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1925 Custom William Hand Design

  • 27 ft
  • Antique and Classic
  • Essex, CT, US

Yacht price :

$16,500

Overview

Built in circa 1925 to a William Hand's  design Raised Deck Cruiser. "GADFLY" is a classic design of the twenties by the noted designer. She is a modified vee with skeg hull form built with wood plank on frame construction. The yacht was restored in circa 1998 and over the last ten years maintained by a leading New England shipyard and knowledgeable shipwright.
She has reportedly earned the following acclaims:
  • 1989 Mystic Seaport Antique Rendezvous - "Best Restoration by Owner" 
  • 1990 Merrimac River parade of boats - "Best Vintage Yacht"
  • 1992 Boston Antique & Classic Boat Show - "Best Powerboat"
  • 1999 1000 Island Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Society - "Best Presentation" 
  • 1999 Hudson Valley Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Society - "Skippers Choice " 

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Custom
Model:
William Hand Design
Year:
1925
Category:
Power
Condition:
Used
Location:
Essex, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
GADFLY
Boat Type:
Antique and Classic
Hull Material:
Wood
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
HIN:
Designer:
William Hand
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
27 ft - 8.23 meter
LOA:
27 ft 6 in - 8.38 meter
Beam:
8 ft 4 in - 2.54 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft - 0.91 meter
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
7600 lbs

Engine

Make:
Ford
Model:
Kodiak LSG-4231
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
1731
Cruise Speed:
9 MPH
Range:
-
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
Gas/Petrol
Horsepower:
120 (Individual), 120 (combined)
Max Speed:
14 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
80 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
20 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 gallons - 1 tank(s)

Accommodations

Total Cabins:
1
Total Berths:
-
Total Sleeps:
1
Total Heads:
1
Captains Cabin:
No
Crew Cabins:
1
Crew Berths:
1
Crew Sleeps:
1
Crew Heads:
1

Gallery

Descriptions

Cabin & Accommodations
Sleeping accommodations for two in bunks or double bed configuration with table-fill combination.
  • Mahogany, oak and white painted ceiling board decor
  • Hanging locker
  • Stowage under bunks
  • Seat Cushions 
  • Stowage under galley and sink
  • Electrical panel and battery switch
  • Batteries (2) under galley area with charger
  • 12v DC Lighting
  • AC breaker and GA type service outlet 
  • H/C pressure water 25 gal.tank
  • Galley w/ sink
  • Propane camp stove
  • Electric flush head w/ 22 gal. holding tank 
  • Deck pump out and macerator pump for overboard discharge
  • Access panel to front of engine room
  • Access panel to plumbing 
  • Water heater forward in bow vee storage 


PILOTHOUSE & HELM
  • Steering and control console - Edson cable type with bronze quadrant
  • Original Bronze spoked wheel
  • Emergency manual tiller 
  • Complete instrumentation
  • Engine box access 
  • Bilge hatches and stowage access in Lazarette
  • Transom Seat with cushions of weather-proof marine fabric
  • Side curtains make the entire cockpit and bridge deck into a camp cabin 
  • Enclosure screens
Navigation & Safety: 
Operation of the electronics is not proven at the time of the listing.
  • Ritchie compass 
  • VHF radio 
  • Knot meter / Log / Depth sounder
  • Running lights
  • Horn 
  • Ships Bell
  • Halon system and fire extinguisher


Deck
Painted plywood over deck beamsCast Bronze hardware
Danforth 13-s anchor in chocks with 200 ft of 5/8 nylon rode
Signal mast


DISCLAIMER
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. The vessel has been out of service for a number of years and the operation of listed electronics, engine and systems is not proven at the time of listing. 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.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.




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Essex, CT, US

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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6791404)
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