1978 Gibson 50 For Sale

$27,800
Stock #132290 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1978
Type:
Power
Brand:
Gibson
Category:
Houseboats/House
Model:
50
Length (LOA):
50'
Beam:
14'
Draft:
18"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
132290
Location:
Northampton, Massachusetts
Status:
Available
Generator:
Yes
Air Conditioning:
Yes (2)
Reason for Selling:
Per Owner: We're selling because we don't use boat enough. Never been brave enough to drive it!
Engine Details
Count:
2
Year:
1978
Brand:
Crusader
Model:
CH 270
Size (each):
270 hp
Hours:
--
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
"1978 GIBSON TWIN 270 CRUSADER'S WOULD MAKE A GREAT LIVE A BOARD!!! Selling houseboat with EXTRAS!!!!"

As you can see by the photos, the 1978 Gibson 50 houseboat is very spacious! Though the vessel was designed back in the '70's the 1978 Gibson 50 boast's an open floor plan and multi-levels inside and out!

The owner shared: I am 3rd owner. The original owner was the Saratoga Race Course. They...more

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1978 Gibson 50 House in Northampton, Massachusetts

Stock #132290

Although located in Canada, due to Canadian regulations, this boat is not available for sale to potential buyers in Canada.

As you can see by the photos, the 1978 Gibson 50 houseboat is very spacious! Though the vessel was designed back in the '70's the 1978 Gibson 50 boast's an open floor plan and multi-levels inside and out!

The owner shared: I am 3rd owner. The original owner was the Saratoga Race Course. They utilized the boat as a rental for celebrities coming to the horse races.

The owner shared they bought 1978 Gibson 50 houseboat from the 2nd owner about 6 years ago and so the total hull hours is unknown and the hours on the engine is unknown, but shared only ten since the rebuild.

The owner shared the 1978 Gibson 50 houseboat will be sold to the new owners with EXTRAS (partially furnished)!!!

The owners are generously including many extras "as is", (items shown in the photos)!!!

Extras Included with 1978 Gibson 50 houseboat sale (partial list):

1 - Queen bed
2 - full-size beds in lower berth
1 - Full-size residential refrigerator/freezer - shown in photos
1 - Microwave
1 - Grill (shown on exterior forward deck)

Owner shared: We are selling the boat because we do not use it enough. We have never been brave enough to even drive it, and have used it to host picnics and just relax!

Owner shared: Engine size: 270; Beam is: 14'; Draft is: 18"

Fuel Consumption, Owner shared: 15 to 18 mph, using 1/2 to 1 gallon of gas at 18 mph (per mile).

Owner shared: Max speed is 25 mph and fuel capacity: 2 tanks, each is 20 gal.

For Passenger Capacity - Owner shared: Due to the size of the boat there are no maximum capacity ratings, but life jackets are required to be available for all onboard. Forums state should not go over 30 people.

Owner shared houseboat has: Intertherm water heater and 2 air conditioners

Information On Condition

The owner shared the following about their 1978 Gibson 50:

The owner said, she feels their 1978 Gibson 50 houseboat is decent shape for its age and everything is functioning on their houseboat.

The owner said their houseboat is currently in the water.

The owner shared their houseboat has been maintained twice a year. Each year the houseboat is fully winterized; tanks emptied, etc. The houseboat is wrapped each fall for the winter.

In the spring it is serviced and opened for the spring and summer seasons. All service on this houseboat has been performed by the marina where the houseboat has been since purchase.

The owner shared the houseboat can turn on a dime; it turns so quick with the two motors, it's amazing! The houseboat has been out on the Mohawk River about 6 years ago. The marina has transported the houseboat on the river to take it to their maintenance facility a couple times since purchase.

The owner shared; as owners, we have opted not to drive it since it is larger than we are accustomed to transporting on the water. As our home away from home; we opted to use our houseboat as our house on the water and relax on it; we enjoy it better that way!

A must see vessel, due to its open floor plan, many windows and size! Owner said the 1978 Gibson 50 houseboat always seems larger than in photos. The houseboat is very bright and cheerful due to the vast amount of light that comes in due to the many very large windows all around the houseboat!

Schedule your showing today!!!

Owner said houseboat had complete tune up; replaced points, distributor caps, plugs, wires from distributor cap to spark plugs. Welded some railings.

Owner said they just had both carburetors rebuilt on the motors. Owners shared they took up frayed carpeting and resealed floors on 2 upper decks.

Approximate boat location: Northampton, Massachusetts

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Basic Details
Year:
1978
Type:
Power
Brand:
Gibson
Category:
Houseboats/House
Model:
50
Length (LOA):
50'
Hours:
--
Stock #:
132290
Location:
Northampton, Massachusetts
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
2
Year:
1978
Brand:
Crusader
Model:
CH 270
Size (each):
270 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Fuel Tank:
40 gals
Cruising Speed:
15 mph
Maximum Speed:
25 mph
Drive Type:
V-Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Blower:
Bilge Pump:
Bottom Paint:
Bulk Heads:
Carbureted:
Flybridge:
Fresh Water Cooling:
Fuel Filters:
Holding Tanks:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
50'
Length at Water:
46' 5"
Beam:
14'
Max. Draft:
18"
Weight:
28,000 lbs
Water Capacity:
40 gals
Waste Capacity:
40 gals
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Chain:
BBQ Grill:
Bell:
Bench Seat:
Captain's Chair:
Cockpit Cover:
Compartment Storage:
Deck Rail:
Dock Lines:
Fender Hangers:
Forward Seating:
Freshwater Hookup:
Non-skid Deck:
Steering Wheel:
Swim Ladder:
Swim Platform:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Flare Gun:
Flares:
Life Jackets:
Life Ring:
2
Fire Extinguisher:
2
ElectricalElec. Components
Water Heater:
Intertherm
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
2
Sleep. Capacity:
8
# Berths:
3
Generator:
Yes
(Kohler 7500 watt generator)
Air Conditioning:
Yes (2)
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Blinds:
Cabin Door:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Carpet:
Countertops:
Curtains:
Dinette:
Forward Stateroom:
Fridge/freezer:
Galley:
Heat:
Microwave:
Mirror:
Oven:
Shower:
Sink:
Stove / Oven:
Toilet Electric:
Toilet Manual Flush:
A/C + Heat:
Aft Stateroom:
Beds:
3
Head:
2
Sofabed included - Size: Full
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
V-drive
Exterior Color:
Blue & White
Interior Color:
White
Upper Helm Station:
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