This is a 1973 Gillikin 59. Overall length is 70 feet. It is powered by Twin 8V92N diesel motors. There are 1000 hours on the port motor and 2000 hours on the starboard motor. The boat has a 4 foot draft and weighs 64 gross tons. Bridge clearance is 19 feet. It also has a Detroit Generator with 300...more
This is a 1973 Gillikin 59. Overall length is 70 feet. It is powered by Twin 8V92N diesel motors. There are 1000 hours on the port motor and 2000 hours on the starboard motor. The boat has a 4 foot draft and weighs 64 gross tons. Bridge clearance is 19 feet. It also has a Detroit Generator with 3000 hours.
GILLIKIN BOATS - James and Vance Gillikin of Gillikin Brothers Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC primarily built commercial fishing boats and workboats until they completed their first party fishing boat in 1956, the "CAPTAIN JOSEPH II" from Captree, NY. Over the next 30 years, the Gillikin family of boatyards built 78 party fishing boats. With their signature fine varnish work and distinctive Carolina bow flare, these boats were some of the finest party fishing boats ever made. Built without plans or blueprints, each Gillikin boat was unique in size and appearance. As the boatyards changed names, locations and operators, so did some of the designs and styles, but you could always recognize the boats to be Gillikins. A few vessels were built in the early 1970s by longtime Gillikin employee Mervin Rose of Rose Craft, but with their striking similarities and Harkers Island origin, they are still considered to be Gillikin vessels.
The Gillikins operated boatyards that changed names and locations several times throughout the years (due to finances and a few fires.) Here is the timeline of Gillikin boatyards.
Gillikin Brothers Boat Works (1956)Outer Banks Boat Works (1970)Gillikin Boat Works (1959)
Rose Craft (1970)Machine & Supply Co. (1966) Gillikin Craft (1972)
Harkers Island Boat Works(1968)East Bay Boat Works (1973)
These yards were operated or owned by James Gillikin Sr., Vance Gillikin, James Gillikin Jr. and Mervin Rose. They were located at Harkers Island, NC or Beaufort, NC.
After the demand for new party fishing boats dwindled, the Gillikins continued to repair existing vessels and specialized in building custom private vessels at East Bay Boat Works into the next century until Vance Gillikin retired. His sons split the family business into two separate operations. Ricky Gillikin went on to maintain East Bay Boat Works and James Gillikin began operating Gillikin Custom Boats. Sadly, Ricky Gillikin passed away in 2004, but James Gillikin still continues the Gillikin name building private vessels at Gillikin Custom Boats, Harkers Island, NC.
This is a wood hull boat. In good overall condition. The motors started right up while I was there and sounded good. Low hours on both motors. Motors are 1996 model year. COI is not current. It needs a bottom and top side inspection. Last bottom job was 2015. COI was for 63 passengers.
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