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STEELCRUISERS FOR SALE
Offered now by owner and your host of Steelcruisers is a very rare, meticulously custom restored 35' 1950 Steelcraft Deluxe Sedan Cruiser.
This vessel is a show stopper at classic yacht events. From our years of hosting steelcruisers.com we belive this is the sole surviving, factory original 35' Steelcraft of which only 75 were made. This vessel has not been modified from its originial design and appointments since new other than custom additions that include glass shelved cabinetry/built in television in the forward stateroom, updated plumbing in the large walk in bathroom, i.e. Lectra-San waste treatment system, Bennett trim planes, state-of the art navigation electronics and re-power with V-8 engines.
It has been restored to better than factory new with a complete topside polyurethane repaint, all brightwork stripped/stain/re-varnished, new upholstery, etc. and an uncompromised bottom restoration including its first and only sandblasting since new. Three thick coats of catalyzed epoxy primer were applied over the bare steel.
Hobbs time on both engines: 230 hrs. There are no issues whatsoever with either engine or gears. Oil consumption is normal requiring no additions between 50 hr changes. We change the oil and filters every 50hrs and routinely run the engines at or below 1500 RPM for a relaxing, economical, quiet cruise. The engines are fresh water cooled 220 Crusaders with electronic ignition. The exhaust system, shaft log packing, is all new.
This boat is a dream to cruise, very easy and responsive to pilot. It is remarkably easy and inexpensive to maintain due to the nature of steel hull vessels. Because of the structural efficiency of steel hull vessels, this boat has the interior space more typical of a 45' vessel. Top speed is 22 MPH. It is a very quiet, surprisingly economical to operate ship consuming only 4.5 GPH with both engines running 1500 RPM for a leisurely 10 MPH cruise. Total fuel capacity (dual tanks) is 200+ gallons. There are dual fresh water tanks (300 gal total) and a high pressure washdown system in addition to the galley and bath sink pump.
State of the art electronics include Interphase front and side scanning sonar, SiTex GPS (with speed log/water temp transducer option), the top- of-the-line Icom GPS ready VHF, 50W Federal fire engine siren/PA with matching 50W chrome speaker, custom fitted Whelen high intensity anti-collision masthead strobe light, multi-band amateur/HF antenna system (the ham radio below the sonar is not included). All new precision, illuminated engine instruments, new illuminated switch/ circuit breaker panels throughout, built in 2000W DC to AC inverter system for 120V operations throughout the ship while underway, Scentry gas vapor detectors (2), built in television/DVD player, audiophile home stereo system w/remote control, security system w/ 24hr mobile cellemetry central station monitoring, new high power Perko cabin top searchlight, custom restored original instrument panel (chromed), new authentic Hondouris mahogany rub rails and swim platform (crowned by heavy polished stainless steel rub railing), electric anchor hoist, and much more.
This owner has spared no expense in restoring and updating this vessel while retaining the essential classic design and aesthetics intended by builder Jack Churchward and his top designer Marcus Hall. All the original furnishings, salon dinette/sleeper, salon sofa, pilot seat, stainless steel counter tops, salon table top are all original as is the ship's wheel, engine controls, a fully functional modern galley and elegant bathroom stainless appointments and lighting. The original spartan cloth upholstery was replaced with commercial grade, leather-like teal vinyl. The salon headliner is new. The original linoleum decking was resurfaced with authentic teak/holly hardwood from bow to stern.
This vessel is truly a one-of-a-kind classic that really turns heads with smiles and thumbs ups wherever we cruise. It is presently berthed in a transferable covered 40' slip in northern California (SF Bay/Delta area) and may be seen by appointment.
For more information on Steelcraft and its unique history, go to www.steelcruisers.com.
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