One of a Kind Alluring Lady of the Great Lakes $29,900
Professionally restored, to better than when she was brand new, by Venette Boat Works in Escanaba, Michigan.
This classic is Hull #2, built by Seafarer Sailboats, in 1965 and labeled a Buccaneer model, reported to be a Philip Rhodes design for Seafarer Sailboats, overseas in Holland where these models were built of wood.
With fiberglass coming into the boat building market, Seafarer opened a new boat building yard on Long Island, NY, for building in this new medium.
Using the wood design, they maintained the same hull thickness of about 1 - 1/4" by laying up matted glass and offered custom interiors and full height cabins if desired. This boat got it all.
USCG Documented as the "Manana" and measures 32' at the waterline and 36'+ by the centerline from bow to stern.
Powered by a four cylinder Westerbeke Diesel engine, model 4-107 rated at 40 HP.
She is a perfect Great Lakes boat, in the waters where she has always been. First custom built for a Canadian in Little Current, Ontario, she then spent about ten seasons at the St. Joseph, MI Yacht Club, before we acquired her and sailed her to our slip at the Escanaba Harbor and the Escanaba Yacht Club. Since the massive refit, she has spent her out of the water periods, with protected indoor storage, at Vinette Boat Works.
Now as the captain looks squarely into the mirror at his 76 birthday, as the boating season starts for 2017, he finds that he is fully considering boating retirement and accepting the rank of Landlubber Admiral and a comfortable chair for EYC functions.
These first thoughts of being beached, first surfaced in the summer of 2014, and the boat was listed with Center Pointe Yacht Services, of Door County / Milwaukee / Kenosha and was listed for $59,500 and at the time offers remained at low-tide.
To raise the bar and to get this great yacht sailing again, it has been decided to offer this fine lady direct for just $29,900, however reasonable offers will be considered from a worthy sailor.
A sailor who knows there are only two types of sailors; one that has run aground, and the other, that will.
In a statement, offered by Dan Branson, owner of Vinette Boatworks, after the extensive rework and upgrades including; a new teak interior, new wiring throughout, total new Awl Grip paint, new chain plates and plumbing . . . "This boat has been completely restored and we have found similar boats on the market for about $75,000."
That was a welcome statement, since our refit bill had reached the $50,000 mark, as she was smoothly lowered into the water for trails.
If you admire; older restored cars & trucks, fine aged wine or distinguished, timeless and an attractive maidens, this sailboat will consummate your imaginary gratification of even unconscious wishes. She is available for 24/7 affairs. . . .