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Here’s your chance to own a piece of history! This US Coast Guard Motor Surf Boat was designed for rescue and boarding purposes. Originally, this type of vessel was used as a tender for many Coast Guard ships. Built in 1997, she is #40 of 55 commissioned by the Coast Guard and was the 5th and last generation of its design. Manufactured by Ocean Technical Services Inc. (Otech) located in Harvey, Louisiana. All 55 were retired around 2010-2011 and replaced with ridged hull inflatables.
The vessel is 25’ 8” in length with a narrow 7’ 1” beam across, which allows it to cut through the waves and be nimble for tight maneuvering. The boat weighs around 5000lbs, designed to be unsinkable and constructed with traditional hand laid fiberglass. She has foam flotation at the bow and stern of the hull and 6 large 3” scupper drains which allow entire waves to pass through the boat easily.
The Cummins 4BT 3.9 liter 130 HP engine runs well and recently replaced was the Alternator, Engine water pump, Front crank shaft pulleys, tensioner and idler pulley bearings and coolant tank. A 30 gallon aluminum fuel tank that sits under the center console to help provide center ballast. Coupled to the engine is a ZF45A transmission with a 1.5 to 1 ratio connected to 1 1/4" shaft turning an 18" x 14" bronze 4 blade propeller cupped, balanced by a professional prop shop. The original 18” X 16” 3 blade propeller is standing by as a spare. This boat has an extremely rugged bronze support for the keel and rudder, designed to be beached with a draft around 2’ 6”. The bottom has been epoxy barrier coated along with Interlux Micron ablative bottom paint. She has a Sea Star hydraulic steering system, commercial grade steering actuator that was resealed. The steering wheel and pump assembly was replaced two years ago, works perfectly and does not leak.
Over the last seven years the boat has seen several upgrades. The safety and functionality was the focus with many of the upgrades accomplished to enhance the reliability of the boat. Installed is a Garmin 441S GPS chart plotter with an AIS 300 receiver. A standard Horizon 25 watt VHF radio GX1700 with 8' antenna that has good range. A simple blue tooth stereo with two speakers, no tuner that works well off any phone. The boat has been completely rewired to ABYC standards using marine grade wiring. The instrument panel has been replaced using new quality VDO gauges and Blue Sea switch components. 2 AGM batteries feed the 12 volt bussing and includes a Blue Sea onboard charging system. The navigation, anchor lights and horn have also been replaced.
The front Bimini was added to include a full enclosure on all four sides when needed. The Bimini frame is made out of heavy stainless steel and is setup to be permanent with a porta potty installed. The removable enclosure has three windows added and made out of quality Top Gun material. The T-top was recently added and is made from 2” heavy gauge aluminum and Sunbrella material for the cover. The T-top has a lockable electronics box that houses two speakers and the blue tooth amplifier. Originally the boat came with a single manual bilge pump, still in place and works well. A second electric bilge pump has been added to the bilge compartment with manual and automatic functions.
An aluminum dual axle 10,000lb Load Rite trailer was bought new with the boat and has been customized to fit the boat like a glove. The trailer has hydraulic disc brakes on both axles and LED lighting. The boat sits well balanced on the trailer and will haul her anywhere safely.
Contact Bob Myers at 269-449-4734