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CYCLONE

  • 35.5'
  • 2001
  • VAN DAM SHIPYARD
  • Houston, Texas, United States
  • $275,000

ABOUT CYCLONE

CYCLONE resurrects the classic “Limousine” runabout style from the 20’s and 30’s.  Her spacious well ventilated cabin allows for comfortable use during inclement weather, and also takes the early and late season chill away allowing for longer seasonal use than her open cockpit counterparts.  Typical for Van Dam, her planking is hand selected and comes from one log.  The level of detail and finish on this boat is as good as it gets.

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: VAN DAM SHIPYARD
  • Category: Runabout
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 2001
  • YearBuilt: 2001
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: US Doc# 1244140
  • Vessel Top: Hardtop
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 1/2 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 35' 6" (10.82m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 8' 3" (2.51m)
  • Min Draft: 2' 0" (0.61m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 25 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 45 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 7,460 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: --
  • Holding Tank: 3 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 177 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • State Rooms: 1
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: VWC08027F101
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Deck Material: Wood
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Van Dam
  • Hull Color: Bright
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: Van Dam
  • Interior Designer: Van Dam
  • Manufacturer: Mercruiser
  • Model: 502
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Gas

Overview

CYCLONE resurrects the classic “Limousine” runabout style from the 20’s and 30’s.  Her spacious well ventilated cabin allows for comfortable use during inclement weather, and also takes the early and late season chill away allowing for longer seasonal use than her open cockpit counterparts.  Typical for Van Dam, her planking is hand selected and comes from one log.  The level of detail and finish on this boat is as good as it gets.

Accommodations

A V-berth forward well suited to an overnight stay followed by four generously sized forward facing leather upholstered seats in the main cabin.  The cabin is exquisitely detailed and modern conveniences such as refrigeration, coffee maker, and bar area are all hidden from view.  Sliding windows and opening forward and aft hatches provide adequate ventilation.  The cockpit easily seats 6 to 8 is soft leather upholstered U-shaped bench seating.

Head

Sani-Pottie portable marine head with integral holding tank

Galley

Igloo 110V refrigerator
Black & Decker coffee maker
Chrome wash basin with distilled fresh water spigot
Custom bar with fitted decanter set

Electronics and Navigation

Furuno Nav-Net Chart Plotter (2013)
Furuno AIS (2013)
ICOM Command Mic VHF (2013)
Ritchie compass
JVC Multi-disk CD Stereo with Bose speakers

Mechanical and Electrical

2 x 509hp 8.4L Mercruiser 502 cubic inch gasoline engines (248hrs as of 8/15)
2 x Velvet Drive 1.50 to 1 V-Drive transmissions
2 x Dripless stuffing boxes
2 x Bronze 4-blade propellers
Teleflex throttle controls
2 x Detmar ventilation blowers
2 x Mercury 65 Amp Alternator
Mastervolt 10 Amp battery charger (2015)
20 Amp shore power inlet with cord
Blue Seas battery switches
2 AGM Carquest starting and house batteries
1 AGM Carquest bow-thruster battery

Hull and Deck

Modified-V Hull
½” thick Mahogany over Okoume hullsides Cold molded with West System
¾” thick triple plank cedar bottom Cold molded with West System
Hull finish is varnish over epoxy
Stainless boarding / swim ladder
12 Life Jackets
Boat hook
Assorted fenders and lines
All USCG safety equipment
3 Portable fire extinguishers
Lighted flag staff

Trailer Info

Eagle double axel 12,000lb custom bunk trailer with hydraulic brakes (2001)
Tires replaced 2014

Broker Remarks

When I first laid eyes on CYCLONE it was immediately clear that she’s a very special boat.  Her mahogany hull, cut from one log, was a gleaming mirror of perfection…it was almost hard to see where she stopped and the water began.  She’s proper and conservative, at least she appeared so…. until her powerful 8.4L engines came to life.  As I stood on the dock with goose bumps on my neck, listening to the most beautiful thunderous symphonic roar of more than 1000hp, I realized with a big grin that this boat is not so “conservative” after all.

As the four of us idled out to open water chatting and carrying on, I could easily see the functionality of CYCLONE and how she would fit many uses well.  Her cabin is well appointed and quiet, and provides protection from the wind, rain and sun.  Her cockpit is plush and comfortable, easy to relax and hold a conversation in.  And her small V-berth has plenty of room for a comfortable overnight with all the basic needed amenities.  

With a quick look back from her owner and a “Ready to go!?”, we were off!  CYCLONE leapt out of the water and was skimming along at 25kts in the blink of an eye…then 35kts with the second blink….she was solid, steady, and quiet.  We played around in the 25kt to 35kt range for a while, easing into sweeping turns, crossing our wake with little fuss, and eating through the 6” to 12” chop on the lake without notice and without spray.  As I took the wheel and pushed down on the throttles a bit we instantly were zipping along at 42kts (48.3mph) turning 3800rpms and the adrenaline began to pump.  She handled it beautifully and without strain, we could have cruised at that speed for a long while but we quickly ran out of water.  I throttled back and she smoothly settled into the water, just off plane at 13kts, and I handed over the wheel.       

CYCLONE’S big 8.4L Mercruiser engines will turn up to 5500rpm, her owner tells me above the 3000rpm range she gains better than a knot per 100rpm increase.  I’ll let you do the math, but she’s easily capable of speeds in excess of 43kts (50mph!).  Back at the boathouse we sat under cover and enjoyed a glass of scotch in proper crystal glassware, chatting about boats and women…as guys do.  I looked up at the owner and said “Remember how we were always trying to find that one girl to bring home that your mother would approve of…proper and classy on the outside, but one that also had a bit of a wild side within? ….that pretty much sums up CYCLONE.”  This is one fine Van Dam.
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