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LeBlanc Shipyards Pilot House Motor Yacht, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD

US$ 279,900

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Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD
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US$ 279,900 

Overview & Walkthrough  

Steeped in history and recently emerging as a beautiful yacht, the 112 foot Maryland Independence underwent her first conversion from a warship to a yacht in the 70's. 

Originally, she was a Fairmile B design Fast Patrol Boat (ML-120) laid down in 1943 and commissioned in 1944 for the Royal Canadian Navy and placed in service as a fully armed submarine chaser during WWII patrolling the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

During her following years, she underwent a full conversion and two full restorations. In 2010, she began a two year plus restoration and now presents herself as a beautiful yacht that exudes understated class and elegance. 

Over a period of time, she was manned by a professional crew while owned by the State of Maryland and was used for familiarization cruises to promote commerce for the Port of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. She quickly gained notoriety as the states on-water ambassador for high profile dignitaries, Fortune 500 corporations and many companies involved in foreign trade.


The M/Y Maryland Independence is exceptionally accommodating as a private yacht. On the lower deck aft of the engine room, she has a large bright and airy master's cabin attractively accented by the ship's whale bone shaped frames with a queen bed and an ensuite head with a separate shower stall. Moving forward through a short passageway there are two tastefully furnished guest cabins. One is to starboard with a double bed and another to port with twin single beds. Adjacent in the passageway is a separate private head complete vanity, toilet and a full size shower stall. A large storage locker is under the steps leading up from the companionway while slightly aft there's another locker for below deck ship's storage. 

Forward of the large engine room on the lower deck, there is a spacious engineers room running athwartships with two over/under berths on the port side. With minimal cost and ease this room may be easily converted to two full sized cabins with overnight accommodations in each for two large berths with both cabins utilizing a short passageway. This passageway would lead to two existing side by side head compartments while opposite to starboard is the captains office plus a small storage room.

Continuing forward through the passageway while passing the steps to starboard that lead up to the forward section of the forward salon you then enter the large galley which runs fully athwartships. Moving forward through a large door that separates the galley from the crew quarters forward, the rightfully divided crew quarters has two over under berths to port and forward there is a separate and private crew cabin for a hostess with a large single berth. Opposite to starboard is a large head compartment with a full sized shower, toilet and vanity. Immediately aft to starboard opposite the two crew berths, there is a large pantry for ship's stores which can possibly be utilized as an extension of the galley for food prep counters, additional lockers and appliances should they be needed. 

Up one level to the main deck  and in the forward salon, the wide covered weather decks and the pilothouse which has wing doors to provide immediate access to the foredeck. The pilothouse provides a commanding full view while one can't help but take notice of both some of the original ships equipment such as the annunciator, binnacle and compass, spotlight and of course the ship's wheel all of which are complimented by elegant varnished mahogany joinery.

There is a ladder directly up from the pilothouse for access to the bridge helm. Aft of the pilothouse the spacious forward salon with it's "trolley car" roll down windos has a large mirrored bar suitable for either open entertaining or sit-down dining for fourteen persons. Moving aft through a short passageway to stbd is the amidships door from the weatherdecks to the main salon. This also gives way aft to the even larger main salon which features a newer large screen TV on the bulkhead above the fireplace while adjacent to port is a beautiful mahogany wetbar for serving guests. One can't help but note through conversions and restorations every effort was given to maintain and preserve the original bronze ports and wheelhouse of the D-120 as a warship. The conversions included the addition of the trolley car roll down windows for exceptional ventilation, a fireplace with a marble hearth and large flat screen TV above with original photos of her as a warship and photos of visiting dignitaries augment the yachts heritage of evolving as a beautiful lady. 

Moving further aft in the main salon, steps down to port allow access to the aft cabins while center aft clear glazed double doors open to the fully enclosed and heated fantail sunroom where relaxing, entertaining, and breathtaking views of sunsets can be had in comfort and style. Wing doors provide access to both sides of the protected weather-decks and steps up to the boat deck are to port. Just aft of the sunroom and through a solid gate provides access to the poop deck and it's mooring winches. 

Forward on the boat deck, is the large enclosed bridge which provides a 360degree view and redundant controls while underway. Also, the bridge is equipped to starboard with a large proper drawered chart table while behind the helm is large cushioned bench seating for 12-14 people and storage for 50+ PFD's. Moving further aft on the boat deck through Dutch doors with clear Uzip plastic panels, there is standing and seating room for more than 35 guests protected by high safety rails....the perfect spot to experience dramatic panoramic views. relaxing, entertaining, or simply taking in breathtaking sunsets.

More recently, the Maryland Independence has been offtered for private charters, parties or families since she can entertain up to 55 guests at pier side and as many as 12 guests underway under current USCG regulations.

Recently hauled and surveyed by an independent surveyor in Portsmouth, VA and checked by the USCG, all below waterline fittings and running gear were found to be in excellent condition and the hull integrity remains uncompromised thanks to the application of 5 tons of fiberglass and resin. Her low hours and slow turning twin diesel Volvo engines continue to deliver economy while maintaining 10-12 knots underway at a meager burn rate from 18-21gph.  

Please refer to additional sections of this listing for more details and specifications and don't forget to click on the tab marked Video next to the photo tab to see a compilation of her recent two years of restoration and upgrades. 

An excellent attraction for dockside parties and charters, the Maryland Independence is an elegant lady that turns heads in every port!


Please contact Bill Adams, Central Agent (410)693-3133 or by email at bill@unitedmarinegroup.com for further information or to make an appointment to see this yacht.

If you own either a power or sailboat and are interested in selling, please give me a call @ 410-693-3133 for a FREE market evaluation and analysis.

Quality power boats, sailboats, and trawlers are needed for today's busy market. 

Please contact Bill Adams at 410-693-3133

Interested in this boat? Tel: 410-693-3133 .

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