Gotta Dance

  • 34'
  • 1979
  • Pensacola, Florida, United States
  • $62,900


Remodeled classic Mainship MK1. This boat has all the great features Mainship built into its popular MK series; a 1979 hull known for fuel efficiency and sea-handling at less than  half the price of a used more recent Mainship 34'. This is a unique boat that has been seriously upgraded.  Fuel efficient Yanmar 170hp Turbo diesel; Kohler Generator; Awlgripped paint; decks recored; interior remodeled.  This is a serious boat for someone wanting to take the Loop, get-away to those secluded anchorages or take to the Gulf and bays for fishing. 

Boat Name
Gotta Dance
LOA: 34 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 11 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 10 in
Bridge Clearance: 13 ft 5 in
Dry Weight: 14000 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4lhdte
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2600
Engine Power: 170 HP
Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 1
Autopilot - ComNav 1420
VHF - New Standard Horizon
TV set - LG Color TV in Salon
CD player
GPS - 2 Garmin GPS188C
Inside Equipment
Marine head
Battery charger
Air conditioning
Hot water
Microwave oven
Electrical Equipment
Inverter - Xantrex Freedom Inverter
Shore power inlet - 2 30 amp inlets
Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit shower
Cockpit table
Swimming ladder
Cockpit cushions
Electric windlass


The interior on this boat has been highly customized. It features synthetic teak and holly flooring throughout. Soundproof sub-flooring has been added to keep the salon quiet. Whether under power or with the generator running, it is still quiet and comfortable.

Both the main salon and the fly-bridge feature comfortable custom seating and storage.

The forward stateroom features a large double v-berth, his and her hanging lockers and an incredible amount of storage. 

The sofa in the main salon provides another berth.

Weems and Plath Quartz Clock

Hella Turbo Fans throughout

Levolor Cellular Blinds


Navigation and Electronics

Aqua Meter Saturn Compass

Two Garmin 188C Color Chartplotters with Depth Meter

Garmin Blue Chart Data Cards:                

                a. Southeast Florida

                b. Tampa-New Orleans

                c. Inland Rivers

                d. Southwest Florida

 Standard Horizon Depth Sounder, Model DS41, Backup Depth Sounder

Marine Stereo, Dual MxcP44, Dual Marine Speakers

KVH Satellite Receiver, Direct TV installed 2013

Local TV Antenna, Interceptor, West Marine

LG Color TV on swivel mount

VHF Radio, Standard Horizon Eclipse GX1300.  Installed Spring 2016. George’s Marine Electronics.


Norcold TEK II Dual Electric Refrigerator, Model DE/EV-541

2 burner electric stove and oven

Large stainless steel sink

Hull and Deck

As you walk up to this boat, you can't help but notice the beautiful custom teak handrails and the teak on the ladders.. 

Also, the entire boat has custom canvas to make it livable and comfortable in all weather.

From a practical standpoint, most of the main deck and the fly-bridge has been re-cored.

Windlass allows anchor to be deployed from the helm without anyone going to the foredeck.




Batteries, 4 Golf Cart AGM Batteries, Battery Source, Pensacola, Purchased Spring, 2013, amp hours equivalent to 2 8-Ds.

1 AGM Battery, (for Generator) West Marine, Purchased Spring, 2013

Battery Charger I, ProTech1240 Plus, 40 amps, 3 bank charger

Battery Charger II, Heart Interface Inverter/Charger, Model 20, 100 amp charger

Xantrex Freedom Inverter/Charger Basic Remote

Blue Sea Digital Volt and Amp Meters at power panel

Kohler Generator, Model 5EOZ, Serial No. 453993, Spec No. 126139

Kohler Generator Remote Start Panel Kit, Model PA-250797

Two 30 amp shore power circuits

Engine has 300 amp BOMAR alternator installed in 2013


LED Anchor/Tri-Color/Strobe Combination,  Mounted on S/S arch

LED Steaming Light and Back-up Anchor Light; Attwood, 12 volt, 7800 series; Mounted on Masthead.

Hella Marine, LED Running lights, NaviledPRO, 2 Mile Nautical Lights; Port, Starboard, and Stern

Salon, galley and v-berth equipped with florescent lighting

Flying bridge equipped with LED lighting including night light for helmsperson

 LED Glow lighting added beneath combing in cockpit for night lighting.


Upper and Lower Helmstations

Hynautic Hydraulic Steering

ComNav Auto Pilot Model 1420

Raymarine reverse hydraulic pump for autopilot installed 2015


Lectra/San system was completely overhauled in 2013 including new seals and all new sanitary hoses throughout. A new bronzed vented loop was also installed

Groco Manual Head installed in 2013

Stand in shower with seat

Hot/Cold washdown/shower in aft cockpit.


Yanmar 4lhdte Engine.  This is a four cylinder, 170hp, turbo-charged diesel.  It is professionally maintained.  A new Air Cooler was installed in January 2016. 

Engine Hours: 2600.

Engine equipped with two secondary Racor fuel filters for ease of switching to clean filter

Engine equipped with an oil change pump for ease of changing oil in engine and generator. Reverso Oil Changing Pump: Mounted on port left of Racor Filter forward of engine.

GROCO fresh water strainers for engine seacock; AC seacock and generator seacock.

 Includes Spare parts; filters, belts


Fresh water: 40 gallon neoprene tank; two saddle tanks in aft (52 gallons); 10 gallon hot water tank.  Total fresh water= 102 gallons.

Water Heater: Isotemp. Defender Marine #502538.  Installed in stern lazerette.

Diesel tanks: Aluminum. Port tank is 100 gallons; starboard is 120 gallons.  Switch installed.


Exceptional canvas work

Flying bridge completely covered with isinglass forward, port and starboard. 

Canvas covers for custom made wood hand rails; stern brightwork.

Custom designed canvas cover for area forward of cabin to bow to keep bow of boat in shade; hatch may be opened in rain for ventilation.  


Equipped with all USCG required equipment

Bilge Pumps: 3. One located forward of engine, another amidships and one in stern lazerette. All are Rule pumps. Forward is high volume pump installed with separate hose and outlet

High water alarm bell

Ground Tackle

Delta 22 lb anchor on windlass that can be deployed from helm

Brokers Comments

"Gotta Dance" is without a doubt the nicest Mainship I have ever seen. The owner has spent a significant amount of time, effort and money to make this vessel comfortable, safe and usable. To say this vessel is one of a kind does not even begin to describe it. Not only has it been highly customized, it has been meticulously maintained and the owner has records for everything that has been done.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: MAINSHIP
  • Category: Cruiser
  • Model: Mk 1
  • Model Year: 1979
  • YearBuilt: 1979
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 1/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 34' 0" (10.36m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 11' 11" (3.63m)
  • Min Draft: 2' 10" (0.86m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: 13' 5" (4.09m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 14,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: --
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 220 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 1
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4lhdte
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel