Mr. Teddi Bear is.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:12 PM   #6
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I had no idea Red Head was once owned by Billy Joel...and here I sit about 200' down the dock from her. Thanks for posting this link Jim.

And, I cannot figure out who Mr. Teddi Bear is.
I may be wrong but I thought that Red Head had some pretty serious modifications made to her under Billy Joel's ownership. Wasn't she stretched???
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:19 PM   #7
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To own a boat like that you'd have to have a mind-set where being a good little herd follower just isn't part of your makeup. Then, as the temperature hovers just above freezing and it rains for weeks on end, you could cuddle up in condo worthy comfort and enjoy the view after explorations ashore or fishing by dinghy.
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I had no idea Red Head was once owned by Billy Joel...and here I sit about 200' down the dock from her. Thanks for posting this link Jim.

And, I cannot figure out who Mr. Teddi Bear is.
Red Head is Active Captain's boat now.

http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/red-head

http://floridabaycoasters.com/65-florida-bay-coaster/

There's a video online that's impressive. I'll try to look for it.
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Not nearly tall enough - needs more weight up top too.
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Red Head is Active Captain's boat now.

Red Head: Florida Bay Coaster 65 Photo Gallery | Yachting Magazine

65′ Red Head

There's a video online that's impressive. I'll try to look for it.
I should have said that I wonder who the Mr. Teddi was that named the boat after his wife?

If you have the Active Captain Locations app you can see where Red Head is right now and where I am right now.
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:14 AM   #11
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On a somewhat related note, am I the only one one who has gotten sick of Billy Joel's music? I liked him years ago but now it's just been played too much. The band in the marina next door played an entire BJ set the other night, I had to leave and go get dinner somewhere else.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:32 PM   #12
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Teddi Bear

Ahoy,

We had occasion to go aboard this immaculate vessel today in Bremerton. She looks as good as her website portrays her. You could have thrown a baloney sandwich under any of the engines, then picked it up and ate it. The paint is 10 years old and beautiful. The owners were aboard and they welcomed everyone (TrawlerFest) like old friends...classy people.

I have not been a fan of these boats in the past, but Teddi Bear is a special boat. If we had the extra cash sitting around, we would have had some serious conversations this afternoon. Someone will get a real gem.

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Old 10-08-2020, 02:14 PM   #13
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Here's an interesting one. It's got a helicopter landing pad. I wonder about how seaworthy she it.

Teddi Bear | A Jay Benford Small Ship

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Old 10-08-2020, 03:26 PM   #14
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If anyone questions the stability of Benford's designs......they might read up on it before making any embarrassing remarks.
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It is beautiful inside, but truly a specialty boat for that rare person who wants to carry a helicopter and a car. Maybe that’s why it has been on the market for so long. Benford has many good designs but this one was implemented with excellent materials and skill.

“Grivit”, Benford’s 14’ tugboat design, was my father-in-laws hobby for many years but now sits dry waiting for someone interested in a restoration project.
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It’s a very specialized boat. You will be hard pressed to find another boat with a helicopter pad and a fishing skiff that can fit in a 60’ slip.
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It’s a very specialized boat. You will be hard pressed to find another boat with a helicopter pad and a fishing skiff that can fit in a 60’ slip.
Yes, and you can put your car on it too.
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It may be very seaworthy...
Love the living space...
Not so keen on the look...
I guess the helicopter is the ultimate "life raft"...

But it's difficult for me to look at all this without thinking "pimp my trawler"
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Everyone has their likes....to me it looks exactly as its nickname group " little ships" suggests.

Too me, most boats looks are mediocre at best ( mine included if you are worried).....this suggests real design talent to cram all that into 55'.

Add another 50 feet to the work deck and it would look a lot like a converted USCG buoy tender.
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