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Excellent live-aboard with a lot of recent work done.
The boat has been winterized and will soon be wrapped, so it's now available for spring. It can be picked up or moved in on starting early April. If you have your own dock, you can probably flip the boat for a profit in the first few months of summer. Once April comes, I'm raising the price, so lock in this deal now.
The deck has been recently painted, and the impellers have been changed while winterizing (see pictures)
The boat runs and can move, but the highlight is that it is extremely comfortable to live on and it has been modified with propane heat for low-cost winter living as well.
This boat is an exceptional and extremely comfortable live-aboard. It appraised at over $20k in 2019 and has more than $10k in improvements since.
The boat: 1985 Silverton 40 aft cabin, 43' LOA. Two berths, two heads. twin 300hp gasoline inboards with the engine room beneath the main living area. The boat runs and goes out on the water in addition to being an awesome home!
The best parts:
The bedroom has a full-size bed and plenty of space on both sides to walk around, with plenty of storage. It's bigger than many NYC bedrooms. There is plenty of storage space, with lots of wood-work cabinetry. In addition, the saloon, or main living area, is 8'x10' of wide open space with 270 degrees of windows. The ceiling goes to a height of 6'4\", so most people can walk around very comfortably. There is a full kitchen with stove, range, fridge, sink, and significant shelf storage space, and a table that can comfortably fit 2-4 people for a meal. The forward berth converts to a large bed and has plenty of storage. The aft cabin has a dedicated head with sit-down shower, and the forward head is great for guests. Frequently guests sleep over on my boat, and having the separate head has been very helpful in this regard. In addition, the propane heat makes it very economical to live on in winter.
It was last appraised in 2019 for $20k, and I have since added the following changes:
-Fuel lines switched over to rubber hoses with barb connections rather than the original metal hoses, and now the boat us much safer when out on the water
-450W eight-point sound system installed, including wiring a new amp for more expansion opportunities (September '20)
-New 16000 BTU AC/heater unit installed for main area and aft cabin: this extracts heat/cold from the ocean to cool/warm the boat for both AC and heating (September '20)
-Blowers and blower controls fixed (April '21)
-New sanitation hose to both heads (June '21)
-Forward head replaced (May '21)
-New flooring installed in main area (April '21)
-Aft cabin carpentry fixed and re-done in some areas (July '20)
-Main area wood painted and repaired (June '21)
-Custom honeycomb shades installed in main area to provide insulation and privacy (September '20)
-New 11 gallon hot water heater (May '21)
-New shore power cables (November '20)
-New appliances to make living aboard easier (blender, instant pot, sous vide wand, microwave, laser printer/scanner)
-New faucet with built-in sprayer, all fixtures re-caulked (May '21)
-Fresh water tanks re-caulked (April '21)
-Comcast Internet set up and good to go, including all hardware. Buyer will need to transfer the account to their name. If you have tried to set up a comcast account in a marina, you will know this is a huge time saver
-Sit-down shower with detachable shower head
-Propane heat in two areas to save a ton of $ in the winter
-Outdoor box speakers wired up on the bow for dance parties
I installed an additional 16000 BTU AC / heat exchanger for the aft cabin
As this is meant to live aboard, plenty of cooking equipment comes with the boat - sous vide wand, electric pressure cooker, toaster, blender, etc.
2 berths - aft berth with full size bed and plenty of storage
forward V-berth is very large
Two heads - both have showers