(LOCATION: Longboat Key FL) This unique Custom 45 Chesapeake Skipjack is a throwback to simpler times. Handbuilt to specifications from the 1800s with the finest woods available. Designed for coastal cruising her shallow draft allows access to to waters that others can only view from afar. Her large open deck provides room to play, relax, and entertain.
With white oak beams the fir marine hull and bottom are finished in the West system epoxy glass for beauty and durability. The old growth long leaf yellow pine decks have teak trim. The teak cockpit features custom inlay and stainless steel drains. The rails are laminated mahogany and the bowsprit is laminated douglas fir with hand carved tall boards. The fit, finish, and detail is what makes this wood boat desirable.
The deckhouse features teak frames with gloss varnished ribbon cut honduras mahogany with teak weather boards. The roof is canvas covered marine plywood. The interior has single berths to either side, center cabinet with electrical panels, and a beautiful yellow pine table with cherry, mahogany, and lacewood inlay. The four drawer cabinet provides storage and a full quarter berth complete the accommodations. The compact galley has stainless steel sink. An AM/FM/CD player, LED lighting, and porta potti, are concessions to modern convenience.
A 9-hp Mercury outboard provide economical cruising power. A single starter battery and two house batteries provide electrical power on the water with shore power dockside. Call now for more information and to schedule a showing.