"Taconite" is a 125 foot luxury yacht built specifically for sailing the spectacular coasts in the Pacific Northwest. Experience fine craftsmanship of a bygone era of yacht building- "Taconite" is constructed of first growth teak on cypress ribs, with teak 2" decking. She can accommodate ten guests in five staterooms; including a large master suite with an en-suite bath. Two of the guest staterooms include a bath en-suite, one with a shower. The yacht's crew has their own separate berthing area in the fore ship lower deck ahead of the engine room. The large Salon has ample viewing windows is a comfortable place to sit back and relax, watching the beautiful scenery glide past, read a good book or simply visit and enjoy the company. The covered aft deck is a spacious area to sit and enjoy the ocean wildlife on the way to your destination. The dining room with fine linens and wood high-backed chairs is adorned with intricate patterned rug and beautiful brass portholes. The Boeing family commissioned this yacht and was launched in 1930-and this vintage Classic continues to carry with her the aura of the time she was built. The general condition of the vessel is very good, she is a one of a kind built and equipped to the highest of yacht standards. Under her present ownership, she has continuously been upgraded and refurbished.
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The Classic Yacht, "Taconite" is 125 feet of classic beauty. She is one of the best preserved teak-hulled motor yachts, built on the West Coast in the early decades of the last century. Commissioned by William E. Boeing, the founder of Boeing Aircraft, as a private pleasure yacht which served his family for the next 47 years. Taconite was launched in 1930. The interior is reminiscent of a luxury hotel from the 1930's comprising of four staterooms each with en-suite baths. The main salon is built for relaxation and furnished with much of the original furniture and connects to the aft deck with a wet bar and a great vantage point for enjoying the passing scenery. The formal dining room can comfortably accommodate ten guests. The large, beautiful teak decks are the perfect place for sun bathing, outdoor activities or a great casual dining experience. "Taconite" has been sailing the waters in this area for over 85 years & is a legend known up and down the Northwest Coast. It is estimated that to replace this yacht and build new construction, it would cost over thirty million dollars.
Description & General Condition:
Taconite is a custom-built twin screw motoryacht of teak carved plank on frame construction by Boeing Aircraft of Canada 1930. She was designed and built for the Boeing family and purchased by the present owner in 1987. Her hull is a round bilge, heavy displacement form with a slightly raked stem and canoe stern. Power is provided by two Atlas Imperial direct reversing marine diesel engines rated at 220 brake horsepower each. These engines were installed in 1938. On deck, superstructure comprises a full sized house extending from the forward quarter to well aft, the aft deck is also enclosed.
A formal dining room is forward followed by a galley and butler's pantry. Within the galley area is a stairwell leading to the bridge. This is followed by a large engine room & day head. The Owner's Stateroom and its head compartment follow. The salon is next, followed by the enclosed aft deck. There is a stairwell leading from the salon to guest staterooms below decks aft. All compartments are served by a companionway extending from the dining room to the salon along the starboard side. Below decks forward is the crew area with four staterooms, head/shower compartment and lounge. The machinery space and fuel tankage follow. Aft, there are three large guest staterooms with head compartments followed by the lazarette. The upper deck has a wheelhouse, navigation area and office which are followed by the captain's quarters and head. The wing bridges are partially enclosed. There is a stateroom with ensuite aft of the stack area. Three boats on davits are on this deck.
The exterior is finished in white enamel paint with varnished teak trim. The wheelhouse is completely varnished. All decks are of teak. The interior is finished to high standard with many valuable fixtures.
Overall condition is very good. This is one of a kind vessel built and equipped to the highest of yachts standards. Under her present ownership she continues to undergo upgrades and refurbishing.
Recent upgrades and refurbishing include:
Length: 125 ft.
Draft: 10 ft.
Beam: 25 ft.
Builder: Boeing Aircraft of Canada
Year Built: 1930
Engines: Twin Atlas Imperial Diesels
Speed: 10.5 kts. per hour
Port: Vancouver, B.C.
Length: 116' registered
Displacement: approx. 432 tons
Type: Twin Screw Motoryacht
Tonnage: 289.45 gross, 157.95 net registered
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