1985 Trade Rover Merritt Walter For Sale

$350,000
$245,000
Stock #100933 -
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$245,000
$350,000

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Boat Details

Year:
1985
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Trade Rover
Category:
Schooner/Schooner Sailboat
Model:
Merritt Walter
Length (LOA):
72'
Beam:
15' 4"
Draft:
84"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
100933
Location:
Washington, North Carolina
Status:
Sold
Generator:
Yes
Sailboat Details
100% Conventional Jib:
Lazy Jacks:
Main:
Reefing Mainsail:
Sail Covers:
Other Sails:
Fore
Mast:
Rigging Hardware:
Running Rigging:
Winches:
Recently Sold

Have you ever dreamed of life on the high seas? This is a rare opportunity to own a very rare and sought after Classic Schooner. Docked in beautiful Washington, North Carolina this vessel is a 72' Gaff Rigged Schooner of Merrit Walter Trade Rover design. She is a classic design based upon the famous...more

1985 Trade Rover Merritt Walter Schooner Sailboat in Washington, North Carolina

Stock #100933

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

Have you ever dreamed of life on the high seas? This is a rare opportunity to own a very rare and sought after Classic Schooner. Docked in beautiful Washington, North Carolina this vessel is a 72' Gaff Rigged Schooner of Merrit Walter Trade Rover design. She is a classic design based upon the famous working class schooners of the Seventeen and Eighteen Hundreds with the splendid addition of modern navigational equipment for safety.

This schooner began life in 1980 and was constructed in Plattsburgh, NY. She was Coast Guard licensed in 1984. The boat began its sailing life as a day charter on Lake Champlain, and later on Biscayne Bay, FL. In 1987 she made a Panama Canal transit to the Galapagos Islands. In 1988 she began sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the Bahamas on 8-day eco-tourism trips. She was later sold and moved to North Carolina where she is currently used as a charter vessel for day and weekend excursions.

Fully equipped with navigating electronics and all the comforts of home, she offers spacious decks with seating for up to 25 passengers. Accommodations below decks provide comfort and convenience, full heads with showers, sleeping quarters for 15 passengers and a full galley.

When not in full sail she has a robust Detroit Diesel engine that can push her for days at nearly 9 knots when the wind gets lazy. The engine was completely rebuilt in October of 2015. Maintenance records are available on this nice vessel upon request.

This vessel also has business opportunities that can accompany the sell and produce income for the new owner. There is an opportunity to conduct a Semester at Sea program through East Carolina University that will start upon the sale of the vessel. This program will be utilizing the vessel for a 14 week semester during the school year. Seven weeks on land and seven weeks sailing. The University will handle all logistics on this program.

The Vessel also has contractual agreements with Boy Scouts of America for charters several weeks a year.
Vessel has demonstrated income from sunset sails, group outings and sails leaving from the dock where she is berthed.

These boats are very rare and difficult to come by and she deserves a look.

Information On Condition

The vessel is in very good condition. The Detroit Diesel Engine was rebuilt in October of 2015. The vessel was removed from the water in 2015 and underwent a complete Coast Guard inspection including a sonar test of the steel hull. Vessel was re-certified.

Approximate boat location: Washington, North Carolina

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Basic Details
Year:
1985
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Trade Rover
Category:
Schooner/Schooner Sailboat
Model:
Merritt Walter
Length (LOA):
72'
Hours:
200
(rebuilt engine)
Stock #:
100933
Location:
Washington, North Carolina
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1985
Brand:
Detroit Diesel
Model:
671
Hours:
200
(rebuilt engine)
Size:
200 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
350 gals
Propeller:
Bronze
Cruising Speed:
10 mph
Fuel Consump.:
4 gals/hour @ Cruise
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
72'
Length at Water:
51'
Beam:
15' 4"
Min. Draft:
84"
Cockpit Location:
Center
Weight:
90,000 lbs
Water Capacity:
250 gals
Bridge Clearance:
47'
Waste Capacity:
40 gals
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Autopilot:
Compass:
Depth Instrument:
FM Radio:
Navigation Lights:
Radar:
Running Lights:
Television:
VHF Antenna:
VHF:
2
Deck Features
Anchor:
Freshwater Washdown:
Raw Water Washdown:
Sail Cover:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Bilge Pump:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
4 Switch Circuit Breaker:
Accessory Switches:
Alternator:
Batteries:
Battery Charger:
Battery Perko Switch:
Circuit Breaker Panel:
Cockpit Lighting:
Emergency Engine Shutdown:
Engine Kill Switch:
Engine Room Lighting:
Flat Screen TV:
Fuel Gauge:
Fuse Panel:
Gauges:
Generator:
Horn:
Hour Meter:
Night Lighting:
Ship Power Hook Up:
Speakers:
Stereo:
Sails
100% Conventional Jib:
Lazy Jacks:
Main:
Reefing Mainsail:
Sail Covers:
Other Sails:
Fore
Rigging
Mast:
Rigging Hardware:
Running Rigging:
Winches:
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
25
# Cabins:
3
Sleep. Capacity:
15
# Berths:
15
Generator:
Yes
(kubota)
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Beds:
Bridge Fridge:
Bunk Beds:
Cabin Door:
Cabin Lighting:
Cockpit Shower:
Countertops:
Crew Quarters:
Enclosed Head With Toilet:
Fridge:
Galley:
Head:
2
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Merrit Walter
Hull Material:
Steel
Hull Shape:
Excellent
Steel Hull:
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