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Huckins Sportsman Fairform Flyer ('66/'08), Fort Walton Beach, FL

US$ 75,000

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Completely Renovated 2006 through 2008. Newer 1997 Diesel Cummins Power with only 750 original hours. BUCKTIDE 1966/2008, One of only a handful of 40' Sportsman still in existence. Hull number 4 in ready for her new owner. Her factory cold-molded, fiberglass over very tough double diagonal Mahogany planked hull is solid and free of blisters. The new bottom paint is only a few months old. This "Huckings Fairform Flyer Sportsman" is truly a Classic restoration in every respected. The current and second owner of the vessel has brought her back very close to how she was when she was first launched. She has been upgraded to 2008 standards All without sacrificing the Huckins interior and exterior original appeal. This vessel is the third Huckins and one of many other vessels the owner has served as hands on production manager from start to finish. Working very hard to keep the vessel as original as possible including the functional details.

There are many hidden updates that actually make her better than new in 1966. All of the existing wiring and fixtures were completely removed and replaced with florescent 2008 hardware throughout, although the original Huckins light lenses are original. The engines were replaced with 1997 330 Cummins 6BTA's with only 749 original hours since new. This known for performance hull with the added Cummins power puts her in a class of her own for speed and efficiency. Performance at cruise is 20 Knots @ 2000 RPM delivering approximate efficiency of 18/20 gallons per hour - very nice for a 24,000 lbs. vessel. Sea keeping and handling is unbelievable for this 1966 vintage. If you should decide to get up and move she will push at 27 Knots @ 2600 RPM - Redline is @ 2800. The owner believes in holding the throttles back reasonably at cruise.

"Bucktide" is now equipped with a new 4 KW Westerbeke generator and a nearly new CruiseAir 12,000 BTU heating and air conditioning unit; which serves the Helm, Salon, Head and Captains quarters. The boat was stripped of most all of the components above and below deck and completely painted inside and out in 2008. As you look throughout the vessel there are too many new items and upgrades - it is almost impossible to take them all in. The struts, stainless steel shafts and cutlass were replaced. The Rudders were reconditioned. The exterior surfaces received new awlgrip paint in 2008 and non-skid plus new bottom paint. All of the deck hatches were refashioned and fit with new stainless steel edging. All other upholstery is updated - inside and out. Below decks much was stripped, reinforced, cleaned and new epoxy sealers applied in all exposed areas - an overkill by factory standards. All new wiring and pumps. Just some of the upgrades are reinforced stringers, all new wiring throughout, up to date upholstery, new flexteak like floor covering and new carpet. Some new glass, cellular blinds and custom fabrics. New electronics, new helm and gauges and the list just does not stop. The port and starboard salon windows were removed and rebedded October 20th 2013. This Huckins is one beautiful and tastefully finished Classic custom! The owner of this vessel has more money and hard work in it than he and his team will ever get out of it but he is very proud of the boat and happy to be able to have put another piece of history back on the water. "Bucktide" is a one of a kind work of art! The current owner grew up in the marina business and had owned a marina since 1955 until recently.

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 OWNER HAD BOAT SURVEYED MARCH 2012- Valued at $139,000.  Call for more info! 

The vessel was hauled out March 7th, 2014 for bottom inspection. The running gear received new ablative paint.






To View a Walking Tour Video Clip, you can visit this You Tube Presentation

To View a Video Clip of "BUCKTIDE" in the water, you can visit this You Tube Presentation

Please contact Tony Lengyel at 850-243-8733

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