This piece of history has always been in FRESHWATER and it shows.
Constructed in 1908 by Benjamin F. Cowles at Buffalo, NY.
LOA - 81' 6"
Length at Waterline - 76' 10"
Beam - 20' 0"
Depth - 10' 6"
Draft - 8' 6-1/2"
Propeller - 70" diameter, 30" pitch 3 blade
Propeller Shaft - 5-3/4"
The hull is riveted construction with 3/8" plating. There are
five watertight compartments. Accommodations include a chain locker at
the bow, crew sleeping quarters, engine room, lazarette, and rudder
compartment below deck.
Above deck, accommodations include the galley, fidley (upper engine
room), and engineer's quarters. The pilothouse is a half deck above
the main deck, accessed from the galley or the main deck.
The boat was originally steam powered.
Repowered in 1947 a Kahlenberg C6 reversing
marine oil engine was installed. It has 6 cylinders,
12.5" bore, 14" stroke and 10308 cubic inch displacement.
The engine length is 19' 8-1/2", 51" width and weighs 35,000 pounds.
The engine is a two-stroke cycle (2-cycle), dry sump, valveless
engine. Lubrication is by pressure fed drip lubricators. Oil is then
scavenged from the crankcase and filtered to be reused in the
bearings. Scavenging is accomplished by a pressurized crankcase
passing the air through ports in the lower cylinder. The pistons
require new oil to help prevent carbon build up on the rings. Cooling
is done by seawater. The engine temperature is controlled by the
engineer manually. Starting is done by compressed air applied to each
cylinder by the single lever control.
Accessories include an air compressor, a seawater cooling pump, a
direct-connected bilge pump and glow plug starting aids.
The engine is directly coupled to the propeller shaft with no clutch
or reverse gear. Reversing is accomplished by reversing the engine.
This is controlled by a single handle lever that will rapidly start,
stop and reverse the engine.
Hydraulic steering was installed at the time of the engine update.
This can be used manually or with power assist. Four 1,000 gallon fuel
tanks were installed. The engine uses 8 gallons of #2 diesel fuel per
hour at half throttle.
Electrical power is provided by two diesel generators, one providing
110 V DC and the other providing 110-V AC. The navigation equipment is
powered by 12 VDC provided by the diesel generators. There is no
generator on the main engine. Shore power is provided through an
Some recent updates include some hull repair, major painting, and
cleaning, rebuilding the galley, replacing the pilothouse doors,
rebuilding the lazarette, engine room repairs and major electrical work.
FRESHWATER yacht with only has 350 hours on the Yanmar Diesel engines.
Bow & Stern Thrusters. There is a custom hardtop with a sunroof. The
electronics were upgraded in 2015. All new bridge canvas in 2014.
This boat also has a custom winter cover!
This rare high-quality Vagabond 42 is located on magnificent
Lake Superior. Pier Illusion is an exquisitely appointed, meticulously
maintained, classic cruising vessel. The teak woodwork both
above and below decks is in fantastic condition. There are three
separate cabins, two heads, reverse cycle heating and air
conditioning, full galley, navigation station, and ample storage!
The vessel has been set up for shorthanded sailing with all
lines lead aft to the cockpit for ease of sailing. There is roller
furling in both of the headsails and in-mast furling for the mainsail.
The vessel has undergone annual maintenance and a few upgrades have
also been thrown into the mix. They are as follows:
Cetol finish applied to the decks every 3 years.
Rear small holding tank removed and replaced with a 30-gallon tank.
The epoxy barrier coat was on the boat when he purchased her.
Trinidad Antifouling paint applied every 3 years. Done in 2016 and
retouched spring of 2017
R&R to all cabin fans with 3-speed oscillating fans 2017
75% of interior light fixtures R&R with led fixtures. The rest
are in the boat waiting to be changed out.
Batteries replaced as follows Starting 2016 Windlass 2015 House
2017 (3) 12D
The rig is inspected for any imperfections each fall when he goes
aloft to remove the wind instrument for storage.
The rig gets tuned each spring
The sails are removed each fall. Inspected and stored
appropriately each winter.
Chain plates were Rebedded 4 years ago.
Seacocks are greased and serviced each fall.
Strainers are taken apart and cleaned each fall.
Air conditioning / Heat works great. It along with the
refrigerator and freezer are professionally serviced by a well-known
well know local AC company each spring.
Refrigerator got a new chiller plate 3 years ago.
Winches are greased and serviced every 2 years.
There is good water pressure on the boat.
The tanks never get antifreeze added to them for winterizing. The
water system is evacuated with compressed air for winter layup.
The water tanks are aluminum and are in good condition and show no
signs of any problems.
The hand pump in the galley sink has a crazy fine water filter on
it. The water out of this faucet is "delicious".
Interior woodwork is oiled every spring.
Mattresses were replaced 10 years ago but have only been slept on
occasionally since then.
The oil in the Yanmar is changed once in the fall and again in the
spring after about 10 hours of run time.
Fuel filters are replaced 2x per year.
New Running rigging for the gennaker including snap shackles.
Gennaker in a sock is 6 years old and has been out of the bag 3 times.
The roller furling main cranks in at the mast but could be rigged
to operate from the cockpit.
Showings on this Fantastic Yacht by appointment only, please.
Super clean, well cared for ONE OWNER since new, Freshwater Yacht! This vessel is loaded with options! All the
sails controlled with the push of a button!
Best of all worlds - raised deck saloon sailboat, fit with a powerful
engine. Sit inside watching the world go by while warm and dry. No
more leaping around the deck and winding winches in the rain.
Yanmar Diesel with 450hrs
Full Raymarine electronics suite
Fully Roller Furling
Centralized sail control in aft cockpit with electric winch,
multiple sheet stoppers, and line bins.
Mainsail furler, outhaul, and sheet, plus jib sheet are all
routed below decks to the aft sail control console;jib furler and outhaul lines run alongside deck to aft
cockpit area with stoppers and leads to an electric winch on the console.
Push button helm and cockpit control of main and jib sheets.
In-mast furling main with vertical battens, boom vang/preventer.
Much Much More!
Check out the full details for all the info on this fantastic pilothouse.
From Cruising World:
"Given both an aging demographic looking for ways to extend the
free life afloat and a brand following is known to favor solid
construction and comfort over high performance, IP has made a bold,
yet almost inevitable, move into the motor-sailing market. It's done
so honestly and well with the SP Cruiser, for it does exactly what the
company says it will do: provide "year-round boating comfort,
trawler-like livability, motoring performance, and simple and
versatile sailing." With an SA/D of 14.8 and a D/L of 223, the
sailing will depend on ample wind from a favorable direction. The boat
sailed an honest 6.3 knots with a beam wind of 16 knots. It stood well
to its limited canvas, which adds distance and security to its
motoring range of 1,000 nautical miles. For light-air or close-hauled
work, the 100-horsepower Yanmar takes charge, controlled from a
comfortable, out-of-the-weather pilothouse helm that has excellent
visibility.The sail controls, located aft of the cabin house, are too
far from the wheel for safe sailing. Apparently aware of this, IP
designers are presently working on an electric drum winch that will
allow push-button sail control from the helm station. Although not
pitched as a blue-water passage-maker, the SP Cruiser has a reassuring
stability index of 39 and a capsize righting moment of 155 degrees.The
most innovative feature is the forward cockpit, which is designed
purely for lounging, away from all sail and motor controls. With the
addition of handholds and rails, the aft platform will extend the
loading, relaxing, and working space considerably.The interior, which
includes the raised-deck helm and dining area, is spacious and
sensible. Systems are of typical IP high standards and coupled with
the company's 3/10/10 warranty, one may expect manageable maintenance
and sound customer service."
Excellent Fresh Water sailing yacht with WALKTHROUGH
TRANSOM. Very easy to sail and very stable. With its large
elliptical rudder and wing keel, it is extremely responsive and even
backs straight! Below deck accommodations include seven
berths with a double centerline berth in the aft
stateroom, separate shower in the head, a large
refrigerator/freezer, and nav station. The interior has a
beautiful teak interior and minor amounts of teak above deck for ease
This boat is well equipped with GPS, Radar,
Autopilot, separate starting battery, and three house
batteries. The vessel has a 135 AMP smart regulator and smart shore
power for charging.
Designed as an ocean-going vessel this boat can handle the waters of
lake superior and has excellent windward performance.
This C&C has lake water intake in addition to onboard water tanks
with separate faucets. In addition to the standard six-gallon water
tank, there is an on-demand propane water heater to
enable getting hot water without running the engine to wash dishes or
shower. You never have to worry about running out of hot water!
The on-demand hot water heater is also connected to two
Key upgrades include a 3 blade Max Prop Reversing Propeller
Very clean freshwater Catalina 400. Professionally
maintained diesel runs great, with only 900 hours. Dual fore and aft
A.C. and heat units. Huge fully enclosed
cockpit. Top and front-load refrigerator with a
separate freezer.ST6000 integrated
auto-helm,Raymarine E120 chart plotter,
radar, feathering prop, all
lines led aft, winter cover and more!
This vessel has always been in freshwater, and has spent
all winters in indoor heated storage!
The Bayliner 3988
Motor Yacht is a very comfortable boat with ample space. There
large salon and galley area with windows to enjoy the lake view.
Each stateroom has its own head aboard. The spacious salon consists
of two settees, a raised galley with plentiful
cabinet storage and counter space. There have been numerous upgrades
in the years that the current owners have had the boat.
Cummins turbocharged diesels
HDS-10 Gen II Chartplotters (upper helm) and one HDS-7 (lower
open ray Radar (2013)
Sirus marine weather
8kW Westerbeke generator
Bennette trim tabs
30-micron primary filters, 10-micron secondary filters
hydraulic steering at both helms
Weaver davit system
speakers on flybridge and in the salon
Upper and lower
Compass at each helm
radio and two hand held units at each helm (2013)
flybridge with optional screens
curtains on salon windows
and air mattress to convert settee to double berth
Electric water heater
heaters in salon and staterooms
Heat pump style
heaters and air conditioning
LED lighting throughout
batteries- two starting, two house, and for the generator
220 feet of
anchor chain and rode & spare anchor
Two 30' long 50
AMP power cables
New lines and
Magma BBQ grill
Extra set of
24" propellers 24"x24" (21 pitch on boat now)
Avon dinghy and
15hp Johnson outboard
downriggers (two electric and two manual), outriggers, and rod holders
Bow Thruster, New VDO Gauges at the custom helm, Floscans,
Trolling Valve, Autopilot, Sonar, AC-Heat, Hardtop, Deck Prism
Lighting and Large Windlass. Docking / Trolling station allows
operation of the boat from the fishing deck.
Entire boat Painted (hull and topside): All hardware removed and rebedded
Custom hardtop designed for tuna tower to be added if desired
Custom flybridge enclosure with “smiley” access openings
Freshwater boat ! Upper and Lower helm
stations with Raymarine C-120
Autopilot and Radar (new 2011) at Both
helms. 59 Hrs on the Westerbeke Generator
(New 2011). AC/Heat, Dingy and 9.9hp outboard, Full
size Refrigerator and Freezer 2011
Ther Hunter 37 Cherubini is a masthead rigged cutter with fin keel
stepped mast. Sails include a roller furling genoa, staysail, and
mainsail. It is powered by a Yanmar 3QM diesel engine. The main cabin
has a galley to starboard. There are port and starboard settees with a
folding leaf table mounted center line for dining. The navigation
station is conveniently located at the aft end of the port settee.
Sleeping quarters include a quarter berth to port and the V-berth
forward. The head is located in the passageway between the main cabin
This FRESHWATER vessel is ready for your next adventure! The Mainship
Nantucket 36 has the interior volume of a much larger vessel, the wide
open salon is spacious and comfortable. There is an electric ignition
and closed cooling system. The vessel has a comfortable forward
stateroom, Bunks in the second stateroom, pull out couch in salon.
This FRESHWATER Hinterholler Niagara 35 has generous accommodations and
many upgrades. There is ample ventilation and lighting provided by the
six opening ports, and four opening skylights. There is 6' 4' of
headroom, and she can sleep eight.
The overall exterior condition of the boat is very good, with the
teak decks recently refinished. The brightwork is also in excellent
condition, and the fiberglass free of cracks and any major
problems. The Nauticat 33 has a solid fiberglass hull, topside, and
deck with no core material.
This FRESHWATER Tartan 33 has a 2008 Universal
diesel engine with only 250 hours! The vessel is well lit and airy.
There is a large V-berth as well as two double berths and a single
berth. If you are looking for a high-quality Tartan this is it!
This freshwater 2002 32' Advantage Victory has a stepped vee-bottom
to allow you to get a plain, and start cruising with ease.
Silver Bullit has under 100 hours on the boat and under five
hours on the rebuilt twin Mercruiser 500 Bulldog engines.
Rainbow is a clean FRESH WATER vessel. Neatly appointed
and professionally maintained, she features a roller furling Jib and a
wheel mount auto-pilot to make her cruiser friendly. She is truly in
"sail away" condition.
For additional information or to schedule a showing, please contact the broker.
(218) 343-7080 cell (715) 392-7131 office
To see other sailboat listings, please see our website at: http://www.barkers-island-marina.com/yachtworld/sail.htm
The Hinterholler Nonsuch 30 is a breeze to sail. The deck and cockpit
are models of simplicity.
Nice wide, flat, uncluttered side decks going forward, high
lifelines, an easy wide-open cockpit with lots of wide flat surface,
and a POWER winch to raise the mainsail! There are two generous
berths and modern simple electronics.
Practical sailor says
"The Nonsuch 30 is one of the most boring boats we have ever
sailed. Tacking requires no yelling, releasing of sheets, cranking,
tailing, or trimming. The helmsman simply says “ I think we’ll tack”
and gives the wheel a quarter turn, Being careful not to upset his
Mt. Gay and tonic. The Nonsuch quietly slides through about 85
degrees and settles on the other tack with a minimum of fuss.
Beating up a narrow channel simply requires repeating the process."
A very beamy 30' sedan with interior space typically found in 40'
models. Spacious walk around large Queen Size berth in the forward
stateroom with a door. Private double mid-berth with separate vanity
sink. Cedar closet. air conditioning. The dinette seats 5 and converts
to a third double bed. Large galley with huge counters. Plentiful
storage throughout the boat.
This FRESHWATER C&C in remarkable condition. Awlgrip
paint on the hull sides and VC17 on the bottom.
All sails including the spinnaker have been cleaned and
reconditioned! New upholstery and canvas. Roller Furling.
This Columbia 8.7 is well equipped and ready to sail! New
Yanmar diesel in 1998. The boat features many electronics,
including; a depth sounder, log-speedometer, a plotter, GPS, VHF, and
radar. New cushions in 2009.
For additional information or to schedule a showing, please contact the broker.
(218) 343-7080 cell (715) 392-7131 office
To see other boat listings, please see our website at: http://www.barkers-island-marina.com/boat-sales/
This Carver 280 Mid-Cabin Express has only been in
freshwater. The current owner has had the vessel for
ten years and replaced the lower unit and bellows in 2013. It has a
full camper top with newer blue canvas.