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Old 12-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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1998 Bounty 257 Offshore Pilot



New Moon is a one-owner 1998 Bounty Motor Yachts 257 Offshore Pilot, 25'7" hull length, 8’6” beam, 29 ft overall, including bow pulpit and swim step. USCG documented vessel # 1061651. Green hull, white topsides with green trim, red Pettit Hydrocoat bottom paint. Garage kept in dry-air Utah (when not out cruising) typically from September to May. Buffed annually with 3M Finesse-It, and waxed to a good shine. Carefully maintained, always kept in excellent condition.

Veteran of many Inside Passage trips through BC and SE Alaska. A fine cruising and fishing boat, particularly well designed and equipped for a 26-footer. Especially nice interior. Compares very favorably to Sea Sport or Skagit-Orca.

Very strongly built, all hand-laid top-quality solid fiberglass. 11,000 lbs on the water, fully loaded for a long cruise. Stainless hardware includes large solid cleats, one-piece welded large diameter bow rail, side rails on the cabin roof, grab handles at rear of cabin, and ladder to the upper helm. There’s a very sturdy swim step (¾ length to leave room for the kicker), nice transom door, and telescoping boarding ladder. Diamond non-skid surface in cockpit, on swim step and cabin roof. Aggressive non-skid on gunwales and foredeck and good hand-holds provide secure walking forward.

Main engine is a 260hp Volvo Penta KAD44P diesel, with 290 duo-prop sterndrive. Electronically controlled, 24-valve, turbocharged and supercharged. 6,502 engine hours, and still runs as well as when it was first broken in. Dual switchable Racor fuel filters. Reverso gear pump for oil changing. Maintenance records are complete and detailed.

New Moon can cruise slow at 6 knots, getting 4.5 nmpg. Or, fully loaded, she cruises at 16-18 knots, getting 1.8 nmpg. Max speed fully loaded is 25-26 knots. Draft (drive down) is 3.5 feet. Transom deadrise is 19 degrees - she crushes through the chop.

Diesel tanks are 60 gal on the starboard side, 50 gal on port. Fuel range at slow cruise is well upwards of 300 nm, with a substantial reserve. Kicker gas tank, a partition of the port-side tank, is an additional 10 gallons, with its own fuel gauge and Racor filter. Kicker is a high-thrust electric start Yamaha 9.9, on a robust motor bracket that is easily raised or lowered. An EZ-steer connects it to the stern drive, so it can be steered from any helm.

There are three helms, including one in the cockpit, and a small upper helm. Rather than a heavy full flybridge, Bounty designed a sturdy but light weight aluminum upper helm which seats two or three. Hydraulic steering is Teleflex SeaStar (cylinder rebuilt in spring 2015). Helms have Volvo’s electronic throttle and shifting – no cables to lube or maintain. Main and upper helms have engine gauges and trim tab controls.


Main helm electronics include a 24-inch Furuno 1732 4KW radar, Simrad EQ32 fishfinder, and Garmin 2006C GPS/chartplotter with detail chips covering the Inside Passage. Top quality Icom M127 VHF radio with hailer and fog signals, and Cel-Wave 9’ antenna. There’s also a Kenwood AM/FM/CD with Bose speakers, and a powerful two-bulb searchlight, steerable from the inside helm. Upper helm has a Lowrance 28XC-HD fishfinder/chartplotter, which covers coastal US and BC, as well as interior lakes, and topo and road mapping.

House battery bank is two 12v group 31 Sears Platinum AGM’s (same as Odyssey), new in 2014. Starter bank is two 12v g34 Sears Platinum AGM’s, new in 2014. Stock alternator is upgraded to a Balmar 75-amp, with MC-614 multi-stage external regulator, set to AGM charging voltages. Fully recharging depleted house batteries after a day or two at anchor takes only 1-2 hours underway.

Heart Freedom 10 inverter/charger charges batteries at 50A, using shore power. Inverter provides 110V AC (1000W) from the batteries when not plugged in to shore power. Link 2000 battery amp-hour monitor also controls the inverter/charger. Shore power (30A) can run charger, water heater, refrigerator, and other 110V devices, such as a small electric cabin heater, and phone and computer chargers. Two double 110V GFCI outlets, at front and rear of cabin.

There’s a Norcold DE541 (3.1 cu. ft) fridge with freezer, two burner Princess propane stove, deep sink, 6-gallon water heater using either engine heat or shore power, and a cockpit shower with hot and cold. Sealand Traveler head (freshwater flush) has both pumpout and underwater discharge via macerator pump. Fresh water tank is 36 gallons. Pur/Katadyn Powersurvivor 40e watermaker (new membrane and seals 2015) extends cruising range between stops for replenishing fresh water.

Cabin heat (from engine coolant, like a car) is Heatercraft - quiet and effective. Built-in windshield defogger takes air heated by engine coolant and pumps it through a plenum under the dash to three outlets, one for each windshield – also quiet and effective. Three pantographic windshield wipers.

Forward dinette seat back is switchable, so that it can become a forward-facing co-pilot seat for two. New Moon sleeps three adults – the dinette converts into a comfortable 6’4” bed.

Many high-quality drawers and cabinets - lots of storage for a 26-footer. Also lots of storage under the cabin sole. Interior is white formica and teak, with fabric insulating the interior hull surfaces. She retains heat very well, without condensation. Ceiling is beige with teak battens, and hangers for five fishing rods. Seat and berth cushions are tan sunbrella. Interior is very functional, and very nice looking. Large sliding windows with screens. Great visibility in every direction.

Ground tackle is 300’ of ½” three-strand nylon spliced to 42’ of ¼” HT chain, and Rocna 10kg (22lb) anchor. Lewmar (originally Simpson Lawrence) 600GD horizontal-axis windlass, with rope/chain gypsy and rope drum as well. Controls at main helm, with foot switches at the bow. Windline BRM2 anchor roller, with bail added. Spare anchor is a 7.5kg genuine Bruce, with 260’ of ½” three-strand.

Fishing gear includes four rod holders built into the gunwales, two gunwale-mounted Scotty rod holders, “rocket launchers” for two rigged rods, and two Scotty Strongarm downriggers. There’s a raw water washdown hose in the cockpit, and a live bait bag which attaches to the back of the transom, each with its own pump. There’s a fish-cleaning slot with drain built into the top of the transom, and a 30 inch cleaning table with a mount that fits into the built-in rod holders. Forward of the engine in the cockpit, there’s a large fish well with drain and macerator pump, which can also serve as a storage compartment.

Nearly 12,000 lb on a triple-axle Pacific Trailer. 33’ feet long, and nearly 13' high. About 78K miles on the trailer by now – scrupulously maintained, with new disc brakes and actuator in 2014. Our tow vehicle (not included), a 1998 Cummins diesel Ram 2500 pickup with “camper” rear springs, works really well – dually not required.

Extensive spares, including a Balmar alternator, starter, windlass, props, belts, impellers, filters, and many smaller parts. Manuals and maintenance records for all equipment. Travel log is available for inspection.

Asking $69,500. Here's a link to more photos:

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Old 01-08-2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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Questions re sale

Hello Mr. Cook,
I emailed earlier to your Craigslist ad, then saw this forum. Does New Moon not have a furnace, autopilot, or oven? I would be using it in SE Alaska.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:33 PM   #3
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Hi Ralph,

I replied ~noon to your email routed through craigslist, as follows below. Not sure how long craigslist email relay takes for a reply to get through. My direct email at gmail.com is richardcook257.


Sorry to miss you here in Utah. Where in Alaska do you use your CD22? Our first power boat was a C-Dory 22 Cruiser. Took us all over SE Alaska for 2 months in 1996. Loved that little boat!

New Moon has no diesel furnace. Many summers in SE AK, and I still cannot convince myself we would use it enough to be worth the trouble to install it. She stays warm pretty well without it, but there are occasional evenings or mornings at anchor when it would be nice to have - mostly when it is extra cold, rainy, and windy all at the same time. When tied up in a marina, we use an electric space heater if we want some extra warmth. The Heatercraft heater when underway is excellent.

Sorry, no autopilot, no oven. We decided we would rather have more drawers and storage space than an oven. The 1000W inverter could support a smallish microwave.

The watermaker is 12V, and produces about 1.5 gal/hr. It can run off the batteries at anchor, but we usually run it underway. We are generally underway 6-8 hours a day or more, and that's enough to keep us supplied with water if we're careful not to waste it.

We carry a 9.5 foot hypalon Avon Redcrest inflatable (the newer model with larger tubes) which weighs only 40lb, and 6.5 foot Sawyer oars that row far better than the small take-down ones. Foot pump has it ready to go in 10 minutes. Also have a fiberglass motor mount, and a 2hp outboard which mounts between the ladder and the sliding cabin door when not in use.

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