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Wow! That is incredible. Can you imagine how many man hours of maintenance has gone into that yacht since it was launched? It looks unbelievable.

From the listing. "Hull thickness est. 6" includes a very specific size foam core wrapped in the fiberglass"
 
The City & Borough of Juneau is holding a fixed bid auction to sell a couple of charter boats and an old trawler for failure to pay moorage fees (link in the article):

Adventure Bound Alaska’s two tour boats being auctioned off by city due to company’s prolonged debt | Juneau Empire
I briefly considered bidding on a boat seized for lack of moorage payments. I was well aware I would likely be buying a project. If they haven't payed moorage what else have they ignored. The real show stopper was that I asked about getting title to the boat. In other words making me the "real" owner. The marina did not own the boat, did not have title to the boat, could not provide title to the boat. The marina had the right to seize and sell to recover damages. It would be up to me to figure out how to get title. Not a battle I was willing to fight with the delinquent owner. Not a risk I was willing to take in the brief time I had to do it. When the auction closed the buyer had 7 days to move the boat. To place it in another marina insurance is needed. To get insurance I need to own the boat.

This is not at all the same thing as a bank selling a boat for with they carry the loan. The bank can provide title.

My experience is in Washington State. I'm sure the rules and laws vary state by state. But do your due diligence before buying a seized boat at auction.
 
Greetings,
Wow. One of the more impressive vessels I've seen on this thread BUT a couple if items in the ER raise questions: That impressive array of pipe wrenches suggest tooth marks about AND what's with the spirit levels(s)? On a boat?
 

i love all these old designs, esp they often have a much etter interior than modern stuff, twin bunks , space for storage etc and it smade in aluminium....nice .
 
They made few article on a French magazine named "Neptune Moteur"
Interesting small efficient boat, he even, convert an engine from a Mercedes van to fit in their boat.

Parmi les petit trawler ayant traversé l'Atlantique celui ci est sans doute un tout petit :
Mayrik Yacht Design
 
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They made few article on a French magazine named "Neptune Moteur"
Interesting small efficient boat, he even, convert an engine from a Mercedes van to fit in their boat.

Parmi les petit trawler ayant traversé l'Atlantique celui ci est sans doute un tout petit :
Mayrik Yacht Design

What a wonderful little boat! A great combination of traditional, classy, attractive styling, salty-looking (and presumably seaworthy?) hull, and fantastic full walk-around decks (a pet peeve and must have of mine).

To my eye it resembles some of the boats made by Rhea, another French builder:


Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Rhea boats are available (yet?) in the U.S. A couple of west coast distributors are listed, but they don't seem to be actually importing the boats.

The French usually have the best, most beautiful (and practical) designs. Whether cars or boats, French designs (to my eye) are often very appealing. I wish more were available in the U.S. (other than the ubiquitous Beneteau and Jeanneau).
 
In a recent trip to Mystic Seaport (Connecticut) I happened upon this beauty, the Little Vigilant. It's my new dream boat.


It's a 71 ft 1950 Abeking & Rasmussen. It looks like a 1920's/30's sardine boat, but was actually built as a private yacht in 1950 along the lines of those fishing boats. The link tells the fascinating story. Among other things, the boat was laid up and unused for over 40 years.

It's one of the boats in Mystic Seaport's charter program, which I didn't know existed until this visit. They have an impressive fleet of classic boats (seemingly donated) available for charter, including a recently acquired, fully restored 63 ft Rybovich.


Nick Parker, the director of the charter program (who has the best job in the world, overseeing their fleet of classic yachts for charter) was generous and gracious in inviting us aboard Little Vigilant to have a closer look.

I have no idea what it costs to charter Little Vigilant. The Admiral hinted if I'm lucky (and if it isn't insanely expensive), a short trip on her to mark a big birthday might be in the cards.
 

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