1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 For Sale

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1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #1
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #1
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #1
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #2
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #1
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Boat Details

Year:
1970
Type:
Power
Brand:
Catamaran
Category:
Power Catamarans/Power Cat
Model:
Rudy Choi Design 37
Length (LOA):
37'
Beam:
19' 6"
Draft:
36"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
128608
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Status:
Available
Reason for Selling:
Seller is too old to complete the renovations
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1974
Brand:
OMC
Model:
2.5L
Size:
140 hp
Hours:
17 (as of 5/18/2017)
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
"Project Boat with Huge Potential Ready for Restoration! Currently Being Used for Recreational Diving. Engine Fires Up and Runs Beautifully!"

This unique power catamaran offers the boat renovation enthusiast a wonderful opportunity to transform this spacious vessel into a truly enviable liveaboard, dive boat or whale watching cruiser.

The engine fires right up and runs beautifully.

VESSEL HISTORY:

Built in 1970 in Sa...more

1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #1
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #1
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #1
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #2
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #1
1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 - #2

1970 Catamaran Rudy Choi Design 37 Power Cat in Honolulu, Hawaii

Stock #128608

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

This unique power catamaran offers the boat renovation enthusiast a wonderful opportunity to transform this spacious vessel into a truly enviable liveaboard, dive boat or whale watching cruiser.

The engine fires right up and runs beautifully.

VESSEL HISTORY:

Built in 1970 in Santa Ana, California to a Rudi Choi design, she was sailed to Hawaii in the mid-90s and purchased by the Waikiki Bottom Fishing Company. At that time, she had a USCG Certificate of Inspection for 28 passengers and two crew and was used for commercial fishing purposes from 1995 to 1998.

She was purchased by the current owner in 1998 and underwent extensive repairs and additions.

The two 30HP Johnson outboard long shaft engines were removed and replaced by a a 4cyl. OMC mated to a Volvo 280 Leg. An engine pod between the hulls was custom built at dry dock to accommodate this.

In addition, the raw water intake was changed to an external pickup and pump mounted to the engine. Also, the exhaust was modified and run through the transom without going through the leg.

There is a spare engine and many extra parts. The engine pod was built to hold a 6cyl. diesel at some later time.

A 24 gal. plastic fuel tank was also added along with hydraulic steering system and new instrument package.

Current owners also added the cabin and flybridge, which had been removed by the commercial fishing company.

Hulls and Deck are fiberglass with CCHDF core (closed cell high-density foam)

Cabin and Flybridge are DF Marine Ply with fiberglass, 6oz cloth over.

Information On Condition

THIS IS A COMPLETE PROJECT BOAT.

It will need to be determined by any new owner the extent of the renovations to be undertaken and the cost.

This catamaran is currently operational and taken out regularly for diving excursions.

The engine fires right up and runs beautifully.

For the right buyer, it has potential to be turned into a quaint liveaboard, recreational dive boat, or whale watching pleasure cruiser.

With a substantial investment, it could also eventually be used commercially with the correct safety equipment and COI.

She is due for a haul-out and bottom clean. The last haul-out was August 2014. The stuffing box will need to be replaced before taking the vessel on any long-distance journey. This is not a major job but will require a haul-out.

Overall, extensive refurbishment and reinforcement in most areas throughout are needed.

Approximate boat location: Honolulu, Hawaii

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Basic Details
Year:
1970
Type:
Power
Brand:
Catamaran
Category:
Power Catamarans/Power Cat
Model:
Rudy Choi Design 37
Length (LOA):
37'
Hours:
17
(as of 5/18/2017)
(17 Hours Since Overhaul)
Stock #:
128608
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1974
Brand:
OMC
Model:
2.5L
Hours:
17
(as of 5/18/2017)
(17 Hours Since Overhaul)
Size:
140 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Fuel Tank:
30 gals
Fuel Consump.:
1.5 gals/hour @ Cruise
Drive Make:
Volvo Penta
Drive Model:
280
Drive Type:
Stern Drive
Config.:
Inboard/Outboard
Engine Room:
Fuel Filters:
Cooling System:
Raw Water
Fuel Tank:
Plastic
Rudder:
Outdrive
Steering:
Hydraulic
Engine Location:
Aft Center Below Deck
Holding Tanks:
5 Gallons
Bilge Pump:
5
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
37'
Beam:
19' 6"
Min. Draft:
36"
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Spotlight:
VHF:
CB Radio:
Compass:
Depth Instrument:
Not Functioning
Deck Features
Dive Platform W/ladder:
Dock Lines:
Fenders:
Fighting Chair:
Rod Holders:
Steering Wheel:
Stern Ladder:
Storage:
Windshield:
Anchor:
Boarding Ladder:
Cushions:
Fair Condition
Cockpit Seating:
6
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Fire Extinguisher:
Life Jackets:
Life Ring:
ElectricalElec. Components
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Tachometer:
Transducer:
110v AC Outlets:
12 V DC Outlets:
Alternator:
Battery Charger:
Circuit Breaker:
Cockpit Lighting:
Docking Lights:
Electrical Panel:
Engine Kill Switch:
Gauges:
Oil, Water Temperature
Batteries:
2 Each: 740CCA, Marine/rv
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
30
# Cabins:
2
Sleep. Capacity:
9
# Berths:
6
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Fridge:
Galley:
Microwave:
Port Holes:
Portable Toilet:
Pressurized Water System:
Salon:
Sink:
Table:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Countertops:
Bimini Top:
Flooring:
Fiberglas
Berth:
6 - 4 Need To Be Rebuilt
Cabin:
3; Main, Starboard And Port Hulls
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Exterior Color:
White
Interior Color:
White
Bottom Paint:
Decks:
Flybridge:
Gel Coat:
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