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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Twin / diesel
- Located In:
- Hilton Head, SC
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 225,000
The Eastport 32 is a terrific boat for two people or entertaining 10. It is ideal for the afternoon cruise, a picnic, swimming off the back, casual fishing, watching the 4th of July fireworks, and even for short cruises. The boat is capable of quietly gunk-holing the creeks with shallow draft or racing ahead at 30 mph. Everything on the boat is very simple and easy to maintain and clean up. There is not an abundance of wood to varnish and its ideal for jumping aboard on the spur of the moment to go for a ride with friends and family.
Check out all the information and contact me or your broker. These boats are hard to find and this one is in great shape and ready to go.
Please feel free to call me on the cell phone 410-310-3476, text, or e-mail me at any time if you have any questions or there is anything else I can do for you.
David M. Cox, CPYB
Certified Professional Yacht Broker
Please contact David Cox at 410 280 2038
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Warranty: 5 years
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement
LOA: 32 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
LWL: 31 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 1 ft 8 in
Displacement: 9500 lbs Dry Load
Bridge Clearance: 7 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 10000 lbs
Total Power: 380 HP
Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Model: D - 3
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 190 HP
Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Model: D-3
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 190 HP
Cruising Speed: 28 mph
Maximum Speed: 32 mph
Fresh Water Tanks: (35 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (170 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Eastport 32 is a Chesapeake Bay workboat styled for the leisure market, with two turbo charged diesel engines incorporating the revolutionary electronic CRS injection system for maximum safety, maneuverability, fuel efficiency and a shallow go anywhere draft. Cruising comfortably at 30mph the Eastport 32 has a top speed of 35mph, with standard power. Designed with a soft flare in the bow and a moderate aft deadrise angle of 12 degrees to give a dry, comfortable ride even in choppy conditions. Constructed in North Carolina to the highest International standards using hand laid E-glass over closed cell foam core and Vinylester resin, features include a Head with Shower, a galley and a double berth in the forward cabin, also on deck seating converts into a bunk. The luxurious Navigator helm seat is the center of the ergonomically designed helm station with great all-round visibility and an outdoor feel. Ample seating in the large open cockpit and the unique dropdown tailgate/swim platform the Eastport 32 provides a great platform for water sports, fishing, parties or just relaxing.
Engine and Mechanical
Twin Volvo D#-190 HP fresh water cooled turbo charged marine engines with ZF down angle transmission.
80 amp alternators
single lever morse controls
Groco water strainers
Aquamet Prop Shafts
4 blade Acme propellers in pockets
Dripless prop shaft seals
Manganeze Bronze 22 rudders
170 gal Aluminum fuel tank with Stainless steel deck fills
Engine Sound Insulation
Adson Stainless Wheel
Teleflex hydrolic steering
Volvo trim tabs
Power and Motor Yacht Review August 2009
Eastport 32 August 2009
- Builder: Eastport
- Year: 2009
- Boat Type: Cruiser
- LOA: 32'6"
- Beam: 11'6"
- Draft: 1'5"
- Standard Power: 2/190-hp Volvo Penta D3s
- Base Price: $298,650
Fine dining tables are airily spaced throughout The Boatyard Bar and Grill, which is coated in the endemic red-and-white dcor of a Maryland crab house. Manila lines and painted pastel models of local vessels sit on long shelves, displayed as gentle beacons of Annapolis’ maritime heritage. “This is where we drew the first boat,” explains Eastport Yachts cofounder and sales manager Tom Weaver in his upbeat-Kiwi tone. “We were here one evening talking about what our favorite boat would be,” and with a shoulder-shrug acknowledgment of the clich founding myth, he smiles and says, “I still have the napkin.” Mick Price, cofounder and head designer, sits quietly back in his chair, his fingertips flexed steeple-like and sunglasses resting on his brow, nodding in agreement. “The 32 was based on a Chesapeake Bay workboat,” Weaver continues. “The idea was to modernize the look, as New Englanders and others have done with Downeast lobster boats, but to make sure that it was still suited for the way we boat around here.”
According to Weaver, the boating lifestyle on the Chesapeake demands a vessel that can reach the major towns on the far side of the bay (between 15 and 30 miles away) within an hour, comfortably fit a slew of guests for daytime cruising, and run in the shallows for explorations up rivers and streams. “She only draws 19 inches,” he explains, sipping from his ice water.
Price leans in. “Other hulls are retrofitted,” he says. “Ours is a modern running surface with a classic top. That’s a first.” I laugh lightly in agreement. The classic Chesapeake workboat is a single-engine vessel with a big engine box on centerline. By contrast, the standard propulsion system on an Eastport 32 consists of a pair of high-revving 190-hp Volvo Penta D3 diesel inboards mated to gears with eight-degree down angles that spin four-blade Acme nibral props. I’d already experienced how the combination works with the Eastport 32’s planing surface—which Price says is based on the modified-V used by modern Carolina sportfishermen—earlier that morning while bounding over the one-to-two foot chop of Annapolis Harbor.
My test boat, the aquamarine Hull No. 2 dubbed Chatterbox, reached her cruise speed of 20 mph just five seconds after I pushed the Morse controls flat, and in a mere 15 seconds she’d topped out at 33.5 mph. Just as her designers had intended, she was indeed capable of reaching destinations on the far side of the ria in less than an hour, and with time to spare.
Her SeaStar hydraulic steering responded without delay and allowed her to make four-boat-length circles at WOT. The only issue I had with her handling resulted from the aforementioned Morse controls, which required a good yank to get the transmissions in and out of gear, due to some improper maintenance. The available upgrades to electronic controls would eliminate such a problem, but even with it, I was still able to back her down alongside the dock with ease. (Weaver lubed the cables later, and the resistance disappeared.)
After docking I wanted to see how Eastport met its commitment to accommodate a multitude of guests. In order to maximize the width of the centerline walkway and thus allow for extra seating, Price placed the 32’s engines farther outboard than is typical. “We had to make sure that she wouldn’t get air underneath in a hard, high-speed turn and cavitate the props,” he explains. Part of the solution are conical prop tunnels designed to maintain a steady flow of water to the props. The engines’ wide stance creates other benefits besides guest mobility, such as increasing the boat’s ability to turn quickly while using less rudder, which is especially handy when docking. The only drawback I found is particular to the port side and only in conjunction with this engine. Since Volvo Penta doesn’t make port and starboard versions of its D3, a port-side installation leaves maintenance points like the oil dipstick and the impeller housing difficult to reach. Upgrade to 260-hp Volvo Penta D4s, 240-hp Cummins, or 220-hp Yanmars, and this problem disappears. The only other maintenance access issue I found was the restricted access via the 133⁄4"x 2'8" bilge-access hatch in the walkway between the engine boxes. The compartment below it holds four 8-D batteries—two house and two starters—as well as the switching box that allows you to parallel the banks in case one pair of batteries ever goes flat.
In any case, the ability to move about freely is only one defining aspect of the 32. Another, and more recognizable feature of a Chesapeake Bay workboat, is the flat cabin top that extends over the entire seating area. Traditionally fashioned from scrap planks and plywood with the sole task of carrying crab pots, the cabin top serves a more genteel purpose on the 32: shading patrons. Its made of vacuum-bagged Divinyncell and is supported on an aluminum housing that includes the windshield mullions. (All construction, including that of the hand-laid and also Divnycell-cored hull and stringers, is done by Brooks Boatworks in Washington, North Carolina.) Simply rolling up the optional isinglass dismisses any sense of an enclosed cabin, letting the ocean breeze whir by. But when protection from the elements is paramount, the entire seating area can be buttoned up—there’s even an option for a diesel heater. “I go fishing in one of these all winter,” boasts Weaver, “and just sip my coffee, watching guys get drenched in their center consoles.” In order to engender a dryer ride, Price moved the workboat’s helm station slightly aft, allowing more room for higher sheerlines. He also adopted flare in the bow, another improvement over the workboats. These adjustments seem to have done the trick, although coming off plane at around 1500 rpm, I did receive a light splash of salt spray onto the windshield (quickly removed by the dual Imtra wipers).
Affordability is another hallmark of the traditional crab-snagger that has worked its way into Eastport’s philosophy. As a result, you won’t find the level of finish that you would on a pricier vessel. For instance, the undersides of the fiberglass decks are left bare, PVC wiring conduit is exposed, and wires are not enclosed in looming. But none of this in any way affects the operation of the boat, or for that matter, should impact her long-term value. As Weaver says, “We created this boat for the way we boat.” His utilitarian dogma persists in features such as retractable faucet in the head that doubles as a shower nozzle (when was the last time you actually showered inside a 32-footer instead of using the one at the swim platform anyway?) and the purposeful avoidance of exterior woodwork (which also means less maintenance).
Because of her no-frills nature, the 32 is perfect for rigorous use. Daily trips—either cruising around local islands or fishing a few miles offshore—are her raison d’etre. In that sense, she again displays her workboat roots. But like everything else onboard, that tradition has been modified. The Eastport 32 is a pleasureboat, meant for your daily pursuit of on-the-water joy
To me the Eastport 32’s most memorable feature is her signature flip-down transom. It’s both easy to use and a practical addition for a boat that will spend a lot of time at sea. Just twist the central handle to pop open the stainless steel bolts, then push the switch under the starboard-side gunwale, and you’ve got yourself a sea-level lounging area. And this is no gimmick. It works great as a swim deck (a ladder attaches to the port side) or for hauling your tender aboard. The hinge along the bottom of the door doubles as a scupper, so the little water that comes in when you’re backing down pours right back out. Eastport even designed it so you can run at full speed with the door down, although just in case, you better look at your wake.
This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.
Designed and built to ABYC, US Coast Guard and CE regulations
- ISO/NPG gelcoat
- Vinylester resin outer skin with multi-axial E-glass laminates and structural foam core
- Solid skin keel centerline and chine's
- High Density Core at thru-hulls
- Bilges finished with white gel coat
- PVC guard rail with Stainless Steel rub strip
- Fold down Transom door/swim platform
- Molded quarter guard with Stainless Steel rub strip
- Brooks Boatworks "white" gelcoat with molded non-skid
- Polyester resin with multi-axial E-glass laminates and foam core
- Molded cockpit hatches with self draining gutters
- High Density core at deck fittings
- Deck bonded to hull with cyno-acrylate adhesive and mechanical fasteners at gunwale
- Polyester/glass/cored hardtop with SS handrails and cable runs for electronics
- Polyurethane painted window frames
- Glass windows
- Stainless Steel deck fittings
- Anchor storage with "Delta" anchor and chain
- Galley/Bar with SS sink and "Corian" counter-top and storage under
- 1 Settee berth
- 2 seats
- 4" cockpit "Ultraleather" cushions and seat backs
- Ultraleather "Flybridge" luxury helm and passenger seats with pneumatic S.S. pedestal by
- Lewmar deck hatch
- 4 Lewmar portlights in cabintop
- Lifting engine hatches
- Deck lockers with gas springs where appropriate
- Stainless steel Bow cleats
- Stainless Steel Bow Chocks
- Stainless steel Spring Cleats
- Stainless Steel Stern Cleats
- Rod holders in aft side decks
- Cup holders at helm and passenger stations
- Removable "Armstrong" swim ladder
- Twin Volvo D3 -190HP fresh water cooled turbo charged marine diesel engines with ZF down
angle transmission gear.
- 80 amp alternators
- Single lever controls
- Fuel shut offs
- Separ fuel filters
- Groco Water strainers
- Aquamet Prop Shafts
- 19" 4 blade Acme propellers in pockets
- Dripless prop shaft seal
- Manganese bronze Struts and cutlass bearings
- Manganese bronze 22 rudders
- 170 gal Aluminum fuel tank with Stainless steel deck fills
- Engine Sound insulation
- Edson stainless wheel
- Teleflex hydraulic steering
- Volvo trim tabs
- Rule automatic electric bilge pumps (2)
- Porcelain head with 20 gal holding tank, marina pump out and overboard macerator discharge
- Jabsco Pressure water pump
- Water heater
- 35 gal water tank
- Whale Head Sink and faucet/shower
With twin 190 HP diesels, a drop-down transom, and crazy amounts of deck space aft of the helm console, this boat has the functionality and classic look of a lobster boat, but is incredibly comfortable at anchor or while cruising through heavy chop at 27 knots. It’s twin engine and twin propeller design also provides a margin of safety offshore and it’s 22 inches of draft allows access to fishing spots other boats this size could never reach.
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.
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