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Old 04-14-2023, 08:58 AM   #1
City: Virginia Beach
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 50
Join Date: Nov 2021
Posts: 7
2000 Cherubini Independence 50, Virginia Beach/Norfolk, $500k

Well-maintained trawler with all records available. Owner contact: Parke Brinkley, (757) 642-4372. Would like to sell this and move to a smaller vessel.

Overview and Design: The Cherubini Independence 50 was designed by Gary Grant and James Backus and built by skilled craftsmen at the Cherubini yard in Delran, New Jersey. The Independence 50 was built with a long keel, molded in stringers, and a hard chine aft to create a form-stable hull that does not require stabilizers to achieve stability. With a single Cummins diamond 450, the range is approximately 1,500 miles at 8 knots (9 mph). Full speed on the semi-displacement, New England lobster boat-style hull is 11.5 knots (13 mph).

Top-Quality Construction: The hull, house, and deck are hand-laid fiberglass, and the windows, doors, and hatches are top-quality aluminum models from Diamond Sea Glaze. To increase strength and reduce weight, the hull is balteck-cored down to 6” above the waterline. Solid fiberglass is used below the waterline, with the higher quality vinylester resin and ISO NPG gelcoat used to prevent osmotic blistering (unlike polyester resin and lesser gelcoat used in most boats). Double overlaps are used on the chines and keel for additional strength. Running gear is protected by a bronze shoe, and a silicon bronze tiller arm is in place for added security.

Efficiency and Maneuverability: The ever-reliable Cummins 450 Diamond 6CTA 8.3 Liter diesel engine, along with the keel and bow thruster, gives excellent accessibility, reliability, maneuverability, and efficiency with a 4.5 – 6.5 gph fuel burn at cruise.

Creature Comforts: The full-width salon boasts nicely refinished teak & holly soles, refreshed upholstery, teak cabinetry, and all the comforts of home. This includes separate washer and dryer from Bosch, all-new stainless appliances, heat and air conditioning, teak screened doors and hatches, quartzite countertops, a 28-bottle wine fridge, icemaker, satellite television, sound system, and more. Below are two staterooms, two heads with freshwater VacuFlush toilets, and a separate stand-up shower.

Key Facts:
- Long-range trawler with a foldable radar arch & mast for approx. 15’ vertical clearance
- Built in New Jersey to American Bureau of Shipping standards for ships to 200’
- Length overall 54’, length on deck 50’, beam 14.5’, draft 4.5’, empty weight 40,000#, gross tonnage 34
- Skeg keel with bronze shoe to protect the 30” bronze 4-blade propeller
- Single Cummins 8.3 Liter 6CTA 450 Diamond with approx. 1,900 hours
- Onan 8kw diesel generator with 2,340 hours
- Sound-insulated engine room with ample access
- Dedicated 24v system for stainless Nick Johnson deck crane, 10hp bow thruster, dual anchor windlass
- North Sea-style pilothouse with ¾ pilot berth convertible to a settee, table, and two screened hatches above
- Master stateroom with queen berth and its own head
- Guest stateroom with single and double bunk, convertible to a settee
- (2) separate heads with toilets and Corian countertops, recessed sinks
- Separate stand-up shower
- Galley with quartzite countertops, filtered drinking water, gas range, new stainless appliances (2022)
- Covered cockpit area with curtain enclosures and a protected teak deck
- Interior features teak and holly flooring and extensive cabinetry
- Insulated cabin area with reverse cycle heat/AC
- Separate Bosch high efficiency washer and dryer units
- Sump system for head sinks and shower with tank and diaphragm pump
- 1060 gals of fuel, 288 gals water, 1,500 mile range
- 600 gpd water maker (flushed monthly, but not recently used)
- (3) external Racor fuel filter/water separators
- Dual anchors with chain rode, dual heavy-duty windlass
- Auto oil change pump for main engine, transmission, and generator
- Electronics include Raymarine Axiom Pro chart plotter, new SIMRAD auto pilot, 48nm radar, dual VHF radios, redundant depth finders, wind station, new NMEA 2000 network backbone
- Located in Virginia where we have a maximum $2,000 sales tax on watercraft

Upgrades and preventative maintenance performed (maintenance log available):
- 2023, bottom sanded, 2 coats Micron paint
- 2023, underwater metals got 2 coats of epoxy primer and 3 coats of paint, zincs replaced
- 2023, swim platform sanded & repainted
- 2023, main engine, generator, and transmission serviced
- 2022, new stainless appliances- propane range, microwave, refrigerator, faucet
- 2022, new Simrad autopilot system (computer, 2-station controllers, compass)
- 2022, new NMEA 2000 network backbone
- 2022, new operating system and Navionics software for Raymarine 12” Axiom Pro
- 2022, updated steering system with new hydraulic pump, Hynautic steering ram
- 2022, new 24v charging system for windlass, deck crane, bow thruster battery bank
- 2022, oil & filter changes, fuel filters serviced: main engine and generator
- 2022, replaced all zincs and shaft lip seal
- 2022, new raw water intakes for both main engine and generator; freshwater flush-enabled
- 2022, energy efficient LED light upgrades- inside and out
- 2022, refinished teak cockpit
- 2021, refurbed the AB inflatable aluminum RIB 11.5’ tender with new 20hp 4-stroke outboard
- 2021, 12 new batteries 08/21, including (7) AGM 8D house batteries, (2) 8D AGM batteries for crane, thruster, windlass, (2) 4D AGM starting batteries, (1) generator starting battery.
- 2021, new heat exchangers for main engine and generator
- 2021, aftercoolers serviced
- 2021, new Sunbrella premium hatch covers
- 2021, new upholstered headboard in master stateroom
- 2021, new galley disposal
- 2019, new Vacuflush head pumps; serviced 2022
- 2018, new wet bar, freezer, grilling area, sun cover on coach roof
- 2018, new ice maker
- 2018, new 28-bottle wine cellar/refrigerator
- 2018, new ICOM VHF
- 2018, new Kenwood sound system with speakers, DVD, receiver
- 2018, new Intellian satellite antenna
- 2017, new 2500 series Magnum sine wave inverter
- 2016, new reverse cycle heat/cool AC for staterooms
- 2016, privacy sun/wind screens on windows and upper deck
- 2016, new ultrasuede cushion covers, new Sunbrella curtains, blinds
- 2015, new canvas and isinglass
- 2015, new Quartz countertop and recessed sink
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Old 04-20-2023, 01:50 PM   #2
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Beautiful boat!
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Old 04-30-2023, 08:17 AM   #3
City: Virginia Beach
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Thank you Tim.
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Old 04-30-2023, 08:59 AM   #4
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Was this boat at Harbor Town HHI recently?
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Old 04-30-2023, 09:13 AM   #5
City: Virginia Beach
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We came through there last August- that was the last time.
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Old 04-30-2023, 09:16 AM   #6
City: Virginia Beach
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Originally Posted by parke.brinkley View Post
We came through there last August- that was the last time.
Actually- there is a navy blue sister ship that is in Hilton Head. I’ve seen it listed by a broker on YachtWorld for $599k.
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Old 04-30-2023, 10:20 AM   #7
City: Galveston, Texas
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Very nice boat....I made an offer on a green one in Canada a few years ago and I was a little too slow pulling the trigger, due to distance from the boat.
Ken Diestler
Galveston, Tx
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Old 05-27-2023, 06:13 PM   #8
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City: Palo Alto
Vessel Name: Ann-Elyse II
Vessel Model: North Pacific 45
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There's one at my marina. I walk by it every time I'm there. It's a beautiful boat and looks like it is a seriously purpose built cruiser. The owner has taken it from Redwood City, CA down the coast to Mexico and back a few times. He says she's a tank. She looks like a tank. It's for sale. I think it's a 2000, asking about $700k. It's at Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City, CA. I know that it's well maintained. She still looks fairly new due to the new paint job back in 2018-2019 I believe and the quality construction.

Hopefully I'm not too late with this info.

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