The Caillou Pride is a 57 foot steel-hulled former Louisiana shrimp boat converted to a liveaboard, pleasure cruising boat. She has two staterooms, a full head (with separate shower), and a deckhouse/galley with extra bunk and navigation station. She easily sleeps 5 and can accommodate up to 7. The galley provides the cook with a refrigerator, microwave, propane cook stove, double sink and ample counter space to prepare food for the crew. The large spaces make her very comfortable for extended cruising. The owner spent a month last summer traveling north through lake erie to Canada without incident.
This is a character boat which makes a statement on the water – a real head-turner. There is space on the deck for up to 35 people. She would be great for entertaining, for serious traveling, as a research vessel or as simply a sea-going home.
She is powered by two Detroit Diesel 6-71 engines and has a comfortable cruising speed of about 8 knots. The two engines (unusual for a commercial fishing boat) and large rudders make her easy to maneuver. Fuel capacity is about 2,200 gallons, and fresh water about 1,200 gallons, which makes her a great expedition boat. She displaces about 40 tons, depending on fuel and fresh water loads. Instruments include depth sounder, GPS navigation, vhf radio, radar and autopilot.
Contact Gary Torello
Central CT Marine Sales, LLC at Midway Marina
No pressure, evenings & weekends OK
PLEASE CALL 860-997-0620
CALL GARY AT 860-997-0620
Please contact Gary Torello at 860-997-0620
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 60 ft 0 in
LWL: 56 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Forward and Aft Staterooms. She easily sleeps 5 and can accommodate up to 7. The large spaces make her very comfortable for extended cruising. Head with separate shower, sink and marine toilet. 120 volt electric, 20-gallon, RV type water heater.
The galley provides the cook with a refrigerator, microwave, propane cook stove, double sink and ample counter space to prepare food for the crew. Large double sink, propane burner and toaster, medium size 120 volt refrigerator, 120 volt microwave and toaster.
VHF radio, Funaro depth sounder, Navman GPS, JRC Radar, Robertson Autopilot. (note that the electronics are mostly older stuff, but in perfectly serviceable condition).
20 KW Detroit Diesel 3-71 generator; 120 amp alternator; 4 series 29 house batteries, 2400-watt inverter. Some lighting is 120 volt (operating off the generator, power inverters or shore power) and some is 12 volt. Separate starting batteries for both engines and generator. Separate instrument batteries.
She is in good condition, age considered. Two separate surveys have been done when bought her current owner in 2005, plus an ultrasound on the hull steel. A mechanic was employed to examine the engines and arrange an oil analysis. These reports were generally were consistent with the age of the boat. Copies are available to serious buyers. The mechanic investigation notes that there was a single broken ring on the #1 cylinder on the starboard engine, but said that this was not a real problem because the remaining rings would suffice, and suggested not bothering to fix. The port engine has more wear and he suggested that after a few fishing seasons a rebuild should be considered. The current owner had no trouble with either of these items since purchase in 2005, and has put far fewer hours on the engines than would be involved with a typical year-round commercial fishing operation.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 866-455-9058Tel: Brokerage: 860-997-0620, Marina: 860-345-4330
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