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1927 Wilmington Custom 96 For Sale

$900,000
$855,000
Stock #205899 -
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$855,000
$900,000

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Boat Details

Year:
1927
Type:
Power
Brand:
Wilmington Boat Works
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
Custom 96
Length (LOA):
96'
Beam:
20' 8"
Draft:
90"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
205899
Location:
Poulsbo, Washington
(near Seattle)
Status:
Available
Generator:
Yes
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
No time to finish as she deserves
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
--
Brand:
Detroit Diesel
Model:
12V Series 71
Size:
300 hp
Hours:
10,436 (as of 4/28/2020)
Fuel Type:
Diesel
"Partial Trade Okay on this Historic Vessel - Documented History with Winston Churchill and Herbert Hoover on-board - Longest US Gov't Owned Vessel"

Located near Seattle, Washington, this 1927 Wilmington Boat Works Custom 96 has a great and extensive American history, and the owners are willing to take a partial trade with tangible property such as real estate or collectible cars.

This vessel has the longest US Government ownership in h...more

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Depending on travel restrictions for this area and for yourself, you may prefer to set up a virtual showing on this vessel. You may also check with your representative to confirm the availability of a virtual showing.

If you have any questions, Steve can be reached directly at (253) 670-5771 to further discuss the situation.

1927 Wilmington Custom 96 Antique in Poulsbo, Washington

Stock #205899

Located near Seattle, Washington, this 1927 Wilmington Boat Works Custom 96 has a great and extensive American history, and the owners are willing to take a partial trade with tangible property such as real estate or collectible cars.

This vessel has the longest US Government ownership in history, was an on-board meeting place for Winston Churchill and Herbert Hoover, and was US Navy patrol boat Q109 in WWII on the waters of Puget Sound. It was also designated as a historic landmark in the Sacramento valley and later removed.

She was commissioned as a US Government research vessel when the USGS bought the Polaris in 1964, transforming her to a marine laboratory and the communications, navigation, and safety equipment were updated to the latest marine safety standards. She worked for the USGS as a research vessel until 2016

The yacht is powered by a single Detroit Diesel 12V Series 71 engine, there are three sets of generators, the hull was just refastened with over 30,000 new fasteners, and there are many more system upgrades.

The back deck was recently converted with the construction of a large salon designed to match the yacht's original style. The large galley area has been expanded to provide even more capability for professional meal preparation.

Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of history and take this historic yacht to its next life on the water.

Information On Condition

The boat is in the process of being refurbished and remodeled. The hull was recently refastened with 30,000 new fasteners, and 72 planks were replaced prior to new bottom paint and other standard maintenance.

After the recent work described above, the boat was valued at $1.4 million dollars.

The engine and the three generators are all operational, as are the other main operating systems. The work remaining is primarily cosmetics in nature, along with the refitting of the galley. Decisions also remain about cabin configuration.

Approximate boat location: Poulsbo, Washington


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Basic Details
Year:
1927
Type:
Power
Brand:
Wilmington Boat Works
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
Custom 96
Length (LOA):
96'
Hours:
10,436
(as of 4/28/2020)
(As of May 2018)
Stock #:
205899
Location:
Poulsbo, Washington
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
(as of 6/19/2020)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Brand:
Detroit Diesel
Model:
12V Series 71
Hours:
10,436
(as of 4/28/2020)
(As of May 2018)
Size:
300 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
3,000 gals
Propeller:
BRONZE
Cruising Speed:
15 mph
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Pump:
Bulk Heads:
Holding Tanks:
Sanitary Tank:
700 Gal
Number Of Fuel Tanks:
3 Main, 2 Day Tanks
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
96'
Length at Water:
94'
Beam:
20' 8"
Max. Draft:
90"
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Compass:
Fathom Meter:
GPS / Plotter:
Navigation Lights:
VHF:
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Locker:
Anchor Rode:
Deck Rail:
Windlass:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Air Horn:
Horn:
Fire Extinguishers:
8
Fire Suppression System:
3 Fixed CO2
Throw Ring:
2
ElectricalElec. Components
ABYC Color Coded Wiring:
Ship's Power (12v DC):
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Water Heater:
AC Electric Panel:
E-12 AC & DC Electrical Systems
Storage Batteries:
E-10 Storage
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
6
Can Live Aboard:
Water Capacity:
400 gals
Waste Capacity:
700 gals
Generator:
Yes
(3 gen-sets)
Pet-Free:
Hydroponic Heat:
Pressurized Water System:
Shower:
3
Head:
3
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Wood
Tower Light:
Net Tonnage:
77
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
2018
Gross Tonnage:
114
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