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Sailboat Sales Co
One of three aluminum hull Boston Whaler Defiance boats built in Fall River, Mass. by Gladding-Hearn. This one has always been used recreationally; from 1990 to 2004 by the first owner in Connecticut; and from 2005 to now by the second owner in Lake Michigan. Boat is powered by two Caterpillar 425 HP 3208 TA Turbo Charged After Cooled engines. There is also a Northern Lights 10.5 Kw generator (new in 2019), updated electronic navigation instruments, a VacuFlush head, and Air Conditioning and Heating with digital control. New work by Crowley's Yard: December 2012; new white Awlgrip paint job. 2013; new bottom paint and water line. 2014; new interior upholstery and entertainment system.
Price is firm.
This is a strong and powerful boat. Only three were built. The thick aluminum hull is built to power through 9 inches of solid ice while keeping passengers warm and dry in the cabinhouse with 360 degree views. At cruising speed of 18 to 27 mph, boat uses about 10 gallons of diesel fuel per engine per hour. Fuel tank holds 350+ gallons. At 20 mph, the range is 320+ miles for approximately 17.5 hours.
Price is firm.
Spring 2019: I am storing the boat in the water in New Buffalo. It will be available for inspection in the slip. Engines work perfectly. The new Gen set is a Northern Lights 10.5 Kw, and puts out scads of power, the idea was to be able to run all the electric at one time-with power to spare- as the boat has electric heating as well as engine cooling heat in all spaces, in addition of course the reverse cycle AC/heat. In addition it will run the engine heaters and keep the whole boat really warm in really cold conditions, while powering the microwave, coffee maker, TV, and electric heat. And there is an engine cooling system heater(just like your car) that is independent of the other heating systems. I checked all electronics and everything is working perfectly.
I figured that since the boat was advertised by Whaler for North Sea and Arctic conditions, a winter in NB won't hurt it. I know from experience (before I had it painted) that it will go through 6-8 inches of ice no problem …. do it a lot though and you will have to repaint the bottom however.