Just listed. Rarely available in the Chesapeake region, Now We're Ready, a 68ft Sharpe House Boat is in great condition and ready to go. This vessel has modern features throughout from the salon with built in entertainment center and custom bar, to the oversized galley with all the features of home, to the master stateroom suite, to the flybridge with expansive upper bridge deck. Tastefully furnished, Now We're Ready has it all. She has been sea tested traveling from Florida to Virginia and is ready for more. Looking for a live aboard, summer home, weekend entertainment vessel or corporate meeting place away from the office, this is the boat for you.
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Guest SR/S: 2/0
- Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
68' 0" (20.73m)
16' 0" (4.88m)
3' 6" (1.07m)
3' 6" (1.07m)
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Bravo II 7.4 MPI
68' Sharpe Walk Through
Stepping onto Now We're Ready through the foredeck gate, you enter one of the many decks that make this boat open and airy. Through the siding glass doors is the salon with the lower helm, entertainment center, custom bar and ample seating. Starboard aft of the salon is a full galley with all of the amenities of home. The main hallway transverses bow to stern along the starboard side. Immediately port and aft of the galley, is a separate hallway leading to 7' of hanging lockers and the desk/work station. Off of this hallway is access to the lower double berth. Further down the main hallway is the guest head and adjacent washer-dryer. The master full beam stateroom is aft and features an ensuite head with full bath and shower. The aftdeck is accessed through the sliding glass doors from the master stateroom. You can access the bridge deck from either the foredeck steps or the aftdeck spiral staircase. The bridge deck features the flybridge and upper helm, open seating and wonderful views in all directions.
68' Sharpe Foredeck
The foredeck offers a very comfortable setting including new overhead fans, stereo music, and ample seating and tables (port and starboard sides) for meals, work or play. An added feature is the wall mounted HDTV in the salon that swivels to provide viewing from the "front porch".
There is a set of stairs starboard aft of the foredeck leading to the bridge deck.
Located center of the foredeck is below deck storage that transverses the entire under cabin portion of the boat from bow to stern. This entire bilge area has good lighting, and provides tremendous storage. Multiple anchors, life jackets, extra chairs, etc., are stowed in this space.
68' Sharpe Salon
Access to the salon lounge is through a sliding glass door center aft of the foredeck. Immediately to starboard you will find the "hidden" helm which features all systems with which to safely operate the boat including remote-controlled bow-thruster and stern-thruster for easy maneuvering. This room has exceptional comfort with a recliner, ottoman, and couch that converts to a queen bed for guests. All windows have Hunter Douglas Duette Shades over the thermal-pane tinted windows. The wall mounted HDTV swivels to provide viewing from the "front porch" to the dinette/galley area. Direct TV provides all your favorite viewing and the stereo system has controlled speakers throughout the boat including the upper helm.
68' Sharpe Galley
The full size galley offers custom corian counters, tear-drop bar top, and ample counter space and extensive cabinetry.
The galley includes the following features:
- 4 Burner GE Radiant Top Stove and Oven
- GE Microwave Oven
- Side by Side GE Refrigerator/Freezer
- U Line Ice Maker
- GE Dishwasher
- Corian Double Sink
- Pressure Water w/2 Water Heaters
- Lazy Susan Cabinet
- Hideaway Pantry
The spacious dining area is to port with adjacent mirrored dry bar and incredible cabinet storage.
68' Sharpe Master Stateroom
The master stateroom offers a king birth, twin closets, twin drawer stacks and a double rod closet, all of which overlooks the private 10 x 16 aft deck. Built into the cabinets is the entertainment center.
The Master Stateroom head has an electric head, vanity, and full tub with stand up shower.
From the aft deck, there is access to the upper deck via a circular staircase.
68' Sharpe Guest Stateroom
To the aft of the galley is the starboard walkway which accesses both the guest stateroom and office desk/work station.
There is private entry to the guest stateroom which features a double bed with bulkhead mounted TV and ample storage cabinetry.
Further down the starboard walkway is the raised office area with built in desk space and 7' of closet storage.
68' Sharpe Guest Head & Washer-dryer
The main hallway passes by the stack Washer/Dryer compartment. and the adjacent guest head which has a electric head and sink with vanity.
68' Sharpe Flybridge
The bridge deck offers the flybridge helm, captain's chair, cushioned passenger seating for 6, full instrumentation and engine controls, Bimini top (multiple colors) and full winter enclosure.
There are numerous lounge chairs, chairs surrounding two "firepit" tables and an additional ten director’s chairs (Red/white).
The entire upper deck has aluminum railing, privacy curtains and rope lighting.
From the bridge you may access the Foredeck via starboard side stairs.
68' Sharpe Aft Deck
The aft deck features the spiral stairs to the bridge deck, the Trane AC system, full size propane BBQ grill, access to the engine room, rear access gate, boarding ladder, freshwater wash down, docking, navigation and search lighting, added anchor ( Delta 44) and parallel full size equipment stoarage locker on the port and starboard sides of the cabin.
68' Sharpe Audio-Visual Equipment
The audio/visual systems include:
- RCA Direct TV Receiver and Dish satellite (mounted on the flybridge)
- Wall Mounted HD TV (located in lounge - swivels for viewing from foredeck, galley & dinette)
- (2) Other TV's & VCR
- Stereo/CD player with speakers and controllers throughout
68' Sharpe Electronics
Now We're Ready features the following Electronics:
- Apelco 4500 VHF (lower helm)
- Apelco 4500 VHF (bridge helm)
- (2) Autohelm Depth Sounders
- Rudder Angle Indicator
The remote control for the bow thruster and stern thruster can be operated from either helm.
The 68' Sharpe is powered by two Mercruiser Bravo II 7.4MPI engines that put out 310 hp each. Electronic control boxes manage the transmission and speed and can be controlled from either the upper or lower helms. She cruises at a comfortable 10 knots at 3000 rpm and can reach speeds of 12+ knots. She is estimated to be able to run 16 hours on a tank of gas. She is also equipped with remote controlled Hydra Nautics bow thrusters and stern thrusters.
Lower station & Flybridge helms have voltage, oil, water temp, hour meter, and tach gauges.
Additional engine features include:
- Sea Star Hydraulic Wheel Steering
- Bravo II Transmission
- S/S Three Blade Propellers
- Spare propellers
The engines have been well maintained and records kept and available, Engine oil is changed yearly. New water pumps where recently installed. Risers were checked in 2008. New zincs for hull and engines were replaced in 2014.
Mechanical systems onboard Now We're Ready include:
- Trane 3 Ton Reverse Cycle A/C
- (3) Johnson 2200 Bilge Pumps
- Halon Automatic Fire Extinguishers
- CO2 Manual Fire Extinguishers
- Carbon Monoxide Fume Detector, Smoke Detector, & Sea Fire Alarm
- Electric Heads w/Holding Tank
- Purasan Chemical Head Treatment System
- Raw Water Sea Strainers
- All Thru Hulls are Ball Valves
The hull was last sandblasted and fresh bottom painted applied in 2014.
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 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.