1965 Chantiers Naval L'Esterel 88'
Designed by Andre Mauric, built to rigorous military specs for the French Coast Guard by the world-famous Chantiers Naval L'Esterel shipyard in Cannes, France (do an online search for Chantiers Naval L' Esterel--widely regarded as "the Rolex of wood boats"). Designed and built to operate in any of the world's oceans. Triple-planked old growth African mahogany over English White Oak ribs, 6 watertight bulkheads. US documented vessel.
Sleeps ten in five staterooms. Three heads with showers. Master suite features Queen bed and private head with shower. Large galley with tons of storage, full sized propane refer, gas stove/oven, tons of storage. Brand new cushions for settee and pilothouse seats. 24v and 12v systems, new Heart Interface Freedom 30 charger/inverter, and new main engine battery banks. 13kw Westerbeke genset, PUR watermaker, washer/dryer combo, heavy duty windlass, new dinghy lifting boom, dinghy deck cradle, multiple anchors and road, deck and anchor wash system, etc. W&H Autopilot, GPS, VHF, depth, Ratheon 100 mile radar, chart-plotter, etc. 10 person Avon liferaft. Large pilothouse with excellent visibility.
Would make an excellent live-aboard, research vessel, or dive/charter/eco/adventure tourism vessel. Boat was surveyed and appraised in 2008 at $1.2 million current market value and $4.5 million replacement value.
This is a truly unique opportunity to own a World Class boat at a fraction of her true market value--don't miss out!!!
Specific Information About The Vessel Condition
Completely refit about 10 years ago (approx $1.2 million US) including all new wiring, plumbing, remodeling of living quarters, galley, etc. Re-powered 4 years ago with brand new twin Lugger Marine 750hp turbo-charged marine diesels, approx 1,100 hours ea($150,000 US). Cruises nicely at 18 knots, will do 25 knots. 1,100nm range. Fast, stable, dependable.
Mini-refit 6 years ago including new props, new rudder assemblies, new 15,000 BTU A/C unit, complete paint job, re-bedding of all deck fixtures, new ports, hatches, etc.(approx. $200k). In 2014 she was hauled and painted 5/25/10--hull re-painted and new anti-foul paint (Interlux Micron Plus) was applied, new generator fitted, as well as substantial cosmetic upgrades($100k US).
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Call Ryan @ 352-262-3722 with any additional questions, to make offers, or to arrange for inspection.
HUGE revenue potential if chartered as easily holds 70+ passengers!
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