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Chimera II is powered with reliable 3208 CATs (hour meter reads 338) and her hull is sound. Unique to Huckins Yacht, this boat has a mid-ship engine room under the main salon with 18' propeller shafts instead of the usual v-drive configuration. Her work list is mostly cosmetic; paint, electronics, soft goods.
The deckhouse and lounge deck are on one level, providing 18 ft of living space! Arranged to sleep six in double staterooms forward and aft, lounge-berth and folding berth in deckhouse. Dual control, flybridge with bimini top and convertible seat-lounges. The elements are all pure Art Deco. The lights in the salon, as everywhere else in the boat, are authentic 1950s fixtures.
Originally built with the intention of adding a flybridge at a later date, Huckins installed one for the second owner in 1964, at the same time as the salon was enclosed. The hull was completely fiberglassed by Huckins in 1969 and drip rail wings and dunnage boxes were also added during this time. In 1985 Huckins repaired the bottom, repowered the boat with her lightweight CATs, and installed a permanent bimini to the f/b.
In 2002 she won spectators choice award at Ocean Reefs vintage weekend.
She is currently hauled out and undercover in Jacksonville, Florida just waiting for someone who understands her pedigree and values her work of art.
Double, diagonal Philippine mahogany planking on white oak frames, Everdur bronze & copper rivet fastenings, with permanent resin.
This yacht was fiberglassed by Huckins in 1969.
Double stateroom with V-berths and hatch to foredeck up forward. Aft on stbd side is a enclosed electric head. To port is they galley, equipped with a double sink, electric stove and refrigerator.
Step up from the galley into a very large, semi-sunken deckhouse/lounge, with lower controls on the stbd side, a settee berth, and folding berth on port side.
Further aft and below is the owners full-width stateroom with a large hanging locker and separate electric head. Flybridge has ample seating and lounge space.