For Sale or Trade for just about anything that does not eat!
Hello folks, thanks for looking.This is my personal boat
I actually purchased this boat for myself to use as a commuter boat from our house to the marine and town at our second home in the Caribbean. As a licensed marine dealer and Yacht Broker I could have purchased any number of boats but I intentionally hand picked this ST TROPEZ to rebuilt. My resoning behind this choice was because
- I needed a reliable boat with two engines
- Sea Kindly which would be easy for family members to operate and comfortable ride
- Speed with some speed and fuel economy for a twin engine set up
- Off the shelf parts availability (some boats and drive trains require that parts be purchased from dealers which are high)
- Did not want to deal with electronic engines or control systems! I wanted anyone to be able to work on the boat, including myself even at Sea!
- I did not want to spend $100K to accomplish the aforementioned.
Being in the business marine industry I know that a well maintained vessel is as good and sometimes better that a newer option.
Why WELLCRAFT ST. TROPEZ?
For those of you specifically looking for a St Tropez I'm sure you already know about the boat so please forgive the redundancy. But for those of you just looking or learning the St. Tropes was "THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MODEL WELLCRAFT CRUISER EVER MADE". The boat has a sleek outer appearance and is absolutely beautiful lines sitting in the water
. That single point keeps these boats timeless (from looking dated). If you look around you will see people keeping their St Tropez for decades and/or investing BIG BUCKS to retrofiting them like we did on this boat. As a broker I've seen people invest $40K+ in their St. Tropez and swear they will keep them for life. To date I've invested over $15K just in engines and running gear alone and another $10K into paint and seating at my cost (keep in mind that I have a shop with 3 mechanics and 2 painters that work on commercial vessels and yachts). If someone was to go to a ship yard to get the work done that we have completed the cost could have easily exceeded $35K.
WHY I'M SELLING THE BOAT
When we were about 90% completed with this boat my wife and I had an opportunity to aquire a Villa in town with in walking distance to all the restaurants, stores and docks. So with "due pressure" from my wife and family we moved to town where everyone could walk everywhere. That move eliminated our need for this boat. At the time I struggled with the choice to finish the boat or sell it as it is and let someone else finish the details which would enable the owner to have boat knowlage (priceless) and have the ability to make the boat their own and save a few bucks in the process. I decided to sell the boat AS IS.
WORK WE'VE DONE & CONDITION ON THE BOAT
To my knowledge there is nothing "wrong" with the boat but there are some details that need to be finished. Additionally, I've not had this boat in the water since we've done the work. Those of you who know boats know that it is very common for any boat that has had this extensive of work done to have small details that must be addressed before take her out for a day with family and friends. Now, for those skeptics, I'm not trying to hide something in that statement. I just want to make it clear so there are no surprises, we've been in business 42 years and who we are and our feedback on eBay is priceless. I also don't want any first time buyers to get the idea that the day the boat arrives they will be able to jump in the boat and go for a ride. I'm also not saying that couldn't happen either, I'm say when the boat arrives the buyer should not be surprised if they needed to do some minor work to make the boat ready.
The following is a list of the work we did to the boat along with notes for items that I would think need to be addressed depending on the new buyers tastes and purposes for the boat. If you would like clarification on this point PLEASE feel free to call me directly.
Thank you again for looking
Licensed Marine Dealer and Yacht Broker
2012 Refurbish Work The following NEW EQUIPMENT was installed:
- PAINT: 100% PROFESSIONAL PAINTERS HIRED:
- Bottom Job PETTIT DUAL BIOCIDE TRINIDAD ANTIFOULING PAINT: Old bottom paint was completely removed (sanded to jellcoat) and new PETTIT DUAL BIOCIDE TRINIDAD ANTIFOULING PAINT w/ HIGH COPPER LOAD FOR UNPRECEDENTED PROTECTION. PETTIT says bottom paint can be Burnished for a Smooth Racing Finish.
- TOP DECK, SIDES & COCKPIT: Interlux Perfection: According Mfg. Perfection is the ultimate performing, 2-part polyurethane gloss marine finish. It provides the longest lasting, ultra high-gloss finish that has superb color retention, together with excellent chemical, impact & abrasion resistance.
- SEATING & COCKPIT AREA:
- Todd Captain and All Seats in Cockpit. The boat originally came with a bench at the back of the cockpit along the stern wall. I removed those so that we step in the boat when she was backed up to the marina dock and to make it easier to fish & dive.
- LED Cockpit lighting (it is installed but the wiring needs to be connected to a switch)
- Radio & Antenna (both new in the box but needs to be installed)
- The side wall upholstery and lean rail I removed and was going to install stainless to give it some pop and durability. If someone wanted to go back with the upholstery here it would probably cost $500 to do so
- SALON AREA
- Refrigerator (new in the box and I can have our guy install this before she leaves our yard)
- Recovered Seat Cushions completed and you can see them in the photos
- Flooring (New in box needs to be installed,. This is an easy project as the wood flooring has peel off back and sticks to the floor. I did not install this because I felt the new owners might elect to just leave the floor the original fiberglass or carpet depending on taste)
- ENGINE ROOM & RUNNING GEAR (FYI: We spent about $15K in this area alone!)
- Both Engines were remanufactured by INDUSTRIAL ENGINE and have ZERO hours on them
- Both propellers were rebuilt and tuned by MARINE PROPELLER MACHINE WORKS
- Shafts trued / checked NEW bushings
- 1 NEW STRUT & 1 REBUILT
- Batteries & AC/DC converter
- Intake & exhaust hoses
- Bilge pumps
- EXTERIOR OF BOAT
- Running lights
- Windless & Anchor
- To much more to mention
Original equipment from Manufacture when new
Beam: 11' 8"
Draft: 2' 10"
Displacement: 10,300 LBS
Bridge Clearance: 8' 5"
TWIN MERCRUISER 454
Cruising Speed: 23 MPH
Max Speed: 30 MPH
* FULL HEAD WITH SHOWER
* SLIDING DOOR TO CABIN
* DINETTE CONVERTS TO BERTH
* BUILT-IN SEATING in Salon
* 12 AND 110 VOLT REFRIGERATOR
* STORAGE CABINETS
* 2 BURNER STOVE TOP W/CUTTING BOARD
NAVIGATION AND ELECTRONICS:
* VHF RADIO
* LOWRANCE 3200 DEPTH SOUNDER (it is there but I don't know if it works until she gets into the water)
* TRIM TABS WITH INDICATORS (it is there but I don't know if it works until she gets into the water)
* 30 AMP SHOREPOWER INLET
* BATTERY SWITCHES
* 12 VOLT BATTERIES
* 25' SHORE CORD 30 AMP
* BATTERY CHARGER
* ANCHOR WINDLASS
* TWO OPENING HATCHES
* FENDERS AND LINES
* FULL CANVAS ENCLOSURE
* BUILT-IN SEATING ON DECK WAS removed this at the stern. We also got rid of the old passengers chair and captain's chair and purchased new top of the line TODD SEATING
The St. Tropez set a new standard for the Express Cruiser Style when she first came out which continues to be one of the most popluar layouts in the market today.
THE COCKPIT IS ALL ON ONE LEVEL AND OFFERS A SPACIOUS AREA WITH BUILT-IN HELM AND GUEST SEATING WITH A FULL CANVAS AND EISENGLASS ENCLOSURE FOR ALL WEATHER BOATING. TWO STEPS DOWN LEAD TO THE CABIN, ALSO ON ONE LEVEL, WITH A GALLEY TO STARBOARD AND A FULL HEAD TO PORT. FORWARD IS A DINETTE FOR FOUR THAT CONVERTS TO A DOUBLE BED AND A SOFA THAT CONVERTS TO TWO BUNKS TO PORT. THE ISLAND DOUBLE BED IS FORWARD WITH A PRIVACY CURTAIN, READING LIGHTS AND HANGING LOCKERS. THERE ARE TWO LARGE OPENING HATCHES IN THE FOREDECK ALLOWING GOOD VENTILATION AND LIGHT. ALSO TWO SLIDING WINDOWS AND FOUR PORTS IN THE HULL PROVIDING AN OPEN FEELING TO THE CABIN.